Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 72
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Lastedonesummer To Dead after 2 summers
To Dead after 2 summers. I installed my GE window unit last year at about this time. I also stored it in a shed about 10' away and wrapped in plastic. I reinstalled it this year (2 weeks ago) and it doesn't cool. Fan blows but that's it. Not a degree of difference on fan or cool. It seems a bit noisy but I don't know how it is rated. Filter was kept clean, etc. I too will be looking for a different brand. They may be manufactured in the same factory for all I know but I am very disappointed in this product. Texas is hot but only one year of service???
Dead after one summer!
June 23, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by robert Dead after 2 summers
We bought 2 and they work as expected. This is our 3rd summer with them. I take them in every winter and store them in my basement.
After installing them i found that the compressor did not work for either unit. After reading other comments that have the same issue, I am going to replace them with another brand.
May 28, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good2go Good for the price
It has not been really hot here, waiting to see how the unit will handle three digit heat, I do have to turn the unit off, because it does get the garage cold quick.
May 13, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Roberto Crapped out after one year!
This 8000 BTU GE window AC unit (model AEL08LQ) crapped out after one year, and I only ran it a few hours a day during six months. The motor simply stopped running one day after a loud thump, and then would just turn slowly over as, "thump, thump, thump" and not blow cold air. Unit was fairly loud when it did work. On 90-degree days, the unit wasn't strong enough to cool down a 350 sf ground level room. I thought GE made quality products. An old Kenmore AC window unit has been running, almost every day, for ten years!
June 14, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Hotinbrooklyn Don't waste your money.
Bought this a/c on June 2, 2012. Installed easily, worked fine. After mild summer usage I cleaned the filter and stored the unit in a utility closet. Set up the a/c this June and the compressor did not work. It was still under warranty, GE told us they would rebate the unit price instead of sending a repairman. Got the "voucher" today, with lots of restrictions and a twelve week expiration date. I must first purchase another GE product, remit proof of payment, submit voucher, and hope for reimbursement! Unfortunately I read Consumer Reports poor ratings review after purchase. Now I have a very heavy window fan. Do not waste your time or money on GE!
June 10, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by SHORTINSEATTLE Bad purchase.
I had my GE piece of garbage window style air conditioner installed last weekend.
I purchased this piece of garbage at Home Depot.
This would have been the 3rd year - only used about 4 months total the first 2 years .
This machine was well cared for, had it's own shelf in the garage on down time.
This year it will not blow cold air.
Of course, I can't find the receipt and did not purchase the extra warranty.
What a waste of money.
Do not purchase.
July 7, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Disappointed Highly disappointed.
Unit was bought in 2013 and it worked great straight out of the box, same goes for 2014. Considering it's been only been used for roughly 4-5 months in total, one would expect the same performance for 2015. Wrong! Only once the unit hit 83 degrees and it was late at night - still no where close to the desired temperature. Every other time it contends to maintain 88 degrees. I don't know if it's the sensor or compressor that has decided to move on, but either way it's inexcusable. And yes, I cleaned the filter, the 'fins' are pretty much still straight, there isn't any debris. The 2 stars are for the 2 summers it actually worked. Well, time to head back and enjoy my uncomfortable 88 degree blowing fan...I won't be replacing it with another GE unless they're willing to stand by their product and replace it for me.
May 27, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Franky A real letdown from past GE Units
GE really put out an inferior product here. I have purchased GE window AC units for the last 10 years for my apt in NYC. They have always been efficient, reliable and fairly quiet. The noise level was the main selling point for me in buying another GE. This unit, however has a really loud fan, even when the compressor isn't running. I really don't understand why the fan only setting has to put out so much noise! Compressor noise I understand, but fan noise? That's a design flaw, in my opinion. I'm really dissapointed and don't understand why GE, after so many years of manufacturing a good unit would suddenly change to this inferior loud unit. I'd take it back if I could.
June 12, 2012