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Adora 3.9 DOE cu. ft. Top Load Washer in White, ENERGY STAR

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Name 3.8 DOE Capacity Top Load Washer in White Adora 3.9 DOE cu. ft. Top Load Washer in White, ENERGY STAR 4.1 cu. ft. High-Efficiency Front Control Top Load Washer in White, ENERGY STAR
Brand GE GE LG Electronics
Ratings (143) (189) (1614)
Capacity - Washer (cu. ft.) 3.8 3.9 4.1
Color/Finish Family White White White
High Efficiency Washer No No Yes
Product Depth (in.) 27 25.5 28.38
Product Width (in.) 27 27 27
Washer Features Out-of-Balance Detection Cycle Time Remaining Display,Delay Start,End-Of-Cycle Signal,Out-of-Balance Detection Add Garment (pause),Control Lockout,Cycle Time Remaining Display,Delay Start,Door Window,End-Of-Cycle Signal,Front Control,Out-of-Balance Detection,Soft Close Lid
Washer Tub/Drum Material Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Stainless Steel
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Your GE 3.9 DOE cu. ft. stainless steel capacity washer features PreciseFill, automatically measuring the load size and adding just the right amount of water. This washer offers 9 wash cycles, allowing you to discover convenient, preprogrammed settings for everyday fabrics. This energy-efficient washing machine carries all the features of a traditional top load washer, offering you the cycles and settings you need for perfect laundry results.

  • 3.9 cu. ft. Capacity
  • Wash basket type stainless steel
  • HydroWave quiet agitator wash system with dual-action agitator - Longer, slower travel provides gentle, thorough cleaning
  • 9 wash cycles handle various fabrics and soils
  • Energy Star qualified- meets or exceeds federal guidelines for energy efficiency for year-round energy and money savings
  • Washer control features LED cycle status lights LED cycle countdown
  • 700 RPM Spin Speed- Fast spin speeds remove water efficiently and minimize dry time
  • Precisefill with the option of 4 water level selections will automatically measure the load size and add just the right amount of water
  • Delay Start up to 12 hours
  • Rotary electronic controls with cycle status lights - provide accurate cycle times
  • Specialty cycles speed wash & jeans
  • Bleach and fabric softener dispensers - Automatically operate with wash cycle
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Adora 3.9 DOE cu. ft. Top Load Washer in White, ENERGY STAR
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Does this machine have an agitator?

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jan
Montrose, CO
April 3, 2012
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Corpus Christi, TX, USA
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May 4, 2013
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It does but it doesn't agitate!the Barrell just spins. Hate it!
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June 12, 2012
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Yes, this machine does have an agitator.
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June 12, 2012
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Yes, it does have an agitator.
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mdgirl
May 7, 2012
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this does have an agitator and swooshes a lot and does seem to move clothes around a lot more then my last 4 yr old machine did.
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maryland
May 1, 2012
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After lengthy research into various GE models I have found that this model which is the Adora model is made exclusively for Home Depot. There seems to be 2 features missing on Home Depot's model that comes on a regular 5250 model that you will buy at an appliance dealer. One is the quick rinse feature and the other is the towels/sheets settings. But this seems to be a small price for saving at least $100 Read More
After lengthy research into various GE models I have found that this model which is the Adora model is made exclusively for Home Depot. There seems to be 2 features missing on Home Depot's model that comes on a regular 5250 model that you will buy at an appliance dealer. One is the quick rinse feature and the other is the towels/sheets settings. But this seems to be a small price for saving at least $100 - $150 off dealer prices. I had narrowed it down to the 2800, 4250 and 5250 and all three are brand new so very few feedback remarks. But I have made the choice to go for the 5250. The various settings each have diff wash/spin combinations and the extra features will better customize to your needs. The quick wash will come in handy! I hopefully will get this machine this weekend so I will come back on and do a better review later. And don't forget the pause feature- Read Less
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April 4, 2012
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Hello Jan,
This is Donna with GE. Thank you for your inquiry on the GE Adora 3.9 cu. ft. Top Load Washer model # GHWN5250DWS.
Yes, this washer offers the Hydrowave wash system with the Dual-action agitator.
I hope this helps. Thank you for considering GE!
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I have had my machine 3 days and it has started making a "clicking" noise when agitating. Does anyone else that has this machine have this problem?

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rach426
Missouri
June 29, 2012
I know that it is supposed to at the begining and end of the agitation cycle, but mine does it the whole time it is agitating, and it didn't do it the first day we had it. GE support says it's normal, but it is driving me crazy.
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Tim
CA
August 17, 2012
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My Machine worked flawlessly for the first month and a half. Then the dreaded clicking noise started. On the GE site, in the FAQ section, it specifically says clicking noises will be heard at the beginning and end of the agitation cycle. I have had a tech out twice now for the noise. He acknowleged the noise is most definately not normal, and it's a known issue with agitator models. He tried re-balancing Read More
My Machine worked flawlessly for the first month and a half. Then the dreaded clicking noise started. On the GE site, in the FAQ section, it specifically says clicking noises will be heard at the beginning and end of the agitation cycle. I have had a tech out twice now for the noise. He acknowleged the noise is most definately not normal, and it's a known issue with agitator models. He tried re-balancing the unit, twice, which did not solve the problem. I will bring this machine back to the store in the morning, complete with the service history. Interestingly enough, Home depot has this machine priced very low right now, and a new model GTWN5250DWW (with the same retail price of 649) is now available. This reinforces what I was told by both an in-store associate and a GE tech; That this model is on it's way out the door because of significant transmission issues. To clarify, the noise is not the agitator clicking that is heard at the beginning and end of a cycle, but it's a metallic clicking that can be heard at the precise time power is applied to the agitator to move a few inches. It's a noise that can be heard every 2-3 seconds for the entire agitation cycle. Again, according to GE's site, no clicking noises should be heard DURING the agitating cycle. My machine most recently changed the noise a bit. Now it GRINDS and clicks. Does not sound good. Read Less
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rach436
July 23, 2012
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I had them replace my machine with a new one after 3 days, and after about 5 days it started making the noise. Not happy about this. It is certainly not normall, all though GE will tell you it is.
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drew
July 22, 2012
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have the same problem, noise while agitating.... usually occurs while have a full load. going to call for service. the noise is absolutely NOT normal.
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Jerry
Minnesota
July 10, 2012
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We have had our GHWN5250D0WS washer since May 2012. About three weeks later it started with the clicking sound corresponding to the action of the agitator during normal washing.
General Electric - Your comments please on a response from "Alison":
"This is caused by the clutch" - This is a direct drive unit, there is no clutch. It is a metal to metal contact that I expect to wear out over time. Also, it
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We have had our GHWN5250D0WS washer since May 2012. About three weeks later it started with the clicking sound corresponding to the action of the agitator during normal washing.
General Electric - Your comments please on a response from "Alison":
"This is caused by the clutch" - This is a direct drive unit, there is no clutch. It is a metal to metal contact that I expect to wear out over time. Also, it is annoying and shouldn't be happening in a new machine.
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July 5, 2012
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Hello,
Thanks for contacting us and for your recent washer purchase. This is Alison with GE and I am happy to assist you.
The clicking or ticking noise heard during the gentle cycle/ delicate cycle in both GE and Hotpoint brands is caused by the clutch and is normal.
This noise can be heard all through the cycle, except when the washer is filling.
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Hello,
Thanks for contacting us and for your recent washer purchase. This is Alison with GE and I am happy to assist you.
The clicking or ticking noise heard during the gentle cycle/ delicate cycle in both GE and Hotpoint brands is caused by the clutch and is normal.
This noise can be heard all through the cycle, except when the washer is filling.
If you still feel your washer is not operating properly, I recommend you take advantage of your warranty and have your unit examined by service.
If you wish to schedule a service appointment the link below will provide you with assistance.
http://genet.geappliances.com/ServiceNet/Dispatcher?REQUEST=CONSUMERFIRSTREQUEST&JSPID=SCHEDULE
I hope this information is helpful.
Let us know if you have any further questions or concerns.
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During spin cycle, the washer makes a very loud banging noise even though the washer is completly level. What could be the problem

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Justin
January 1, 2013
Each time I wash I put the clothes loosely and evenly in the washer. I ran the spin cycle w/o any clothes and it was fine, I then put in about six articles of clothing and it proceeded to make the loud banging noise.
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January 7, 2013
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I had the same exact problem with this machine. It appears to be a common problem with this washer as other reviewers complained about it too. I returned mine and when they came to pick it up, a 4" bolt/screw fell out of the bottom. GE has a major quality control problem or disgruntled employees sabotaging these machines.
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honolulu, hawaii
January 2, 2013
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i have not had that problem. i would call the repair person if that continues to happen. sometimes too little laundry is as bad as too much - but that should NOT happen. mine has a screw missing and still, no noise. yes, i found a nut and screw in the tub after the first wash. i thought it came from my husband's pocket but after some detection work, i can see where the screw and nut should be.
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i have not had that problem. i would call the repair person if that continues to happen. sometimes too little laundry is as bad as too much - but that should NOT happen. mine has a screw missing and still, no noise. yes, i found a nut and screw in the tub after the first wash. i thought it came from my husband's pocket but after some detection work, i can see where the screw and nut should be.
yes... they just don't make things like they use to. little water, little agitating, lots of spinning, long wash cycle... very frustrating!!!
also, i just learned that if you want sufficient water in your rinse cycle, you must "tell" the washer you are using fabric softener - even if you're not. then you get water - the old-fashion way. the games we have to play. Read Less
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January 2, 2013
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I just had the same problem with the top loading Adora model. Found that the bolts holding the cement counter weight come loose and can, if used long enough, completely fall out. The GE technician who repaired my machine, added nuts and locktite to the bolts and retightened everything back down. Two loads of wash since and all is well. Just wondering what is next on a 6-7 month old machine.
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January 2, 2013
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Helo Justin,
This is Donna wiith GE and I am sorry to hear you are having an issue with your washer.
Any normal operating sound that has changed over time would not be considered normal.
I recommend having it checked by an authorized GE service technician to evaluate and diagnose the problem.
Please see the following link for scheduling Read More
Helo Justin,
This is Donna wiith GE and I am sorry to hear you are having an issue with your washer.
Any normal operating sound that has changed over time would not be considered normal.
I recommend having it checked by an authorized GE service technician to evaluate and diagnose the problem.
Please see the following link for scheduling service.
http://genet.geappliances.com/ServiceNet/Dispatcher?REQUEST=CONSUMERFIRSTREQUEST&JSPID=SCHEDULE Read Less
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How quickly does The Home Depot deliver washers and dryers?

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August 30, 2012
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Franklin, TN
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March 21, 2013
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We bought ours from the store - because the return policy is better than an online purchase. We bought on a Monday, they delivered it on Wednesday.
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January 15, 2013
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The Depot gave us a whole calender of delivery dates. They were very flexible and the delivery guys were great. We chose a date 3 weeks from purchase because it was a surprise for the wife.
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October 21, 2012
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I received my total appliance order (4 items) in 3 days after I placed my on-line order. I ordered on a Tuesday afternoon and received my order at about 4:30 pm on Friday. Great Delivery also.
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September 2, 2012
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Hello Valued Customer,
Thanks for your question and interest in this item. You will be able to select a date for delivery during the checkout process. After you enter your shipping address, you will be able to select a delivery date. It is step 3. A calendar will pull up that allows you to select a date for delivery.
The earliest delivery date available pulls up on the calendar during checkout.
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Hello Valued Customer,
Thanks for your question and interest in this item. You will be able to select a date for delivery during the checkout process. After you enter your shipping address, you will be able to select a delivery date. It is step 3. A calendar will pull up that allows you to select a date for delivery.
The earliest delivery date available pulls up on the calendar during checkout. Unfortunately, there are no earlier delivery dates that will be available.
If you have any additional questions or need assistance placing an online order, please feel free to contact our Appliance Hotline at 800-455-3869.
Thanks!
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Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 189 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Poor quality Purchased May 2012. Right from delivery this machine had issues. Agitator wasn't secured and came loose with first load. Tore up the insides and required service call. Shortly after the counter weight came loose almost sending the drum assembly through the side of the machine. Water levels never are consistent even in manual mode. Now the main seal is severely leaking and the gear teeth on the pully have elongated causing loud clunking noises during wash. i'm not going to sink any money in repairing as I am better off with a different brand. February 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by My queen comforter fits I'm so happy with my washer, the tub is huge. I'm 5'8" and still have to stand on tip toes to reach bottom of tub. My queen comfortable fits and I've got room left. The clothes come out clean. It is so quiet that the only noise I hear is the spin cycle and that isn't loud at all. I really like all the settings to choose from. This is by far the best washer I've ever purchased. I recommended it my friend whose washer quit, and after showing her the sales paper of it she went out and purchased one too. She's as happy as I am, and we both had to laugh and tell our stories about how quiet it was, we couldn't believe it. I never believed in writing reviews before, but this one I had to do. I purchased both the washer and dryer. I'm a totally happy GE Adora customer. March 19, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Biggest piece of junk ever! The first problem with this junk was my underwear got caught in the bottom of the agitator. After that was fixed by a technician two months ago, the agitator came loose and basically destroyed itself during the spin cycle. It was so violent that the top of the agitator chopped itself off against the rim of the machine. See photos! GE, you are a big disppointment! June 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very Happy with it so far! Only had it a couple weeks but it seems to wash large loads really well. Thought it wasn't enough water in some of the loads but the clothes are always clean and wrung out good. Barely any drying time because the washer does such a good job at spinning the water out of the clothes which I know will be good for the electric bill! February 19, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Doing laundry is simple with this product! Ordered on line. Hassle free ordering, delivery, set up and removal of old machine. Nice looking product with easy to use controls. Quiet when in use. Cleans laundry good. Helpful manual. Pleasant experience dealing with Home Depot on line. March 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great washer, runs smooth The GE Adora Washer we purchased has been in use for about a month and we love it. It runs fairly quiet compared to traditional models. The spin cycle really gets a lot of water out of the load saving energy on the drying end too. December 5, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Still exploring the features This machine may save water, but it spins so fast that clothes come badly wrinkled and twisted together. Using permanent, delicate,or hand wash helps eliminate some of this, but I still rush to get things out so they won't be deeply wrinkled. Also am picking my own idea of the amount of water with better results. It's my opinion that this product spins too long and too fast. Am VERY glad the machine has options to help me get the performance I want. I like seeing how long each load will take, the appearance, and am pleased with the cleanliness. I think I'll find the best way to use this, and am glad to have a new machine but I'm disappointed it's taking so long. January 11, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by It's alright Washing cycle is great. Spin cycle is obnoxiously LOUD! May 17, 2015
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