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

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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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Does this machine have an agitator?

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April 3, 2012
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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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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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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.
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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 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.
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Adora 3.9 DOE cu. ft. Top Load Washer in White, ENERGY STAR is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 189.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This washing machine has simple features After shopping around for a new washer and reading endless reviews about each product, I was more confused than ever. I wanted a washer that wasn't smarter than I was. I was not impressed with the new machines that do not have an agitator and weighs your clothes and add the water. I do not have the patience for that. So, I went with the GE Adora and I am very, very satisfied with my new washer. It didn't break the bank with price and it is very quiet. My last washer was a GE and it lasted 14 years. Hopefully, this one will last that long. I love the digital readout that tells me how long the wash cycle will be. I hope this review helps someone.
Date published: 2012-05-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great washer for the price Friend warned me about the new models and the non agitators leaving marks and having special cleaners so I wanted to go with as close to what I know and this machine has not failed me I know that the precise fill is not my most fav but I do use it except when I know I have a really dirty load I use the manual filling buttons. everything is digital so I am a little concerned out the board will hold up with the digital stuff ( i am just old school) but other than that all my clothes come out clean and great looking! bought this sight unseen based off other reviews and love it not many have hand wash cycles love love love
Date published: 2012-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good for large family The features are streamlined and easy to use. The washing machine is quiet and uses less water than my old one but produces cleaner and fresher clothes. The spin cycle is awesome, leaving the clothes practically dry. This reduces drying time. We are a family of seven so it's nice that the washer is so large. I can wash my King size comforter with no problems. I used to have three loads of dark clothes and four loads of light and each have been reduced by one full load. I've only had the washer for about three weeks and I am very pleased so far.
Date published: 2012-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Washer so far I have had this washer for a week now and love it! The tub is big and the machine is very quiet during all cycles. I replaced only a 5-year old front loading Kenmore Elite that was a nightmare! My old washer never seemed to clean that great, the spin cycle was very loud, and I hated that I couldn't just throw something in once I started the machine. Eventually our drum shaft broke and was going to cost over $700 to repair! After nothing but problems with the front loader, I was determined to get an "old-school" top loading washer with an agitator. I liked that this washer had the "old-school" features i was looking for, but also the precise-fill feature and the energy efficiency. So far I have done extremely dirty kids clothes, towels, sheets, and a comforter - everything comes out great and very clean.
Date published: 2012-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent quality and features This machine replaced an 18-year-old, top-loading GE washer that proved a trouble-free workhorse handling all the filth and sweat of our two outdoorsy, athletic boys. With all the negative reviews of many new washers, I was worried we'd pay much more for a replacement we liked less. Instead, the Adora's proved great. It has excellent capacity and a longer, faster spin cycle that leaves clothes just damp, greatly shortening drying time. The machine's also much quieter, hardly noticeable when we use our basement exercise equipment just a few feet away. With the washer's stepped-up electronics, I'd recommend plugging the washer into a surge protector rather than straight into an outlet.
Date published: 2012-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quiet, great value. Replaced our washer and dryer of 28 years that just gave up. Looked at just about everything before deciding on Adora Wash/dryer. Get one with an agitator, those energy star things without an agitator won't get your clothes clean.washer has the right amount of options, not too many to confuse you and just enough for the different types of loads you might want to stuff in it. delivery/take away free, they were on time neat and clean. only con so far is that it doesn't automatically have a second rinse you have to program that in each time. Drier is very quiet and has nice features. Had it about a month so far and am very pleased with performance.
Date published: 2012-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far so good I did an exhaustive search and for the money could not beat this machine. there are enough settings and wash/spin combos to customize your laundry. My last GE swooshed VERY SLOWLY and I never thought it cleaned well. This one is very quiet and swooshes a lot more. It actually moves the clothes around a lot. It tells you to layer clothes in loosely. if you use the precise fill it will fill for a bit then move the clothes then fill some more and move the clothes so it knows how much water to put in. I have only had it for a few days but have done laundry, bedding etc. and love it so far. If I have any issues I will post again. GEappliance.com has a live chat which is really nice. I had several chats to find out which model I wanted and what some of the features did. The only 2 features this Adora series is missing vs the GE 5250 model sold other places is the towels and sheets setting and the quick rinse and maybe the heavy duty setting. But who cares- this does everything you want for $100-$150 less than the other model and you will never miss those other settings. This machine is MUCH better than the other one I had that only lasted 4 yrs.
Date published: 2012-05-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great features I like the Precise Fill feature although at first you don't think there is enough water, the manual indicates with this technology there is an efficient amount of water. It also spins the water out of the clothes so it takes less time to dry them either by hanging them or using the dryer. The machine does not rock and roll like some and is less noisy. The only thing I don't care for is when you lift the lid, everything stops. I like to rinse the soap out of the detergent cap as well as check to see if there is enough soap and I can't do that anymore. Not a big problem as it is a safety feature, but something I'll have to get used to.
Date published: 2012-08-21
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