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Post# 211710   5/22/2007 at 20:43 (4,387 days old) by exploder3211 ()        

Ok, in light of the problems with my filter flo, which btw any one can HAVE, i made a deal with my other half and bought a new machine (i would get a new washer if you agree when we buy a house i can have whatever space for a laundry studio).. Fine.. So i whent shopping sunday and heres what i bought.. BTW-When best buy delivered it they used those orange straps and carried up the stairs by strapping it to them selves.. I thought that was so cool.

Post# 211712 , Reply# 1   5/22/2007 at 20:50 (4,387 days old) by exploder3211 ()        

Heres another peak of it in the laundry room

Post# 211714 , Reply# 2   5/22/2007 at 20:57 (4,387 days old) by exploder3211 ()        

I have videos processing on you tube..
This is one of those GE Hydrowave washer, not sure how this works, but according to what ge sent with the washer it has no gears, it has a smart drive system, which sneses the weight of the load and adjust the performance accordingly. It makes some very odd noises, but overall its super quite. One thing i have notcied it takes a minuete or so for decent rollover to happen. I think if i had stepped up and gotten the total care agitator it might have had more rollover,but it does enough for me... Still want more info on this hydrowave wash system... Hey if it only lasts 5-6 years, i got my $350 outta it! Besides I did get a 3 year extended warraty through GE for $110. I like it so far and it looks much studier and works better than the GES that came after 1995... Will comment more when i have had more time to play

Post# 211715 , Reply# 3   5/22/2007 at 21:00 (4,387 days old) by exploder3211 ()        

Yes i even spent the $50 for the USB hub thing just for you guys to have pics and videos.. LoL, my husband finds this amusing and stupid. I say the same about transformers.. LoL

Heres the little preview video i made:

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Post# 211716 , Reply# 4   5/22/2007 at 21:06 (4,387 days old) by exploder3211 ()        

Video #2

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Post# 211726 , Reply# 5   5/22/2007 at 21:55 (4,387 days old) by toggleswitch (New York City, NY)        
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Congrats on your new machine.


Ida know. The arc looks just as fast and short as on my GE top-loader which appears to be the generation before this Hydrowave thingie.

Could it be that the agitator "indexes" now as well?

Post# 211734 , Reply# 6   5/22/2007 at 22:31 (4,387 days old) by pulsator (Saint Joseph, MI)        

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Ya, I dunno, I don't see a difference between this machine and the older plastic tub machines besides the control panel and the loss of 4 of the 8 vanes on the upper portion of the agitator. Looks and sounds identical.

Post# 211737 , Reply# 7   5/22/2007 at 22:37 (4,387 days old) by accapp ()        
So you bought this out of spite?

Pop off the front panel and give us a pic of what you see, please. Hydrowave? GivemE a break!?

Post# 211779 , Reply# 8   5/23/2007 at 06:12 (4,387 days old) by washabear (Maryland)        

Congratulations on your new machine, exploder. Thanks for the videos. It's nice that you can easily watch it run. Will be interested in hearing how you like it as you use it more.

Post# 211821 , Reply# 9   5/23/2007 at 09:36 (4,386 days old) by andrewinorlando ()        

That does not look like one of the Hydrowave models. They still make both styles of machines. The upper end ones are hydrowaves, the lower end machines use the traditional short stroke agitators, which are also good machines. If it has a transmission under its skirt, it's not a hydrowave.

Post# 211823 , Reply# 10   5/23/2007 at 09:41 (4,386 days old) by exploder3211 ()        

Everything i got with the machiene says it is... But the website says not.. I am soo confused.. Time to call GE.. BTW I couldn't bring my self to buy another boring dd machiene

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Post# 211825 , Reply# 11   5/23/2007 at 09:49 (4,386 days old) by andrewinorlando ()        

Reach in and try to turn the washtub with your hands. If the tub turns freely, you have a Hydrowave. If the tub is locked, it's not a Hydrowave. That's the simplest test.

Post# 211826 , Reply# 12   5/23/2007 at 09:55 (4,386 days old) by exploder3211 ()        

it moves around on the suspension parts (ie: bounces around) if you mean the tub spins around, no it does not.. Whats confusing is why GE sent me all the hydrowave stuff for my washer.

Post# 211827 , Reply# 13   5/23/2007 at 09:59 (4,386 days old) by andrewinorlando ()        

If it doesn't spin freely, it's not a Hydrowave. A Hydrowave tub turns freely on it's axis. Both models "bounce" or rock freely on their suspensions, as they should, but the Hydrowave will spin freely on its axis because it is attached to the motor by just a belt, no transmission in the middle to lock it up. So you didn't get the Hydrowave.

Don't feel bad Chad, most salespeople don't even know the difference!! So you have the traditional short stroke model which is driven through an all-steel transmission. Still a good machine, just without the drama of the hydrowave's wash action.

Post# 211901 , Reply# 14   5/23/2007 at 17:25 (4,386 days old) by exploder3211 ()        

A Call To GE and Best Buy Reveles there MIS LEADING SALES
I talked to ge a long time today, and found out that GE is switching every washer slowly over to the Hydrowave system. However they are with every new GE washer, and not inclduing anything to do with the older style units. Also most best buy associates are being told (trained or whatever) that all the GEs are Hydrowave units, scince best buy sold so many of the crappy old GE's. There is some diffrence in the tub seal and transmisson from what i am told, so... It urks me to no end though because i thought i was getting a hydrowave GE and it urks me, thats what they had plastered all over the floor model at best buy. I might have held out for a fisher and paykel washer or something i felt was a little sturdier... Hmmm.. Oh well..I do like the washer so far no matter what and hey what ever happens, i can always buy a new one and sell this one.. More videos to come

Post# 211948 , Reply# 15   5/23/2007 at 22:21 (4,386 days old) by mayken4now (Panama City, Florida)        

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OH MY enjoy your new washer

Post# 211974 , Reply# 16   5/24/2007 at 07:10 (4,386 days old) by toggleswitch (New York City, NY)        
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~I can always buy a new one and sell this one.

Or you can bitch, moan and have a sh--fit as most customers do until you get your way.

RETURN IT and say it is not what you ordered.

Post# 211998 , Reply# 17   5/24/2007 at 10:05 (4,385 days old) by soapnsuds ()        
I'm with toggle

Return it to BestBuy. They are really good about taking things back. Especially when you're not happy with them. Just go down there, pick out the REAL Hydrowave and exchange it. Don't settle!! It's happened to me before, I bought a dishwasher from them and it took me a couple of months to do the work to the counter to make it fit. I used it a few times and decided I didn't like it. I went down there, picked out a new dishwasher, told them I didn't like the other one and they exchanged them and delived the new one/picked up the other one two days later.

Post# 212010 , Reply# 18   5/24/2007 at 11:27 (4,385 days old) by bobbyd32l ()        
I agree too!

I work at sears in the appliance department and know how you feel... Call them up and ask to speak to the department manager. Explain the situation and get them to exchange it... They will try to slam the restocking fee on you, which at best buy is 20%... Don't get angry, just let them know that it was NOT your mistake... If that doesn't work ask for the store manager and do the same thing over. If that doesn't work ask for a national customer relations or headquarters number... By then they should have agreeded to exchange it...

like most have said, DON'T settle, you'll regret it in the long run!


Post# 212030 , Reply# 19   5/24/2007 at 16:08 (4,385 days old) by exploder3211 ()        

Thanks, may give this a shot when i get home

Post# 212080 , Reply# 20   5/24/2007 at 21:42 (4,385 days old) by frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

On the other hand, the Hydrowave has not been getting stellar reviews and the tranny-driven short-stroke GE's have apparantly been improving in reliability. Unless you really want the Hydrowave (and I'm a sucker for getting something unique; witness my purchase of the much-hated Frigidaire TL'er), I'd consider staying with your current machine. My sister has had a near BOL GE for several years and it's given her no trouble.

Post# 212082 , Reply# 21   5/24/2007 at 21:48 (4,385 days old) by exploder3211 ()        

We shall see.. I won't be home to play with it until tuesday so...

Post# 212277 , Reply# 22   5/25/2007 at 21:53 (4,384 days old) by exploder3211 ()        

I will go talke to Best Buy next week in regaurds to the Faux GE Hydrowaves.. If nuttin else i might try to swing for a nice discount on a cabrio or somthin..

Post# 212357 , Reply# 23   5/26/2007 at 10:03 (4,383 days old) by laundryshark (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)        
Still a Great Video Demo

At least we got a chance to see a great video of a recent GE washer *although not exactly the one you wanted.* Thanks for sharing.--Laundry Shark

Post# 212358 , Reply# 24   5/26/2007 at 10:04 (4,383 days old) by laundryshark (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)        
In Any Case...

Good luck in getting the new model you had anticipated.--Laundry Shark

Post# 212566 , Reply# 25   5/27/2007 at 13:26 (4,382 days old) by gehydrowave ()        

I just bought one myself...

See thread

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Post# 212567 , Reply# 26   5/27/2007 at 13:29 (4,382 days old) by gehydrowave ()        

Go get a true GE HydroWave at Sam's Club - they are actually cheaper in price at Sam's Club.

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Post# 212570 , Reply# 27   5/27/2007 at 13:50 (4,382 days old) by oxydolfan1 () the authentic Hydrowave machines fill entirely, or do they only fill to the third row of holes down, like many other machines do, because of the water mandates?

If so, would it be wiser to keep the non-Hydrowave machine, just to have an appropriate full fill of water instead of the new tech?

Post# 212573 , Reply# 28   5/27/2007 at 13:55 (4,382 days old) by gehydrowave ()        

see the link I posted to the thread I made about my new HydroWave Machine. There is a picture of the machine drum. My HydroWave fill to about 1/4" above the very top holes in the side of the drum.

Post# 212629 , Reply# 29   5/27/2007 at 21:38 (4,382 days old) by jaxsunst ()        

Do newer GE's index? I thought I saw it indexing on the video.

Post# 212864 , Reply# 30   5/28/2007 at 20:34 (4,381 days old) by exploder3211 ()        

A little... I dunno i will go talk to Latyoia Jackson (the sales lady) tommrow.. They might upgrade me or might not

Post# 213002 , Reply# 31   5/29/2007 at 13:32 (4,380 days old) by nmaineman36 ()        

Best Buy is pretty good about exchanging stuff if your not happy. We bought a Bisquit colored Samsung fridge and thought that we would redo the kitchen that color. We had it delivered and a few days later Scott said to know I dont like the color. So I said lets go see if they will exchange it for another and they did. They delivered a faux stainless steel Samsung fridge and then that morphed into $25,000 later a new kitchen.
So as long as you have the reciept it shouldnt be a problem. The only thing is that you will have to cough up the delivery charge again. Plus it has to be within 30 days if I can recall. Give it a try and let us know how you make out.

Post# 213074 , Reply# 32   5/29/2007 at 21:26 (4,380 days old) by exploder3211 ()        

I talked it over with em.. I am happy enough with my washer to keep it, but they did give me back the delivery fee and a $25 gift card.. So its fine with me

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