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Post# 517842   5/14/2011 at 18:14 (4,585 days old) by KenmoreBD (Mass, usa )        

Hello automatic washer

My name is Andrew I am one of the newer members of this fine website. My parents will soon be buying a new washer and dryer for the new laundry room they have. My mom is not the type of person who would do well with an he top loader or front loader. She found a ge top loader that has some interesting specs. She loves this feature on the ge washer she found. "Precise Fill with 5 water level selections - Washer will automatically measure the load size and add just the right amount of water, or choose from 5 pre-set water levels" The reviews for performance are great. Five stars on a lot of different websites. Has anyone on this website owned a ge hydro-wave washer? Could any tell me what the long term life of this washer might be. Is it any better than the plastic tub ge washers? And how about ge dryers?

The washer model is: GTWN4250MWS
The dryer model is:GTDP400EMWS

Thanks, also if you have any other washer that you might think would be better for a family who wants a top loader.


Post# 517855 , Reply# 1   5/14/2011 at 19:04 (4,585 days old) by pierreandreply4 (St-Bruno de montarville (province of quebec) canada)        

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have you tryed looking at huebesch or speed queen like for exmple this model to be precise or the top load fridgedair model as speed queen have intressting features as well as it will be hard to find a good old fashion top load machine as all the newer washers are he unless your mom decide to buy vintage and welcome to aw as well

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Post# 517859 , Reply# 2   5/14/2011 at 19:29 (4,585 days old) by Supersurgilator (Indiana)        

The GE dryers aren't bad,they are very hot and dry clothes quickly. I don't have any experience with their newer washers though.

Post# 517867 , Reply# 3   5/14/2011 at 20:45 (4,585 days old) by pierreandreply4 (St-Bruno de montarville (province of quebec) canada)        

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i am adding a picture of the washer for member refrence as no pic where posted

Post# 517869 , Reply# 4   5/14/2011 at 20:52 (4,585 days old) by KenmoreBD (Mass, usa )        

Well thats good news about the dryer. Speed queen washers how loud are they? One thing I know about the GE washer is that it is a very quiet washer.

Post# 517887 , Reply# 5   5/14/2011 at 22:03 (4,585 days old) by cfz2882 (Belle Fourche,SD)        
hydrowave

i have a 2009 hydrowave i bought shipping damaged(for $50,LOL)and fixed up
it has a pretty vigorus,effective wash action with it's brisk long stroke-
the mechanism is like a front load washer's drive system laid on its back,
has an inverter driven induction motor with a pulley of 1"or less driving
a pulley of around 12" directly connected to the agitator-motor reverses back
and forth to provide the agitation.For spin an electromagnetic dog clutch
locks the tub to the agitator shaft and the motor winds up to spin speed
(somewhere around 8000-10,000 rpm)-sounds like a typical modern front load
when spinning.So far no trouble with mine,it's a "play"machine-gets rotated
into use on occaision.Some on here have had the motor inverters blow up on
their hydrowaves though.


Post# 517899 , Reply# 6   5/14/2011 at 23:32 (4,585 days old) by mtn1584 (USA)        
SPEED QUEEN for QUALITY is the way to go......

AWN 542 IS THE BEST GOOD OLD FASHIONED TOP LOADER LEFT ON THE MARKET....GO TO THEIR WEBSITE WWW.SPEEDQUEEN.COM AND CHECK IT OUT....THE LONGEST AND BEST WARRANTY IN THE INDUSTRY........DON'T BE FOOLED BY LOOKS GE IS ALL PLASTIC UNDERNEATH, SURRONDED BY CHEAP PAINTED METAL..........YOU'LL PAY MORE FOR SQ, BUT IT WILL BE WORTH IT.
MIKE
SPEED QUEENS ARE NOT LOUD AT ALL, A VERY RYTHMIC HUM OF THE MOTOR, IS ALL YOU HEAR.


Post# 517900 , Reply# 7   5/14/2011 at 23:36 (4,585 days old) by Pulsator (Saint Joseph, MI)        

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If it's so quiet, why are you yelling?!

 

**ducks and runs**   :D

 

 

I completely agree though, the Speed Queen is the way to go!!! Amazing machines!!!


Post# 517908 , Reply# 8   5/15/2011 at 01:12 (4,585 days old) by matthewza (Cape Town, South Africa)        
SPEED QUEEN

I agree...SPEED QUEEN SPEED QUEEN SPEED QUEEN!!! they are absolutly amazing! i know people that have had their speed queens for more than 30 years and they still go. they just about never break down (and IF they do its something so minor anyone can fix) and the cleaning power is fantastic even with cold wash. nothing cleans like a Speed Queen!
The dryers are also fantastic quality and go forever.
so long story short...GET A SPEED QUEEN SET!!! and i agree again, you hardly hear the washer or dryer


Post# 517920 , Reply# 9   5/15/2011 at 04:31 (4,584 days old) by mayfan69 (Brisbane Queensland Australia)        
Yep! Speed Queen!

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Well,

I've just bought a Speed Queen here in Australia (AWN552) and think it's great....and not loud at all.

Here's Dan's machine in action and a pic of mine.

Cheers
Leon


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Post# 517932 , Reply# 10   5/15/2011 at 06:16 (4,584 days old) by cehalstead (Charleston, WV)        

I agree....Speed Queen is the best on the market for a top loader.

Post# 517934 , Reply# 11   5/15/2011 at 07:31 (4,584 days old) by mtn1584 (USA)        
@ pulsator.....................

I'M ITALIAN, I CAN'T HELP MYSELF......sorry LOL
Mike


Post# 517938 , Reply# 12   5/15/2011 at 08:10 (4,584 days old) by tgm8000 (New York)        
Love GE Hydrowave!

I purchased a matching GE dryer and hydrowave washer in 2007. never had any problems and love them! The hydrowave wash cleans so well and yes it's quiet! This wash system turns your clothes back in forth through the water , instead of beating it w/ the agitator. I would not want a HE model either and I wouldn't give up my GE hydrowave for any other brand! Love the stainless steel tub also! I have the profile model so it is loaded and use most of the cycles. My favoriate option is extended spin which alot of other brands don't have!

Post# 517956 , Reply# 13   5/15/2011 at 10:02 (4,584 days old) by KenmoreBD (Mass, usa )        

Thanks everybody, I think looking into a speed queen is something we will be doing. I do like the long warranty on the speed queens. Ge only has one year on them, mum would not be happy if the Ge died just after the warranty is up. I will be sure to let you all know how things turn out! This would be her first non whirlpool made washer and dryer ever! She loved her whirlpool washer and dryer pair from 1988. We have had issues with the Kenmore 2002 pair however, mostly the washer with the bad motor. The best thing about the Ge and speed queen is the non violent wash action! The shredmore is violent!

Post# 517976 , Reply# 14   5/15/2011 at 11:32 (4,584 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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Every time the Hydrowave comes up I have to think of this video Jamie made....







Post# 517979 , Reply# 15   5/15/2011 at 11:46 (4,584 days old) by Pulsator (Saint Joseph, MI)        

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Hahahahaha, that washer is looooooooooooooooong gone Louis! I want to like the HE topload machines desperately but, I just can't! The only two that I like are the Maytag Neptune TL and my favorite washer of all time, the Whirlpool Calypso!


Post# 517984 , Reply# 16   5/15/2011 at 12:06 (4,584 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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Oh yes, the Neptune toploader and the Calypso are much better for wash drama. I can't watch long at the struggling that is going on in the GE.

Post# 518061 , Reply# 17   5/15/2011 at 17:19 (4,584 days old) by 300C (Jonesboro, GA)        
BOL GE Toploader Is Good

Andrew, I have a 2004 Bottom of the Line GE Top Loader and matching Dryer. They work very well. The trick with the washer is to NOT OVERLOAD IT!!! The dryer is very good, as others have just stated. I paid less than $500.00 for the pair new. The Hydrowave is probably a better washer, though.


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