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Post# 1034652   6/6/2019 at 15:36 (1,729 days old) by Mrsalvo (New Braunfels Texas)        

Does anyone have experience and / or knowledge with the current crop of GE appliances since they've been bought out? Am looking to replace my 5 year old KA DW, but want something besides Whirlpool family line. Went to Home Depot the other day and they had several models of GE, more so than other brands. They didn't look bad at all. Any input would be greatly appreciated.


Post# 1034654 , Reply# 1   6/6/2019 at 16:09 (1,729 days old) by RevvinKevin (Tinseltown - Shakey Town - La-La Land)        

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Wow, I guess KA's quality has gone down hill (like with everything these days?).  I only replaced my 19 year old KA DW on 12/30/18 is because the heating element stopped working a couple years ago.   Never had any other problems with it.


 I replaced it with a new Bosch that I've been very happy with.  It's whisper quiet and cleans better than the KA ever did. (doesn't leave yibbles on things in the corners of the upper rack).


Thread about the new Bosch:



Post# 1034663 , Reply# 2   6/6/2019 at 19:12 (1,729 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
New Mid To Upper End GE DWs

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Are a reliability nightmare We are throwing out a lot of them, Also skip any LG, Samsung Frigidaire and probably Bosch.


We pulled out a 2016 Bosch the other week [ customer bought a new Maytag ] I though the Bosch looked to new to scrap so we pulled it into the shop and fixed all the broken wheels, filter parts and broken door handle.  We got it working and it is still in the testing area But it is a cheaply built DW, I would rate it no better than a Frigidaire.


Best you can do is a Maytag for overall performance and reasonable degree of sturdiness.


John L.

Post# 1034703 , Reply# 3   6/7/2019 at 10:05 (1,728 days old) by johnb300m (Chicago)        

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My ďoldĒ GE Profile dishwasher was 2.5yrs old when the racks started rusting and the motor started leaking!
1yr warranty only on GE.
I do hear that GE ranges/ovens are still market-leading.
Well built, perform well.
Fridges are better than some.
GE laundry is very spotty, Iíd avoid unless youíre in a pinch.
Oddly, their newest Chinese front loaders are selling very well with very good accolades.

Post# 1034704 , Reply# 4   6/7/2019 at 10:15 (1,728 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
Depends on which Bosch

dishwasher it is. My dad had an assentia model, and lasted about 4 years before the wash motor failed. My sister got her uplevel Bosch 5 years ago, with a $900 price, and it's fine.

Post# 1034732 , Reply# 5   6/7/2019 at 19:34 (1,728 days old) by lotsosudz (Sacramento, CA)        
New GE dishwasher

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I have anew GE dishwasher, and love it. I never rinse the dishes, leave them for 2-3 days before running, and everything comes out spotless. Never does anything have to be rewashed Its a mid model.

Post# 1034733 , Reply# 6   6/7/2019 at 19:54 (1,728 days old) by tgm8000 (New York)        
Love my GE Profile

I have a stainless Ge profile I bought five years ago and its the best dishwasher I've ever owned. It cleans anything I put in it and is super quiet. The racks are sturdy and well designed. It has the X style wash arms on both racks. Love this dishwasher and wouldn't buy any other brand!

Post# 1034774 , Reply# 7   6/8/2019 at 10:01 (1,727 days old) by thomasward00 (KENTWOOD)        
GE appliances is now owned by Haier, Chinese owned.

GE is now Haier, mostly Chinese made junk.

Post# 1034801 , Reply# 8   6/8/2019 at 13:04 (1,727 days old) by steved (Guilderland, New York)        
I'm no lover of GE, but......

GE is now Haier, mostly Chinese made junk.

GE is American made except for compact laundry and smaller appliances from their Chinese parent, Haier.


Post# 1034806 , Reply# 9   6/8/2019 at 13:32 (1,727 days old) by thomasward00 (KENTWOOD)        
Chinese owned

Chinese owned

Post# 1034822 , Reply# 10   6/8/2019 at 15:08 (1,727 days old) by kenwashesmonday (Carlstadt, NJ)        

About 13 years ago, I bought the cheapest air conditioner I could find to put in my kitchen window.  I bought a Haier 5000 BTU unit for $92.  I'm very impressed with the quality of it, and it still works like new. 


Perhaps Haier can do something to fix GE.  GE has been building a whole lot of American made junk since the late 1970s when I worked for them.  I have heard, however, that GE's recent dishwashers are quite good.

Post# 1034873 , Reply# 11   6/9/2019 at 06:51 (1,726 days old) by imperial70 (MA USA)        
propaganda against GE

Don't follow the propaganda against GE appliances.

There is nothing wrong with GE appliances. It's all in how they are used.  All appliances are good if you take care of them. I have a refridgerator and Washer both GE and have given me trouble free years of service.   

Post# 1034880 , Reply# 12   6/9/2019 at 10:03 (1,726 days old) by kenwashesmonday (Carlstadt, NJ)        

Propaganda you say?  They had a bunch of bad refrigerator compressors circa 1960, then in the late 1970s, then again in the 1980s.  The last of the Filter-Flo clothes washers were poorly assembled.  The Plastic-tub clothes washers that came after were a complete disaster.  And then there's the way out of line prices on genuine GE repair parts.


Don't get me wrong, I love older GE appliances, but to see what has happened to them in the last 40 years is very disappointing to me.



Post# 1034896 , Reply# 13   6/9/2019 at 14:08 (1,726 days old) by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        
Oh no, another one of his boring stories...

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I'm glad to see people stick-up for the success they've had with various appliances, some expensive and some not. 


Since I saw an endless supply of stuff come in as trade-ins due to the tremendous sales volume of the store, I became a teenage "expert" on what was dependable as far as used refrigeration.  Used refrigerators were never repaired for resale unless it was something very simple like a light switch. No cold controls, defrost timers or anything like that. If they didn't work they were scrapped. 


I always hated to see what I called the GE "June Cleaver" refrigerators get hauled away. Almost all of them were shot and had bad compressors, something I blame on the wire, cooking-grease-laden condenser (people did a lot of electric fry pan cooking back then) which was very hard to properly clean (my own uneducated theory). They were such attractive things with their modern styling, swing-out shelves and generous interior lighting. It just seemed a shame to dump them. The very common, older top-freezer GE's with their back-mounted condensers...they always worked. 


Don't feel too bad. All of the Flair ranges (and since Frigidaire was the store's main brand there were a lot of them) were all scrapped too. I do realize this thread is primarily about new GE appliances.

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Post# 1034905 , Reply# 14   6/9/2019 at 15:15 (1,726 days old) by Kate1 (PNW)        

I wouldnít spend any of my hard earned money on a GE appliance right now. The house I moved into recently has a GE washer, microwave, and range and only the range is worth anything, and I only say that because it does indeed get hot and cook food. The washer is a BOL top loader with an agitator thatís nearly new, it does not agitate well at all, frequently items come out in exactly the position I put them in and thatís regardless of load size. Thereís also no hot, it says hot, but what it actually fills up with is barely lukewarm. Every other tap in the house will scald you horribly in just a few seconds but this washer, which is in arms reach of the water heater, puts out water too cold for me to shower in. The microwave is just a few years old and its handle has broken off and the trim pieces are cracked and trying to fall off. My elderly dad lived in this house and bought these appliances new, everything else he has ever owned has lasted years and years and been taken care of beautifully. Iím either supposed to believe that these GEs are the only things he ever abused or the quality just sucks and I should steer clear. I think Iím going to steer clear of GE.

Post# 1034926 , Reply# 15   6/9/2019 at 18:42 (1,726 days old) by imperial70 (MA USA)        
I've heard that over the range microwaves

no matter what the brand will give up in 5 years or less.  I know someone that has become a pro at swapping his own out. 

Post# 1034927 , Reply# 16   6/9/2019 at 18:54 (1,726 days old) by DADoES (TX,†U.S. of A.)        

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My GE OTR is 15 years (although, just to say, I do not like the OTR style).

Post# 1035074 , Reply# 17   6/11/2019 at 09:25 (1,724 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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Neither do I, but I appreciate the way they do save counter space...

-- Dave

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Post# 1035094 , Reply# 18   6/11/2019 at 14:31 (1,724 days old) by wayupnorth (On a lake between Bangor and Bar Harbor, Maine)        

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Dont you think all those papers on the fridge are way too close to the gas burners?

Post# 1035097 , Reply# 19   6/11/2019 at 15:09 (1,724 days old) by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        
I swapped out my OTR microwave...

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...because I wanted nicer lighting over the cooktop. I took out a couple of drawers in my kitchen island and installed one of those power-operated Sharp microwave drawers. I got a great deal on it since it was white and Sharp screwed up and sent me 2 rebate checks. I also got a deal on the Viking hood I bought simply because it was white. I replaced the second dishwasher at the same time with a GE Monogram (Whirlpool) ice machine along with a small cabinet. The little U-line wine fridge (haven't had alcohol for 2 years) was originally a trash compactor that now lives in the garage. Another new-purchase and terrific deal because it was taboo-white.


The OTR microwave was better in several ways due to the fact that the drawer model limits the height of whatever you put in it. Also, the drawer speeds up as it closes and utensils filled too high end up spilling. 


If I attempted a project like this today I'd need a hefty nurse standing by to help me get up from the floor.

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Post# 1035099 , Reply# 20   6/11/2019 at 15:31 (1,724 days old) by IowaBear (Cedar Rapids, IA)        

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Interesting.  I had never heard of these Sharp drawer microwaves.

Post# 1035103 , Reply# 21   6/11/2019 at 15:50 (1,724 days old) by stricklybojack (South Hams Devon UK)        

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If you want to know what appliances are junk, check the used market.
For washers and dryers GE is harder to sell than the other brands, so is Frigidaire.
People want Kenmore, LG, Whirlpool, Maytag, Samsung, Speed Queen, and thatís about it.
Even older Mieles are hard for me to shift.

Post# 1035250 , Reply# 22   6/13/2019 at 14:18 (1,722 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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Well, to me, it seems you go from GE to GE, if you like General Electric, or if you donít, then you go from GE to those other brands, and not the other way around...

I think Iíve seen Whirlpool be the most trusted products in the laundry room, whereas not always as much in the kitchen dominated by other brands, and GE, often mostly there...

I agree, the quality will vary, and todayís ďanythingĒ will never be as well made as it used to be, but stated longevity is chiefly based on how well the appliance is kept and reasonable used...

Paperís on the side, likely to burn? No magnetism up front! Guys, help me, what should I do?

ó Dave

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