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Post# 1053025   12/3/2019 at 11:31 (216 days old) by johnb300m (Chicago)        

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Looks like they got their own plan to combat the uniquely American stinky washer issue.
New venting.
Microban components.


Post# 1053031 , Reply# 1   12/3/2019 at 12:36 (216 days old) by pierreandreply4 (St-Bruno de montarville (province of quebec) canada)        

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wonder what they will look like in term of design and what cycles they will offer as well as wash rinse temp and options

Post# 1053033 , Reply# 2   12/3/2019 at 12:52 (216 days old) by Logixx (Germany)        

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These have been listed on the websites of Appliance Connection and Plessers for a few weeks and have recently become available on GE's own website.

Post# 1053089 , Reply# 3   12/3/2019 at 19:38 (216 days old) by appnut (TX)        

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Well, let's see, higher model(s) have reversible washer doors; water plus option.  Negative:  Towels cycle doesn't offer extra hot temp option, but does offer steam.  No specified cycle for casual/wrinkle free.  

Post# 1053105 , Reply# 4   12/3/2019 at 23:05 (215 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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Now that's a fine lookin booty! 


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Post# 1053122 , Reply# 5   12/4/2019 at 06:01 (215 days old) by arbilab (Ft Worth TX (Ridglea))        

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Now who exactly is making this machine?  Haier?  Other than that confusion it looks likeable.

Post# 1053146 , Reply# 6   12/4/2019 at 12:00 (215 days old) by Logixx (Germany)        

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Some Haier washers have that blue MicroBan door seal as well.

Post# 1053198 , Reply# 7   12/5/2019 at 03:42 (214 days old) by speedqueen (Harrison Twp, Michigan)        

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No doubt this design will be chintzy and cheaper built than the last, as they always are with GE.

GE - "Cutting corners for over 60 years" or perhaps "We leave no corners uncut!"

About 13 years ago, in 2006, we got one of the "Little Swan", Chinese manufactured GE front loaders. Bearings went within 4 years and it wouldn't spin any more. The service tech told us that bearings were unavailable as they were "welded to the drum" and to "throw it out and buy a Whirlpool(direct-drive)".

Another personal experience with GE was on of their post-FilterFlo top loaders bought around 2000 for what became a northern vacation house trailer. The original owner, a little old lady lived there full time and couldn't have done more than one load a week for 2 years, then she sold the place to her son and he couldn't have generated much laundry, either and he was there for only one more year. After that it sold to my uncle who went up there perhaps 5 weekends a year for the next 10 years. To conclude, the transmission in it went out with only about 300 cycles on it. ...And to think GE also sold these with coin boxes on them. Unbelievable.

Post# 1053204 , Reply# 8   12/5/2019 at 06:05 (214 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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Gasket, dispenser, and draining system ... fine and dandy ... but what about the interior of the outer tub and exterior of the inner drum, particularly the spider which both have various grooves, nooks and crannies to catch and hold gunk.

Post# 1053251 , Reply# 9   12/5/2019 at 17:25 (214 days old) by murando531 (Huntsville, AL)        

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I have to commend GE/Haier/whoever is in charge now for actually attempting to fix the problem of ventilation inside the machines other than "leave the door and dispensers open". Which is absolutely necessary, don't get me wrong. But we're talking about the other majority of Americans that have narrow hallways or small laundry rooms in a passage way with lots of traffic, meaning it can't stay more than ajar. Or the many who can't stand the thought of a door being left open. I've absolutely loved the fan ventilation on this Whirlpool WFW92. I can leave it completely closed and by the time you hear the 12 hour timeout and door unlock, it's bone dry inside, including the dispenser.

Is there any other brand that has forced air venting like Whirlpool and now GE has? (Other than combo washer/dryers)

Post# 1053296 , Reply# 10   12/6/2019 at 03:56 (213 days old) by mrboilwash (Munich,Germany)        

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Isn`t Microban just another word for Triclosan?
No thanks!
I`d rather leave the door open after washday than having traces of that stuff on my clothes all the time.
With regular very hot washes I`ve never needed to wipe down anything and after an hour of a fully opened door and pulled out dispenser it`s good enough for me to just keep the door ajar until next washday.

Suppose it`s all about aesthetics that some people prefer mold and foul smells over a dry and healthy washer. A washer door left ajar doesn`t fit in the perfect picture of neat and tidy laundry room for so many...

Post# 1053297 , Reply# 11   12/6/2019 at 04:34 (213 days old) by Logixx (Germany)        
Any other brand with forced air venting?

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There's this

Post# 1053321 , Reply# 12   12/6/2019 at 10:57 (213 days old) by whatsername (Loveland, CO)        

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The microban consumer appliance parts are triclosan free

CLICK HERE TO GO TO whatsername's LINK

Post# 1053322 , Reply# 13   12/6/2019 at 10:58 (213 days old) by johnb300m (Chicago)        

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There is no Triclosan in any Microban treated parts.
According to Microban’s website, they will infuse or coat parts with a variety of additives.
Such as: silver ions, zinc, a fancy polymer that claims to electrocute microbial cells.
It’s pretty impressive yet simple stuff.
It worked quite well in an old humidifier I used to have.


Post# 1053330 , Reply# 14   12/6/2019 at 12:25 (213 days old) by mrboilwash (Munich,Germany)        

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Good to know there`s no Triclosan in those washer parts, but is there any biocide on this planet that doesn`t have serious side effects?
Zinc most likely means zinc pyrithione which is not only a popular anti dandruff chemical but also linked to antimicrobial resistance and a number of other things.
Silver ions sound so harmless but no one seems to know what the long term effects of nanoparticles on humans and the environment will be.
There`s nothing wrong with the use of biocides where it makes sense and is inevitable but do we really need to have the stuff everywhere in our lives like in washer gaskets or kitchen sponges? I`d rather not.

Post# 1053495 , Reply# 15   12/8/2019 at 00:39 (211 days old) by SudsMaster (East of SF, West of Eden, California)        

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I am somewhat interested in this washer/dryer set for the following reasons:


1) The washer door swing is reversible. This is a major requirement in my home, since the laundry closet hookups (now a laundry nook since I removed the bothersome folding doors) requires that the washer be on the right, and most washer doors are hinged on the left. I downloaded the manual on the GE web site to confirm the door swing can be reversed.


2) Washer capacity. At 5 cu ft it's way more than my current Neptune 7500 set. Not that I often find its 3.2 cu ft capacity to be limiting very often, but a larger capacity will probably clean bulky items a bit better.


Which is not to say the the Neptune set is ready to go. The washer required repairs at about 2 years. Thanks to the extended warranty, done at no cost to me. (I recall the spider cracked). It's been basically trouble free since then, other than a slightly balky interior light switch. I can live with that... sometimes I just have to flick the button to get the light to come on). The set is going on 20 years now, and still chugging along.


But, if I had to replace the Neptune, I'd be looking closely at this GE set. The website says this model is available within a mile of here (Appliance Parts Distributors), so I might swing by there to take a closer look (and try to determine where it's made... I'm guessing, China). However the whole set will set one back $2400 not including taxes. I also want to confirm that the door swing change (which requires a little lock bar) isn't extra $, or if it is that it's nominal.


Oh, and I've never had an odor problem with the Neptune set. I do leave the detergent compartment door open all the time. And I run at least one hot (130F) load a week. The Neptune 7500 washer has built-in door venting.



Post# 1053595 , Reply# 16   12/8/2019 at 15:13 (211 days old) by cfz2882 (Belle Fourche,SD)        
GE washers US made...

...with 74% domestic content according to GE website :)

Post# 1053601 , Reply# 17   12/8/2019 at 15:41 (211 days old) by johnb300m (Chicago)        

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Only GEs Top Load washers are verified to be made in KY with 74% domestic content.
I already asked GeHaier, they responded that the front loaders are made “all over where they can find the most ‘efficient’ production methods.”

Translated, we make them in China for the least cost we can get.

So the only way to know is to check a washer’s individual label sticker or shipping carton.

Post# 1053603 , Reply# 18   12/8/2019 at 15:48 (211 days old) by cfz2882 (Belle Fourche,SD)        

what I looked at said both top and front loads were US,but yeah,better check the label on the model of interest... :)I'm going to head over to Youtube and see if there are any recent videos of GEs US washer assembly lines...

Post# 1053616 , Reply# 19   12/8/2019 at 17:44 (211 days old) by turbowash (USA)        

no hand wash cycle ...

Post# 1053629 , Reply# 20   12/8/2019 at 20:25 (211 days old) by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        

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Triclosan...isn't that the stuff that's in turkeys that makes people sleepy?

Post# 1053634 , Reply# 21   12/8/2019 at 20:58 (211 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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LOL.  That's Tryptophan, an amino acid (full name L-Tryptophan).

Post# 1053641 , Reply# 22   12/9/2019 at 00:02 (210 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        
All this over sanitary front-load washers!

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Wow, I seem to be in a thread full of college chemistry majors...

— Dave

Post# 1053666 , Reply# 23   12/9/2019 at 09:47 (210 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        

hardly chemistry majors. My nephew is a graduate chemist of UofM. He was working for BASF in Wyandotte in his internship. Post graduation, he was not offered a position, and is now at a firm in Northiville. He Loves it, even though his commute is nearly an hour in heavy traffic, or inclement weather. Great compensation, and co-workers.
I had a short conversation with a gal at the gym yesterday morning about how easy it is for young people to get into medical school lately, wether they be born Americans, or otherwise. They are not all qualified, so she doen't trust doctors much anymore. Sure, it can be a catch 22. You have to be your own advocate. No one knows our body better than we do ourselves.
There are crooks everywhere. Our grandaughter went to the doctor last week for strep throat. When she tried to precribe amoxacillin, my daughter in law told her she is allergic.A new pediatrician due to an insurance change, it is not on her chart, so they wanted her tested for allergies to medicactions for a $500 fee to add it to her chart. Daughter told her stuff it! That's ridiculous!
About a decade ago, my dad caught his internist billinmg medicare twice for one test. Whe he calle dhim out on it, he asked him to cut him a break, as he had 2 sons in Med. school. Indian born doc., naturalized citizen. My dad reported him.
Changes need be made, one at a time. There are many facetts of fraud in healthcare, etc., etc. Big phrama is also in the chemical industry. As ususal, follow-the-money, and those Manhattan high rollers are all in cahoots too, regsrdless of any political affiliations. I know what I know, "in eastern european accent"- I'm a Capitalist too! No better system, but do the reat of us other than the top 3% will soon have only the right to be impoverished in lifetime debt? Effitol! Now thats a good name for a drug. Sue me. Oh, and if I bruise easily, you can bet my family will also sue. They all folow me and whom I follow on social media.

Post# 1053684 , Reply# 24   12/9/2019 at 12:17 (210 days old) by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        
my mistake...

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Post# 1053744 , Reply# 25   12/9/2019 at 23:28 (209 days old) by SudsMaster (East of SF, West of Eden, California)        

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Actually my college degree was in Biochemistry, but I've probably forgotten at least 50% of it by now. I still have the books, though.


Post# 1063012 , Reply# 26   3/12/2020 at 20:32 by GELaundry4ever (Killeen tx USA)        
circulation pump

Do these washers have water recirculation or just drain pumps exclusively.

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