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Post# 1136104   12/13/2021 at 13:57 by UltraWash (Charlotte, North Carolina )        

GE Profile laundry pairs have made their return to the market with the advent of their top load washers with Smarter Wash Technology and Smart FlexDispense. There are two variants: impeller and agitator (same style WP/MT, LG, and Samsung are using).

Washer capacities are as follows:
4.9 cu. ft.
5.0 cu. ft.

Colour choices are White or Diamond Gray.

Some notable features include:
Microban Antimicrobial Technology
Tangle Control - Adapts wash action to minimize tangles.
Sanitize w/ Oxi
Smart FlexDispense - Dispensers dedicated for detergent, pods, softener, and other additives like vinagear.


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Post# 1136105 , Reply# 1   12/13/2021 at 14:03 by UltraWash (Charlotte, North Carolina )        
Agitator Version

Agitator

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Post# 1136134 , Reply# 2   12/13/2021 at 19:29 by GELaundry4ever (Killeen tx USA)        
smart flex dispense and wash action

What is the smart flex dispense all about? What will the wash action look and sound like?

Post# 1136137 , Reply# 3   12/13/2021 at 20:39 by DADoES (TX,U.S. of A.)        

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FlexDispense includes a 4th compartment on the dispenser drawer labeled Custom Add. Use of the feature apparently requires connecting the machine via WiFi to a phone app which provides stated choices of detergent or vinegar for the type of additive, and choice of Pre-Wash, Main Wash, or Rinse for when during the cycle to dispense it.


Post# 1136150 , Reply# 4   12/13/2021 at 23:58 by UltraWash (Charlotte, North Carolina )        
Wash Action

Im going to say that the wash action will be akin to the GTW680BSJS.

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Post# 1136171 , Reply# 5   12/14/2021 at 10:59 by GELaundry4ever (Killeen tx USA)        
smart dispensers

How much detergent and softener will these smart flex dispensers hold? Why didn't GE come up with one for bleach to hold and dispense it especially when washing whites?

Post# 1136186 , Reply# 6   12/14/2021 at 13:32 by DADoES (TX,U.S. of A.)        

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There are four cups on the dispenser drawer. Left to right, Softener, Custom Add, Tide PODS, Detergent.

Can't determine the ounces or tablespoons amount each holds from photos. User documentation doesn't state anything about it.

The Tide PODS cup is a design to dissolve pods by water flowing through, it doesn't hold liquid and thus doesn't need to siphon-out residual water.

The other three are typical reservoir-type cups that hold liquid, flush-overflow with water to dispense the product, and have a siphon to drain the residual water.

There is a bleach cup at the left front corner, separate from the FlexDispense drawer. It's presumably a non-timed funnel that directs bleach into the outer tub so it dilutes with the fill before contacting the clothes.


Post# 1136193 , Reply# 7   12/14/2021 at 15:27 by lakewebsterkid (Dayton, Ohio)        
Ah, yes..

The Agifaker.

Getting tired of these things.
It wouldn't be a half bad machine if it had a dual action agitator. Even if it did a reverse action to 'lift' clothes from the center and help move them to the outside of the basket, it would be better than this!
The GE wash plate machines now actually do a half way decent job. Just hoping these machines improve upon them.


Post# 1136201 , Reply# 8   12/14/2021 at 19:33 by GELaundry4ever (Killeen tx USA)        
wash performance

I have a feeling I will have to use the most intense wash action to get a load of normal colors clean along with the deep rinse option.

Post# 1136234 , Reply# 9   12/15/2021 at 08:02 by UltraWash (Charlotte, North Carolina )        

Our GE has a decent wash action and its given us four years of trouble free service.

Post# 1136238 , Reply# 10   12/15/2021 at 11:20 by GELaundry4ever (Killeen tx USA)        
vinegar in the laundry

What is vinegar in the laundry supposed to do? What will it do in the custom dispenser? What if I wanted to use oxygen bleach instead?

Post# 1136241 , Reply# 11   12/15/2021 at 12:35 by DADoES (TX,U.S. of A.)        

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Vinegar is a laundry sour (mildly acidic) which counters the alkalinity of detergent toward a neutral pH, acting somewhat as a softener.

As I mentioned above in Reply #3, the Custom Add compartment is set at each load via the WiFi phone app to dispense as a Pre-Wash additive, Main Wash additive, or as a Rinse additive. Presumably oxygen bleach can be handled by setting Custom Add for Detergent and either Pre-Wash or Main Wash, whichever is desired. It's not clear what's the difference between the Detergent and Vinegar selections for the type of additive. I suspect there either is no difference, or the selection has an effect on exactly when the additive dispenses during the chosen cycle phase. Custom Add may not be suitable for powdered products being that it's a siphon-drain type of compartment.


Post# 1136244 , Reply# 12   12/15/2021 at 13:26 by UltraWash (Charlotte, North Carolina )        

Vinegar has a plethora of uses in laundry such as brightening white clothes, softening clothes naturally, and keeping dark clothes dark just to name a few.

Post# 1136505 , Reply# 13   12/17/2021 at 22:49 by Infusor (Usa)        
Ge profile washer

This is basically their current lineup with just a new control panel. I looked up the diagram for the model numbers and was suprised to discover these have gone back to the noisy belt drive system. The previous ge models (gtw750) went to a direct drive system last year. So why ge would now call it a "profile" model and then go back to a belt driven system is beyond me..... a product is supposed to go forward in technology, not a step backward, calling it a "profile" means it is supposed to be more of a premium product of ge, not a cheapend product. True ge fashion. I gues that's all we can expect from them now being ad they are owned by china.

Post# 1136532 , Reply# 14   12/18/2021 at 11:26 by GELaundry4ever (Killeen tx USA)        
motor and transmission

What is the horsepower rating on these GE profiles? Do these use transmissions?

Post# 1136534 , Reply# 15   12/18/2021 at 12:41 by DADoES (TX,U.S. of A.)        

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Parts diagrams show a belt-drive gearbox transmission of the same physical shape and size as a Whirlpool VMW.

Specifications state one-half horsepower motor but a photo of the motor shows a label on it that that says four-tenths (or two-fifths) horsepower which is one tenth less than one-half. The label also says 4.6 amps and 1,650 RPM. Maximum spin speed is stated as 800 RPM.


Post# 1136562 , Reply# 16   12/18/2021 at 22:06 by neptunebob (Pittsburgh, PA)        

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Profile means that you will have a large profile with GE repair people.


Post# 1136567 , Reply# 17   12/18/2021 at 22:30 by GELaundry4ever (Killeen tx USA)        
agitation strokes

I wonder what the agitation strokes will be on this machine depending on what you use.

Post# 1136568 , Reply# 18   12/18/2021 at 22:36 by GELaundry4ever (Killeen tx USA)        
GE gears

What are the gears in the GE Profile transmissions made of? I hope they're steel and well lubricated.

Post# 1136931 , Reply# 19   12/22/2021 at 21:26 by UltraWash (Charlotte, North Carolina )        

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Post# 1136934 , Reply# 20   12/22/2021 at 21:50 by bradfordwhite (East Coast, U.S.)        
Haier

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Wonder if it will be badged Haier, or Haier/GE, or Haier - Profile.

I mean it's been almost 6 years since the sale and Haier makes good products.


Post# 1136935 , Reply# 21   12/22/2021 at 21:50 by bradfordwhite (East Coast, U.S.)        
Haier

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Wonder if it will be badged Haier, or Haier/GE, or Haier - Profile.

I mean it's been almost 6 years since the sale and Haier makes good products.


Post# 1136956 , Reply# 22   12/23/2021 at 07:47 by GELaundry4ever (Killeen tx USA)        
GE transmission

I've noticed that the GE commercial series supposedly has a transmission which is steel driven. Why doesn't the GE profile?

Post# 1139842 , Reply# 23   1/20/2022 at 00:08 by Infusor (Usa)        
Ge profile

It looks like ge is also launching a bigger capacity 5.4 cubic feet capacity top load also, no specs yet, but seeing the msrp makes me think it's going to have features such as steam, internal heater, and lets hope smartdispense with fabric softener, since samsung is doing auto detergent and fabric softener dosing i'm sure ge will be hoping on the bandwagon. I wonder if it will still be belt driven like their new 5.0 cu ft model or if it will have a rotor/stator direct drive like the gtw860 that i had back in 2013.

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Post# 1140031 , Reply# 24   1/21/2022 at 20:46 by GELaundry4ever (Killeen tx USA)        
smart dispense

I prefer to use both detergent and softener and having smart dispense for both is nice and crucial.


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