Conclusion: I went from a stacked washer and dryer to this and the matching dryer. It holds so many more clothes. Instead of doing 10-15 loads, I am doing 5 - 7. I have really enjoyed this product. It works very well.
Pros: Energy Efficient, Easy Controls, Spins Clothes Dry, Adjustable Settings, Large Capacity, Quiet, Cleans Clothes Well
Summary: Bought from Home Depot. Made in China didn't know it was made in China until it was delivered. Most of these reviews are from people right after they purchased this GE washer giving it a five star review just because it works shouldn't it is brand new. This review is months after I purchased it. Ran it only twice a week. We followed the instructions specifically on how to load the machine with clothes.
So far so good, previous GE washers had bad reviews, this is new design
Kevin C. Higgins "Kevin", Amazon
17 December 2012
Summary: I like it so far. Bought it from Home Depot at the black friday sale (installed for $775, ($899-$200 base price)with taxes and the new hoses, which is required for a new washer install). Look for an Xmas sale. Overall it's quiet. I bought rubber pads for the feet (sits on concrete floor) and did not buy the added pedestal at $250 ish. I see no reason for the added pedestal.
Summary: This is the first major appliance I've had to buy for my home, and believe me, I did lots of research before my purchase. For the price, it easily beats any LG or other major brand. It has all the features of the washers at a $1500 price point. It's very quiet, tall enough (for me) to not need a stand. My dryer is still an older model, so they are about the same height and look pretty good together.
Summary: "This GE Washer is highly rated online. There's some neat features on this unit, like an innovative water heater and energy-saving options, but most comments say it can handle tough stains while running quietly. A good mid-range appliance.