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GE GTWN2800DWW 3.9 Cu. Ft. 13-Cycle Top-Load Washer Prices, Specifications and Reviews

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  The GE GTWN2800DWW is one of the last old-style top-load washing machines that has a center agitator and lets users select the exact water level, temperature and length for each cycle (instead of setting everything automatically). This is a basic, straightforward washer with none of the fancy settings of the modern, high-efficiency machines. It has simple dial controls; automatic bleach and fabric softener dispensers; and a spin speed of up to 630 rpm.

Models: GTDP280EDWW (White)


(Prices as of 06/27/2012)
White      Source
$468Best Buy (Shipping/delivery typically $0-$70+)
$495Sears (Delivery starts at $80; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$549Home Depot (At times offers free shipping/delivery)
$494Abt Electronics (Typical estimated delivery $0-$78
$467AJ Madison (Shipping/delivery typically $99-$198; at times offers free shipping/delivery)

Prices For Matching Dryers

(Prices as of 06/27/2012)
Starting From Item
$4337 Cu. Ft. 9-Cycle GE GTDP280EDWW Electric Dryer
$5527 Cu. Ft. 9-Cycle GE GTDP280GDWW Gas Dryer

Additional Costs:

$0-$75+Power cord, hook-up parts/kit
$0-$200+Shipping & Handling (it can cost $0-$25+ to haul away the old appliance)
$60-$250+Extended Warranty, depending on retailer, length and terms
$0-$2,000Washer-dryer hookups, with electric/water lines


DimensionsHeight: 42"
Width: 27"
Depth: 25.5"
Weight137 lbs.
Height (lid open)51"
PowerElectric, 120V, 15 amps.
StyleTop load
Energy Star QualifiedNo (does not meet EPA criteria for better-than-average efficiency)
Estimated Cost Per Year$52 with electric water heater, $29 with natural gas
(Average range for similar models $10-$71)
Capacity3.9 Cu. Ft.
DrumStainless steel
CabinetGalvanized steel
ControlsRotary dials
Wash Cycles13: whites heavy/regular/light/quick wash; Colors heavy/regular/light/quick wash; permanent press heavy/regular/light ; rinse, drain & spin
Water Temperatures3: cold/cold, warm/cold, hot/cold
End-of-cycle SignalNo
DispensersAutomatic bleach and fabric softener dispensers
DetergentStandard detergent
Spin SpeedMaximum 630 rpm
Other FeaturesPower rinse setting (to use with fabric softener)
Warranty1 year limited, parts and labor

The manufacturer's detailed information on this product is available at

What People Are Saying:

Consumer Reports rates the GE GTWN2800DWW excellent for gentleness and vibration; very good for washing performance, water efficiency and capacity; and good (a somewhat mediocre rating) for energy efficiency and noise levels. User reviews are mixed, with anywhere from 60%-100% recommending this machine, depending on the site. Many satisfied users call this a good, basic machine that works well for people who dislike the new high-efficiency washers. Other positives mentioned include the large capacity, quiet operation (several say they have to check that it's working because it's so quiet) and simple controls -- although a few who recommend this machine note that they wish it had a hand wash or delicates cycle. Negative reviews cite repair problems and torn or still-dirty clothing.