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GE GTWN4250DWS 3.9 Cu. Ft. 16-Cycle Top-Load Washer Prices, Specifications and Reviews

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  The GE GTWM4250DWS is an extra-large, energy-efficient machine that should handle the washing needs of most households. It uses a modern version of the center-agitator, designed to use less water and energy than old top-load washers. The GTWN4250DWS offers an auto-fill setting that determines the size of the load and sets the appropriate water level or allows the user to manually choose from five water levels, from small to super. Its 16 wash cycles vary from delicates to heavy duty, and include specialty settings like jeans, towels/sheets and drain & spin.

Models: GTWN4250DWS (White)


(Prices as of 10/22/2012)
White      Source
$600Best Buy (Shipping/delivery typically $0-$70+)
$600Sears(Delivery starts at $70; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$599Home Depot (Delivery starts at $80; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$599Lowe's (Delivery starts at $80; at times offers free shipping/delivery)
$539Abt Electronics (Estimated typical delivery $135-$235)
$479AJ Madison (Shipping/delivery typically $0-$198)

Prices For Matching Dryers

(Prices as of 10/22/2012)
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$5127.0 Cu. Ft. 13-Cycle GTDP490EDWS Electric Dryer
$5937.0 Cu. Ft. 13-Cycle GTDP490GDWS Gas Dryer

Additional Costs:

$10-$50+Power cord, hook-up parts/kit
$0-$200+Shipping & Handling (it can cost $0-$25+ to haul away the old appliance)
$40-$260+Extended Warranty, depending on retailer, length and terms
$0-$2,000Washer-dryer hookups, with electric/water lines


DimensionsHeight: 42"
Width: 27"
Depth: 25.5"
Weight150 lbs.
Height (lid open)25.5"
PowerElectric, 110/120 V, 15 Amps.
StyleTop load
Energy Star QualifiedYes (meets EPA criteria for better-than-average efficiency)
Estimated Cost Per Year$22 with electric water heater, $15 with natural gas
(Average range for similar models $10-$71)
Capacity3.9 Cu. Ft.
DrumStainless steel
CabinetPainted metal
ControlsElectronic with rotary dials
Wash Cycles16: permanent press (light, regular), jeans, towels/sheets, whites (light, regular, heavy), quick rinse, drain & spin, speed wash, colors (light, regular, heavy), delicates, hand wash, prewash
Water Temperatures6: tap cold, cold, cool, colors, warm, hot
End-of-cycle SignalNo
Dispensers2: bleach, fabric softener
DetergentConventional detergent
Spin SpeedUp to 700 rpm
Other FeaturesLoad size selection -- small, medium, large, extra large, super or PreciseFill, which automatically senses and sets size
Cycle status lights
Warranty1 year limited, parts and labor

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

What People Are Saying:

A best seller for top-loading washers at several retailers, the GE GTWN4250DWW gets mixed online user reviews, depending on the site. For example, in slightly less than 20 reviews at Sears, less than half recommend this washer, while in more than 100 reviews at Home Depot, about 78% recommend it. Those who like this machine praise its quiet operation and large selection of cycle choices, and say it cleans well and is easy to use. Those who dislike this washer say it's noisy and doesn't clean clothes well; several cite problems with clothes getting caught in the agitator or wrapped into a big knot; and a few report the machine broke down after only a few months.