GE EWA5600KWW Top Load Washer
by B. Ann
Forget the idea that a GE washing machine should indeed clean and rinse on the first time through each cycle. Skip the "Energy Efficient" title with GE: unless washing and rinsing twice per load is your idea of efficiency, that is.
I was told by their consumer relations hotline that I had "buyer's remorse " for expecting a new top loading GE EWA5600KWW to actually do what it was supposed to: wash and rinse loads completely (how about as well as my 18 year old Speed Queen washer that it was replacing??), even needing to wash twice when using a stain remover if needed and rubbing in extra HE Wisk detergent; even with two washings, or two rinses.
I have such gaul, I know. The repairman also said I should "rinse twice" to remove lint that stays on dark loads - and the point concerning efficiency or effectiveness is...???
GE adamantly stated in a phone message that it "would not be replacing the model" I have purchased as "it performs as stated and nothing is wrong with it" --- except that it doesn't perform as a washing machine that should work the first wash or rinse through, or that it is efficient.
I did not need an expensive, glitzy washer with pedestal, etc. What I thought I was buying was an efficient and more eco-friendly machine to take the place of my dependable though finally broken older Speed Queen. GE of course doesn't even have to acknowledge that it created a lemon of a machine and won't accept responsibility for its poorly designed machines - or care if the little guys (consumers) complain about their sticking it to the masses.
It is, once again, corporate conglomerate cretins not caring about the little guys. The repairman told me I could "sell it on craigslist...."