GE Hydrowave with the 4.1 CF tub
by P. Goodin
(Heath, OH USA)
Have had my washer for about 3 months and am not convinced it is all that great. The washer stops completely when the lid is open so it is really hard to tell what is really going on in there. With the largest load setting the drum fills 1/3 with water. All the clothes are wadded together at the bottom of the drum, much like if you set a regular washer on the small load setting and then filled it to the rim with clothes.
How can that be gentle on your clothes? The load selector does not turn as the cycle advances the only thing you have to tell you what is going on in the machine are the lights. If you change a setting after you start a load I believe the whole cycle starts over, but I am not completely sure. A
lso not sure the clothes are actually getting clean as I have had a few minor spots that didn't come out using the most vigorus agitation I could use.
The owners manual does not help me understand the functions of this machine either. All in all...I wish I had continued to shop or maybe saved my big $$$'s I spent for this machine and bought a frontloader.
Then I could at least SEE what the machine was doing.