GE Spacemaker® Unitized Washer and Electric Dryer WSM2420D
If you are forced to save space in your home, the GE Spacemaker® Unitized Washer and Electric Dryer might be a solution for you. I purchased the unit for around $1100 before tax, after comparing many stacks, some less expensive and some way more expensive. Full of features and high on quality, I thought the GE WSM2420D had the best balance of features that fit my needs. Some of these deciding features include:
- Auto Dry Feature – The dryer has a thermostat that will measure the heat inside, and determine when the clothes are dry and shuts off automatically. This is great for delicate clothes that can easily be over dried and damaged by the high heat. This feature also saves on electricity.
- Compact size – Measuring just under six feet high and under two feet wide this stack will fit in pretty much any closet.
- Light Weight – The unit only weighs 257 pounds, so getting to the condo, up the stairs in the door, and in the closet was easily achieved with a dolly and a couple of bungee cords. The installation manual was also available in Spanish, which was a relief after the handyman who answered the ad in craigslist showed up wearing a cowboy hat bent up like a taco. After the installation, I handed him a twenty and we split a six pack of Tecate, he was more than pleased.
- Straightforward Operation – Once the unit was installed and I was ready to do my first loaded I jammed up the top loader to full capacity with my socks and tidy whities, some had been lying around for months due to my lack of funds for a replacement washer after the old unit’s touch screen display went out and was going to cost over five hundred dollars to replace. One of the deciding features of this unit was that the controls are mechanical knobs and lack the electrical components of some of the more high end units that tend to go out and are costly to repair. The knobs are easy to use and work every time.
If you’re thinking of purchasing a high end unit with a lot of fancy sensors and extra features, you might want to consider the main function of a washer/dryer, which is to wash and dry clothes and work for a long time. The GE WSM2420D will give you all you need in a compact washer/dryer system.