GE WJRE5500GWW top load washer
GE's WJRE550 is dubbed as one mean machine by some consumers. This is because, despite its compact and trim size, it has a good set of features that surely satisfies the needs of most people. Much of the buzz about this top-loading washer comes from its value for money.
* cleans well
* has good set of features
* not Energy Star certified
* hums and vibrates when washing a full load
At 3.5 cu. ft. capacity, the WJRE5500 washer is slightly smaller than its 4 cu. ft. contemporaries but can still take in heavy loads in just one cycle. Its capacity is described as king-sized, meaning, it can take on moderately heavy loads of clothes, drapes, or towels in one cycle. This washer is a top loader; the laundry is placed inside the stainless steel wash basket through the top opening. The lid lifts not only to allow the passage of the laundry but also to reveal clear and color printed instructions on how to operate the machine. The cycles are chosen using the rotary-electronic dials on the dashboard. Users can easily monitor the progress of their laundry with the cycle status lights and washer control feature LED.
This washer also has features that allow water to be more effectively distributed. Bleach and fabric conditioner dispensers also evenly distribute these substances throughout the load. Another way for the WJRE5500 to take good care of different fabric pieces is through the GentlePower™ agitator. Unlike other machines that reduce the laundry to tangled and twisted piles of fabric, the agitator in the WJRE5500 works in a gentler way. Clothes are effectively laundered without becoming one twisted mess with damaged or stretched out fibers.
Aside from effectively laundering clothes, the WJRE5500 also helps users save on water, energy, and detergent costs. This washer automatically adjusts to four water levels and four water temperatures depending on the weight of the load. With the PerfecTemp™ system, water is heated to remove germs and bacteria for a more sanitary wash. Heated water also does well in removing stubborn stains and dirt, making the GE WJRE5500 a suitable washer for those who want to cut back on detergent costs. Aside from heating up the water, washing and rinsing water is also cooled to preserve the quality and colors of the fabric.
Settings and Cycles
The GE WJRE5500 has five wash/spin speed combinations and 18 wash cycles to choose from. Cotton-based
garments are often washed using the Cottons cycle in regular extra heavy soil, regular heavy soil, regular light soil, and regular medium soil cycles. For fragile garments such as lace curtains, silk lingeries, and even baby clothes, the Delicates cycle cleans without damaging the precious fabric pieces. The Casuals cycle with pulsed heavy, light, and medium soil options can take care of even heavy denims in one wash. If pressed for time and need just a quick wash, the Easy Care cycle with heavy, light, and medium doil options can give clean and fresh duds in almost half the time it takes to do a regular wash.
This washer also does a tough job getting those suds out of the wash with its rinsing abilities. The Quick Rinse option also cuts the time needed to get clean and detergent-free laundry after the cycle. Excess moisture is zapped out of the clean wash with its drain and spin abilities.
Users who want their laundry to come out a bit dry, they should choose the extend spin option to wring out almost all traces of moisture. The GE WJRE5500 also has a Spin Only option that can be useful for drying, say, the wet clothes of a guest.
Many users find the GE WJRE5500 a competent washer because of all the impressive features packed in its small frame. It also has an AutoBalance™ Suspension System that prevents excessive vibration during operation. Users find the packaged fill and drain hoses very convenient and easy to install.
Though this washer helps owners save on water, electricity, and even detergent costs, it's not ENERGY STAR certified. Also, some users report annoying noises and vibrations if they put a full load in it.
At approximately $520, the GE WJRE5500 is a very affordable washer considering the many impressive features that it has in its small frame. Its compact size makes it suitable for users who live in small spaces. This washer is also ideal for users who want to cut back on expenses for water, electricity, and even detergent, thanks to its superb cleaning capacities. However, as observed in most GE washers, there may be some quirks when doing a full load in it. But if you can bear having a little hum or twitch on a full load, then the GE WJRE5500 may be just the right kind of washer for you.More GE Washer ReviewsGE Washing Machines Main Page Washing and Dryer Reviews Homepage