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GE WPRE6150 top load washer

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Product Overview
The WPRE6150's capacity is 3.5 cu.ft. Though it is smaller than the usual 4 cu. ft. machines in the market, it makes up through its cleaning power. Beneath this compact white-enameled exterior lies a motor that is ready and able to take on the heaviest of loads yet still be gentle enough on the most delicate types of fabric.

Key features

The WPRE6150 is a sight to behold and a cinch to control with its rotary electronic wash/rinse control knobs at the panel. Washer control features are displayed on a LED screen along with the cycle countdown. Users no longer have to watch its every spin, as the cycle status lights can tell them at what stage the washing is in. This washer is a top-loading type of machine that has a door that opens wide at the top to accommodate even large pieces of laundry such as blankets or towels. Inside the 3.5 cu. ft. tub is a stainless steel wash basket that contains the laundry items. Water is dispensed into the laundry through the RainShower™ System.

PerfecTemp™ variable water system

The GE WPRE6150 assures users of cleaner and fresher fabrics by using water that has been set at different temperatures to kill germs and get rid of stains fast. With its PerfecTemp™ variable water system, the water used to first rinse out the clothes are heated up to kill germs and bacteria and loosen stubborn dirt and grime. After flushing out the germs and dirt, the washer runs the laundry into cold water to help preserve the color and quality of the fabric. There are six temperature settings to choose from with GE's WPRE6150.

GentlePower™ Control agitator

Unlike other washers that use aggressive agitators and fans in the tub that damages clothes, the GE WPRE6150 uses the GentlePower™ Control agitator. This type of agitator handles even the most delicate of the laundry items with utmost care, while driving out the stains and dirt. This washer has six wash/spin combinations and 32 cycles to choose from.


For those who want to have that gentle but thorough washing the hands can do, this washer has a Handwash cycle with light soil setting. This not only gets rid of the stain as if they washed it by their hands, but also takes extra care of the fabric while being washed. Fabric pieces such as cottons can be soaked prior to the washing process if there are stains that are hard to remove. Auto soaking time ranges from 15 minutes to 30 minutes. For those items
that have really heavy stains, the washer can be set to regular extra heavy soil, regular extra light soil, regular heavy soil, regular light soil, or regular medium soil to get rid of these stains without damaging the color and quality of your fabric.

Baby clothes, lingerie, and other small articles of clothing can get the germs and the dirt driven out of them without reducing their fabric to shreds, thanks to the Delicates cycle with light soil option. Casual types of clothing are also treated with the heavy soil or medium soil options. If on a schedule and don't have the time to do a full load, the Easy Care cycle of this top-loading washer with heavy soil, light soil, and medium soil options can take care of the dirt and germs without having to wait a little longer.

When it comes to rinsing out the suds, this washer is also a very competent machine that takes out the excess detergent with a Quick Rinse or even a Second Rinse option. Squeezing out excess water is done by the spin cycle with extended spin option. It's possible to remove the excess moisture without having to wash the garment all over again with the spin only option.

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Many users find the GE WPRE6150 to be a very effective washer because it is efficient, ENERGY STAR Qualified, and affordable. It cleans well and has gentle fabric care features.

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A lot of complaints about this washer stem from its being a noisy machine when used. Some users have also reported that their units didn't work at all upon first try, after the delivery to their homes.

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Final Thought

If you want a washer that's heavy on the features but not on the pocket and space, then this one can be the right one for you. Though there are some reported quirks, most consumers gave this washer a good rating.
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* affordable
* efficient
* not as bulky as other top loaders
* cleans well
* has good fabric care features

* walks or dances across floors if used to full capacity
* some units arrive defective
* noisy

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Mar 30, 2013
Maintenance mans dream
by: Justin Bright

I purchased this machine about a year and a half ago. So far I've replaced the belt 3 times had a problem with the control sequence several times, unit will not drain and progress to the next cycle, wont open the cold water valve. I work as an air conditioning technician and see a lot of electrical and mechanical ways to do things. the belt on this machine is a poor choice due to how much it has to be stretched to fit, and wears too easily. The quality of the engineering behind this product has turned me off from buying any further GE products in the future. there is no value in this purchase. initial cost about 500 dollars, parts and service 400 dollars. for 900 dollars I could have got a very nice LG or Samsung.

Mar 24, 2013
Wanting clean clothes from washer
by: Joyo

I've struggled with this machine for over 3 years now. It's extremely loud and left residue all over our clothes. I discovered the softener dispenser was loose. When I removed it, it was FULL of the most disgusting, smelly black goop you could imagine. My daughter has black work clothes for a restaurant and although they aren't as bad as they were, the clothes still don't come out perfectly clean. The washer is whiny and clunky. I am very disappointed.

Jun 04, 2012
Complete waste of money
by: Anonymous

Could not agree more with the comments about how bad this machine is. I have only had this for a year and am paying the money to buy a new one. There is virtually no water in this machine and it barely agitates. If you have food on your toddlers clothes when it goes in, it comes out with food. Someone at GE needs to step up and make these products work.

Jun 02, 2012
GE should be ashamed
by: DAN

I bought the GE Profile washer at Home DePot. IT DOES NOT GET THE CLOTHS CLEAN. All GE would say it does what it is design to do. What is that not to get close clean. Home DFePot would not do anything either. Shame on you GE it is a piece of junk.

Apr 26, 2012
agree...worst ever
by: Anonymous

I have been married 48 years and have been through a few machines....this is the absolute worst....it does not clean well at all...wrinkle spins...miss my old washer...it .lasted forever..cannot WAIT to be rid of this washer...if I could rate it a '0' ..that would be the rating...hopefully they will discontinue making this one....never will I buy another GE product...

Mar 26, 2012
Washing machine
by: Anonymous

Please dont buy, my machinemakes a lot of noise and it dont clean clothes well

Mar 13, 2012
by: Anonymous

same problems as below. I have been slowly replacing my GE profile appliances that are only 3-4 years old . They make look nice by the quality sucks.

Feb 02, 2012
I really don't like it!
by: Helen

When I finish washing the clothes all the white dust is still there!

Jan 27, 2012
poorly made
by: Anonymous

have the washer 2 years broke down 2x for same problem the tub out of wack first time under warranty 2nd time no warranty needed a new motor and a transmission i thought for a moment a bought a car repairs would cost 538.00 which is insane for a fairly new washer. as we speak i am talking to consumer affair to compensate for this nightmare of a machine stay away

Jan 10, 2012
by: frank

ours broke after 1 year junk junk junk

Nov 09, 2011
must also agree it's the worst machine i have ever own
by: Anonymous

If you want your clothes to be clean after washing, do not buy this machine. After about 12 months, I am disposing of this machine and purchasing a new one to replace it. While I hate to spend the money, not having clean clothes is just not an option I am willing to live with. Buyer beware!

Jul 21, 2011
What a piece of junk!
by: Anonymous

Plain and simple it doesn't clean clothes. Darks comeout with residue. Spins too fast, tore a hole in my floor. Worst machine I have ever owned!

Mar 13, 2011
Worst washing machine I've ever owned
by: Dissappointed

We bought our washer at Home Depot 1.5 years ago. Within the first 9 months the motor burned out. Luckily the machine was under warranty. It worked fine for another 9 months. Now, 1.5 years after our original purchace, when it is out of warranty, the machine is jumping around and making all kinds of noise. The obvious response to this might be that we are running loads that ae too large. This is definitely not the case.

I don't know if GE makes lower end versions of the same model to sell at Home Depot or if they just make a poor quality machine in general, but I would suggest avoiding this product.

Dec 27, 2010
Too Quiet
by: JLM

We bought this WPRE6150K1WT and turned it on. This one is so quiet compared to our old whirlpool that I had to keep going in the laundry room to see if it was running.All cycles were super quiet from what were used to. Ok just checked to see if the clothes were done washing, and they are super dry! Don't think I've ever come across clean wet laundry like this yet. I'm in my upper 40's and have done mass laundry. So I think this is a great machine so far. I suggest you pick it up from the store yourself, and install it yourself. Only you know how its being handled when you leave the store.

Sep 25, 2010
GE is horrible.
by: Anonymous

I moved into my new house with all GE appliances. and everything from the microwave,dishwasher, and washer and dryer SUCKED, had multiple problems with them! my microwave had to be replaced b/c the plate wobbled and spilled things out of my daughters bottles/coffee cups/etc--they said it was ma-imprinted in the production line...guess their 'inspection line' doesnt do their job and INSPECT!!! not to mention ONE week before my 1yr warranty was up- my fridge BLEW!! ON my daughters birthday! the guys that come out to 'fix' these things hv NO idea what they are talking about-22 yrs of experience or not! they make everything so cheap now...its not energy saving-or $$ saving when it doesnt last...SUX suCks SUUUCKSSSSS!!

Sep 02, 2010
I love this machine
by: Anonymous

I bought this washing machine in late April 2010. I absolutely love it. It gets my clothes clean and the typical cycle is only 46 minutes long. The clothes don't come out wrinkled or tangled and it actually cleans.

I set it on specific sizes (rather than auto-fill) and I've never had a problem. Stains are gone and the clothes are clean.

The noise is not an issue, though it's not much louder than my old machine. But, our laundry room has a door. Even so, the agitation is not so much that the machine moves around. I love it.

Sep 02, 2010
miss my Kenmore
by: Twila

this is the worst machine I have ever owned!!!! Just washed a large load of 2 bath towels and assorted hand towels and wash clothes, AGAIN I had to "drain and spin" as the bathtowels were dripping. At times clothes come out dry in places and the water level never seems to be enough to really WASH the clothes. I can't wash rugs that I did in my Kenmore as they don't spin out and are so wet they have to be hung outdoors. I contacted GE in July with some ?'s and asked for advice but never received any reply. ( they are probably embarassed) I will never get to heaven because of all the names I've called this machine and GE.
If I could just have my old machine back I would be so happy.

Jul 31, 2010
can't wait to say bye bye
by: Wendy Bisson

I can't wait to get rid of this washing machine. I want the good old kind that fill with water and move your clothes around. How can clothes get clean in about four inches of water?I hang my sheets outdoors and it is still hard to get the wrinkles out, because they have been so compressed in the washer. I took clothes out of the machine the other day and there were places on the clothes that were still bone dry, so the water hadn't even penetrated.Plus the cycle itself runs for about 55mins, as compared to the older machines which ran for about 35mins.Sometimes newer isn't always better.

Jun 20, 2010
bad purchase
by: Anonymous


May 04, 2010
just hate it
by: M.Elston

I hate this washer. It is supposed to be an XL capacity machine, but it cannot clean a load that is over 1/2 full even at the highest water settings. It also takes well over an hour to clean most loads. It is a bad design.

Apr 29, 2010
well marketed JUNK
by: Midwest Mom

I bought this machine because of the sales/marketing promos. I was stupid.

Pro: Spins out well, quiet.

Cons: *very, very long cycle. (60-75 minutes!)
*Does NOT clean clothing that is actually dirty.
*rinse 'rain' does not wash out sand or dirt particles, they deposit on the rest of the load.
*Clothing smells funny after being washed (G.E. says due to low detergent needs and less water left in clothing they smell 'like clothes - people are used to perfume smells!' I call B.S. because I've traditionally used scent free detergents.)
*It also wads clothing into tangled little balls.

Conclusion: this technology is trash that has been rushed to market to take advantage of 'energy star' buyers and people looking to be green.

Apr 17, 2010
by: Phil

What's the point of a washing machine that doesn't get your clothes clean, and they smell like cr@p when you're done? Our old GE (had it 8 years) was great, supposedly used too much water so they get high-efficient...BUT THE WHITES ARE GRAY, AND THEY SMELL RANK!


Apr 06, 2010
why is this thing even sold?
by: Deborah

I don't understand when they put these things on the market what they use to test them, or do they? Bought this set about 3 months ago to replace my worn out Maytag. What a disappointment, to say the least. The Profile 6150 if you actually have dirty clothes, like kid's clothes and working man's clothes, will not clean your clothes in one cycle. I have to wash them twice, double rinse, and sometimes extend spin. Dark clothes come out with white, lint-like stuff on them using cold water wash. My water bill is higher, my electric bill is higher, it takes more of my time oh, and the expensive HE detergent too - thank goodness for the "Energy Star" maybe I am saving a little since I have to do everything "twice" but this machine is costing me big time. My advice: steer clear - a total waste of money. It's a piece of junk. I'll be getting rid of mine - looking right now for a replacement.

Nov 19, 2009
Very disappointed
by: Laura

Had this washer for 3 weeks now-not happy at all. It has gone off balance at least once a week. I had GE look at it and they couldn't find anything wrong. I'm loading it correctly so I'm not sure why this is happening but I'm returning it.

Also, on dark colored clothes that are not supposed to go in the dryer, they come out with white spots all over them. The book says it's lint & this can happen on clothes that are line-dryed but what are you supposed to do if the label says to line dry?

Oct 30, 2009
by: Anonymous

I have had it for just over a year and it does not work at all.
before it broke, many times after the spin cycle the clothes were still soaking wet and I would have to spin them again.
the only good thing was that the washing machine was quiet.
Does not clean clothes well.

Now I am unable to find any information as to why it won't agitate or spin.
I guess the motor is shot.
Nothing about it on GE website or trouble shooting guide.
Very Sorry I purchased this machine!

Jul 16, 2009
doesn't clean properly
by: Army Mom in the Aloha State

We lived in a rental home for a few months and used a front loading machine. It was a $2000 washer that was well taken care of but still reeked of mold. If our clothes sat for more than an hour, they also smelled like mold. When our house was ready and I needed to buy my own washer, I chose a top loader to avoid the awful moldy smell. The best one I could find, that didn't have a track record of breakdowns and flooding, was the GE Profile WPRE6150K1WT.

We have a family of five people, one of whom is a 6 year old stain queen. The bottom line: This washer DOES NOT get clothes clean. I love the look. It is quiet. It has a huge capacity. It is energy efficient. The dials mean that I don't have to worry about the fussy computer problems of other machines. The matching dryer is terrific and doesn't shrink our clothing. BUT...our clothes are not clean.

I have tried everything from my Melaleuca old steadies that always get everything out to OxyClean to brighteners to pouring extra water in to cover the clothing to using the 30 minute soak feature on every load. Nothing works. In fact, sometimes the detergent, used as directed by the manufacturer, does not rinse out of the clothes. I have NEVER had that happen and I am used to lowest-bidder, old, Army supplied machines.

What I have noticed is that there is not enough water being used to cover the clothes while they are anemically agitated. The lack of an agitator is a plus except the fact that the slight swishing of the tub does nothing to clean the clothes.

I am happy to say that I bought it from the Blue Crew from Sears who are helping me find a new one to replace it for free. I am sorry to say that will be a difficult task because I don't want mold in our house and all the other top loading, agitatorless washers have histories of flooding/high maintenance control panel problems. I think I am going to have to go back to a solid, old fashioned top loading agitator machine. Wish me luck!

Jun 13, 2009
Wrinkled Clothes
by: gloria

I find that the clothes come out wrinkled,something that had never happened with my old agitater washer.

Other then that the washer as a whole is fine.

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