GFWR4800FWW Review


Capacity: 4.8 cu ft
Width: 28"
MSRP: $1300


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Washer Pros and Cons
Cleaning Steam-cleans and sanitizes clothes. Steam is very effective in gently removing tough stains, sanitizing garments, reducing allergens, and getting clothes really clean. Helps soften clothes and prevent wrinkles during high speed spin cycle.
Spin Maximum washer spin rate is 11% higher than average. Higher spin RPM wrings more water out of clothing, shortens dryer time, and saves on overall washer-dryer energy use. Ranks in the top 30% of new clothes washers for BETTER moisture removal.
Energy Energy Factor is 20% higher than average. Washing machines with higher Energy Factors are more efficient and will save you money by using less energy. Ranks in the top 1% of new clothes washers for BEST energy efficiency.
Water The GFWR4800FWW Water Factor is 25% lower than the average new washing machine. More efficient washers have lower Water Factors and will use less water to operate. Ranks in the top 1% of new clothes washers for BEST water efficiency.
Cycles Cycles and options are 35% higher than average. Operating flexibility can be important if you have diverse fabrics and soil conditions within your family. Ranks in the top 25% of new washing machines for BEST program variability and selection.
Price Based on the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), the cost per cubic foot of capacity is about average for a new clothes washer and is rated GOOD for price efficiency. Washers can often be purchased on-sale 10%-20% under MSRP.  

GE GFWR4800FWW Washer


Performance Ratings
Steam Steam Cleaning - Generates steam that deeply penetrates clothing to remove grime and achieve a cleaner wash. Gentler on fabrics than other stain-removing wash cycles. Produces a softening affect that reduces wrinkles from high spin rates.
Sanitize NSF Sanitize Cycle - Certified by the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) P172 Protocol to effectively sanitize clothes. Reduces 99.9% of microorganisms and ensures there is no significant carryover of bacteria into future loads.
Allergen NSF Allergen Certified - The GFWR4800FWW is certified by the NSF to remove 95% of house dust mite allergens and feline dander. Employs the P351 allergen reduction Protocol where the water is heated to at least 131 deg F for at least three minutes.
Auto Temp Control - Automatically regulates the hot and cold water supply to ensure that the wash water is at the proper temperature for the cycle selected. On cold winter days the hot water runs longer or more often to compensate.
Heater Internal Water Heater - Includes an internal water heater that can boost water temperature beyond your home's hot water tank. Helps maintain optimum temperatures throughout each cycle. Hot water is the key to really getting your clothes clean.
Automatic Water Level - Designed with sensors that detect the load size and then adjust the water level to achieve the best cleaning and rinsing performance. Convenient feature that eliminates guessing and saves water costs.
Drum Stainless Steel Wash Drum - Stainless steel is a durable wash basket material that resists corrosion, stains, and chipping. It is superior to porcelain or plastic. Over 90% of new washers produced today have stainless steel drums.
Vibration Added Vibration Control - The GE GFWR4800FWW is advertised to have advanced features to help control vibration and related noise. Details of these anti-vibration features are not readily available and the true effectiveness is unknown.
Drum w Paddles - Front load washer with a rotating drum and paddles that lift and drop clothes. Very effective washing mechanism compared to the older agitating machines. Gentle on clothing and uses significantly less water.
MSRP $1300 - Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is 23% higher than the average new washer. Expect to pay about $235 more than average. Ranks in the lower 15% of new washers for FAIR overall price. Also check the cost per cubic foot.  
Motor 1 Year Warranty - Standard one-year parts and labor warranty on the washer drive motor. The drive motor is one of the more expensive components to replace and several brands offer longer part warranties of up to 10 years. Warranties are subject to change.  

Convenience Ratings
Capacity 4.8 cu ft - Interior capacity is 24% higher than average. Larger washers generally cost more, but if you have a big family, or want to do your wash less often, they can save you time and money. Ranks in the top 30% of new washers for LARGEST load size.
Periodic Tumble w Air - Circulates fresh air and continues to tumble the clothes periodically after the wash cycle is complete. Keeps clothes fresh and reduces wrinkles for several hours if you are delayed or simply forget about the wash.
Time Remaining Time Display - The GE GFWR4800FWW includes a digital time display at the top of the washer that shows estimated remaining cycle time. Just glance at the display while you're working and plan your time accordingly.
Delay Delay Start / End - You can program the wash cycle to start or end several hours later when you wake up or arrive home. Allows you to organize laundry chores around your schedule, or take advantage of lower, off-peak, utility rates.
Dispenser Detergent, Softener, Bleach Dispenser - Bleach, fabric softener, and detergent can be preloaded into the GE GFWR4800FWW dispensing trays and automatically released by the washer at the optimum time in the wash cycle.
Settings 15 Temp-Soil-Spin Settings - 5 Temperature, 5 Soil, and 5 Spin settings. Higher than average number of settings for these key items on a new washer. More settings provide added flexibility for a wide range of fabrics, stains, and conditions.
Quick Wash - In a hurry? Forget to wash a garment for today's special event? This washing machine has a fast wash cycle that can have your clothing ready in much less time than regular cycles.
Wash-Dry Overnight Wash & Dry - Wash and dry a small load of clothes overnight. The washer continues to tumble after the wash cycle ends, while a fan circulates fresh air through the clothes. Laundry is ready when you wake up in the morning.
Drum Light - Illuminates the wash drum area when loading and unloading clothes. Helpful in poorly lit rooms or just to alleviate shadows that can hide items like socks which go missing until the next wash cycle.
ADA ADA Compliant - Complies with Federal American Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations. Controls and operating mechanisms are within 48 in and 15 in defined reach distances, and can be easily operated with one hand.
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Ready - Ready to operate through a home Wi-Fi Internet connection with a Wi-Fi adapter. Washer can be remotely programmed, operated, or diagnosed through a computer or Smartphone app. Smart Grid and Smart Meter capable.
No Detergent Reservoir - Like most washers, this machine does not have a reservoir that holds a large supply of detergent. A Few brands such as GE, Maytag, and Whirlpool offer new washers with multi-day detergent and fabric softener storage.  
No Reversible Door - Like most front load clothes washers, the door is fixed and cannot be changed to open from the other side. Only a few brands such as Electrolux and Kenmore offer washers with reversible door capability.  
Stackable Stackable - Front load washers can be stacked vertically with a companion front load dryer. If you have a small laundry area this is a very convenient feature. It also places the dryer at shoulder level for easier loading.

Energy & Water Ratings
Star V7
Energy Star V 7.0 Qualified - Meets Federal ENERGY STAR Version 7.0 test criteria for front load washers that became effective March 7, 2015: Integrated Modified Energy Factor (IMEF) >=2.38 and Integrated Water Factor (IWF) <=3.7.
Star V6
Energy Star V 6.1 Does Not Apply - This washing machine model has been tested under the newer Energy Star Version 7.0 criteria that became effective March 7, 2015. The older Energy Star V 6.1 criteria are now obsolete.  
2015 Most Efficient - The GE GFWR4800FWW is among the few washers that have earned Energy Star's Most Efficient washer award for 2015. Water and energy efficiency is superior to other Energy Star washing machines.
CEE 2015 Tier 3 - The Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) lists this washing machine as a CEE Tier 3 appliance according to 2015 standards. Tier I is equivalent to Energy Star, Tier II is more efficient, and Tier III is super-efficient.
CEE 2011 Does Not Apply - The GFWR4800FWW has been tested under the newer Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) criteria established in 2015. The older 2011 CEE Tier I, II, or III standards are now obsolete.  
132 kWh - The Energy Guide label lists an estimated annual electricity usage of 132 kilowatt-hours. The assumptions and test criteria for this amount of usage are in accordance with the latest 2015 Energy Star Version 7.0 procedures.
3932 Gal - Energy Star lists an estimated annual water usage of 3932 gallons. The assumptions and test criteria for this amount of water are in accordance with the newer 2015 Energy Star Version 7.0 procedures.

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