PFWS4605LMG Review


GE PFWS4605LMG GE
PFWS4605LMG

Front Load
Capacity: 4.3 cu ft
Width: 27"
Discontinued
Cleaning

Steam

Capability
Cycles

10/8

Cyc/Opt
Energy

2.7

Factor
Water

3.9

Factor
Warranty

1/1

Motor/Tub
Price

$372

Per Cu Ft

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GE PFWS4605LMG

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Washer Pros and Cons
Cleaning Uses an internal heater to steam-clean and sanitize clothes. Only about 35% of new washers have a steam generation capability, It is very effective in getting garments clean while being gentle on the fabrics.
Cycles Number of available cycles and options is about average for a new washing machine. Generally the more cycles and options you have to choose from, the better the chance of meeting your clothing care needs.  
Energy Modified Energy Factor is 2% higher than average and ranks in the top 45% of new washers for BETTER energy efficiency. MEF = capacity / energy usage; the higher the factor, the less electricity it uses.
Water The PFWS4605LMG Water Factor is about average for a new washing machine and should provide GOOD water efficiency. WF = consumption / capacity; the higher the factor, the more water it uses.  
Warranty This model has been discontinued by the manufacturer but may still be available at some stores that sell GE washers. Should provide at least the standard one-year parts and labor warranty.  
Price Price per cubic foot is 35% higher than average and ranks in the bottom 10% of new washers for POOR affordability. Based on the MSRP, each cubic foot costs about $95 more than the average new washer.  


GE PFWS4605LMG Washer


Performance Ratings
Spin
Speed
1300 RPM - Maximum spin speed is 16% higher than average and ranks in the top 30% of new washers for BEST moisture removal. Higher spin RPM usually shortens dryer time and often saves on energy use.
Temp
Control
Auto Temp Control - Automatically regulates the hot and cold water supply to ensure that water enters and stays at the proper temperature. On cold days the hot water runs longer or more often to compensate.
Wash
Motions
Standard Motions - Cleans using standard front load tumbling wash motions that are effective for most wash applications. Some models have unique motions that can help improve cold wash cleaning in particular.  
Internal
Heater
Internal Heater - Uses an internal heater to achieve higher temps beyond your home's hot water supply. Hot water is the best way to remove stubborn stains. Key feature that makes a difference.
Steam
Clean
Steam Cleaning - The GE PFWS4605LMG generates steam that deeply penetrates clothing to achieve a cleaner wash. Gentler on fabrics than regular wash cycles with a softening affect that reduces wrinkles.
Sanitize
Cycle
Sanitize Cycle - Water is heated to the 160-degree range where it kills most or all germs and bacteria. Helps ensure that your laundry is truly fresh-smelling by destroying odor-causing bacteria. NSF Certified.
Foam
Cleaning
No Foam Cycle - Powerfoam is only available on select Samsung washers. Foam cleaning has not proven to get your clothes any cleaner, but it can lessen wash-times and may be easier on certain fabrics.  
Allergen
Cycle
No Allergen Cycle - While the PFWS4605LMG does not have an allergen cycle, it does have an internal heater with high temperature cycles that can reduce dust mites, pet hair, and other common allergens.  
Water
Level
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 also saves water.
Vibration
Control
Vibration Control - Actively works to keep the washing machine drum balanced during both wash and spin cycles. System is designed to absorb vibrations, reduce noise, and help prevent out-of-balance loads.
Wash
Drum
Stainless Steel Wash Drum - Stainless steel is a long-lasting wash tub material; it resists corrosion, stains, and chipping. Durability is why several manufacturers offer extended warranties on steel tubs.


Convenience Ratings
Capacity 4.3 cu ft - Interior capacity is 11% higher than average and ranks in the top 30% of new washers for LARGEST wash-load size. Larger washers cost more, but they save you time and money over the long-run.
MSRP $1599 - Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price is 46% higher than average and ranks in the bottom 5% of new washers for POOR overall price. Be sure to also check the cost per cubic foot.  
Display Touchscreen LCD Display - GE's PFWS4605LMG has a Liquid Crystal Display that provides visual information about remaining cycle time, program status, and other washing machine functions and options.
Delay
Start
Delay Start - You can program the wash cycle to start at a later, more convenient time. Allows you to fit the laundry around your schedule and to consider hot water availability or planned home arrival.
Dispenser 3-4 Tray Dispenser - Bleach, fabric softener, and detergent can be preloaded into the PFWS4605LMG dispensing trays and automatically released by the washing machine at the optimum time in the wash cycle.
Settings 5/5/5 Temp/Soil/Spin Settings - Higher than average number of selectable settings for temperature, soil level, and spin speed. More settings provide added flexibility with the care of your fabrics.
Quick
Wash
Standard Quick Wash - Standard quick-wash capability where you can run a small-load, short cycle (generally 30 minutes). Allows you to quickly do some last-minute laundry for unexpected events.  
Overnight
Wash-Dry
Overnight Wash & Dry - Less than 5% of new washers have this model's ability to both wash and dry a small load of clothes overnight. Clothes are kept moving so they come-out fresh and wrinkle-free.
Custom
Cycle
Custom Cycle - Allows you to program a custom cycle with specific temperature, soil level, spin rate settings and other options. No need to select everything over and over, just push the My Cycle button.
Smart
Phone
No Smartphone Connect - You can't control washer operations or troubleshoot problems through a smartphone application. About 25% of new washers now have some type of phone connectivity.  
Detergent
Reservoir
Detergent Reservoir - Reservoir holds a few weeks worth of laundry detergent / softener and automatically dispenses them during the wash cycle. Saves time and effort pouring liquids, just load and go.
Reverse
Door
No Reversible Door - The washer door is fixed and cannot be changed to open from the other side. Only a few brands such as Electrolux and Kenmore offer some washers with reversible door capability.  
Stackable Stackable - Like most new washers today, this model can be stacked vertically with a dryer to save space and allow one unit to be accessed comfortably at shoulder level. Small laundry room? No problem.


Energy Ratings
Energy
Star
Energy Star Qualified - Meets or exceeds ENERGY STAR federal criteria of Modified Energy Factor >=2 and Water Factor <=6. Over 90% of new washing machines are now ENERGY STAR qualified.
Most
Efficient
No Most Efficient Award - Like most new washers on the market, the GE PFWS4605LMG has not earned Energy Star's Most Efficient award and does not pass their toughest criteria for elite efficiency.  
Energy
Use
201 kWh Annual - Estimated annual electricity use is 26% higher than average and ranks in the bottom 15% of new washing machines for FAIR KWh usage. Check the Modified Energy Factor for efficiency.  
CEE
Tier III
CEE Tier III - The Consortium for Energy Efficiency has listed the PFWS4605LMG as a super-efficient appliance. Tier III models are the most efficient with criteria that is significantly greater than Energy Star.
Cold
Wash
Eco Cold Wash - A special cold wash cycle is available that is not only eco-friendly, but it also employs a unique process to help get your clothes clean. Especially effective with multiple wash motions.
Smart
Grid
Not Smart-Grid Capable - Cannot be hooked into your present or future local utility smart-grid and programmed to operate when utility rates are lower. Most new washers are still not smart-grid capable.  


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