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Old 03-19-16, 04:59 PM
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Wow, speaking of BS marketing...

Have I got a bridge for you...

OK I didn't actually buy this... it came with the house... and likely is about to be tossed. It is my GE Profile Washing Machine. It looks as though the timermotor failed, and that is a $280 part for a 13 year old machine. More likely I am buying a new one.

But I just have to share these ironies about the machine... right on the front in big bols text it says "Deluxe Quiet Plus." Now that might make one assume that it is a nice quiet machine, maybe one that can be installed in-house. Only problem is, this "Deluxe Quiet Plus" machine sounds like a jet taking off on the spin cycle... Is this normal, one might ask... sure, right from the manual:

Washer is noisy High pitch jet engine sound • This is normal during the spin cycle.
Here, read it yourself... https://products.geappliances.com/Mar...49-90116-3.pdf

Now how exactly does High pitch jet engine sound translate to "Deluxe Quiet Plus?"

And since I am ranting... how about the "Extra Large Capacity?" A mere 3.2 Cu Ft. Just how is that Extra Large?

Marketing hype... pure BS actually. "Deluxe Quiet" riiiiiiight...
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Old 03-20-16, 07:35 AM
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well you know GE does makes jet engines, so in comparison to their other products it's quite quiet
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Old 03-20-16, 08:07 AM
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I love GE engines. GE washing machines....not so much.
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Old 03-20-16, 12:18 PM
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I just can't get over the "Deluxe Quiet Plus" part while the damn operating instructions clearly state "sounds like a jet engine."

BTW nothing about this machine is Quiet... I mean it is pure and simple BS to put that on the front of the machine.
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Well, if a jet engine sounded like my washer on spin cycle, I'd be paging the flight attendant and asking for a parachute.
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When I lived in UK for a few years, we had a small all-in-one washer/"dryer" unit with a crazy intense spin cycle. Maybe it's just quiet relative to that extreme?
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At our English Airb-n-B, they had one of those jet engine washing machines.
Bad: Noisy spin dry cycle.
Good: Clothes come out practically dry.

Probably an overall energy saver since you can hang dry the last few water molecules, or use a dryer for 1/20 th the normal time.
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Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
At our English Airb-n-B, they had one of those jet engine washing machines.
Bad: Noisy spin dry cycle.
Good: Clothes come out practically dry.

Probably an overall energy saver since you can hang dry the last few water molecules, or use a dryer for 1/20 th the normal time.
Yup, apt description... nearly dry... hanging out won't do much for the nearly dry clothes though... this is in the PNW, where there is nearly constant moisture in the air. GRIN
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Well, if a jet engine sounded like my washer on spin cycle, I'd be paging the flight attendant and asking for a parachute.
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Odds are good also that after 13 years the main bearing has gotten louder than when it was new. We noticed that with our last washer. One day I looked at my wife and said, "Does the washer seem louder that it used to be?"

By the end of that's washer's life there was no doubt. I am not exaggerating when I say that while the washer was spinning we could not have a conversation without shouting anywhere on the same floor of the house.

$500 to install a new main bearing on a 10 year old washer vs $600 for a new washer. Wasn't much of a decision.
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Originally Posted by Tundra_Man View Post
Odds are good also that after 13 years the main bearing has gotten louder than when it was new. We noticed that with our last washer. One day I looked at my wife and said, "Does the washer seem louder that it used to be?"

By the end of that's washer's life there was no doubt. I am not exaggerating when I say that while the washer was spinning we could not have a conversation without shouting anywhere on the same floor of the house.

$500 to install a new main bearing on a 10 year old washer vs $600 for a new washer. Wasn't much of a decision.
Well, perhaps, but like I said, the owners manual specifically states "sounds like a jet engine." Sure doesn't jive with "Deluxe Quiet Plus" though... unless they intended the "Plus" part to mean, "oh yeah, sounds like a jet engine."
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