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 Posted: Tue Nov 2nd, 2010 08:02 pm
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Needed a new dryer and went looking, of course price and feature creep took hold.  But, found a floor model deal for a GE Profile Front Load pair (DPVH880EJWW and WPDH8800JWW).  Cost for the pair is around $900, which is a screaming deal.  Seems like a good opportunity for an upgrade and I can then sell my old washer.

I tried to search but couldn't find much specific about these models.  My question is if these have any known issues, and how do they work in people's experience?  Are these good machines in function and reliability?

Any help is appreciated, I need to pull the trigger on this in short order to get them.

Mike

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At that price, you can't go too wrong, even if they are GE. Just be aware that GE puts a fatbmarkup on their replacement parts so you'll pay more for repairs.

Are you sure these haven't been returned and cleaned up for re-sale?



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Thanks for the reply.  Good point on them possibly being returned.  No idea and not sure how I could tell.  

Seems like all I read is bad things about front load washers.

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Personally, I like front loaders and think they're the only way to go for several reasons. Other techs here may disagree with me, but here's why I like 'em:

- saves water: 12 gal/wash vs. 56 gal in a top loader
- uses less electricity
- no transmission
- easier on your clothes so they last longer



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some of the new FL's:
Direct Drive (no Belt, no Transmision), Reversible, Variable Speed DC Motor.


 
older T/L's

Transmission,
Neutral Drain, Brake & Cam Drive,
Clutch & Springs (green, black, blue),
Coupler,
Belt,
Prawl,
WigWag,
Agitator & Dogs,
Spin Tube & Drive Block,
Centrifugal Start Switch, 

Am I forgetting anything ?



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I guess the question is then, are the GE Profile models I listed pretty reliable?

The devil I know (Maytag Performa, top load) has a new transmission and water pump I replaced earlier this year. I know I can fix that one easily. Maybe I should just buy a dryer. Any brand recommendations?

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beside the part prices, service information may be hard to find ..



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