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.
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 20% of new clothes washers for BETTER moisture removal.
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 5% of new clothes washers for BEST energy efficiency.
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 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 20% of new washing machines for BEST program variability and selection.
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.
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.
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.
NSF Allergen Certified – 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.
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.
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.
Added Vibration Control – 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.
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 10% of new washers for FAIR overall price. Also check the cost per cubic foot.
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.
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 20% 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.
Remaining Time Display – 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 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.
Bleach, fabric softener, or detergent can be preloaded into the dispensing trays and automatically released by the washer at the optimum time in the wash cycle.
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.
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 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 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 – 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.