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GE Spacemaker GTUP270EMWW

*Est. $1,325
Reviewed
March 2012
by ConsumerSearch
GE Spacemaker GTUP270EMWW

Full-size laundry center

Pros
  • Can wash a full load
  • Moisture sensor in dryer
  • Can run washer and dryer at same time
  • Quiet
Cons
  • Requires 240-volt outlet
  • Plastic washtub
  • Some reliability problems
  • Can damage clothing

The GE Spacemaker GTUP270EMWW is the only full-sized laundry center (27 inches wide) that gets above-average ratings from users in our sources. This washer-dryer has most of the features you'd expect to find on a standard top-loading washer, nine wash cycles, four temperature options and dial controls. However, the wash basket is made of plastic, a less durable material than the stainless steel or porcelain found in most standalone washers. The dryer has a moisture sensor, which is important for saving energy and preventing overdrying that can damage clothing. The washer-dryer requires a 240-volt dedicated outlet, but on the plus side, this amount of power allows you to run the washer and dryer at the same time. This laundry center also comes in a gas-powered version, the GTUP270GMWW (*Est. $1,400) .

Users generally like the GE Spacemaker's cleaning performance, and they say its 3.3-cubic-foot capacity allows them to run a full load of laundry at once. They also say it runs quietly. However, we saw many complaints that the dryer damages clothing by snagging buttons, zippers and drawstrings in the lint filter. In addition, we found some complaints about this laundry center's reliability. If you don't have the space for a full-sized laundry center, consider a compact model, such as the 24-inch-wide Whirlpool LTE5243DQ (*Est. $1,250) . This laundry center generally gets better ratings for reliability than the GE, but it cannot handle a full-sized load.

HomeDepot.com was our best source of reviews for the GE Spacemaker GTUP270EMWW, with about 25 reviews total. We also found about 10 additional reviews at Sears.com and AJMadison.com.

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Our Sources

1. HomeDepot.com

Roughly 25 owners review the GE Spacemaker GTUP270EMWW at HomeDepot.com, giving it an overall rating of 3.5 stars out of a possible 5. Owners appreciate this laundry center's quietness and space-saving design, and they like being able to run a full load of laundry. However, we saw a few complaints about reliability and damaged clothing.

Review: GE Unitized Spacemaker Washer and Electric Dryer in White, Contributors to HomeDepot.com

2. Sears.com

We found a handful of reviews here for the GE Spacemaker GTUP270EMWW, with an average rating of 3 stars out of 5. Owners like the machine's capacity and variety of options, but nearly half of them complain that the dryer "eats buttons and pants drawstrings."

Review: GE 27" Electric Unitized Washer/Dryer - White, Contributors to Sears.com

3. AJMadison.com

AJMadison.com has only a couple of reviews for the GE Spacemaker GTUP270EMWW. One owner gives it five stars for its capacity and cleaning power, but the other gives it one star, complaining that it "eats buttons" and "twists cords on clothing until they break."

Review: GE Spacemaker GTUP270EMWW, Contributors to AJMadison.com

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