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GE 2.2 DOE cu. ft. Front Load Washer in White

This washer features a PerfectTemp wash system with a HydroHeater that increases the wash temperature to reduce bacteria for a thorough clean. HydroMotion technology gently removes soils from garments to limit wear and tear on your clothes.
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Drain Hose Length

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Matt
Boston, MA
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August 3, 2015
What is the length of the drain hose extension?

If a longer drain hose extension is needed, what are the options?
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August 11, 2015
Hello Matt - this is Nancy at GE Appliances and I am happy to help you. GE no longer offers drain hose extensions for front load washers as we do not recommend them for front load washers. I hope this helps! Thanks for checking with us!
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Is there a pedestal that can be bought to go with this washer?

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new york, NY
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June 29, 2015
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July 4, 2015
Hello micky - this is Nancy at GE Appliances and I am happy to help you. This front load washer does not offer an approved matching pedestal. It can be installed under the counter, stacked, side-by-side or built-in. I hope this helps! Thanks for checking with us!
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LINT FILTER

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donnaw
st. louis, mo
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May 25, 2015
I'M ON A SCOOTER AND AS SUCH THE LINT FILTER NEEDS TO BE ACCESSIBLE. WHERE IS THE LINT FILTER AND HOW DOES ONE CLEAN IT? ADDITIONALLY, WOULD A VIBRATION PAD BE NEEDED? IS THE WASHER ON CASTERS?

I'M PLACING THIS UNDER MY KITCHEN COUNTER, NEXT TO THE KITCHEN SINK AND WOULD LIKE TO HAVE EASY ACCESS IN THE EVENT OF REPAIR....SO SUGGESTION(S) ARE WELCOMED. THANK U!
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May 27, 2015
Hello donnaw - this is Michelle with GE and I am happy to help. There is no lint filter to clean in this model WCVH4800KWW. However, there is a pump filter that may need to be cleaned out from time to time. Due to the nature of the front-load washer, it is sometimes possible for small articles to pass to the pump. The washer has a filter to capture lost items so they are not dumped to the drain. There is an access panel on the front of the washer, toward the bottom, for this. For complete instructions on accessing/cleaning this pump filter, please see page 10 of the following Home Depot link to the Use & Care Manual: http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pdfImages/eb/eb18ae02-54ef-4fb8-8a3a-3e8e1169418d.pdf This washer is equipped with Vibration Control Technology so a vibration pad is not needed. With this technology, the washer is smart enough to know how to operate no matter what the installation. This new system can quickly recognize out of balance loads and adjust spin patterns to reduce vibration. Vibration Control will provide the optimal in spin performance. This washer also has adjustable leveling legs. It does not have casters. This washer is approved for undercounter installation. Installation instructions are included in the Home Depot link mentioned above. Thank you for checking.
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Why is the wash and spin cycle take so long. Longer than my last GE.

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Sam1
Philadelphia
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May 18, 2015
I use the proper HE soap.
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May 22, 2015
Hello Sam1 - this is Nancy at GE and I am happy to help you. The washer cycle time is dependent upon a number of factors such as how quickly your washer fills and drains and how many times the washer needs to redistribute and balance the wash load to reach maximum spin speed. I hope this helps! Thanks for checking with us!
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Additional parts?

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AmyL
NH
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January 5, 2015
What additional parts do I need to order for installation of my GE washer WCVH4800?
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January 7, 2015
Hello,

This is Michelle with GE and I am happy to help.

No additional parts are needed for installation of your washer. It comes with the two fill hoses and the drain hose.

Thank you for checking.
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why are there several -loud clicks when we start a cycle?? Normal??

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denny
saline,mi.
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January 2, 2015
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January 4, 2015
Hello - this is Nancy at GE and I am happy to help you. What you are hearing is normal. On a front-load washer, after you press the "Start" button you will hear the door lock clicking or locking and unlocking. For approximately 15 seconds, the unit's computer checks the system and then locks the door. The basket turns 1/4-turn clockwise, then counter-clockwise and unlocks the door. The system pauses for about 15 seconds with the door unlocked. Next the system locks the door and does a dry spin to determine the weight of the clothes in the washer. A little water is added and the unit does another spin to better determine the weight of the clothes. Then the system begins filling with water based on the weight of the clothes, and starts the wash process. This is about 60 seconds after Start was pressed. I hope this helps! Thanks for checking with us!
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EliseDesigns
Washington DC
February 17, 2015
The high speed spinning cycles and front-loading design require that the unit securely lock the unit's front door and the detergent drawer after you select a cycle and depress "start". The clicks are normal.
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What does DOE mean or stand for?

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Doug
Portland, OR
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November 23, 2014
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December 5, 2014
Hello - this is Nancy at GE and I am happy to help you. DOE stands for the Department of Energy. Appliances must meet DOE requirements. Through the Energy Department’s appliance standards, manufacturers are making great strides in developing new, more efficient appliances that are saving consumers money on their energy bills. I hope this helps! Thanks for checking with us!
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Can I connet the GE 2.2 DOE Cu. ft washing machine to my kitchen sink faucet?

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Flying14
New York, NY
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July 11, 2014
I have an old machine which worked fine that way but now need replacing.
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July 11, 2014
Hello- This is Lisa from GE. This is not a portable model so it cannot be attached to the kitchen sink. We currently do not sell a portable washer. Thanks for checking!
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Why the washer has 120 V, but the compatible dryer has 240V... We only got 120 V. Can I use DCVH480EKWW dryer on 120 voltage.

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Nika
Palo Alto, CA
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July 2, 2014
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JosephHDATL
Atlanta GA
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July 2, 2014
Hey Nika,

If the dryer is an electric model (no gas to power it), then it will require the higher voltage in 30 amps 240V.

This is because the dryer consumes a lot of power for heating up the clothes. Since it is so much, this is why you'd need a dedicated circuit breaker, wire, and outlet going just to it in 30 amps 240V.

Unless you would be getting a dryer that is gas-powered, there isn't another option other than installing a new dedicated breaker, wire, outlet just for it.

Joseph
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High-Efficiency detergent

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Anne
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February 17, 2014
The specifications posted here say high-efficiency deteregent is NOT required, however, when the washer was delivered, the manual and the detergent compartment state HE detergent required? Please clarify!
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February 17, 2014
Hello,

Thank you for choosing the GE Front Load washer model # WCVH4800KWW.

I apologize for the incorrect information that was listed on the Home Depot website. Thank you for bringing this to our attention so it can be corrected.

Yes, all Frontload washers are High-Efficiency and require HE detergent.

Enjoy your new washer!

Donna with GE
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Can this be stacked with another GE dryer?

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AmyL
Floria
about 2.2 DOE cu. ft. Front Load Washer in White on
October 28, 2013
I have an older model of GE stackable washer (WPXH214A0CC) and a matching dryer. I need to replace the washer since it is broken beyond repair. Can I replace it with this model while keeping my old dryer?
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October 29, 2013
Hi AmyL-this is Sue from GE. I am happy to assist you.

Our washer model WCVH4800KWW cannot be stacked with your older dryer. It can be stacked with model DCVH480EKWW. To view the specifications and photo, please visit the following link:
http://www.homedepot.com/p/GE-4-0-cu-ft-Electric-Dryer-in-White-DCVH480EKWW/202023161?keyword=dcvh480#.Um-vpnC-p9U

Thanks for checking with us!
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Wash cycle and rinse temperatures

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St. Thomas, VI
about 2.2 DOE cu. ft. Front Load Washer in White on
November 22, 2012
What are the options for wash and rinse temperatures. Can you choose any wash temperature (hot, warm, cold) to go with any rinse temperature? It's not listed specifically in the specifications and I can't see a close enough picture of the controls to tell.
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Moonkey
California, USA
November 25, 2012
Yes, you have a wide variety of temp settings if you have both hot and cold water feeding into your unit.
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Mauboro
June 18, 2013
Rinse is always cold.
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Can I retrofit a pedestal with my stacked washer dryer? Washer model is WCVH4800K, dryer model is DCCH480EK Thanks.

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THalassa
Boston, MA
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November 18, 2012
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THDCustomerService
Atlanta, GA
November 27, 2012
Hi THalassa,

Thanks for your question and interest in this item. More information is needed to accurately answer your question. Please contact our Online Customer Service Department at 800-430-3376 to get more assistance with this item. Our hours of operation are between 6:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. Eastern Time daily.
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Does the GE 2.2 cu ft DOE Front Load Washer have a compatible GAS dryer? If so, what is the model #.

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dlee
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June 28, 2012
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June 29, 2012
Hello,

Thank you for contacting us and for your interest in GE. I am happy to help.

We do not have a companion dryer for this washer in gas. The nearest model dryer in gas would be the GFDN120GD however the load capacity is much larger than the load size.

Please let us know if you have any further questions.

Sincerely,
Nikki from GE
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Moonkey
California, USA
November 25, 2012
Not that I could find. The matching dryer is a 220V electric dryer
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I would like to drain the washer up into my kitchen sink the way I do with my current under the counter washer/dryer combo unit. Is this possible?

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jen
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June 16, 2012
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June 19, 2012
Hi Jen,

Thank you for your question on the GE 2.2 cu. ft. DOE Front Load Washer in White Model # WCVH4800KWW.

Attachy U-shaped hose guide to the end of the drain hose. Please the drain hose in a luandry tub or standpipe. If the drain hose is placed without forming a U shape, a siphoning action could occur.

Please see the Installation Instructions on the Home Depot Website for this model under "More Info".

* Drain capable of eliminating 17 gallons per minute.
* A standpipe diamater of 1 1/4" minimum.
* The standpipe or laundy tub/sink height above floor should be a minimum height of 30" and maximum height of 96"

I hope this helps.

Donna with GE
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The space we need w/d is 30" Wide, 27" Deep. Will WCVH4800KWW and DCVH480EKWW fit in this space. Also, What is the heating element on the dryer?

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Izzy
Knoxville, TN
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May 24, 2012
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May 25, 2012
Hello Izzy,

This is Donna with GE and I am happy to help you with your questions on the GE Front Load washer # WCVH4800KWW and dryer # DCVH480EKWW.

Considerations must be given to provide adequate clearance for proper operation and service. the minimum clearance to combustible surfaces and for air openings are following. Also when the duct is located in the rear of the dryer, minimum clearance from the wall is 5.5".

* 0" clearance both sides
* 3" front and rear

Washer:
Depth: 26.625"
Overall Width: 23.5"

Dryer:
Overall Depth: 25.6875"
Overall Width: 23.5"

The dryer heating element is 5600 watts. It is thermostatically controlled to maintain selected heat ranges.

I hope this helps!

Thank you for considering GE!
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What is the overall stacked height of washer and dryer?

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Dan
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May 21, 2012
What is the combined height of a GE 2.2 cu ft. DOE Front Load Washer (WCVH4800KWW) when stacked with a GE 4.0 cu. ft. 24 in. Ventless Condenser Electric Dryer (DCCH480EKWW) using stacking kit GE24STACK?
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May 22, 2012
Hello Dan,

This is Donna with GE and I will be happy to help you with your question on the GE Front Load Washer model # WCVH4800KWW.

When the washer is stacked with dryer model DCCH480EKWW using the GE24STACK kit the overall height is 67 5/8".

There is 0" clearance needed at the top. Washers legs have 0.75" (19 mm) adjustability.

I hope this is helpful!

Donna with GE
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Can this washer be stacked with a different brand?

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Parker
Charlotte
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May 10, 2012
I am looking for a washer to replace a Whirlpool Wfc7500 which is also 23.5 inches wide. However, I need to be able to stack with my existing Whirlpool dryer (Wed7500).
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Tangelo
Chicago
May 11, 2012
Hello this is Tangelo from the Home Depot Community!

Yes, you can place your dryer on top of this washer, I would strongly suggest getting the stacking kit so both are attached.

I hope this helps, if you have any more questions you can find me on our website at community.homedepot.com
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May 11, 2012
Hello Parker,

Thank you for your interest in the GE 2.2 cu. ft. Front Load Washer model # WCVH4800KWW.

Because it has not been tested or approved by UL, we have no way of know if it can be stacked with another brand.

Model WCVH4800KWW requires the following stacking kit.

Optional Stacking Kit: GE24STACK (sold separately)

Should you have any additional questions, please let us know.

Donna with GE
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Will I be able to plug this and the matching dryer into the wall if I currently have a combo w/d unit?

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Lou
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May 1, 2012
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May 2, 2012
Hello Lou,
Thanks for your questions. This is Alison at GE. I am happy to assist you.

A combo washer dryer unit will generally have one power cord that operates both units.

Model number WCVH4800KWW and the matching dryer DCVH480EKWW will have separate power cords.

The washer and/or dryer must be electrically grounded in accordance with local codes.

GE recommends the following:

Circuit – Individual properly polarized and grounded 15-amp branch circuit fused with 15-amp, time-delay fuse or circuit breaker.

Power Supply – 2-wire, with ground, 120-volt, single-phase, 60-Hz, Alternating Current.

Outlet Receptacle – Properly grounded 3-prong receptacle to be located so the power supply cord is
accessible when the washer is in an installed position.

For detailed information, the installation instructions for the washer are available on the Home Depot website. After entering the model number in the search field, click go, and then click on the orange tab that's reads, "More Info" the installation guide is downloadable for review.

I hope this information is helpful.

I am here if you have any further questions.

Have a nice day!

Alison
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width and height of washer

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tom
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April 18, 2012
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April 19, 2012
Hello Tom,

Thank you for your interest in the GE 2.2 cu. ft. DOE Front Load Washer in White Model #
WCVH4800KWW.

Following are the dimensions.

Overall Height: 33.3125"
Overall Width: 23.5"
Overall Depth: 26.625"

I hope this helps!

Donna with GE
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