The GE GTW330ASKWW is a traditional unit with an agitator for cleaning. Although it’s simple and a little old fashioned, this machine is a good value because it features many wash cycles, it uses small amounts of water and it has affordable operating costs. Its initial cost is quite low too.
This top-load washing machine isn’t specifically a high-efficiency washer but it is still competitive. It's about the middle of the pack with an estimated annual energy cost of $22 – much better than some of its traditional counterparts. Some of those savings come into play because it has a smaller capacity. It's easier to conserve water when the wash tub is relatively small. There is only one unit we reviewed with a smaller capacity than this one. But, its 3.8 cubic feet of capacity should be enough to fit most loads. If you need more capacity, read about it in our LG WT7200CV review (opens in new tab).
Its 11 wash cycles include basic cycles for cleaning your clothes, such as delicates, towels, and sheets and jeans. There are also specific white and color cycles and variants on those, such as light, normal and heavy. This GE doesn’t have as many cycle options as some competitors, but it has enough for most people, and the heavy-duty agitator is designed to gently clean laundry loads of all sizes.
This washer offers automatic load sense, which reduces the amount of water you use for each load. This makes it so that you end up paying less money to operate this washer overall. Other helpful options include automatic dispensers for fabric softener and bleach, pre-soak, extra rinses and spins, and a deep-water rinse.
GE offers a one-year warranty for the overall machine. That's on the lower end on the warranty scale for the washers we reviewed and doesn't include separate warranties for the motor or stainless steel wash drum.