According to Designer Appliances, GE has some of the best quality washers and dryers with features that add real benefits. One of GE’s most impressive features is the UltraFresh with Odor Block that eliminates mold and mildew and keeps clothes from smelling musty after a wash. GE’s washers also have SmartDispense for automatic detergent dispensing. Best of all, GE also uses WiFi connectivity in many of its appliances.
Overall, GE’s washers and dryers are rated highly by customers. When customers experience issues with the appliances, it’s usually a basic manufacturing defect. Luckily, as long as the defect appears in the first 12 months (during the appliance’s limited warranty period), GE will cover the cost of the repair.
Unfortunately, Whirlpool’s washers and dryers don’t always get the best reviews from customers. Because Whirlpool’s options are more affordable, they are also more prone to defects. Customers often complain about leaks, faulty workmanship, and other issues.
Whirlpool includes a 12-month limited warranty with every washer and dryer. So as long as the defect occurs in the first 12 months, you’re covered. However, after the warranty expires, you’ll have to cover any repairs on your own. To prevent out-of-pocket payments, we recommend purchasing an extended warranty for washers and dryers.