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4.2 | 51 Reviews

GE® 4.9 DOE cu. ft. Capacity RightHeight™ Front Load ENERGY STAR® Washer with Steam

GE Appliances GFW490RSKWW

Available in 3 Color(s)

Features

  • RightHeight® Design with Built-in Pedestal
  • Time Saver
  • Steam Assist
  • Stain Removal Guide

Quick Specs

  • Type: Washer
  • Style: Front Loading
  • Fuel: Electric
  • Width: 28"
  • Height: 47"
  • Depth: 34.4"
  • Energy Star Rated: Yes
  • Laundry Capacity: 4.9 cu. ft.
  • Steam Cycle: Yes

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RightHeight® Design with Built-in Pedestal

Comfortably load and unload clothes, and use the top as a folding or drying surface, with this factory-installed pedestal

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Time Saver

When you need to get a full load of clothes clean in only 37 minutes

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Stain Removal Guide

Clean the most common stains with preprogrammed settings that modify any cycle to help remove stains like blood, tomato, wine, dirt, grass or coffee

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10-year warranty

Rest assured knowing your washer is backed by a 10-year warranty

RightHeight® Design with Built-in Pedestal Comfortably load and unload clothes, and use the top as a folding or drying surface, with this factory-installed pedestal

Time Saver When you need to get a full load of clothes clean in only 37 minutes

Steam Assist Penetrates deep into fabric fibers, loosening stains like tomato and grass, yet protects your fabrics

Stain Removal Guide Clean the most common stains with preprogrammed settings that modify any cycle to help remove stains like blood, tomato, wine, dirt, grass or coffee

Internal water heater Increases wash temperature to reduce bacteria and provide better cleaning for the really tough stains

Sanitize cycle Feel comfort knowing clothes are sanitized and 99.9% of bacteria has been removed thanks to an internal water heater that boosts the water temperature

Precision Dispense Great cleaning performance is enhanced with a dispenser that distributes fresh detergent multiple times throughout the wash

Allergen cycle Remove up to 99% of pet dander and dust mite allergens* with this cleaning cycle that reaches 131°F *Meets NSF Protocol P351

Adaptive Vibration Control Considers floor type and location of washer in the home to adapt and optimize spin patterns, reducing vibration and sound

eWash Cold Wash Technology Energy-saving option uses a cold water wash on select cycles without sacrificing performance

LED washer basket light Find every last sock with a bright LED light that effectively lights the wash basket

Bulky Items Convenient cycle for comforters and pillows

Active wear wash cycle Finding the right setting for workout clothes is no sweat thanks to a cycle designed specifically for cleaning performance fabrics

10-year warranty Rest assured knowing your washer is backed by a 10-year warranty

Features

  • RightHeight® Design with Built-in Pedestal
  • Time Saver
  • Steam Assist
  • Stain Removal Guide
  • Internal water heater
  • Sanitize cycle
  • Precision Dispense
  • Allergen cycle
  • Adaptive Vibration Control
  • eWash Cold Wash Technology
  • LED washer basket light
  • Bulky Items
  • Active wear wash cycle
  • 10-year warranty
CAPACITY
Total Capacity (cubic feet) 4.9
Wash Basket Type Stainless Steel - Tilted
FILTER
App Filter - Overnight Dry No
App Filter - Pedestal Built In Riser
App Filter - Steam Yes
App Filter - Capacity Washer Large (4.1-4.9 cu. ft.)
App Filter - Product Type Washers Front Load
App Filter - Single Item Cycle No
APPEARANCE
Front Serviceable Yes
Handle Chrome Pocket Handle Door
Installation Side-by-Side
Door Style See-Thru Glass
Color Appearance White
Trim/Accents Chrome Accents
Chrome Knob with Rubber Grip
POWER / RATINGS
Circuit Breaker or Time Delay Fuse 15 or 20 Amp
Volts/Hertz 120V; 60Hz
Motor Speeds Variable
WARRANTY
Warranty Notes See written warranty for full details
Parts Warranty Limited 1-year entire appliance
Limited 10-year motor
Labor Warranty Limited 1-year entire appliance
Limited 10-year motor
ECONOMICAL / QUIET
Quiet Package Quiet-By-Design
ACCESSORIES
Fill Hose WH41X10207 (sold separately)
WEIGHTS & DIMENSIONS
Net Weight 279.0
Overall Depth 34.4
Overall Width 28.0
Overall Height 47.0
Approximate Shipping Weight 295.0
Depth with Door Open 90° 52.0
FEATURES
Style Front-Loading
Whites Cycle Yes
Colors Cycle Normal
Wash/Rinse Temperatures 5
Washer Options/Settings Delay Wash up to 24 hours
Extra Rinse
My Cycle
PreWash
Stain Removal Guide
Steam
Time Saver
Tumble Care
Optional Soil Levels Extra Heavy
Extra Light
Heavy
Light
Normal
Water Heater Yes
Additional Washer Features Adjustable Leveling Legs
LED Basket Light
Vibration Control Yes
Control Type Rotary-Electronic w/LEDs
Pedestal RightHeight™ Design Built-in
Spin Speeds 5
Steam Assist Yes
Number of Cycles 13
Receptacle Type 3-Prong Grounding
Maximum Spin Speed 1250 RPM
Stain Removal Guide Yes
Steam Yes
Delicates Cycle Delicates/Hand Wash
Water Levels Adaptive Fill
Washer Cycles Active Wear
Allergen
Bulky Items
Cold Wash
Delicates/Hand Wash
Normal
Quick Wash
Rinse + Spin
Sanitize
Small Load
Towels & Sheets
Tub Clean
Whites
Washer Control Features Add Garment
Adjustable End-of-Cycle Signal
Control Lock
Control Sounds On/Off
Cycle Status Indicators
Digital Cycle Countdown
Adaptive Capabilities Adaptive Fill
Adaptive Logic System™
Advanced Vibration Control
Automatic Temperature Control
Dispenser Bleach Timed Flow Through
Detergent (Liquid/Powder) Timed Flow Through
Fabric Softener Timed Flow Through
Pretreat Flow Through

Quick Specs


  • Appearance

  • Type: Washer
  • Style: Front Loading
  • Fuel: Electric

  • Dimensions

  • Width: 28"
  • Height: 47"
  • Depth: 34.4"

  • Features

  • Energy Star Rated: Yes
  • Laundry Capacity: 4.9 cu. ft.
  • Steam Cycle: Yes

GE Black Friday Savings Rebate

Offer Expires: 11/1/2018 to 11/30/2018 Must be postmarked by: 1/31/2019

Enjoy exclusive rebate savings with purchase of qualifying GE appliances. Rebate form must be postmarked by 1/31/2019.

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4.2 out of 5

74% of reviewers recommend this product.

Good features

11/8/2018

I bought this GE washer a few months ago to replace the exact same model. I bought my previous washer less than five years ago and the drum broke I was very disappointed I paid so much money and it was American made and it didnt last very long. I replaced it with the same model because I wanted to match my dryer. I hope my replacement will last longer.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Options capacity and ease

11/8/2018

I was originally inclined to purchase a top-loader but was attracted to the ease of accessing the entire inside capacity of this machine. Although Im tall its hard to reach over the top and get to the bottom of the interior of top loaders. The elevation is perfect since the overall height for not interfere with wall-mounted cabinets.

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Great features

11/2/2018

We got it a few months ago and it saves energy and time.

No, I do not recommend this product

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LOVE all of the features.

10/14/2018

I bought this on Tuesday and it was delivered on Thursday this month. Oct. Have not stopped using it. It can even wash quilts Dealer told me that I wouldnt use all of the features. Ha You name it this machine will wash it. They are back to being made in the USA.

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Easy use

8/30/2018

Ordered it with our new house. Very easy lots of washing options

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Great Features

8/30/2018

I bought this two months ago and I am very pleased

No, I do not recommend this product

Unbelievably Satisfied

8/29/2018

We are completely satisfied and happy with our purchase.

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Amazing

8/23/2018

New house and new appliances Efficient and looks great.

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User Friendly

7/23/2018

Im so happy that I bought this right height front-loading model. It looks great in my laundry room and is taller so you dont have to purchase the stand. I appreciate all of the washing options available for all types of laundry and the machine is fun to operate. Yes I said fun

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works great

7/20/2018

I like all the features and the final spin practically drys the clothes. It saves allot of drying time.

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Initial customer satisfaction high

7/15/2018

With two days of use my initial customer satisfaction is high. The machine is stable quiet easy to use and understand and appears to so its job well. It plays a happy tune when the cycle is complete rather than an irritating buzzer...nice

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GREAT FEATURES

7/14/2018

My old one broke and got one just like it. It seems to be a very nice appliance and does a great job

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Bad purchase

6/27/2018

We are on our second one of these washers and wished we never bought one. After two years the first ones bearings went out after gradually sounding like a jet engine. We were told it was a fluke thing and never happens so we bought another one to give it another try and since it was going to cost more than the price of a new one to have the old one fixed. Now after having the new one for only FOUR MONTHS it happened again. Frustrating At least this time its under warranty yet but its apparent that were going to have more problems with it in the future. The repairman even said hes dealt with this a lot with this model. Then why are they still selling it?

No, I do not recommend this product

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Great size and features

6/23/2018

I just replaced 13 year old Washer and Dryer. Looks good great new features. Works really well. Energy efficient.

Yes, I recommend this product

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Its great

4/25/2018

Washes better then expected. Clothes come off barely wet. Like when you put it in the dryer and forgot it was on light instead of normal and check on it 20 mins later.. Thats how i feel the clothes come off the washer. It is slow but thats all front loads. Happy with the product.

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Great features and size

4/24/2018

Just installed it....loved the way it operates and very quite

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Quiet and spins clothes to dry

4/22/2018

My home warranty chose this product for me whe our non GE appliance broke down

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Big size but poor quality

4/17/2018

We bought this top of the line unit and it failed three years down the road. The diagnostic was that its unable to be repaired so no we have to buy a new one. We certainly did not get our investment back.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Awesome washer

4/12/2018

Bought this washer 1 month ago. Love it. Large capacity can wash bed comforters no problem. Is quiet too.

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Great features

4/5/2018

I bout this several weeks ago and love the time savor option

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Did not last but two years

4/4/2018

Bad machine overall. No parts available to get it fixed

No, I do not recommend this product

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Awesome washer

3/27/2018

The variety of settings make this washer wonderful Its been great and easy to use.

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Moderately content

3/26/2018

Cycles are very long typically well over an hour. The dispenser drawer retains water that must be emptied to accurately measure detergent and softener liquids. Hair pet fur and small debris accumulate on the door and under the gasket with no easy way to remove it. A filter would be better. But the machine gives me clean laundry and does not go out of balance like top-loaders. Hopefully it will last a long time.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Great Washer

3/22/2018

Washer installed on January 26 2018... Started washing immediately... Has a light inside the washer so you can see inside the drum when removing items... a great feature... washers delicate to bulky items with no wash or spin problems... have had other brand of washers... this is the best

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So far so good

3/22/2018

I came from a 3.7 ft. front end load washer form GE. That used to do an excellent job on my clothes. I work in construction and tinker in the garage with cars so needless to say my clothes get dirty and greasy. This New unit I can wash more clothes because of its bigger capacity and I didnt think it could get my clothes any cleaner and remove any grease stains as well but it has I have several throw blankets that my dog likes to sleep on I washed thwm on the allergen cycle and they come out fur free and smelling fresh and clean.

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Read reviews before purchasing

3/19/2018

I loved the height and features of these models. But the washer has only lasted me 3 years. Bearings have gone out occasionally holds water in dispenser and have to manually turn off or it will continue to spin. Displeased due to the cost of these units and not holding up longer.

No, I do not recommend this product

Easy to use

3/18/2018

Have washer and dryer and the energy saving is great. No more long cycles

Yes, I recommend this product

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It does so much

3/15/2018

I love my new washer. I look forward to washing clothes its not a chore when you really enjoy what you are using. Love it

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Fantastic washer

3/8/2018

Works great Clothes come out almost completely dry after the spin cycle which makes it easier on our dryer

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Great product

3/2/2018

Nice variety of settings and very quick to wash. This has been a great product for our family of four.

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Right Height right name

2/28/2018

The washer is a great height to work with and retrieve items when removing them. Most of the features are very good and that is why we chose this one over a couple of other brands. It also looks good. I love being able to wash my king size bedding without it being crammed in. It really has room to move and actually get clean. First two loads I washed was all of the blankets pad and sheets. Marvelous A problem is the noise level of the alarm bells just too mild unless nothing else is making ANY noise in the house. Another thing that is more an irritant than a real problem is when the cycle is finished there is usually water filling the portion for water softener. When I open it to fill the detergent dispenser I have to close open it several times rather quickly to get that standing water removed.

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right height

2/25/2018

The height is great since I am 64. Cleans clothes very well and very adjustable for any clothing.

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Perfect Washer

2/23/2018

I purchased the set a couple of months ago. They are the perfect height for loading and unloading. The washer has all the features you could want. The size is perfect for large loads and king size bedding. Clothes always come out clean and with minimal moisture which decreases dry time

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Nice machine

2/16/2018

Love everything about it except it wont spin out bathmats.

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Easy to Use

2/5/2018

We have used it for 3 months and are very happy with it.

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Great everything

1/31/2018

Great everything nice lights and sounds and very quiet

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Nice washer

1/10/2018

The only dissapointment is I thought a new washer would run faster for some reason. A regular load takes over an hour unless you choose the express wash.

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Great item

1/6/2018

I just got it a love it already it looks good wash good I truly love it

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So Far Impressive

1/1/2018

So far this washer is very impressive. I went from a washer with a center agitation to this one. I am amazed at how efficient and how clean my clothes come out. For dingy whites the steam feature helps get the whites back again. Salesman recommended we leave the door open after using and wipe the gasket down. This will help with any potential mold/mildew issues. I have been able to do fairly large loads with no problem.

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Easy to load great features

12/30/2017

I bought this a few months ago. Very happy with the GE product line... glad we got rid of the old in with the new

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Washer dead after 1.5 years

12/27/2017

The first washer I received was replaced within 3 months with due to the rubber part in the door going bad. I noticed the replacement had a completely different type of rubber. This washer lasted 1.5 years due to the drum/bearing needing to be replaced. Very disappointed and feel as though there is something wrong with this model as it is not made anymore and so many people had similar issues. GE offered a reduced price about half price for the new one which made me take it but should have pushed further to get more information on the issues.

No, I do not recommend this product

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Great features.

12/27/2017

Bought about two months ago. Very happy with. Havent tried all the features yet.

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Love the Washer

12/9/2017

Out of the front load washers Ive had this one is my favorite. I was concerned that it would be complicated to use with all the cycle options but it is by far very easy yo use. Also I love the fact that it is big enough to handle king size bed mattress covers Now I dont have to go to the laundry mat. Another great thing about the washer is that it does not wrinkle the clothes. My previous washer would wrinkle clothes really bad even on a medium spin cycle. This washer does great on spin cycle even on max.

Yes, I recommend this product

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OK- Like the options for different loads

12/8/2017

During the spin cycle it sounds like a threshing machine knocking and shaking. Have had it checked by GE service and was told it is normal. The machine needs to get up to 80rpms before it balances out. Hard to believe as this is not the first GE washer I have had and never have I had this problem. Very disconcerting since I have only had it 3 months. It has done this from the get go. Would not get it again. I do like the options and the time saver

No, I do not recommend this product

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Thoroughly disappointed

12/3/2017

Bought this GE front load washer little over 1 year ago. Soap softener dispensers retained water after wash cycle. After several failed attempts to fix it was replaced and same trouble with new one I give up but done with GE.

No, I do not recommend this product

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12/1/2017

Washer does a good job in cleaning the clothes and the preparation is excellent.

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Clothes feel great

11/18/2017

I love this washer dryer set... the different settings work great like the sheets and towels tumble in both directions to avoid knotting

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Love

11/9/2017

Great overall washer very quite. Love the built in pedestal.

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Great features

11/5/2017

The washer is easy to use and with all the different wash cycles it takes the guess work out of laundry.

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Works well so far

10/30/2017

Have only used 1 week. I like the fact that it sits higher than most front load washers.

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