General Electric 3.9 Cu. Ft. Top Loading Washer - GTWN4250DWS
The GE GTWN4250DWS is a bit different than the majority of the picks on these lists, due to its use of an agitator - that's the spindle that sticks up in the middle of the tub. Although this design is generally harder on clothing, some people prefer this older design due, in part, to the ability to have more water in the tub during washing. Although the GTWN4250DWS does sense the load size to automatically determine the necessary water level, there are 5 selectable water levels to give you added control. A reasonably large capacity of 3.9 cu. ft. can easily fit most loads, and the 16 wash cycles include a speed wash cycle. Controls are simple and easy to use, the machine works quietly, and overall feels well-made for the price.