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 a spindle that sticks up in the middle of the tub (better known as an "agitator"). 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 the wash cycle. Although the GTWN4250DWS does sense the load size to automatically determine the necessary water level, there are five selectable water levels to give you added control. A reasonably large capacity of 3.9 cubic feet can easily fit most loads and the 16 wash cycles include a speed wash cycle. Like our other picks, this washers controls are simple and easy to use, the machine operates quietly while in use, and overall looks and feels well-manufactured given it's budget price point.