GE® 3.6 DOE cu. ft. stainless steel capacity washer GTWN4250MWS user guide

6 wash / rinse temperatures.
When the lid is closed the machine is able to begin filling with water in order to sense the load size.

NOTE: This is a high-efficiency washing machine. This system requires less water while providing effective cleaning action.

You may notice that the water level is lower than on your previous washer. This is normal.

Signal (on some models) n Select for an end of cycle signal.

Status Indicator Lights

Wash CycleCycle Selector Knob

Select the water temperature for the wash and rinse cycles. Always follow fabric manufacturers care label or instructions when laundering.

PerfecTemp senses the incoming water temperature and adjusts the fill water to obtain a more precise temperature range for all wash temperatures. For example, in a COLD wash selection, some warm water may be added to reach a temperature needed to better dissolve detergents. Often, detergents are not completely dissolved in very cold water, especially in cooler climates.

During winter months, when the water entering your home is colder, or for locations with very cold water year round, use the PerfecTemp plus COLD to help dissolve powdered detergents and to improve the cleaning of your clothes.

The TAP COLD feature turns the PerfecTemp feature on your washer off and uses your household tap water temperature for a COLD wash. This can provide energy savings by reducing the amount of hot water used in your wash. Cold water will be added to Hot Water to optimize performance.

2nd Rinse Option (on some models)

When you use extra detergent or bleach to clean heavily soiled clothes, you may want to use the 2nd Rinse option.

It provides enhanced second cold rinse.

Extended Spin Option (on some models)

Use this option to extract more water from your clothes. Clothes will be drier when this option is selected and will dry more quickly in your dryer.

Fabric Softener

Set this option when adding fabric softener to the washer.

NOTE: Do not use fabric softener dispensing balls with this washer. They do not work correctly in high-efficiency

The Cycle Indicator Lights show what stage the washer is in. When the Selector knob is set to a new cycle, the Indicator

Lights will flash momentarily, showing what stages the cycle will go through. On models without an AUTO SOAK option, the SOAK light will not light up.

The wash cycle controls the length and intensity of the washing process. The knob can be turned in either direction.

Turning the Cycle Selector knob after starting a cycle will stop the washer and reset the cycle to the new selection.

Press START to begin the new cycle selection.

The chart below will help you match the wash cycle setting with your clothing.

COTTONS (REGULAR WASH/FAST SPIN) For heavy to lightly soiled cottons, household linens, work and play clothes.

This cycle provides the best overall cleaning and should be used for most everyday items. Provides a high speed spin.

PREWASH For removing surface dirt from heavily soiled clothes. Make sure to follow with a regular wash cycle.

CASUAL (GENTLE WASH/SLOW SPIN) For wrinkle-free and permanent press items and knits. Provides a low speed spin.

EASY CARE (GENTLE WASH/FAST SPIN) For wrinkle-free and permanent press items and knits. Provides a high speed

Troubleshooting Tips


Operating Instructions

Safety Instructions

DELICATES (EXTRA GENTLE WASH/SLOW SPIN) For lingerie and special-care fabrics with light soil. Provides a low speed spin.

DRAIN & SPIN OR SPIN ONLY For draining the tub and spinning water out of the clothes. Provides a high speed spin.

QUICK RINSE (FAST SPIN) Rinses and spins non-soiled items where a rinse only is desired. Provides a high speed spin.

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Press START to begin the cycle. Pressing START again will PAUSE the cycle and the Cycle indicator light will blink.

To continue the cycle, press START again or close the lid. If machine is paused more than 24 hours, the cycle will be cancelled. To stop the cycle, hold the button for 3 seconds. If water remains in the machine, select the DRAIN & SPIN

OR SPIN ONLY cycle to drain tub and spin water out of the washer tub.

Raising the lid will stop agitation or spin action but does not pause the cycle.

Safety Instructions

About washer features.

The Fabric Softener Dispenser

The agitator cap fits into the top of the agitator. If it accidentally comes off, simply put it back on.

3 Add water to dispenser until it reaches the maximum fill line.

The fabric softener dispenser automatically releases liquid fabric softener at the proper time during the cycle.

Do not stop the washer or raise the lid during the first spin. This will cause the dispenser to empty too soon.

To use, follow these steps:

Operating Instructions

Set when adding


2 Use only liquid diluted fabric softener.

Pour into dispenser, using amount recommended on package.


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Do not pour anything into the agitator if the agitator cap or dispenser is removed.

Make sure dispenser is securely attached to agitator.

Never pour fabric softener directly on clothes. It may stain them.

4 Select FABRIC SOFTENER setting knob to activate the cycle.

Note: Fabric softener will not dispense if the knob is in the OFF position.

Cleaning the Fabric Softener Dispenser (on some models)

1 Remove the dispenser from the top of the agitator.

2 Separate the dispenser cup from the cover by grasping the top and pushing down on the

Troubleshooting Tips inside of the cup with your fingers. Dispens