ADA-Compliant Washers & Dryers

GE washer and dryer models that meet ADA Regulations feature controls that are positioned within arm's reach (between 15 and 48 inches above floor) and are designed for one-hand operation. The front-load washer configuration allows loading and unloading from a wheelchair. Wide, front-opening doors and eye-level controls offer even greater accessibility.

GE ADA-Compliant Washers

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GE ADA-Compliant Dryers

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ADA-Compliance Requirements

To be considered ADA-compliant, a GE washer and GE dryer must meet the following requirements:

  • Maximum high forward reach for controls and operating mechanisms is 48"; maximum low forward reach is 15".
  • Controls and operating mechanisms must be operable with one hand and shall not require tight grasping, pinching, or twisting of the wrist. The force required to activate controls shall be no more than 5 lbf.
  • Washing machines and clothes dryers shall be front loading.
ADA-Compliant Washers & Dryers