What is the capacity of this washer?
Answer Hello Larry,
This unit fills with 17 gallons of water on the smallest load setting and 22 gallons of water on the largest. The following is the only thing I could find on calculating capacity:
Calculate Washer Tub capacity
This is a geometric method to calculate tub capacity based on the cylinder volume formula. Unfortunately, the value could be as much as 25% off from the manufacturer stated capacity. Why? Because the tub is not exactly a cylinder. The edge where bottom connected to the wall is not at 90 degree angle but smooth and rounded. The water line is not clearly marked and the bottom is not always flat. Finally, an agitator also takes capacity away from the tub.
This method can be used as a crude estimate but we do not recommend using it for comparison when shopping for a new washer.
Determine your washer tub capacity by taking two simple measurements:
1. Use the ruler to measure the depth of the tub (indicated by the red line on the diagram)
2. Now find the distance across the tub, the diameter (the green line on the diagram). Note that some tubs are narrow on top. In this case make the measurements INSIDE the tub.