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    Default Washer capacities

    If the capacity is not listed on the control panel or in the manual, how do yuo tell what capacity a washer is rated at?

    I have model - MVWC3500AW1 Maytag Centennial a lady has asked me about, and I can't tell her the capacity.

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    Measure the depth and radius of the basket and apply this formula.

    Cubic feet = depth X 3.14 X (radius squared) divided by 1728

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    I have used some sites like this one before...
    http://www.ookingdom.com/metric/dim-to-capacity

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    Different companies have different measurements for capacity, right? I mean 3.6 c ft may be rated one size for one company and another for another company?

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    Different companies have different measurements for capacity, right?
    Yes.

    Frigidaire built washer was 3.1 cu ft but the same washer with a GE name on it was 2.7-2.9 cu ft.

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    All the more reason to just measure it yourself and use the formula to get it's true capacity. My GE is a 3.2 and the measurement came out to be the same 3.2

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    And 3.2 would be standard size or small?

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    Large 10-15 years ago....small today.

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    When measuring the depth if the basket, where do you measure at the top? Just under the tub ring?

    I am thinking of buying an older Roper model RAX4232KQ0, and from what I have read, it may only be 2.5 cu ft capacity. From what has been posted here, I'm thinking it is standard capacity at most. The reason I am curious about the capacity is it needs a wl switch. I have a couple, but not sure if one will work on it. There is a difference of a couple of digits in the part number. (3366847 instead of 3366849)

    I don't want to put a switch with super capacity setting on a small machine.
    Last edited by Boman; 05-09-2015 at 10:45 AM.

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    When measuring the depth if the basket, where do you measure at the top? Just under the tub ring?
    I go holes down....the normal area you would load your clothes.

    3366849
    The manufacturer has replaced part number 3366849 with this item, part number W10335056

    3366847
    The manufacturer has replaced part number 3366847 with this item, part number W10337780

    I am thinking of buying an older Roper model RAX4232KQ0
    What is the water levels available on it?

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