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Posted on Mar 04, 2009

washing machines are rated in pounds of wash and not cubic ft

it is rated as either 4lb, 5lb, 5.5 lb 6 lb 7 lb 7.5lb

the size will be on the same decal as the model number and power details

it is rated as either 4lb, 5lb, 5.5 lb 6 lb 7 lb 7.5lb

the size will be on the same decal as the model number and power details

Jan 22, 2016 | Maytag Washing Machines

Did you not get a handbook with it? If you pull it out its probably on the spec label on the back. If not there's a download manual on allrepairmanuals.com/kenmore and search your model. There's one on there for $10.

Jun 02, 2015 | Kenmore Washing Machines

3.2 cubic feet

http://products.geappliances.com/MarketingObjectRetrieval/Dispatcher?RequestType=PDF&Name=003671998.PDF

the model number matches in all but the number 1 after "a". hope it helps.

http://products.geappliances.com/MarketingObjectRetrieval/Dispatcher?RequestType=PDF&Name=003671998.PDF

the model number matches in all but the number 1 after "a". hope it helps.

Feb 16, 2013 | GE Washing Machines

Overloading will damage machine.Fill drum almost half way with clothes.

Sep 04, 2011 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

To find the cubic volume, get a tape measure or yardstick. Measure from the back of the tub to thee front lip, note the__ inches. Then measure the diameter of the tub__, top to bottom of door should be close.

Multiply the 2 measurements.**Divide** the product by 144. the result will give you cubic feet.

EXAMPLE: back to front of tub 30 inches X 20 inches diameter of tub*=* 4.16 cubic feet of space..

Multiply the 2 measurements.

EXAMPLE: back to front of tub 30 inches X 20 inches diameter of tub

Jan 11, 2011 | Kenmore 42822 Front Load Washer

If my calculations are right, this washing machine is approximately 3.00 cubic feet. You may want to double check it for yourself, though. I used http://www.ehow.com/how_6358141_calculate-cubic-feet-washer.html (updated 5/7/2010) to help in the calculation. My machine was approx 15"/1.25' deep and 21"/1.75' high. Hope this helps.

Aug 18, 2010 | Washing Machines

We have the same model. We plan to purchase a replacement washer, and tank size is a major factor.

Machine manuals are available at www.whirlpool.com. It's great Whirlpool has the docs available online, but there was no indication of tank volume for this model found in the manuals: Parts, User, Instructions.

I decided to figure it out by filling the washing machine tank manually counting the number gallons of water dumped in. I managed to dump in 23 gallons before risking overflow. I don't recommend this approach since the specified water level limit for the tank assembly may be lower than the perceived water level limit. This volume test was performed on a machine that's being disposed.

Google says 1 US gallon is equivalent to approximately 0.1337 cubic feet. Applying this ratio to the number of gallons poured in, the volume is 3.08 cubic feet. If 24 gallons, then 3.21 cubic feet.

I'm sure the tank is not 4.0 cubic feet since that would have required another 7 gallons of water, beyond the 23 already poured in, making a mess on the floor, and potentially wetting machine wiring and other hardware that should remain dry. Even if we account for the space occupied by the agitator, it's unlikely an additional 7 gallons of water could be added without significant overflow.

4.0 cubic feet is approximately 30 gallons.

We're going on the assumption our LXR9245EQ2 washer is a 3.2 CF machine.

Machine manuals are available at www.whirlpool.com. It's great Whirlpool has the docs available online, but there was no indication of tank volume for this model found in the manuals: Parts, User, Instructions.

I decided to figure it out by filling the washing machine tank manually counting the number gallons of water dumped in. I managed to dump in 23 gallons before risking overflow. I don't recommend this approach since the specified water level limit for the tank assembly may be lower than the perceived water level limit. This volume test was performed on a machine that's being disposed.

Google says 1 US gallon is equivalent to approximately 0.1337 cubic feet. Applying this ratio to the number of gallons poured in, the volume is 3.08 cubic feet. If 24 gallons, then 3.21 cubic feet.

I'm sure the tank is not 4.0 cubic feet since that would have required another 7 gallons of water, beyond the 23 already poured in, making a mess on the floor, and potentially wetting machine wiring and other hardware that should remain dry. Even if we account for the space occupied by the agitator, it's unlikely an additional 7 gallons of water could be added without significant overflow.

4.0 cubic feet is approximately 30 gallons.

We're going on the assumption our LXR9245EQ2 washer is a 3.2 CF machine.

Dec 07, 2009 | Whirlpool Washing Machines

4.3 cubic feet

with a loadable space of 3.9 cubic feet

you must leave a gap at the top so the cloths have sopmewhere to move as they tumble

with a loadable space of 3.9 cubic feet

you must leave a gap at the top so the cloths have sopmewhere to move as they tumble

Oct 26, 2009 | Kenmore 43142 Front Load Washer

Head over to the manufacturer's website.

Typically they have a SUPPORT section - where you enter the FULL model number, and then can download a FREE manual.

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Typically they have a SUPPORT section - where you enter the FULL model number, and then can download a FREE manual.

Thanks for using FixYa - a 4 THUMBS rating is appreciated for answering your FREE question

Mar 26, 2009 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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Dec 08, 2016 | Maytag Washing Machines

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thanks - I'm guessing the 3.2 is probably correct as it does say extra capacity on the front of the washer. I've got to replace this machine so wanted to be sure I didn't get anything smaller.

Thanks again.

Andrea

While your model is too old to get info on, calculating the volume, I come up with 3.2 cubic feet, but that doesn't account for the volume taken up by the agitator, so 3 cubic feet is probably about right.

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