Samsung Washer - Laundry Load Size

Last Update Date : Dec 19. 2018
Samsung Washer - Laundry Load Size

While the washing machine tub capacity is measured in cubic feet, it's better to think of laundry loads in terms of weight, not size. Reason being, it's more objective than the number of jeans you can stuff into a washing machine. The weight of the load depends on the size and type of materials the load consists of.

The provided information refers to appliances sold in Canada. The available settings and options may differ for devices sold in other countries.

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  • A washer with a 4.0 cubic foot capacity will let you load approximately 16 lbs. of laundry. A good rule of thumb is to leave room for the laundry to move around so aim for 3-4 lbs. per cubic feet.
  • Comforters and blankets should fit snug, never cramped and limited to 6.6 lbs. or less. Machine washable wool items should be limited to 4.4 lbs. or less.

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The load size depends on the capacity of the washer.

  • Large: 3/4 full or 6.6 lbs. to 16.8 lbs.
  • Medium: 1/2 full or 3.3 lbs. to 8.4 lbs.
  • Small: 1/3 full or 3 lbs. to 5.6 lbs.

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