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Top Load Washer Capacity
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Post# 938868   5/16/2017 at 17:36 (344 days old) by chetlaham (United States)        

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Came across an intriguing video- but I wonder if its true or not. I have always assumed that an impeller can indeed fit much more than a top load agitator:

Post# 938876 , Reply# 1   5/16/2017 at 18:06 (344 days old) by kb0nes (Burnsville, MN)        

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There is a difference between what fits, and what gets clean. Of course a front load machine easily beats both...

Post# 938882 , Reply# 2   5/16/2017 at 18:25 (344 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

yogitunes's profile picture the video began, the SQ agitator has 4 perfectly straight vanes, as opposed to the traditional wavy vanes of the second money shot...

I would say both have comparably equal capacity.....

now if you were to compare a TL to a FL, the increase for the same size tub would be substantial....

Post# 938896 , Reply# 3   5/16/2017 at 20:06 (344 days old) by cuffs054 (MONTICELLO, GA)        

Yogi, good eye! I had to go back and watch it again.

Post# 938911 , Reply# 4   5/16/2017 at 22:16 (344 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
When Compairing Capacity

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Of a TL vs FL washer the FL washer can wash the same load in about 1/2 the tub space.


That said except for agitator-less washers like the calypso impeller machines are a at a big disadvantage to actually turn over a big load.


The greatest capacity full fill TL washer are models with a Dual-Action type agitator, with a DAA you can easily get 25-35% more clothing to turn over in the tub.




Post# 938912 , Reply# 5   5/16/2017 at 22:23 (344 days old) by chetlaham (United States)        
Straight vane

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And no lower fins LOL! Yahhh, not sure what the deal with that is. But great replies- and Combo- had not thought of the DAA or Calypso increasing load size. Makes sense now that I think about it.

Post# 938936 , Reply# 6   5/17/2017 at 04:59 (344 days old) by earthling177 (Boston, MA)        

And if that scale is set to pounds, that load is not even 12 pounds.

The "small" 45-50 liters 24" Euro frontloaders wash (clean) 11 pounds. The ones with a 65 liter drum can clean at least 7 kg (16 lbs).

Post# 939094 , Reply# 7   5/17/2017 at 21:03 (343 days old) by speedqueen (Harrison Twp, Michigan)        
"SQ's Advanced Design"

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I almost fell apart laughing when I first heard that! Couldn't the just be honest and say that we kept this old design because it works better?

My username may be SQ but I am not a fanboy by any stretch. European FL machines are most likely better for cleaning but of all TL models currently built there is only one for cleaning and durability, but that is by DEFAULT not because of "SQ's Advanced Design."

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