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Post# 986928   3/16/2018 at 23:37 (216 days old) by dylanmitchell (San Diego, CA)        

Anyone know how many gallons the tub holds on the full fill/ extra large load setting for the AWNE92SP? Posting here before filling it one five-gallon bucket at a time to measure capacity. My 9 series fills to the top of the tub and covers the holes on the extra large setting. Looking for how much it holds when empty and know with clothes it will hold a bit less. Thanks.

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Post# 987034 , Reply# 1   3/17/2018 at 17:10 (216 days old) by GELaundry4ever (Killeen tx USA)        
Same here...

I want to know the same, especially the 2018 models.

Post# 987039 , Reply# 2   3/17/2018 at 18:36 (215 days old) by wayupnorth (On a lake between Bangor and Bar Harbor)        

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Doesnt your owners manual tell you that? Mine says for my Maytag 511 ex. large load uses 40 gallons. Water is not a problem here.

Post# 987049 , Reply# 3   3/17/2018 at 19:35 (215 days old) by dylanmitchell (San Diego, CA)        

Closest estimate I've seen is 24 gallon for Normal-Eco and 40 gallons for most other loads and either 20 or 26 gallons for tub. I'm guessing about 20 or so gallons goes through the tub each extra large cycle when it has clothes in it. User manual, parts manual, and install manual don't list gallons. I'll probably end up counting how many 5 gallon buckets go in it and post an update if I do. Or get one of those garden hose end gallon meters I've been wanting to pick up.

Normal-Eco is spray rinse cycle I don't use and other loads should be doing full rines based on water level setting. I use extra large for most loads and am happy the 9 series seems to do full fill on extra large so I don't have to worry about adjusting water level.

Post# 987105 , Reply# 4   3/18/2018 at 07:02 (215 days old) by henene4 (Germany)        
20gal per full fill

That seems about right.

The spray rinse on Normal Eco is about 30sec and a full tub fill takes about 2min.

That would mean about 25gal for Normal\Eco.

But these numbers still make me shake my head. 20gal is about 75l. A Miele FL over here washes almost 20lbs (9kg) with 3 entire rinses with just 72l. You get 8 fills for the price of 2, washing almost 40lbs of laundry.

Post# 987129 , Reply# 5   3/18/2018 at 13:12 (215 days old) by Dylanmitchell (San Diego, CA)        

SQ TL do use a good bit of water but clean well. Miele make a great FL but it's 1.5 to 2k plus here for a 2.0 cu. ft. My SQ TL is 3.3 cu. ft. and will do about 14 pounds.

How many cu. ft. is your Miele?

Post# 987162 , Reply# 6   3/18/2018 at 17:19 (215 days old) by henene4 (Germany)        

Mieles are 2.3-2.4cuft FLs.

But that's no apples to apples comparison, though.

I was talking about an EU top tear machine, which would take upwards of 2h, wash from cold to 104F, rinse thrice and spin at 1600rpm.
It has a seperate recirculation pump, a brushless motor etc.
And EU rated capacitys are so and so, rather unrealistic for the most part.

However, given that about a cuft of space is agitator in the TL and a TL needs more drum volume per load size, 14lbs is about the same load capacity you realisticly fit in a Miele.
A 10lbs load uses about 14gal for the same cycle and runs in the 2h ball park.

But the again, Miele can wash 10lbs, cold fill only (240V), with just about 1h at 104F and 1600rpm, rinsed twice, with just 12gal in its QuickPowerWash cycle.
140F isn't much longer either.
And that whole procedure dosen't even use 1kWh.

My comment wasn't meant as a direct comparison. Our machines ported 1:1 to the US would never satisfy customer needs.

My head shaking was more that such usages are still acceptable to some. I know that I too run cycles that use 20-30gal in our FL, but such cycles are for delicates, woolens or comforters and pillows, cycles that then rinse 4-5 times.
My daily wash loads use about 15gal for a 10lbs load that is washed and rinsed 4 times.

Post# 987178 , Reply# 7   3/18/2018 at 19:57 (214 days old) by Dylanmitchell (San Diego, CA)        

Thanks for sharing detailed info about the EU machines like Miele. EU and places like Australia and New Zealand are ahead of the US in some areas of tech and efficiency. I've always been interested in the appliances and tech used overseas. My neighbor's 20 year old so old washer use a even more water than mine. California where I live has paid attention to efficiency in the last few decades so we are making progress which is important when we import so much water. But when water is less than a penny a gallon you see high usage. We pay about a hundred dollars every two months and that's around 14 units of water and a unit is 768 gallons.

I have a small for the US 1400 sq ft house and 3-ton air conditioner that is 3 or 4 kwh and it's one of the newer more efficient models. You also have the 240-volt grid best we see here is 240 volt for a water heater, electric dryer, or whole house AC but you're not going to find a residential 240-volt washer. I'd love to have access to some 240-volt appliances like your washer with the heater and electric tea kettle but even if you can get them and have a 240-volt receptacle you'd need a 60hz to 50 hz converter.

A lot of our infrastructure was built up before we paid much attention to efficiency. When I got my late 70s house it had a 10 SEER or so air conditioner and very little insulation but the plumbing had been updated for low water use fixtures. Newer construction is much more efficient but we have a lot of older homes especially post World War II construction that is very inefficient for energy use.

California is making improvements energy-wise which is good because we have a ridiculous amount of people and not a ton of water. Other states have a better balance of people and resources.

This post was last edited 03/19/2018 at 01:36
Post# 987217 , Reply# 8   3/19/2018 at 06:07 (214 days old) by henene4 (Germany)        
Water prices

In Germany, water is calculated in m.

The numbers you listed are about 40m, and where I am from, that is about 220.

Out household used about 300m IIRC. That should be 110 units per year in your measurements.

Post# 987260 , Reply# 9   3/19/2018 at 11:26 (214 days old) by Dylanmitchell (San Diego, CA)        
Higher rates

220 would be about $270 so your rates are much higher. I misremembered and unit number is actually 748 gallons.

We measure in cubic feet a cubic foot is 7.48 gallons and a unit for billing purposes is 100 cubic feet or 748 gallons about 2.8m.

Post# 987296 , Reply# 10   3/19/2018 at 16:47 (214 days old) by jerrod6 (United States of America)        

My water and sewer bill are combined and billed monthly so I am paying about $10 for each 100 cubic foot or 748 gallons used. After adding fixed service charges I pay $74 per month for 600 cubic feet of water each month or $10 less if I use 500 cubic feet, so it's got to be a front loader for me.

Post# 987298 , Reply# 11   3/19/2018 at 16:55 (214 days old) by jerrod6 (United States of America)        

My costs are nowhere close to what is going on in California, but still as good as a SQ might be or as good as they were, a front loader makes sense for my pocketbook. Why give a utility more money than you have to?

Post# 987320 , Reply# 12   3/19/2018 at 20:16 (213 days old) by Dylanmitchell (San Diego, CA)        

Our laundry has limited clearance so a front loader door wouldn't have the room to fully open. Dryer is on the side with a little more clearance but it's a tight fit too.

Front loader is a lot more efficient but is another four five hundred dollars and we don't do a ton of laundry and often do small loads. Overall cost is close enough that for us it's about personal preference.

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