# How do I run diagnostics on my Whirlpool washer?

## Is a 3.8 cu ft washer big enough?

One to two person household can use a small to medium size washer (1.8 to 3.5 cu ft) while a family should opt for a large washer (3.6 to 5.1 cu ft). The dryer should be almost twice as large as the washer so wet clothes can tumble freely and dry more quickly.

## How big is a 3.8 cubic foot washer?

Dimensions
Capacity – Washer (cu. ft.) 3.8 52
Product Depth (in.) 27 in 44 in
Product Width (in.) 27.5 in

## How can I tell how many cubic feet my washer is?

volume = height times (diameter / 2) ^ 2 * pi. For example, my washer is 12 inches deep (a front loader) and 22 inches in diameter. 1 foot times (22/12 / 2)^2 * pi = 2.6 cubic feet.

How do I run diagnostics on my Whirlpool washer? – Related Questions

## Can you wash a king-size comforter in a 4.5 cu ft washer?

Comforters: Instead of lugging your king-size comforter to a laundromat, you can wash it in any washer with a claimed capacity of at least 4.5 cubic feet, according to our tests. It’s best washed by itself, for better agitation and rinsing. An extra rinse cycle might also be helpful for these bulky items.

## Is 4.5 cu ft a large washer?

Large capacity washing machines: 4.5+ cubic feet

A washer with 4.5 cu. ft. or above should also be able to handle king-sized duvets and comforters, so make sure you’re getting the capacity you need to avoid trips to the laundromat.

## How many cubic feet is a 40 lb washing machine?

Today the Milnor classic model is sold and labeled a 40-LB washer. It comes in at 6.14 cubic feet and equals the size of many competitor’s models who label their machines 40-LB washers.

## How much laundry can you put in a 3.5 cubic foot washer?

A standard washer’s size ranges from 3.5–5 cubic feet, capable of handling at least 12 pounds of laundry.

## How much laundry can a 4.5 cu ft washer hold?

A larger capacity unit at 4.5 cubic feet can hold up to 20 pounds of laundry.” A 3.5 cubic foot washing machine will fit a queen-size comforter, but it will struggle to accommodate a king-size.

## Can you wash a queen comforter in a 4.5 cu ft washer?

Make sure your washing machine provides enough room for your comforter to move with at least 5.0 cu. ft. capacity. If your machine is too small, you can use a commercial washer at your local laundromat or drop your comforter off at the dry cleaner for a professional cleaning.

## Is 4.6 cu ft a lot for a washer?

Will you be washing large items? You will likely need a washer with at least 4.6 cu. ft. of capacity to wash items as large as a king-size comforter.

## Can you fit a king comforter in a 5 cu ft washer?

More specifically to successfully wash a king-sized comforter, you need a washer that has a drum capacity of 5.0 cubic feet or larger. The washer should be a front-loading washer or a top-loading washer without or with a removable center agitator.

## Is an agitator or impeller better?

A washing machine with an impeller uses less motion and water than a washer with an agitator. Designed so laundry has more room to move, it drives clothes from the outer rim of the wash basket to the center, using a small amount of water to optimize the friction. This is what helps deliver a gentle, yet thorough clean.

## Does an agitator wash clothes better?

An agitator is more reliable for getting clothes clean. While the rotating actions of the agitator might cause some wear and tear on your laundry, you will find that stains come out easier and in less time.

## What is the difference between 4.5 and 5.0 cubic feet washer?

I think the only difference between the 2 is the drum capacity, the 4000 is listed as 4.5 cuft while the 4200 is 5.0. Quick maths show me the different is about 9.5 cuin in difference, which doesn’t seem all that much spacious, but the price difference is a little over \$200.

## What is a good size washer for a family of 4?

Capacity Is One Of The Most Important Metrics

The average washing machine has a drum capacity between 4.2 cubic feet and 4.5 cubic feet. This drum size can accommodate the laundry needs of a family of four.

## What size dryer do I need for a queen size comforter?

The normal drying unit with 3.5 cubic feet can fit the queen model.