Capacity: When selecting a washer, consider both capacity and loading type. Capacity depends on the size of the wash basket.
Families with children and several loads daily may like the convenience of a large-capacity washer. Smaller-capacity models, which use less water and energy, can be economical for singles and couples. Front-load washers use less water, making them energy efficient and environmentally friendly.
Here is a list of typical washer capacities:
Compact: 1.7 to 2.3 cubic feet
Medium: 2.1 to 2.5 cubic feet
Large: 2.7 to 3 cubic feet
Extra-large: 3.1 or more cubic feet
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