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What is the cubic feet of my 70 series Kenmore washer.
« on: April 14, 2010, 09:12:59 PM »
Trying to figure out the cubic feet of this washer. Thanks!!

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Re: What is the cubic feet of my 70 series Kenmore washer.
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2010, 01:05:02 AM »
I used to know this right off the top of my head when I was building fuel tanks. Had to google it to figure it out since its been years that Ive had to figure out cubic ft of a cylinder.

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Re: What is the cubic feet of my 70 series Kenmore washer.
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2010, 06:17:39 AM »
Just out of curiosity, do you also measure your dirty laundry in cubic feet before you wash?

On a washer, you measure the basket-   Size:  23.25L x 23.00W x 22.62H

This makes it about a 23 cu ft machine.
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Re: What is the cubic feet of my 70 series Kenmore washer.
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2010, 07:40:41 AM »
That is one huge washer. ;) Actually I think the formula for cylinder is pi x radius squared x height and you must convert your inches to feet.

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Re: What is the cubic feet of my 70 series Kenmore washer.
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2010, 07:47:25 AM »
Yep, that's one big-*** washer :)
 You're so right. I got sidetracked on the very concept of cubic footage, when in reality washer size is determined by load weight (at least as I was taught). Thanks for the clarification...Mr Fixit!

BTW, since you are a Rhodes scholar in Math, what is the answer to his question, based on the measurements?

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Re: What is the cubic feet of my 70 series Kenmore washer.
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2010, 09:04:51 AM »
I am gonna make a wild guess: 3cu ft cap.
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Re: What is the cubic feet of my 70 series Kenmore washer.
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2010, 09:41:01 AM »
I remember a dispute regarding the capacity of this and Whirlpool washers as they were advertised as a 3 cubic foot tub ,the largest in the market. The dispute was it wasn't USABLE capacity,they didn't deduct for the agitator or the fact that the water level was 10 inches from the top.

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Re: What is the cubic feet of my 70 series Kenmore washer.
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2010, 10:03:03 AM »
That is one huge washer. ;) Actually I think the formula for cylinder is pi x radius squared x height and you must convert your inches to feet.
Don't forget to subtract the volume of the agitator. Since it's only somewhat conical, we can either estimate it, or fill a container with a known volume of water and insert the agitator to displace some of the water and measure the amount that's left.

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Re: What is the cubic feet of my 70 series Kenmore washer.
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2010, 10:16:11 AM »
What is the diameter and depth of the tub?

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Re: What is the cubic feet of my 70 series Kenmore washer.
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2010, 02:18:26 PM »
OK then 2.7 cu ft. satisfied? :D
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Re: What is the cubic feet of my 70 series Kenmore washer.
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2010, 10:13:45 AM »
Now I can sleep at night O0

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Re: What is the cubic feet of my 70 series Kenmore washer.
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2010, 02:56:01 AM »
basket Size:  23.25L x 23.00W x 22.62H
1 sq FT = 144 sq IN (12x12)
1 cu FT = 1748 cu IN (12x12x12)

23.25L x 23.00W x 22.62H = 12096 cu IN / 1748 = 6.9 cu FT

minus Agitator and Water depth ...
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Re: What is the cubic feet of my 70 series Kenmore washer.
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2010, 07:20:05 AM »
That is still too big. Their is no length and width but rather the circular area of the tub opening. Let's assume for simplicity sake the tub has a 2 ft. diameter and a 2 ft. depth. Volume = pi(3.14...)x radius squared (1/2 diameter) x depth Volume = 3.14 x1 (r squared)x2 = 6.28 cu/ft but the actual dimensions are smaller than 2ft I think. Does anyone know the actual cicumfrence and depth?

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Re: What is the cubic feet of my 70 series Kenmore washer.
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2010, 09:13:14 AM »
Dangit, I took those measurements from the Sears  site (feel free to look the part up yourself). What's wrong with them?

In this case radius is likely the W factor

BTW my best figgering is this is a 2.3 cu/ft tub. I forgot to insert a decimal on my  first ASSumptin and you guys ran with the mistake. silly wabbit
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Re: What is the cubic feet of my 70 series Kenmore washer.
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2010, 10:00:08 AM »
1 cu FT = 1748 cu IN (12x12x12)
23.25L x 23.00W x 22.62H = 12096 cu IN / 1748 = 6.9 cu FT
minus Agitator and Water depth ...
[/quote]Doh!  .. forgot it's a cylinder

V=
r2 h

r= 23"/2    
r2 = 132.25
h=23"

132 x 23 = 3041

3041 x = 9553 cu IN

9553 / 1748 = 5.5 cu FT
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