Washers - Water Level and Load Size

Description of washer water level and typical load size:


Washer Level SettingTypical Load Size
SmallLess than 1/3 full of clothes
MediumBetween 1/3 and 1/2 full of clothes
LargeBetween 1/2 and 2/3 full of clothes
Extra Large and SuperOver 2/3 full of clothes


  • We recommend trying to match water levels and load size as closely as possible.
  • Load dry items loosely, no higher than the top row of holes in the washer tub.
  • Using too much water can result in poor washing performance due to lower detergent ratio.
  • Using too little water can cause poor rinsing, linting problems, wrinkling, and excessive wear on fabrics.
  • Try to wash same type materials together. For example, do not wash lint producing fabrics with lint "collecting" fabrics (i.e., towels with corduroy).
View a short video on getting the best wash performance from your washer: