So what does 8kg in an 8kg laundry machine mean?

We have an 8kg automatic laundry washing machine. But when we wash clothes it cant fit more than 3kg of laundry in it. 

So what does 8kg in an 8kg laundry machine mean? 
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  • FekherFekher Member, Professional Chemist
    @Abdullah I guess the capacity of clothes with water can put it to the laundry machine. 
  • LabLab Member
    Hi!

    The value in Kg is always on dry clothes, so an 8Kg washing machine can fit up to 8Kg of dry clothes. Different fabrics and types of clothing (bath, bed, cloths) will weigh in different ways and have different configurations in there taking up more or less space.

    The indicator in Kg is the maximum that the washing machine can support, but if you can't put more pieces... then you've reached the space limit, not the volume it can support. Normally filling 2/3 of the capacity by volume ensures a quality wash. Forcing too much weight can generate overload and compromise the motor.

    Also, manufacturers don't usually guarantee that the washer, operating at its maximum (8Kg in this case), will perform at its best either - sometimes less is more!
  • Fekher said:
    @Abdullah I guess the capacity of clothes with water can put it to the laundry machine. 
    Thanks
  • Lab said:
    Hi!

    The value in Kg is always on dry clothes, so an 8Kg washing machine can fit up to 8Kg of dry clothes. Different fabrics and types of clothing (bath, bed, cloths) will weigh in different ways and have different configurations in there taking up more or less space.

    The indicator in Kg is the maximum that the washing machine can support, but if you can't put more pieces... then you've reached the space limit, not the volume it can support. Normally filling 2/3 of the capacity by volume ensures a quality wash. Forcing too much weight can generate overload and compromise the motor.

    Also, manufacturers don't usually guarantee that the washer, operating at its maximum (8Kg in this case), will perform at its best either - sometimes less is more!
    Thanks
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