A method and apparatus determines a load size of a laundry load located in a laundry treating appliance having a drum defining a treatment chamber that is rotated by a motor based on a given amount of energy applied to the motor, and a measurement of coast time after the given amount of energy is removed.

Title
Laundry treating appliance with load amount detection
Application Number
13/084625
Publication Number
20110247148
Application Date
April 12, 2011
Publication Date
October 13, 2011
Inventor
Matthew S Wasson
SAINT JOSEPH
MI, US
Jon D Strait
SAINT JOSEPH
MI, US
Robert A Scheitlin
SAINT JOSEPH
MI, US
Andre Petronilho
James A Oskins
SAINT JOSEPH
MI, US
Christoph J Miller
SAINT JOSEPH
MI, US
Michael L Jackemeyer
BUCHANAN
MI, US
Hirak Chanda
SAINT JOSEPH
MI, US
Assignee
Whirlpool Corporation
MI, US
IPC
D06F 33/00
D06L 01/20
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