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Reference EN 60704-2-4:201X/FprAA:2012
Title Household and similar electrical appliances - Test code for the determination of airborne acoustical noise - Part 2-4: Particular requirements for washing machines and spin extractors
Project Number 23569
Abstract/Scope IEC 60704-2-4:2011 These particular requirements apply to single unit electrical washing machines and the washing and spinning function of combined appliances for household and similar use and to spin extractors for household and similar use. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition (2001). Main changes are: - measurement uncertainty and standard deviations are taken into account, - definitions of standard test load and standard test program are modified, - test enclosure was replaced by common test enclosure defined in Part 1 and - information to be reported is modified. This publication is to be read in conjunction with IEC 60704-1:2010.
Approval stage


Current Stage code 5098
Current Stage code date 2012-03-13
Current Stage code deadline  
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) ERP (2009/125/EC)
Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body  
Reference Document  
ICS 17.140.20 - Noise emitted by machines and equipment
97.060 - Laundry appliances
Keywords Household appliances; Airborne acoustical noise; Washing machine; Spin extractor
Note This FprAA covers common modifications towards IEC 60704-2-4:2011 (pr=23262). Merged and published as one single document with the implementation date of FprAA * Common modifications necessary due to COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 1015/2010 of 10 November 2010 implementing Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to ecodesign requirements for household washing machines.
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Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
5098 2012-03-13    
5060 2012-03-12 2012-04-02 export to doc file  EN
5020 2012-01-06 2012-03-09 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
4099 2012-01-06    
1090 2011-05-19    

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date of Availability (DAV) (2)  
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) dor + 6 months
date of Publication (DOP) (4) dor + 12 months
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) dor + 36 months


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Normative reference (6)  

(1) Date of ratification (dor) date when the Technical Board notes the approval of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), from which time the standard may be said to be approved

(2) Date of availability (dav) date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat

(3) Date of announcement (doa) latest date by which the existence of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), a TS or a CWA has to be announced at national level

(4) Date of publication (dop) latest date by which an EN has to be implemented at national level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement

(5) Date of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn

(6) This list of normative references is purely indicative. The only official list of normative reference is the list of the published standard.