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Reference EN 60456:2005/A12:2011
Title Clothes washing machines for household use - Methods for measuring the performance
Project Number 22344
Abstract/Scope Deals with methods for measuring the performance of clothes washing machines for household use, with or without heating devices and for cold and/or hot water supply. Also included, appliances for water extraction by centrifugal force and appliances for both washing and drying textiles (called washer-dryers) with respect to their washing performance. The object is to state and define the principal performance characteristics of household electric washing machines and spin extractors and to describe the standard methods for measuring these characteristics.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2011-04-01
Current Stage code deadline 2012-01-02
Deadline date for vote 2011-07-05


Directive(s) ELWM (95/12/EC)
Mandate(s) M/047
Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body  
Reference Document  
ICS 97.060 - Laundry appliances
Keywords Energy consumption; Household; Washing machine; Measurement
Note Supersedes EN 60456:2005/A11:2006 * Superseded by EN 60456:2011
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2011-04-01 2012-01-02 export to doc file  EN  DE
5099 2011-01-02 2011-01-30  
5060 2010-11-16 2010-11-30 export to doc file  EN
5020 2010-09-10 2010-11-12 export to doc file  EN  DE
3090 2010-07-05 2010-10-05  
5091 2009-11-17 2010-11-17  
5062 2009-10-01 2009-11-17  
5061 2009-08-27 2009-10-01  
5060 2009-07-06 2009-08-06 export to doc file  EN
5020 2009-05-01 2009-07-03 export to doc file  EN
3090 2009-04-27 2009-05-01  
1099 2009-04-22 2009-05-22  
1000 2009-03-17 2009-04-22  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2011-01-02
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2011-04-01
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2011-07-02
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2012-01-02
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2014-01-02


Supersedes EN 60456:2005/A11:2006
Superseded by EN 60456:2011
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.