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Reference EN 50229:2007
Title Electric clothes washer-dryers for household use - Methods of measuring the performance
Project Number 20575
Abstract/Scope This European Standard specifies the test methods which shall be applied in accordance with the Commission Directive 96/60/EC of 19 September 1996 implementing Council Directive 92/75/EEC with regard to energy labelling of household combined washer-driers. It deals with – performance criteria, including energy and water consumption, for the 60 °C cotton wash programme as specified in EN 60456:2005, – energy and water consumption of the drying cycle based on the “Dry cotton programme“ as specified in EN 61121:2005, – permitted tolerances to values declared by the manufacturer and control procedures for checking these declared values. This European Standard is concerned neither with safety nor with performance requirements. NOTE Washer-dryers for communal use in blocks of flats or in launderettes are within the scope of this standard, but machines for commercial laundries are not included.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2007-07-20
Current Stage code deadline 2008-06-01
Deadline date for vote 2007-12-06


Directive(s) ELWD (96/60/EC)
Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body  
Reference Document  
ICS 97.060 - Laundry appliances
Keywords Energy consumption; Clothes; Washer-dryer; Household use; Performance
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle
10.1 Energy use - Energy consumption Use B2B
9.4 Energy use - Energy consumption Use B2B
10.2 Water consumption Use B2B
9.4 Water consumption Use B2B
10.7 Noise emissions Use B2B
9.5 Noise emissions Use B2B


Deadline Date
6060 2007-07-20 2008-06-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2007-06-01 2007-10-01  
5061 2007-04-24 2007-06-01  
5060 2006-11-07 2006-12-15 export to doc file  EN
5020 2006-06-02 2006-11-03 export to doc file  EN
1090 2006-04-27 2006-08-27  
1099 2006-01-10 2006-07-10  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2007-06-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2007-07-20
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2007-12-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2008-06-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2010-06-01


Supersedes EN 50229:2001
Superseded by prEN 50229:2014
Normative reference (6) EN 60456:2005
EN 60704-2-4:2001
EN 60704-3:2006
EN 61121:2005

(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.