International Standards and Conformity Assessment for all electrical, electronic and related technologies



Reference EN 60456:2005
Title Clothes washing machines for household use - Methods for measuring the performance
Project Number 15205
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 2005-03-31
Current Stage code deadline 2005-10-01
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) ELWM (95/12/EC)
Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 59D
Reference Document IEC 60456:2003 (MOD)
ICS 97.060 - Laundry appliances
Keywords Energy consumption; Household; Washing machine; Measurement
Note Corrigendum to EN issued on 2008-03-14 * Superseded by EN 60456:2011
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle
11 Energy use - Energy consumption Use B2B
11 Water consumption Use B2B
Annex H.2 Water consumption Use B2B
6.5 Resource use Use B2B
Annex F Resource use Use B2B
Annex H.2 Energy use Use B2B


Deadline Date
6060 2005-03-31 2005-10-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2004-10-01 2005-04-01  
5061 2004-08-24 2004-10-01  
5020 2004-05-21 2004-07-23  
3090 2003-12-01 2004-06-01  
5061 2003-10-27 2003-12-01  
5020 2003-07-25 2003-09-26  
4099 2002-12-20 2003-01-31  
4020 2002-04-26 2002-09-27  
3099 2002-04-23 2002-04-26  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2004-10-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2005-03-31
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2005-04-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2005-10-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2007-10-01


Supersedes EN 60456:1999
EN 60456:1999/A11:2001
EN 60456:1999/A12:2001
EN 60456:1999/A13:2003
Superseded by EN 60456:2011
Normative reference (6) ISO 2060:1994
ISO 2061:1995
ISO 3801:1977
ISO 7211-2:1984
EN 60734:2003
EN 62053-21:2003

(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.