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Reference EN 60456:2011
Title Clothes washing machines for household use - Methods for measuring the performance
Project Number 21844
Abstract/Scope IEC 60456:2010(E) specifies methods for measuring the performance of clothes washing machines for household use, with or without heating devices utilising cold and/or hot water supply. It also deals with appliances for water extraction by centrifugal force (spin extractors) and is applicable to appliances for both washing and drying textiles (washer-dryers) with respect to their washing related functions. This International Standard also covers washing machines which specify the use of no detergent for normal use. This edition includes the following significant changes from the previous edition. Modified test load mass requirement for cases where: - rated capacity of test machine is not declared; - introduction of soft water option; - expanded stain/soil set; - improved method of loading and folding test load items to better suit vertical axis, horizontal axis and twin tub systems; - revised and amended reference machine specifications reflecting full qualification on new Electrolux Wascator CLS; - new reference programmes for lower temperature and vertical axis systems; - refined rinsing efficiency method; - introduction of low power modes 'OFF' and 'Left On'; - new annex regarding uncertanity of measurements.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2011-07-08
Current Stage code deadline 2012-03-21
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) EL (2010/30/EU), ERP (2009/125/EC), ELWASH (1061/2010), ECOHWM (1015/2010)
Mandate(s) M/458
Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 59D
Reference Document IEC 60456:2010 (MOD) + corrigendum Sep. 2011 (EQV)
ICS 97.060 - Laundry appliances
Note Supersedes EN 60456:2005 + A11:2006 + A12:2011
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2011-07-08 2012-03-21 export to doc file  EN  DE
5099 2011-03-21 2011-04-18  
5060 2011-02-14 2011-03-07 export to doc file  EN
5020 2010-12-10 2011-02-11 export to doc file  EN  DE
4099 2010-11-30 2010-12-31  
4060 2010-09-07 2010-10-07 export to doc file  EN
4020 2010-06-04 2010-09-03 export to doc file  EN
5092 2010-04-14 2010-06-04  
5091 2009-03-01 2010-03-15  
5061 2009-01-27 2009-03-01  
5060 2008-09-22 2008-10-06 export to doc file  EN
5020 2008-04-18 2008-09-19  
1090 2008-04-15 2008-04-18  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2011-03-21
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2011-07-08
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2011-09-21
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2012-03-21
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2014-03-21


Supersedes EN 60456:2005
EN 60456:2005/A11:2006
EN 60456:2005/A12:2011
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) ISO 31-0
IEC Guide 109:2003
ISO 2060:1994
ISO 2061:1995
ISO 7211-2:1984
EN 12127:1997
EN 60335-2-7:2010
EN 60734:2003
EN 62053-21:2003
EN 62301:2005

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