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Reference EN 60456:1999
Title Clothes washing machines for household use - Methods for measuring the performance
Project Number 8230
Abstract/Scope Describes standard methods for measuring the performance of clothes washing machines and spin extractors. This covers household use, and communal use in blocks of flats and in laundrettes. It includes appliances connected to cold and/or hot water, with or without heating. It also covers special appliances for both washing and drying textiles (called washer-dryers), agitator and impeller washing machines, and water extraction by centrifugal force. The standard uses specific textile test loads and a reference washing machine.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 1999-06-07
Current Stage code deadline 1999-10-01
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) ELWM (95/12/EC)
Mandate(s) M/047
Order Voucher 4.101/S/94-201


IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 59D
Reference Document IEC 60456:1998 (MOD)
ICS 97.060 - Laundry appliances
Keywords Energy consumption; Household; Washing machine; Measurement
Note Supersedes EN 60456:1994 + A11:1995 + A12:1997 * Superseded by EN 60456:2005
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle
12 Energy use - Energy consumption Use B2B
103.1 Energy use - Energy consumption Use B2B
12 Water consumption Use B2B
103.2 Water consumption Use B2B
Annex G Noise emissions Use B2B
102 Noise emissions Use B2B


Deadline Date
6060 1999-06-07 1999-10-01 export to doc file  FR
export to doc file  EN
5099 1999-05-01 1999-06-01  
5060 1999-03-25 1999-05-01  
5020 1998-11-30 1999-02-28  
4099 1998-03-26 1998-06-26  
4020 1997-09-26 1998-01-31  
3099 1997-06-17 1997-11-17  
2020 1996-10-09 1997-04-09  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 1999-05-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 1999-06-07
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 1999-07-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 1999-10-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 1999-10-01


Supersedes EN 60456:1994
EN 60456:1994/A11:1995
EN 60456:1994/A12:1997
Superseded by EN 60456:2005
Normative reference (6) ISO 3801:1977
ISO 4319:1977
ISO 7211-2:1984
EN 60704-2-4:1994
EN 60704-3:1994
EN 60734:1993

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