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Reference EN 60704-2-6:2004
Title Household and similar electrical appliances - Test code for the determination of airborne acoustical noise - Part 2-6: Particular requirements for tumble dryers
Project Number 14841
Abstract/Scope Applies to the methods of determination of airborne acoustical noise emitted by tumble dryers for household and similar use. This standard applies to single unit electic tumble dryers intended for placing on the floor against a wall, for building in or placing under a counter, a kitchen work-top or under a sink, for wall-mounting or for mounting on a counter. For the purpose of this standard, washer-dryer combinations, when operated as a dryer, are considered as a tumble dryer.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2004-03-26
Current Stage code deadline 2004-12-01
Deadline date for vote  


Directive(s) NOISA (86/594/EEC)
Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body IEC/SC 59D
Reference Document IEC 60704-2-6:2003 (MOD)
ICS 17.140.20 - Noise emitted by machines and equipment
97.060 - Laundry appliances
Keywords Household appliances; Dryer; Tumble dryer; Noise; Determination
Note Superseded by EN 60704-2-6:2012
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle
All Noise emissions Use B2B


Deadline Date
6060 2004-03-26 2004-12-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2003-12-01 2004-04-01  
5061 2003-10-27 2003-12-01  
5020 2003-06-06 2003-09-05  
5092 2003-04-01 2003-07-01  
3099 2003-03-27 2003-09-27  
5061 2003-02-27 2003-04-01  
5020 2002-10-11 2002-12-13  
4099 2002-10-08 2002-10-11  
4020 2001-10-26 2002-03-29  
3099 2001-10-23 2001-10-26  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2003-12-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2004-03-26
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2004-06-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2004-12-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2006-12-01


Supersedes EN 60704-2-6:1995
Superseded by EN 60704-2-6:2012
Normative reference (6) ISO 3055:1985
ISO 7235:1991
EN 61121:2005

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