Energy performance, water consumption, and capacity of household clothes washers
|Publication Date:||1 January 2013|
|ICS Code (Laundry appliances):||97.060|
|ICS Code (Energy and heat transfer engineering in general):||27.010|
This Standard applies to soft-mounted
a) horizontal-axis and vertical-axis compact and standard household automatic or semi-automatic clothes washers; and
b) household-style commercial clothes washers
This Standard does not apply to wringer washers or twin tub washers/spinners
Machines that contain an adaptive control system may be tested in accordance with this Standard, provided that the machine can be set to a cycle, either through default or through operator selection, that
a) corresponds to the cycle recommended by the manufacturer for washing cotton and linen; or
b) has a cycle time in accordance with the requirements of Clause 4.3.3.
Note: For the purposes of this Standard, the default setting or cycle is referred to as the "normal cycle" or "energy test cycle
In this Standard, "shall" is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; "should" is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and "may" is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the Standard.
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