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SNZ AS/NZS 2040.1

5th Edition, December 22, 2005

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Performance of household electrical appliances—Clothes washing machines Part 1: Methods for measuring performance, energy and water consumption

Includes all amendments and changes through Amendment 3, March 31, 2010

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Product Details:

  • Revision: 5th Edition, December 22, 2005
  • Published Date: March 31, 2010
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: Standards New Zealand (SNZ)
  • Page Count: 88
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:

This Standard specifies the method of determining the performance characteristics of electric clothes washing machines intended for household and similar use.

This Standard is not intended for the evaluation or comparison of the performance of detergents or other laundry aids.

This Standard does not specify safety requirements.

Examples of appliances covered by this Standard are both horizontal and vertical axis single bowl machines, twin tub units and the washing function of combination washer/dryer units.

In particular, this Standard—

(a) states and defines the principal performance characteristics of electric clothes washing machines, which are—

(i) soil removal;

(ii) water extraction;

(iii) severity of washing;

(iv) energy and water consumption;

(v) degree of vibration;

(vi) rinse performance; and

(vii) standby power.

(b) specifies the standard methods of measuring these characteristics; and

(c) sets levels of acceptable performance.