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Washing Machines

Regulatory Language for State Equipment Standards

Residential Clothes Washer means a consumer product designed to clean clothes, utilizing a water solution of soap and/or detergent and mechanical agitation or other movement.

Commercial Clothes Washer means a soft-mounted front-loading or soft-mounted top-loading clothes washer that is designed for use in applications in which the occupants of more than one household will be using the washing machine, such as multi-family housing common areas, coin laundries and/or other commercial applications, and has a clothes container compartment which:

  • For horizontal-axis clothes washers, is not more than 3.5 cubic feet; and
  • For vertical-axis clothes washers, is not more than 4.0 cubic feet

The minimum efficiency standards for residential and commercial clothes washers shall be the levels set forth in Table 5.16 [PDF] determined in accordance with the test procedures set forth in 10 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 430, Subpart B, Appendix J1 (see section 506.6 of this Part) [PDF].

Beyond State Equipment Standards

Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE)
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Federal Energy Management Program
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ENERGY STAR
Clothes Washers Purchasing and Procurement LanguageLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.

Product Listings

ENERGY STAR
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Other Tools

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Last Updated: 12/11/2013