Recommended Washers & Dryers for AATCC Test Methods
Standard Laundering Parameters -Several AATCC test methods call for home laundering: 88B, 88C, 124, 130, 135, 142, 143, 150, 172, 179, and 188
AATCC Research Committee RA88 Home Laundering Technology has adopted new conditions for top-loading (traditional vertical axis) washing machines which are included in the NEW 2013 VERSION Monograph M6-2013-Standardization of Home Laundry Test Conditions. Please refer to this latest monograph as most washers listed below conform to these parameters.
Due to US Department of Energy rules regarding energy and water consumption, commercial washers change frequently. New washers and dryers may produce different test results compared to those from previous years' models. Users should perform their own comparison testing. Models listed below are recommended by the manufacturers as a service to the testing industry.
Washers & Dryers
The following models are reported to be capable of meeting the parameters prescribed in the NEW 2013 VERSION Monograph M6-2013-Standardization of Home Laundry Test Conditions. AATCC does not endorse these commercial brands over others. Specialized instruments that meet these criteria may also be available from suppliers listed in the AATCC Buyer's Guide. See Equipment & Materials Listing Policy for details. Note that calibration and proper machine settings are necessary to achieve the desired standard conditions.
Whirlpool top load high efficiency washers with a key-dance* feature should be available for purchase by May 2014.
*A key-dance is a sequence of user interface options that enables programmed AATCC cycles with their defined fill-wash-drain-spin-drain sequence to be run in place of the normal programming of the washing machine.
|Washing Machines & Dryers for AATCC Home Laundering Test Methods(Updated March 13, 2014)|
|Classic Top Loader Washers||High Efficiency Top Loader Washers||High Efficiency Front Loader Washers||Dryers|
|DOMESTIC MODELS||Crosley (Costco)||CAW9244BW0||CAW12444BW0|
-Wihtin model numbers, initial number and letter indicate voltage and country-specific code requirements. These are NOT related to performance, but provide IEC/non-IEC information. Please be aware that importing non-IEC models into IEC countries could result in importation delays.
-Kenmore models are available from Sears stores and www.sears.com.
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