Ecodesign status: Consultation forum and first proposal

Labelling status: Coming products

Lot 24: Professional washing machines, dryers and dishwashers

Last updated: 16 April 2014

This lot was discussed in Consultation Forum on horizontal matters 5 May 2014

Appliances that are proposed to be included in the scope of the regulation are:

  • Non-household laundry washing machines;
  • Non-household laundry dryers;
  • Non-household dishwashers.

The scope covers non-household washing machines and textile dryers varying in capacity from 6 kg per load up to more than 500 kg/h for pass-through industrial tumble dryers and more than 2,000 kg/h for industrial tunnel washers.

The dishwashers to be covered range from a typical capacity of 200 dishes per hour for a single rack appliance to 6,000 dishes per hour for certain multi-tank dishwashers with conveyors.

The proposal suggests that the following products should be excluded from the scope:

  • Dry-cleaning appliances (using non-aqueous non-polar, mostly organic solvents),
  • Finishers
  • Flat-work dryers and ironing presses
Date Process Key documents
2014-05 Consultation forum horizontal matters

WD lot 24 (docx)

2013-11 Consultation Forum

WD 1, explanatory notes (pdf), 2 (pdf), 3 (pdf)

2011-07 Final report: dishwashers

Final report:
task: 1 (pdf)
task: 2 (pdf)
task: 3 (pdf)
task: 4 (pdf)
task: 5 (pdf)
task: 6 (pdf)
task: 7 (pdf)
task: 8 (pdf)

2011-07 Final report: washing machines and laundry driers

Final report:

task: 1 (pdf)
task; 2 (pdf)
task: 3 (pdf)
task: 4 (pdf)
task: 5 (pdf)
task: 6 (pdf)
task: 7 (pdf)
task: 8 (pdf)

2009-06 Project launch

study web site