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C22.2 NO. 169-18 (R2023)
This is the harmonized CSA Group and UL Standard for Electric Clothes Washing Machines and Extractors. It is the fifth edition of CSA C22.2 No. 169, and the fourth edition of UL 2157. This edition of CSA C22.2 No. 169 supersedes the previous edition published in 2015. This edition of UL 2157 supersedes the previous edition published in 2015. This harmonized standard has been jointly revised on September 20, 2019. For this purpose, CSA Group and UL are issuing revision pages dated September 20, 2019.
The major differences between this edition and the previous edition include the clarification of the risk of electrical shock and fire definitions and the revision of requirements for instruction manual, operating instructions, protection against accessibility to current-carrying parts, power input and current, heating test, electric strength test, abnormal operation test, polymeric materials. The new edition also incorporates the new requirements for nichrome wire test, glass loading doors and lids, endurance test for pedestral wire flexing, button or coin cell batteries of lithium technologies and plumbing requirements for household laundry equipment.
This harmonized standard was prepared by the CSA Group and Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL). The efforts and support of the Technical Harmonization Committee for Laundry Standards and Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) are gratefully acknowledged.
This standard is considered suitable for use for conformity assessment within the stated scope of the standard.
This standard was reviewed by the CSA Subcommittee on Clothes Washers - Household and Commercial, under the jurisdiction of the CSA Technical Committee on Consumer and Commercial Products, and the CSA Strategic Steering Committee on Requirements for Electrical Safety, and has been formally approved by the CSA Technical Committee.
This Standard applies to electric clothes washing machines and extractors intended to be used in nonhazardous locations in accordance with the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I (CE Code), and the (U.S.) National Electrical Code (NEC), on circuits having a nominal voltage not exceeding 600 V.
Note: Wherever practical, for convenience, the term appliance has been used in lieu of clothes washer or machine.
This Standard applies to both cord-connected and permanently connected appliances. The appliances covered by this Standard are intended for use by the general public not specifically trained in the use of the appliance, regardless of the mode by which its operation is initiated. They are for use in household and commercial purposes, including appliances provided with coin-, ticket-, or card-operated mechanisms, wringer washers, tumbler, agitator and spinner machines, combination washer-dryers, and extractors of the centrifugal type.
This Standard does not apply to industrial and institutional type appliances. Industrial or institutional appliances are covered under the scope of Electric Washing Machines, CSA C22.2 No. 53, or Electric Commercial Clothes-Washing Equipment, UL 1206.
Note: Industrial and institutional type appliances are not intended for use by the general public, but only by trained or supervised personnel.