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Publication Updates and Informs:
• A CSA Group certification inform has been released and is associated with this standard.
• Document: Technical Information Letter (TIL) CSA G-51, Interim Energy Efficiency Certification and Verification, Requirements for Household Clothes Washers.
• Update #1 was published as notification that this is now a National Standard of Canada.
• Updates #1 and 2 to this standard are available.
This Standard applies to
(a) horizontal-axis and vertical-axis compact and standard household automatic or semi-automatic clothes washers; and
(b) coin/card-operated residential-style clothes washers.
This Standard does not apply to wringer washers or twin tub washers/spinners.
This Standard does not provide a means for determining the energy consumption of a clothes washer with an adaptive control system unless it is provided with an alternative manual control system (i.e., a user-selectable control system) that allows selection of the operating mode of the machine by the user.
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Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.
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The values given in SI (metric) units are the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
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