BS EN/ IEC 60335-2-7 Household and similar electrical appliances

BS EN/ IEC 60335-2-7

Household and similar electrical appliances – Safety – Part 2-7: Particular requirements for washing machines

In this modern aeon, washing machines are necessity of every house. Affording a maid or servant for washing clothes is too much as compared to the cost that washing machine takes. After spending a tiring day at office and look to clean a bundle of clothes at home can be unmanageable. These machines offer the advantage of performance, productivity, simplicity, and less cost.

The above standard deal with safety of electric washing machines (household or similar use that are manufactured to wash clothes and textiles having rated voltage less than 250V for single phase and 480 V for other appliances.

This standard does not covers

  • Washing machines intended for industrial purposes
  • Appliances intended to be used in location where special conditions prevail.

This standard covers the common hazards introduced by washing machines that are experienced by all persons in and around home. Although, in general, it does not take account

  • Persons( including children) whose
    • Physical sensory or mental capability: or
    • Lack of experience and knowledge prevent them from using the appliances without supervision or instructions
  • Children playing with the appliances

List of tests for IEC 60335-1


S.noClause NoTitle of the testEquipment used
18Protection against live parts.3 Test Probe.
210Power I/P & CurrentSingle Phase Variac.
311Temperature TestTemperature meter.
413.2Leakage Current TestLeakage Current Tester
513.3Electric Strength TestElectrical Safety Analyzer.
614Impulse Voltage TestImpulse Generator
715IP Testing/ Electric Strength Test14.2.4(a) IEC 60529
816.2Leakage Current TestLeakage Current Tester
916.3Electric Strength TestElectrical Safety Analyzer.
1017Transformer Overload ProtectionSingle Phase Variac, Temperature meter.
1119Abnormal OperationTest Panel
1220.1Stability testInclined Plane
1320.2Mechanical testTest Probe/Force Gauge
1421Spring Hammer Impact TestSpring Hammer
1522Voltage Drop test/ CapacitorCRO
1622.6Syringe TestSyringe, colored water
1722.11Assembly testN/A
1822.12Axial pull testTorque meter
1922.16Cord guard flexing Test/ Electric Strength TestCord guard flexing Test Apparatus
2023.5Electrical Stress testElectrical Safety Analyzer.
2125.2High Voltage testElectrical Safety Analyzer.
2226Chord pulling testForce gauge
2326.1XTerminal pull testForce gauge(5N)
2427Earthing testElectrical Safety Analyzer.
2528Screws TestScrew Driver, Torque meter
2629Clearance and Creepage DistanceVernier Calliper and Filler gauge
2730Glow wire testGlow wire test apparatus
28Needle Flame testNeedle Flame Burner
2823.3Flexing Test/
Oscillating Mechanism
30Electric Strength TestElectrical Safety Analyzer.
3122.3Torque/ Thermal/ Pull TestTorque meter, Oven, Force gauge
3221.102Adequate StrengthLoad 4 times, Torque meter
3319.11.4.1-4.7flexing Test/
IEC 61000-4-3-4.6/ 4.11/ 4.13
3415.2Spillage Test/ Electric StrengthElectrical Safety Analyzer.
3515.3Humidity test/ Detachable PartsHumidity Chamber
3631Salt mist testIEC 60068-2-52,
3725.15Internal Wiring/ Pull TestTorque meter/ Force Gauge

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