The great turn-off question

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Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
  Building Technologies Office

DOE Issues Draft Guidance for Test Procedures for Clothes Washers, Clothes Dryers, and Dishwashers

The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a draft guidance concerning test procedures for clothes washers, clothes dryers, and dishwashers. This is a draft document and does not represent a definitive view of the agency on the question addressed.

Question Answer
For a clothes washer, clothes dryer or dishwasher with a “hard” on/off switch or electromechanical dial that physically breaks the connection to the main power supply, is the appliance considered to be in “off mode” when the switch or dial is in the “off” position? Guidance

This and other guidance documents are available on the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy website at:  This email is part of an effort by the DOE to notify all interested persons of recently issued Federal Register notices and other significant program developments under the Appliance and Equipment Standards Program.  By following the link provided below, you may change your Subscriber Preferences to remove your email address from the product-specific lists being used by DOE under this program.

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