New DOE Standards for Calculating Drum Capacity in Washing Machines
As of April 30, 2011, all manufacturers of washing machines must report drum capacity using testing procedures established by the Department of Energy (DOE). These standardized means of calculating washer volume will provide consistent and accurate data for consumers. Hence, all washing machines sold today, regardless of when they were manufactured, will have uniform DOE capacity measurements.
All the major washer manufacturers are participating, including LG, Whirlpool, Samsung, and GE. Some companies are updating their product information online and in print to reflect the new DOE standards for calculating drum volume.
What does this mean for consumers? They will have access to precise and uniform capacity measurements, which will help them make educated decisions when selecting a high quality washer. Because drum volume determines energy and water consumption, consumers can choose an energy efficient model with confidence.
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