This European Standard deals with the performance of clothes washing machines intended to be used by trained users e. g. in hotels, hospitals, factories, in light industry and on farms. It also covers washing machines declared for commercial use in public areas and operated by lay persons e. g. in launderettes, apartment houses and communal laundry rooms. The clothes washing machines can be utilizing cold and/or hot water supply and without heating or with heating devices for electricity, steam or gas. This European standard covers top, front and side loaded clothes washing machines with horizontal or vertical axis and with one or more wash compartments. It also deals with appliances for both washing and drying textiles (washer-dryers) with respect to their washing related functions and to separate spin extractors related to their dewatering capabilities.