5 Star Washing Machine Power Consumption in India 2023

One of the most common home appliances in India is a Washing Machine. In this article, we are going to talk about 5 Star Washing Machine Power Consumption. It is difficult to find a family without one, and living without one is becoming increasingly difficult. As a result, not only have washing machines become cheaper, but they have also become more energy efficient, lowering the cost of ownership.

A Washing Machine can be classified as either a Top Load Washing Machine (Fully Automatic), a Front Load Washing Machine or a Semi-Automatic Washing Machine. During this post, we will discuss how much energy each type of 5 Star Washing Machine Power Consumption. Before we discuss the energy consumption of washing machines, let’s understand what the BEE star rating is.

In this article, we discuss Power Consumption on three main types of washing machines. The types are 

  1. Top Load Washing Machine
  2. Semi Automatic Washing Machine
  3. Front Load Washing Machine

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What is BEE Star Rating

This rating system was established in 2006 by the Indian government in order to assist buyers in purchasing home appliances. It is run by the Ministry of Power. It is mandatory for most home appliances to display a star label containing the star rating and wattage information on top of each model, according to the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE). This way, you can tell how energy-efficient a product is just by looking at the label.

The higher the star rating, the more energy efficient it is, while the lower the rating, the more energy consumed it is. As an example, a washing machine with a 5 Star rating will consume the least amount of energy in its category, while a washing machine with a 1 Star rating will consume the most energy in its category.

However, Washing Machines are not included in the ‘mandatory’ appliance category for the BEE rating. Therefore, some washing machines lack a star rating.

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Watt Rating of Washing Machines

The wattage of Washing Machines is a good indicator of their power consumption. In India, washing machines range from 300 watts to 3,000 watts.

The power rating of Semi Automatic Washing Machines ranges from 300 to 400 watts, while the power rating of top-loading washing machines varies from 350 to 500 watts. The power rating of front-load washing machines ranges between 2,000 and 2,500 Watts but can reach 3,000 Watts in some cases.

Power Consumption of Top Load Washing Machine

In this section first, we see power consumption on the basis of capacity and after that, we see power consumption on the basis of star rating. In order to determine the average wattage of top-load washing machines, we analysed more than 50 washers.

LG 7 kg 5 Star Inverter Fully-Automatic Top Loading Washing Machine

Don’t worry, we’re here to help you understand the relationship between watts and energy consumption. As you can see, a 6 Kg Top Load averages 360 watts, which means that if it runs for one hour, it will use 360 watt-hours of power, which is equal to 0.36 KWH. The electricity consumption of a 6 Kg Top Load Washing Machine will be 0.36 units per hour. The electricity consumption of a 7 Kg Washing Machine will be 0.4 units per hour. Hence, one accepted method of denoting the power consumption of washing machines is the energy consumed in one cycle per kg of the machine or Kwh/kg/cycle.

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CapacityWattage
6 Kg360
7 Kg400
8 Kg480

As of 2021, Washing Machine brands are not required to provide energy efficiency ratings, but almost all major brands offer some models with BEE labels. You can see from this chart how much power a top loader consumes per kg per cycle. More information can be gleaned from this chart. The energy consumption of a 5 Star Top Load Washing Machine, for instance, can be determined.

Star RatingEnergy Consumption  Per cycle  in Kwh/kg/cycle
1 star0.0171 to 0.0185  
2  star  0.0158 to 0.0171  
3 star  0.0145 to 0.0158  
4 star  0.0132 to 0.0145  
5 star  < = 0.0132

Hence, a 6 Kg 5 Star Top Load Washing Machine will consume 0.079 units of power per cycle (rinse/wash) if you run 10 cycles per month. At full capacity, a Top Load Washing Machine consumes the following power per cycle.

Star Rating6 Kg7 Kg8 Kg
I-star  0.111  0.130  0.148
2-star  0.103  0.120    0.137
3-star  0.095  0.111  0.126
4-star    0.087    0.1020.116
5-star  0.079  0.0920.106

As you can see, every 1 Star decrease in the rating increases power consumption by 8-10%. Also, top loaders do not differ significantly in power consumption based on the star rating.

CapacityHour  in KwhMonth in KwhYear  in KWh 
6 kg0.3610.8129.6
7 kg0.412144
8 kg0.4814.4172.8

As you can see, every 1 Star decrease in the rating increases power consumption by 8-10%. Also, top loaders do not differ significantly in power consumption based on the star rating.

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Power Consumption of Semi-Automatic Washing Machine

Semi Automatic Washing Machines are the most energy efficient. They have a power rating of 250 to 400 watts, which is quite low.  For one hour, 250 watts equals 0.25 kilowatts, which means it will consume 0.25 units of power.

A Semi-Automatic Washing Machine (rated 250 watts) will have to run for 4 hours in order to consume 1 unit of power. It is clear that this type of Washing Machine consumes less power than Front Loaders and Top Loaders which are Fully Automatic.

LG 8 Kg 5 Star Semi-Automatic Top Loading Washing Machine

A Semi-Automatic Washing Machine (rated 250 watts) will have to run for 4 hours in order to consume 1 unit of power. It is clear that this type of washing machine consumes less power than front loaders and top loaders which are fully automatic. The Star Rating system for semi-automatic washing machines is the same as for fully automatic top loaders.

Star RatingEnergy Consumption per cycle in Kwh/Kg/Cycle
1 Star0.0171 to 0.0185
2 Star  0.0158 to 0.0171
3 Star  0.0145 to 0.0158
4 Star  0.0132 to 0.0145
5 Star  <= 0.0132

Below we provide energy consumption on the basis of star rating and capacity.

Star Rating6 Kg7 Kg 8 Kg
1 star0.1110.1300.148
2 star0.1030.1200.137
3 star0.0950.0950.126
4 star0.08760.0870.116
5 star0.07980.0790.106

Therefore, if you run 10 cycles in a month on a 6 Kg 5 Star Semi-Automatic Washing Machine that consumes 0.079 units of power per cycle at full capacity (rinse/wash), then it will consume 0.79 units or less. An 8 Kg 5 Star Semi-Automatic Washing Machine consumes 8 by 0.0132 = 0.1 unit of electricity per cycle when run at full capacity.

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Power Consumption of Front Load Washing Machine

There is no watt rating on most Front Load Washing Machines. However, a typical Front Load Washing Machine is rated at 2000 to 2,500 watts. While washing, it is important to note that this rating is only effective when using a heater. There are two main components that affect the power consumption of the Washing Machine. The motor, which spins the drum, and the heating equipment, consume most of the power.

LG 8 kg Fully Automatic Front Load Washing Machine

The heater will consume around 2 units of electricity if you run it for an hour during the wash cycle. It has been found that Front-Loaders without heaters can consume as little as 0.5 units per hour when working without heaters. However, if you do not use the heater, the power consumption decreases significantly. In the same way as Top Loaders, Front Loaders have a Star Rating. Let’s examine the amount of power consumed by front loaders according to their Star Rating.

Star RatingEnergy consumption in KWH/Kg/Cycle
1 star0.16 to 0.18  
2star0.14 to 0.16  
3star0.11 to 0.14  
4star0.09 to 0.11  
5star< = 0.09  

It is important to note that BEE mandates that all energy consumption data should be based on the standard cotton 60°C programme for Front Loaders. This means that if you do not use a heater, this number will decrease by 60 to 70%. Using this chart, let’s see what we can learn. In a month, a 6 Kg 5 Star Front Load Washing Machine will consume 5.4 units if it runs at full capacity for 10 cycles at 60 °C. When Front Load Washing Machines run at full capacity, the following table shows the power consumption per cycle. 

Star Rating6 Kg7 Kg8 Kg
1 star1.080  1.2601.440
2star  0.960  1.1201.280
3star  0.840  0.9801.120
4star  0.660  0.7700.880
5star  0.540  0.6300.720

There is an interesting correlation between a 1 Star decrease in the rating and higher energy consumption as compared to Top Loaders. Also, 1 Star Front Loading Washers consume roughly twice as much energy as 5-Star Front Loaders.

CapacityHour in KwhMonth in Kwh  Year in kWh  
6kg2.1 63 756
7kg2.369828
8kg2.575900

It is the monthly and yearly power consumption on a Front Load Washing Machine.

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FAQs: 5 Star Washing Machine Power Consumption

1. How much electricity does a 5 Star Washing Machine use?

Based on the units charged for your machine or home, you can calculate the per kWh cost and the amount of electricity consumption for an entire year when Washing clothes in a machine.

2. How many watts is a 7 Kg Washing Machine?

Your washer will consume between 400 and 1500 watts of electricity, depending on its size. For example, a 7kg Whirlpool washer uses 340 watts of electricity per hour of use, but this is more typical for a smaller household. The larger options may consume more, while the smaller ones consume less.

3. How can I lower my Electric Bill for my Washing Machine?

Make your Washing Machine more energy-efficient by following these simple tips.
Clean at the right time.
Washing with a full load.
Choose the correct traditional programme.
Explore eco programmes.
Invest in a class appliance.

Final Thought on 5 Star Washing Machine Power Consumption

The power consumption of a Washing Machine depends on its model, capacity, and star rating. Washing Machines have power ratings ranging from 250 watts to 2,500 watts. 

Front Load Washing Machines consume the highest amount of power, whereas Semi-Automatic ones use the least. 5 Star models are the most power-efficient across both varieties, but the rating has a greater impact on power consumption with Front Load Washing Machines. Therefore, if you’re purchasing a Front Load Washing Machine, the Star Rating may be more crucial to consider than when buying a Top Load Washing Machine or a Semi Automatic Washing Machine.

That’s about it. We hope you found the answers to your questions here. If you still have questions regarding 5 Star Washing Machine Power Consumption, please use the comment section below. We’ll be happy to help.

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Saikat Mondal

Hello I'm Saikat Mondal. Currently, I am pursuing a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from CTS. I am very query full about the working process of electronic gadgets. Making new Electronic prototypes is my hobby.

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