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Kelvinator Washer Service Manual - 1955


Published by Kelvinator in 1955-- Here is the complete service manuals to all 1955 Kelvinator automatic washers.

Models include: AW-2 and AWV.

Sections include:
1. Installation Instructions
2. Mechanical Operation
3. Electrical Components
4. Parts and Their Replacement
5. Lubrication
6. Complete Service Diagnosis


Number of Pages: 36
File Size: 26mb
Download Fee: $3.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download How to use your new General Electric Washer
Complete Operating Instructions and Use/Care guide to the top-of-the-line 1965 General Electric Automatic Washers.

Models: WA-954Y and WA-959Y.
19 1965 24 34mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download A Tale of a Tub
This is an absolutely adorable book produced by the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry for the Tale of a Tub exhibit by Maytag. Descriptions of the exhibit along with Dick and Jane style illustrations are included.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1958 20 34mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Merchandiser 1978 Vol 3
Here is a fascinating magazine style publication by Maytag highlighting product features and sales literature.

This issue includes:

What 'ol Lonely has been up to

Clean Clothes the Maytag Way, tells the story of why Maytag automatic washers clean clothes so well.

Maytag Dishwasher TV tie-in ads

Changes in Today's Fabrics

News Shorts

1975 to 1978 Maytag Literature listing

New Dryer Brochure

plus more
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Maytag
1978 24 48 mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1958 General Electric Home Laundry Product Man
1958 General Electric Home Laundry Service Manual covering Automatic Washers, Dryers and Combination Washer/Dryers.

GE's Product Man Service Manuals were produced monthly to keep service personnel up to date with new products, appliance specifications, appliance service instructions, troubleshooting procedures, older product repair and parts changes, installation instructions, customer complaints and recommendations, testing procedures, tools for repairs, wiring diagrams, timer charts, appliance history and evolution and other important information regarding their appliances.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
General Electric
1958 79 48mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1966 Frigidaire Coin-Operated Washer Service and Parts Manual
Here is the service and parts manual to the first square window Frigidaire commercial washer model WCL with the Super Duty transmission (1010rpm spin). Also covers the very first coin-operated Rollermatic washer, models WCAL, WCAL-M and WCAL-MLP.

Sections include, Cycle of Operation Chart, Specifications, Installation, Service Diagnosis, Service Operations, Complete Mechanism rebuilding instructions, Tools, etc. Full parts list included at the end for all models.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1966 110 104mb $12.48
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire Vintage 1947-1960 Washer and Dryer Parts Catalog
Here is a rare parts catalog showing ALL parts with part picture diagrams to Frigidaire washers and dryers from the earliest models in 1947 through the Mutlimatic years of 1960.

Washer Sections:
Cabinets and Backguards
Control Panels
Electrical Controls and Timers
Unimatic Transmission
Pulsamatic Transmission
Multimatic Transmission
Agitator Parts
Tubs Parts
Outer Tubs and Tub Rings
Water Pump and Water Carrying Parts
Water Mixing Valves
Ready Reference Chart

Dryer Sections:
Cabinets and Backguards
Control Panels
Electrical Controls and Timers
Door Parts
Blower Parts
Filtrator and Filter Parts
Drum and Hanger Parts
Heater Assemblies
Gas Valve Assembly
Ready Reference Chart
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1960 49 38mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Service Beacon
Here are two issues of the Westinghouse Service Beacon magazine, produced for Westinghouse dealers and service personnel.

#1 March-April 1954:

Using the Westinghouse Dishwasher Properly

How to check the 1954 Westinghouse Range Electronic Surface Unit Properly

How to Replace the front motor bearing on Westinghouse 20" Fans

Adjustable Disposer Impellers

New Waste-Away Gaskets


#2 May-June 1954:

Introducing the new 1954 Westinghouse Custom Laundromat Twins and how they differ from others

Lint Wipers added to dryer baskets

Columbus Refrigeration Units

A new replacement bowl for the Westinghouse Cooker-Fryer

How to check the Westinghouse Roasters thermostat

How to get a steam iron ready for use
Miscellaneous
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Westinghouse
1954 28 46mb $5.52
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1974 General Electric Major Appliance Catalog for Builders
Complete 40 page catalog with images, descriptions and specifications to GE major home appliances.

Sections Include:
Oven Cleaning Systems
Microwave Ovens
30" Americana H-Lo Ranges
Mark 27 Drop-in Ranges
30" and 21" Free Standing Ranges
Built-In Ovens
Built-In Cooktops & Range Hoods
Range and Oven Dimensions
Home Laundry - Washers
Home Laundry - Dryers
Compact Washer and Dryer
Central Air Conditioning and Heating
Built-In Air Conditioners
Refrigerator Freezers
Built-In Dishwashers
Food Waste Disposers
Trash Compactors
Wiring Devices
Major Appliance Distributors

Full Catalog
Published by:
General Electric
1974 40 115mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1964 Frigidaire Flair Range Tech-Talk Service Manual
Very comprehensive service manual for all 1963 and 1964 Frigidaire Flair Models: RDH-630, RCDH-630; RCIH-635, RCDH-640, RCIH-645

Also included are Twin 30 Ranges:
RCDH-637, RCDH-637V, RCIH-639, RCIH-639V

Apartment Range:
RAH-4


Looking for a Use and Care Guide for Frigidaire Flair Ranges? Please see this manual: Frigidaire Flair Owners Manual

Looking for parts information for Frigidaire ranges? Please see Please see this manual: Vintage Frigidaire Appliance Parts Reference Catalog
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1963 160 128mb $9.49
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Thumbnail Image of Download Consumer Bulletin Magazine - June 1959
Consumer Bulletin was a highly respected consumer product information magazine from the 1930's onward. It was the main competitor to Consumer Reports from the 1930's through the 1960's.

Articles on Products and Ratings in this issue include:
  • The New Look in Vacuum Cleaners

  • Full discussion and ratings of 17 1959 Vacuum Cleaners

  • Electric Coffee Makers

  • 14 Percolators and the Sunbeam Coffeemaster Vacuum coffee maker, 6 failed electrical tests!

  • Automobile Instrumentation

  • Buying a Man's Washable Suit

  • Viewers for Color Slides

  • Sunglasses

  • Wonder Drugs

  • Sad end to men's dreams of a self-tilling garden

  • Bargains from Europe

  • How to clean a lens



Regular Features Include:
  • The Consumers’ Observation Post

  • Brief cumulative index

  • Listings of Current Phonograph Records

  • Ratings of Current Motion Pictures

Trade Publications
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Consumer Bulletin
1959 40 34mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Automatic Washer Parts Catalog
Here is an essential guide to all collectors of vintage Maytag washers. This parts catalog list all parts and related part numbers for all AMP models as well as all of the early Helical Drive Maytag washers. A Complete view of every model through 1961 is shown, including the first all push button Maytag Washer.

Accessories and service tools are also listed, including their part numbers.

This is an invaluable 270 page resource for all Maytag collectors. Having the part numbers is essential in doing internet and eBay searches for rare parts which many times can be found by searching by the part number.

Models include: AM, AMP, A2MP, A3MP, A4MP, 101, 121, 102, 140, 140S, 123, 123S, 130, 131, 131S, 141, 141S, 132, 132S, 142, 142S, 124, 124S, 126, 126S, 160, 160S,125, 125S.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1961 270 82mb $9.84
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Thumbnail Image of Download Electrical Merchandising Week - February 1 1960
In 1960 Electrical Merchandising Magazine had changed over to a weekly tabloid style Newspaper from a monthly magazine. Essentially it is a condensed version of Electrical Merchandising.

Highlights of this issue include the introduction of Maytag's All Push Button washer, Waste King's New Dishwasher Spray Arm, Easy's new bottom of the line washer/dryer combos, KitchenAid's new portable-hand held mixer and an Appliance Store with Built In Features.
Trade Publications
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Electrical Merchandising
1960 32 86mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 Kitchen Ideas Book
Here is a general circulation brochure from 1962 that shows many different sample kitchens and their related appliances from General Electric, Hotpoint, Westinghouse, Youngstown Kitchens and a few others.


Miscellaneous
Published by:
NSP
1962 12 42mb $5.04
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Thumbnail Image of Download Appliance Manufacturer Magazine - January 1959 - Westinghouse Program Computer Washer
Appliance Manufacturer is a fun magazine to read for any collector or enthusiast of vintage appliances, electronics and other vintage home products. This highly entertaining magazine covered the design and manufacturing areas of Major Appliances, Small Appliances, Small Electrics, Radios, Televisions and other electric home products from the mid-20th century.

This issue covers the introduction of Westinghouse's Program Computer Laundromat
Trade Publications
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Appliance Manufacturer
1959 77 102mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 Frigidaire Roller-matic Washer Service Manual
Here is the huge 168 page service manual that introduced the Roller-matic mechanism into Frigidaire Automatic Washers.

Sections include: Information on construction, full explanations of how the new transmission operates in agitate, spin and break periods, timer cycle-of operation charts, full specifications for each model, exploded views, troubleshooting, complete servicing steps, wiring diagrams, installation, showroom display, Control panel styling for all 1965 models and more.

Models include: Models WDA-65, WD-65, WDP-65, WCDA-65, WCDA-65, WCDAR-65, WCD-65, WIA-65, WI-65, WCI-65, WCIR-65 Roller-Matic Washers.

This is a very large file, 127mb, please be patient during down as it may take a while.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1965 168 127mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Laundromat Service Manual
Full service manual for Westinghouse Laundromat models LAC-30, LCC-30, LCG-30


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1962 48 35mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Halo-o-Heat Dryer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to servicing Maytag dryers from the 60's into 70's. Both standard and electronic control models.

Sections include:
General Information, Installation, How it Works, Troubleshooting, Repair Procedures and Testing.

Specific models covered: DE-DG90, DE-DG306, DE-DG406, DE-DG606, DE-DG806,
DE-DG906, DE-DG307, DE-DG407
Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Maytag
1972 64 48mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Dutch Oven Gas Range Service Manual
Here is the compreshensive service to servicing Maytag Dutch Oven Gas Ranges from the 1950s. Sections include...

Types of Gases and Characteristics of Ranges Used with Different Gases

Uncrating and Inspection

Installation in the Home

Servicing and Adjusting a Maytag Dutch Oven Gas Range

Adjustment and Servicing Oven and Timer Control Mechanism Prior to Range Serial No. 125000-Mode1 5131 GA

Adjustment of the Automatic Timer Mechanism on Model 5131 GA Dutch Oven Range -Manufactured After Serial No. 125000

Adjustment and Removal of Range Panels- Model 5131 GA

Operating Instructions on Model 5131 GA Ranges Maytag Dutch Oven Gas Range -Model M 6140 GM
Gas Stoves
Published by:
Maytag
1952 64 44mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1975 Whirlpool Builders Catalog
This is the complete contractor and builder catalog for professionals to pick out new appliances in their residential building projects.

Whirlpool Appliances included:

Electric built-in cook tops
Electric built-in ovens
Electric set-in ranges
Trash Masher compactor
Free-standing ranges
Range exhaust hoods
Food waste disposers
Automatic ice maker
Built-in dishwashers
Therm-O-Wall air conditioners
Through-the-wall air conditioners
Domestic laundry products
Commercial laundry products
Refrigerators

Full Catalog
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Whirlpool
1975 20 54mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 SQ Automatic Washer Service Manual
Full and comprehensive service manual for 1962 Speed Queen automatic washers. This manual is an excellent guide for anyone wanting to learn more about Solenoid-controlled Speed Queen or Beam washing machines made from the late 40's until about 1970. Sections Include: Installation, Service Procedures, Adjustments, Test Procedures, Wiring Diagrams and Timer Sequence Chart, Service Helps and tips. Models highlighted A34, A34W and A35.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Speed Queen
1962 53 34mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Electrolux Commercial Wet-Dry Vacuum Cleaner Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to the Electrical Commercial Automatic Vacuum Cleaner with Wet & Dry Pickup.


Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Electrolux Vacuum (now Aerus)
1964 15 34mb $6.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Electrical Merchandising Magazine - May 1959
Electrical Merchandising is a fun magazine to read for any collector or enthusiast of vintage appliances, electronics and other vintage home products. This highly entertaining magazine covered the retail sales and merchandising areas of Major Appliances, Small Appliances, Small Electrics, Radios, Televisions and other electric home products from the mid-20th century. This was the Life and Look Magazine of the appliance world, in the same large size 10x13 format.

May 1959 Issue

Highlights The New Wash and Wear Features of Laundry Appliances.

Great full page ads of the following laundry equipment (among other appliance ads):
Hotpoint Washers, Dryers and Dishwashers
Waste King Dishwashers
Frigidaire Dishwashers
Maytag Washers
Whirlpool Washers
Whirlpool Combos
Blackstone Washers
Easy Combo-matic
Philco Duomatic
Norge Dispensomat Washer and Dryer
Controls Corp Laundromation Cycle-Set Power Timer
Hamilton Washers
Trade Publications
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Electrical Merchandising
1959 128 69mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 General Electric Automatic Washer Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and use/care guide to General Electric's Automatic Washer model WA-750N.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1956 40 22mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Lawn Boy Lawn Mower Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and use/care guide to Lawn Boy 21" self propelled lawn mower model 8227.


Miscellaneous
Published by:
Lawn Boy
1968 28 20mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download James Dishwasher Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to all James Sweep-Flow Dishwashers from the early and mid 1950's. A fascinating look at the clear top see through dishwasher.


Dishwashers
Published by:
James
1952 20 11mb $3.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download 1950 Hotpoint Dishwasher Brochures
Beautiful sales literature showing of the '50 line of Hotpoint dishwashers.


Dishwashers
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Hotpoint
1950 6 8mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 Frigidaire Dryer Service Tech-Talk
Full and comprehensive service manual to all 1959 Frigidaire dryers, both Filtrator and Air-Flow. Goes into how the filtrator system works, plus full specifications and repair information for all models.

Models include: DCI-59, DI-59, DCD-59, DD-59
Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1959 32 22mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1951 General Electric Ranges and Cooktop Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual, operating instructions and recommended recipes for all 1953 GE Electric Ranges.

Sections include:
Introduction
Your New “Liberator” Range
Your New “Stratoliner” Range
Surface Cooking with Calrod
How the Calrod unit Operates
Introducing “Push-button” Cooking
Your “Push-button” Controls The “When” in “Cooking by Color”
The Stratoliner “Tripl-Unit”
Your Liberator Ovens
The Stratoliner “Tripl-Oven”
Features Master Oven, Companion Oven, Speed Oven, Super Broiler
Calrod units in the Oven, too
How to Set the Oven Controls Automatic Oven Timer
Care and Cleaning
A Suggestion on Pots and Pans
Helpful Hints on Cooking Surface Cooking
Deep-fat Frying
Time and Temperature Chart Recipes
How to Use Thrift Cooker
Oven cooking—Electrically
How to Roast
How to Bake
How to Broil
Complete Oven Meals
Recipes

There’s a new star in your kitchen... a modern General Electric Automatic Electric Range. New joys, new experiences in meal getting pleasures will swiftly unfold, whether you’ve been cooking for years or are a new bride preparing your first meal for your adoring husband.

Perhaps you’ve used other types of fuel for cooking. If so, then you will know new thrills and experiences after you’ve learned to cook the modern way—with electricity. Or perhaps you’ve been using electricity for cooking, but have an older model electric range. Then, a new horizon in electric cooking is yours...it’s “Push-button Magic” for added convenience, added speed, and added pleasure. Whatever method you’ve been using before, your pride and pleasure in your new “Push-button” General Electric Range will grow year-in and year-out.

But...to enjoy its fullest pleasures, you must know and understand the many, many advantages of modern electric cooking. With proper care and proper use, your new range will give years of pleasant, dependable, economical service.

Come, let’s meet your new range, and become acquainted with its many features, its many advantages. For ... in knowing your G-E Range intimately, you will have more freedom from your kitchen. Your General Electric Range will be your silent servant ... to free you of many time-consuming cooking tasks.

Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
General Electric
1951 72 60mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Automatic Dishwashers
Wonderful and whimsical brochure highlighting the beautiful line of Westinghouse Roll-Out Dishwashers.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1957 6 8mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Speed Queen Coin Operated Laundry Equipment Brochures
Here are some wonderful brochures highlighting the mid 1980's line of Speed Queen Laundromat and Commercial Coin-Operated Washers and Dryers. Full images and specifications for each product included.

Products include:
Perforated Tub Coin-Op Top-Loaders
Front Loading Coin-op Washers
Perforated Tub Manual-Dial Control Top-Loaders
Coin-Op Dryers
Stacked Coin-Op Dryers
Large Capacity Coin-Op Laundromat Dryers
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Speed Queen
1984 14 21mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Frigidaire Flair Range Tech-Talk Service Manual
Very comprehensive service manual for all 1960 Frigidaire Flair Ranges. Models include: RCIB-645, RCDB-640, RCIB-635 and RCDB-630.

Looking for a Use and Care Guide for Frigidaire Flair Ranges? Please see this manual: Frigidaire Flair Owners Manual
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1960 60 58mb $9.49
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Full owners manual and operating instructions to what I've been told is the world's first water based central vacuum.

Dear Homemaker: You have invested in one of the Nation's finest lines of home appliances with your KENMORE CENTRAL VACUUM CLEANING SYSTEM .. . . consumer tested as the very best buy . Your CENTRAL CLEANING SYSTEM is ideal for every type of cleaning . .. carpets, floors, blinds, upholstery . There are tools provided to make each cleaning job easier and more thorough . You will work more efficiently without a heavy machine to carry or drag about . Your cleaning will be more complete than with conventional methods, and without recirculation of fine dust . The exhaust is vented outside your house. Because the power unit is located away from the living area, you clean without noise ; without disturbing anyone in sick rooms, the nursery or watching TV programs.

The Vac-Mop serves a dual function-washing and drying the floor. The sponge side is used for washing floors, windows , or other hard surfaced areas. After washing with the sponge, press it against the floor to remove excess water. Use the blade side to vacuum up water or spills.

Vacuum Cleaners
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Kenmore
1967 12 9mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The Appliances Most Women Want Most
Large 8.5" x 11" advertising catalog showing off GE's new post-war small home appliances. Beautiful hand-drawn illustrations throughout!

Appliances included:

Irons, Travel Irons, Triple-Whip Mixer, Mixer Accessories, Automatic Roaster, Vacuum Coffee Makers, Coffeemaker Stoves, Coffeemaker Filters and Replacement Bowls, Automatic Toaster, Waffle Irons, and Sandwich Grills.
Small Appliances
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General Electric
1947 20 28mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire Mobile Dishwashers for 1962
The VIP-Vital Information Program packs were sent to Frigidaire dealers every year in the 60s to help educate them on all of the fancy features of GM Frigidaire appliances. Each pack contains information on a different Frigidaire appliance, this pack is for top and front loading Mobile Dishwashers, both GM and D&M manufactured machines. They contain specs, data and beautiful graphics and images as well as plenty of information instructing dealers on what to say to help sell Frigidaire dishwashers to their customers.


Dishwashers
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Frigidaire
1962 28 22mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The GE Review
The GE Review was an engineering magazine created to report on the advances of technology of the time, including advances in Home Appliances.

Articles in July 1952 issue...


Editorial: The Fourth of July

New Switchgear Laboratory Goes into Operation
Late last month on the flatlands of southwest Philadelphia, GE’s new high-capacity switchgear development laboratory was officially dedicated. With Company spokesmen looking ahead to an annual U.S. power consumption of possibly a trillion kw-hrs by 1965—more than triple the amount now being used—the new laboratory will aid in the development of switch- gear of higher ratings to keep pace with this phenomenal growth. continued…

Engineering the Automatic Washer
The automatic clothes washer is a simple device—to the housewife. She throws in the laundry, sets a control dial, and goes about her telephoning. A short time later she removes the laundry—washed and damp-dried.

Simply stated, the function of a domestic washing machine is to get the laundry clean, rinse out the detergent, and extract most of the water. For a third of the century these operations were performed with a machine in which the laundry was manually lifted from the tub and fed through a water- extraction device. Most of these devices were wringers, powered by the washing- machine motor. A limited number were the centrifugal-extraction type using the same or a separate tub. continued…

Stopping Ships
Even with modern navigating and communication aids there are times when things get out of hand and a collision ol ships appears imminent. The need for meeting this situation—rare though it may he—has an influence on the design of ships’ power plants.

Most large and fast ships are powered bv a steam turbine that drives the propeller through suitable gearing and shafting. The astern power that is used for stopping a ship is provided by a comparatively small separate section of the main turbine. The question immediately arises as to why the astern element can’t be given the same power as the ahead element. Well, it can. The simplest arrangement would he another turbine of the same size geared to drive the propeller backwards. continued…

Ferromagnetography
Contrary to general belief printing did not originate with Gutenberg; to the ancient Chinese belongs the credit. They made engravings—used mainly for printing on silk cloth—by carving figures out of wooden blocks. Later, around 1120 BC. they introduced wooden blocks of movable type.

Modern printing, on the other hand, began in the middle ages—about the year 1423. It was during this period that Johann Gutenberg, a German stonemason, had the idea of printing with movable type. So he set about his skill, cutting alphabets out of small wooden blocks to be used for typesetting. A friend advised him to use metal instead of wood, since it wouldn’t wear out so easily. This he did. As you can imagine, this task required many years and a large expenditure of money. He financed his operations by borrowing money on the type he’d already completed. Then, to prove to his creditors and the many cynics the worth of his efforts, he completely reproduced the Bible in print. continued…

Cool Breezes — Story of the Electric Fan
Fans preceded written history by many centuries. Some of the most ancient known fans were those of the Chinese dating back to 3000 BC. And ceremonial fans were used in 1700 BC by the reigning monarchs of Egypt and Assyria. Some thousand years later the "punkah" —a hand-swung lightweight ceiling-suspended fan—was introduced in India, and even today is still in use there.

From exquisitely made folding tans of the Japanese, followed by 17th century Paris creations of surpassing beauty, we come to the practical palm-leaf type and simpler folding fans of grandmother’s day.

It’s not possible to give the exact age of the electric fan—the youngest member of the ancient family of fans. But the earliest record of a U.S. patent awarded for an electric fan was in 1854. This was a ceiling-suspended assembly of several large fan blades, each hinged along one edge to a horizontal rotating arm driven by a battery-operated motor. Arms on the blades struck projections causing the blades to vibrate and thus agitate the air. continued…

Longer Life for Dry-type Transformers
Improvements in dry-type power transformers and their insulations is a good example of how electrical engineers are continually making progress in lengthening the life span of electric equipment and increasing its endurance to higher temperatures.

For many years insulations known as Class A were about the only ones available to the transformer designer. These insulations consisted of materials such as cotton, silk, or paper—impregnated with organic varnishes to give them additional mechanical and electrical strength. They were used in a medium of mineral oil or air. Such insulations were relatively inexpensive but a maximum allowable temperature limit of 105 C was necessary for reasonable life. continued…

The G10 Germanium Rectifier
In 1886 a German chemist by the name of Alexander Winkler found an unknown metal sulfide and isolated the element which he called germanium. It has a shiny metallic appearance, is extremely hard and brittle, and is recovered as a by-product in the smelting and refining of zinc ores.

Because germanium falls into group four of the periodic table, it has some of the chemical characteristics of the elements on either side of it. Germanium is both an electrical conductor and an electrical insulator, depending on its temperature, and is classed as a semiconductor. continued…

Nylon for Bearings and Gears
Although nylon is generally associated with such decorative items as stockings and sweaters, we have found that its versatility extends well into the fields of bearings, gears, and other workaday applications.
Nylon is tough at low7 temperatures, is resistant to abrasion, has strength in thin sections, is light in weight, has certain self-lubricating qualities, and is resistant to many chemicals. Properties are given in the table on the opposite page. Exact characteristics and specifications can be found in the literature put out by the manufacturers of nylon molding powders.

Bearing Tests - Of interest to design engineers is published data that shows the effect of wear on nylon when used as a bearing material. Results of tests using nylon against nylon, steel, and brass under various loads and speeds, and with various lubricants, are given on page 35. As you may suspect, the lowest rates of wear are found when nylon is run against nylon in a dry condition, as well as when nylon is run against steel lubricated with SAE 10 oil. When nylon is rubbed against brass, the metal flakes off and contaminates the hearing surface. continued…

The Unit Cost of Light
There’s more to figuring the cost of a lighting system than adding up the prices of fixtures, installation, and electricity. A tabulation of over-all annual costs that the customer may expect to pay appeals to the businessman, because it is expressed in his own language. Rut further analytical cost studies of operating and maintenance methods and lamp efficiencies may show you the way to worth-while savings or better lighting for the same expenditure.

To help you along this economic pathway a relatively simple formula has been devised. It is referred to as the "unit cost of light” method. In its most flexible form it deals with the raw light as generated by the lamps in just one fixture. Then, once the unit cost of light in dollars per million lumen hours is known, you can easily apply it to a specific installation if over-all costs are also desired. continued…

Added Kick for Turbojet Engines
Getting an 80-ton airplane into the air in a matter of seconds is no easy job. The problem is one of providing more than normal maximum thrust or "kick” at take-off. In the case of B-45 and B-47 jet bombers, their power plants (J-47 turbojet engines—one is shown on the adjacent page) were equipped with combustion-chamber water-alcohol injection systems for augmenting thrust.

Variations of these systems boost the take-off thrust from 15 to 25 percent or higher. As a result, heavy jet-powered aircraft can take off from minimum- length runways with maximum safety. continued…

Are We Ready for Railroad Electrification in the U. S.? .
Admittedly, widespread electrification in I lie United States is not just around the corner. Rut there is an element in the cost of railroad electrification and in the success of operation through the ensuing years that can not be settled too soon. This all-important factor is standardization. And standardization is so important primarily because it permits repetitive manufacture. Standardization, of course, offers other advantages that may be more familiar, but every day brings new evidence that a custom-designed article built in a job shop cannot compete with a highly engineered item produced under conditions of repetitive manufacture.

It is time for all who may have a hand in railroad electrification in the United States to start sifting out the alternatives and to find agreement on what may be the standard system of electrification in this country. Let us speak briefly about the prospects of electrification and [hen expand the theme of standardization. continued…

A Brightening Outlook - When will we see railroad electrification resumed in the United States? The answer depends largely on costs, with the cost of fuel or energy being a big part of the expense of locomotive operation.

When we compare the cost of diesel fuel with the cost of purchased electric power at the figures current today, we find them roughly equivalent. We are speaking, of course, of gallons of fuel oil or kilowatt-hours of electricity at the locomotive. As long as power costs in these two forms are even approximately equal, it is obvious that the diesel- electric locomotive with its lower investment is the correct answer for new installations. At the same time this approximate equality tells us that extensive electrified systems already installed should continue to be operated. continued…

New Safeguard for Protective Coatings
You can best define a plastics material as a synthetic organic substance. At some stage of production it’s plastic— capable of being shaped; or liquid— capable of being cast. Furthermore, it’s either thermoplastic or thermosetting. If thermoplastic, it softens under heat and can he remolded. If thermosetting, it sets under heat and can’t be remolded.

Phenolic materials are thermosetting plastics. And from practically the outset of the industry they’ve enjoyed an ever- expanding market. They take many and various forms. Probably the most familiar to you are radio cabinets, telephone handsets, buttons, tube bases, mechanical parts, and so on. continued…

Dollar-sign Engineering
The photo sequence beginning on the next page will show you how a value analyst operates—step by step—on a typical project. Here, it’s the timer for the automatic clothes washer. Because space doesn't permit us to show the results of the analysis on every part of the timer, we have selected one part as being typical. (In the actual project more than 30 individual parts of the timer were analyzed for value.)

It should be emphasized that nothing was wrong with the timer when we approached the Value Analysis Unit and requested a survey. The timer operated satisfactorily and costs were in line with similar products. But. as is the case with far-sighted management, they wanted to see if it wasn’t possible to further eliminate any unnecessary costs. continued…

Moisture vs Rubber Insulation
Although rubber compounds are used to waterproof such everyday items as overshoes, raincoats, and garden hoses, rubber compounds in general can’t be considered waterproof when used as an insulation for wire and cable.

What works on raincoats may not work on cables—the basic differences are: length of exposure; effect of moisture on the electrical properties. Cables insulated with rubber compounds must withstand years of continual exposure with a consequent absorption of moisture. And moisture absorption has proved to be a contributing factor in cable failures. continued…
Trade Publications
Published by:
The Review
1952 58 61mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1958 General Electric Home Laundry Product Man
1958 General Electric Home Laundry Service Manual covering Automatic Washers, Dryers and Combination Washer/Dryers.

GE's Product Man Service Manuals were produced monthly to keep service personnel up to date with new products, appliance specifications, appliance service instructions, troubleshooting procedures, older product repair and parts changes, installation instructions, customer complaints and recommendations, testing procedures, tools for repairs, wiring diagrams, timer charts, appliance history and evolution and other important information regarding their appliances.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
General Electric
1958 79 48mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Your General Electric Dishwasher
This is a fascinating look at early mechanical dishwashing. It is the full owners manual and operating instructions to a very early GE dishwasher. At this time GE had only been manufacturing dishwashers for about five years. The page on detergents is particularly interesting as they state "the word detergent is new to most of us".


Dishwashers
Published by:
General Electric
1937 20 11mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Automatic Washer Instruction Book
Owners manual and operating instructions for Maytag Washer A3MP.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1953 36 19mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1980 Waste King Appliances Brochure
Here is a fun brochure from Waste King highlighting their 1980 line of automatic Steam Machine Dishwashers, Food Waste Disposers, Gas Fired Barbecues, Trash Compactors.


Full Catalog
Published by:
Waste King
1980 12 13mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Speed Queen Wringer Washer Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to servicing many Speed Queen wringer washers from the 1960's into the 1970's.

Sections include: Full specifications, Service Procedures - Wringer, Service Procedures - Chassis, Adjustments, Test Procedures, Service Helps and Wiring Diagram.

Models include:
DW 1120
DW 1130
DW 1132
DW 3090
DW 3092
DW 6132
DW 9053
Wringer Washers
Published by:
Speed Queen
1968 32 15mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Norge Washer Line Brochures
Beautiful Brochures for the line of Norge washers. Includes brochures for the very first "Plus-Capacity" perforated tub Norge washers!


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Norge
1964 12 20mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid 5 Series Top-Loading Dishwasher Parts Catalog
Here is the complete parts list to all 5 series KitchenAid dishwashers. This includes illustrations of all parts and their part numbers necessary for doing a parts search on old, hard to find replacement parts.

Models include:

KDC-5 (Electra) KDA-5 (Vari-Cycle)
KDW-5 (Vari-Cycle)
Dishwashers
Published by:
KitchenAid
1972 20 8mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Electrical and Mechanical Troubleshooting Guide
This is an indispensable publication for any collector of vintage Maytag automatic washers, dryers, dishwashers and disposers. It contains in-depth charts, diagrams and troubleshooting steps to figure out what needs to be fixed when something goes wrong with you Maytag machine. It was published in 1986 but the general troubleshooting information covers most models from the 1960's and 1980's even if the model isn't specifically mentioned.

Sections include the following:

Introduction:, MAYTAG APPLIANCE TEST METER, General Use, Resistance Measurements, Resistance Valve Charts Automatic Washers Automatic Dryers Dishwashers, Voltage Checks, VOLT-WATTMETER, General Use, Readings Over 2000 Watts, Wattage Charts Automatic Washers Automatic Dryers Dishwashers Disposers, CLAMP-ON AMMETER, General Use, Amperage Charts Automatic Washers Automatic Dryers Dishwashers Disposers, Voltage Checks, MOTOR TEST CORD, General Use Dryer Motor Checks Washer Motor Checks Dishwasher Motor Checks, , , , ,

Automatic Washers:, WILL NOT FILL, Washer Will Not Fill or Spin, Washer Will Not Fill For Wash, But Will Spin, Washer Will Not Fill for a Specific Water Temperature Selection, Washer Will Not Fill For Rinse Cycle, No Cool-Down Fill, Hot and Cold Water Temperatures Reversed Slow Fill, Warm Water Temperature Too Cool or Too Hot Washer Overflows, WILL NOT AGITATE, Fills Okay, Motor Will Not Run Won't Agitate - Burns Belt Won't Agitate - Motor is Running, Agitate a Few Minutes - Then Stops and Starts Filling Again Won't Agitate Delicate Cycle - Fabric-Matic Models Slow Agitation, Agitates Continuously - Timer Won't Advance Spins at Start of Agitation, WILL NOT SPIN, Will Agitate, But Will Not Spin, Washer Tries to Spin - Motor Shuts Off, Slow Pump Out, Slow Spin Acceleration, Spin Continuously - Timer Won't Advance, Washer Continues to Agitate and Spin With Lid Raised, Washer Continues to Spin With Lid Raised - Brake is Not Working, MISCELLANEOUS PROBLEMS, Washer Spins Out Properly on Damp Dry But Advances to Next Cycle - Agitate Dry, Timer Advances Into Next Cycle - Washer Full of Water, Washer Noisy During Agitation, Suction Noise During Agitation, Washer Noisy at Beginning or During Spin, Buzzing Noise During Fill, Washer Noisy at End of Spin (Squealing), Buzzing Noise at End of Cycle - Timer in Off Position Agitator Will Not Stay in Place (Flys Off Agitator Post), Water Pipes Vibrating When Water Shuts Off Clothes Getting Caught Between Tubs or in Pump Clothes Not Coming Clean Washer Goes Off Balance Too Easily, DIVERTER VALVE DIFFICULTIES Washer Won't Save Water Washer Won't Return Water Diverter Valve Noisy When Activated, OIL LEAKS WATER LEAKS, SCHEMATICS models: A106, A107, A108, A207, A208, A308, A408, A608, A806, plus all S Suds-Saver Models.

Dryers:, WILL NOT RUN, Dryer Won't Start or Run, Drive Motor Runs - Drum Won't Turn, Motor Runs a Few Minutes - Motor Overload Protector Opens, Dryer Blows Fuses or Trips Circuit Breaker, WILL NOT DRY, Dryer Won't Heat (Motor Runs), Improper Drying - Clothes Wrinkled, Harsh or Takes Too Long to Dry Clothes, WILL NOT SHUTOFF, Time Dry Models DE91, D106, D107, D110, D210and D308 Auto Dry Models D309, D408, D409, D410, D510 and D610 Won't Shut Off on Air Fluff (D510), Electronic Control Dryers D608, D710, D808 and D810 Dryer Won't Shut Off - Solenoid Never Energizes D608, D808 D710, D810, Dryer Won't Shut Off - Solenoid Energizes, MISCELLANEOUS, Dryer Noisy, Buzzer Too Loud or Too Soft (Auto Dry Models), Buzzer Will Not Buzz at End of Cycle (Auto Dry Models), Buzzer Stays on Too Long or Goes Off Too Quickly (Auto Dry Models), Buzzer Will Not Buzz During Press Care Setting (D610 Dryers), Miscellaneous Pertaining to Electronic Control Dryers (D608, D710, D808, D810) Dryer Shuts Off Before Clothes Are Dry (All Models), Timer Will Not Advance During Permanent Press With Adjustable Press Care (D810) Repeating Chime Does Not Ring - Permanent Press Cycle on All Models Repeating Chime Does Not Sound During Permanent Press With Adjustable Press Care Setting (D810 Dryers), Chime Not Loud Enough Clothes Not Dry Enough, ELECTRICAL SCHEMATICS, "08" Models, "10" Models.


Dishwashers:, WILL NOT PROGRAM (WU900 ONLY), Dishwasher Won't Program, WILL NOT FILL, Dishwasher Won't Fill Dishwasher Won't Fill For Rinse Hot Water Temperature Too Cool Dishwasher Overflows Slow Fill, Water Won't Stay in Dishwasher (Siphoning), Not Enough Water in Dishwasher, WILL NOT WASH, Dishwasher Won't Circulate (Wash), Timer Won't Advance From Wash to Drain, Poor Circulation, Dishes Not Coming Clean, Detergent Cup Will Not Trip, Rinse Dispenser Won't Work, DISHWASHER WILL NOT DRAIN, Won't Drain, Will Circulate Properly Slow Drain, Dishwasher Tries to Drain, Motor Shuts Off on Overload Protector Dishwasher Won't Advance From Drain to Off, DISHES WILL NOT DRY, Dishwasher Won't Dry, MISCELLANEOUS, Dishwasher Leaks Dishwasher Noisy Water Pipes Vibrating, SCHEMATICS.

Disposers: WILL NOT OPERATE, Disposer will not run, MISCELLANEOUS, Water Leaks, Disposer Noisy - Vibration Won't grind, ELECTRICAL SCHEMATICS, FC, FB.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Maytag
1986 173 98mb $11.76
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Thermador Built-In Cooking Appliances Brochure
Here is a wonderful brochure showing off all of Thermador's built-in cooking appliances for 1957. Products include Masterpiece "Bilt-In" Electric Cooktops, Automatic Surface Elements, Masterpiece Double Oven, Built-In Ovens and the stunning new Thermador "Bilt-In" Refrigerator-Freezer in gleaming-easy to clean stainless steel.


Ranges/Stoves
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Thermador
1957 8 13mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1973 Sharp Portable Television Sets Brochure
Here are some sales literature brochures highlighting Sharp's line of portable television sets in the early 1970's. Both B&W and Color Models included.

Models Highlighted: C-1934, C-1928, C-1331, C-1228, 2W-33, 2K-31.

Radio/Cassette Player also brochure included for model RD-475.
Television
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Sharp
1973 15 11mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Beautiful 1960 Whirlpool Laundry Appliances Brochure
Here is a wonderful brochure with stunning illustrations and information on the entire 1960 line of Whirlpool Automatic Washers, Dryers and Combination Washer-Dryers


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Whirlpool
1960 8 14mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 Kenmore Automatic Washer and Dryer Models
Service supplement showing all of the 1961 Kenmore washer and dryer models along with a description of features for each machine. Also mentions the '61 cabinet redesign which stayed with the belt drive washer design to the end.


Automatic Washers
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Kenmore
1961 4 3mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Sunbeam Toaster Service Manual
Here are four Sunbeam Toaster service manuals all in one document.

#1 Model T-20 Radiant Control - 21 pages
Detailed operating and service information for Sunbeam's absolutely wonderful automatic bread lowering toaster. (1964)

#2 Models T-45, T-50, T-55, T-55A, T100S - 4 pages
Servicing Sunbeam Color Control Toasters. (1964)

#3 Models AT-B, AT-C, AT-F - 3 pages
Servicing Sunbeam Thinline Toasters (1969)

#4 Sunbeam Radiant Shade Control Toaster - 4 pages (1969)
Small Appliances
Published by:
Sunbeam
1964 32 20mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Speed Queen Conservation Machine Brochure
Here is a great piece of sales literature from Speed Queen's highlighting their Coin-Operated washer's conservation and energy saving features.


Automatic Washers
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Speed Queen
1975 4 5mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Every laundry day you'll be proud of the way they get your clothes clean
Wonderful brochures produced by General Motors for their entire line of 1/18 full size, stacked and portable washers and dryers. Full images, specifications and control panel views.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1978 12 11mb $3.99

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