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1958 Whirlpool Dryer Owners Manual


Published by Whirlpool in 1958-- Here is the complete owners manual and use /care guide to all 1958 Whirlpool clothes dryers.

Number of Pages: 24
File Size: 28mb
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 Frigidaire Electric Range Tech-Talk Service and Parts Manual
Very comprehensive service and full parts manual for all 1961 Frigidaire Electric Ranges. Models include:



RAW-3, 4; RS-30-61, RD-38-61, RD-39-61, RCI-39-61, RS-10-61 , RD-20-61, RDD-15-61, RDD-20-61, RDC-71-61, RI-55-61, RCI-75-61.

Service manual includes wiring diagrams. Parts section shows all parts and part numbers. Having the manufacturers part number for the part you need is essential for doing internet/eBay searches to locate these rare, no longer available parts. In many circumstances they can be found once you know the part number. This guide is essential for anyone who has any vintage Frigidaire Range.
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1961 117 71mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire Flair Range Replacement Parts Diagrams and Catalog
Full parts catalog for all GM Frigidaire Freestanding Flair Electric Ranges from 1960 though 1968. Catalog shows part diagrams and related part numbers.

Having the manufacturers part number for the part you need is essential for doing internet/eBay searches to locate these rare, no longer available parts. In many circumstances they can be found once you know the part number. This guide is essential for anyone who has any vintage Frigidaire Flair Range.

Sections include:
Section 1 ••• 1960 & 1961 Models
Models: RCDB-630, RCDB-640, RCIB-635, RCIB-645 RCDB-630-1, RCDB-640-1

Section 2 ••• 1962 & 1963 Models
Models: RCDB-630-2, RCOB-640-2, RCIB-635-2, RCIB-645-2, RDF-630

Section 3 ••• 1964 Models
Models: RDH-630, RCDH-630, RCIH-635, RCDH-640, RCIH-645

Section 4 ••• 1965 Models
Models: RCD-630J, RCI-635J, RCI-645J

Section 5 ••• 1966 & 1967 Models
Models: RCD-630K, RCI-635K, RCI-645K

Section 6 ••• 1968 Models
Models: RCD-630N, RCD-630VN, RCI-635N, RCI-635VN, RCI-645N, RCI-645VN

Looking for Flair Range Repair Manuals?:
1960 Frigidaire Flair Range Tech-Talk Service Manual
1964 Frigidaire Flair Range Tech-Talk Service Manual

Looking for a Use and Care Guide for Frigidaire Flair Ranges? Please see this manual: Frigidaire Flair Owners Manual
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1968 253 51mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Frigidaire Electric Range Tech-Talk Service and Parts Manual
Comprehensive service and full parts manual for all 1956 Frigidaire Electric Ranges. Models include:



RA-3-56, RA-4-56, RD-30-56, RD-38-56, RDG-38-56, RD-12-56, RD-20-56, RD-25-56, RI-39-56, RI-45-56, RIG-45-56.

Service manual includes wiring diagrams. Parts section shows all parts and part numbers. Having the manufacturers part number for the part you need is essential for doing internet/eBay searches to locate these rare, no longer available parts. In many circumstances they can be found once you know the part number. This guide is essential for anyone who has any vintage Frigidaire Range.
Ranges/Stoves
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Frigidaire
1956 94 70mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Frigidaire Electric Range Tech-Talk Service and Parts Manual
Very comprehensive service and full parts manual for all 1957 Frigidaire Electric Ranges. Models include:



RAW-3, RAW-4, RS-30-57, RS-38-57, RD-39-57, RDG-39-57, RI-39-57, RS-10-57, RS-15-57, RI-60-57, RI-70-57, RIG-70-57, RDS-25-57, RD-47-57, RDG-45-57.

Service manual includes wiring diagrams. Parts section shows all parts and part numbers. Having the manufacturers part number for the part you need is essential for doing internet/eBay searches to locate these rare, no longer available parts. In many circumstances they can be found once you know the part number. This guide is essential for anyone who has any vintage Frigidaire Range.
Ranges/Stoves
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Frigidaire
1957 128 97mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire Variable Speed Jet-Action Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the service manual to Frigidaire washer model WXL. It contained a variable speed clutch to control the up-and-down agitation and spin speeds. The manual describes the operation of the variable clutch and roller-matic transmission in detail.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1967 38 40mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1980 Speed Queen Washers and Dryers Brochure
Here are the sales literature brochures for the very first Speed Queen perforated tub automatic washers and matching dryers.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Speed Queen
1980 8 22mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1973 Kenmore Washer Owners Manual - 700 Series
Here is the complete owners manual/operating instructions to the 700 series Kenmore automatic washer from approximately 1973.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kenmore
1973 36 27mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1958 Frigidaire Ultra-Clean Washers and Fabric-Master Dryers Brochure
Beautiful brochure showing off the Custom Imperial, Imperial and Deluxe models of 1958 Frigidaire Unimatic and Pulsamatic automatic washers, along with their matching Fabric Master Dryers.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1958 12 14mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Appliance Manufacturer Magazine - January 1957
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.

Index of the January 1957 Issue


A Progress Report On Whirlpool
Unity of Purpose: An Introduction by Board Chairman Walter G Seeger
An Interview on Policy with President Elisha Gray II
Decentralization of the Manufacturing Operations
An Interview on Finances with Vice President of Finance Mason Smith
The 1957 Models of the Whirlpool Full Major Appliance Line
An Interview with Vice President of RCA Whirlpool Sales John Hurley
How the Whirlpool Organization Plan Works
Specialized Machines Make the Combination Washer-Dryer Perforated Wash Tub
Flexible Electrostatic System Applies Porcelain Enamel
Employee Relations In Action at the Marion Division
What Whirlpool Did to the Harvester Plant
Product Development Committees Coordinate Department Efforts
Design of the Month: RCA Whirlpool Imperial Refrigerator-Freezer
Appliance Service Is Put In A New Perspective

Trade Publications
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Appliance Manufacturer
1957 132 63mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The Maytag Dependables vs the Others
Here is a fascinating look at Maytag Washers and Dryers compared to the other leading brands:

Maytag vs...
Whirlpool/Kenmore
GE/Hotpoint/JC Penny
Frigidaire/White Westinghouse
Speed Queen

Topics include:
Basic Maytag Automatic Washer Features
Comparison of Capacity & Water Usage
Washing Action Comparison
Cabinet Finish Comparison
Hinge Comparison
Service Access Comparison
Low Post Drive
Drive System Comparison
Hose Comparison
Drum Finish Comparison
Air Seal Comparison
Rear Drum Support Comparison
Front Drum Support Comparison
Idler Pulley Comparison
Belt Drive Comparison
Door Insulation Comparison
Heating Element
Air Flow Comparison

Also includes complete information on current models of the time with full specifications and control panel views.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Maytag
1983 34 42mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Front Loading Washer Owners Manual model L110
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to the Westinghouse Laundromat automatic washer, model L110.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1958 28 14mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Dryer Owners Manual model D110
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to the Westinghouse Laundromat dryer, model L110.


Clothes Dryers
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Westinghouse
1958 24 12mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Dishwasher Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to all Westinghouse built-in roll-out drawer dishwashers from the late 1950's.


Dishwashers
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Westinghouse
1958 20 41mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1966 Lady Kenmore Washer Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions the first key-board style push-button Lady Kenmore automatic washer. Also includes 800 Series washer.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kenmore
1966 34 44mb $6.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag A606 Automatic Washer Operating Instructions and Laundering Guide
Complete operating instructions to Center Dial Maytag Washer model A606. Also included is the Laundering Guide that was packed with all Maytag washers of this era.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1974 32 35mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download General Electric Dispensall Operating Instructions and Users Guide
Complete operating instructions and perfomance/use and care guide to General Electric automatic washer model WWA8508.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1975 22 31mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire Cermaic Compact 30 Electric Range Service Manual
Service manual to Frigidaire Ceramic Cooktop and oven electric ranges. Models include: RBE-539C. Complete servicing instructions and wiring diagrams.


Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1974 39 33mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Electrical Merchandising Magazine - April 1958
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.


Trade Publications
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Electrical Merchandising
1958 162 97mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Hotpoint Dishwasher Owners Manual
Let's get acquainted with your new Hotpoint dishwasher book. Full owners manual and operating instructions to the 1957 Hotpoint impeller dishwsaher.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1957 24 26mb $5.99
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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

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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
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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 Escape From Washday - The Successor to the Washing Machine is Here
This was an amazing find, it is a stunning automotive style large format brochure published by Bendix when they introduced the worlds very first automatic washer. Beautiful images of the machine along with a complete explanation of how a new fangled automatic washer works. To say this is the birth of modern clothes washing is an understatement and what this machine did to provide eventual freedom to women is clear.

The modern woman, the woman abreast of the latest developments in convenient living, will quickly picture how much a Bendix Home Laundry can mean to her. Her homemaking is greatly simplified and much drudgery has been taken out of housework by automatic labor -saving home appliances. And now. Bendix completely revolutionizes washday . . . turns this hardest household chore into a pleasant routine.

The glow of pride you have when you show your Bendix Home Laundry to envious friends will never leave you. For the happy owner of a Bendix has gained more than just a better way of washing clothes. She has gained extra hours to live. She has thrown out the drudgery, toil, the physical and mental strain of washday. She has foiled these thieves of health and youth and beauty.

In their place, she has more time for the really important things ... more time to share in the lives of her children, time for friends, time for romance .. . with the mental ease to enjoy them. Here indeed is a new promise of youth . . . here is new protection of charm and beauty ... the just birthright of every woman.

Automatic Washers
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Bendix
1937 16 22mb $3.99
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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
Published by:
Speed Queen
1975 4 5mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Apex Wash-A-Matic 6010-6011 Series Service Manual
Service manual for servicing 1956 Apex Wash-a-Matic automatic washers. Sections include:

Complete details of Wash-A-Matic, Specifications, Quick Reference Data, Timer Cycle Chart, Tools, Drive Mechanism, Drive Yoke and Counter Weight-Main Bearing Assembly, Water Value and Spin Pilot Valve, Safety Valve, Pump, Timer, Service instructions, Complaints-causes-remedies.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Apex
1956 37 15mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1950 Hotpoint Servicegram Dishwasher and Disposall Service Manual
1950 Hotpoint Servicegram Manual covering Dishwashers, Disposers and related accessories. Sections include:

DISHWASHERS
Adaptation of 10MX4 Sink Tops on MC13P800
Dishwashers
Assembly of MC11P481 Cable and MC11P488
Jumper to 2CM16 Timer-
Checking the Water Level in the Ml7, 10, 30,
32MC1 Hotpoint Dishwashers
Chinaware in the Dishwasher
Circuits Controlling the Operation of Inlet Valve
Detergents -Effect on Counter and Sink Linoleum
Difference Between 2CM16 & 2CM17 Dishwasher
Timers -
Dishwasher Porcelain Top Availability and
Interchangeability Chart
SW193P302 Dishwasher Timer Cycle of Operation
How to Test 2CM16 & 2CM17 Timers
Improved Soap Dish & Drain Adapter Assemblies
Introduction of New 48" Non-Electric Sink
Leaking Dishwasher Doors
Low Water Pressure and Its Effect on the
Operation of the Dishwasher
MllP540 Motor No Longer Available From Factory
New Line of Hotpoint Dishwashers
New Return Spring for Inlet Valve
Operational Complaint Chart,
Proper Water Level in all Gasketless Door Type
Hotpoint Dishwashers
MCP13P205 Pump and Motor Assembly
Rack Adjustment
Removal of Wonderflo Faucet and Soap Dish on
10MC16 & 10MCP16 Hotpoint Dishwashers
Removing the Detergent Cup
Removing the Dishwasher Drain Valve
Removing the Inner Door oflOMC Line Dishwasher
Replacing the Detergent Cup Cable
Replacing Earlier CM type Timers with MC11P565
Timer Accessory Kit
CE21P2 Solenoid and CE6P2 Solenoid
Sticking Drain Valve
Typical Plumbing Dimensions for 1950 Line of
Hotpoint Electric Dishwashers & Disposalls
MC4P56i Vent Supersedure
Water Overflow on the Dishwasher Motor
Water Samples ·
Wonder flo Faucet

DISPOSALLS
Control Cover Parts
Flo'w Inter lock
Hi -Boy Trap
New 16MWP4 Assembly
New Hotpoint Disposalls -Cat Nos 10MW5 & 10MWP5
Operational Complaint Chart
Replacement Assemblies
Support Ring Gasket - J-1 Disposal!
Top Flange
Typical Plumbing Dimensions for 1950 Line of Hotpoint Electric Disposalls & Dishwashers,
Use of the Disposal! with a Private Septic Tank System



Hotpoint's Servicegrams were produced 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.
Dishwashers
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Hotpoint
1950 91 59mb $7.08
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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 the parts catalog, please see this manual: Frigidaire Flair Parts Catalog

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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Thumbnail Image of Download 1964 Frigidaire Automatic Washer Tech-Talk Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1964 Frigidaire Multimatic automatic washing machines. Models include WCIR-64, WCI-64, WIA4-64, WIA-64, WCD-64, WCDAR-64, WCDAP-64, WCDA-64, WDR-64, WDP-64, WD-64 and WDA-64. Includes complete in-depth images and specifications for all models, cycle charts, service instructions and complete Multimatic transmission rebuilding instructions, recommended service tools, self-study exam and Home-Ec Talk.


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Published by:
Frigidaire
1964 135 63mb $7.56
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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 1959 Frigidaire 40 Inch Electric Ranges Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and use/care guide to all 40" Frigidaire Electric Ranges from 1959. Models include: RCI-75-59, RI-55-59, RCD-71-59, RD-20-59 and RS-10-59.

Sections include:
Control Panel Controls, Surface Cooking, Oven Cooking, Cleaning and Care, Pull 'n Clean Oven, Special Information, Accessories and Before you call service.

Also included is the 8 page instructions on how to use the Rotisserie Attachment.

If you are looking for the comprehensive service manual to these ranges it is located here:
1959 Frigidaire Range Service Manual
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1959 52 $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1969 Westinghouse Top Loading Washers and Matching Dryers
Brochures and spec sheets for the 1969 line of top loaders and their matching dryers.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1969 16 27mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Easy Spiralator Automatic Washer Service Manual
Comprehensive service manual for all mid 1950s Easy Automatic Washers. Major components of this machine were produced by Beam.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Easy
1954 37 26mb $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…
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1952 58 61mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Guide to Workless Washdays with your Whirlpool Automatic Dryer
Owners manual and operting instruction book for the 1954/1955 line of Whirlpool Gas Dryers.


Clothes Dryers
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Whirlpool
1954 16 10mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1987 Maytag Jetclean Dishwashers and Food Waste Disposers
Here is a wonderful brochure showing all all of Maytag's great late 1980's dishwashers. Full images and specifications included.


Dishwashers
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Maytag
1987 8 15mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download New 1968 portable dishwashers featuring the world's first 2-speed 6-cycle model
Super fun brochures for both Front and Top loading portable dishwashers from 1968. Images and full specifications included.


Dishwashers
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Whirlpool
1968 10 16mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid KD-14 Series Dishwasher Service Manual
Comprehensive service manual for all 14 Series KitchenAid dishwashers. Models include KDS-14, KDI-14, KDC-14, KDS-14P, KDI-14P, KDC-14P. Sections include General Information, Cycle Description, Servicing Instructions, Service Tips, Schematic Wiring, Timer Sequence Charts.


Dishwashers
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KitchenAid
1960 85 52mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Reddy Kilowatt Canning Guide
Here is an adorable electric company circular from the late 1940's on how to can foods. Information includes how to can with the standard Hot Water Bath method as well as Pressure Cooker methods. Includes many canning recipes as well.


Miscellaneous
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NSP
1948 32 26mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid KD-11 Automatic Dishwasher Owners Manual
Full owners manual that was packed with every 1956 KitchenAid Dishwasher, models KD-11, KD-21, KD-31 and KD-41.


Dishwashers
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KitchenAid
1956 24 10mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 Barton Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the complete service for Barton Automatic Washer model B400.

This model is fascinating as it appears to be built with a combination of Apex and Beam parts, but with a reversing motor!
Automatic Washers
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Barton
1955 26 28mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Catalog of Replacement Parts for KitchenAid Dishwasher KD-17
Full parts catalog showing illustrations of all parts along with part numbers. This document makes doing internet searches for vintage parts much easier as you will have the official KitchenAid part numbers.


Dishwashers
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KitchenAid
1972 16 8mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Speed Queen Coin Operated Washer and Dryer Brochure
Here is a unque Speed Queen coin operated laundry appliance brochure discussing the equipment and their Route Operator Program.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Speed Queen
1972 4 10mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download How to Use and Care For Your General Electric Dishwasher
Full owners manual and operating instructions to top loading GE Mobile Maid dishwashers from approximately 1968.


Dishwashers
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General Electric
1968 16 9mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1954 Electric Range Clock and Dryer Timer Service Manual
Here is an interesting service manual that is intended for readers to do light repairs on their range clock/timer as well as dryer timers. Sections include: General Diagnosis and Repair, Timer Identification, Testing the Timer and Recommended tools.


Ranges/Stoves
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General Electric
1954 35 10mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Whirlpool Automatic Washer Operating Instructions - Model LHA5300
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to belt-drive Whirlpool washer model LHA5300.


Automatic Washers
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Whirlpool
1978 12 6mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid 17 Series Front Loading Portable Dishwasher Brochure
Beautiful brochure highlighting all of the front loading portable dishwashers available by KitchenAid during the mid 1970s. Full images and specifications included.


Dishwashers
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KitchenAid
1976 4 5mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1968 Co-Op-Franklin Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is a rare service manual for all 1968 Franklin made Cop-Op automatic washers. Sections include specifications, repair diagnosis and procedures, timer sequence charts and wiring diagrams.

All 1968 models included - 8BW, 8BWC, 8XBW, 8GW, 8LW.
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Co-Op
1968 38 19mb $3.99

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