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Maytag Quick Reference Part Number Index


Published by Maytag in 1986-- Here is a wonderful reference for any fan of vintage Maytag appliances. It lists common parts and their related part numbers for all Maytag Appliances. Automatic washers indexes go from the 1949 model AMP (Maytag's first automatic) all the way up to 1986 models.

Sections include:
Automatic Washers - Commercial
Automatic Washers - Domestic
Conversion Kit - WC to WU Dishwasher
Cooktop - Electric
Cooktop - Gas_
Dishwashers
Dishwasher Panel Charts
Disposers
Dryers - Commercial
Dryers - Domestic
Dryer Gas Control Information
Laundry Center- Washer and Dryer - 81000
Microwaves
Motor and External Start Switches
Porta-Dryer
Porta-Washer
Ranges - Electric
Ranges - Gas
Timers - Microwaves
INDEX
Timers and Timer Motors - Commercial Dryers
Timers and Timer Motors - Commercial Washers
Timers and Timer Motors - Dishwashers
Timers and Timer Motors - Domestic Dryers
Timers and Timer Motors- Domestic Washers
Wall Ovens - Electric
Wall Ovens - Gas
Wringer Washers

Number of Pages: 95
File Size: 72mb
Download Fee: $8.64

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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Philco Agitator Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all Philco agitator washers, pre-Automagic models.

Models include: W266, W264, W262, W268.

Sections include: Installation, Specifications, Major Assemblies, Service Procedures, Wiring Diagrams, Troubleshooting, Supplement model information.
Automatic Washers
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Philco
1956 41 24mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Bendix Front Loading Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1956 Bendix automatic washers.

Models include: WFG-D.

Sections include: Cabinet, Clothes Door, Electrical Circuits and Cycles, Electrical Controls, Installation, Latch, Motor, Pump, Transmission, Specifications, Suspended Unit Assembly, Service Procedures, Water Inlet, Water Control.
Automatic Washers
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Bendix
1956 41 29mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 General Electric Dishwasher Service Manual
Complete service manual to 1957 General Electric built-in roll-out dishwashers.

Models include: SU80P and SU60P.

Sections include: Introduction, General Information, Specifications, Washing Process, Food Soils, Stain Removal, Service Quality of Dinnerware, Operations, Capacity, Detergent, Running the Dishwasher, Operating Cycle, Component Parts, Wiring Diagrams, Installation, Servicing, Troubleshooting and Parts.
Dishwashers
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General Electric
1957 79 64mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1973 Waste King Dishwasher Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to servicing most of the 1970's Waste King dishwashers. Updates through 1977 are included in this manual.

Models include: 410, 511,510, 575, 610, 711, 710, 777, 750, 878, 810, 811, 910, 911, 950, 979

Sections include full troubleshooting, repair, how to test and wiring diagrams.
Dishwashers
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Waste King
1973 63 47mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Electrical Dealer Magazine - January 1955
Electrical Dealer Magazine 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.

Highlights of this issue, including Norge, Whirlpool, Speed Queen and Hamilton Laundry ads...

Sales And Profit Outlook For '55
1955 Selling Schedule
Trade-Ins
Personalized Selling
Is Discount Selling Losing Its Punch?
What The Public Thinks About Discounting
The Winner: The Man Who Stays In Business
Mathematics Of Price Cutting
Margins, Franchises, and Fair Trade
"Sales Will Rise For Those Who Work"
Captive Election Audience Sees New Line
Complete Food Plan Training Pays Off
Check And Counter Check
They Call It 8 to 5
His Automatic Washers Speak
Contact Plan Produces TV Sales Daily
Selection And Color Boost White Goods Sales
Sales Clinic
News And Trends
New Products Section
News Of The Month
Trade Publications
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Electrical Dealer
1955 112 106mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1970 Frigidaire Skinny-Mini Washer Dryer Service Manual
In 1970 Frigidaire introduced the world's very first all-in-one stacked washer/dryer unit. It was called the Skinny-mini and used a one piece plastic molded agitator and tub combination referred to as an "agi-tub".

Here is the Tech-Talk service manual to the very first of these models.

Models include: LCT-2 and LCT8-2.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Frigidaire
1970 99 75mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 Whirlpool Automatic Washer Owners Manual
Full Owners Manual and Use/Care guide to 1962 Whirlpool Automatic Washers


Automatic Washers
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Whirlpool
1962 20 19mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1950 Westinghouse Laundromat Automatic Washer Owners Manual
Complete owners manual and operating instructions to Westinghouse Laundromat washers models L-5 and RL-1.


Automatic Washers
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Westinghouse
1950 44 28mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Frigidaire Washer and Dryer Fold-Out Brochure
Here is a sales literature brochure from Frigidaire in a fold-out format for their entire line of Washers and Dryers in 1960. Brochure is scanned at super high resolution of 600dpi. All models from 1960 are included.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Frigidaire
1960 2 38mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Frigidaire Refrigerator-Freezer Tech-Talk Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1963 Frigidaire Refrigerators. Models include:

S-10-63, D-10-63, DA-12-63, D-12-63, D-14-63, FD-11-63, FDS-13T-1, FD-13T-63, FI-13T-63, FPDS-14T-1, FPD-14T-63, FPD-14B-63, FPI-14T-63, FPI-14B-63, FPI-16B-63.
Refrigerators/Freezers
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Frigidaire
1963 124 81mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 General Electric Dishwasher Use and Care Guide
Complete owners manual from approximately 1965 to GE Dishwasher model SD400.


Dishwashers
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General Electric
1965 12 7mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1973 General Electric Dishwasher Use and Care Guide
Complete owners manual from approximately 1973 to GE Dishwasher model SD300-SD370 and portable dishwasher model SC670.


Dishwashers
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General Electric
1973 16 12mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 Easy Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the service manual introducing the very first Velva-Power Easy Washers. The 1959 Easy Automatic Washer series Golden Regent and Riviera. Models ADK and ABK.

Sections include full specifications, Installation, Operating Instructions, Cycle of Operation Charts, Tools, Dismantling, Reassembly, Replacement of Parts, Adjustment, Troubleshooting Charts and Wiring Diagrams/Schematics.

The 1959 Automatic Washers Models ADK and ABK are equipped with a completely new, revolutionized, sealed transmission. This new "Velva Powered" transmission (equipped with a direct drive motor) has been thoroughly field tested commercially and in homes. It requires no belts, pulleys, solenoids, or other devices, such as "cut off" switches.

The limited out-put torque clutch in the transmission accomplishes two definite purposes. It permits gradual acceleration of the wash tub without overloading the motor and controls the spin speed, preventing the tub from reaching high r.p.m. when subjected to extremely unbalanced loads, eliminating the need for any cut-off device. An internal brake applied automatically at the end of the cycle allows the spin tub to come to a smooth gliding stop.

Automatic shifting from agitation to spin is accomplished by means of a two-speed, heavy duty, reversible, :Y3 H.P., 115 V., 60 cycle motor. An overload protector built into the motor prevents motor "burn-out."

A completely new type of discharge pump directly driven by the motor further eliminates pulleys and belts.

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Easy
1959 48 38mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 Blackstone Automatic Washer Service and Parts Manual
Comprehensive service manual to 1962 Blackstone automatic washers models WAD-62-82 and WAD-62-92.

Sections include: Descriptions, Specifications, Timer Cycle Diagrams, Inspection, Uncrating, Installation, Service of Cabinet, Tub and Tank Assemblies, Service of Electrical Systems, Service of Mechanical Systems, Troubleshooting and full parts manual.
Automatic Washers
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Blackstone
1962 60 30mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1975 Frigidaire 1-18 Washer Tech-Talk Service Manual
Here is the complete and comprehensive service manual to all full size Frigidaire automatic washers.

Models include: WCDA, Wl, WCD, W2, WIA, W4, W22, WCI

Sections include: Full specifications, timer cycle charts, Construction, Operation, Testing, Installation, Service Diagnosis/Troubleshooting Charts, Washer Analyzer, Service Procedures, Mechanism Service, Wiring Diagrams, Cycle Sequence/Timer cam charts and Schematics, Home-Ec Talk.
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Frigidaire
1975 96 77mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1975 Frigidaire 1-18 Dryer Tech-Talk Service Manual
Here is the complete and comprehensive service manual to all full size Frigidaire automatic dryers from the mid 1970s.

Models include both gas and electric: DA, DCD, DIA, DCI, D1, DAG, DCDG, DIAG, DCIG, DG1

Sections include: Full specifications, Resistance Values, Operating Temperatures, Introduction, Features, Safety Features, Construction, Operation, Installation, Service Diagnosis Charts, Complete Serving, Wiring Diagrams and Schematics, Home-Ec Talk.
Clothes Dryers
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Frigidaire
1975 79 62mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Owners Manual to the Very First Frigidaire Range
Dated October 1937 here is a rare find, it's the Owners Manual Book to Frigidaire's very first electric range introduced for the 1938 model year.


Ranges/Stoves
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Frigidaire
1938 68 36mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download How To Troubleshoot a TV Receiver
This is a wonderful 155+ page primer book in learning how to fix and restore vintage tube black/white Television sets from the 1940's thru the early 1960's. It was the very first book I read when I began working on restoring vintage television sets myself.

Chapters include...
1 Getting the Most Out of TV Service Data
2 TV Receiver Sections
3 Tools, Equipment, and Accessories
4 Preliminary Observations and Checks - The Troubleshooting Approach
5 Use of Test Patterns and Cross-Hatch Patterns in Troubleshooting
6 Controls and Their Adjustment
7 Tubes and Tube Checking
8 The Dead Receiver
9 Interpreting Raster or Picture Distortion
10 Sound Troubles
11 Physical Aspects of TV Troubleshooting
12 Index
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Library
1958 159 72mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download TV Guide - September 4, 1953
A complete early issue of TV Guide from 1953. New York City edition. A fascinating look at early television.

Copyright information: This issue had fallen into the public domain as of September 1981. Original copyright registration number B432661 was not renewed by publisher and lack of renewal was verified with copyright office.
Television
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TV Guide
1953 72 78mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Electrical Merchandising Magazine - July 1953
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.

This issue is dedicated to early automatic dishwashers. Complete history is shown including the how the GE and Hotpoint Dishwasher evolved from the Walker dishwasher company. The Westinghouse from the Conover Dishwasher and early images of Hobart's KitchenAid dishwashers. Then a thorough explanation, images and feature charts of all available home dishwashers in 1953. A another story on early Dishwasher Detergents also makes for a fascinating read.

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Electrical Merchandising
1953 226 121mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 General Electric Range Use and Care Guide
Here is the complete use and care guide/owner's manual to all 1959 Electric Free-standing Ranges.

S line (1959) models include:
J299S, J301S, J302S, J303S, J305S, J308S, J400S, J401S, J403S, J405S, J408S, J411S.

If you're looking for the service manual to these ranges please see this document:

1959 GE Electric Range Service Manual
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
General Electric
1959 47 28mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Kelvinator Appliances Catalog
Here is a builder catalog showing nearly all of the 1963 line of Kelvinator Home Appliances. Products include: Refrigerator-Freezers, Portable Refrigerator, Ranges, Built-In Ovens, Cooktops, Slide-in Ranges, Automatic Washers and Dryers, Dishwasher, Kelvinator Compact Kitchens, Room Air-Conditioners, Food Waste Disposer and Electric Water Heaters.


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Kelvinator
1963 8 14mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Hotpoint Appliances Catalog
Complete catalog of all 1963 Hotpoint major home appliances.

Sections include:
Announcing the new Hotpoint Hallmark Range
Hotpoint Built-in Ovens and Crest Super-width Ovens
Hotpoint Town and Country Built in Ranges
Hotpoint Built-in Cooktops
Hotpoint freestanding 30" and 40" Electric Ranges
Hotpoint Water Heaters
Hotpoint Electric Baseboard, wall and ceiling Heaters
Hotpoint Built-in Dishwashers
Hotpoint Food-Waste Disposers
Hotpoint Refrigerator-Freezers
Hotpoint Upright and Chest Freezers
Hotpoint Room Air-Conditioners
Hotpoint Automatic Washers and Dryers
Hotpoint Coin-Operated Automatic Washer

Full Catalog
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Hotpoint
1963 24 52mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1952-1954 Frigidaire Electric Range Tech-Talk Service and Parts Manual
Very comprehensive service manual for all 1952-1954 Frigidaire Electric Ranges. Models include:

Models include:
1952: RM-3, R0-35-2, RM-4, R0-40-2, R0-10-2, R0-50-2, R0-20-2, R0-60-2, R0-30-2, R0-70-2

1953: RM-3, RM-4, RS-30, RS-35, RS-3, RS-10, RS-20, RS-28, RS-40, RS-50, RS-60, RS-70

1954: RT-3, RT-4, RT-30, RT-38, RT-10, RT-20, RT-28, RT-45, RT-45G, RT-60, RT-70, RT-70G

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
1954 195 123mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1968 Maytag Washers and Dryers Brochure
Here is a very fun and colorful brochure from Maytag showing off their "New Generation" automatic washers, dryers and wringer washers.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1968 16 20mb $4.99

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Here is the owners manual and operating instructions for the Easy's middle-of-the-Line dryer in the early 60s. Models included: DBK-E and the gas version DBK-G.


Clothes Dryers
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Easy
1960 8 5mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Kelvinator Electric Range Brochures
Here are some Kelvinator sales literature brochures highlighting their line of electric Ranges both 40" and 30" sizes from the early 1960's (approximately 1962). Full images and specifications included.

Models include: RF-591, RF-581, RF-571, RF-541D, RF-541, RF-521, RF-391, RF-391M, RF-381, RF-371, RF-341, RF-341 and RF-321.
Ranges/Stoves
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Kelvinator
1962 24 32mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Blackstone Royalist Washer and Dryer Brochures
Blackstone washer model 350S and dryer model 193, beautiful color brochures with images and specifications.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Blackstone
1957 4 10mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Blackstone Model 190 Automatic Dryer Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to Blackstone's second generation automatic dryer. Models: 190, 190A and 190B.


Clothes Dryers
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Blackstone
1950 23 20mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download A Remarkable Advance in Commercial Washers
Maytag Coin-op/Ticket-op washer brochure. "Now your customers can launder any washable fabric... even wool... just by setting one dial!


Automatic Washers
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Maytag
1974 4 4mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Home Laundry Products for Your Modern Fabric Care Needs - 1983
Full brochure with images of every control panel and complete specifications for the 1983 line of Hotpoint Automatic Washers and Dryers.


Automatic Washers
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Hotpoint
1983 8 7mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Mobile Maid Automatic Dishwasher Brochures
Absolutely beautiful brochures showing off GE's 1963 line of portable top-loading dishwashers, both spray-arm and impeller machines.


Dishwashers
Published by:
General Electric
1963 12 30mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 Hotpoint Refrigerator/Freezer Brochures
Beautiful brochures for the some of the 1961 Hotpoint Refrigerator.


Refrigerators/Freezers
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Hotpoint
1961 10 17mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Gas Dryer Service Manual
Service manual for the new stationary drum-back clothes dryers. This manual is somewhat valid for many Whirlpool and Kenmore gas dryers thru the 80s and beyond. Detailed information on checking and servicing gas burners.


Clothes Dryers
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Whirlpool
1967 46 29mb $4.99
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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 Easy Spindrier Owners Manual
Easy Spindrier owners manual and operating instructions for 1950 non-spray rinse models.


Twin Tub Washers
Published by:
Easy
1950 20 9mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Complete Laundry Guide and Operating Instructions
Owners manual to most 1963 Kenmore Dryers from the 800 model down.


Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Kenmore
1963 28 16mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hoover Dial-A-Matic Service Instructions
Hoover revolutionized the vacuum cleaner industry when they introduced the Dial-A-Matic in 1963, with it's entirely different "clean-air" upright design. This is a comprehensive service manual that covers all of the Dial-A-Matic models, both self-propelled and non self-propelled. Step-by-step service instructions take you through complete disassembly of the machine, as well as disassembling and servicing the motor. Hoover again changed the vacuum cleaner industry in 1969, when it introduced the Self-Propelled Dial-A-Matic. This service manual also covers disassembling and servicing the actual power-drive transmission, which was at some point deemed too complicated and time-consuming to service, and was generally replaced as a complete unit if it deemed troublesome. There are some wonderful exploded views of the machine, motor, and power drive unit.

Dial-A-Matic models include (non power-drive): 1100, 1110, 1118, 1120, 1130, 1136, 1140, 1149, 1151, 1157, U5007, U5007-001, U5015, U5017
and power-drive models: 1170, 1176, 1178, U6003, U6003-001, U6007, U6039, U6039-030, U6041, U6049
Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Hoover
1973 28 10mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1958 General Electric Range-Oven Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1958 General Electric Electric Ranges.

R line (1958) models include:
J299R Spacemaker, J301R Spacemaker, J303R Spacemaker, J304R Spacemaker, J400R Leader, J403R Stewardess, J404R Airliner, J407R Speedster, J402R Stratoliner, J408R Liberator

Sections Include:
SUMMARY OF FEATURES
WIRING AND SCHEMATIC DIAGRAMS
TROUBLESHOOTING AND SERVICING PROCEDURES FOR:
Automatic Surface Unit
Backsplasher
Backsplasher Glass
Backsplasher Trim
Bake Unit
Body Trim
Broil Unit
Broil Unit Terminal Block
Cooktop
Fluorescent Light
Fluorescent Light Sockets
Fluorescent Light Switch
Fluorescent Light Ballast
Fluorescent Light Hood
Fuse and Appliance Receptacle
Grill
Ground Strap
Handle
Hinge Lever Insert
Main Power Terminal Block
Meat Thermometer
Meat Meter Trim
Model Description
Nameplate
Nomenclature
Oven
Oven Door
Oven Door Seal
Oven Liner
Oven Light
Oven Light Switch
Oven Switch
Oven Thermostat
Oven Vents
Serial Number
Surface Units
Surface Unit Switches
Storage Drawers
Switch Trim
Timer
Timer Operation

If you are looking for the owners manual for these ranges, it can be found here: 1958 General Electric Range Owners Manual
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
General Electric
1958 56 40mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1964 Easy Automatic Dryer Brochures
Beautiful brochures highlighting Easy Electric and Gas Automatic Dryers with the Velvairflow secret to high speed drying. Images of exterior and interior of each machine, full control panel views and thorough specifications for each machine included.


Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Easy
1964 12 13mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 General Electric Range-Oven Service Manual
Here is the service manual supplement to all 1961 GE Electric Ranges.

V line (1961) models include:
J299V, J300V, J301V, J302V, J303V, J304V, J308V, J310V, J400V, J403V, J404V, J406V, J408V, J411V, J412V

Sections include service and information on:
FLUORESCENT LIGHT
MEAT THERMOMETER
MODEL DESCRIPTION
MODEL LISTING
SCHEMATIC DIAGRAMS
SENSI-TEMP SURFACE UNIT
Calibration Test Procedure - Dry Pan
Circuit Diagnosis Procedure
SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURES
SURFACE UNIT SWITCHES
SURFACE UNIT AND SWITCH DIAGNOSIS PROCEDURE
THERMOSTATS
TILT-LOCK SURFACE UNITS

Please note this service manual supplement is meant to be used with the big comprehensive 1960 GE Electric Range Service Manual
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
General Electric
1961 27 14mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961-1962 Whirlpool Automatic Washer Parts Diagrams and Lists
Here is a large compilation of parts lists for most of the 1961/1962 line of Whirlpool automatic washers. Each document contains a full image of the machine along with parts diagrams and part numbers for original parts. Assemblies include entire machine Sub-Assemblies along with Top-Console-Control Assemblies.

Many models highlighted including: LJA92VW, LJA97VW, W6104800, W6104850, W6105800, W6104700, W6105700, LJA91PW, LJA96PW, LJA400W, LJA450W, LJA41PW, LJA46PW, LJA70PW, LJA75PW, LJA50PW, LJA55PW, LJA320W, LJA370W, LJA330W, LJA380W, LJA340W, LJA390W, LJA520W, LJA570W, W6104600, W6105600, LJA22PW, LJA1OOW, LJA130W, LJAO10W, plus many more.
Automatic Washers
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Whirlpool
1962 70 37mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Magic Chef Washers and Dryers
This brochure is particularly interesting because it shows off Magic Chef washers and dryers that were made by Norge. In 1988 they were still using the orignal 20lb perforated tub design that was first introduced in 1964. This is one of the last years of this design before some major design changes happened at Norge.

Brochure has complete images, specifications and control panel views for each model.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Magic Chef
1988 12 12mb $4.99
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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 $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Washday Recipes, Care, Use of your Westinghouse Laundromat
Full owners manual and operating instructions to the 1952-1953 Westinghouse Laundromat models LB-6 (standard Laundromat model) and RL-1 (bolt-down model).


Automatic Washers
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Westinghouse
1952 44 17mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1951 General Electric AW-5B4 Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the service manual to the very first belt driven GE Automatic Washer, model AW-5B4.

Sections include: Description, Installation, Operation, Parts List, Servicing Instructions on Basket, Timer, Motor, Clutch, Pump, Top, Transmission, Water Level Switch and Water Valve.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1951 40 35mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Use and Care Guide to KitchenAid's Superba Dishwasher
Here is the full owners manual and operating instructions to KitchenAid dishwasher model KDS-20.


Dishwashers
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KitchenAid
1981 23 11mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Carefree Washing the Frigidaire Automatic Way
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions that was packed in Frigidaire's 2nd generation of its very first automatic washer, model WK-60.


Automatic Washers
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Frigidaire
1948 52 17mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download New Easy Riviera Automatic Washer Use and Care
Here is a rare owners manual and operating instructions for the Easy's middle-of-the-Line washer in the early 60s. Models ABK.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Easy
1960 12 9mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download How to Use and Enjoy Your New Philco Automatic Washer and Automatic Dryer
Here is the owners manual to Philco's very first automatic washer and dryer. This machine is an agitator model before high frequency agitator design came out. This design was produced from 1955 thru 1958. The manual covers both the washers (models W-264, W-266, W-268) and the dryers (models DE-364, DE-366, DN-366 and DL-366).


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Philco
1956 36 24mb $4.99

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