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1963 Frigidaire Dishwasher Tech-Talk Service Manual


Published by Frigidaire in 1963-- Here is the complete service manual to all 1963 Frigidaire Front Loading Dishwashers. Models include: DW-DUF and DW-IUF.

Sections include:
Air Flow Schematic
Construction and Operation
Cycle of Operation—DW-DUF, DW-IUF
Diagnosis Check Chart
Dishwasher Analyzer Instructions
Diagnosis Hints
Electrical Circuit Diagnosis— DW-DUF
DW-IUF
Exploded ViewsAccessory—Counter Top Air Gap
Dish Racks, Rollers, Silverware Basket and Parts
Door Panels, Bottom Panel, Water Conditioner, Detergent Dispenser, Timer and Parts— DW-IUF
Door Panels, Bottom Panel, Timer and Parts—DW-DUF
Fill Vale, Tub Support,Toe Plate and Parts
Motor, Pump, Drain Valve and Parts
Tub, Spray Head, Heater,Water Level Control and Interior Parts
Functional Parts List
Installation Instructions
Instructions for Storage Below
32° Temperature
Introduction
Master Index of Parts
New Features
Parts Index
Refinishing
Service Operations
Dishwasher Assembly—Removal
Head, Spray—Replacement
Impeller, Pump—Replacement
Motor—Replacement
Panel, Front Access—Removal
Seal, Pump—Replacement
Valve, Fill—Replacement
Tables
No I Specifications
No II Ohmic Resistance Valves
Uncrating Procedure
Water Flow Schematic
Wiring Diagrams
DW-IUF
DW-DUF
Editorial

Number of Pages: 48
File Size: 30mb
Download Fee: $3.99

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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
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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.


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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
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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

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
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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
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Frigidaire
1960 49 38mb $5.99
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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
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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
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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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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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Here is the complete service manual for all 1957 Maytag Automatic Washers. This manual should be used in conjunction with the main 1949-1956 Maytag Automatic Washer Service Manual available here.


Automatic Washers
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Maytag
1957 63 24mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 Franklin Automatic Washer Service Manual
Complete 74 page service manual to all Franklin automatic washers. Models include AIB, AIC, AID, AIE, AIF, AIJ and AIK.

The purpose of this manual is to assist the servicer by giving them the proper knowledge that he may correctly carry out the following important points which lead to good customer relation.

A. How to correctly uncrate the Automatic Washer.

B. How to correctly install the machine.

C. How to correctly instruct the customer of its use.

D. How to correctly dismantle and reassemble machine.

E. How to diagnose and correct service reports which they might encounter.

Throughout this manual we will not refer to your individual models but will cover all variations by referring to factory model numbers which are contained in the serial number found on the serial plate of each machine. Example: XAIB-YZOOO. The letters AIB or second, third, and fourth letters and digits will indicate the factory model numbers.

Automatic Washers
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Franklin
1961 72 39mb $4.99
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Brochure for the '67 Waste King Food Waste Disposer


Food Waste Disposers
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Waste King Universal
1967 4 3mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Beautiful 1961 Norge Washer Brochures
Here is the entire '61 line of solid-tub automatic washers from Norge. The top of the line models include the "Dispensomat" system.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Norge
1961 14 23mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Consumer Bulletin Magazine - July 1960
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:
  • Grape-Nuts improves its product — by leaving out a few very modern ingredients

  • Refrigerator-freezer combinations
    Nine frost-free and conventional models are included in this report. Brands tested: Amana Free-O-Frost, Frigidaire, General Electric, Kelvinator Foodarama, Leonard, Norge, Philco, Sears Coldspot.

    Both refrigerators and refrigerator-freezers have full-width freezer compartments, and on this account most people do not realize there is a vitally important difference between the two types of appliance. If you contemplate buying, be sure you have a clear idea of the difference between the refrigerator and the refrigerator-freezer, for if you buy a refrigerator when what you really need is a refrigerator-freezer, the results can be very disappointing.

    Some manufacturers have done little to eliminate this confusion or adopt clear standards of nomenclature. Indeed, some refer to both types of appliance as refrigerators; others designate some of their combination appliances as having “zero degree” freezers or “true freezers.” The following definitions should help to dispel some of the confusion which exists in consumers’ minds. continued...

  • The new Comet automobile
    Someone has suggested that the Comet may be the car for those who cannot decide between a full-size car and the compact models, as represented by Corvair, Falcon, Valiant, Rambler American, and Studebaker Lark. Actually the interior of the Comet is larger than the Falcon only in the trunk space, for both cars have the same passenger space dimensions and the same engines. Exteriorly, however, the Comet is bigger; it has a 4½-inch longer wheelbase, is 14 inches longer overall, and is about 115 pounds heavier than the Falcon. The Comet has dual headlamps while those on the Falcon are the older style single headlamps, which in CR’s opinion are preferable. continued...

  • Hedge trimmers
    Reports and ratings of 9 popular brands of hedge trimmers and 2 hedge trimming attachments. Brands tested: Black & Decker, Craftsman, Disston Dragon, Hedgemaster, Hedgshear, Little Wonder, Skil, Sunbeam, Trimmer Boy

    Trimming hedges and shrubbery with a pair of hand-operated hedge shears is a tiresome and time-consuming task. Electric-motor-operated trimmers make light work of the hedge-trimming chore. Even a novice, with a little practice, can turn out a well-trimmed hedge in a fraction of the time—and likewise a fraction of the muscle-weariness—required for hand trimming. There is a certain amount of hazard in using a hedge trimmer, as there is with nearly all power tools, but there is a greater hazard with hedge trimmers than some other tools, because there is no way in which the cutting blades can be guarded. continued...

  • Bargains from abroad
    It is not necessary to take a trip abroad in order to buy foreign bargains. This article tells how you can buy by mail. One of the joys of taking a trip is buying unusual items, or bargains, which can be brought back and displayed as souvenirs or mementos of the happy journey. Many people are not aware that it is also possible to get items from abroad by mail order, not quite so easily as they could buy something from Sears, perhaps, but with no great difficulty either. continued...

  • What pool owners should know
    Safety rules for homeowners with back yard pools

  • Portable electronic flash units
    A report on six of the new models - Brands tested: FR-150, Futuramic Strobonar, Metz Mecablitz, Multiblitz Color SL, Strobomite, Ultrablitz Monojet

    The development of the transistor and the new miniaturization techniques of the electronic industry have been put to good use in the design of the new portable electronic flash guns. Not too many years ago, the electronic flash or “strobe” unit was a bulky and heavy accessory and therefore unwieldy for the amateur photographer to carry and use. The “strobe” units were expensive to buy, and battery costs were high. By contrast, the six flash units discussed in the present article were all reasonably light, relatively inexpensive, and compact, and batteries were relatively low in price. continued...

  • The problem of fallout from nuclear tests
    Consumers’ Research presents the informed opinion of a distinguished physicist in the field of nuclear energy on the vital question of fallout and its dangers. On the topic of nuclear fallout and its dangers, there is a welter of conflicting opinions, and it is most unfortunate that the views expressed often represent publicity-seeking attempts by zealots who have an ax to grind. When scientists seem to disagree on questions of such a fundamental nature, the lay public is not to be blamed for finding itself puzzled and confused, and ready to question, perhaps, the honesty and competence of the scientists concerned. continued...

  • Tight watch bands can impair function of nerves of the hand
    A recent item in The New England Journal of Medicine reports damage to the nerves of a part of one hand which caused numbness of the thumb and the area at its base. Increase in the area of numbness finally caused the patient to resort to medical advice. No cause for the trouble was found, and during the next two months the normal lack of sensation extended to involve the index finger. continued...

  • What’s in a name?
    The product may change and change and change again, but the old name goes on and on - The makers of Cafotan tablets, one of the patent medicines mentioned in our article on “ Painkillers and ‘cold remedies’ ” in the October 1959 Bulletin, have written to Consumers’ Research to say that the Cafotan made today differs in composition from the product which we discussed. As a matter of fact, says Premo Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Inc., the maker, there have been two changes in formulation since the tablets we examined were made.

    Originally Cafotan contained aspirin, phenacetin, caffeine, and quinine sulfate. Although the maker claims that this formulation was discontinued well over 10 years ago, during World War II, this 4-ingredient Cafotan is the kind that Consumers’ Research obtained when we recently acquired samples of various drugs from the current stock of a busy retail drug store. During World War II, according to the maker, quinine sulfate was eliminated from the formula, leaving Cafotan for the time being as a straight “APC” tablet—aspirin, phenacetin, caffeine—not essentially different from dozens of other APC preparations. Then in 1958, Premo made yet another change, substituting sali-cylamide for aspirin. continued...

  • Garden hose—plastic or rubber composition?
    Plastic garden hose is much lighter in weight and more convenient to handle than rubber hose, use of which is now limited mainly to industrial purposes. Consumers’ Research has had several different brands and types of plastic hose in use and allowed them to be exposed to the elements all the year round for some years. Our observation has been that plastic hose is on the whole very satisfactory and has great advantages, particularly for a woman, in its lightness. As there are many brands on the market that are guaranteed for periods up to 12 years, there seems to be no point in attempting to differentiate between the specific brands of makes that carry a guarantee. continued...

  • Devices sold for draining flooded basements
    Two electric-powered pumps and a gadget which uses water power to move waterWant to pump water up to a height of 6 feet at the rate of 300 gallons per hour—without an electric motor or gas engine? Advertisements for the Speedy Drainer seemed to promise such results, but actual performance in tests at Consumers’ Research was much less impressive. continued...

  • Concluding test findings on the new outboard motors



Regular Features Include:
  • The Consumers’ Observation Post

  • Editorial: Are home furnishings advertisers missing the boat?
    Dependability in a household appliance is what women want most. At least that is the view of B. A. Chapman, executive vice president of American Motors Corp., and general manager of the Kelvinator Division. If Mr. Chapman is correct in his analysis, there are a lot of home furnishings advertisers who are throwing away large sums on full pages in what are called the “home shelter” magazines. As a matter of fact, that is just what the foremost trade paper in the field thinks is happening. Reporting an analysis of the full-page advertisements in the April issues of House & Garden, Better Homes & Gardens, and Living, Louis Goodenough noted that something like one third of the ads showed people in formal or semi-formal evening clothes, and commented that in this country we don’t dress for dinner as the British often do. “It’s about time,” he said, that we “have a return to home furnishings that do something for today’s consumer.” continued...

  • Brief cumulative index

  • Listings of Current Phonograph Records

  • Ratings of Current Motion Pictures

Trade Publications
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Consumer Bulletin
1960 40 32mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1981 Frigidaire Dishwasher Service Manual
In 1980 General Motors had sold their Frigidaire division to White Consolidated Industries. At that time the GM made dishwashers were discontinued and Frigidaire dishwashers were manufactured by WCI.

This manual covers the new style J-Line Dishwashers. Models include: DWU-55J, DWU-44J, DWU-33J, DWU-33M, DWU-22J, DWU-11J.
Dishwashers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1981 53 33mb $3.99
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Here is a good primer on how post 1966 Kenmore and Whirlpool dryers operate and how to take the machine apart and service. Covers the very basics in KM/WP dryer servicing, a good primer manual.


Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Kenmore
1979 18 17mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Frigidaire Refrigerator-Freezer Service Manual
Here is a double issue Tech-Talk Service Manual covering both household Refrigerator-Freezers as well as Household Upright Food Freezers.

Models covered: SA-9-60, SS-9-60, S-9-60, DA-11-60, D -11-60, D-13-60, FD-11-60, FD-13-60, FD-13T -60, FI-13T -60, FPD-13T -60, FPI-13T -60, FPI-138-60 and FPI-1 58-60, UFD-12-60, UFD-15-60, UFD-21-60, UFPD- 16-60, UFI-1 5-60 and UFPI-16-60.

Sections include: Construction, Cycle Temperature meter, Diagnosis check chart, Installation, Specifications for each model, Complete service operations, Tools, Wiring Diagrams and more.
Refrigerators/Freezers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1960 136 94mb $11.28
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Thumbnail Image of Download Use and Care / Westinghouse Laundromat Automatic Washer
Owners manual and operating instructions to Westinghouse Laundromat model L-9.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1956 36 20mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Gibson Washer Brochures
Full brochures with images, features and specifications for Gibson washers made by Franklin.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Gibson
1974 10 14mb $3.99
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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 Philco-Bendix Home Laundry Catalog
Great reference guide to Bendix and Philco washers.

Sections include:
Agitator Washers—Major Parts
Air Conditioner Filters
Appliance Polish
Ballpoint Washers—Major Parts
Bearings
Belts
Bendix-Philco Cross Reference
Combination Washer/Dryer—Major Parts
Cords, Range & Dryer
Covers—Air Conditioner
Dexter-Philco Cross Reference
Diaphragms
Dryer—Major Parts
Dryer Cords
Dryer Venting Equipment
Fast Moving Parts
Filters—Air Conditioners
Gaskets
Gears
Hardware—Special
Heaters and Heater Kits
Hose—Inlet
Identification Material
Kits—Repair
Lubricants
Major Parts List
Agitator Washers
Ballpoint Washers
Combination Washer/Dryer
Dryers
Tumble Action Washers
Wringer Washers
Paints & Refinishing Materials
Philco Bendix/Dexter Cross Reference Data
Polish—Appliance
Range Cords
Seals
Service Manuals
Signs
Solenoids
Surface Units—Electric Range
Switches
Timers
Tumble-Action Washers—Major Parts
Valves
Venting Equipment
Wringer Washers—Major Parts
Full Catalog
Published by:
Philco
1962 52 57mb $6.84
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Thumbnail Image of Download How to use and enjoy your new 1958 Frigidaire 40 Inch Electric Range
Full owners manual and operating instructions to all 1958 40" Frigidaire Electric Ranges.

Models include: Imperial RCI-75-58, Imperial RI-55-58, Deluxe RD-71-58, Deluxe RD-20-58, Super RS-10-58.
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1958 41 23mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Moncrief Furnace Brochure
Here is the full line of Moncrief home heating units from the early 1950's.

Models highlighted:
Gas Fired Forced-Air, Gas Fired Gravity, Oil Fired, Oil Burner and Vaporizing Oil Fired units.
Home Products
Published by:
Moncrief
1950 8 13mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Reddy Kilowatt Baking Guide
Here is an adorable cook book and electric company circular from the late 1940's with recipes for electric range baking.

Sections include: Breads, Cakes, Cookies, Puddings, Candies, Frostings and Fillings. Also has kitchen planning information for all electric kitchens included at the end.
Miscellaneous
Published by:
NSP
1948 54 39mb $4.68
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1936 Hoover Model 150 Vacuum Cleaner Brochure
Here is an adorable brochure from Hoover highlighting their new model 150 Vacuum Cleaner.


Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Hoover
1936 20 6mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Instructions for your new Hoover Washer
Complete owners manual and operating instructions for Hoover portable washing machine, model 0510.


Twin Tub Washers
Published by:
Hoover
1969 16 8 $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Laundry Center Tech-Talk Service Manual
Comprehensive service manual for Frigidaire's Skinny-Mini stacked Laundry Center. Complete descriptions of the "Agi-tub" washer and dryer, specificaions, how the machine operates and how to service all components in both the washer and the dryer sections.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1977 72 42mb $5.04
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire Model Index and Identifier
Here is a wonderful item for anyone who is interested in vintage General Motors/Frigidaire home appliances. It lists every product Frigidaire manufactured between 1921 thru 1977. Then it continues on to list every model number to every machine Frigidaire produced along with the year that the particular model was produced. Appliances include: refrigerators, upright freezers, chest freezers, free-standing electric ranges, frigidaire flair ranges, twin-30 ranges, fold-back ranges, cook tops, wall ovens, flair wall ovens, mircowave ovens, compact 30 ranges, automatic washers, coin-op washers, automatic dryers, coin-op dryers, laundry centers, ironers, dry cleaners, dishwashers, disposers, electronic air cleaners, trash compactors, water heaters, ice makers, window air conditioners.

Also has a great chart showing Frigidaire Appliance production start and end years.
Full Catalog
Published by:
Frigidaire
1977 58 18mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Lets Get Acquainted with your new 1956 Hotpoint Range Ensemble
Here is the complete use and care instructions to the 1956 Hotpoint Customline Cook-top and Built-In Oven, along with the installation instructions and damage report.

KNOW YOUR RANGE . It is wonderfully convenient and easy to use. With your favorite recipes or those in your Hotpoint Recipe Book, follow the simple instructions on this chart and you'll be delighted with the results. But first, familiarize yourself with the features of your range.
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Hotpoint
1956 6 6mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire and White-Westinghouse Front Loading Service Manual
Here is a Tech-Talk service manual produced for the WCI made Frigidaire front loading washers, models WF-2000C, WFIC and Gemini 2000. These machines are the exact same machines as the Westinghouse 3-Belt Front load washers that were made for decades. It is interesting to see these machines at the end of the run before the single belt Westinghouse front loaders were introduced.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1985 59 36mb $4.32
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Thumbnail Image of Download Wonderful 1958 Maytag Wringer Washer and Ironer Brochures
Beautiful brochures highlighting Maytag's '58 line of "conventional washers" and their ironer. Washer models include: E2L, J2L and N2L and Ironer model 96.


Wringer Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1958 8 11mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Washpower Automatic Operating Instructions for model A106
8.5" x 11" operating instruction card that came with newly designed Center-Dial Maytag Washers.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1966 2 2mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Dishwasher Quality...
Whirlpool has always made top-notch performing dishwashers. In 1959 when Whirlpool first introduced thier own dishwasher design, it immediately was rated #1 in cleaning ability and overall performance. This document shows off many of these wonderful features after 20 years of dishwasher evolution. It is an official Whirlpool Fax-Pac book highlighting the 1978 automatic dishwasher line. Whirlpool fans this beautiful book is definitely for you. The Fax-Pac series was similiar to Frigidaire's VIP series which was given to appliance dealers to educate them of all the wonderful new features on Whirlpool appliances. Book contains beautiful images, cycle charts, graphics and specifications for all aspects of vintage 1970's Whirlpool dishwashers. Also included in this series is similar information on vintage Whirlpool Food Waste Disposers.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1978 24 29mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Whirlpool Automatic Washer Operating Instructions
Here it is, the owners manual to Whirlpool's very first Electronic Control Automatic Washer!


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1978 16 10mb $3.99

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