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Hotpoint Push-Button Automatic Washer and Dryer Brochures


Published by Hotpoint in 1955-- Beautful brochures for the 1955 Hotpoint automatic washing machine and dryer lines. Illustrations and specifications for each model included.

Number of Pages: 12
File Size: 18mb
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1958 Frigidaire Dishwasher Tech-Talk Service Manual
Here is the full Tech-Talk service manual for all 1958 Frigidaire Under-counter made by General Motors and Portable Frigidaire dishwashers made by D&M.

Models include:
DW-IUZ Under-counter Model,
DW-DUZ Under-counter Model,
DW-IFZ Free Standing Model,
DW-ISZ Sink Combination Model,
DW-SMZ Super Mobile Model

Specifications, Cycle charts and full servicing information included.
Dishwashers
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Frigidaire
1958 60 56mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 Frigidaire Portable Dishwasher Tech-Talk Service Manual
Here is the full Tech-Talk service manual for all 1961 Frigidaire D&M made portable dishwashers.

Models include:
DW-STB and DW-DTB Frigidaire Automatic Dishwashers

Specifications, Cycle charts and full servicing information included.
Dishwashers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1961 60 35mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 Frigidaire Dishwasher J-Line Tech-Talk Service Manual
Here is the full Tech-Talk service manual for all 1965 Frigidaire Under-counter made by General Motors and Portable Frigidaire dishwashers made by D&M.

Models include:
DW-DUJ, DW-IUJ, DW-SMJ, DW-DMJ,
DW-IMJ Dishwashers

Specifications, Cycle charts and full servicing information included.
Dishwashers
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Frigidaire
1964 64 59mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 Frigidaire Range Parts Catalog
Complete parts diagrams with breakdowns and part numbers for all 1955 Frigidaire Ranges.

Models included: RV-3, RV-4, RV-10, RV-15, RV-20, RV-25, RV-26, RV-30, RV-35, RV-38, RV-45, RV-60, RV-70. RV-25G, RV-251G, RV-252G, RV-38G, RV-381G, RV-382G, RV-45G, RV-70G, RV-701G AND RV-702G.

Shows all parts and part numbers, including special accessories. 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
1955 66 40mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Modern Home Laundry Planning Guide by Hamilton
Here is a beautiful guide filled with wonderful water-color images of different areas of the home where a laundry can be installed.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Hamilton
1961 16 40mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Wringer Washer Service Manual
This is a comprehensive service manual for many of the electric Maytag Wringer washers made from 1933 thru 1957 and beyond. Serial number identification chart is included to help determine the approximate date of your machine. Full repair and rebuild instructions are included.

Models included: 80, 90, F, 15, 10, 110, 18, 25, N10, A, 30, 32, E, J, N, E2, J2, N2.

If you are looking for the gas Maytag wringer washer service manual please see this manual...

Maytag Gas and Electric Washer Service Manual
Wringer Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1957 56 51mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hoover Cylinder Vacuum Salesman Flip-Chart Book
Here is the advertising flip-chart book that Hoover salesmen took into prospective buyers homes to show the housewife the great new Hoover Cylinder vacuum cleaner!!


Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Hoover
1950 19 18mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1972 Blackstone Automatic Washer Service Manual
Complete service manual to Blackstone washers models BA-415, BA-525, BA-625 and BA-825.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Blackstone
1972 36 27mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1972 Blackstone Washers and Dryer Brochure
Here are some beautiful brochures for Blackstone Automatic Washers models BA-825, BA-525, BA-415 and Dryers BE/BG-525. Images and Specifications included.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Blackstone
1972 12 30mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Whirlpool Automatic Washer Operating Instructions
Complete Use & Care Guide and Operating Instructions packed with Whirlpool washer models: LWA7700 and Suds-Miser Model LWA-7705.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1970 24 32mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1969 Maytag Top Loading Portable Dishwasher Service Manual
Here is the service manual to Maytag's very first portable dishwasher model WP600.

Sections include:
Loading and Operating Instructions,
How it Works,
Wiring Diagrams and Circuits,
Complete servicing procedures.
Dishwashers
Published by:
Maytag
1969 49 53mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1971 Maytag Dishwasher Service and Parts Manual
Here is the service manual to Maytag's very first built-in and front loading portable dishwashers. These were the early direct drive pump models.

Models include WU600, WU400, WU200, WC400, WC200.

Sections include:
Loading and Operating Instructions,
How it Works,
Cycle Sequence Charts,
Wiring Diagrams and Circuits,
Complete troubleshooting and servicing procedures,
Parts listing section.

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.

Dishwashers
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Maytag
1970 157 135mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1975 Maytag Dishwasher Service and Parts Manual
Here is the service manual to Maytag's very first built-in and front loading portable dishwashers. These were the belt-drive pump models.

Models include WU601, WU401, WU201, WC401, WC201.

Sections include:
Loading and Operating Instructions,
How it Works,
Cycle Sequence Charts,
Wiring Diagrams and Circuits,
Complete troubleshooting and servicing procedures,
Parts listing section.

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.



Dishwashers
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Maytag
1970 109 95mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1974 Kelvinator Washer Line Fold-Out Brochure
Here is a sales literature brochure from Kelvinator showing off their Franklin made automatic washer line. Images, specifications and descriptions of each machine are included.

Models include: W510G, W520G, W610G, W624G, W640G, W840G and W870G.

This poster is scanned in at a very high resolution (600dpi) for close up viewing.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kelvinator
1974 2 38mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Electrical Dealer Magazine - October 1952
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.


October 1952 Issue
25th Anniversary Issue


PART 1- THE PAST as recorded by ELECTRICAL DEALER
The Product Story- 20 page pictorial review of the history and significant developments in Appliances: Washers, Dryers, Ironers, Hot Water Heaters, Ranges, Refrigerators, Dishwashers, Vacuum Cleaners, Fans, Air Conditioners, Food Mixers, Housewares, Sewing Machines, Electric Blankets, Clocks, Electric Kitchens, Irons, Toasters, Radios, Television. For the Automatic Washer, they show the invoice of the very first sale of the Bendix in 1937!

The Dealer Story--Pioneers in retailing electrical appliances
The Salesman's Story- A new business was launched by specialists
The Distributor Story--The backbone of modern marketing
The Advertising Story-History of Appliance Advertising
The Time Payment Story- Financing plans make mass selling possible
The ELECTRICAL DEALER STORY-History of a growing magazine
Looking Back-Promotion ideas from the early days

PART II- THE PRESENT as a milestone of industry progress
The Fifth Freedom-A report to consumers on electrical living
There's Always Room At The Top- Little known facts about men in the news

PART Ill- THE FUTURE as viewed by marketing and advertising experts
The Presidents' Forum-Industry executives predictions
Marketing And Advertising Forum-The five -year outlook
Can These Be Tomorrow's "Growth Appliances"- A designer's conception
From Cubby Holes To Showrooms- Appliance centers go modern

Great full page ads including:

Laundry Equipment:
ABC-O-Matic Automatic Washer
Speed Queen Dryer and Wringer Washer
Laundry Queen "Truly" Automatic Washer
Bendix Washer and Dryer
Apex Automatic Washer and Dishwasher
Tide's Frigidiare Washer Promotion
Dexter Wringer Washers
Woman's Friend Wringer Washers
Whirlpool Washer and Dryer showing both St. Joseph and Clyde Plants
Thor Automatic and Semi-Automatic Washers
Easy Spindrier Washers and Easy Wringer
Hamilton Dryers

Dishwashers:
American Kitchens Dishwasher
Crosley Dishwasher

Vacuum Cleaners:
Royal
Lewyt
Hoover
Apex Strato-Cleaner
Cadallic
Universal Jet-99
Eureka
Trade Publications
Published by:
Electrical Dealer
1952 228 125mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Here it is - The Great New Maytag Automatic Washer
This is a guide given to dealers and service personnel introduction Maytag's very first automatic washer. It contains adorable mid-century style illustrations describing the new machine in great detail. Explains how it works, what the cycle does and how to take it apart and troubleshoot any issue.


Automatic Washers
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Maytag
1949 54 35mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Assorted Small Appliances Dealer Catalog
Great brochures from a dealer catalog of small appliances and clocks.

Products Include:

Hamilton Beach Mixer

Hamilton Beach Mixette hand Mixer

Wearing Blendors: Deluxe, Chrome, Standard, Duo-Speed and Hand Mixer

Cory Vacuum Coffee Maker, Cory Electric Knife Shapener

Toastmaster Super Deluxe Toaster and Toaster 1B14

Fryrette Deep Fryer

Robeson Percolator Coffee Makers Crown, Princess, Avalon and Copper Classic Models

Durabilt Traveling Irons

Westclox Moonbeam Electric Alarm Clock, Sphnix, Big Ben, Greenwich, Logan, Electric Switch and Bantam Desk Clocks, Melody, Belfast, Orb and Monitor Commercial Electric Wall Clocks.

Lux Swinging Bird, Bobbing Bird, Colorful Clown and Rudolph Red Nose Clocks, Lux Minute-Minder Timers, Lux Claridge, Harvester, Chilton, Spinning Wheel, Fairview and Grist Mill Clocks

Seth Thomas Clocks, Rudder, Glance, Cathay, Belwyn, Accent, Poise, Sharon, Lynton, Filedston, Dynaire, Buckingham, Baxter, Northbury, Legacy, Kenbury, Medbury, Brookfield, Pippin, Homestead, Plaza, Manager clocks.

Arvin Portable Electric Heaters
Small Appliances
Published by:
Generic Catalog
1954 32 81mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Frigidaire Built-In Cooking Appliances Tech-Talk Service and Parts Manual
Very comprehensive service manual for all 1960 Frigidaire Built-In Wall Ovens, Cook-tops and Fold-Back Surface Units. Models include:

BUILT-IN WALL OVENS-MODELS RBB-90, RBB-92, RBB-93, RBB-94, RBGB-94, RBB-98, RBB-99 and RBGB-99

BUILT-IN COOKING TOPS, MODELS RBB-100, RBB-101, RBB-102CH and RBB-201.

FOLD-BACK SURFACE UNITS-MODELS RBB-81, RBB-82 and RBB-84.

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
1963 156 123mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Cooper Home Supply Catalog
This is one of the more unusal catalogs I have ever seen. It's a great reference of home products of the mid 1950's. It contains, major appliances, TV and electronics, small appliances and other household goods. Many major manufactures are represented with multiple models of each type of products. A picture, description model number and price of each item offered is shown.

Products and brands include...

TELEVISION
Admiral, Philco, Stromberg-Car lson, RCA Victor, Mitchell, Dumont, Capehart, Zenith,Westinghouse, Magnavox, General Electric, Motorola, Stewart-Warner, Sylvania, Crosley,Bendix, Emerson, Andrea.

RADIOS
RCA Victor, Zenith, Philco, Admiral, Bendix,Westinghouse, Motorola, General Electric,Magnavox, Capehart, Stromberg-Carlson, Emerson, Stewart-Warner, Sylvania.

RECORD CHANGER, RECORDER
Webster-Chicago, RCA, Ampro, Revere, V-M.

REFRIGERATORS, FREEZERS
Servel, Gibson, Kelvinator, International Harvester, Admiral, Philco, Pak-A-Way, Coolerator, Bendix, Deepfreeze, Crosley, Westinghouse, Thor, General Electric, Quicfrez, Norge, Hotpoint, Frigidaire, General Chef, Astral.

ELECTRIC RANGES
General Electric, Deepfreeze, Gibson, Frigi•daire, Hotpoint, Kelvinator, Admiral, Bendix,RCA Estate, Coolerator, Crosley, Thor, Philco, Norge, Westinghouse, Welbilt.

GAS RANGES
Welbilt, Norge, Magic Chef, Detroit-Jewel, Maytag, RCA Estate, Florence.

KITCHEN CABINETS, SINKS, DISHWASHERS
Apex, Crosley, Kelvinator, General Electric,Hotpoint, Cory, Tracy, Kitchenaid, American Kitchens, Youngstown, Westinghouse.

LAUNDRY EQUIPMENT
Thor, Whirlpool, Bendix, Blackstone, Hamilton, Kelvinator, Westinghouse, Maytag, Frigidaire, Easy, Hotpoint, Crosley, Simplex, General Electric, Norge, Ironrite, Apex, Conlon, Naxon, Empire, Launder-King, Handyhot, Monitor.

WATER HEATERS
Westinghouse, Hotpoint, Crosley, Norge, Deepfreeze, Duo-Therm, General Electric, Toastmaster.

HEATERS
DuoTherm, Electromode, Knapp•Monarch,Magic Chef, Arvin, Fresh'nd-Aire, Tropic-Aire, Mimar, LaSalle, Handyhot, Emerson-Electric, Electresteem.

DEHUMIDIFIERS
Berns Air King, Frigidaire, Fedders, Hotpoint,Westinghouse, RCA, Mitchell, Fresh'nd-Aire, Admiral.

SEWING MACHINES
Domestic, Free-Westinghouse.

VACUUM CLEANERS, FLOOR POLISHERS, CARPET SWEEPERS
Royal, Eureka, Lewyt, Apex, Gilbert, Westinghouse, Universal, Hamilton Beach, Hoover, General Electric, Regina, General, Shetland, Wagner, Bissell.

HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE
Universal, Holliwood, Rotiss-O-Mat, BroilQuik, Broilking, Silv-A-King, General Slicing, Silex, Cory, Nicro, Continental, Sunbeam, Ritz, Dulane, Westinghouse, Waring, Kidde, Darmeyer, Naxon, Casco, Hoover, General Electric,Nesco, Everhot, Tropic-Aire, Knapp-Monarch,Kitchenaid, Manning-Bowman, Gilbert, Sperti,Mimar, Oster, Electresteem, Hamilton-Beach,Camfield, American Beauty, Toastmaster, General Mills, Rival, Juice King, Arvin, Durabilt,Proctor, Presto, Farberware, Wearever, Mirro, Revere, Ekco, Flint, Handyhot, Hankscraft.

SHAVERS
Remington, Rolls, Schick, Norelco.

SCALES
Borg, Detecto, Counselor, Health•O•Meter.

TYPEWRITERS
Underwood, Smith-Corona, Remington.

DOOR BELLS/ CHIME
Nutone, Rittenhouse, Edwards .

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
Noma.

LUGGAGE

TOYS
Gilbert

CLOCKS
General Electric, Telechron, Jefferson.

STERLING SILVER
International Sterling, Reed & Barton, Gorham.

SILVERPLATED FLATWARE
Community, 1847 Rogers Bros., Wm. Rogers &Son, Gorham, Tudor, Holmes & Edwards.

ELECTRIC TRAINS
Lionel, American Flyer.

TOOLS
Skil, Black & Decker Utility, Revere, Casco.

PENS, PENCILS, CIGARETTE LIGHTERS
Ronson, Parker, Sheaffer, Norma.

PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT
Ansco, Ampro, Argus, Weston, Kalart, Victor,Bell & Howell, DeJur, Bolsey, Polaroid-Land,Graflex, Crown Graphic, Speed Graphic, Keystone, Radiant, Dalite, Revere, Kodak.
Full Catalog
Published by:
Cooper Supply
1954 100 165mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1968 Frigidaire Flair and Twin-30 Electric Range Tech-Talk Service Manual
Very comprehensive service manual for all 1968 Frigidaire Flair and Twin-30 Electric Ranges. Service manual includes wiring diagrams. Models include:

FLAIR RANGES Models: RCD-630N, RCD-630VN, RCI-635N, RCI-635VN, RCI-645N and RCI-645VN

TWIN 30 ELECTRIC RANGES Models: RCD-637N , RCI-639VN and RCIE-639VN

Looking for the parts catalog for Flair Ranges, 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
1966 72 58mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1966 Frigidaire Flair and Freestanding Electric Range Tech-Talk Service Manual
Very comprehensive service manual for all 1966 Frigidaire Electric Ranges. Service manual includes wiring diagrams. Models include:

FLAIR RANGES Models: RCD-630K, RCI-635K, RCI-645K

FREE-STANDING RANGES Models: RSA-30K, RS-30K, RS-35K, RD-35K, RDG-38K, RDE-38K, RD-39K, RCDG-39K, RCIE-39K, RS-1 OK, RDD-15K, RD-20K, RDD-20K, RD-71K, RCDG-SSK, RCIG-75K

TWIN 30 ELECTRIC RANGES Models: RD-637K, RCI-639K, RCJ-639VK, RCIE-639K, RCIE-639VK

Looking for the parts catalog for Flair Ranges, 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
1966 120 64mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Frigidaire Electric Range Tech-Talk Service and Parts Manual
Very comprehensive service manual for all 1963 Frigidaire Electric Ranges. Models include:

RAE-4, RS-305-63, RS-30-63, RS-35-63, RD-38-63, RD-39-63, RCI-39-63, RS-10-63, RSD-15-63, RD-20-63, RDD-20-63, RCD-71-63, RI-55-63, RCI-75-63.

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
1963 144 101mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961-1963 Frigidaire Flair Wall Oven Tech-Talk Service and Parts Manual
Very comprehensive service and parts manual for all 1961-1963 Frigidaire Flair Wall Ovens. Models include:

Frigidaire Flair Wall Ovens: RBGB-330, RBGB-335, RBGF-345
Standard Wall Ovens: RBE-1 and RBF

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
1963 144 114mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1964 Frigidaire Electric Range Tech-Talk Service
Very comprehensive service manual for all 1964 Frigidaire Electric Ranges. Models include:

RS-30S-64, RS-30-64, RD-35-64, RD-G38-64, RD-39-64, RCD-G39-64, RCI-G39-64, RS-10-64, RSD-15-64, RD-20-64, RDD-20-64, RCD-G55-64, RCD-71-64, RCI-G75-64

Service manual includes wiring diagrams.
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1964 100 79mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 Constructa Automatic Washer Brochure
Here is a German language brochure from Constructa showing off their 1961 line of front-loading automatic washers. Models include:

K3, K3FS, K4, K4FS, K5, K6, T5
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Constructa
1961 24 45mb $5.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download 1952 General Electric Refrigerator Product Man
1952 General Electric Service Manual covering Home Refrigerator and Freezers.

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.
Refrigerators/Freezers
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General Electric
1952 118 43mb $5.16
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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
Published by:
Consumer Bulletin
1960 40 32mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 Frigidaire Multimatic Washer Tech-Talk Service Manual
Frigidaire first introduced their Multimatic washers in 1959 and here is the comprehensive service manual they produced on how the machine works and how to service it. Sections include images of all models, complete in-depth specifications, cycle charts and full troubleshooting and servicing information. Models include: WCIR-59, WCI-59, WI-59, WCD-59, WD-59, WS-59.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1959 56 39mb $4.68
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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
Published by:
KitchenAid
1956 24 10mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Apex Wash-A-Matic 6000 Series Parts List
Here is the parts list to Apex Wash-a-Matic automatic washers made from 1952-1954.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Apex
1953 18 11mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 Frigidaire Dryer Service Tech-Talk
Full and comprehensive service manual to all 1959 Frigidaire dryers, both Filtrator and Air-Flow. Goes into how the filtrator system works, plus full specifications and repair information for all models.

Models include: DCI-59, DI-59, DCD-59, DD-59
Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1959 32 22mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Operating Instructions for 1961 Kenmore Vacuum Cleaners
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to all 1961 Kenmore Canister Vacuum Cleaners. Models include the Lady Kenmore, 75, 70, 50, 40 and 30. Also includes complete instructions to using both the Lady Kenmore Power Nozzle as well as the "Standard" Power Nozzle.


Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Kenmore
1961 12 10mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Getting to Know Your New Frigidaire Imperial Electric Range - 1955
Here is the full owners manual and operating instructions to all top of the line Frigidaire electric ranges for 1955. Models include: RV-70, RV-70G, RV-45, RV-45G.


Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1955 52 39mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Electrical Merchandising Magazine - February 1959
Electrical Merchandising is a fun magazine to read for any collector or enthusiast of vintage appliances, electronics and other vintage home products. This highly entertaining magazine covered the retail sales and merchandising areas of Major Appliances, Small Appliances, Small Electrics, Radios, Televisions and other electric home products from the mid-20th century. This was the Life and Look Magazine of the appliance world, in the same large size 10x13 format.

Index of the February 1959 Issue


Full Page Vintage Ads:
McGraw Edison Air Conditioners, Westinghouse Air Conditioners, Waste King Dishwashers, Hoover Vacuum Cleaners/Floor Polishers, Hotpoint Appliances, Philco Electric Ranges, Dominion Coffee Maker, Maytag Automatic Washers, Atlas Aire Fans, Ben-Hur Freezers, Frigidaire Appliances, Lawn-Boy, Presto Coffeemakers, Chicago Tribune, Chevrolet Trucks, Remington Shavers, Aetna Life, National Electric Living Program, Honeywell Gas Valves, Good Housekeeping Magazine, Regina Vacuum Cleaners, Frigidaire Golden Rule Service, Roper Gas Ranges, Fasco Fans, General Electric Motors, Philco Appliance Marketing, Signal Fans, Presto Small Appliances, Westinghouse Fans, Blackstone Automatic Washers and Dryers, Caloric Gas Ranges, Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, Coolerator Air Conditioners, Gibson Air Conditioners, Grabar Appliances, Kelvinator Air Conditioners, Senora Television-Radio-Hi-Fi, General Electric Vacuum Cleaners, Frigidaire Air Conditioners, Philco Air Conditioners, Sylvania, United States Steel, Sylvania Clock Radios, Olympic Hi-Fi, Hamilton Dryers, Kelvinator Dealer Awards.

Double Full Page Vintage Ad Spreads:
Waste King Dishwashers, R&M Hunter Fans, General Electric Telechron Clocks, Hotpoint Refrigerator-Freezer, Westinghouse Light Blubs, Gold Starred Gas Ranges, RCA-Victor Television Sets, Admiral Television Sets, Amana Air Conditioners, Sylvania High-Fi, Motorola Television Sets, Zenith TV and Radio, Hotpoint Condenser Dryers, General Electric Fans, York Air Conditioners, RCA Stereo, Norge Refrigerator and Dispensomat Automatic Washers, Philco Radios, Hamilton Beach Hat-Box Vacuum Cleaner and Appliances, GE Credit.

3+ Page Vintage Ads or Catalogs:
16 Page Whirlpool Appliances Catalog, Chrysler Air-Temp Air Conditioners, Fedders Air Conditioners.

Other Ads:
Toastmaster Water Heaters, Chromolux Heating Elements, Arvin Stereo, Yellow Pages, Arvin Radios, Whirlpool FSP Parts, Westinghouse Dehumidifiers,


Featured Articles:

  • Trends—Region by Region

  • Stock Market Report... the industry on Wall Street

  • How’s Business... retail sales at a glance

  • Economic Currents

  • SPECIAL REPORT: Fans and Air Conditioners

  • Will Air Conditioning Begin Setting Sales Records Again

  • He Sold 135 Units in February

  • He Sells Them Like Sacks of Sugar

  • He Concentrates on Special Markets

  • Cold Weather Cools Off Fan Sales

  • He Sells Nothing But Fans He Promotes ’Em 12 Months a Year

  • Who Says Vacuum Cleaner Home Demonstrations Are Dead?

  • TV and Major Appliances in the Market Basket Idea Digest

  • He Nets 14 Percent on Custom Built Hi-Fi

  • Electric Blankets Everywhere

  • Better Home Merchandising: The Department of Ideas - Better Kitchen Merchandising

  • They Turn Appliance Shoppers into Kitchen Customers

  • What’s New In Chicago?

  • The Houseware’s Show

  • One of the most revolutionary of prototype appliances at the Market was this ultrasonic dishwasher by Westinghouse.

    G-E calls this radical new cabinet a power storage center. Elevator section rises from base at touch of button.

    This Maytag washer features a "timed bleach injector" which makes possible automatic, safe machine bleaching.

    A dream appliance last year, this Hotpoint range is now being produced commercially. It has flop-down surface units.

    Line-up of stereo in Philco space illustrates industry's swing to one-piece units. Side speakers, baffles broaden sound source.

    Model tuning TV :from bed draws attention to Admiral remote tuner, first such device available for low-priced portables.


  • The NARDA Convention


Introduction of New Products for 1959 Section - (1 to 5 paragraphs about each product):
Westinghouse Built-in Oven, Westinghouse Built-In Wall Refrigerator Freezer, Westinghouse Air Conditioners, Kitchen-Aire Range Hood, Admiral Ranges, Refrigerators, Built-in Ranges, Air-Conditioners, Ironrite Built-in Ironers, Hamilton Beach Hat-Box Vacuum Cleaner, Chrysler Air-Temp Air-Conditioners, Westinghouse Evaporative Coolers, Sub-Zero Built-in Refrigerator Freezers, Herrmidifer Humidifier, Astral Portable Refrigerators, Tappan Built-in Ranges and Refrigerators, Westinghouse Vacuum Cleaners, Ben-Hur Bar Refrigerators, Lovell Wringers, Welbuilt Range, Oasis Dehumidifiers, General Electric Vacuum Cleaner, Westinghouse Fans, Emerson-Pryne Range Hood, Bern Air-King Humidifiers, Columbia Stereo-Phonos, General Electric Radios, Motorola TV and Stereo, Sylvania Stereo Hi-Fi, RCA-Victor Radios, Olympic 1959 Electronic Line, Setchell-Carlson Radio-Phono, Emerson Phonoradio Combination, Sylvania Clock-Radio, Concert Organ.
Trade Publications
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Electrical Merchandising
1959 180 93mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Robertshaw Oven Heat Control Instructions
Here is the instruction book packed with most gas ranges from 1950-1955 with specific instructions on how to use and maintain the gas oven controls.


Gas Stoves
Published by:
Robertshaw
1951 12 4mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Highlander Washer Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to Maytag's very first Helical-Drive Highlander Washer, models 123 and 123S.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1958 26 15mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Combination Washer-Dryer Service Manual
Full and very comprehensive service manual for all early GE Combination Washer-Dryers with transmission drive. Models specifically covered in this manual: WDS60N, WDS61N, WDS62N, WDS63N, WDS64N.


Combination Washer/Dryers
Published by:
General Electric
1956 67 42mb $5.04
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Thumbnail Image of Download A Guide to Modern Cleaning Methods
This is a wonderful peice of history. It is a complete text book guide for high school level home economics classes on everything to know about using vacuum cleaners, and how to clean the entire home.

Sections include:
Cleaning Problems in the Home
When to Clean - Factors to Consider
- Suggested Schedule
Sources and Kinds of Dirt
Cleaning Equipment for the Home
- Three Cleaning Principles
- Suction Cleaners
- Upright Cleaners
- Pick the Cleaner to fit the Home
Use of Vacuum Cleaner on Carpets and Rugs
- Suction Cleaners
- Upright Cleaners-Motor-Driven Brush Type
- Upright Cleaners-Motor-Driven Agitator Type
- Summary of Performance of Three Types of Cleaners
Causes and Prevention of Carpet Wear
- Causes
- Prevention
- Rug Cushions
Rug Cleaning Ability of Different Types of Cleaners
Use of Vacuum Cleaner on Hard Surface
- Floors
- Attachments Needed
Summary of Use of Different Types of Cleaners
Use of Vacuum Cleaner for Above-Floor Cleaning
- Attachments Needed
- Summary of Use of Suction and Upright Cleaners
Summary of Performance of Different Types of Vacuum Cleaners
Vacuum Cleaner Storage
Carpet Facts
Spot Removal
Class Projects
The Care Your Vacuum Cleaner Deserves
Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Hoover
1959 33 25mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire Mobile Dishwashers for 1963
The VIP-Vital Information Program packs were sent to Frigidaire dealers every year in the 60s to help educate them on all of the fancy features of GM Frigidaire appliances. Each pack contains information on a different Frigidaire appliance, this pack is for top and front loading Mobile Dishwashers, both GM and D&M manufacturered machines. They contain specs, data and beautiful graphics and images as well as plenty of information instructing dealers on what to say to help sell Frigidaire dishwashers to their customers.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1963 28 22mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Washpower Automatic Operating Instructions for model A606
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 JCPenny 1973 Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the service documentation for the very first General Electric made automatic washers for JCPenny. Sections include:

Model Index Timer Assembly
Motor & Relay
Service Hints
Cam Charts
Schematics
Water System- Exploded View
Water Inlet Valve
Water Level Switch
Hoses
Tub & Basket
Pump
Motor & Clutch Assembly
Agitator Assembly
Transmission
Bleach Dispenser
Detergent Dispenser
Rinse Agent Dispenser
Speedy Wash System
Suds Save Return System
Cover Assembly
Lid Switch
Cabinet Construction & Suspension System
Suspension Cable
Tub-To-Basket Gap
Field Check For Machine Walking
Strike, Vibration
Safe Installation
Safe Service
Machine Specifications
60 To 50 Hertz Conversion
Customer - User Practices
Washability
Automatic Washers
Published by:
JCPenny
1973 85 32mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire Built-In Cooking Appliances Catalog
Here is a wonderful catalog highlighting the Frigidaire Flair Built-In Ovens, Drop Leaf and French Door Wall Ovens and Compact 30 Built-In Ranges. Models include: RBB-102, RBB-100, RBB-101, RBB-102, RBE-530, RBE-G530, RBE-533, RBE-G533, RBGB-330, RBGB-335, RBGF-345, RBE-93-1, RBE-94A-1, RBE-94-1, RBE-G94-1, RBE-90-1, RBF-G-95, RBF-99, RBF-G99.


Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1963 12 12mb $3.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Service Manual for Kenmore Automatic Washer Service Manual Produced Since 1956 - Part 2 of 3
Please see description in part 1 of this manual. This is part 2 of 3, pages 93-197.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kenmore
1959 105 56mb $6.72
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Speed Queen Wringer Washer Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to many Speed Queen Wringer Washers.

Sections Include:
Specifications,
Service Procedures,
Adjustments,
Test Procedures and Troubleshooting,
Service Helps,
Wiring Diagrams.

Models include:
DVV 1010, DVV 1012, DVV 3010, DVV 3012, DVV 6010, DVV 6012, DVV 6020, DVV 6022, DVV 6030, DVV 6032, DVV 6041, DVV 6043, DVV 9011 and DVV 9013
Wringer Washers
Published by:
Speed Queen
1967 33 15mb $7.99
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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 1970 Kenmore Automatic Washer Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual to the following 1970 Kenmore washers series: 29750 20500 20400.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kenmore
1969 36 28mb $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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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959-1961 General Electric Combination Washer-Dryer Service Manual
This service manual covers GE's combination washer-dryer units for the S, T and V lines, both undercounter and freestanding models. Sections include Specifications, Installation, Adjustment, Demonstrations, Operation, Service Diagnosis, Servicing and Disassembly, Schematics and Wiring Diagrams as well as Parts Information.

Models include
Freestanding: WD860S, WD861V, WD861S, WD660T, WD860T, WD661T, WD861T, WD660V, WD860V, WD661V
Undercounter: WD560S, WD561S, WD560T, WD561T, WD563T, WD564T, WD560V, WD561V
Combination Washer/Dryers
Published by:
General Electric
1961 114 72mb $8.64
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1966 Frigidaire Automatic Washer Tech-Talk Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1966 Frigidaire Roller-Matic automatic washing machines.

Models include WAK, WDK, WCDAK, WCDAPK, WCDARK, WCDAK-PF, WCKD, WCDPK, WCDRK, WIAK, WIK, WCIAK, WCIK, WCIRK.

Includes complete in-depth control panel views and specifications for all models, cycle charts, service instructions and complete Roller-matic transmission rebuilding instructions, recommended service tools and Home-Ec Talk.

Please note this manual is 200 pages/121 mb in size. It is quite large and will take several minutes to download with a broadband connection.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1966 200 121mb $14.52
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Thumbnail Image of Download Just Set the Dial and Relax a While
Full owners manual and operating instruction to all 1956 Kenmore automatic washers.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kenmore
1956 20 16mb $3.99

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