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NOW... make washday a JOY, instead of a JOB


Published by Kenmore in 1962-- Users Guide and Owners Manuals for the '62 lower end model series 2430, 2420, 2410 and 2400. Illustrations, control dial views and full cycle charts included for each model.

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KENMORE Automatic Washer Manual

NOW...make washday a JOY instead of a JOB

read important directions inside

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How to get more from your Kenmore

The greatest thrill in getting a new KENMORE comes when the machine is actually installed, ready to use for the first time. Naturally, you're anxious to use it.

But, please, let me make a suggestion. Read this book before trying out your machine. It takes just a few minutes to study through these illustrated instructions, and you'll get a lot more pleasure from your new KENMORE if you are well acquainted with it.

Keep this book for future use. If you have any questions about your machine or any washing problem, please write to me.

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Where to find it

OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS PAGES 2 THROUGH 13

Baby Clothes............................. 20

Bleaching ............................... 23

Bluing................................... 23

Boots and Shoes.......................... 20

Chenille Robes and Spreads............... 20

Care and Cleaning of Washer. ... 25

Corduroy ................................ 20

Curtains ................................ 20

Detergents .............................. 17

Diapers.................................. 20

Draperies ............................... 21

Electric Sheets.......................... 21

Electric Blankets........................ 21

Fabric Softeners......................... 23

Knitted Synthetics and Cottons. ... 21

Loading Guide............................ 15

Mattress Pads............................ 20

Pillows ................................. 21

Page

Plastics ................................. 21

Preparing and Pretreating

Clothes................................

Pre-Wash ................................. 17

Reconditioning of Greyed or

Yellowed Clothes....................... 24

Scatter Rugs.............................. 21

Slipcovers ............................... 21

Soap ..................................... 17

Sorting Clothes........................... 16

Stain Removal Chart....................... 18

Starching ................................ 23

Stuffed Toys.............................. 21

Tinting and Dyeing........................ 24

Wash 'n Wear.............................. 22

Water Conditioning........................ 24

Woolens, Knitted Woolens and Blankets 21

Work Clothes.............................. 21

Read the important directions in this book... you will enjoy the greatest pleasure and satisfaction from your new Kenmore if you understand its modern features.
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2430

HOW TO SET WATER LEVEL

Set Water Level Selector before each load according to amount of clothes being washed. As a general rule, we suggest the settings as given below.

These models are designed with unlimited water level selection within limits of LO and HI. Washer will fill to selected level for both Wash and Deep Rinse. If you want to raise water level after machine stops filling, move Selector to the right to RESET, then move back to new setting. Do not reset if water level is already on HI.

SETTING

HI

Halfway

LO

CAPACITY

(17 gals.) (13 gals.) (10 gals.)

LOAD WEIGHT

7 to 8 lbs.

4 to 6 lbs.

1 to 3 lbs.

Off Balance Buzzer Washer will shut off automatically and buzzer will sound when excessive vibration occurs from uneven distribution of clothes during "spin" portion of cycle. Pull Wash Time Control OUT, raise lid of washer, redistribute clothes as evenly as possible around agitator. Close lid, push Control IN, and cycle will resume.

Safety Lid Switch This built-in safety device keeps wash basket from spinning when lid is opened during "spin" portion of cycle. (Be sure spinning has stopped before reaching into washer.)
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HOW TO SET AND START WASHING CYCLE

To start washer: Push desired cycle button, turn Wash Time Control clockwise until it stops. Push Control IN and machine will start. To stop washer at any time: Pull Control OUT. Cycle may be changed at any time by pulling Wash Time Control OUT, pressing new cycle button, and following starting instructions again. Selected cycle will start at its beginning.

COTTONS LINENS WHITE

COTTONS LINENS COLORED

DELICATE

WASHABLE

WOOLENS

A COTTONS, LINENS, WHITE: Use for most wash loads.

B COTTONS, LINENS, COLORED: Medium water temperatures for better color retention.

C DELICATE: Gentler handling of loads that are delicate either because of construction or fabric.

D WASHABLE WOOLENS: Provides gentle action necessary to prevent excess shrinkage.

E WASH 'N WEAR: Provides necessary cooling period before extraction to avoid setting wrinkles during spinning.

F COLD WATER WASH: For washing colored articles which are likely to "bleed" in hot water. May also be used for washing temperature-sensitive items, such as plastics, rubber articles and the like.

G PRE-WASH or RINSE: Use, with detergent added, for a pre-wash; or, without detergent, for an additional Deep Rinse. In both cases there is 2 minutes of 'agitation in warm water, followed by drain and spin.

H SPIN ONLY: Spins excess water from articles which have been soaking - such as diapers - or for spinning excess starch from hand-starched clothes. If tub contains water, leave lid open (with lid open basket cannot spin but water will pump out), push SPIN ONLY button, turn Wash Time Control clockwise until it stops, and push IN. When water is drained, close lid and basket will spin to end of cycle and shut off.

Suds Saver (Suds Saver Models only)

Laundry tub should be at least 20-gallon capacity. Be sure tub is plugged if you

want to save suds water, and unplugged if you do not want to save suds water. When Wash portion of cycle has been completed water will pump through suds hose into storage tub (works on COTTON-LINENS, DELICATE, WASHABLE WOOLENS, and COLD WATER WASH cycles).

To re-use saved suds water in any cycle:

• Set Water Level Selector.

• Push SUDS button IN. Turn Wash Time Control clockwise until it stops. Push Control IN and saved water will return to tub and turn off.

Machine agitates to reactivate suds as water returns. About an inch of water with settled soil will remain in bottom of storage tub. If returned suds water is not sufficient for water level selected, additional water will automatically come into washer from faucets when selected cycle is started.

• Set cycle button for desired cycle as previously explained.

Load clothes after suds water has returned. Add about one-half as much detergent as used originally to make up for that which was used in washing first load. Determine exact amount needed by suds level information on Page 17.
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Wasli Guide

Fabric Glossary

TYPE OF FABRIC MACHINE SETTINGS TO USE
ACETATE C DELICATE
ACRILAN E WASH 'N WEAR
ARNEL E WASH 'N WEAR
COTTON A COTTONS LINENS WHITE
B COTTONS LINENS COLORED
COTTON (RESIN FINISHED) E WASH 'N WEAR
DACRON E WASH 'N WEAR
DYNEL E WASH 'N WEAR
LINEN A COTTONS LINENS WHITE
B COTTONS LINENS COLORED
NYLON E WASH 'N WEAR
ORLON E WASH 'N WEAR
SILK C DELICATE
VISCOSE RAYON C DELICATE
WOOL D WASHABLE WOOLENS

COLD WATER WASH-When clothes are lightly soiled you may use Cold Water Wash where Warm is suggested-soil removal will not be as good but it may be desirable where hot water tank capacity is limited.

ACETATE ... a synthetic cellulose acetate.

Use: Apparel, curtains, lingerie, bedspreads, draperies.

ACRILAN ... a synthetic acrylic.

Use: Blankets, suiting, outer wear, sweaters.

ARNEL ... a synthetic cellulose triacetate.

Use: Children's and women's wear, men's sport shirts and slacks, lingerie.

COTTON ... a natural cellulose. Use: Complete line of wearing apparel, household textiles.

COTTON (RESIN FINISHED) ... a natural cellulose.

Use: Complete line of wearing apparel, household textiles.

DACRON ... a synthetic polyester.

Use: Suits, shirts, dresses, blouses, uniforms, curtains.

DYNEL ... a synthetic modacrylic. Use: Underwear, blankets. Blended with other fibers for suits and dresses.

LINEN ... a natural flax yarn. Use: Handkerchiefs, toweling, table cloths, shirts, dresses, jackets.

NYLON ... a synthetic. Use: Dresses, hosiery, lingerie, uniforms, shirts, blouses, gloves.

ORLON ... a synthetic acrylic. Use: Sweaters, dresses, coats, suits, slacks, etc.

SILK ... a natural silkworm cotton-protein. Use: Dresses, blouses, outerwear.

VISCOSE RAYON ... a synthetic regenerated cellulose.

Use: Dresses, sportswear, blankets. WOOL ... a natural sheep protein. Use: Wearing apparel, blankets.
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Filter

Water is circulated constantly through filter and back into washer tub during both Wash and Deep Rinse to prevent lint, thread, fuzz, etc., from settling on clothes.

To clean, turn lock handle horizontal, slip filter out. Clean filter under running water. (A stiff brush may be helpful.) Replace filter, turn lock handle down to hold in place.

For best results, clean filter while it is wet, after each wash load.

Agitator Scrubber

The cap of the agitator has a built-on Scrubber for pre-treating heavily soiled areas such as shirt collars and cuffs (see Page 16 on Pre-treating). Make a paste of detergent (the same as to be used in washer) and water. Apply paste to area to be treated and use scrubber to work paste into material. You may use scrubber stationary or while machine is agitating. The plastic cup covering the Scrubber is for use as a measuring cup and should be kept in place when not in use.

Fabric Conditioner and Bleach Dispensers

Both Dispensers are located beneath the lid at the left of the tub opening. The Dispenser cover rotates to cover either the Bleach opening or the Fabric Conditioner (Fabric Softener) opening. This prevents accidental spilling into the wrong opening when filling. Both are "single shot" Dispensers and should be filled with the proper measure for one load. See Fabric Softener and Bleach labels for recommended amounts.

Bleach is dispensed at the most effective bleaching time into circulating water for dilution before contacting clothes.

Dilute Fabric Softener in 1 cup of warm water before adding to Dispenser. Fabric Softener is dispensed at the start of the Deep Rinse.

See Page 23 and Cycle Sequence Chart for additional information on Bleach and Fabric Softeners.

Cycle Sequence Chart

(please see download document)

Rinse Fill will be 2 min. or more. If filled to proper level in less time, machine will not start agitating until 2 min. are up.

Note: When bleach dispenser is loaded, bleach will be injected 4 min. before wash drain on cycles A and B. When Fabric Conditioner dispenser is loaded, conditioner will be injected during fill for Deep Rinse on cycles A, B, C, D, E, F and G.
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2420

Select Wash-Rinse Temperature

Set Wash-Rinse Temperature Selector before each load, according to fabric being washed. Temperature of water has a vital effect on fabrics. See Wash Guide preceding page for recommended Wash-Rinse Water Settings. Rinse water may be WARM or COLD depending on types of clothes being washed, capacity of water heater, or personal preference.

This model offers five different combination Wash-Rinse temperatures. The settings are:

HC Hot Wash-Cold Rinse HW Hot Wash-Warm Rinse

CC Cold Wash-Cold Rinse WW Warm Wash-Warm Rinse

WC Warm Wash-Cold Rinse

Select Water Level

Set Water Level Selector before each load according to amount of clothes being washed. As a general rule use:

HI (17 gals.)-7 to 8 lb. load MED (13 gals.)-5 to 7 lb. load LO (10 gals.)-1 to 3 lb. load

Washer will fill to selected level for both Wash and Deep Rinse.
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WASH TIME CONTROL

To start washer: Set at beginning of cycle desired and push Control IN. To stop washer at any time: Pull Control OUT.

When started at the beginning of a cycle, the washer will automatically Fill, Wash, Rinse, and spin Damp Dry. To set or reset the Control, always pull Control OUT and turn clockwise (to the right) to desired setting.

You may skip, repeat, lengthen, or shorten any part of the cycle (s) by changing the setting of this Control. DO NOT advance Control to Spin until all water has drained, as spinning with a full or partial tub of water puts an unnecessary strain on the motor.

The Four Cycles Are As Follows:

NORMAL

Normal speed agitation and spin:

This cycle is designed to wash white or colored cottons and linens. Washer works automatically if set from 5 to 14 minutes. In this cycle, machine will not fill if set for less than 5 minutes. If you want a "less than 5 minute Wash Period," first set Control to where machine will fill; when agitation starts, advance Control to the desired time.

DELICATE

Low speed agitation and spin:

This cycle gives a shorter Wash, Rinse, and spin Damp Dry with low speed agitation and spin to assure more gentle handling of loads that are delicate, either because of construction or fabric. These include sheer or lacy cottons, silk, Viscose, rayon, washable woolens, and some blends. Treat such items as rubber boots and shoes, plastics, stuffed toys, or similar articles as Delicate for best results. (To insure proper fill, set pointer at beginning of this cycle.)

WASH 'N WEAR

Timed normal speed agitation followed by timed low speed agitation, and spin:

This cycle gives correct washing and spinning action for Wash 'N Wear garments as recommended by fabric manufacturers. Water is cooled through partial draining and refilling with cold water at' end of wash period and prior to first spin period until sufficient cooling has taken place. This will take several drains and refills. Be sure selector is set to give Cold Rinse. See wash time recommendations on Wash Guide. Also see page 22 for facts about Wash 'N Wear. (In this cycle machine will not fill if set for less than 2 minutes.)

PRE-WASH

This cycle is especially desirable to use for clothes that are extra dirty-such as work clothes. Use hot or cold water depending on soil type. Cycle uses normal agitation and spin speed, and may be set anywhere between 2 and 6 minutes. Machine will fill, agitate, spin and shut off. Re-set machine for desired washing cycle.

DEEP RINSE

The Deep Rinse section of each cycle is indicated by a triangle. If you want to repeat the Deep Rinse in either cycle, pull Control OUT, and turn clockwise to the mark indicated by the triangle. Then push Control IN. Machine will fill automatically, Deep Rinse, and complete cycle. You may add a Fabric Softener to a "repeated" Deep Rinse. See page 23 for further information on Fabric Softeners.
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Cleaning the Filter

Water is circulated constantly through filter and back into washer tub during both Wash and Deep Rinse to prevent lint, thread, fuzz, etc., from settling on clothes.

Suds Saver (Suds Saver Models Only)

Laundry tub should be at least 20-gallon capacity. Be sure laundry tub is plugged if you want to save sudsy water for the next load, and unplugged if you do not want to save sudsy water.

Suds saver models have a special hose that allows hot, sudsy water to flow into laundry tub when wash portion of NORMAL or DELICATE cycle is complete. (Suds water is not saved in WASH 'N WEAR cycle, because water has been cooled and would not be desirable for next wash load. All water from WASH 'N WEAR cycle drains through drain hose.)

Wash water will always flow through Suds Saver hose, and rinse water will always flow through drain hose.

To return wash water to machine: Pull OUT Wash Time Control, turn to SUDS, and push Control IN.

To clean, turn lock handle horizontal, slip filter out. Clean filter under running water. (A stiff brush may be helpful.) Replace filter, turn lock handle down to hold in place.

For best results, clean filter while it is wet, after each wash load.

Water will return automatically, leaving about an inch of water with settled soil in bottom of laundry tub. As Wash Time Control moves from SUDS to Wash portion of NORMAL cycle, additional water will come into washer from faucets to regain required level. Machine agitates to re-activate suds while suds water returns.

To use return water for DELICATE cycle, reset Wash Time Control to DELICATE cycle after water has returned.

Load clothes after suds water has returned. Add about one-half as much detergent as used originally to make up for that which was used in washing first load. Determine exact amount needed by suds level information under "Detergents" on Page 17.

Cycle Sequence Chart

(see download document)

*Rinse Fill will be 2 minutes or more. If filled to proper level in less than 2 minutes, machine will not start agitating until 2 minutes are up.

**Machine advances into Normal Cycle when 4 minutes of Suds Return is over.

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Wash Guide

MACHINE SETTINGS TO USE
TYPE OF FABRIC CYCLE WASH. MINUTES WASH TEMP. WHITE COLORED RINSE TEMP.
ACETATE DELICATE 4 WARM WARM WARM
ACRILAN WASH-WEAR 4 WARM WARM COLD
ARNEL WASH-WEAR 4 WARM WARM COLD
COTTON NORMAL 8 to 14 HOT WARM WARM
COTTON (RESIN FINISHED) WASH-WEAR 4 to 8 HOT WARM COLD
DACRON WASH-WEAR 4 to 8 HOT WARM COLD
DYNEL WASH-WEAR 4 WARM WARM COLD
LINEN NORMAL 8 to 14 HOT WARM WARM
NYLON WASH-WEAR 4 to 8 HOT WARM COLD
ORLON WASH-WEAR 4 HOT WARM COLD
SILK DELICATE 4 WARM WARM WARM
VISCOSE RAYON DELICATE 4 HOT WARM WARM
WOOL USE SOAK METHOD DESCRIBED FOR "WOOLENS AND BLANKETS," SEE PAGE 21.

COLD WATER WASH-When clothes are lightly soiled you may use Cold Water Wash where Warm is suggested-soil removal will not be as good but it may be desirable where hot water tank capacity is limited.

Fabric Glossary

ACETATE ... a synthetic cellulose acetate.

Use: Apparel, curtains, lingerie, bedspreads, draperies.

ACRILAN ... a synthetic acrylic. Use: Blankets, suiting, outer wear, sweaters.

ARNEL ... a synthetic cellulose triacetate.

Use: Children's and women's wear, men's sport shirts and slacks, lingerie.

COTTON ... a natural cellulose. Use: Complete line of wearing apparel, household textiles.

COTTON (RESIN FINISHED) ... a

natural cellulose.

Use: Complete line of wearing apparel, household textiles.

DACRON ... a synthetic polyester. Use: Suits, shirts, dresses, blouses, uniforms, curtains.

DYNEL ... a synthetic modacrylic. Use: Underwear, blankets. Blended with other fibers for suits and dresses.

LINEN ... a natural flax yarn. Use: Handkerchiefs, toweling, table cloths, shirts, dresses, jackets.

NYLON ... a synthetic.

Use: Dresses, hosiery, lingerie, uniforms, shirts, blouses, gloves.

ORLON ... a synthetic acrylic.

Use: Sweaters, dresses, coats, suits, slacks, etc.

SILK ... a natural silkworm cocoon-protein.

Use: Dresses, blouses, outerwear.

VISCOSE RAYON ... a synthetic regenerated cellulose.

Use: Dresses, sportswear, blankets.

WOOL ... a natural sheep protein. Use: Wearing apparel, blankets.
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2410

WATER TEMPERATURE SELECTOR

Select Water Temperature

Set Water Temperature Selector before each load according to fabrics being washed. See Wash Guide for recommended settings.

The three temperatures available are:

HOT, WARM, AND COLD

Rinse temperature will always be Warm. Exception: When cold wash water is selected, the Rinse temperature will be Cold. To obtain Cold Rinse with warm or hot water reset the Selector to Cold after the Warm or Hot Water Fill is completed.

Water Level

When started washer will fill automatically to proper level for both Wash and Deep Rinse.

Filter

Water is circulated constantly through filter and back into washer tub during both Wash and Deep Rinse to prevent lint, thread, fuzz, etc., from settling on clothes.

To clean, turn lock handle horizontal, slip filter out. Clean filter under running water. (A stiff brush may be helpful.) Replace filter, turn lock handle down to hold in place.

For best results, clean filter while it is wet, after each wash load.
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WASH TIME CONTROL

To start washer: Set at beginning of cycle desired and push Control IN. To stop washer at any time: Pull Control OUT.

When started the washer will automatically Fill, Wash, Rinse and spin Damp Dry. You may skip, repeat, lengthen or shorten any part of the cycle(s) by changing the setting of this Control. To set or reset this Control, always pull Control OUT and

turn clockwise (to the right).

Do not advance Control to spin Damp Dry until all the water has drained, as spinning with a full or partial tub of water puts an unnecessary strain on the motor.

The Three Cycles Are as Follows:

NORMAL

This cycle is designed to wash white and colored cottons and linens. Washer works automatically if set from 4 to 14 minutes. In this cycle, machine will not fill if set for less than 4 minutes. If you want a "less than 4-minute Wash period," first set Control to where machine will fill; when agitation starts, advance Control to desired time.

DELICATE

This cycle gives a shorter Wash, Rinse, and spin Damp Dry to assure proper handling of loads that are delicate, either because of construction or fabric. These include sheer or lacy cottons, silk, Viscose, rayon, and some blends. Treat such items as rubber boots and shoes, plastics, stuffed toys, or similar articles as DELICATE for best results. (To insure proper fill, set pointer at beginning of Wash portion of this cycle.)

WASH 'N WEAR

This cycle gives correct handling of Wash 'N Wear garments as recommended by fiber manufacturers. Water is cooled through partial draining and refilling with cold water at end of Wash period before the first spin period. Some models have a 2 minute pause following "Cool Down" before "Drain". Be sure Selector is set to give Cold Rinse. See recommendations on WASH GUIDE. Also see page 22 for facts on Wash 'N Wear. (The machine will not fill if set for less than 2 minutes.)

DEEP RINSE

The Deep Rinse section of each cycle is indicated by a triangle (A) • If you want to repeat the Deep Rinse in either cycle, pull Control OUT, and turn clockwise to the mark indicated by the triangle. Then push Control IN. Machine will fill automatically, Deep Rinse, and complete cycle. You may add a Fabric Softener to a "repeated" Deep Rinse. See page 23 for further information on Fabric Softeners.

SUDS SAVER

If your model has a Suds Saver see Page 8 for Suds Saver instructions.

Safety Lid Switch

This built-in safety device keeps wash basket from spinning when lid is opened during portion of cycle. (Be sure spinning has stopped before reaching into washer.)
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Wash Guide 2410

TYPE OF FABRIC MACHINE SETTINGS TO USE
CYCLE WASH. MINUTES WASI WHITE 4 TEMP. COLORED RINSE TEMP.
ACETATE DELICATE 4 WARM WARM WARM
ACRILAN WASH-WEAR 4 WARM WARM COLD
ARNEL WASH-WEAR 4 WARM WARM COLD
COTTON NORMAL 8 to 14 HOT WARM WARM
COTTON (RESIN FINISHED) WASH-WEAR 4 to 8 HOT WARM COLD
DACRON WASH-WEAR 4 to 8 HOT WARM COLD
DYNEL WASH-WEAR 4 WARM WARM COLD
LINEN NORMAL 8 to 14 HOT WARM WARM
NYLON WASH-WEAR 4 to 8 HOT WARM COLD
ORLON WASH-WEAR 4 HOT WARM COLD
SILK DELICATE 4 WARM WARM WARM
VISCOSE RAYON DELICATE 4 HOT WARM WARM
WOOL USE SOAK METHOD

COLD WATER WASH-When clothes ore lightly soiled you may use Cold Water Wash where Warm is suggested-soil removal will not be as good but it may be desirable where hot water tank capacity is limited.

Cycle Sequence Chart

(see download document)

*Rinse Fill will be 2 minutes or more. If filled to proper level in less than 2 minutes, machine will not start agitating until 2 minutes are up.

**Machine advances into Normal Cycle when 4 minutes of Suds Return is over.
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2400

Wash Guide

Water Level

When started washer will fill automatically to proper level for both Wash and Deep Rinse.

Set Wash Time Control

Wash temperature is tied in with the Wash Time. If Wash Time is set between 7 and 15 minutes, Wash water will be hot; if the Time is set for 6 minutes or less, Wash water will be warm. All Rinses will be warm.

To Wash: Pull Control OUT and turn clockwise (to the1 right) to desired number of Wash minutes; push control IN and machine will start to fill. Machine will Wash for set length of time, then Drain, Spin water out of load. The load will be given a Deep Rinse after which water will Drain, and load will be spun, and washer will turn OFF.

Safety Lid Switch

This built-in safety device keeps wash basket from spinning when lid is opened during "spin" portion of cycle. (Be sure spinning has stopped before reaching into washer.)

TYPE OF FABRIC WASH MINUTES
ACETATE 4
ACRILAN 4
ARNEL 4
COTTON 7 to 15
COTTON (Resin Finished) 7 to 15
DACRON 4 to 6
DYNEL 4
LINEN 7 to 10
NYLON 4 to 6
ORLON 4 to 6
SILK 4
VISCOSE RAYON 4

COLD WATER WASH-When clothes are lightly soiled you may use Cold Water Wash where Warm is suggested-soil removal will not be as good but it may be desirable where hot water tank capacity is limited.

Cycle Sequence Chart

(see download document)

Rinse Fill will be 1 minute or more. If filled to proper level in less than 1 minute, machine will not start agitating until the 1 minute is up. Washer will fill to selected level for both Wash and Deep Rinse.
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Easy steps to follow for a typical wash load....

-Sort clothes. See Page 16.

-Remove stains. See Pages 18-19.

-Look for tears, lost buttons, etc. See Page 16.

-Pre-treat clothes. See Page 16.

-Plug in electric cord and turn water faucets on full.

-Be sure drain hose is in place and drain is open.

-If you have a Suds Saver model and you are going to save Wash water for the next load, be sure laundry tub is plugged.

-Set washer controls. (See WASH GUIDE for your model.)

-Load clothes as follows:

(a) If you use bleach or bluing, load clothes after machine has completed fill.

(b) If you do not use bleach or bluing, you may load clothes before or while machine is filling.

Do not use more than two large items per load. Use smaller items for remainder of load. See LOADING GUIDE.

-Add detergent before, during, or after machine has filled-as you prefer. (With very high water pressure there is a tendency to whip up excessive suds if detergent is added before machine has completed filling.)

-After laundering is completed, unplug cord and turn off water faucets.

-Clean filters (other than self-cleaning filter) after each wash. For easy cleaning, rinse filter while it is wet.
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Guide for loading your Kenmore

APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF ITEMS (DRY WEIGHT) PER 1 IB.

Blouses, Women's ....................................... 2-3

Diapers ................................................ 6

Dresses, Children's .................................... 2-3

Dresses, Women's ....................................... 1-2

Girdles, Nylon (lightweight) ........................... 2

Jeans, Children's ...................................... 1

Lingerie Set (Bra, Panties, Slip) ...................... 3

Napkins ................................................ 8

Nightgowns or Slips .................................... 2-3

Pajamas, Men's ......................................... 1

Pillowcases ............................................ 3

Shirts, Boy's .......................................... 2-3

Shirts, Men's Dress..................................... 2

Shorts, Girl's Play..................................... 2

Shorts, Men's .......................................... 3-4

Socks, Pairs of Men's Dark.............................. 16

Socks, Pairs of White Cotton............................ 8

Tablecloth, small ...................................... 1

Towels, Bath............................................ 2-3

Towels, Dish or Hand ................................... 4-5

T-Shirts ............................................... 3-4

Wash Cloths............................................. 8

APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF ITEMS (DRY WEIGHT) PER 1½ LBS.

Pants, Men's Work.......................................... 1

Shirts, Men's Work......................................... 2

Sheet, Twin................................................ 1

APPROXIMATE NUMBER OF ITEMS (DRY WEIGHT) PER 2 LBS.

Coveralls, Men's......................................... 1

Sheet, Double ........................................... 1

Tablecloth, Large........................................ 1

Typical Loads for a family of 4

10 lbs.

White Cottons and Linens

4 bath towels 1 double sheet

4 wash cloths 4 pillow cases

5 hand towels 1 small table cloth

2 men's shirts 4 napkins

Heavily Soiled Clothes

3 pair work 6 pair men's

pants dark socks

3 work shirts 2 pair children's

jeans

9 lbs.

White Cottons and Linens

1 large tablecloth 5 dish towels 8 napkins 1 double sheet

5 hand towels 4 men's shirts

Heavily Soiled Clothes

2 pair men's 6 pair men's coveralls dark socks

3 pair children's jeans

6 lbs.

White Nylon, Orion, Dacron, Arnel, Acrilan, acetates and blends

8 slips or 2 nylon (light-

nightgowns weight) girdles

4 sets lingerie 2 women's blouses

Orion, Dacron-DuPont trademarks

Arnel-Celanese Corp. trademark

Acrilan-Chemstrand trademark

Dynel-Carbide and Carbon trademark

NOTE: Do not use more than two large items or heavy items per load. Use smaller items for remainder of load. Also, heavily soiled clothes (coveralls, jeans, etc.) will vary in weight depending on degree of soil. If the clothes are excessively soiled, greasy or muddy, load "light" for best results.
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Tips ...to make washing better

Sorting Clothes

Follow these suggested groupings when sorting clothes to make washing more convenient:

1. Heavily soiled cottons and linens, both white and colorfast.

2. Lightly soiled cottons and linens, white and colorfast.

3. Non-fast colored cottons and linens.

4. Sturdy white synthetics (nylon, orlon, Arnel, Dacron, Acrilan, and blends).

5. Sturdy colored synthetics (nylon, orlon, Dacron, Arnel, Acrilan, and blends).

6. Delicate fabrics (acetate, rayon, silk, dynel).

7. Washable woolens, blankets, sweaters.

Preparing Clothes Before Washing

1. Look for rips and tears, and mend them before washing.

2. Empty pockets, turn down cuff, shake out sand, dust, etc.

3. Remove all unwashable trimmings, shoulder pads, belts, pins, or other sharp objects.

4. Close zippers, hooks, and fasteners. Tie sash ends, apron strings to prevent tangling.

5. Remove stains before washing according to instructions on pages 18 and 19. Hot water sets some stains and makes them difficult to remove.

Pre-treating Clothes

Before washing, pre-treat heavily soiled spots such as collars, cuffs, hair oil on pillowcases, perspiration stains, on outer and under garments. Brush soiled areas with a thick mixture of water and detergent, using a soft brush, sponge, or fingers (use Scrubber if machine has this feature). Detergent should be the same as that used in the washer. This pretreatment loosens deep down soil and assures a heavy concentration of detergent on heavily soiled areas.
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Pre-Wash

Use warm or cold water for pre-wash, depending on type of soil and/or stain in clothes. See

STAIN CHART on pages 18 and 19.

If machine has a DEEP RINSE marking on

Control:

-Add clothes and detergent (about ¾ as much as would be used for washing load), set Control on Deep Rinse, start machine, and let cycle finish automatically.

-Then set Control to desired Wash setting, add some additional detergent (follow suds level suggestions below), and start machine for Wash.

If machine has a PRE-WASH or RINSE setting:

-Load clothes, add detergent (about ¾ as much as would be used for washing load), and set machine to go through PRE-WASH or RINSE cycle.

-When machine turns off, set it again to the desired Wash setting, add some additional detergent (follow suds level suggestions below) and start machine for Wash.

Kenmore Detergent

You will get especially good results from Sears' own KENMORE DETERGENT, the detergent formulated especially for KENMORE washing. KENMORE DETERGENT is a combination of synthetic detergents, water softeners, mild bleach and pleasant deodorant. Even in Cool water it deodorizes and freshens your clothes as it washes clean and bright.

Synthetic Detergents ... Soaps

Be sure to use the proper amount of the Proper Detergent.

Synthetic detergents are recommended because they do not react with hardness elements in water when naturally soft or softened water is not available for laundering. Any of the following types of detergents will work well in your KENMORE.

Normal sudsing type such as TIDE, FAB, and SURF powders and WISK liquid.

Controlled sudsing type such as KENMORE powder, KENMORE liquid, and DASH.

Low sudsing type such as ALL, VIM, and KENMORE low suds powders, and liquid ALL.

Correct amount of detergent is important. Too little will not do a satisfactory washing job and too much may cause oversudsing problems and make rinsing difficult. The amount to use will depend on the degree and type of soil, size of load, and water hardness. Start out by following manufacturer's recommendations and let experience be your guide later on. The level of suds on the surface of the Wash water may be used as an indicator as to whether you have added enough detergent. Proper levels are:

Normal sudsing type......1 1/2 inches of suds

Controlled sudsing type. . . 1 inch of suds

Low sudsing type.........1/2 inch of suds

Use soaps only if water is naturally soft or softened. Soap will combine with hardness minerals to form curds which cling to clothes, giving the fabric a greyish look. If you will use a package softener, soften both Wash and Rinse water. Do not use Soap and Detergent together.
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How to take out Stains

See download document

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India and other indelible inks and mercurochrome are practically impossible to remove completely.

MATERIALS TO HAVE ON HAND

Carbon tetrachloride* - Drug store

Hydrogen peroxide - Drug store

Chlorine bleach - Grocery store

Lemon juice - Grocery store

Denatured alcohol - Drug store

Vinegar - Grocery store

Glycerine - Drug store
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How to wash all kinds of clothes

Laundering instructions must be based both on fiber and kind of article, because all types of fibers are being used to make various garments and household textiles.

• Some fibers are not sturdy and should be treated gently regardless of their use. Examples: Acetates, Rayons, Silk, Dynel and Wool.

• Other fibers are basically strong. Examples: Cotton, Linen, Nylon, Orion, Arnel, Dacron, and Acrilon. Occasionally, the strong fibers must be given special care because of garment construction.

When both fiber and construction are sturdy, gentle or special care is not required.

White and fast color fabrics may be washed with HOT or MEDIUM water. Less fast color fabrics should be washed with WARM or COLD water. All items labeled Wash 'n Wear, Minimum Care, Little or No Iron, etc., should be laundered according to Wash 'n Wear instructions.

The following are general instructions. For more specific information, follow directions for your model washer. Also see WASH GUIDE.

Baby Clothes

Remove all stains. Pre-treat heavily soiled areas. Wash small items and fabrics other than cotton in a mesh bag or pillowcase. Woolen baby clothes should be shaped and dried flat in air. All others may be dried in a dryer or on the line.

Boots and Shoes

Almost all rubber and plastic overshoes, toe rubbers, stadium boots, tennis shoes, play shoes, and foam rubber bedroom slippers, may be washed. Remove shoe laces and either tie them in eye of a shoe or place in a mesh bag. If only a few items are to be washed, add two terry towels. Treat items as "DELICATE FABRICS" when referring to washing guides. Do not dry in dryer unless there is an "AIR" setting.

Chenille Robes and Spreads, Mattress Pads and Other Napped or Quilted Items

Napped or quilted items are likely to shed lint. Wash one large or two medium sized items at a time. Dry in dryer or line dry. Remove from dryer while slightly damp, smooth, fold, and set aside. Their own weight will press out little wrinkles.

Corduroy

Corduroy items are likely to shed lint and should be washed separately. Group colors to avoid transfer of lint. Corduroy will need little or no ironing if dried in a dryer or if nap is brushed after line drying.

Curtains

Remove pins, hooks, and trimmings. Because curtains are often weakened by sunlight, it is best to wash them in a mesh bag or pillowcase. Wash no more than four panels at one time. Dry in dryer, on line or stretcher.

Fiberglass Curtains

Be sure instructions say curtains are machine washable. If specific information is not given, wash by hand.

Diapers

As diapers are soiled, put them in a covered porcelain pail with borax solution (½ cup borax per gallon of water). Load diapers in washer and set to spin out excess water. Because of the difficult soil we recommend not more than 30 per load to assure thorough washing and rinsing. Stop machine and set as for washing cottons. You may wish to give diapers an additional rinse- follow instructions for your model. Dry diapers in a dryer or on line.
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Draperies and Slipcovers

Shake out loose soil. Brush around binding. Set controls as recommended for fabric. Wash two to four drapery panels or one slipcover at a time. Remove slipcovers from dryer or line while slightly damp, press if needed, then put on furniture immediately so they fit snugly.

Electric Sheets

Treat electric sheets the same as colored cottons.

Knitted Cottons

Follow recommendations for cottons.

Knitted Synthetics

Knitted synthetic items, such as Orion and nylon sweaters, do not shrink when washed at correct setting, but have a tendency to "pill" (small beads of fiber form on surface) when rubbed. To avoid "pilling" wash them in a mesh bag or pillowcase. Dry in dryer and reshape while still slightly damp, or reshape from washer and dry flat in air.

Pillows ... Feather and Rubber Foam

(We do not recommend washing feather pillows if a dryer is not available unless feathers are removed and spread out to dry.)

Use a short or delicate washing cycle with a warm water wash. Rubber foam pillows must be washed in a case. Rip a 3 inch opening in ticking at two opposite corners of feather pillows. Fold each corner over and pin with a strong safety pin. Fill machine with warm water and detergent and let agitate until detergent is dissolved. Place 2 pillows in machine to balance load. Wash for 4 to 6 minutes, but stop machine during first minute and knead air out of feathers. Complete washing cycle.

Be sure to dry feather pillows thoroughly. Two

complete dryer cycles may be needed. Line dry rubber foam pillows if dryer does not have AIR setting.

Plastics

You may wash plastic items such as curtains, tablecloths, place mats, chair covers, bowl covers, aprons, raincoats, bibs, etc., in washer. Place small items in a mesh bag for convenience. Treat these items as "Delicate Fabrics." Line dry plastics if dryer does not have an "AIR" setting.

Scatter Rugs

Look at label to be sure rugs are washable. Wash separately because they are likely to shed lint. Wash one 3x4 foot or two smaller rugs at one time. Pre-wash rugs which are heavily soiled. If dried in a dryer, remove rugs while slightly damp. If line dried, brush nap when dry.

Woolens, Knitted Woolens and Blankets

(Electric blankets included)

Wash only one full sized blanket at a time. If machine has special cycle recommended for "Washable Woolens" use this cycle for washing all blankets automatically. (See Wash Guide.) All other machines use soak method below.

Soak Method: On models having a delicate cycle, start washer on this cycle--other washers start at beginning of Normal Wash cycle. As the washer fills, add detergent or mild soap and water conditioner. Let the washer agitate briefly to dissolve detergent completely, then pull out timer control knob. Unfold the blanket and put in the washer; be sure to distribute it evenly around the agitator. Soak for 10 to 15 minutes. Then push control knob in and slowly advance control until machine begins to drain. Allow machine to drain and then to spin for about 1 minute; then pull out timer control knob. Turn timer knob to rinse part of cycle, push knob in and let the washer complete the cycle automatically.

Blankets may be dried on the line; however, for best drying results, use your Kenmore Automatic Dryer, following the instructions in the owner's manual.

Work Clothes

Wash work clothes separately. Remove loose soil, stains, and grease. Pre-wash if necessary. One-half cup ammonia added to wash water will help loosen stubborn soil. Less detergent may be needed when ammonia is used. Dry in dryer or line dry.

Stuffed Toys

Treat stuffed toys as "Delicate Fabrics" and add towels to balance load. Stop machine during first minute and hold down in water any toys which are floating.
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Facts about Wash 'n Wear laundering

THE term "Wash and Wear" is becoming more and more common with homemakers today. Other terms in the same general group are:

Easy Care Minimum Care Little or No Iron, etc.

These are terms applied to garments and fabrics that require little or no ironing. They retain their neat, fresh appearance all day.

Wash 'n Wear items generally are made from either synthetic fibers such as Dacron or a blend of natural and synthetic fibers such as Dacron and cotton, or from a natural fiber such as cotton that has been treated with a finish to give it the desired properties. They are resistant to moths and mildew and do not shrink. Many are constructed especially so they may be washed and dried in modern home laundry equipment (check garment label).

When properly handled they can be worn, washed, and worn again with only an occasional pressing. The following information should help you get all the advantages of little or no iron properties:

Wash 'n Wear fabrics are made of or finished with materials that are thermoplastic, that is, they become pliable when raised to temperatures used in home laundering. At these temperatures (125°F. in wash water, 160-170°F. in air drying), the fabric should be handled with care to avoid setting creases or wrinkles that will be difficult to remove. Remember, however, that creases and wrinkles may be removed as well as set at those temperatures. Therefore it is possible to remove wear and fold wrinkles during laundering. To get the best results, wash and/or dry a few items at one time so they can move freely in machine.

KENMORE laundry equipment with automatic Wash 'n Wear cycles washes these garments in warm or medium temperature water to assure good soil removal and removal of wear and fold wrinkles. Garments are then cooled, by a process of alternate filling and draining with cold water, for approximately two (2) minutes before any extraction takes place, so that no new wrinkles are set during spin.

Machines without automatic Wash 'n Wear cycles may be used. Remove garments dripping wet from deep rinse to be drip dried on a non-rusting hanger. Use Warm setting for both wash and rinse and stop machine before it drains deep rinse water. Shape and smooth garments on hanger as they dry and cool.

Wash 'n Wear may also be dried in a tumble dryer by following instructions that come with dryer.
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Other jobs for your Kenmore

Bleaching

Bleaching is not a substitute for good washing methods, but is definitely beneficial if used with good washing methods. Used properly, bleaching will add an extra spark of whiteness to your clothes.

Chlorine Bleach-is available in both liquid and dry forms. Do not use Chlorine Bleach on silks, woolens, rayons, acetates, non-fast colored items, or resin treated cottons (minimum care, wrinkle-resistant, etc.) unless fabric labels specify that it may be used safely. If there is any iron or rust in your water supply, do not use Chlorine Bleach, because it will cause increased yellowing.

All Purpose (Oxygen) Bleach-is available in dry form. It is primarily useful as a preventative bleach to aid in maintaining brightness rather than restoring discolored items. These bleaches are safe for all fabrics and colors; therefore, they may be used with some effectiveness on fabrics where Chlorine Bleach cannot be used. Measure accurately following label instructions for proper amount.

Washers with Bleach Dispenser: Use bleach according to instructions for your machine. Bleach will be added at the proper time, and it will be diluted before it contacts clothes.

Washers without Bleach Dispenser: First fill washer with water, add bleach and mix well. Then add clothes. If the clothes are already in the washer when you decide to add bleach, always dilute the measured amount of bleach with at least one quart of water before adding to wash load.

Adding bleach about 5 minutes after washer has started permits the fabric brightening agents in the detergent maximum effectiveness before bleaching action begins.

ALWAYS MEASURE BLEACH ACCURATELY

Follow label instructions for the proper amount. The water capacity of your machine is given with feature information.

Never allow liquid chlorine bleach to contact clothes in undiluted form.

Bluing

Some homemakers like to use bluing because it adds a slightly bluish cast on clothes and makes them appear whiter. If you choose to use bluing, follow manufacturer's instructions. Add bluing to Wash water while tub is filling before you put in detergent or clothes. Do not use bluing if you are using bleach in water, because one counteracts the effect of the other.

Fabric Softeners or Conditioners

Fabric softeners are rinse additives which when added to Deep Rinse make all fabrics softer and fluffier. Static electricity which causes clinging in synthetic garments is reduced. Amount required depends on brand and weight of load. Follow the manufacturer's instructions. If garments are to be starched, starch them after they have been treated.

Starching

You can starch in your KENMORE washer. Women often prefer to starch shirt collars and cuffs and small articles by hand, then spin them in the washer to remove excess starch solution. For a full or partial load: After load has been laundered and machine has shut off, fill washer tub to LO water level (about 1/3 full) using medium to hot water. Add cooked starch, instant powder starch, or liquid starch. Set Wash Time Control for a few minutes WASH to distribute starch in clothes. After agitation is completed, allow starch solution to pump out and then move Wash Time Control to middle of Damp Dry setting to get about 4 minutes of spinning without spray rinses. Rinse machine thoroughly after starching.

Pre-Set Cycle Machines:

After load has been laundered and machine has shut off, set water level to LO. Then set cycle for "White Cottons." When washer tub has filled with water, add starch and let agitate for a few minutes to distribute starch in clothes. Then set cycle to SPIN ONLY.
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Home Tinting and Dyeing

Home tinting is made easier with an automatic washer and results in a more even dye than is possible to obtain with hand methods. Staining the finish of the machine is difficult to prevent but this will not affect quality of finish, just its color.

If you prefer to remove old color with color remover, follow package directions. Do not use color remover in Automatic Washer.

Use amount of tint specified on package. Follow package directions for dissolving and straining tint. Place tint in washer as machine fills to desired level with Hot water. Allow machine to agitate for a minute or so for color to mix thoroughly. Add wet garments to be tinted. Let machine complete cycle. Give load additional rinses until drain water is colorless.

Pre-Set Cycle Machines

Set desired water level. Then set cycle for "White Cottons." Follow directions above. Follow machine instructions for extra rinses.

Clean machine after tinting. Run machine through a complete cycle with detergent and ¼ cup bleach. Be sure Filter is cleaned.

Conditioning of Hard Water

You will have difficulty getting satisfactory laundry results if you wash your clothes in hard water. Your local water utility or your nearest Sears retail or mail order store can give you information about hardness of your water supply and suggest the best method for conditioning it. If water supply exceeds 10 grains hardness, a water softening unit is recommended. The unit can be installed permanently or it may be rented.

If water hardness is less than 10 grains, you will find that occasional use of a packaged water conditioner or softener will aid in the cleansing action of your washer.

Soften both Wash and Deep Rinse water when you use a packaged water conditioner. Follow directions on the package for proper amounts.

Reconditioning Greyed or Yellowed Clothes

(a) Yellowing caused by presence of IRON or RUST in water supply:

The color may be in streaks or an all-over discoloration depending on whether the iron or rust is being picked up in the water system or is dissolved in the water. In most cases, a water softening unit will remove the iron, but some situations require special iron filters. Packaged water conditioners will not correct an iron problem. Do not use chlorine bleach if iron or rust is present because it will cause increased yellowness.

(b) Greying caused when minerals in water combine with soap or synthetic detergent and soil to form a film:

The discoloration can be removed by washing with "Calgon" in place of detergent. Follow package instructions for amount to use. Use Control or Cycle recommended for load being treated. Suds will appear because "Calgon" dissolves washing film previously deposited. Very grey clothes may take several treatments. You may add some chlorine bleach if you like.

(c) Yellowing caused by use of chlorine bleaches on fabrics with some type of resin finishes (treat fabric before ironing):

The most effective treatment for fabrics that color removers will not fade is to rinse fabric thoroughly with water and then use a color remover. Follow directions on package.

The following treatment may be used on any washable fabrics except wool and silk: Rinse fabric thoroughly with water. Then soak for ½ hour or longer in a solution containing

1 teaspoon sodium thiosulfate to each quart of warm water. Use water as hot as is safe for fabric. (Sodium thiosulfate is sold in crystalline form at drug stores and as "hypo" at photographers' supply stores.)

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Care and Cleaning

Treat the Outside Carefully

Wipe with a damp cloth after every wash day.

Do NOT use cleaning agents that contain harsh abrasives.

Do NOT lay heavy or sharp objects on washer top.

Treat the Inside Carefully

Keep lid open until inside is thoroughly dry. Never use dry cleaning solution or combustible detergents in washer.

Remove pins, buckles, etc. before loading.

Do not keep bleach water in machine over 30 minutes.

Remove agitator and clean agitator post every two weeks.

Clean non-self-cleaning filters thoroughly after every washing.

Treat Mechanism Carefully

Turn off water faucets at end of wash day. Disconnect electrical cord after wash day.

Never allow hoses to become "kinked."

Load evenly around agitator. Do not throw clothes in carelessly.

If your KENMORE will be exposed to freezing temperatures (such as during a winter vacation), call a Sears serviceman to drain machine.

NOTE: Machine should be properly grounded, as described in installation instructions, to prevent possible electrical shock.

IMPORTANT!

before you call for service check these points . . .


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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 1961 Frigidaire Electric Range Tech-Talk Service and Parts Manual
Very comprehensive service and full parts manual for all 1961 Frigidaire Electric Ranges. Models include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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



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

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


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


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


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


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1958 12 14mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Appliance Manufacturer Magazine - January 1957
Appliance Manufacturer is a fun magazine to read for any collector or enthusiast of vintage appliances, electronics and other vintage home products. This highly entertaining magazine covered the design and manufacturing areas of Major Appliances, Small Appliances, Small Electrics, Radios, Televisions and other electric home products from the mid-20th century.

Index of the January 1957 Issue


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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kenmore
1966 34 44mb $6.99

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