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Your New Westinghouse Laundromat and Electric Clothes Dryer


Published by Westinghouse in 1960-- Owners manual and operating instructions to Westinghouse Laundromat model L-124 and matching dryer D-124.

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Your New Westinghouse Laundromat and Electric Clothes Dryer
Published in 1960

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Your New Westinghouse

LAUNDROMAT and ELECTRIC CLOTHES DRYER

Instruction Book

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Table of Contents

Meet your new Laundromat

Features and Controls...................................3, 4

Three essentials for good washing results .................5, 6

Step by step operation of your Laundromat ................. 7

Before you wash

Sorting clothes ........................................... 8

Preparing clothes ......................................... 8

Pre-washing, if necessary ................................. 9

Bleaching, Tinting, Bluing, Starching ......................9, 10

How to wash special items ................................. 11

Stain removal chart .......................................12. 13

How to care for your new Laundromat ....................... 22

Guarantee ................................................. 23

Aleef your new dryer

Features and Controls..................................14, 15

How to use your Dryer on 230 volt circuit ............ 16

How to use your Dryer on 115 volt circuit ............ 16

Shelf drying .............................................. 16

Damp drying ............................................... 16

To dry fine fabrics ....................................... 16

To tumble clothes without heat ............................ 16

Five-minute, no-heat period ............................... 16

How to select drying times ................................ 17

Drying mixed loads ........................................ 18

Articles that require no ironing .......................... 18

How to load clothes in your Dryer ....................... 18

How to dry starched clothes ............................. 19

Things never to be dried in a Dryer ....................... 19

How to dry "special" items ................................20, 21

How to care for your Dryer .............................. 22

Guarantee ................................................. 23

Now... freedom from washday work is yours!

Yes, your Laundromat and Electric Clothes Dryer are wonderful . . . but, remarkable as they are, they still need your help. They will do what you want if you give them a guiding hand. The directions are very important for best results. Read this book from cover to cover now, before you use your Laundromat and Dryer . . . you will be well rewarded for the few minutes' time it takes. If you read these instructions carefully and follow them, we're sure you'll gain the most satisfaction and pleasure from your Laundromat and Dryer right from the start . . . and all the advantages we planned when we developed the Laundromat Automatic Washer and Electric Clothes Dryer for you.
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meet your new

L-124

LAUNDROMAT Automatic Washer
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...and all of its features!

FOUR-PROGRAM CONTROL DIAL . . .

Controls the wash time, rinses and spins for REGULAR FABRICS, FINE FABRICS, WASH 'N WEAR and COLD WATER WASH PROGRAMS. Select the wash program you want according to the type of fabric being washed . . . In the REGULAR wash cycle you get HOT wash water with 8 to 15 minutes' wash time, WARM wash water with 1 to 8 minutes' wash time. In the WASH 'N WEAR wash cycle you get WARM wash water with 5 to 8 minutes' wash time and COLD wash water with 1 to 7 minutes' wash time. The correct number of rinses and spins plus the correct rinse temperature will follow automatically. Pull out on dial to start LAUNDROMAT.

SUDS 'N WATER SAVER . . .

Set according to size of load being ™ washed and Laundromat will use only the amount of water needed for that load. Saves both wash and rinse water.

PORCELUX ENAMEL FINISH . . .

Specially prepared enamel finish that is durable and easy to clean for long-lasting luster.

LOADING DOOR . . .

Can be used as a shelf for ease of loading and unloading the Laundromat.

SAFETY DEVICE . . .

When loading door is opened the Laundromat automatically stops.

MULTI-SPEED REVOLVING AGITATOR . . .

Changes speeds constantly - speeds up and slows down continuously within each revolution to separate the clothes and wash each piece equally well - all the time.

LINT EJECTOR . . .

Sweeps through the water approximately 2000 times during each washing cycle, straining the lint and scum out of the wash water and ejecting it down the drain. It NEVER needs cleaning.
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ESSENTIALS FOR GOOD WASHING RESULTS

1 hot water

Hot water is essential for washing heavily soiled clothes. For maximum efficiency your water heater should deliver water at 140°-160° F. to the Laundromat.

Hot water is more effective for washing clothes because:

A. It releases deeply embedded dirt quickly by opening up the fibers.

B. It dissolves detergents rapidly.

C. It helps sanitize your clothes.

cold water wash

Garments made of modern synthetic fibers can be washed in cold water. Cold water does not soften the fibers and it prevents setting wrinkles. Detergent should be thoroughly dissolved before adding to cold water. Shrinkage-resistant woolens can also be washed in cold water. Certain cold water wool washing compounds do a very efficient job. If a cold water pre-soak is desired to remove certain stains such as cream, ice cream or blood stains, your cold water setting may be used without detergent. After pre-soaking, follow with regular washing cycle.

2 soft water

Hard water is one reason for unsatisfactory results by any washing method. Your Laundromat demonstrator or the local water department will tell you the grains hardness of water in your locality.

Softener. With a controlled-sudsing synthetic detergent, the type recommended for use in your Laundromat, no softener is needed under normal water conditions. However, if water is over 30 grains hardness, add ⅛ cup softener and an extra ¼ cup of detergent to each load.
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right kind of detergent

There are three main kinds of detergents:

A. Controlled or low-sudsing detergent. Usually, no softener is needed with this type.

NOTE: For best washing results, we recommend the use of a controlled or low-sudsing detergent such as Dash, All or Ad.

B. We do not recommend sudsing detergents as excessive suds retard the washing action.

C. Soap powders, flakes or granules. Softener is needed with this type.

Under no circumstances should the suds level be more than half way up on the door.

no dry cleaning

Never use your Laundromat to dry-clean clothes. It is made to use water only. Dry-cleaning fluid, even though not inflammable, may result in damage to machine, particularly the rubber parts. Inflammable cleaners may cause fire or explosion.

oil motes

If you should have a combination of not enough hot (140 F.) water and water that is not soft enough, you may find black specks appearing on your clothes. These are called oil motes.

Under these conditions, face creams, hair oil, baby oil, suntan oil or ointments can cause these oil motes to appear on towels, pillowcases and sheets. Such articles should first be pretreated with a detergent solution and then washed in the normal way to prevent oil spots.

to remove oil motes

Load clothes into Laundromat and add 1 to 2 cups water conditioner, such as Calgon, in addition to amount used to soften water. Do not add detergent. Set Control Dial at beginning of Regular Cycle. Allow machine to complete cycle. Again reset dial at beginning of Regular Cycle, add detergent and wash in usual way.
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STEP BY STEP OPERATION OF YOUR LAUNDROMAT

set suds 'n water saver...

Set according to size of load being washed and Laundromat will use only the amount of water needed for the load. Saves both wash and rinse water.

LOAD CLOTHES (Maximum load - 10 lbs. dry weight)

1. Set Suds 'N Water Saver.

(Small load 3-4 lbs., medium load 5-6 lbs., regular load 7-10 lbs.)

2. Do not put too many large articles in one load. You'll get better washing action if you make up mixed loads of small and large pieces. No more than two double bed sheets, or two other equally large articles, should be in each full-sized load. Make up rest of load with smaller items.

3. Separate non-fast colors from white or light colored articles.

4. If everything in the load is not equally soiled, set the washing time according to the more heavily soiled pieces.

5. Add detergent. Close door.

6. Select wash program by turning Control Dial to wash temperature and wash time required by fabric being washed.

7. Pull out on Control Knob to start Laundromat.

DETERGENT

Add detergent into the Laundromat after loading clothes. We recommend using controlled or low-sudsing detergents. You will find directions on the package for the amount of detergent to use. Notice that the revolving agitator machine, such as yours, uses much less detergent than other types.

NOTE: If a high-sudsing detergent should be used, extreme care must be taken not to add too much as excessive suds retard the washing action. Under no circumstances should the suds level be more than half-way up on the door.
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BEFORE YOU WASH

Read these Rules carefully... you'll get better washing results

sort clothes

1. By degree of soil. 2. By type of fabric. 3. By colorfastness.

1. White and light colorfast cottons and linens.

2. Dark colorfast cottons and linens. Do not wash items which create lint with dark colors.

3. All-white Nylons, Dacrons and silky Orlons. They can be washed by themselves, or with any ALL-WHITE load at any temperature setting, if the load is not to be bleached. Don't wash them with colored articles or they may become discolored.

4. Silks, rayons, acetates, Orlons, Acrilans, Dynels, colored Nylons and Dacrons, and blends of these materials with cotton, wool, silk or rayon.

5. Non-fast colors.

prepare clothes

There are a few preliminary steps in preparing articles for washing that apply to almost any item you may wish to wash. Although these steps take only a few minutes, you'll find they make the clothes last longer and look better. They'll wash cleaner, too.

1. Mend any torn places.

2. Remove stains according to directions on pages 12 and 13.

3. Pretreat heavily soiled spots on collars and cuffs, necklines of dresses and pillowcases which may be stained by hair oils, etc. Pretreat these spots by brushing on a detergent solution (1 tablespoon of detergent to 1 cup warm water). Use same detergent for both pretreating and washing. Apply with soft bristled brush.

4. Remove shoulder pads and non-washable buttons.

5. Close zippers, fasten hooks, tie belts and apron strings into bow knots, clean out all pockets and trouser cuffs.

6. Soak heavily soiled handkerchiefs in warm water with detergent added for 15 minutes. If bleach is added, follow manufacturer's directions.
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conditioning clothes

Your clothes may have been left harsh and gray by previous laundering methods which did not completely rinse out the soap. If so, you may remove this soap deposit by conditioning your clothes before you wash them for the first time in the Laundromat.

1. Load clothes into Laundromat and add 1 cup of softener such as Calgon (in addition to amount used to soften water). Do not add detergent. Set Suds 'N Water Saver at Regular, and Control Dial at beginning of Regular Wash cycle.

2. Start Laundromat and let it complete cycle. Then wash load in regular way according to directions.

pre-washing, if necessary

Clothes which formerly needed long soaking can be prewashed automatically in your Laundromat in a few minutes. Pre-washing is effective in loosening soil and is usually done at warm temperatures.

To pre-wash, use following procedure:

1. Load clothes into Laundromat.

2. Add detergent. Follow directions on package.

3. Set Suds 'N Water Saver at "Regular."

4. Set Control Dial at 3rd deep RINSE in REGULAR cycle.

5. Start washer.

6. When Laundromat stops, again add detergent. Reset Control Dial to recommended setting for fabrics to be washed, and proceed according to washing instructions.

bleaching in your Laundromat

Bleaching does not remove soil . . . only good washing will do that. Bleaching may restore whiteness to certain fibers which were originally bleached white. Cottons and linens, for example, tend to revert to their natural yellowish tone. Bleaching is also done to remove certain stains which ordinary washing doesn't remove. Bleaching may be done during the washing cycle, providing load is white or colorfast.

bleaching -(Chlorine)

1. Load clothes into Laundromat and add detergent.

2. Set dial at "HOT" (Regular Fabrics cycle).

3. Set Suds 'N Water Saver at "Regular."

4. Start Laundromat and allow to fill.

5. After Laundromat has filled with water add diluted bleach. Close door and allow Laundromat to complete cycle.

NOTE: If powdered bleach is used, follow directions on package.
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tinting

prepare for tinting

1. Be sure that the material is washable and clean.

2. Make sure there is an ample supply of hot water (at least 140).

3. Do not tint more than one garment or one pair of draperies at one time.

4. Tinted garments are not colorfast to continuous washings. procedure for tinting

1. Place material or garment in Laundromat, close door, turn Control Dial to 3rd RINSE, in the REGULAR cycle, set Suds 'N Water Saver at "Regular" and start washer.

2. Remove garment when cycle is completed. Dissolve contents of package of dye in a quart of very hot water. Stir until mixture is completely dissolved.

3. Reset Control Dial to "HOT" and let machine fill. When the Laundromat has filled with hot water, stop machine and add dye solution. Close door, start washer and allow dye to become thoroughly mixed in water. Then stop Laundromat, add the garment and start machine again. Allow machine to complete cycle automatically.

4. Then remove material from the Laundromat. Shake and hang material or garment in a breezy, shady spot to dry. If it must be dried indoors, use a fan at either end of line. If you wish to press the garment, do so while it is still damp.

bluing-bead or flake bluing

1. Follow manufacturer's directions as to the quantity.

2. Bluing is added at beginning of the wash period along with the detergent.

NOTE: Never use bleach and bluing at the same time, as one counteracts the effect of the other.

starching

Make up a starch solution 3 times as thick as is recommended

for the heaviest starching.

1. Make up starch solution as recommended above.

2. Set Suds 'N Water Saver at "Regular," "Medium" or "Small" depending upon size load to be starched.

3. Set the Control Dial at 3rd deep RINSE in REGULAR cycle and after the Laundromat has filled with water, stop it and add starch. Start the Laundromat and let it run only long enough to mix the starch and water. Stop the machine and add the clothes. Allow Laundromat to complete the cycle.

If you wish to use liquid or instant starch be sure to follow

the manufacturer's directions.
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HOW TO WASH SPECIAL ITEMS

electric sheets

Pretreat top of sheet if necessary with a solution of warm water and detergent being used. (For pretreating, use 1 tablespoon of detergent dissolved in 1 cup of warm water.) Apply with a soft bristled brush.

Pour ⅛ cup of low-sudsing detergent into Laundromat. Add sheet, then set Suds 'N Water Saver at "Regular." Turn Control Dial to WARM (8 MIN.) in REGULAR cycle. Pull on knob to start Laundromat and allow machine to go through complete cycle.

NOTE: Line dry sheet by hanging across two parallel clothes lines.

feather pillows

1. Wash only good quality feather or down stuffed pillows. Check pillow over carefully and see that seams are well sewed and that no seams are broken. If seams are ripped, place pillow in old pillow case and baste across top.

2. To wet pillow: place in Laundromat, set Suds 'N Water Saver at "Regular." Set Wash Control Dial at 3rd deep RINSE in REGULAR CYCLE. Allow machine to complete cycle.

3. Remove pillow from Laundromat, force out all air possible, return to Laundromat.

4. To wash pillow: add ⅛ cup detergent to machine, set Wash Control Dial at "Warm," close door, start Laundromat and allow to complete cycle.

5. Remove pillow from Laundromat, fluff up, and dry 2 hours (approximately) on "Low" heat in automatic dryer.

blankets

1. If blanket binding is very soiled, make up a solution of 2 tablespoons of the detergent being used with 1 cup warm water and pretreat top of blanket with a soft bristled brush.

2. Set Suds 'N Water Saver at "Regular."

3. Add detergent to Laundromat, set Control Dial at WARM on REGULAR cycle. Start Laundromat and allow machine to fill. Stop machine.

4. Add blanket and immerse as well as possible. Close door and allow blanket to soak for 10-20 minutes depending upon soil.

5. Advance Control Dial to drain and allow cycle to continue until tub is filled with rinse water. Allow blanket to rinse for 1 minute then advance dial to final drain. Let machine complete cycle.

NOTE: It is very important not to activate a woolen blanket any more than necessary. Activation causes additional shrinkage.
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STAIN REMOVAL CHART (see download document)
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Stain

White Cottons or Linens

Washable Colored or Fine Fabrics

To remove catsup-same as Fruits, etc. To remove chlorophyll-same as Grass.
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meet your new

D-124

ELECTRIC clothes dryer
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and all its features!

1. AUTOMATIC CONTROL . . . Set according to the desired time you want the clothes to be dried.

2. FABRIC TEMPERATURE SELECTOR . . . Choice of 4 settings - REG, LOW, AIR FLUFF and WASH 'N WEAR drying.

3. LOADING DOOR . . . Can be used as loading shelf when putting clothes into or taking them out of the Dryer.

4. PORCELUX ENAMEL FINISH . . . Special Finish for extra long-lasting luster. Easy to clean.

5. SAFETY SWITCHES . . . Dryer will stop automatically when loading door is opened.

6. DIRECT AIR FLOW DRYING . . . Warm air pours directly into the tumbling clothes.

AUTOMATIC CONTROL

Turn dial to desired drying time. Dryer starts when drying time is selected. (For detailed instructions on how to select the proper drying times turn to page 17.) Machine shuts off automatically after time has elapsed.

FABRIC TEMPERATURE SELECTOR . . .

Choose from REG, LOW,

AIR FLUFF and WASH 'N WEAR heat operation. You will use the REG heat setting for most of your drying. LOW heat may be used for drying synthetic fabrics and AIR FLUFF for airing out or fluffing up garments. The WASH 'N WEAR setting is a special temperature for drying Wash 'N Wear garments under the best possible conditions. (If your Dryer is hooked up to 115 V service use only the LOW and AIR FLUFF settings.)
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How to use your dryer on 230 volt circuit

Turn Fabric Temperature Selector to desired temperature. Set Dry Selection Control to desired time clothes are to be dried. Dryer will automatically start when length of time clothes are to be dried is selected.

How to use your dryer on 115 volt circuit

Select LOW or AIR FLUFF on Fabric Temperature, turn Dry Selection Control to desired time load is to be dried.

NOTE: CLEAN DRYER BEFORE USING.

To make sure no travel dust is in your Dryer, wipe it out thoroughly, both inside and outside with a damp cloth.

SHELF DRYING (115 Volts)

Approximate Time settings for Cottons and Linens.

Maximum load (10 lbs.) ......................l to 2 hours

Average load (6 lbs.) .......................1 to l hours

Small load (3 lbs.) .........................40 to 45 minutes

DAMP DRYING (115 Volts)

Approximate Time settings for Cottons and Linens.

Maximum load (10 lbs.) ......................50 to 60 minutes

Average load (6 lbs.) .......................35 to 45 minutes

Small load (3 lbs.) .........................20 to 30 minutes

TO DRY FINE FABRICS (iis Volts)

Approximate Time settings for Nylons and Dacrons.

Small load (3 lbs.) .........................25 to 30 minutes

Nylon and Orion Sweaters .........................20 minutes

(Place 3 or 4 dry Turkish towels in the Dryer with sweaters to cushion against tumbling action.)

NOTE: Durably pleated woven Nylon or Dacron should be drip-dried; permanently pleated tricot Nylon or Dacron can be dried in the Dryer.

TO TUMBLE CLOTHES WITHOUT HEAT

Select AIR FLUFF setting.

Dried at this setting: Vinyl curtains, any plastic or plastic lined baby articles, plastic raincoats, rubber-coated fabrics.

FIVE-MINUTE, NO-HEAT PERIOD

The heater turns off during the last 5 minutes of drying time, and the clothes continue to tumble in a gradually cooling breeze.
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How to select DRYING TIMES

Drying times vary

Times given in this book are based on clothes taken from the Westinghouse Laundromat Automatic Washer and placed in a cold Dryer. Experiment with drying periods the first few times you use your Dryer. You will quickly learn to estimate drying times to suit varying conditions and the amount of moisture you prefer for ironing. Here are some of the things which affect drying times.

Kind and weight of fabric

Heavy fabrics hold more water and naturally take longer to dry. Your Dryer will work more efficiently if light-weight and heavy-weight articles are dried separately.

Size of load

Smaller loads of clothes dry faster than full loads, since they contain less water.

Temperature in drying room

Low temperatures in the room where the Dryer is located will lengthen drying time.

Wringer washers

A wringer leaves more water in clothes than a spinner type or automatic washer. Also some spin-dry operations remove more water than others.

Low voltage

Will also lengthen drying time. Call your utility company if in doubt about voltage supplied to your Dryer.

Dryer heated by previous use

Drying time will be shortened.

DO NOT OVERDRY FABRICS

Overdrying removes the natural moisture content of the fibers. Fabrics which are overdried are not as soft, strong, and wrinkle-free as they should be.

HOW TO CHECK ARTICLES FOR DRYNESS (on time dry)

Open the door of your Dryer and draw part of an article out of the Dryer and feel it. Remember, it will feel drier outside than in the warm, moist air inside the Dryer.

REMOVE CLOTHES IMMEDIATELY AFTER DRYER STOPS

Dry clothes will be far more wrinkle-free if you take them from the Dryer as soon as they are dried than if they remain in the Dryer for several hours. Don't be alarmed by lint. Lint is caused by normal wear.
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CLOTHES TO BE DAMP-DRIED FOR IRONING

Separate articles to be damp-dried from those to be completely dried. To save time, it's a good idea to do the damp-dry loads first. Your clothes will come out damp-dried, ready for immediate ironing. The clothes to be shelf-dried can be drying while you iron.

WHEN YOU DRY MIXED LOADS

When you put a load of clothes in your Dryer in which some articles are to be damp-dried and others completely dried, set Timer Dial to time for load to be damp-dried. When Dryer stops, remove articles to be ironed and reset control for additional time needed to dry rest of load. You can use any system you prefer for making up loads to be dried in your Dryer. Some homemakers find it convenient to dry clothes in loads which are made up of articles they wash together. Others prefer to sort all the washed clothes into loads that fit their ironing plans. Do not dry non-colorfast articles with white or light-colored items.

MANY ARTICLES REQUIRE NO IRONING

These articles dry so soft and wrinkle-free that they are ready to use, or to fold and put away, just as they come from your Dryer.

Lightweight Items

flannelette items coarse-woven place mats cotton socks diapers dish towels

knitted cotton garments seersucker articles washcloths

Heavier Items

bath towels and mats chenille robes and spreads corduroy articles cotton blankets flannelette robes quilts shag rugs

terry cloth garments

HOW TO LOAD CLOTHES IN YOUR DRYER

Before loading, close zippers and fasten hooks to prevent snagging garments.

HOW MUCH TO LOAD AT ONE TIME

Your Dryer holds up to 10 pounds of dry clothes depending upon type and bulk of articles. Don't overload your Dryer, because it retards the gentle tumbling action. You can estimate the dry weight of common items by this table.

3 pillowcases 1 lb. 2 to 4 children's dresses lib.
6 linen towels 1 lb. 2 or 3 women's dresses 1 lb
2 or 3 bath towels 1 lb. 6 to 8 diapers 1 lb
4 hand towels lib. 16 face cloths 1 lb
2 men's shirts 1 lb. 1 twin or sheet 1 lb
1 pair blue jeans lib. 1 double sheet l to 2 lbs.

WHEN DRYING HEAVY ITEMS

Do not put more than one very heavy item, such as a bedspread or rug, in the Dryer at one time. Good tumbling action is needed to fluff-dry these items.
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HOW TO DRY STARCHED CLOTHES

If you prefer to dry starched clothes in the Dryer, dry them separately from other clothes.

If you wish the clothes very stiff, make the starch 2 or 3 times as thick as the manufacturer recommends for heaviest starching.

For average stiffness, follow the manufacturer's directions for heaviest starching.

Starched clothes will iron more easily if completely dried and redampened.

NOTE: When clothes are dry, you may wish to wipe inside of Dryer with a damp cloth to remove any remaining starch.

Drying Non-Colorfast or Tinted Clothes.

Some clothes may leave stains on Dryer basket. To remove stains, take several cloths moistened with a solution of chlorine bleach and place in Dryer. Run Dryer in normal manner.

SOME THINGS SHOULD NEVER BE DRIED IN A DRYER

for example:

Articles just cleaned in Dry-Cleaning Solution should never be dried in the Dryer because of fire hazard.

Garments, pillows, slippers or undergarments containing foam rubber.

Cleaning cloths saturated in wax, even though washed, should not be dried in a Dryer.

If manufacturer recommends that certain acetate and rayon garments be dried away from heat, hang on line to dry.

Woolens, other than blankets. Detailed directions for drying woolen, Orion or Dynel blankets are given on pages 20 and 21.

Durably pleated dresses of woven Nylon, Dacron, Orion or Acrilan should not be dried in the Dryer. They should be drip-dried. Permanently pleated garments can be safely dried in Dryer.

Fabrics of glass or metallic fibers should not be dried in the Dryer unless recommended by manufacturer.
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HOW TO DRY

"Special" items

This new Dryer of yours is flexible. It has such accurate and varied control of both time and temperature that now you can dry the bulk of your family wash, including articles made of the many new synthetic fabrics.

To be sure, some of the articles require "special" handling, but the results are so good, the work and time saved so great, that you will find it very worthwhile to follow these instructions carefully.

TABLE LINENS

Good quality table linens should be damp-dried. If completely dried and then re-dampened, linens will not iron to as smooth and lustrous a finish.

SLIP COVERS

Make sure slip covers are washable and colorfast. Check drying occasionally and remove slip cover while it is still slightly damp. Replace on furniture immediately, smoothing seams and surfaces with your hands. You may wish to press ruffled or pleated flounces, but usually, even these can be pulled smooth as you fit slip covers on furniture.

GOOD QUALITY FEATHER OR DOWN PILLOWS

Check label to see if manufacturer recommends washing and drying pillow. Inspect seams to be sure they are securely sewed. Dry only one pillow at a time on LOW heat approximately 2 hours.

WOOLEN OR ORLON BLANKETS

Place 4 or 5 dry Turkish towels in the Dryer to cushion the blanket against tumbling action. Do not add blanket yet.

Set fabric temperature selector to "Regular" heat. Set dry selection control to 25 minutes, let Dryer heat 5 minutes with towels, then add blanket. Let Dryer complete cycle, then remove blanket immediately. Press binding if desired with iron temperature set at lowest setting.

NOTE: Drying times suggested are based on average woolen blankets washed in the Westinghouse Laundromat. If spinner or wringer on your washer extracts less water than the Laundromat, drying time will take longer.
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DYNEL BLANKETS

Set Fabric Temperature Selector to LOW heat, set Dry Selection Control to 20 minutes for large blankets and 10 minutes for baby blankets.

Be careful not to overdry Dynel. If you wish to press the blanket binding, use dry iron at lowest setting and be sure not to let iron touch the Dynel.

STUFFED TOYS

Do not wash or dry toys that are not guaranteed washable by the manufacturer.

FLEECY ORLON OR NYLON COATS

(Put 3 or 4 medium size Turkish towels in the Dryer to cushion coat against tumbling action. Dry only one coat at a time.)

230-VOLT CIRCUIT-Set Fabric Temperature Selector at WASH 'N WEAR. Dry 20-25 minutes.

115-VOLT CIRCUIT-LOW heat setting. Dry 25-30 minutes. WASHABLE SUITS OF ORLON, DACRON OR BLENDS

(WASH 'N WEAR)

After washing suit in Westinghouse Automatic Washer according to recommendations, it may be dried in the following manner:

230-VOLT CIRCUIT-Set Fabric Temperature Selector to WASH 'N WEAR temperature. Set Dry Selection Control to 25 to 30 minutes.

115-VOLT CIRCUIT-Set Fabric Temperature Selector to LOW temperature. Set Dry Selection Control to 35 to 40 minutes.

Remove suit immediately when dry. If desired, you may touch-up with steam iron.

NYLON, ORLON AND DACRON SWEATERS

230-VOLT CIRCUIT-WASH 'N WEAR Setting approximately 20 minutes.

115-VOLT CIRCUIT-LOW Setting approximately 30 minutes. Put 3 or 4 dry Turkish towels in the Dryer with the sweater to cushion the tumbling action.
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HOW TO CARE

FOR YOUR LAUNDROMAT

1. Turn water off at both faucets when you complete your washing. This prevents any strain on rubber hose which might be caused by water pressure. Of course, it will be necessary to open faucets when you next use your Laundromat.

2. To clean exterior. Simply wipe off the enamel surface and the chrome trim with a clean, damp cloth from time to time. When cleaning Laundromat keep polish away from plastic trim. Some cleaners have agents in them that affect plastic.

3. No oil or grease needed. Your Laundromat has been oiled and greased at the factory. No further lubrication is necessary.

Washing basket is self-cleaning. The tub, rinsing operations, and spinning of the basket during the extraction cycle keep the basket and tub clean and sparkling.

SAVE THE SHIPPING CLAMPS

that come with the Laundromat. They are used to anchor

the basket if machine is moved. You will need them if you

wish to change its location or move to another residence.

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR NEW DRYER

1. You can keep the cabinet exterior clean by just wiping it off regularly with a damp cloth. High-quality wax, such as you might use on your automobile, may be applied as an extra protection for the lustrous, white surface. Keep polish away from plastic trim.

2. If basket is stained from non-colorfast clothes, remove stain by tumbling a load of cloths which have been dipped in a solution of chlorine bleach and lightly wrung out.

3. Motor requires no attention-not even oiling. Lifetime lubrication is sealed in. The motor is automatically protected from overloads and burnouts.
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Here is one of the earliest issues of Tech-Talk (#7). It's main focus is the introduction of the WO-65 Frigidaire Automatic Washer.


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1950 12 13mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 Frigidaire Dryer Tech-Talk Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to the 1955 models of Frigidaire clothes dryers. Models DV-35 and DV-65.

Complete servicing, troubleshooting and wiring diagrams.
Clothes Dryers
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Frigidaire
1955 16 14mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Control-Tower Frigidaire Dryer Tech-Talk Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to the 1957 models of Frigidaire clothes dryers. Models DI-57, DD-57 and DS-57, Di-1-57.

Complete servicing, troubleshooting and wiring diagrams.
Clothes Dryers
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1957 24 22mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Service Bulletin
Here are some very notable Westinghouse Service Bulletins displaying new Agitator information, model features charts, cycle charts and specifications for Westinghouse Automatic Washers.

Also included is a 1967 Dishwasher Utility bulletin entitled "You and Your New Dishwasher" - Helpful hints to get the best results.
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Westinghouse
1969 23 20mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960s Hotpoint Washer-Dryer-Dishwasher Identifier
Here are models and images of the following Hotpoint Washers, Dryers and Dishwashers:

Automatic Washers: 1960 to 1963
Dryers: 1960 to 1963
Dishwashers: various 1958 to 1965 models
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Hotpoint
1960 31 16mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 Dexter Quick-Twin and Standard Wringer Washers Brochures
Whimsical brochures by Dexter highlight features and specifications of their Philco-made wringer washers.

Models include:
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Wringer Washers
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Dexter
1962 16 39mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Blackstone Automatic Washers 250-350 Service Manual
Complete service manual to Blackstone washers from 1954 to 1958. Models 250 and 350.


Automatic Washers
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Blackstone
1957 52 39mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Blackstone Automatic Washer Service Manual
Service manual to Blackstone Automatic washers models: WAA50, WAA60, WAC45, WAC55, WAC65 and WAC75.

Service manual claims this particular transmission design spins the tub at 680rpm which is one the better water extracting washers of the time.
Automatic Washers
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Blackstone
1960 23 17mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Appliance Manufacturer Magazine - July 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.

Of particular interest:

Very cool article on GM Frigidaire appliance designers and how they work together in an atmosphere of creativeness.

Maytag introduces their Halo-of-Heat dryer.

GE Kitchen Center wins awards for GE designers and engineers.

Surprising number of new appliances at Chicago Summer Market show.
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1957 106 140mb $12.99
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Here is a complete product catalog from Hotpoint showing their complete line of major appliances.

Photos, descriptions and detailed specifications are included.
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1977 52 83mb $9.96
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Philco Agitator Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all Philco agitator washers, pre-Automagic models.

Models include: W266, W264, W262, W268.

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

Models include: WFG-D.

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

Models include: SU80P and SU60P.

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

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

Sections include full troubleshooting, repair, how to test and wiring diagrams.
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1973 63 47mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Electrical Dealer Magazine - January 1955
Electrical Dealer Magazine is a fun magazine to read for any collector or enthusiast of vintage appliances, electronics and other vintage home products. This highly entertaining magazine covered the retail sales and merchandising areas of Major Appliances, Small Appliances, Small Electrics, Radios, Televisions and other electric home products from the mid-20th century. This was the Life and Look Magazine of the appliance world, in the same large size 10x13 format.

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

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

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

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


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


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


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1960 2 38mb $4.99
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Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1963 Frigidaire Refrigerators. Models include:

S-10-63, D-10-63, DA-12-63, D-12-63, D-14-63, FD-11-63, FDS-13T-1, FD-13T-63, FI-13T-63, FPDS-14T-1, FPD-14T-63, FPD-14B-63, FPI-14T-63, FPI-14B-63, FPI-16B-63.
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1963 124 81mb $7.99
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Complete owners manual from approximately 1965 to GE Dishwasher model SD400.


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1965 12 7mb $5.99
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Complete owners manual from approximately 1973 to GE Dishwasher model SD300-SD370 and portable dishwasher model SC670.


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1973 16 12mb $5.99
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Here is the service manual introducing the very first Velva-Power Easy Washers. The 1959 Easy Automatic Washer series Golden Regent and Riviera. Models ADK and ABK.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sections include: Full specifications, timer cycle charts, Construction, Operation, Testing, Installation, Service Diagnosis/Troubleshooting Charts, Washer Analyzer, Service Procedures, Mechanism Service, Wiring Diagrams, Cycle Sequence/Timer cam charts and Schematics, Home-Ec Talk.
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1975 96 77mb $7.99

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