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Westinghouse Porta-Vac Service Manual


Published by Westinghouse in 1954-- Here is the service manual for the Westinghouse model T-12 vacuum cleaner. Sections include Description and Specifications, Replacing and Adjusting Parts, Possible Troubles, Replacing Flexible Hose.

Number of Pages: 8
File Size: 7mb
Download Fee: $4.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 General Electric Range Use and Care Guide
Here is the complete use and care guide/owner's manual to all 1959 Electric Free-standing Ranges.

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

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

1959 GE Electric Range Service Manual
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
General Electric
1959 47 28mb $7.99
Introductory Price of $3.99


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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Kelvinator Appliances Catalog
Here is a builder catalog showing nearly all of the 1963 line of Kelvinator Home Appliances. Products include: Refrigerator-Freezers, Portable Refrigerator, Ranges, Built-In Ovens, Cooktops, Slide-in Ranges, Automatic Washers and Dryers, Dishwasher, Kelvinator Compact Kitchens, Room Air-Conditioners, Food Waste Disposer and Electric Water Heaters.


Full Catalog
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Kelvinator
1963 8 14mb $4.99
Introductory Price of $3.99


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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Hotpoint Appliances Catalog
Complete catalog of all 1963 Hotpoint major home appliances.

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

Full Catalog
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Hotpoint
1963 24 52mb $7.99
Introductory Price of $3.99


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Thumbnail Image of Download 1952-1954 Frigidaire Electric Range Tech-Talk Service and Parts Manual
Very comprehensive service manual for all 1952-1954 Frigidaire Electric Ranges. Models include:

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

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

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

Service manual includes wiring diagrams. Parts section shows all parts and part numbers. Having the manufacturers part number for the part you need is essential for doing internet/eBay searches to locate these rare, no longer available parts. In many circumstances they can be found once you know the part number. This guide is essential for anyone who has any vintage Frigidaire Range.
Ranges/Stoves
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Frigidaire
1954 195 123mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1968 Maytag Washers and Dryers Brochure
Here is a very fun and colorful brochure from Maytag showing off their "New Generation" automatic washers, dryers and wringer washers.


Automatic Washers
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Maytag
1968 16 20mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1972 Maytag Automatic Washers Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to the majority of the quintessential Maytag washers of the 1970's.

Sections include: General information and control panels, specifications, cycle charts, installation, comprehensive troubleshooting and service procedures, how to access all parts, wiring diagrams and electrical circuity.

Models include: A106, A206, A406, A606, A806, A107, A207, A407.
Automatic Washers
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Maytag
1972 97 50mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Maytag Washer and Dryer Brochure
Here is a fun brochure showing off Maytag washers and dryers from the early 1960's. Scanned at 600dpi/super high resolution for poster print quality ability.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Maytag
1963 4 39mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1966 Frigidaire Flair and Standard Wall-Oven Service Manual
Full service manual to all 1966 Frigidaire built-in Wall Ovens including Flair Wall Ovens. Complete troubleshooting, servicing instructions along with wiring diagrams.

Models include:
RBG-330K, RBG-335K, RBG-345K, RBAG-94K, RB-94K, RBG-94K, RBG-95K, RBG-97K, RBG-99K, RBTG-99K.

Ranges/Stoves
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Frigidaire
1966 88 52mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 Frigidaire Range Service and Parts Manual
Comprehensive service manual for all 1955 Frigidaire Electric Ranges including troubleshooting, service and wiring diagrams.

Also includes complete parts diagrams with breakdowns and part numbers for all 1955 Frigidaire Ranges.

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

Shows all parts and part numbers, including special accessories. Having the manufacturers part number for the part you need is essential for doing internet/eBay searches to locate these rare, no longer available parts. In many circumstances they can be found once you know the part number. This guide is essential for anyone who has any vintage Frigidaire Range.
Ranges/Stoves
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Frigidaire
1955 100 68mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download GE Appliances and Equipment
Full catalog showing all of GE's major appliance line, washers, dryers, sink/washer combo, combination washer/dryers, refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, electric ranges, water heaters, dishwashers, disposalls. Catalog also includes the other electrical items available for the home.


Full Catalog
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General Electric
1963 40 40mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Hobart Dishwashing and Food Processing Equipment
Here is a fascinating catalog of restaurant dishwashing and food processing equipment by Hobart. Home dishwashing equipment is also included at the end with the 14 Series KitchenAid dishwashers highlighted.


Full Catalog
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Hobart
1963 12 20mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Case Bathroom Fixtures Brochure
Full color brochure showing off the full line of Case Bathroom Fixtures, including toilets, bathroom and kitchen sinks and bathtubs.

The new "Look of Luxury" line. A distinctive selection of water closets, lavatories and bathtubs from the originators of one-piece water closets.
Miscellaneous
Published by:
Case
1963 8 20mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1972 Frigidaire Dishwasher J-Line Tech-Talk Service Manual
Here is the full Tech-Talk service manual for all 1965 Frigidaire Under-counter and portable dishwashers made by General Motors.

Models include:
DW-CDMT, DW-IMT, DW-CIMT, DW-DUT, DW-CDUT, DW-IUT, DW-CIUT

Specifications, Cycle charts and full servicing information included.
Dishwashers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1972 71 51mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Frigidaire Appliances Catalog
Here is the entire Frigidaire appliances line made by General Motors for 1963.

Images and full specs for every product Frigidaire produced in 1963 is included.

Appliances shown: Refrigerator/Freezers, Ranges, Flair Ranges, Built-in Ranges, Washers, Dryers, Dishwashers, Disposers, Water Heaters and Room Air Conditioners.
Full Catalog
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Frigidaire
1963 16 34mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag A407 Automatic Washer Operating Instructions and Laundering Guide
Complete operating instructions to Center Dial Maytag Washer model A407. Also included is the Laundering Guide that was packed with all Maytag washers of this era.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1974 32 59mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Merchandiser 1978 Vol 4
Here is a fascinating magazine style publication by Maytag highlighting product features and sales literature.

This issue includes:

Introducing the D309 and D409 auto-dry economy dryers.

Selling Recondition appliances.

New Dryer Feature Cards

Maytag Parts Distribution System

New Washer Installation Instructions

How to Choose and Use Laundry Detergent for Best Results in a Maytag

Energy Saving Laundry Display

How Auto-Dry Works
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Maytag
1978 24 60mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1958 Philco-Bendix Duomatic Washer-Dryer Combination Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to Philco-Bendix's last 36" large style combination washer-dryer.

Models include CE786 and CE788.

Manual includes full specifications, cycle operations charts, complete troubleshooting and servicing instructions as well as all parts and part numbers.
Combination Washer/Dryers
Published by:
Philco
1958 73 70mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959-1960 Philco-Bendix Duomatic Washer-Dryer Combination Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to Philco-Bendix's first 27" compact style combination washer-dryers.

Models include CE792, CE794, CE700, CE702, CE704, CE700U.

Manual includes full specifications, cycle operations charts, complete troubleshooting and servicing instructions.
Combination Washer/Dryers
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Philco
1960 137 118mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Appliance Manufacturer Magazine - April Home Laundry Issue
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:

Speed Queen redesigns it's coin-op washers with 14 distinct changes.

Norge changes automatic washers cabinets to zinc clad steel.

Packaged laundry centers by Westinghouse and Hotpoint. Including a Westinghouse Laundromat and sink combo built right over the washer.

Hotpoint drying cabinet.

Hotpoint's high controls and automatic bulk bins that dispense detergent, bleach and softener automatically! I'm not sure if any of these came into full production.
Trade Publications
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Appliance Manufacturer
1960 140 60mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 General Electric Automatic Washer Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to the 1959 line of GE Automatic Washing Machines.

Models Include:
WA-950S, WA-855S, WA-850S, WA-855S, WA-650S, WA-450S
Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1959 33 27MB $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 General Electric Clothes Dryer Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to the 1959 line of GE Dryers.

Models Include:
DA-920S, DA-820S, DA-620S, DA-420S
Clothes Dryers
Published by:
General Electric
1959 21 23MB $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 Frigidaire Self-Cleaning Electric Range Tech-Talk Service Manual
In 1965 Frigidaire introduced their very first self-cleaning oven called the Electra-Clean. This is the comprehensive service manual for these first early ranges.

Models include:
RDE-38J and RCIE-39J

Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1960 40 31mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Frigidaire Refrigerator Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to repairing and restoring all 1957 Frigidaire household refrigerators.

Models covered:

Super
SA-81-57
S-80-57
S-104-57
S-124-57

Super Cycla-matic
FS-101-57

De Luxe Cycla-matic
FD-101-57
FD-102-57
FD-120-57

Imperial Cycla-matic
FI-120-57
FI-121-57

Cold-Pantry Cycla-matic
CP-123-57
CP-141-5
Refrigerators/Freezers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1957 60 36mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Blackstone Automatic Washer 350 Owners Manual
Complete owners manual and operating instructions pack with every Blackstone model 350 washer in the mid 1950's.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Blackstone
1957 28 22mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1942-1952 Frigidaire Electric Range Parts Catalog
Complete parts listing for all 1942 to 1952 Frigidaire Ranges.

Models include: A 6-42, Al-6, B 10-42. B 15-42, B-17. B-17-LL. B-17, BI-17C, B50-42, B 60-42, Bl-60, B 70-42, BC 5-42, BC 6-42, B 50-42, B 60-42, Bl-60, B70-42, BC5-42, BC 6-42, RK-3, RK-3D, RK-3S, RK-4, RK-4D, RK-10, RK-20, RK-205, RK-40, RK-60, RK-70, R-15, R-17, RM-10, RM-17, RM-3, RM-4, RM-27, RM-30, RM-35, RM-65, RM-45, RL-45, RM-75, RO-10, RO-20, RO-20-2, RO-30, RO-35, RO-30-2, RO-35-2, RO-10-2, RO-12, RO-15-S, RO-40, RO-40-2, RO-50, RO-50-2, RO-60, RO-60-2, RO-70, RO-70-2.

Shows all parts and part numbers, including special accessories. Having the manufacturers part number for the part you need is essential for doing internet/eBay searches to locate these rare, no longer available parts. In many circumstances they can be found once you know the part number. This guide is essential for anyone who has any 1938 to 1952 Frigidaire Range.
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1952 179 66mb $7.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download In-Sink-Erator Reversing Action Disposer Brochure
"TWO-DIRECTIONAL SHREDDING!"

Here is a brochure highlighting the In-Sink-Erator Food Waste Disposer from the early 1950s. Complete images, specifications and installation information included. This is from a time when In-Sink-Erator an independent company and was made by the In-Sink-Erator Manufacturing Company - Racine, WI.
Food Waste Disposers
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In-Sink-Erator
1951 4 5mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Beautiful 1958 GE Wall Mounted Refrigerator-Freezer Brochure
Here is a great brochure with beautiful illustrations and full specifications for GE's very popular wall mounted refrigerator-freezer.

Eye-Level Accessibility. Just reach in a pick out the foods you want. Fresh and frozen foods are easy to see...easy to reach without stooping or bending!
Refrigerators/Freezers
Published by:
General Electric
1958 2 3mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Use and Care of the Hotpoint Electric Range
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions that was packed with every 1949 Hotpoint Electric range with push-button controls.


Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Hotpoint
1949 16 14mb $7.99
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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
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Maytag
1983 34 42mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Operating Instructions and The Basic Dryer Book
Owners Manual, Operating Instructions, Installation Instructions for Whirlpool top of the line Imperial Mark XII dryers Models LPE 992-0-9 and LPI 992-1-9.


Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1966 16 17mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Washer and Dryer Brochure
Brochure for GE Washer WWA5400P, Electric Dryer DDE5200P and Gas Dryer DDG5283P.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1972 4 4mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 Frigidaire Electric Range and Flair Range Tech-Talk Service Manual
Very comprehensive service manual for all 1964 J-Line Frigidaire Electric Ranges including Flair Models. Flair range service information begins on page R-141. Service manual includes wiring diagrams for all models listed.

Freestanding Models include: RSA-30J, RS-30J, RD-3SJ, RDG-38J, RD-39J, RCDG-39J, RS-10J, RDD-15J , RD-20J, RDD-20J, RD-71J, RCDG-55J, RCIG-75J.

Flair Ranges: RCD-630J, RCI-635J, RCI-645J

Looking for the replacement parts catalog for your Frigidare Flair Range, please see this manual: Frigidaire Flair Parts Catalog
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1965 104 79mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The Last of the Westinghouse Slant-Front Washers and Dryers
Here are wonderful brochures for the last year Westinghouse made their slant-front front loading washers and dryers. While the slanted tub models ended in the late 1950s, Westinghouse still kept making the front of the cabinet slanted into the 1960s. Brochures have beautiful images and illustrations along with complete control panel views and specifications for all models available.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Westinghouse
1963 14 14mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 General Electric Range-Cooktop-Oven Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1956 General Electric Cooking Appliances, Electric Ranges, Built-in Ovens and Cooktops.

N line (1956) models include: J243, J244, J245, J367, J400, J403, J405, J402, J408, J501, J502, J551, J552

Sections on servicing include:

CONVENTIONAL RANGES:
Appliance Outlet
Automatic Unit
Backsplasher
Cooktop
Fluorescent Light
Grill
Handles
Meat Thermometer
Nomenclature
Oven Door
Oven Door Hinge Supports
Oven Lamp
Oven Liner
Oven Switch
Oven Thermostat
Oven Units
Oven Vents
Storage Drawers
Summary of Features
Surface Units
Surface Unit Switches...
Switch Trim
Timer
Timer Trim
Wiring Diagrams

BUILT-In OVENS:
Custom Oven
Grounding
Nomenclature
Oven Door
Oven Light
Oven Liner
Oven Units and Contacts
Oven Vents
Summary of Features
Wiring Diagram

COOKTOPS:
Conduit Plug
Conduit Receptacle
Cooktop
Grounding
Method of Mounting
Nomenclature
Summary of Features
Surface Unit Switches..
Trim Frame
Wiring Diagram

If you are looking for the owners manual for these ranges, it can be found here: 1956 General Electric Range Owners Manual
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
General Electric
1956 51 34mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Automatic Washer Instruction Book
Complete owners manual and operating instructions for the Maytag Automatic Washer model 101P.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1955 36 16mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Kelvinator Washer Service Manual - 1953
Here is the complete service manuals to all 1953 and 1954 Kelvinator automatic washers. Models include AW and AWG. Sections include:

Installation Instructions
Mechanical Operation
Electrical Components
Mechanical Parts And Their Replacement
Oiling And Greasing
Service Diagnosis
Specifications
Soaps, Detergents And Water Conditioners

Automatic Washers
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Kelvinator
1953 36 28mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire Service Tech-Talk 1955 Dishwashers
When Frigidaire introduced it's first dishwasher in '55 they produced this comprehensive service manual. Includes images, cycle chart and full specifications for each model, complete descriptions of how the machine works and complete service information for entire machine. Models included: DWV-8U, DWV-8F, DWV-8P.


Dishwashers
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Frigidaire
1955 40 31mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1986 White-Westinghouse Dishwasher Service Manual
Complete service manual to all 1986 White-Westinghouse dishwashers. Models include:

SU210JXC1, SU770JXR1, SU330JXR1, SU980JXR1, SU550JXR1 and SC560JXR1.

Sections include:
Safety, Introduction, Full Control Panel Views, Warranty, Specifications, Installation, Product Operation, Systems Operation, Service Diagnosis, Functional Components and Parts, Wiring Diagrams and Home Ec Talk.
Dishwashers
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Westinghouse
1986 53 44mb $5.28
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Thumbnail Image of Download Whirlpool Combination Washer-Dryer Service Manual
This document is two very comprehensive service manuals in one. Both are for the early Whirlpool combination washer-dryer machines, 1957 through 1960 models (31" cabinet). These manuals are also valid for the mechanical sections of the early Sears Kenmore combo's as well. There are two manuals in one document because the first is for the electric models and the second is for the gas models.

Sections Include:
Model Specifications
A. 1957 MODELS
B. 1958/59 MODELS
C. 1960 MODELS

Pre-Delivery and Installation
A. PRE- DELIVERY REQUIREMENTS
B. INSTALLATION PROCEDURE
C. INSTRUCTIONS TO USER
D. MOVING PREPARATION

Description of Operation
A. ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
B. WATER SYSTEM
C. AIR FLOW SYSTEM
D. CYLINDER DRIVE SYSTEM
E. CYCLE OF OPERATION
F. WIRING DIAGRAMS

Trouble Diagnosis and Checking Procedures

Service Procedures

Service Parts Lists

Combination Washer/Dryers
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Whirlpool
1960 93 66mb $7.92
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Cosco Product Catalog
Here is a full color catalog highlighting all of the Cosco line. We still see many of these vintage products today at estate sales and antique stores in wonderful shape which shows the high quality of Cosco products. Catalog includes: baby cribs, bar stools and step stools, tables and carts, card tables and chairs, hi-chairs, strollers, etc.


Miscellaneous
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Cosco
1960 14 19mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Frigidaire Appliances Catalog
Here is the entire Frigidaire appliances line made by General Motors for 1963.

Images and full specs for every product Frigidaire produced in 1963 is included.

Appliances shown: Refrigerator/Freezers, Ranges, Flair Ranges, Built-in Ranges, Washers, Dryers, Dishwashers, Disposers, Water Heaters and Room Air Conditioners.
Full Catalog
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Frigidaire
1963 16 34mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 Philco Washer, Dryer and Combination Line
Brochure showing all 7 Philco "Predicta" style laundry appliances Philco produced for '59. Includes images and specifications for each machine.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Philco
1959 4 6mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 General Electric Range and Oven Owners Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1955 General Electric Cooking Appliances, Electric Ranges, Built-in Ovens and Cooktops.

Models include: J-245M, J-244M, J-405M, J-403M, J-402M, J-408M, J-501M, J-551M.

Sections Include: Introduction, Facts and Features, Know your Range, Care of your new GE Range, How to Replace Surface Lights, Features, Surface Cooking Tips, Pushbutton Cooking, Using the Automatic Calrod Unit, Simple Guide to Deep Fat Frying, How to Use Oven Timer, Baking Electrically, Two-Oven Cooking, Roasting Meats, Broiling, Oven Meals and Recommended Recipes.

If you are looking for the service manual for these ranges, it can be found here: 1955 GE Range Service Manual
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
General Electric
1955 108 88mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download No Matter What You Wash and Wear You’ll Feel Like A Queen
Complete Owners manual and operating instructions to Frigidaire's middle and bottom of the line automatic washers for 1960. Custom Deluxe, Deluxe and Super models, including suds-saver models.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1960 32 17mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1988 Magic Chef Dishwasher Brochure
Full brochure highlighting all of GE made Magic Chef dishwashers for 1988. "Exclusive Touch-Pad Control and Super Scrub that cleans baked on soil from pots and pans". Images and specifications for each machine.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Magic Chef
1988 6 6mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hotpoint Automatic Dishwasher Brochures
Brochures and spec shets highlighting the entire 1961 Hotpoint Dishwaser Line


Dishwashers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1961 10 22mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire Refrigeration Component Diagnosis
Here is a wonderful refrigeration primer for anyone interested in fixing or restoring vintage refrigerators. Manual goes into the full explanations of how to determine if the systems are working perfectly and how to troubleshoot what is wrong if they are somehow not working properly.

Sections include:
TABLES
I Capacitor Test Wattage at Various Test Voltages
II Designations of Fluorocarbon Refrigerants
III Performance Data
IV Performance Data
V Vapor Pressure, PSIG
VI Refrig0Plate Temperatures
VII DrierFilter and Compressor Line Connector Kits
VIII RAC Typical Capacity Table

COMPONENT DIAGNOSIS
Forward
Safety
Procedure on Initial Service Call
Refrigeration Performance Complaints
Diagnosis Chart
Proper Use of VoltWattmeter
Proper Use of Compressor Test Cord with Wattmeter
RI CompressorElectrical Check
Checking Capacitors

REFRIGERATION SYSTEM
Evaporator
Compressor
Condenser
DrierFilter
Precaution Against Using Alcohol in Refrigeration Systems
Capillary Line
REFRIGERANTS
Care and Use of Refrigerant Drums
First Aid Treatment
PROCEDURE FOR INSTALLING PRESSURE GAUGES
Operating Pressure Test Procedure

SYSTEM PRESSURES
Use of Different Refrigerants
One Line of Products vs Another
Heat Load
Ambient or Room Temperature
Condenser
Refrigerant Charge
Incorrect Refrigerant Charge, Overcharge
Incorrect Refrigerant Charge, Shortage
Symptoms of a Refrigerant Shortage
Restriction
Air in the System
Inefficient Compressor
Refrigerant Oil
Burnt Oil Check

CYCLAMATIC SYSTEM
LEAK TEST PROCEDURE
EVACUATION PROCEDURE
RECHARGE PROCEDURE
COMPONENT REPAIR
Precautions
O-Ring Fittings
Soldering Procedure
Solders Soft
Solder Hard
Solder Making A Joint
General (Soldering)
Silver Soldering

COMPONENT REPLACEMENT OF COMPRESSORS OTHER THAN
FRIGIDAIRE RI COMPRESSORS
INSTRUCTIONS IN THE USE AND CARE OF THE VALVE CORE
ACCESS TOOL
ROOM AIR CONDITIONERS
Service Diagnosis and Testing
Thermostat Analysis Short
Cycling Condition Iced
Coil Condition Cool
Ambient Operation
Low Voltage
High Voltage
Motor Protector
Compressor
Fan and Blower Alignment
Fan Motor Oiling
Checking Capacity
Component Replacement
Component Refrigerant Line Connections
Compressor Replacement
Evaporator and Condenser Replacement
DrierFilter Installation
Charging Procedure Leak
Test

Refrigerators/Freezers
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Frigidaire
1973 53 42mb $7.99
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Here is a beautiful catalog highlighting the entire NuTone Built-In product line for 1962. Products include: Hood-Fans, Ventilation Accessories, Exhaust Fans, Bathroom Heaters, Heater Ventalators, Door Bells and Chimes, built-in Stereo systems, built-in Intercom systems, Intercom Radio, Built-in Barbeques and the famous NuTone Built-in Kitchen Counter Food Center!


Small Appliances
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NuTone
1961 16 $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire Dryer Parts Catalog
Here is the complete parts catalog which includes detailed illustrations of the order of assembled parts, their descriptions and original Frigidaire part numbers.

Models include all Hamilton made Frigidaire Dryers (TJ-60, TJ-60E, TJ-61, TO-60, T0-61) and the first Frigidaire Filtrator Dryer (TR-60).
Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1952 30 12mb $4.99
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The GE Review was an engineering magazine created to report on the advances of technology of the time, including advances in Home Appliances.

Articles in July 1952 issue...


Editorial: The Fourth of July

New Switchgear Laboratory Goes into Operation
Late last month on the flatlands of southwest Philadelphia, GE’s new high-capacity switchgear development laboratory was officially dedicated. With Company spokesmen looking ahead to an annual U.S. power consumption of possibly a trillion kw-hrs by 1965—more than triple the amount now being used—the new laboratory will aid in the development of switch- gear of higher ratings to keep pace with this phenomenal growth. continued…

Engineering the Automatic Washer
The automatic clothes washer is a simple device—to the housewife. She throws in the laundry, sets a control dial, and goes about her telephoning. A short time later she removes the laundry—washed and damp-dried.

Simply stated, the function of a domestic washing machine is to get the laundry clean, rinse out the detergent, and extract most of the water. For a third of the century these operations were performed with a machine in which the laundry was manually lifted from the tub and fed through a water- extraction device. Most of these devices were wringers, powered by the washing- machine motor. A limited number were the centrifugal-extraction type using the same or a separate tub. continued…

Stopping Ships
Even with modern navigating and communication aids there are times when things get out of hand and a collision ol ships appears imminent. The need for meeting this situation—rare though it may he—has an influence on the design of ships’ power plants.

Most large and fast ships are powered bv a steam turbine that drives the propeller through suitable gearing and shafting. The astern power that is used for stopping a ship is provided by a comparatively small separate section of the main turbine. The question immediately arises as to why the astern element can’t be given the same power as the ahead element. Well, it can. The simplest arrangement would he another turbine of the same size geared to drive the propeller backwards. continued…

Ferromagnetography
Contrary to general belief printing did not originate with Gutenberg; to the ancient Chinese belongs the credit. They made engravings—used mainly for printing on silk cloth—by carving figures out of wooden blocks. Later, around 1120 BC. they introduced wooden blocks of movable type.

Modern printing, on the other hand, began in the middle ages—about the year 1423. It was during this period that Johann Gutenberg, a German stonemason, had the idea of printing with movable type. So he set about his skill, cutting alphabets out of small wooden blocks to be used for typesetting. A friend advised him to use metal instead of wood, since it wouldn’t wear out so easily. This he did. As you can imagine, this task required many years and a large expenditure of money. He financed his operations by borrowing money on the type he’d already completed. Then, to prove to his creditors and the many cynics the worth of his efforts, he completely reproduced the Bible in print. continued…

Cool Breezes — Story of the Electric Fan
Fans preceded written history by many centuries. Some of the most ancient known fans were those of the Chinese dating back to 3000 BC. And ceremonial fans were used in 1700 BC by the reigning monarchs of Egypt and Assyria. Some thousand years later the "punkah" —a hand-swung lightweight ceiling-suspended fan—was introduced in India, and even today is still in use there.

From exquisitely made folding tans of the Japanese, followed by 17th century Paris creations of surpassing beauty, we come to the practical palm-leaf type and simpler folding fans of grandmother’s day.

It’s not possible to give the exact age of the electric fan—the youngest member of the ancient family of fans. But the earliest record of a U.S. patent awarded for an electric fan was in 1854. This was a ceiling-suspended assembly of several large fan blades, each hinged along one edge to a horizontal rotating arm driven by a battery-operated motor. Arms on the blades struck projections causing the blades to vibrate and thus agitate the air. continued…

Longer Life for Dry-type Transformers
Improvements in dry-type power transformers and their insulations is a good example of how electrical engineers are continually making progress in lengthening the life span of electric equipment and increasing its endurance to higher temperatures.

For many years insulations known as Class A were about the only ones available to the transformer designer. These insulations consisted of materials such as cotton, silk, or paper—impregnated with organic varnishes to give them additional mechanical and electrical strength. They were used in a medium of mineral oil or air. Such insulations were relatively inexpensive but a maximum allowable temperature limit of 105 C was necessary for reasonable life. continued…

The G10 Germanium Rectifier
In 1886 a German chemist by the name of Alexander Winkler found an unknown metal sulfide and isolated the element which he called germanium. It has a shiny metallic appearance, is extremely hard and brittle, and is recovered as a by-product in the smelting and refining of zinc ores.

Because germanium falls into group four of the periodic table, it has some of the chemical characteristics of the elements on either side of it. Germanium is both an electrical conductor and an electrical insulator, depending on its temperature, and is classed as a semiconductor. continued…

Nylon for Bearings and Gears
Although nylon is generally associated with such decorative items as stockings and sweaters, we have found that its versatility extends well into the fields of bearings, gears, and other workaday applications.
Nylon is tough at low7 temperatures, is resistant to abrasion, has strength in thin sections, is light in weight, has certain self-lubricating qualities, and is resistant to many chemicals. Properties are given in the table on the opposite page. Exact characteristics and specifications can be found in the literature put out by the manufacturers of nylon molding powders.

Bearing Tests - Of interest to design engineers is published data that shows the effect of wear on nylon when used as a bearing material. Results of tests using nylon against nylon, steel, and brass under various loads and speeds, and with various lubricants, are given on page 35. As you may suspect, the lowest rates of wear are found when nylon is run against nylon in a dry condition, as well as when nylon is run against steel lubricated with SAE 10 oil. When nylon is rubbed against brass, the metal flakes off and contaminates the hearing surface. continued…

The Unit Cost of Light
There’s more to figuring the cost of a lighting system than adding up the prices of fixtures, installation, and electricity. A tabulation of over-all annual costs that the customer may expect to pay appeals to the businessman, because it is expressed in his own language. Rut further analytical cost studies of operating and maintenance methods and lamp efficiencies may show you the way to worth-while savings or better lighting for the same expenditure.

To help you along this economic pathway a relatively simple formula has been devised. It is referred to as the "unit cost of light” method. In its most flexible form it deals with the raw light as generated by the lamps in just one fixture. Then, once the unit cost of light in dollars per million lumen hours is known, you can easily apply it to a specific installation if over-all costs are also desired. continued…

Added Kick for Turbojet Engines
Getting an 80-ton airplane into the air in a matter of seconds is no easy job. The problem is one of providing more than normal maximum thrust or "kick” at take-off. In the case of B-45 and B-47 jet bombers, their power plants (J-47 turbojet engines—one is shown on the adjacent page) were equipped with combustion-chamber water-alcohol injection systems for augmenting thrust.

Variations of these systems boost the take-off thrust from 15 to 25 percent or higher. As a result, heavy jet-powered aircraft can take off from minimum- length runways with maximum safety. continued…

Are We Ready for Railroad Electrification in the U. S.? .
Admittedly, widespread electrification in I lie United States is not just around the corner. Rut there is an element in the cost of railroad electrification and in the success of operation through the ensuing years that can not be settled too soon. This all-important factor is standardization. And standardization is so important primarily because it permits repetitive manufacture. Standardization, of course, offers other advantages that may be more familiar, but every day brings new evidence that a custom-designed article built in a job shop cannot compete with a highly engineered item produced under conditions of repetitive manufacture.

It is time for all who may have a hand in railroad electrification in the United States to start sifting out the alternatives and to find agreement on what may be the standard system of electrification in this country. Let us speak briefly about the prospects of electrification and [hen expand the theme of standardization. continued…

A Brightening Outlook - When will we see railroad electrification resumed in the United States? The answer depends largely on costs, with the cost of fuel or energy being a big part of the expense of locomotive operation.

When we compare the cost of diesel fuel with the cost of purchased electric power at the figures current today, we find them roughly equivalent. We are speaking, of course, of gallons of fuel oil or kilowatt-hours of electricity at the locomotive. As long as power costs in these two forms are even approximately equal, it is obvious that the diesel- electric locomotive with its lower investment is the correct answer for new installations. At the same time this approximate equality tells us that extensive electrified systems already installed should continue to be operated. continued…

New Safeguard for Protective Coatings
You can best define a plastics material as a synthetic organic substance. At some stage of production it’s plastic— capable of being shaped; or liquid— capable of being cast. Furthermore, it’s either thermoplastic or thermosetting. If thermoplastic, it softens under heat and can he remolded. If thermosetting, it sets under heat and can’t be remolded.

Phenolic materials are thermosetting plastics. And from practically the outset of the industry they’ve enjoyed an ever- expanding market. They take many and various forms. Probably the most familiar to you are radio cabinets, telephone handsets, buttons, tube bases, mechanical parts, and so on. continued…

Dollar-sign Engineering
The photo sequence beginning on the next page will show you how a value analyst operates—step by step—on a typical project. Here, it’s the timer for the automatic clothes washer. Because space doesn't permit us to show the results of the analysis on every part of the timer, we have selected one part as being typical. (In the actual project more than 30 individual parts of the timer were analyzed for value.)

It should be emphasized that nothing was wrong with the timer when we approached the Value Analysis Unit and requested a survey. The timer operated satisfactorily and costs were in line with similar products. But. as is the case with far-sighted management, they wanted to see if it wasn’t possible to further eliminate any unnecessary costs. continued…

Moisture vs Rubber Insulation
Although rubber compounds are used to waterproof such everyday items as overshoes, raincoats, and garden hoses, rubber compounds in general can’t be considered waterproof when used as an insulation for wire and cable.

What works on raincoats may not work on cables—the basic differences are: length of exposure; effect of moisture on the electrical properties. Cables insulated with rubber compounds must withstand years of continual exposure with a consequent absorption of moisture. And moisture absorption has proved to be a contributing factor in cable failures. continued…
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1952 58 61mb $5.99

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