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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961-1973 General Electric Perforated Tub Automatic Washer Technical and Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive 407 page Technical and Service manual to all GE automatic washers with the Perforated Tub and Filter-Flo made from 1961 through 1973. A great reference and a must for any GE washer collector.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1973 407 146mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965-1977 GE Automatic Washer Parts Catalog
An important document to have for any GE washer collector is this full catalog showing parts diagrams and part numbers of almost all GE washers produced from 1965-1977.

Having the manufacturers original 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.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1977 422 142mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1953 Bendix Duomatic Washer-Dryer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to the very first combination washer-dryer ever produced. Full features, troubleshooting and service information included. Model: CCR


Combination Washer/Dryers
Published by:
Bendix
1953 102 35mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1950-1951 Frigidaire Range Sales Literature Brochure
Here is an absolutely beautifully illustrated Frigidaire range book highlighting the 1950/1951 O-Line models of Frigidaire ranges. Full feature descriptions and images of all ranges Frigidaire ranges available in the early 1950's.

58 pages scanned at high resolution for a beautiful document.

Models include: RO-70, RO-60, RO-50, RO-40, RO-20, RO-10, RO-35, RO-30, RM-3 and RM-4.
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1951 58 164mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1968-1972 Hotpoint Automatic Washer Technical and Service Manual
Here is the complete technical and service information binder for all solid-tub Hotpoint automatic washers from the late 1960s thru the end of this design in 1973.

A in-depth look at the Hotpoint Duo-Tub system is included.

Models highlighted:
WLW1020L
WLW11OOL
WLW11OOL
WLW1600L
WLW1600L
WLW1600U
WLW1600U
WLW1630L
WLW1630L
WLW1630U
WLW2020L
WLW2020L
WLW2100L
WLW2400L
WLW2400U
WLW2600L
WLW2600U
WLW2600U
WLW2600U
WLW2620L
WLW2620L
WLW2620L
WLW2620U
WLW2620U
WLW2625U
WLW2630L
WLW2630L
WLW2630L
WLW2630U
WLW2630U
WLW4800L
WLW4800L
WLW480SL
WLW4820L
WLW4820L
WLW4830L
WLW4830L
WLW4900L
WLW4900L
WLW4950L
WLW5000L
WLW5000L
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1973 163 56mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1985 General Electric Built-In Dishwasher Brochures
Here are some brochures by GE for their mid 1980s dishwashers. Images and specifications included.

Models include:
GSD2800D
GSD2600D
GSD2200D
GSD900D
GSD600D
GSD400D
Dishwashers
Published by:
General Electric
1985 10 8mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download GM Engineering Journal - The Frigidaire Rollermatic Washer
Here is a fascinating look at the design and implementation of the Frigidaire Rollermatic washer. 13 pages of this issue are dedicated to the design, testing and development of one of Frigidaire's longest lasting washer transmission.

Other articles include:
How the Loudness of Sound is Determined When Evaluating Electric

Absorption Spectroscopic Analyses of Rubber Materials

Short Range Telemetry System Provides Test Data on Rotating Parts

Patent Searching
Trade Publications
Published by:
Frigidaire
1965 44 44mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Use and Care Guide for Westinghouse Top Loading Washer LAJ450
Here is the complete Use and Care guide to Westinghouse Automatic Washer LAJ450.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1969 20 16mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 Whirlpool Automatic Dishwasher Service Manual
Here is the service manual that includes Whirlpool's very first own dishwasher design. The original Whirlpool dishwashers were D&M models, but Whirlpool introduced their own design of dishwasher in '59 that was of the spray-arm design.

Models included in this service manual include:

Whirlpool First Spray-Arm Dishwashers:
FU60, FU60-1, FU60-2, FU70, FU70-R, FU70-1.

Portable Top-Loading D&M Impeller Models:
FP20, FP20-1, FP50, FP50-1



Dishwashers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1959 44 21mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1966 Westinghouse Builders Catalog
Here is the complete builders catalog showing off Westinghouse products for 1966.

Items shown:
Refrigerators
Space King Twins & Freezers
Built-in Ovens
Continental Ranges & Platforms
Free Standing & Slide-in Ranges
Built-in Dishwashers
Water Heaters
Compact Kitchens
Food Waste Disposers
Heavy Duty Automatic Washers, Electric and Gas Dryers
Coin-Operated Washer and Dryer
Cabinets for Kitchen and Laundry
Commercial Institutional Host Products
Type Y Year Round Air Conditioning System
Room Air Conditioners
Total Comfort System Cooling
Heat Pump & Electric Heating
Filtering & Dehumidifying
Commercial & Residential Lighting
Distribution Transformers
Elevators
Micarta® Countertops
Full Catalog
Published by:
Westinghouse
1966 32 26mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 Hotpoint Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to all 1959 Hotpoint Automatic Washers.

Models include: W910, LW930, LW950, LW9506, LW970, LW990.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1959 36 67mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963-1964 Frigidaire Commercial Washer Service Manual
Here is the service manual to the very last Frigidaire washer with the Unimatic transmission. This was a unique machine as it still utilized the Unimatic with the new larger 12lb tub. The 1964 version was also produced with the new Deep-Action agitator.

Models include: WCOF and WCOF-LP (LP = "less pump" for the gravity drain model).
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1963 80 108mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1949 ABC-O-Matic Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the service manual produced by the Altofer Brothers Company for their very first automatic washer, the model 50.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
ABC-O-Matic
1949 45 39mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1953 General Electric Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the service manual for GE's K line of automatic washers. Models include: WA650K1 and WA450K1.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1953 35 16mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1958 Maytag Commercial Washer and Dryer Service and Parts Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to the very first Maytag coin-operated commercial washers and dryers. Models covered: 123CM, 66CM and 76CM.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Maytag
1958 136 175mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 Philco Duomatic Owners Manual
Full owners manual packed with every 1961 Philco Duomatic electric combination washer/dryer. Models include: CE-716 and CE-714.


Combination Washer/Dryers
Published by:
Philco
1961 56 45mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1971 Frigidaire Commercial Washer Service Manual
Here is the first and comprehensive service manual introducing the completely redesigned Frigidaire coin-operated washers. Two models include WCS-M which is the first larger capacity, perforated tub Frigidaire commercial washer rated at 16lb as the fill level was set only to bottom of the last agitator cone. The other model WCDS-M which is the last of the Frigidaire solid tub washers, which is a solid-tub set in the 1/18 outer tub with the 1/18 transmission and suspension system.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1971 92 145mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1995 Frigidaire Laundry Appliances Brochure
Here is a full brochure showing off the WCI made Frigidaire line of automatic washers and dryers from the mid 1990's.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1995 0 41mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1972 Hotpoint Dishwasher Use and Care Guide
Here is the use and care guide to the 1972 line of Hotpoint Dishwashers.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1972 16 17mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1958 Hotpoint Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1958 Hotpoint automatic washers. 1958 was the first year Hotpoint introduced their new Co-Axial transmission.

Models include:
10LW40, 10LW43, 10LW44, 10LWS44, 10LW45, 10LWW45
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1958 40 91mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1987 Gibson Washers and Dryers Brochure
Sales literature brochure for the 1987 line of Gibson washers and dryers.

Models include:
WASHER: WA28F2WT WA28M2WT WA28M4WT WA28M6WT
DRYER: DE/DG28T3WT DE/DG28ASWT DE/DG28A7WT
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Gibson
1987 8 19mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1935-1955 Easy Spin-Dryer Washer Parts Catalog
Here is a fascinating look at the early history of the Easy Spin-Dryer washers from what appears to be the very first model all the way through the mid 1950's. Different wash methods and agitators were designed as well as solid tub and perforated tub spinners.


Twin Tub Washers
Published by:
Easy
1955 107 78mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1954-1955 Norge Automatic Washer Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to the '54 and '55 line of Norge automatic washers.

Models include: AW-450, AW-452, AW-420, AW-410, AW-405 and AW-423.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Norge
1954 33 23mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1969 Norge Automatic Washer Owners Manual
Here is the complete Use and Care guide along with the Washing Guide for Norge automatic washer model AWK1820.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Norge
1969 48 57mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1949-1950 General Electric Heating Appliances Catalog
Here is a beautifully illistrated catalog showing many of General Electric's small appliances including Triple Beat Mixers, Coffee Makers, Toasters, Irons, Automatic Roasters, Waffle Makers and Sandwich Grills.


Small Appliances
Published by:
General Electric
1949 25 90mb $8.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 Kelvinator Food-a-Rama Brochure
Here is a wonderful brochure highlighting the 1955 Kelvinator Food-a-Rama Refrigerator-Freezer. Full images and specifications included.



Refrigerators/Freezers
Published by:
Kelvinator
1956 4 6mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid 15 Series Dishwasher Brochure
Beautiful brochure from Hobart highlighting the 15 series dishwashers, built-ins, front and top loading portables and sink-combos. This brochure shows off the introduction of KitchenAid's new "4-Way Sweep" wash system. "Beautiful New Styling, Big, Versatile Capacity, New 4-Way Wash, New Drying Action, New Sanitizing Protection, New Filtering, Complete New Line".


Dishwashers
Published by:
KitchenAid
1966 6 5mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Operating Instructions for Lady Kenmore Electronic Sensor Dryer
Operating Instructions and feature explanation, includes operating the Air Freshener.


Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Kenmore
1966 4 2mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Operating Instructions and The Laundry Primer
Owners Manual and Operating Instructions for Whirlpool washers Models LPA 5500; LPA 5505 (with SUDS-MISER® system )


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1966 22 26mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Use and Care / Westinghouse Laundromat Automatic Washer
Owners manual and operating instructions to Westinghouse Laundromat model L-9.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1956 36 20mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Whirlpool Automatic Washer Operating Instructions
Complete Use & Care Guide and Operating Instructions packed with Whirlpool washer models: LWA7700 and Suds-Miser Model LWA-7705.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1970 24 32mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Kenmore Automatic Washer, Dryer, Combination and Wringer Models
Service supplement showing many of the 1967 Kenmore washer,dryer, wringer washer and combination washer-dryer models along with a description of features for each machine. Also includes information on the new large capacity washer as well as operating instructions for all dryers in the '67 line.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Kenmore
1967 28 16mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download They Wash and Dry Clothes the Way You Want, That's the Difference
Wonderful full brochure/book for the 1978 line of Whirlpool full size and portable washers and dryers.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1978 16 11mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Apex Fold-a-Matic Brochure
Here is the brochure for Apex's Mangle Ironer the "Fold-a-Matic. Full images and specifications included.


Ironers
Published by:
Apex
1953 2 3mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download GE Washers and Dryers
Full brochures with images, features and specifications for full size GE Filter-Flo automatic washers, automatic dryers and portable washers and dryers.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
General Electric
1985 8 8mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 Westinghouse Roll-About Dishwashers Owners Manual
Here is a rare find, complete owners manual to the Westinghouse portable top-loading dishwashers of the late 1950s.

Models include: PDW-103 and PDW-102.
Dishwashers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1959 20 13mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 Maytag Automatic Washer Brochures
Beautiful sales literature highlighting early 60's Maytag Automatic washers. Models include the 160, 142, 126 and 124. Full specifications for each model detailed.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1961 8 17mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 General Electric Built-In Oven and Cooktop Range Service Manual and Parts Catalog
Here is the comprehensive service manual and parts catalog (with part numbers) to all 1959 GE Built-in Ovens and Cooktops.

S line (1959) models include:
J720S, J722S, J724S, J750S, J752S, J754S, J780S, J782S, J784S, J802S, J820S, J822S, J850S, J852S

Sections include service and information on:
CUSTOM COOKTOPS CUSTOM OVENS
PARTS CATALOG SECTION
DELIVERY

DESCRIPTION
Custom cooktops
Custom ovens

DISASSEMBLY AND SERVICE — J802S, J850S, J852S
Body
Conduit plug
Control panel and switch box
Cooktop
Removing cooktop from countertop.
Surface units
Surface unit switches
Switch box cable

DISASSEMBLY AND SERVICE — JS20S AND J822S
Body
Cooktop
Junction box
Removing cooktop from countertop.
Surface indicator light
Surface units
Surface unit switches

DISASSEMBLY AND SERVICE — CUSTOM OVENS
Bake unit
Broil unit
Broil unit terminal blocks
Door trim
Front frame
Front servicing controls
Glass window
Indicator lights
Meat thermometer
Meat thermometer crystal..
Oven door
Oven door seal
Oven liner
Oven light
Oven light switch
Oven switch
Oven thermostats
Oven vent
Testing meat meter
Testing meat probe
Thermostat replacement ..
Timer
Timer crystal
Timer operation
Rotisserie
Rotisserie motor

INSTALLATION
Custom cooktops
Custom ovens
J802S
J820S1 and J822S1
J850S1 and J852S1

NOMENCLATURE
Custom cooktops
Custom ovens

SERIAL NUMBER
Custom cooktops
Custom ovens

WIRING DIAGRAMS
Custom cooktops
Custom ovens
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
General Electric
1959 67 60mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Catalog of Replacement Parts for KitchenAid Dishwasher KDS-14 and KDS-14P
Full parts catalog showing illustrations of all parts along with part numbers. This document makes doing internet searches for vintage parts much easier as you will have the official KitchenAid part numbers.


Dishwashers
Published by:
KitchenAid
1963 20 10mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Hotpoint Automatic Washer Service Manual and Supplements
Comprehensive service manual to the entire line of 1960 Hotpoint automatic washers. Models include:

LW030, LW050, LW506, LW070, LW090
Also included are supplements produced throughout 1960 highlighting recommend service procedures changes and the introduction of new mid-year models such as the LW061, LW0616, LW025 and LW035.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1960 54 97mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Air-Way model 88 Sanitizor Owner's Guide
Full owners manual and operating instructions for the model 88 Air-Way Vacuum Cleaner.


Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Air-Way
1960 24 7mb $11.99
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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.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1975 96 77mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1958 Whirlpool Dryer Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and use /care guide to all 1958 Whirlpool clothes dryers.


Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1958 24 28mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Kelvinator Washer Service Manual - 1960
Here is the complete service manuals to all 1960 Kelvinator automatic washers.

Models include: W-95M, W-92M, W-70M, W-35M, W-30M and W-20M.

Sections include:
1. Installation Instructions
2. Mechanical Operation
3. Electrical Components
4. "Suds-Back" Components
5. Parts and Their Replacement
6. Lubrication
7. Service Diagnosis
8. Specifications
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kelvinator
1960 54 31mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1973 800 Series Kenmore Washer Owners Manual and Part List
Complete Use and Care/Operating Instructions and Parts list to Kenmore Automatic Washer models: 110.7304811 and 110.7305811


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kenmore
1973 20 16mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1966 Easy Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1966 Easy Automatic Washers.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Easy
1966 40 47mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Robertshaw Oven Heat Control Instructions
Here is the instruction book packed with most gas ranges from 1950-1955 with specific instructions on how to use and maintain the gas oven controls.


Gas Stoves
Published by:
Robertshaw
1951 12 4mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hoover Electric Broiler-Oven Brochures
Brochures spanning a few years in the mid 1970s for the Electric Broiler-Oven.


Small Appliances
Published by:
Hoover
1975 6 13mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 Frigidaire Washer Owners Manual for Deluxe Models
Full owners manual and operating instructions to all '61 Frigidaire Washers. Models WDA-61 and WD-61.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1961 20 12mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1974 Frigidaire Range Brochure
Here is the complete brochure to all Frigidaire Ranges, Cooktops and Ovens from the mid 1970's. Contains images, details and full specifications for each model.

30" Ranges: RS3-30W, RDG3-35W, RDG3-38W, RSE3-36W, RCDE3-38W, RCDE3-37CW, RCIE3-39CDW

Twin 30" Ranges: RCD3-637W, RCDG3-637VW, RCDE3-637VW, RCIE3-639CVW

40" Ranges: RDG3-20W, RDE3-20W, RCDE3-71W, RCIE3-75W

Built-In Ovens: RBG3-94U, RBG3-97U, RBE3-94U, RBE3-97U, RBE-94D

Cooktops: RB3-124U, RB3-130U, RB3-131U, RB3-133U, RB-139CD

Compact 30 Ranges: RB3-530, RBG3-533W, RBG3-535W, RBE3-533W, RBE-539C

Microwave: RCM3-37S


Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1974 26 55mb $9.99

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