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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 Speed Queen Washer Owners Manual
Here is the owners manual and operating instructions to Speed Queen automatic washer models: A21, A22 and A24.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Speed Queen
1959 28 29mb $11.99
Introductory Price of $3.99


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Thumbnail Image of Download 1989 Whirlpool Laundry Appliances Catalog
Here is the complete laundry line from Whirlpool from the late 1980s. Complete images and specifications for each model shown.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1989 16 37mb $14.99
Introductory Price of $3.99


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Thumbnail Image of Download 1972 Westinghouse Dishwashers Fold-Out Wall Poster
Here is a great wall poster highlighting the features and specifications of all Westinghouse built-in and portable dishwashers from the early 1970s.

Please note fold lines of the poster are visible as they could not be removed during the clean up process however all text and images are still completely visible.
Dishwashers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1972 2 42mb $8.99
Introductory Price of $3.99


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Thumbnail Image of Download 1964 Frigidaire Automatic Washer Wall Poster
Here is a large scan of both sides of a big wall poster showing off Frigidaire automatic washers and their matching dryers.

Models include: WCI-64, WIA-64, WDA-64, WCD-64, WD-64, WCDA-64.

Full size poster scanned at high resolution gives great views to zoom-in on.
Automatic Washers
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Frigidaire
1964 0 40mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Walk Away from Washday Drudgery by Bendix
Here is a wonder advertising book produced by Bendix to show off their Front Loading washers, rubber squeeze tub top-loading washers, dryer and ironer.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Bendix
1952 16 21mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1972 Brandford-Grants Washer and Dryer Fold-Out Brochure
Here is a RARE piece of sales literature from Grant's who produced the Bradford name of laundry appliances. These machines were built by Franklin.

Full fold-out brochure highlighting their lines of washers and dryers with images and specifications included.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Bradford
1972 4 $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Ironrite Ironer Owners Manual
Here is the full use and care and how to iron different types of clothing manual to Ironrite model 95.


Ironers
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Ironrite
1956 28 74mn $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Hotpoint Automatic Washer Use and Care Guide
Here is the use and care guide packed with every 1960 Hotpoint automatic washer model LW060.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1960 5 5mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1953 Hotpoint Laundry Appliances Brochure
Here is a beautifully illustrated brochure for the 1953 Line of the Hotpoint automatic washer, dryer and ironer.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1953 18 31mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Frigidaire Dishwasher Brochures
Here are two brochures for Frigidaire dishwashers both undercounter and top-loading portable models.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1963 0 23mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Westinghouse Washer and Dryer Brochure
Here are the sales literature brochures for the Top of the Line Westinghouse top-loading washer and electric clothes dryer for 1967. Models: LAH850, DEH850.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1967 8 26mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1951 Hotpoint Dishwasher Owners Manual
Complete Use/Care and Owners Manual for all 1951 Hotpoint Dishwashers, Disposers and sink combinations.

Models include: MC-16, MD-5, MC-14.
Dishwashers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1951 28 49mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 Whirlpool Appliances Catalog
Here is a complete catalog showing all Whirlpool home appliances available for the 1959 line.

Products include:
Kitchen Cabinets and sinks,
Dishwashers,
Disposers,
Cooking Appliances,
Refrigerator/Freezers,
Automatic Washers,
Dryers,
Combination Washer/Dryer,
Air Conditioners,
Vacuum Cleaners,
Ice Cube Makers.
Full Catalog
Published by:
Whirlpool
1959 24 80mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1953 Bendix Economat Automatic Washer Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to the top of the line Bendix Economat washer with the rubber squeeze tub.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Bendix
1953 28 29mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Whirlpool Washer Owners Manual Model LXA8700
Here is the complete Operating Instructions and Laundry Guide to Whirlpool Automatic Washer Model LXA8700.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1970 24 42mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1989 General Electric Appliances Catalog
Here is a full catalog with images and complete specifications for the 1989 line of GE appliances.

Products include:
Refrigerators/Freezers
Cooking Appliances
Microwaves
Washers
Dryers
Dishwashers
Disposers
Trash Compactors
Room Air Conditioners
Full Catalog
Published by:
General Electric
1989 92 208mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 Kenmore Washer Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to Kenmore automatic washer 700 series/11471 series models.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kenmore
1961 20 25mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1970-1973 Whirlpool Dishwasher Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all Whirlpool built-in and portable dishwashers from the early 1970's.

Models include:
SVU60, SVU70, SVU80, SVU90, SVU100, SWU60, SWU70, SWU80, SWU90, SWU100, SVF60 SVF70 SVF8O, SVF90, SVF100, SWF60 SWF70 SWF8O, SWF90, SWF100, SWF100-2, SXU300-0, SXU300-1, SXU300-2, SXU300-3, SXU300-4, SXU301-0, SXU325-0, SXU325-1, SXU325-2, SXU330-0, SXU330-1, SXU350-0, SXU400-0, SXU400-1, SXU400-2, SXU400-3, SXU400-4, SXU430-0, SXU440-0, SXU440-1, SXU450-1, SXU500-0, SXU500-1, SXU500-2, SXU500-3, SXU500-4, SXU500-5, SXU530-0, SXU530-1, SXU530-2, SXU530-3, SXU600-0, SXU600-1, SXU600-2, SXU600-3, SXU600-4, SXU600-5, SXF300, SXF300-1, SXF300-3, SXF300-4, SXF325-0, SXF325-1, SXF325-2, SXF330-0, SXF300-1, SXF350-0, SXF400-0, SXF400-1, SXF400-2, SXF400-3, SXF400-4, SXF430-0, SXF440-0, SXF440-1, SXF450-0, SXF500-0, SXF500-1, SXF500-2, SXF500-3, SXF500-4, SXF500-5, SXF530-0, SXF530-1, SXF600-0, SXF600-1, SXF600-2, SXF600-3, SXF600-4, SXF600-5.
Dishwashers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1973 185 150mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1972 Frigidaire Appliances Catalog
Here is a fun catalog showing off all of Frigidaire's appliance line for 1972.


Full Catalog
Published by:
Frigidaire
1972 24 67mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Westinghouse Laundromat Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to the top-of-the-line Westinghouse Automatic Washer.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1957 36 39mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1951 General Electric Automatic Washer Use and Care Guide
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to AW-5 Series of General Electric automatic washers.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1951 16 18mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Westinghouse Dryer Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to the top-of-the-line Westinghouse Clothes Dryer.


Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1957 24 27mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Automatic Washer Service Manual 1984
Comprehensive service manual for all Maytag Automatic Washers made from 1966 into the 1990s. Includes Specifications, Installation, Trouble Shooting, Service Procedures, Timer Charts and Wiring Diagrams.

Models include: A112, A212, A312, A412, A512, A612, A712, A510, A610, A710, A810, A110, A210, A310, A410, A806, A608, A408, A308, A208.

Automatic Washers
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Maytag
1984 158 165mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1996 Maytag Washers and Dryers Brochure
Full brochure highlighting the 1996 line of Maytag Dependable Care Washers and Dryers. Full images and specifications included.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Maytag
1996 14 33mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Clothes Dryer Service Manual 1984
Comprehensive service manual for all Maytag Dryers made from 1966 into the 1990s. Includes Specifications, Installation, Trouble Shooting, Service Procedures, Timer Charts and Wiring Diagrams.

Models include: DE212, DG212, DE312, DG312, DE412, DG412, DE512, DG512, DE110, DG110, DE210, DG210, DE410, DG410, DE510, DG510, DE610, DG610, DE710, DG5710, DE810, DG810, DE91, DE106, DG106, DE107, DG107, DE308, DG308, DE309, DG309, DE408, DG408, DE409, DG409, DE608, DG608, DE808, DG808.
Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Maytag
1984 158 154mb $14.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 Philco Automatic Washer and Dryer Brochures
Here is the entire 1961 line of Philco automatic washers and dryers. 1961 was the first year Philco went to a perforated wash tub design but still utilizing the 1959-1960 12lb tub capacity and wobbling "High Frequency" agitator.

Models include: W-2140, W-2100, DE-6140, DG-6140.

Also included at end is the full 1961 price list for dealers. Please note there are a few duplicates of certain brochures in this pdf to capture everything we have found.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Philco
1961 15 30mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1964 Easy Spindrier Brochures
Beautiful brochures highlighting the 1964 line of the famous Easy Spindrier. Images and thorough specifications for each machine included.


Wringer Washers
Published by:
Easy
1964 6 6mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 General Electric Mobile Maid Dishwasher Owners Manual
Complete user manual and operating instructions to all General Electric portable top loading dishwashers from the mid 1950's.


Dishwashers
Published by:
General Electric
1955 24 10mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The New Generation Washer from White-Westinghouse
Twelve page brochure touting the features and specifications of the White-Westinghouse front loading washer. This is right around the time that Westinghouse changed to White-Westinghouse.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1980 12 16mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960-1961-1962 Westinghouse Ranges Owners Manuals
Here are three years of Westinghouse Electric Range owners manuals packaged into one download.

Sections include how to use, clean and care for your Westinghouse Range from the early 1960's.

Models include:
1960: KAA40, KCA40, KDA40, KEA40, KFA40, KBA30 KAA30, KCA30 KDA30 KEA30 KFA30

1961: KAB40, KBB40, KCB40, KDB40, KEB40, KFB40, KAB30, KBB30, KCB30, KDB30, KEB30, KFB30

1962: KAC40, KBC40, KCC40, KDC40, KEC40, KFC40, KAC30, KCC30, KDC30, KEC30, KFC30

"No matter how much you've enjoyed cooking in the past, there's even
greater pleasure awaiting you now that you have a new Westinghouse
'Speed Electric Range. It's easier to use and gives you better results than
any range you ever used. And it's easy to clean, too.

No longer need you stand at your range and stir foods as they cook. Nor
will you ever need to worry about baking-you'll get perfect results every
time in your Westinghouse Oven.

There's new accuracy in surface cooking, too. There are marked heats
on the control of each surface unit. But you can "fine-tune" any heat you
want between those settings, so that your favorite dishes come out exactly
as you want them.

This book tells you how to use your Westinghouse Range to get perfect
results. So, please read these instructions carefully, and follow them
faithfully."

Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Westinghouse
1962 132 84mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1980 General Electric Dishwashers, Trash-Compactors and Food-Waste Disposers Brochure
Here is a sales brochure highlighting the entire line of 1980 GE Electric Dishwashers, Trash Compactors and Food-Waste Disposers. Full control panel display images, machines photos and full detailed specifications included for each model.

Appliances highlighted:

Potscrubber Built-In Dishwashers
Potscrubber III Built-In Dishwashers
Portable/Convertible Dishwashers
Trash Compactors
Food Waste Disposers
Dishwashers
Published by:
General Electric
1980 8 10mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 Ward Signature Dryer Use and Care Guide
Here is the complete owners manual packed with 1962 Ward Signature dryer.

Models include: UAN-7718A, UAN-7818A, UAN-8718A, UAN-8818A.
Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Montgomery Ward
1962 24 11mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Operating Instruction Card
Operating Instructions for Whirlpool washers Models LWA5540; LWA5545 (with SUDS-MISER® system). Includes images of controls for each cycle and also includes chart of steps for stages in each cycle.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1970 2 3mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid 16 Series Dishwasher Parts Catalog
Here is the complete parts list to all 16 series KitchenAid dishwashers. This includes illustrations of all parts and their part numbers necessary for doing a parts search on old, hard to find replacement parts. Also include is the listing of available kits and accessories at the time these dishwashers were made.

Models include:

KDS-16 KDI-16
KDC-16
KD-36
KD-56
KD-56A
Dishwashers
Published by:
KitchenAid
1969 88 31mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hotpoint Commercial Electric Cooking Brochure
This brochure highlights the Hotpoint "Glamour Line" of commercial cooking appliances. Products include Ovens, Griddles, Ranges, Broilers, Fry Kettles and the new Super Range with "Recipe Robotrol".


Commercial/Industrial Products
Published by:
Hotpoint
1951 4 6mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Frigidaire Built In Cooking Appliances Brochure
Beautiful brochure from GM Frigidaire highlighting all of their fold-down cooptops, standard cooktops and built-in ovens for '56.


Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1956 8 10mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Carefree Washing the Frigidaire Automatic Way
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions that was packed in Frigidaire's 2nd generation of its very first automatic washer, model WK-60.


Automatic Washers
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Frigidaire
1948 52 17mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1978 Sears Kenmore Washer Line
Here is a brochure that was distributed in Sears retail stores showing off their entire line of automatic washers. Includes a nice write up on the Lady Kenmore model and shows off the Dual-Action agitator which was a Kenmore exclusive feature back in the 1970's. Also shows off the compact models as well.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kenmore
1978 11 5mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Philco Service Automagic Electric Dryer Service Procedures and Parts Data
Comprehensive parts and service manual for all 1962 Philco Automagic Clothes Dryers. Models include DE626, DE624, 623 and DE625. Sections include Primary Service Data and Washer Specifications, Wiring Diagrams, Service Procedures, Parts List and Detailed Service Illustrations.


Clothes Dryers
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Philco
1962 40 19mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hotpoint Customline Kitchens
Brochure for Hotpoint's built in kitchen appliances. Ovens, surface cooktop sections, refrigerators and freezers.


Miscellaneous
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Hotpoint
1958 8 16mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The Owners Manual To The Very First Automatic Washer
How To Do Your Week's Wash Automatically

Here is true automatic washer history. This owners manual is what was packed with every Bendix Home Laundry in 1937, they year Bendix introduced the automatic washer to the world!

"Gone are the days when everything had to be washed, rinsed, wrung and ironed by hand. Gone is the back-breaking toil that made clean towels and sheets a luxury-that made an abundance of daily changes of body linen an extravagance almost unheard of. The housewife of today can be lavish with cleanliness. She can give her family plenty of fresh white linens-plenty of bright, clean clothes; for modern appliances have remade washday. Swift, scientific methods have replaced the long hours of drudgery that were once associated with the washing and ironing of clothes."
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Bendix
1937 40 22mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Last Early GE Direct Drive Washer Design - Preliminary Service Manual AW6-B1
Here is the service manual created as General Electric introduced their 1950 AW6 washer design model AW6-B1. This was the last of the GE AW6 washer series with the 1140rpm spin. In '51 GE changed their washer design to their first belt-drive design.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1950 28 12mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Speed Queen High-Security Coin-Op Washer Brochure
Here is a great piece of sales literature from Speed Queen's highlighting their Coin-Operated washer's security and high-quality features.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Speed Queen
1975 4 5mb $8.99
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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 Gas Dryer Service Manual
Service manual for the new stationary drum-back clothes dryers. This manual is somewhat valid for many Whirlpool and Kenmore gas dryers thru the 80s and beyond. Detailed information on checking and servicing gas burners.


Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1967 46 29mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Lets Get Acquainted with your new 1954 Hotpoint Range Ensemble
Here is the complete use and care instructions to the 1954 Hotpoint Customline Cook-top and Built-In Oven.

KNOW YOUR RANGE . It is wonderfully convenient and easy to use. With your favorite recipes or those in your Hotpoint Recipe Book, follow the simple instructions on this chart and you'll be delighted with the results. But first, familiarize yourself with the features of your range.
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Hotpoint
1954 4 5mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download General Electric Comprehensive Part Number Guide
Here is a wonderful guide for anyone with vintage General Electric laundry equipment. It has many images and diagrams of all the major parts as well as the part numbers for GE automatic washers, dryers and combination washer-dryers from 1951 thru 1962. Having the right part numbers will make searches much easier.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
General Electric
1962 38 24mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 ABC-O-Matic Automatic Washer Brochures
Here is ABC's final automatic washer line before they were bought by Kelvinator and the ABC and ABC-O-Matic brand came to an end. These are wonderful brochures with pictures and images of each model including the A-92, A-82, A-72, A-62, A-52 and A-42.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
ABC-O-Matic
1957 12 14mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid 17 Series Front Loading Portable Dishwasher Brochure
Beautiful brochure highlighting all of the front loading portable dishwashers available by KitchenAid during the mid 1970s. Full images and specifications included.


Dishwashers
Published by:
KitchenAid
1976 4 5mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1954 Kelvinator Dryer Service Manual
Complete service manual to early Kelvinator electric dryer model DE.

Sections include: Installation, Electrical Components and Replacement, Mechanical Parts and Replacement, Lubrication, Service Diagnosis and Specifications.
Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Kelvinator
1954 16 10mb $12.99

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