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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Speed Queen Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual for all home models of Speed Queen's automatic washers. Models included: A18, A19, A20 and A20F.


Automatic Washers
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Speed Queen
1957 34 16mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 Frigidaire Tech-Tips Bulletins
Here is the completed collection of all 1959 Frigidaire Tech-Tips bulletins alerting of product, parts and service changes mid-model year. Also included is one 1957 and one 1958 year bulletin.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Frigidaire
1959 88 57mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Kenmore Laundry and Dishwasher Products
Here is a wonderful brochure highlighing the 1967 Line of Sears Kenmore automatic washers, dryers, wringer washers, dishwashers and disposers. Also includes some standard repair parts and utility sinks.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Kenmore
1967 13 10mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1988 Whirlpool Automatic Washer Use and Care Guide
Full owner's manual to Whirlpool automatic washer model LA8800XT.


Automatic Washers
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Whirlpool
1988 16 5mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1968 Montgomery Wards Washers Dryers and Dishwashers
Here is the 1968 line of Montgomery Wards Washers, Dryers and Dishwashers.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Montgomery Wards
1968 6 17mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1985 Maytag Stacked Washer and Dryer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to the Maytag Stacked Washer/Dryer, Model SE1000 and SG1000.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Maytag
1985 116 42mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag AMP Washer Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures of early Maytag Automatic Washers. Models include: AMP, A3MP, A4MP, 121P.


Automatic Washers
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Maytag
1954 8 5mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1951 Apex Major Appliances Catalog
Here is a full catalog of all Apex Major Appliances. Dishwashers, Sink-Dishwasher combinations, Apex Wash-a-Matic, Apex Gas and Electric Dryers, Apex Fold-a-Matic Ironer.


Full Catalog
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Apex
1951 8 8mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 General Electric Refrigerator-Freezer Owners Manual
Complete Use and Care guide to 1959 GE Refrigerators.

Models include: BH-15P, BH-13P, BH-12P.
Refrigerators/Freezers
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General Electric
1959 16 7mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1970 Blackstone Automatic Washer Service Manual
Complete service manual to the 1970 line of Blackstone washers.

Models include: BA-502, BA-702, BA-902.
Automatic Washers
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Blackstone
1970 37 18mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Frigidaire Imperial and Deluxe Automatic Washer Brochures
Here are beautiful brochures from 1956 for Frigidaire's Imperial Unimatic and Deluxe Pulsamatic automatic washers. Full images and specifications are included.

Unimatic Imperial Model WI-56
Pulsamatic Deluxe Model WD-56
Automatic Washers
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Frigidaire
1956 4 4mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 General Electric Laundry Brochures
1955 was a big year for General Electric laundry appliances. Both the Filter-Flo system was introduced on their top-loading automatic washers as well as their first washer/dryer combo was introduced. These are beautifully illustrated brochures with full specifications included.

Models: Washer: WA-750M, Dryer: DA-623M and Washer/Dryer Combo: WD-660M.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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General Electric
1955 12 11mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Electrical Merchandising Magazine - June 1953
Electrical Merchandising 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.


Trade Publications
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Electrical Merchandising
1953 210 105mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 General Electric Automatic Washer Brochure
Here is the complete brochure showing off the top of the line 1959 models of the GE automatic washer.

Models: WA-9505 and WA-9505S (suds-saver model)
Automatic Washers
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General Electric
1959 4 9mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 General Electric Washer and Dryer Brochures
Here are beautiful brochures highlighting the 1965 line of GE Washers and Dryers. Images and full specifications for each model included.

Models include: WA-1250A, DA-1220A, WA-750A, DA-820A, WA-650A, DA-620A, and the Hi-Speed Gas Dryer: DG-4920A
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
General Electric
1965 14 29mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 General Electric Home Laundry Product Man
1960 General Electric Home Laundry Service Manual covering Automatic Washers, Dryers and Combination Washer/Dryers.

GE's Product Man Service Manuals were produced monthly to keep service personnel up to date with new products, appliance specifications, appliance service instructions, troubleshooting procedures, older product repair and parts changes, installation instructions, customer complaints and recommendations, testing procedures, tools for repairs, wiring diagrams, timer charts, appliance history and evolution and other important information regarding their appliances.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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General Electric
1960 48 27mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Washer Service Instruction Film Narrative and Service Manual
Here are two complete Kelvinator automatic washer manuals into one .pdf file. The first is the narrative to the "Service Instruction Film-Strip" on Installation and Disassembly. The second part is the complete Service Manual and Parts Guide to all 1956 Kelvinator automatic washers.


Automatic Washers
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Kelvinator
1956 91 68mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1976 Frigidaire Dishwasher Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1976 Frigidaire automatic dishwashers, both built-in and portable models.

Models include: DWU-2, DWU-3, DWU-4, DWU-5
DWM-2, DWM-3, DWM-4, DWM-5.
Dishwashers
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Frigidaire
1976 68 40mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1974 Frigidaire Touch-and-Cook Electric Range Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to Frigidaire's first digital touch-pad electric Range!

Full specifications, service and troubleshooting sections included.

Models include: RCIE3-39CDW and RCIE-39CDW.
Ranges/Stoves
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Frigidaire
1974 42 32mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 Philco Duomatic Washer-Dryer Brochures
Here are brochures for the entire 1965 line of Philco Duomatic Combination Washer-Dryers. Full images and specifications and machine price-list included. Special bonus, 1965 Philco gas dryers brochures are also included at the end of the document.

Duomatic Combo Models include: CE-7F8, CG-7F8, CE-7F6, CG-730, CE-730.

Dryers: DG-6F8, DG-6F4, DG-6F3, DG-6F2.
Combination Washer/Dryers
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Philco
1965 19 37mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1966 Philco Duomatic Washer-Dryer Brochures
Here are brochures for the entire 1966 line of Philco Duomatic Combination Washer-Dryers. Full images and specifications and machine price list included.

Models include: CE-7G8, CG-7G8, CE-7G6.
Combination Washer/Dryers
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Philco
1966 12 17mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Philco-Bendix Duomatic Washer-Dryer Owners Manuals
Here is the complete owner's manual and operating/use and care guide to all top-of-the-line 1957 Philco-Bendix combination washer-dryers. Model: CGR-C.


Combination Washer/Dryers
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Bendix
1957 40 45mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Easy Holiday Automatic Washer Model AEG Service Manual
This is the service manual supplement created specifically for the bottom of the line washer model AEG.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Easy
1961 26 18mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Easy Velva-Power Automatic Washer Model Transmission Service Manual
This is the comprehensive service manual created specifically for servicing Easy's new Velva-Power transmission when it first introduced. The Velva-Power transmission was Easy's own design when they moved away from using a Beam style tranmission that was so common in Speed Queen and other brands of solid-tub automatic washers.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Easy
1961 20 13mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1966 Maytag Lets Talk Service
Here every Maytag service bulletin from 1966. These fact-packed bulletins are showing off the new line of Maytag automatic washers produced starting in 1966.

These fact-packed bulletins report model changes, wash and dry cycle changes, service tips, new products being introduced, new parts, reports from the field, etc. Washers and dryers are both covered.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Maytag
1966 63 44mb $7.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download Easy Cavalier and Holiday Automatic Washer Service Manual Supplement
The complete service manual supplement for Easy Automatic Washers models ASH and AEH.

Sections include:
Uncrating and Inspection,
Cabinet Dimensions,
Specifications,
Installation,
Cycle of Operation Charts for Full and Partial Loads,
Operation Chart,
Dismantling and Reassembly,
Replacement of Parts,
Adjustments,
Inoperative Conditions,
Warranty Policy and
Wiring Diagrams.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Easy
1958 33 23mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Lets Cook Up a Wash from Norge
Here is a fabric and washing guide given with new Norge automatic washers in the late 50's.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Norge
1958 23 6mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid 4 Series Top Loading Portable Dishwasher Service Manual
Comprehensive service manual for all 4 Series KitchenAid top loading dishwashers. These are the last top loading models with the cast iron wash arm. Models include KD-4P and KDY-4P. Sections include General Information, Cycle Description, Servicing Instructions, Service Tips, Schematic Wiring, Timer Sequence Charts.


Dishwashers
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KitchenAid
1963 24 17mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 Frigidaire Electric Range Tech-Talk Service and Parts Manual
Very comprehensive service manual for all 1959 Frigidaire Electric Ranges. Models include:

RS-30-59, RD-38-59, RCD-39-59, RCI-39-59, RS-10-59, RD-20-59, RCD-71-59, RI-55-59, RCI-75-59.

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.

If you are looking for the use and care manual to these ranges it is located here: 1959 Frigidaire Range Owners Manual
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1959 139 88mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Apex Wash-A-Matic 3000 Series Service Manual
Service manual for servicing the early Apex Wash-a-Matic automatic washers. Sections include:

Details of Wash-A-Matic, Tools, Diaphragm and Drive Mechanism, Bearing Housing Drive Yoke and Counter Weight Assembly, Timer, Mixing Valve and Temperature Control, Pilot Valve, Balancing Valve and Diaphragm, Light Socket and Switch Box Assembly, Complaints-Causes and Remedy, Wiring Diagram, Changing Motor and Belt, Dismantling and Re-Assembling.
Automatic Washers
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Apex
1949 32 18mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Beautiful Apex Dish-a-Matic Brochures
Here are some wonderful brochures highlighting the Apex line of Automatic Dishwashers. All models shown including the stand alone, built in's and portables. Full images and specifications included. Also included is a brochure for the Apex disposer the "Waste-a-Matic".


Dishwashers
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Apex
1953 12 15mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download General Electric Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is a comprehensive service manual for all belt-drive GE Washers, starting from the first Filter-Flo models all the way up to end in 1995. Great information on both troubleshooting issues as well as disassembly and replacement of parts. Full section on complete transmission rebuilding as well.

Also includes a section on how to test and fix the Versatronic clutch system! The end of the file has a section dedicated to the Japanese made portable GE Impeller washers from the 1970's.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1980 100 68mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Service Manual for Double-Loader Speed Queen Washers
Here is the complete service manual to all Double-Loader front loading Speed Queen washing machines from the early 1960's.

Sections include:
Specifications, Operating Cycle Chart, Installation, Service Procedures, Adjustments, Test Procedures, Lubrication, Service Helps and Preventative Maintenance.

Models highlighted are 251 and 252.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Speed Queen
1962 52 26mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Beautiful 1969 Whirlpool Automatic Dryers Brochures
Here is the entire line of Whirlpool Automatic Dryers from '69.


Clothes Dryers
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Whirlpool
1969 24 31mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Beautiful 1960 Westinghouse Combination Washer-Dryer Brochure
Here is a wonderful full color brochure for the 1960 model Westinghouse Cosmopolitan Washer-Dryer all-in-one combination, model WD-5. Images and full specifications included.


Combination Washer/Dryers
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Westinghouse
1960 4 5mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1954 Westinghouse Hand Mixer Service Manual
Complete service manual to Westinghouse Mixer model PM-541 hand mixer. Sections include Explanation of Parts, Trouble Diagnoses, Adjustments and Tests, Replacing Parts.


Small Appliances
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Westinghouse
1954 8 9mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hotpoint Automatic Washers and Dryers Brochure
Brochure for the brand new GE made Hotpoint Washers and Dryers. This is the very first of the GE Louisville factory made Hotpoint automatic washers.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Hotpoint
1974 6 13mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Your Guide to Washday Ease
Owners manual and operating instructions for Maytag Highlander Washer models 124 and 124S (suds-saver).


Automatic Washers
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Maytag
1958 24 12mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download General Electric Homemaker News
A newspaper sized publication created by GE and sent to their retailers to be given away to housewives in the early 50s.

Articles include:
G. E. Presents Entirely New - All-Automatic Washer
Washing Made Easy With New G.E. All Automatic Washer
Attractive Spring Salad Combinations
Strawberry Fruit Tarts
Questions And Answers On The New Deluxe Automatic Washer
How To Tint Clothes In Your Automatic Washer
How To Make A Good Salad
Plan Your New Laundry Now
Cheese Pumpkins
Make Use Of The Scraps
Quick Frosting
Three Kitchen Work Centers
Winners Announced In Electrical Dealer's "Answer The Objection" Washer Contest
Let Washer Help With Housecleaning
Stain Removal Chart
Miscellaneous
Published by:
General Electric
1950 4 15mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download How to use and enjoy your new Norge Automatic Dryer
Full owners manual and operating instructions packed with every 1957 model of Norge automatic dryers.


Clothes Dryers
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Norge
1957 40 18mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Operating Instruction Card
Operating Instructions for Whirlpool washers Models LAA5600; LAA5605 (with SUDS-MISER-8® system)


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1974 3 3mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Hotpoint Clothes Dryer Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures for the 1956 Hotpoint Automatic Dryer line. Images, features and specifications included.

Models: LG11, LB11, LB12
Clothes Dryers
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Hotpoint
1956 12 30mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1969 Blackstone Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to early perforated tub Blackstone automatic washers. These appear to be the first models incorporating a perforated tub.

Models include: BA-520, BA-620, BA-720.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Blackstone
1969 33 17mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 Frigidaire Coin-Operated Washer Service and Parts Manual
Here is the service and parts manual to the second design of commercial/coin-operated Frigidaire washer for Laundromats and Coin-Laundry Facilities.

This model is the very first time a Unimatic transmission was placed into a 27" washer.

Sections include, Cycle of Operation Chart, Specifications, Installation, Service Diagnosis, Service Operations, Complete Unimatic Mechanism rebuilding instructions, Tools, etc.
Automatic Washers
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Frigidaire
1961 73 39mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1958 Frigidaire Ultra-Clean Washers and Fabric-Master Dryers Brochure
Beautiful brochure showing off the Custom Imperial, Imperial and Deluxe models of 1958 Frigidaire Unimatic and Pulsamatic automatic washers, along with their matching Fabric Master Dryers.


Automatic Washers
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Frigidaire
1958 12 14mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download How to Repair Appliances
Here is a wonderful book full of pictures and information of vintage washing machines and other vintage 1950's major and small appliances.

This is the most complete book on appliance repair ever prepared for the home handyman. Automatic Washers, Dryers, Refrigerators, Vacuum Cleaners, Fans, Mixers, Toasters as well as special chapters are devoted to the proper use and repair of freezers, air conditioners, rotary ironers, waffle irons, grills and heating units.

Before plunging into the repair of specific items, the author introduces the reader to the sources of power—electricity-—then covers the manner in which this power is transported to the home in a chapter on House Wiring. Safety measures, too, are outlined and the reader is cautioned on how to protect himself and his family both in the repair and use of these handy—but sometimes dangerous—electric assistants.
Since the most used home appliance is the modern washing machine, a greater coverage is offered, with special field reports by a group of well known writers and photographers. Profusely illustrated with photos, diagrams and charts, the section covers trouble shooting for all makes of washers— with specific information on:
Bendix
Whirlpool-Kenmore
Westinghouse
General Electric
Maytag
Frigidaire
Speed Queen
Norge
ABC-O-Matic
Easy


Finally—The Ways and Means of Appliance Repair—and a complete coverage on Electric Motors used in Home Appliances— provides the harassed home handyman with the kind of money-saving information he needs to keep his push-button paradise in perfect (and economical) running order.

Miscellaneous
Published by:
Library
1957 144 154mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 General Electric Dishwasher Use and Care Guide
Complete owners manual from approximately 1965 to GE Dishwasher model SD400.


Dishwashers
Published by:
General Electric
1965 12 7mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Dryer Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to all Westinghouse model DS-7 Dryers.


Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1953 16 7mb $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 Sears 75th Anniversary Sale Catalog
Complete home section from the fall of 1960. The outstanding low prices in this book are in effect until October 10, 1960... Buy Now!

Catalog includes: Disposers, sinks, kitchen cabinets, water heaters, furnaces, thermostats, gas stoves, electric ranges, freezers, refrigerators, wringer washers, automatic washers and dryers, combination washer/dryers, vacuum cleaners, sewing machines, television sets, rugs, dishes, draperies and more!
Store Catalog Pages
Published by:
Sears
1960 36 23mb $4.99

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