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Frigidaire Refrigeration Component Diagnosis


Published by Frigidaire in 1973-- 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


Number of Pages: 53
File Size: 42mb
Download Fee: $14.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 Westinghouse Combination Washer-Dryer Owners Manual
Here is the owners manual to the very first Westinghouse Combination Washer/Dryer. Model WD-1.


Combination Washer/Dryers
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Westinghouse
1955 48 12mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 Frigidaire Electric Dryer Tech-Talk Service Manual
Complete comprehensive service manual to all 1965 Frigidaire electric clothes dryers.

Sections include: Specifications, Features, Operation and Testing, Servicing and Wiring Schematics.

Models include:
DDA-65, DD-65, DCD-65, Dl-65, DCI-65, DDF-65, DCIF-65
Clothes Dryers
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Frigidaire
1965 100 58mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1948 General Electric Automatic Washer Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures for the 1948 line of General Electric automatic washers. The is the 2nd line models of automatic washers produced. The AW6 from 1947-1950 line featured an 1140rpm spin!

These rare brochures have been saved at 600dpi for extra crispness.
Automatic Washers
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General Electric
1948 4 27mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid 18 Series Portable Dishwashers Brochure
Here is a brochure that I haven't seen before, it's specifically for the portable models of KitchenAid 18 series dishwashers. Images and full specifications included.

Models include: KDS-58, KDI-58, KDC-58, KDR-67B, KDD-67B.
Dishwashers
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KitchenAid
1978 0 4mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1984 General Electric Dishwashers Brochure
Here is a brochure highlighting the 1984 GE line of undercounter dishwashers.

Models include: GSD2800D, GSD1200T, GSD900D, GDS600D and GSD500D.

Full images and specifications included.
Dishwashers
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General Electric
1984 8 5mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1947 Launderall Automatic Washer Owners Manual
Here is a very rare find, the Owners Manual, Operating Instructions Wall Chart and Warranty to the Launderall automatic washer which was the first horizontal access top loading automatic washer in the USA and possibly the world.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Launderall
1947 23 9mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Big-Tub Washers and Matching Dryers Brochures
Here are some very cool Maytag sales literature brochures highlighting their 1970 line of large-capacity washers and matching dryers.

Models include: Washers: A906, A806, A606, A406. Dryers: DE906, DE806, DG906, DG806, DE606, DG606.

Please note there is some relatively minor water staining on these brochures, but they were cool/rare enough to post anyway.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Maytag
1970 28 24mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1977 Frigidaire Washers, Dryers and Laundry Centers Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures highlighting the 1977 line of Frigidaire Automatic Washers, Dryers and stacked Skinny-Mini Laundry Centers.

Full images and specifications included. Models include...

Washers: WD-A, WC, WID, WIC-A
Dryers: DE, DG, DEC, DEG, DEI, DGI, DECI and DGCI.
Laundry Centers: LC-115, LC8-3 and LC-3.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Frigidaire
1977 12 11mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1977 Frigidaire Dishwashers Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures highlighting the 1977 line of Frigidaire Automatic Dishwashers, both undercounter and mobile/portable.

Full images and specifications included. Models include: DWU-2, DWU-3, DWU-4, DWU-5, DWM-2, DWM-3, DWM-4, DWM-5.
Dishwashers
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Frigidaire
1977 8 9mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1977 Frigidaire Cooking Appliances Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures highlighting the 1977 line of all available types of Frigidaire cooking appliances.

Full images and specifications included. Models include...

30" Electric Ranges: R-30, RG-35, RC-30, RCG-35, RE-36, RE-38S, REG-38, REG-38C and REG-39CD.
40" Electric Ranges: RE-47, RGC-45, RE-45.
Twin 30 Electric Ranges: REG-637V and REG-639CV.
Microwave Ovens: RCM-1, RCM-3, RCM-4 and RCM-6.

Ranges/Stoves
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Frigidaire
1977 14 10mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag 1966 Competitive Washer and Dryer Report
Maytag compares it's newly designed washers and dryers to: Easy, Frigidaire, General Electric, Hamilton, Hotpoint, Kelvinator, Kenmore, Montgomery-Ward, Norge, Philco, Speed Queen, Westinghouse, and Whirlpool.

The purpose of this booklet is to better inform you of the comparison between Maytag and 13 other brands of automatic washers and dryers. It has been prepared from data supplied by the Maytag Product Testing Laboratory; every item and each statement has been checked for accuracy and validity by our Product Testing engineers.

Model changes often come at varying times during the year. We have made every attempt to give you the latest information available at the time of the printing of this booklet.

Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Maytag
1966 32 15mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1949 Kenmore Washer and Dryer Service Manual
Here is one of the earliest Sears Kenmore service manuals we have found. This covers both their 1949/1950 model washer (non-bolt down model) and dryer.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Kenmore
1949 47 $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Easy Automatic Washer Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures from Easy highlighting their 1967 line of Automatic Washers. This probably was their first year of variable-speed control machines.

Images and specifications included. Models include: WA-355, WA-344, WA-322, WA-323, WA-321.
Automatic Washers
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Easy
1967 14 13mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid Portable Dishwasher 67 Series Use and Care Guide
Here is the complete owner's manual and use/care guide to the 67 series of KitchenAid Portable Dishwashers.

Models include: KDR-67 and KDD-67.
Dishwashers
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KitchenAid
1969 20 12mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Frigidaire Dishwasher Tech-Talk Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to all 1956 Frigidaire Dishwashers. This includes extra supplements during the year.

Models include:

DWUW-Under-Counter Model
DWFW-Free Standing Model
DWSW-Sink Combination Model

In addition, the following four special models were available:
DWUW-1-Under-Counter Model With Primer Finish
DWFW-2-Free Standing Model With Wood Top
DWFW-3-Free Standing Model With No Top
DWSW-4-Sink Combination With Stainless Steel Top
Dishwashers
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Frigidaire
1956 43 20mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1983 Miele Washers Dryers Dishwashers and Vacuums Brochure
This is a German language catalog highlighting the 1983 Miele line of front-loading automatic washers, twin-tub washers, clothes dryers, ironers, dishwashers and vacuum cleaners.

Models include:

Washers: W756, W765.
Dryers: T369C, T366.
Ironer: B864E.
Dishwashers: G530, G530U, G530I
Vacuum Cleaners: S130, S236i, S225

Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Miele
1983 38 38mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956-1957 Westinghouse Electric Range Owners Manuals
Here are the owners manuals to the 1956 and 1957 lines of Westinghouse Electric Ranges and Ovens. Manuals include main owners manual along with the special instructions manual.

1956 Models:
AH, AHS, BH, BHS, CH, DH, FH, EH

1957 Models:
AJS, EJ, FJ, HJ, RJ, DJ, KJ, CJ, IJ, KJ


With your new Westinghouse Speed-Electric Range you will seldom find it necessary to stand at your range and stir foods while they cook ... or to lift a lid to see whether the water has boiled away or whether the food is done. That's because electric cooking heat is accurately controlled. It gives you the same fine results day in and day out.

No doubt, you have a fine reputation for your skill in baking. You'll be delighted with the wonderful results ... all without worry on your part ... from the Miracle Sealed Oven.

Your Westinghouse Speed-Electric Range will do the work for you ... provided you do the necessary planning and thinking.

Please read these instructions carefully. By doing this, you and your Westinghouse Speed-Electric Range will become wonderful cooking partners.

Ranges/Stoves
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Westinghouse
1957 56 21mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1966 Maytag What is New Dealer Training Guide
When Maytag introduced their brand new '06 line of automatic washers and dryers in 1966 they produced this book to show dealers exactly what all the new features are of these newly designed machines.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Maytag
1966 16 9mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1983 General Electric Dishwasher Product Information Manual
This 32 page book takes a fascinating look at features and benefits of GE dishwashers.

Sections include:
Benefits Customers are Looking For
Glossary
Systems Monitor of new Digital GE Dishwashers
Performance Flexibility
Energy Monitor Chart
Installation Information
Premium Dishwashers
Deluxe Value Dishwashers
Dishwasher Model Comparison Chart
Warranty Information

Models Highlighted: GSD2800D, GSD2600D, GSD2400D, GSD2200D, GSD1200T, GSD940D, GSD900, GSD640D, GSD600D, GSD50D.
Dishwashers
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General Electric
1983 48 24mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1983 General Electric Dishwasher Brochures
Here are wonderful brochures highlight the 1983 top-of-the-line of General Electric Dishwashers.

Models include: GSD2500D the all Electronic built-in Model and portable dishwasher modesl: GSC902, GSC702, GSC402.
Dishwashers
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General Electric
1983 8 7mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1983 Sanyo Portable Washer Owners Manual
Here is the owner's manual to the very first Sanyo portable impeller clothes washer.

Also included is the sticker that was affixed to the washer when it was brand new.
Automatic Washers
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Sanyo
1983 14 3mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1970 Maytag Washers and Dryers Brochures
Here are some wonderful brochures for the full line of Maytag Washers, Dryers and their portable machines as well.

Models include: A806, A606, A407, A106, DE/DG806, DE/DG606, DE407, DG406, DE/DG306, A50, DE50.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Maytag
1970 26 21mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Frigidaire Appliances Catalog
Here is a catalog showing off Frigidaire Appliances for 1967.

Products include: Refrigerators, Food Freezers, Ranges, Built-in Ovens, Cooktops, Dishwashers, Disposers, Washers, Dryers and Room Air Conditioners.
Full Catalog
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Frigidaire
1967 20 13mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1951 Hotpoint Washer and Dryer Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to the 1951 line of Hotpoint's washer and dryer.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Hotpoint
1951 40 25mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1972 Waste King Dishwashers Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and use and care guide to all 1972 Waste King Dishwashers.

Models include: SS/911 and SS/878.
Dishwashers
Published by:
Waste King
1972 40 12mb $7.99

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Here are some beautiful brochures showing off the 1963 line of Philco Duomatics, their combination washer-dryer line. Both electric and gas models are shown.

Pages contain full description of features, images of each model, full control panel views of each model and complete specifications.

Models include: CE-736, CG-736, CE-734, CE-730, CG-730, CE-730U.
Combination Washer/Dryers
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Philco
1963 17 41mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1976 Frigidaire Dishwashers Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures highlighting the 1976 line of Frigidaire Automatic Dishwashers, both undercounter and mobile/portable.

Full images and specifications included. Models include: D-UD, D-UCD, D-UI, D-UCI, D-MCD, D_MI, D_MCI.
Dishwashers
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Frigidaire
1976 8 7mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1972 Blackstone Washers and Dryer Brochure
Here are some beautiful brochures for Blackstone Automatic Washers models BA-825, BA-525, BA-415 and Dryers BE/BG-525. Images and Specifications included.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Blackstone
1972 12 30mb $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 $7.99
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These service instructions take you through complete disassembly of the cleaner, including the motor for both power drive and non-power drive models. If you are looking to keep your Concept in top-shape, or specifically fix something that's broken, these are a must! While not as easy to service as a basic Convertible; the Concept really isn't too bad to work on, these instructions will surely help the novice.

Aligning with its 70th anniversary, in 1978 Hoover introduced the Concept One into their product-line, replacing the 15-year old Dial-A-Matic as the new 'A-Line' of cleaners. Hoover went back to the dirty-air design, and built, arguably, one of the best carpet-cleaning vacuum cleaners ever made. The Concept one came in both self-propelled and non-self propelled models. The Quadraflex Agitator was introduced with the Concept, and the cord-winder came back to an upright after a brief appearance on a Convertible in the early 70s. A few years later, Hoover added a 'Dustbuster' type vacuum to the front of Concept, and the Concept Two was born; also in self-propelled and non-self propelled models. The Concept had a run of about 16 years, give or take - ending as the 'PowerMax' (PowerMax service instructions are not specifically included within these particular service instructions, but the PowerMax is very similar to the Concept in most ways).
Vacuum Cleaners
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Hoover
1983 49 25mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download A History of the Hoover Company
A History of the Hoover Company, a Proud Past...An Exciting Future. Fascinating booklet that highlights Hoover's entire history up to the mid 70s.


Miscellaneous
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Hoover
1975 12 10mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1980 Whirlpool Builders Catalog
This is the complete contractor and builder catalog for professionals to pick out new appliances in their residential building projects.

Whirlpool Appliances included:

Electric Range/Microwave Range Combination Models (Connoisseur models).
30" Free Standing Electric Ranges.
Microwave Ovens.
Convertible Cooktops,
Built-in Ovens,
Standard Cooktops,
Drop-in Ranges,
Range Hoods,
Trash Masher Compactors,
Dishwashers,
Bottom Freezer French-Door Refrigerator,
Side By Side Refrigerators,
Top Freezer Refrigerators,
Luxury Top and Bottom Mount Refrigerators,
Room Air Conditioners,
Automatic Ice Maker,
Washers and Dryers,
Compact Washer and Dryer,
Coin-Operated Commercial Washers and Dryer

Full Catalog
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Whirlpool
1980 32 350mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire Variable Speed Jet-Action Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the service manual to Frigidaire washer model WXL. It contained a variable speed clutch to control the up-and-down agitation and spin speeds. The manual describes the operation of the variable clutch and roller-matic transmission in detail.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1967 38 40mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Kenmore Automatic Washer Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual to six Kenmore Automatic Washers, model series: 800, 31480, 70, 600, 500 and 400.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kenmore
1963 36 23mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Consumer Bulletin Magazine - July 1960
Consumer Bulletin was a highly respected consumer product information magazine from the 1930's onward. It was the main competitor to Consumer Reports from the 1930's through the 1960's.

Articles on Products and Ratings in this issue include:
  • Grape-Nuts improves its product — by leaving out a few very modern ingredients

  • Refrigerator-freezer combinations
    Nine frost-free and conventional models are included in this report. Brands tested: Amana Free-O-Frost, Frigidaire, General Electric, Kelvinator Foodarama, Leonard, Norge, Philco, Sears Coldspot.

    Both refrigerators and refrigerator-freezers have full-width freezer compartments, and on this account most people do not realize there is a vitally important difference between the two types of appliance. If you contemplate buying, be sure you have a clear idea of the difference between the refrigerator and the refrigerator-freezer, for if you buy a refrigerator when what you really need is a refrigerator-freezer, the results can be very disappointing.

    Some manufacturers have done little to eliminate this confusion or adopt clear standards of nomenclature. Indeed, some refer to both types of appliance as refrigerators; others designate some of their combination appliances as having “zero degree” freezers or “true freezers.” The following definitions should help to dispel some of the confusion which exists in consumers’ minds. continued...

  • The new Comet automobile
    Someone has suggested that the Comet may be the car for those who cannot decide between a full-size car and the compact models, as represented by Corvair, Falcon, Valiant, Rambler American, and Studebaker Lark. Actually the interior of the Comet is larger than the Falcon only in the trunk space, for both cars have the same passenger space dimensions and the same engines. Exteriorly, however, the Comet is bigger; it has a 4½-inch longer wheelbase, is 14 inches longer overall, and is about 115 pounds heavier than the Falcon. The Comet has dual headlamps while those on the Falcon are the older style single headlamps, which in CR’s opinion are preferable. continued...

  • Hedge trimmers
    Reports and ratings of 9 popular brands of hedge trimmers and 2 hedge trimming attachments. Brands tested: Black & Decker, Craftsman, Disston Dragon, Hedgemaster, Hedgshear, Little Wonder, Skil, Sunbeam, Trimmer Boy

    Trimming hedges and shrubbery with a pair of hand-operated hedge shears is a tiresome and time-consuming task. Electric-motor-operated trimmers make light work of the hedge-trimming chore. Even a novice, with a little practice, can turn out a well-trimmed hedge in a fraction of the time—and likewise a fraction of the muscle-weariness—required for hand trimming. There is a certain amount of hazard in using a hedge trimmer, as there is with nearly all power tools, but there is a greater hazard with hedge trimmers than some other tools, because there is no way in which the cutting blades can be guarded. continued...

  • Bargains from abroad
    It is not necessary to take a trip abroad in order to buy foreign bargains. This article tells how you can buy by mail. One of the joys of taking a trip is buying unusual items, or bargains, which can be brought back and displayed as souvenirs or mementos of the happy journey. Many people are not aware that it is also possible to get items from abroad by mail order, not quite so easily as they could buy something from Sears, perhaps, but with no great difficulty either. continued...

  • What pool owners should know
    Safety rules for homeowners with back yard pools

  • Portable electronic flash units
    A report on six of the new models - Brands tested: FR-150, Futuramic Strobonar, Metz Mecablitz, Multiblitz Color SL, Strobomite, Ultrablitz Monojet

    The development of the transistor and the new miniaturization techniques of the electronic industry have been put to good use in the design of the new portable electronic flash guns. Not too many years ago, the electronic flash or “strobe” unit was a bulky and heavy accessory and therefore unwieldy for the amateur photographer to carry and use. The “strobe” units were expensive to buy, and battery costs were high. By contrast, the six flash units discussed in the present article were all reasonably light, relatively inexpensive, and compact, and batteries were relatively low in price. continued...

  • The problem of fallout from nuclear tests
    Consumers’ Research presents the informed opinion of a distinguished physicist in the field of nuclear energy on the vital question of fallout and its dangers. On the topic of nuclear fallout and its dangers, there is a welter of conflicting opinions, and it is most unfortunate that the views expressed often represent publicity-seeking attempts by zealots who have an ax to grind. When scientists seem to disagree on questions of such a fundamental nature, the lay public is not to be blamed for finding itself puzzled and confused, and ready to question, perhaps, the honesty and competence of the scientists concerned. continued...

  • Tight watch bands can impair function of nerves of the hand
    A recent item in The New England Journal of Medicine reports damage to the nerves of a part of one hand which caused numbness of the thumb and the area at its base. Increase in the area of numbness finally caused the patient to resort to medical advice. No cause for the trouble was found, and during the next two months the normal lack of sensation extended to involve the index finger. continued...

  • What’s in a name?
    The product may change and change and change again, but the old name goes on and on - The makers of Cafotan tablets, one of the patent medicines mentioned in our article on “ Painkillers and ‘cold remedies’ ” in the October 1959 Bulletin, have written to Consumers’ Research to say that the Cafotan made today differs in composition from the product which we discussed. As a matter of fact, says Premo Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Inc., the maker, there have been two changes in formulation since the tablets we examined were made.

    Originally Cafotan contained aspirin, phenacetin, caffeine, and quinine sulfate. Although the maker claims that this formulation was discontinued well over 10 years ago, during World War II, this 4-ingredient Cafotan is the kind that Consumers’ Research obtained when we recently acquired samples of various drugs from the current stock of a busy retail drug store. During World War II, according to the maker, quinine sulfate was eliminated from the formula, leaving Cafotan for the time being as a straight “APC” tablet—aspirin, phenacetin, caffeine—not essentially different from dozens of other APC preparations. Then in 1958, Premo made yet another change, substituting sali-cylamide for aspirin. continued...

  • Garden hose—plastic or rubber composition?
    Plastic garden hose is much lighter in weight and more convenient to handle than rubber hose, use of which is now limited mainly to industrial purposes. Consumers’ Research has had several different brands and types of plastic hose in use and allowed them to be exposed to the elements all the year round for some years. Our observation has been that plastic hose is on the whole very satisfactory and has great advantages, particularly for a woman, in its lightness. As there are many brands on the market that are guaranteed for periods up to 12 years, there seems to be no point in attempting to differentiate between the specific brands of makes that carry a guarantee. continued...

  • Devices sold for draining flooded basements
    Two electric-powered pumps and a gadget which uses water power to move waterWant to pump water up to a height of 6 feet at the rate of 300 gallons per hour—without an electric motor or gas engine? Advertisements for the Speedy Drainer seemed to promise such results, but actual performance in tests at Consumers’ Research was much less impressive. continued...

  • Concluding test findings on the new outboard motors



Regular Features Include:
  • The Consumers’ Observation Post

  • Editorial: Are home furnishings advertisers missing the boat?
    Dependability in a household appliance is what women want most. At least that is the view of B. A. Chapman, executive vice president of American Motors Corp., and general manager of the Kelvinator Division. If Mr. Chapman is correct in his analysis, there are a lot of home furnishings advertisers who are throwing away large sums on full pages in what are called the “home shelter” magazines. As a matter of fact, that is just what the foremost trade paper in the field thinks is happening. Reporting an analysis of the full-page advertisements in the April issues of House & Garden, Better Homes & Gardens, and Living, Louis Goodenough noted that something like one third of the ads showed people in formal or semi-formal evening clothes, and commented that in this country we don’t dress for dinner as the British often do. “It’s about time,” he said, that we “have a return to home furnishings that do something for today’s consumer.” continued...

  • Brief cumulative index

  • Listings of Current Phonograph Records

  • Ratings of Current Motion Pictures

Trade Publications
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Consumer Bulletin
1960 40 32mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Frigidaire Electric Range Tech-Talk Service and Parts Manual
Very comprehensive service manual for all 1960 Frigidaire Electric Ranges. Models include:

Model s RAW-3, RA- 4; RS-10-60, RS-30-60; RD-20-60, RD-38-60; RD-A-38-60, RDD-20-60, RCD-39-60, RCD-71-60; RI-55-60, RCI-39-60 and RCI-75-60

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: 1960 Frigidaire Range Owners Manual
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1960 135 84mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Kelvinator Washer Service Manual - 1955
Here is the complete service manuals to all 1955 Kelvinator automatic washers.

Models include: AW-2 and AWV.

Sections include:
1. Installation Instructions
2. Mechanical Operation
3. Electrical Components
4. Parts and Their Replacement
5. Lubrication
6. Complete Service Diagnosis

Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kelvinator
1955 36 26mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1953 General Electric Washer and Dryer owners manual
Carefree Washdays the GE Way! Complete owners manual and use/care guide to both the 1953 General Electric automatic washer and clothes dryer.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
General Electric
1953 68 30mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Sunbeam Coffeemaster C30 Operating Instructions and Hang-tag
Rarely do I find the Coffeemaster instructions in good enough shape for scanning, but we recently did so here it is. If you have one of these wonderful coffeemakers, you will be interested to read how Sunbeam recommends you make coffee properly in this pot as well as how to take care of the unit. Not to mention...

One of the biggest thrills you'll get out of your Sunbeam Coffeemaster is the comments of your friends. They'll want to know how you make such delicious coffee every time. When you tell them the secret of your Sunbeam Coffeemaster they, too, will want one.

As silly as that we sounds, we've actually found it to be true. Also included is the rare hang-tag that came with the coffeemaker.
Small Appliances
Published by:
Sunbeam
1951 6 5mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Operating Instructions for your Kenmore Central Vacuum Cleaning System
Full owners manual and operating instructions to what I've been told is the world's first water based central vacuum.

Dear Homemaker: You have invested in one of the Nation's finest lines of home appliances with your KENMORE CENTRAL VACUUM CLEANING SYSTEM .. . . consumer tested as the very best buy . Your CENTRAL CLEANING SYSTEM is ideal for every type of cleaning . .. carpets, floors, blinds, upholstery . There are tools provided to make each cleaning job easier and more thorough . You will work more efficiently without a heavy machine to carry or drag about . Your cleaning will be more complete than with conventional methods, and without recirculation of fine dust . The exhaust is vented outside your house. Because the power unit is located away from the living area, you clean without noise ; without disturbing anyone in sick rooms, the nursery or watching TV programs.

The Vac-Mop serves a dual function-washing and drying the floor. The sponge side is used for washing floors, windows , or other hard surfaced areas. After washing with the sponge, press it against the floor to remove excess water. Use the blade side to vacuum up water or spills.

Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Kenmore
1967 12 9mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 29-inch Whirlpool Combination Washer-Dryer Service Manual
When Whirlpool first came out with their 2nd generation combination washer/dryer they produced this comprehensive service manual to explain the functionality of this new machine as well as the new servicing procedures. This document includes both the Electric and Gas model service manuals. This document is also valid for servicing 29" Sears Kenmore combos as well.


Combination Washer/Dryers
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Whirlpool
1961 102 70mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download ABC and Kelvinator Comprehensive Part Number Guide
Here is a wonderful guide for anyone with vintage ABC-o-Matic or Kelvinator laundry equipment. It has many images and diagrams of all the major parts as well as the part numbers for vintage ABC/Kelvinator automatic washers and dryers from 1949 thru 1962. Having the right part numbers will make searches much easier.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Kelvinator
1962 17 9mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1954 Hotpoint Advertising Guide
Here is Hotpoint's guide for 1954 to their recommended newspaper, magazine and radio advertisements.

Highlighted are: Newspaper Mats, Radio Announcements, TV Film Spots, Theater Films, Outdoor Advertising and Product Illustrations.
Ranges/Stoves
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Hotpoint
1954 18 17mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 Hotpoint Automatic Dishwasher Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to the newly redesigned Hotpoint dishwasher, both built in and portable models. This was the Hotpoint Chicago plant design most commonly seen in Hotpoint dishwashers from the 1960's and well into the 1970s.

Models included: DA35, DA45, DA65, D825, D835, D843 and D865


Sections Include:
FEATURE CHART
INSTALLATION PROCEDURE
OPERATION
Time Cycle Chart
LOADING THE DISHWASHER
WATER FLOW CYCLE
CHEMISTRY OF DISHWASHING
SERVICE
Two Bearing Power Pack
Testing for In-Operative Motor
Removal of Power Pack
Power Pack Components
Recirculating Pump Assembly
Rotor A-ssembly - Single Rotor Models
Rotor and Spray Tower Assembly
Rotor Assembly
Supply Tube
Tower Assembly
Water Inlet Valve
Testing for In,Operative Water Inlet Valve
To check Water Level in Tub
Side Inlet Water System
Removal of Water Inlet Assembly
Racks and Tracks
Upper Rack Assembly
Dish Rack and Track
Dishwasher Tubs
Corner Gaskets
Pedestal Legs
Door Trim Assemblies
Door Vent and Baffle
Four Cycle Switch
Switch Removal
Switch Button Removal
Electrical Test of Switch
Door Gasket
Door Latch and Strike
To Test Door Switch
Door Vent and Baffle Assembly
Dual Detergent Dispenser
Operation of the Bi-Metal Detergent Dispenser
Testing the Detergent Assembly
Wetting Agent Dispenser
Adjustment of Dispenser
Timers
Timer Knob Assembly
To Tes t for In-Operative Timer
Pressure Switch
Heating Unit
To Test for In-Operative Calrod ® Unit
Junction Box Assembly
Terminal Block
Starting Relay
Service Panel

MOBILE DISHWASHERS
Installation Data for Mobile Dishwashers
Faucet Connection
Faucet
Electrical Adaption
Connection and Operation
Permanent Installation of Mobile Dishwasher
Unicouple
Servicing the Unicouple
Unicouple and Cord Storage
Inlet Valve
Use and Care of Dishwasher Tops
Top Removal
Casters

ACCESSORY PACKAGES
DX17 Maple Top
DX20 Wetting Agent Dispenser
DX23 Frame far Wood and Service Panel
DX24 & DX25 Side Panel
DX26 Cabinet Front Trims
DISHWASHER OPERATION CHART
PICTORIAL WIRING DIAGRAM
SCHEMATIC WIRING DIAGRAM

CYCLE SCHEMATIC
Fill Cycle
Wash/ Rinse Cycle
Drain Cycle
Dry Cycle
Rinse Only/ Pots and Pans
Wash Only/Wash and Dry



Dishwashers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1965 69 38mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Now You Do Better Washings at a Simple Turn of a Dial with ABC-O-Matic
Full owners manual and operating instructions to ABC's very first automatic washer, model 50.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
ABC-O-Matic
1950 16 9mb $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
Published by:
Philco
1960 137 118mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Iron Fireman Furnace Brochure
Here is a whimiscal brochure for the line of Iron Fireman home heating furnaces showing off their Gas, Oil and Coal models.


Home Products
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Iron Fireman
1950 4 4mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The Capacity to Take on a Lot of Laundry
Wonderful brochures produced by General Motors for their entire line of 1/18 full size, G-Mini and dryers. Full images, specifications and control panel views.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1972 8 9mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1985 Maytag Jetclean Dishwashers Brochure
Here is a beautiful brochure highlighting the 1985 line of Maytag dishwashers and food waste disposers.

Models include:

Dishwashers: WU1000, WU902, WU702, WU502, WU302, WC702-302, WU202.
Dishwashers
Published by:
Maytag
1987 8 5mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1971 Frigidaire Electric Range Tech-Talk Service Manual
Very comprehensive service manual for all 1971 Frigidaire Electric Ranges. Models include:

RS-305, RSE-365, RDG-355, RDG-385, RDE-385, RCIE-395, RD-155, RDG-205, RDE-205, RCDE-71, RCIE-755, RBG-5355, RCDG-637VS, RCDE-637VS, RCIE-639VS.
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1971 95 57mb $14.99

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