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1968 JCPenny-Mobile Maid Dishwasher Service Manual


Published by JCPenny in 1968-- Here is the complete service manual to all General Electric produced JCPenny top loading dishwashers. Models include: 862-7500, 862-8520 and 862-8530. This manual is also relevant to all GE Mobile Top Loading dishwashers from the mid and late 1960's as the mechanical parts are identical to the JCPenny models.

Contents include:
CUSTOMER OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
To Open Dishwasher Lid
Detergents
Preparation of Dishes, Pots and Pans
General Loading Instructions
Loading Small Items
Loading Procedures
Plate Warming
Loading Detergent Dispenser-
Models 8520 and 8530
Filling Wetting Agent Dispenser-Model 8530
Connecting the Water
Faucet Adapter
Unicouple
Connecting the Electricity
Starting the Dishwasher
Interrupting the Cycle
Disconnecting After Washing
Care and Cleaning of the Dishwasher
Care of Exterior Finishes
Care of Vinyl Top-Models 8520 and 8530
Care of Interior
Washing Special Items
China
Plastics
Flat Wear
Metals
Aluminum Ware
Colored Anodized Aluminum
Iron Skillets
Wood
Winter Storage

DISHWASHING FACTS
General
Detergents and Water Supplies....
Water Spots
Water Hardness
Stains and Films
Iron Film
Lime Film
Stains on Nylon Dishwasher Parts
Stainless Steel
Plastic Dishes and Wood Utensils
High Temperatures
Stains-Plastic Dinnerware
Coffee, Tea and Food Stains
Aluminum Ware

SERVICING
Cover Hinge Assemblies
Cover Assembly
Tub Gasket
Front Panel
Unicouple and Drain Assembly
Models 8520 and 8530
Model 7500
Power Cord All Models
Tub Assembly.
Air Vent and Baffle Assembly
Detergent Dispenser-Model 7500
Detergent Dispenser-Models
8520 and 8530
Wetting Agent Injector-Model 8530
Dishwasher Timer Controls
Inlet Valve
Latch and Switch Assembly
Racks
Upper Rack-Models 7500 and 8520
Upper Rack-Model 8530
Lower Rack-All Models
Motor Starting Relay
Faulty Relay Checks
Motor and Pump Mechanism Assembly
Assembly Parts
Operation
Wash Tower
Jet Swirl Shower
Circulation Rate
Wash Mechanism Servicing
Correct Positioning of Pump Cover
Washability
Spray-Arm Binding

GENERAL MAINTENANCE
Plastisol Patching
Tub Bottom Repair-Minor Cuts
and Defects
Stain Removal-Dishwasher
Tubs and Racks
Liquid Baymal (Part Number 410599)
Odor Complaints

TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
WIRING DIAGRAMS WIRING DIAGRAMS


Number of Pages: 30
File Size: 17mb
Download Fee: $4.99

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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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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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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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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
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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
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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
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Maytag
1966 63 44mb $7.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download Hotpoint Perforated Tub Washer Technical Manual
Here is the complete technical manual with supplements through 1980 on all General Electric made Hotpoint washers. Covers servicing and general specifications/technical information on all washers from the 1970's.

Sections include:
Agitator Assembly
Cam Charts
Cover Assembly
Dispenser - Bleach
Dispenser - Detergent
Dispenser - Fabric Softener
Hoses
Lid Switch
Motor & Clutch Assembly
Motor & Relay
Pump
Rapid Wash System
Schematics/Wiring Diagram
Switches
Suds Save
Suspension System
Suspension Cable
Timer Assembly
Transmission
Tub & Basket
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Water Inlet Valve
Water Level Switch
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Hotpoint
1973 108 43mb $5.16
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Since their automatic washer introduction in 1949, Whirlpool has always made high-quality automatic washers. In the USA, Whirlpool has produced and sold more automatic washers than any other American manufacturer. Here is the official Whirlpool Fax-Pac book highlighting the 1978 Whirlpool washer, dryer and compact laundry lines. Whirlpool fans this beautiful book is definitely for you. The Fax-Pac series was similiar to Frigidaire's VIP series which was given to appliance dealers to educate them of all the wonderful new features on Whirlpool appliances. Book contains beautiful images, cycle charts, graphics and specifications for all aspects of the belt-drive washer and matching dryers. Complete description and graphics of the Magic Clean filtering system, dispensers, permanent press cool down, construction and dependability and much more. There are also detailed pages on Whirlpool's history and service/education centers.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Whirlpool
1978 40 44mb $5.28
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Thumbnail Image of Download The Use and Care of your Hotpoint Automatic Washer
Here is a fascinating owners manual, it was packed with the very first Hotpoint Automatic washer which was essentially was produced by Beam and is nearly identical the original '47 AMC Coronado washer.


Automatic Washers
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Hotpoint
1948 28 16mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid KD-68 Series Front Loading Portable Dishwasher Service Manual
Service manual for all KD-68 Series KitchenAid portable dishwashers. Models include KDD-68 and KDR-68. Sections include General Information, Cycle Description, Servicing Instructions, Service Tips, Schematic Wiring, Timer Sequence Charts.


Dishwashers
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KitchenAid
1978 32 18mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Philco Duomatic Combination Washer-Dryer Brochures
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 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
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Frigidaire
1975 96 77mb $7.99
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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
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General Electric
1965 12 7mb $5.99
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Brochures for the line of Hoover portable dryers.


Clothes Dryers
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Hoover
1975 4 8mb $4.99
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Here is the full owners manual and operating instructions to the Rainbow Vacuum Cleaner model D3.

"Only the Rainbow combines the principle of Hydrodynamics (water in motion) and Aerodynamics (air in motion) to assure a cleaner home and a mechanical maid of many uses. It freshens the air, while it cleans by drowning the dust and dirt in water. Everything in the home is cleaned just as the dirty dishes and clothing are cleaned- using nature's terrific water filtering principle... water washed clean."
Vacuum Cleaners
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Rainbow
1981 18 14 $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 Hotpoint Surface Section Cooktop Brochures
Beautiful brochures for the entire 1961 line of Hotpoint Cooktops.


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Hotpoint
1961 10 28mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1980 Jenn-Air Electric Range Brochure
Here is a brochure highlighting the cooking products of Jenn-Air. Built-in, cooktops and free-standing ranges included.

Images and full specifications included on each product.
Ranges/Stoves
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Jenn-Air
1980 4 5mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Jan-Feb 1955 Westinghouse Service Beacon
Here is the bi-monthly service bulletin produced by Westinghouse for their dealers and servicers. Articles include:

Handle Differently - Columbus and Springfield Refrigerator Units
Good Service .. . 7 Years Later
140 ° Water Necessary for Proper Dishwashing
Timer Operation Guarantees 140° Water in All DWC & DWD Dishwashers
To Install a D-8 Dryer In An Old Dryer Installation, Use This Adaptor
What You Learn at the Factory Service School
Check the Refrigerator Defrost Control Plunger
Make This Gauge
Repairing Latch Handle Assemblies
Out of the Tool Kit
Win Any of These Awards
A New Dishwasher Fill Valve-facing
New Food Waste Disposer Sink
Flange and Safe Top
How to Replace Iron Elements
Changes In To-542 Toaster Manual Parts List
Westinghouse Appliance Dealer Uniforms Catalog

Miscellaneous
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Westinghouse
1955 24 22mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download All Dryers Are Not Created Equal
Just like the automatic washer comparison guide available here as well, here is Maytag's just as interesting comparison of Maytag dryers to Frigidaire, Whirlpool/Kenmore and General Electric dryers.


Clothes Dryers
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Maytag
1977 16 16mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Very First Norge Automatic Washer Owners Manual
In the late 40's Norge introduced their very first automatic washer. This front loading washer was the first large capacity automatic with 18lbs of claimed capacity. The washer was a bolt-down model and we believe it utilized many Bendix produced parts. In 1951 Norge discontinued this design and introduced their own top loader with Norge built parts.


Automatic Washers
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Norge
1949 36 14mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Frigidaire Imperial Washer Owners Manual
Here is a special edition of the 1956 Frigidaire washer owners manual. It was made specifically for the Imperial Unimatic model, WI-56.


Automatic Washers
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Frigidaire
1956 24 14mb $5.99
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Users Guide and Owners Manuals for the Seventy and Thirty Series Kenmore Washers of 1961. Illustrations, control dial view and full cycle chart included.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kenmore
1961 20 13mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire/Robinair Service Tools and Test Equipment Catalog
GM/Frigidaire had outsourced most of their appliance service tool production to Robinair and a few other companies for decades. Here is the 1959 Frigidaire tool catalog. Sections include Laundry, Dishwasher, Disposer, Ranges and Refrigerator speciality service tools. Washer tools include all service tools for the Unimatic, Pulsamatic and Multimatic (both 2 and 4 speed models).

Catalog lists full part numbers which makes it a very good reference guide for searching out some of these service tools which make working on these machines much easier.
Miscellaneous
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Frigidaire
1959 30 20mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1950 Westinghouse Streamliner Laundromat Automatic Washer Owners Manual
Here is the owners manual to Westinghouse's very first budget automatic washer known as the Streamliner. This basic design was then re-worked as a coin-op model to became a staple in American coin-operated laundries for the next 15 years.


Automatic Washers
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Westinghouse
1950 44 26mb $5.99
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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 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
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Hotpoint
1954 4 5mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1984 Maytag Dishwasher Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all Maytag Jet-Clean Dishwashers from the early and mid 1980s.

Models Include:
"00 Series": WU-100, WU-WC300, WU-500, WU-WC-700, WU-900
"01 Series": WU-101, WU-WC301, WU-501, WU-WC-701, WU-901
"02 Series": WU-102, WU-WC302, WU-502, WU-WC-702, WU-902
Microprocessor Model: WU1000

Full troubleshooting, cycle-charts, schematics and servicing information is included.
Dishwashers
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Maytag
1984 213 103mb $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

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Consumer Bulletin
1960 40 32mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Terrace-Top Range Owners Manuals
Here is a set of owners manuals for several Westinghouse Terrace-Top Range in the 1960's.

Models include: NTE3B, NTE3C, NTE3D, KTE3C, KLD30, KTB30A.
Ranges/Stoves
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Westinghouse
1966 48 34mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hotpoint Dishwasher Full Brochure and Owners Manual
As usual Hotpoint produced some of the most beautiful advertising brochures in the appliance industry. Here is both the entire Sales Literature Brochure as well as the complete Owners Manual to the mid 1950's Hotpoint automatic dishwasher. This was the last 27" Hotpoint dishwasher design before they redesigned their dishwashers to the 24" size.


Dishwashers
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Hotpoint
1955 30 23mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1980 Frigidaire Washers and Dryers Brochure
Here is a sales brochure highlighting the entire line of 1980 Frigidaire Electric Washers, Dryers and Compact Laundry Appliances. Full control panel display images, machines photos and full detailed specifications included for each model.

Appliances highlighted:

Westinghouse Design Automatic Washers,
Franklin Design Automatic Washer,
Westinghouse Design Electric and Gas Dryers,
Franklin Design Electric and Gas Dryers,
Franklin Design Compact Washer and Dryer Stacked Laundry Center
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Frigidaire
1980 7 6mb $4.99

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