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Westinghouse Commercial Laundromat Service Manual


Published by Westinghouse in 1968-- Here is the complete service manual to the coin-operated bolt down Westinghouse Laundromat front loading washers.

Sections include:
Installation,
Wiring and Cycle Charts,
What to Do When,
Parts Replacement,
Complete Servicing.

Number of Pages: 54
File Size: 38mb
Download Fee: $7.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download 1974 Westinghouse Front Loader Washer Use-Care and Brochure
Here is a double feature, the Use and Care guide along with the complete sales literature brochure to the 1974 Westinghouse Washer model LT570P.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1974 8 14mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1947 Dexter Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the service manual to one of the earliest and original automatic washers, the Beam made Dexter. This machine was very unusual as it had two separate full size motors, one for wash and one for spin!

This is the comprehensive service manual to this early Beam design.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Dexter
1947 62 80mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1968 Whirlpool Coin-Operated Washers and Dryers Brochures
Here are some really rare brochures for coin-operated washers made by Whirlpool. Full images specifications included for each machine.

Models include...
Washers: CSA2000, CSA1000
Dryers: CSE2000, CSI2001, CSI1001.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1968 10 48mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 Philco Automatic Washer Brochures
Here are some wonderful brochures for the entire 1965 line of Philco automatic washers. 1965 was the introduction of Philco's color-key push button controls. All models are "Blades-of-Water" action.

Models include: W-2F1, W-2F2, W-2F3, W-2F4 (Custom), W-2F6 (Imperial) and W-2F8 (Custom Imperial)
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Philco
1965 16 54mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Philco Duomatic Brochure
Big beautifully illustrated brochure for the 1960 Philco Gas Duomatic Combination Washer/Dryer. Model CG-704.


Combination Washer/Dryers
Published by:
Philco
1960 8 27mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 Philco Clothes Dryer Brochures
Here are some wonderful brochures for the entire 1965 line of Philco electric automatic clothes dryers. 1965 was the introduction of Philco's color-key push button controls.

Models include:
DE-6F8, DE-6F4, DE-6F3, DE-6F2,
Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Philco
1965 10 36mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 General Electric Range Owners Manual
Here is the full owners manual to all 1960 General Electric freestanding ranges.

Models include:
J-408T, J-406T, J-404T, J-403T, J-402T, J-401T, J-400T, J-308T, J-304T, J-303T, J-302T, J-301T.

Full use and care instructions along with operation and cleaning.

Looking for the service manual to the 1960 GE Ranges, please see this book:
1960 GE Range Service Manual

Looking for parts for these ranges please see this book:
GE Range Parts and Accessories
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
General Electric
1960 36 16mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1966 Kenmore Washer Owners Manual
Full owner's manual and operating instructions to Kenmore washers 800, 70 and 600 series machines.

600dpi hi-res scan of manual.
Automatic Washers
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Kenmore
1966 36 56mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 Kenmore Laundry Appliances Brochure
Here is an absolutely beautiful sales brochure showing the entire line of 1959 Sears Kenmore Automatic Washers, Dryers, Combination Washer-Dryers and Wringer Washers.

Scanned at 600dpi for a super high resolution scan of these wonderful brochures.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Kenmore
1959 27 109mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1958 Kenmore Laundry Appliances Brochure
Here is an wonderful and rare brochure showing the entire line of 1958Sears Kenmore Automatic Washers, Dryers, Combination Washer-Dryers, Wringer Washers and Kenmore Ironer.

Scanned at 600dpi for a super high resolution scan of this wonderful brochure.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Kenmore
1958 29 125mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download How to Get the Best Out of Your Top Loading Automatic
Here are two complete use and care posters packed with the following models of Hotpoint Filter-Flo automatic washers produced in the UK.

Models include: 96700, 96702, 15790 and 15792.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Hotpoint UK
1985 4 45mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1974 Siemens Washers - Dryers - Ironers Brochure
Here is an English language brochure from German made Siemens appliances highlighting all the features of their top loading automatic washers, combination washer-dryers, dryers and ironers.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Siemens
1974 16 57mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download UK Hotpoint Handbook Twin Tub
Here the complete use and care guide to Hotpoint Twin Tub Washers produced in the UK in the late 1970s.

This handbook covers Models:
14890, 14892, 14894, 14770, 14762, 14764, 1482, 1483 and 1464.
Twin Tub Washers
Published by:
Hotpoint UK
1979 20 7mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Classroom Textbook on Servicing Automatic Washers and Dryers and Combinations
Originally written in 1963 and updated in 1972 these were classroom textbooks for learning how to repair electrical appliances. A fascinating look at how appliance repair was taught and a great primer to learn how to repair vintage washers, dryers and combos. Underscores, notes and quiz answers were left in the document from the original student for extra information.

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Automatic Washers
Published by:
NRI
1972 68 114mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Classroom Textbook on Servicing Sewing Machines and Food Mixers and Vacuum Cleaners
Originally written in 1963 and updated in 1972 these were classroom textbooks for learning how to repair electrical appliances. A fascinating look at how appliance repair was taught and a great primer to learn how to repair vintage Sewing Machines, Food Mixers, Blenders and Vacuum Cleaners. Underscores, notes and quiz answers were left in the document from the original student for extra information.

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Automatic Washers
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NRI
1972 68 100mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Classroom Textbook on Appliance Testing-Small Appliances and Irons
Originally written in 1963 and updated in 1972 these were classroom textbooks for learning how to repair electrical appliances. A fascinating look at how appliance repair was taught and a great primer to learn how to use appliance repair tools and testing equipment, repairing small appliances and lamps and fixtures and irons. Underscores, notes and quiz answers were left in the document from the original student for extra information.

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Automatic Washers
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NRI
1972 68 113mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1947-1960 Frigidaire Dryer Parts Catalog
Here is the complete parts catalog to all 1947 Thru 1960 Models of Frigidaire Dryers.

Models include:
TJ-60, TJ-60E, TJ-61, T0-60, T0-61, TR-60, TR-61, TR-60-2, TR-61-2, DV-35, DV-45, DV-65, DV-66, DS-56, DD-56, DI-56, DI-2-56, DS-57, DD-57, DI-57, DI-1-57, DD-58, DDP-58, DI-58, DCI-58, DCI-1-58, DD-59, DCD-59, DI-59, DCI-59, DS-60, DD-60, DCD-60, DI-60, DCI-60

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 a vintage Frigidaire dryer.
Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1960 86 37mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Hotpoint Electric Ranges Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to all 1967 Hotpoint Ranges.

Sections include:
Introduction, Cleaning Operation, Special Components and Construction, Operation, Servicing, Service Diagnosis, Schematics and Wiring Diagrams, New Features.

Models include:
RS731, RS758, RB745, RB778, RB790, RB515, RB525, RB535, RB536, RB545, RB566, RB635, RB646, RB670, RB690, RC525, RC535, RC545, RC546, RCS49, RC635, RC646, RC669, RC690, RW65-G and RW85-G.
Ranges/Stoves
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Hotpoint
1967 38 25mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 Hotpoint Refrigerator Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to all 1959 Hotpoint Refrigerator/Freezers.

Sections include:
Use and Care of your Refrigerator, Specifications, Servicing, Electrical Testing, Unit Operation, Controls and Wiring Diagrams.

Models include:
9EA8, 9EB8, 9EB11, 9EB12, 9EG11, 9EN12, 9ET12, 9EY12.
Refrigerators/Freezers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1959 52 36mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Who Else But RCA Whirlpool
Here is the official Whirlpool feature training book highlighting the 1966 Whirlpool washer, dryer and wringer washer lines. Whirlpool fans this beautiful book is definitely for you. This training series was similar 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 comparisons for all aspects of the belt-drive washer and matching dryers and wringer washers.

The book sections take each Whirlpool feature and compare them to Maytag, General Electric, Frigidaire, Hotpoint Norge and Westinghouse machines!

This item is scanned at 600dpi for super crisp clear text and images.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Whirlpool
1966 40 120mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Star Spangled Benefits from Whirlpool Dishwashers
Here is the official Whirlpool feature training book highlighting the 1970 line of Whirlpool built-in and portable dishwashers. Whirlpool fans this beautiful book is definitely for you. This training series was similar 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, specifications, benefits and cycle explanations.

This item is scanned at 600dpi for super crisp clear text and images.
Dishwashers
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Whirlpool
1970 34 82mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1968 Whirlpool Home Appliances Builder Catalog
Here is a complete builders catalog highlighting the 1968 line of Whirlpool appliances.

Products include: Gas and Electric ranges, refrigerators, commercial and domestic washers and dryers, dishwashers, disposers, air conditioners, ice makers and central vacuum cleaners.
Full Catalog
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Whirlpool
1968 16 18mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 General Electric Wall Refrigerator Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and use/care guide to General Electric wall mount refrigerator model LW-11N.


Refrigerators/Freezers
Published by:
General Electric
1956 16 $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
Published by:
Frigidaire
1965 100 58mb $7.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 General Electric Automatic Washer Brochures
Here are brochures for the 1960 line of General Electric automatic washers.

Models include:
WA-1050T, WA-1055T, WA-850T, WA855T, WA-852T, WA-857T, WA-750T, WA755T, WA-630T, WA635T, WA-600T, WA605T,

Beautiful images and full specifications included for each model.
Automatic Washers
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General Electric
1960 18 26mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Speed Queen Laundromat Change Machine Brochures
Here are some brochures for some specialty equipment for your Laundromat. They highlight change machines and other Speed Queen commercial laundry equipment.


Miscellaneous
Published by:
Speed Queen
1975 8 8mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Automatic Washer Parts Catalog
Here is an essential guide to all collectors of vintage Maytag washers. This parts catalog list all parts and related part numbers for all AMP models as well as all of the early Helical Drive Maytag washers. A Complete view of every model through 1961 is shown, including the first all push button Maytag Washer.

Accessories and service tools are also listed, including their part numbers.

This is an invaluable 270 page resource for all Maytag collectors. Having the part numbers is essential in doing internet and eBay searches for rare parts which many times can be found by searching by the part number.

Models include: AM, AMP, A2MP, A3MP, A4MP, 101, 121, 102, 140, 140S, 123, 123S, 130, 131, 131S, 141, 141S, 132, 132S, 142, 142S, 124, 124S, 126, 126S, 160, 160S,125, 125S.
Automatic Washers
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Maytag
1961 270 82mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Compact Laundry Brochure
Brochure highlighting GE's new portable washer and dryer.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
General Electric
1972 2 6mb $5.99
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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
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Kelvinator
1962 17 9mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid KD-15 Series Dishwasher Installation Instructions
Complete installation instructions packed with every 15 series KitchenAid built-in dishwashers Models include Superba KDS-15, Imperial KDI-15 and the Custom KDC-15.


Dishwashers
Published by:
KitchenAid
1965 6 5mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download General Electric Range/Oven Technical Data Manual
This technical data manual produced by GE concerns all of their electric ranges from the early and mid 1960's. These have tips to help you service your range. Major sections include: General Information, Electrical Diagnosis, Adjustments, Disassembly and Service Notes.

For the sections on the self-cleaning P7 oven please see the
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
General Electric
1964 91 47mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1969 Corning Countertop Range and Cooktop Brochure
Here are two brochures from Corning highlighting their glass topped 30" range along with "The Counter That Cooks", their glass topped cook top. Full images and spec included.


Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Corning
1969 8 10mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 to 1970 General Electric Dishwasher Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive technical and service manual to all General Electric Dishwashers made from 1967 thru 1970.

Sections include Model Information, Service Procedures, Wiring Diagrams, Timer Increment Charts, Service Notes.

Also included is the service manual for 1967 to 1970 Food Waste Disposers.
Dishwashers
Published by:
General Electric
1970 195 123mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid KD-16 Series Portable Dishwasher Brochure
Beautiful brochure from Hobart highlighting the new 16 series portable dishwashers.


Dishwashers
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KitchenAid
1971 4 5mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Washes Three Ways Better Than Ever Before
Advertising poster on the new '56 Bendix washer with Tip-Top Laundry Guide and Front-Row Concealed Controls. Washing principles proved by "Atomic Evidence and Scientific Tests!"


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Bendix
1956 3 4mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download GE Potscrubber II Dishwasher Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1974-1977 GE Postscrubber II dishwashers. Models include: GSD1050-01, GSD1050-03, GSD1050-04, GSD1070-02, GSD1070-03, GSD950-01, GSD950-02,,GSD953-01, GSD970-01, GSD970-02, GSD870-01, GSD870-02.

Sections include:
INTRODUCTION
- Purpose
- History
- Operation
- Models / Features
- Production Changes
- Warranty
STRUCTURE AND COMPONENTS
- General
- Structure/ Components Only On Potscrubber II Models
- Structure/ Components Common With Potscrubber Ill Models
- Structure/ Components Common With Plastisol Tub Models
FIELD CORRECTIONS
- General
- Model SD1 050 - Field Corrections
- All Models - Field Corrrections
ELECTRICAL
- General 18
- Schematics/ Switch Charts / Timer Cam Charts
- SD1 050/ 1070 Cycle Selections And Operation
- SD950 / 953 / 970 Cycle Selections And Operation
- SD870 Cycle Selections And Operation
WRAP UP
- Electrical Field Rework
- Diagnostic Procedures
- Conclusion
CHARTS
I - Model Changes
II - SD1 050 Field Corrections
Ill - Field Corrections (2 Pages)
IV - SD1 050-01 Schematic
V - SD1 050 - 01 Cam Chart
VI - SD1 050 - 03, -04, 1070 Schematic
VII - SD1050 - 03, - 04, 1070 Cam Chart
VIII - SD950-02 , 970 Schematic
IX - SD950-02 , 970 Schematic
X - SD870 Schematic
Dishwashers
Published by:
General Electric
1981 43 19mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Beautiful 1960 Whirlpool Laundry Appliances Brochure
Here is a wonderful brochure with stunning illustrations and information on the entire 1960 line of Whirlpool Automatic Washers, Dryers and Combination Washer-Dryers


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1960 8 14mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 Norge Dryer Operating Instructions
Here is the complete operating instruction card to Norge dryers, DE-G-200 and DG-G-220.


Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Norge
1962 4 2mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Ronson Cook n Stir 10 Speed Blender Owners Manual
Here is the full owners manual, operating instructions and comprehensive receipe guide to the Ronson Cook 'n stir.


Small Appliances
Published by:
Ronson
1968 116 41mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Your Instruction Book for Fluffy-Clean Clothes with the Apex Wash-a-Matic
Full owners manual and operating instructions that was packed in the very first design of the Apex Automatic Washer. This is the 3000 series (1948-1951) Wash-a-Matic automatic washers, with the spiral-tub bouncing basket.

You are now one of the ultra-modern homemakers who may escape "washday drudgery"! With your beautiful new Apex WASH-A-MATIC, you can look forward each week to extra hours and saved energy for other activities, leisure, or recreation.

The revolutionary action of the WASH-A-MATIC will quickly, thoroughly, and gently wash, triple-rinse, damp-dry, and finally fluff your clothes ... leaving them clean and tangle-free, ready for easy removal from the washer. Your Apex will do all of these things for you 100% automatically! Or, you can shorten, lengthen, or by-pass any of its automatic cycles by merely a flick of the timer control dial-when certain kinds of fabrics, or their condition of soil, require more specialized laundering.

The Apex WASH-A-MATIC is completely your tireless servant. Its unique "gearless" mechanism will give you extremely long, trouble-free service. It is not even necessary to oil the machine, for it is permanently lubricated at the factory.

Be sure to familiarize yourself with the instructions, outlined in this booklet, for using your WASH-A-MATIC. Keep these instructions for ready reference. Following them will enable you to achieve, with the absolute minimum of effort, just the washing results you have always wanted to attain.

Automatic Washers
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Apex
1949 24 10mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1968 Frigidaire Flair and Twin-30 Electric Range Tech-Talk Service Manual
Very comprehensive service manual for all 1968 Frigidaire Flair and Twin-30 Electric Ranges. Service manual includes wiring diagrams. Models include:

FLAIR RANGES Models: RCD-630N, RCD-630VN, RCI-635N, RCI-635VN, RCI-645N and RCI-645VN

TWIN 30 ELECTRIC RANGES Models: RCD-637N , RCI-639VN and RCIE-639VN

Looking for the parts catalog for Flair Ranges, please see this manual:
Frigidaire Flair Parts Catalog



Looking for a Use and Care Guide for Frigidaire Flair Ranges? Please see this manual: Frigidaire Flair Owners Manual

Ranges/Stoves
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Frigidaire
1968 72 58mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Entire '74 Line of General Electric Filter-Flo Washers
Beautiful sales literature brochures highlighting the entire 1974 GE Automatic Washers line, including the Dispensall! Full specifications and complete control panel close-up views for each and every model.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1974 17 27mb $5.99
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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 $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1974 Siemens Washers - Dryers - Ironers Brochure
Here is an English language brochure from German made Siemens appliances highlighting all the features of their top loading automatic washers, combination washer-dryers, dryers and ironers.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Siemens
1974 16 57mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The GE Review
The GE Review was an engineering magazine created to report on the advances of technology of the time, including advances in Home Appliances.

Articles in July 1952 issue...


Editorial: The Fourth of July

New Switchgear Laboratory Goes into Operation
Late last month on the flatlands of southwest Philadelphia, GE’s new high-capacity switchgear development laboratory was officially dedicated. With Company spokesmen looking ahead to an annual U.S. power consumption of possibly a trillion kw-hrs by 1965—more than triple the amount now being used—the new laboratory will aid in the development of switch- gear of higher ratings to keep pace with this phenomenal growth. continued…

Engineering the Automatic Washer
The automatic clothes washer is a simple device—to the housewife. She throws in the laundry, sets a control dial, and goes about her telephoning. A short time later she removes the laundry—washed and damp-dried.

Simply stated, the function of a domestic washing machine is to get the laundry clean, rinse out the detergent, and extract most of the water. For a third of the century these operations were performed with a machine in which the laundry was manually lifted from the tub and fed through a water- extraction device. Most of these devices were wringers, powered by the washing- machine motor. A limited number were the centrifugal-extraction type using the same or a separate tub. continued…

Stopping Ships
Even with modern navigating and communication aids there are times when things get out of hand and a collision ol ships appears imminent. The need for meeting this situation—rare though it may he—has an influence on the design of ships’ power plants.

Most large and fast ships are powered bv a steam turbine that drives the propeller through suitable gearing and shafting. The astern power that is used for stopping a ship is provided by a comparatively small separate section of the main turbine. The question immediately arises as to why the astern element can’t be given the same power as the ahead element. Well, it can. The simplest arrangement would he another turbine of the same size geared to drive the propeller backwards. continued…

Ferromagnetography
Contrary to general belief printing did not originate with Gutenberg; to the ancient Chinese belongs the credit. They made engravings—used mainly for printing on silk cloth—by carving figures out of wooden blocks. Later, around 1120 BC. they introduced wooden blocks of movable type.

Modern printing, on the other hand, began in the middle ages—about the year 1423. It was during this period that Johann Gutenberg, a German stonemason, had the idea of printing with movable type. So he set about his skill, cutting alphabets out of small wooden blocks to be used for typesetting. A friend advised him to use metal instead of wood, since it wouldn’t wear out so easily. This he did. As you can imagine, this task required many years and a large expenditure of money. He financed his operations by borrowing money on the type he’d already completed. Then, to prove to his creditors and the many cynics the worth of his efforts, he completely reproduced the Bible in print. continued…

Cool Breezes — Story of the Electric Fan
Fans preceded written history by many centuries. Some of the most ancient known fans were those of the Chinese dating back to 3000 BC. And ceremonial fans were used in 1700 BC by the reigning monarchs of Egypt and Assyria. Some thousand years later the "punkah" —a hand-swung lightweight ceiling-suspended fan—was introduced in India, and even today is still in use there.

From exquisitely made folding tans of the Japanese, followed by 17th century Paris creations of surpassing beauty, we come to the practical palm-leaf type and simpler folding fans of grandmother’s day.

It’s not possible to give the exact age of the electric fan—the youngest member of the ancient family of fans. But the earliest record of a U.S. patent awarded for an electric fan was in 1854. This was a ceiling-suspended assembly of several large fan blades, each hinged along one edge to a horizontal rotating arm driven by a battery-operated motor. Arms on the blades struck projections causing the blades to vibrate and thus agitate the air. continued…

Longer Life for Dry-type Transformers
Improvements in dry-type power transformers and their insulations is a good example of how electrical engineers are continually making progress in lengthening the life span of electric equipment and increasing its endurance to higher temperatures.

For many years insulations known as Class A were about the only ones available to the transformer designer. These insulations consisted of materials such as cotton, silk, or paper—impregnated with organic varnishes to give them additional mechanical and electrical strength. They were used in a medium of mineral oil or air. Such insulations were relatively inexpensive but a maximum allowable temperature limit of 105 C was necessary for reasonable life. continued…

The G10 Germanium Rectifier
In 1886 a German chemist by the name of Alexander Winkler found an unknown metal sulfide and isolated the element which he called germanium. It has a shiny metallic appearance, is extremely hard and brittle, and is recovered as a by-product in the smelting and refining of zinc ores.

Because germanium falls into group four of the periodic table, it has some of the chemical characteristics of the elements on either side of it. Germanium is both an electrical conductor and an electrical insulator, depending on its temperature, and is classed as a semiconductor. continued…

Nylon for Bearings and Gears
Although nylon is generally associated with such decorative items as stockings and sweaters, we have found that its versatility extends well into the fields of bearings, gears, and other workaday applications.
Nylon is tough at low7 temperatures, is resistant to abrasion, has strength in thin sections, is light in weight, has certain self-lubricating qualities, and is resistant to many chemicals. Properties are given in the table on the opposite page. Exact characteristics and specifications can be found in the literature put out by the manufacturers of nylon molding powders.

Bearing Tests - Of interest to design engineers is published data that shows the effect of wear on nylon when used as a bearing material. Results of tests using nylon against nylon, steel, and brass under various loads and speeds, and with various lubricants, are given on page 35. As you may suspect, the lowest rates of wear are found when nylon is run against nylon in a dry condition, as well as when nylon is run against steel lubricated with SAE 10 oil. When nylon is rubbed against brass, the metal flakes off and contaminates the hearing surface. continued…

The Unit Cost of Light
There’s more to figuring the cost of a lighting system than adding up the prices of fixtures, installation, and electricity. A tabulation of over-all annual costs that the customer may expect to pay appeals to the businessman, because it is expressed in his own language. Rut further analytical cost studies of operating and maintenance methods and lamp efficiencies may show you the way to worth-while savings or better lighting for the same expenditure.

To help you along this economic pathway a relatively simple formula has been devised. It is referred to as the "unit cost of light” method. In its most flexible form it deals with the raw light as generated by the lamps in just one fixture. Then, once the unit cost of light in dollars per million lumen hours is known, you can easily apply it to a specific installation if over-all costs are also desired. continued…

Added Kick for Turbojet Engines
Getting an 80-ton airplane into the air in a matter of seconds is no easy job. The problem is one of providing more than normal maximum thrust or "kick” at take-off. In the case of B-45 and B-47 jet bombers, their power plants (J-47 turbojet engines—one is shown on the adjacent page) were equipped with combustion-chamber water-alcohol injection systems for augmenting thrust.

Variations of these systems boost the take-off thrust from 15 to 25 percent or higher. As a result, heavy jet-powered aircraft can take off from minimum- length runways with maximum safety. continued…

Are We Ready for Railroad Electrification in the U. S.? .
Admittedly, widespread electrification in I lie United States is not just around the corner. Rut there is an element in the cost of railroad electrification and in the success of operation through the ensuing years that can not be settled too soon. This all-important factor is standardization. And standardization is so important primarily because it permits repetitive manufacture. Standardization, of course, offers other advantages that may be more familiar, but every day brings new evidence that a custom-designed article built in a job shop cannot compete with a highly engineered item produced under conditions of repetitive manufacture.

It is time for all who may have a hand in railroad electrification in the United States to start sifting out the alternatives and to find agreement on what may be the standard system of electrification in this country. Let us speak briefly about the prospects of electrification and [hen expand the theme of standardization. continued…

A Brightening Outlook - When will we see railroad electrification resumed in the United States? The answer depends largely on costs, with the cost of fuel or energy being a big part of the expense of locomotive operation.

When we compare the cost of diesel fuel with the cost of purchased electric power at the figures current today, we find them roughly equivalent. We are speaking, of course, of gallons of fuel oil or kilowatt-hours of electricity at the locomotive. As long as power costs in these two forms are even approximately equal, it is obvious that the diesel- electric locomotive with its lower investment is the correct answer for new installations. At the same time this approximate equality tells us that extensive electrified systems already installed should continue to be operated. continued…

New Safeguard for Protective Coatings
You can best define a plastics material as a synthetic organic substance. At some stage of production it’s plastic— capable of being shaped; or liquid— capable of being cast. Furthermore, it’s either thermoplastic or thermosetting. If thermoplastic, it softens under heat and can he remolded. If thermosetting, it sets under heat and can’t be remolded.

Phenolic materials are thermosetting plastics. And from practically the outset of the industry they’ve enjoyed an ever- expanding market. They take many and various forms. Probably the most familiar to you are radio cabinets, telephone handsets, buttons, tube bases, mechanical parts, and so on. continued…

Dollar-sign Engineering
The photo sequence beginning on the next page will show you how a value analyst operates—step by step—on a typical project. Here, it’s the timer for the automatic clothes washer. Because space doesn't permit us to show the results of the analysis on every part of the timer, we have selected one part as being typical. (In the actual project more than 30 individual parts of the timer were analyzed for value.)

It should be emphasized that nothing was wrong with the timer when we approached the Value Analysis Unit and requested a survey. The timer operated satisfactorily and costs were in line with similar products. But. as is the case with far-sighted management, they wanted to see if it wasn’t possible to further eliminate any unnecessary costs. continued…

Moisture vs Rubber Insulation
Although rubber compounds are used to waterproof such everyday items as overshoes, raincoats, and garden hoses, rubber compounds in general can’t be considered waterproof when used as an insulation for wire and cable.

What works on raincoats may not work on cables—the basic differences are: length of exposure; effect of moisture on the electrical properties. Cables insulated with rubber compounds must withstand years of continual exposure with a consequent absorption of moisture. And moisture absorption has proved to be a contributing factor in cable failures. continued…
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1952 58 61mb $5.99
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Great reference guide to Bendix and Philco washers.

Sections include:
Agitator Washers—Major Parts
Air Conditioner Filters
Appliance Polish
Ballpoint Washers—Major Parts
Bearings
Belts
Bendix-Philco Cross Reference
Combination Washer/Dryer—Major Parts
Cords, Range & Dryer
Covers—Air Conditioner
Dexter-Philco Cross Reference
Diaphragms
Dryer—Major Parts
Dryer Cords
Dryer Venting Equipment
Fast Moving Parts
Filters—Air Conditioners
Gaskets
Gears
Hardware—Special
Heaters and Heater Kits
Hose—Inlet
Identification Material
Kits—Repair
Lubricants
Major Parts List
Agitator Washers
Ballpoint Washers
Combination Washer/Dryer
Dryers
Tumble Action Washers
Wringer Washers
Paints & Refinishing Materials
Philco Bendix/Dexter Cross Reference Data
Polish—Appliance
Range Cords
Seals
Service Manuals
Signs
Solenoids
Surface Units—Electric Range
Switches
Timers
Tumble-Action Washers—Major Parts
Valves
Venting Equipment
Wringer Washers—Major Parts
Full Catalog
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1962 52 57mb $7.99
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Here is the complete laundering guide that was packed with every Maytag Washer and Dryer in the mid 1980's.

This Maytag Laundering Guide tells how to effectively use your new equipment to obtain the best results with present-day fabrics and laundering aids.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Maytag
1985 20 23mb $7.99
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1956 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.
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1956 102 37mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1968 Easy Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to 1968 Easy automatic washers.

Models covered: WA-421, WA-428, WA-422, WA-4226, WA-423, WA-444, WA-455.

Sections include: Feature Chart, Control Panel Chart, Specifications, Installation Instructions, Servicing Timer, Switches, Components, Motor, Wiring, Testing, Transmission Repair, WA-455 Variable Speed Washer.
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