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1961 to 1963 Philco Duomatic Combination Washer-Dryer Service Manual


Published by Philco in 1961-- Here is the complete service manual to all Duomatic washer-dryers made between 1961 and 1963. Full specifications and control panel views featured for each machine, along with complete servicing and troubleshooting details.

Models include:
CE716 1961 Top of the line top/rear control panel model.
CE714 1961 Middle of the line top/rear control panel model.
CE712 1961 Bottom of the line top/rear control panel model.
CE710 1961 Front mounted control panel/free-standing model.
CE710U 1961 Front mounted control panel/under-counter model.
CE736 1963 Top of the line top/rear control panel model.
CE734 1963 Bottom of the line top/rear control panel model.
CE730 1963 Front mounted control panel/free-standing model.
CE730U 1963 Front mounted control panel/under-counter model.

Number of Pages: 111
File Size: 69mb
Download Fee: $7.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Washer Service Instruction Film Narrative and Service Manual
Here are two complete Kelvinator automatic washer manuals into one .pdf file. The first is the narrative to the "Service Instruction Film-Strip" on Installation and Disassembly. The second part is the complete Service Manual and Parts Guide to all 1956 Kelvinator automatic washers.


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

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

Full specifications, service and troubleshooting sections included.

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

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

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

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


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


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


Automatic Washers
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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
Published by:
Maytag
1966 63 44mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1964 General Electric Washer and Dryer Brochures
Here are beautiful brochcures highliting the 1964 line of GE Washers and Dryers. Images and full specifications for each model included.

Models include: WA-1250Y, DA-1220Y, WA-950Y, DA-920Y, WA-805Y, DA-820Y, WA-650Y, DA-620Y, WA-550Y, DA-520Y.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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General Electric
1964 18 36mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 General Electric Combination Washer-Dryer Brochures
Here is the complete brochure showing off the 1961 models of the GE combination washer/dryer.

Models: WD-860V, WD-560D.
Combination Washer/Dryers
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General Electric
1961 4 9mb $5.99
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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 Maytag Automatic Washer model A212 Operating Instructions
Here is the complete Operating Instructions manual included with all Maytag A212 washers.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1983 8 7mn $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962-1987 KitchenAid General and Service Bulletins
Here is a collection of the majority of KitchenAid appliances General Bulletins and Service Bulletins. The majority of information concerns dishwasher with a bit of disposer and trash compactor information included as well.


Dishwashers
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KitchenAid
1987 266 147mb $7.99
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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 1973 General Electric Automatic Washer Technical Manual
Here is the complete technical manual for all 1973 General Electric automatic washers.

Sections include: Timer, Schematics, Select Switches, Water System, Drive System, Other Components, Cabinet Construction, Suspension system, Installation, Service Practices, Use & Care, Washability, Portable models.

Models covered:
18lb Washers: WWA9508P, WWA9500P, WWA9400P, WWA9300P, WWA8508P, WWA8500P, WWA8428P, WWA8420P, WWA8408P, WWA8400P, WWA8375P, WWA8364P, WWA8360P, WWA8305P, WWA8330P, WWA8314P, WWA8310P, WWA8300P, WWA8000P

14lb Washers: WWA7400P, WWA7350P, WWA7300P, WWA7050P, WWA7060P, WWA7030P, WWA7000P, WWA5500P, WWA5400P, WWA5000P

Portable Washers: WWP1020P, WWP1023P, WWP1150P, WWP5300P
Automatic Washers
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General Electric
1973 206 111mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Philco Automatic Washer Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures showing off the 1963 line of Philco automatic washers.

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

Models include: W-236, W-234, W-232, W-231, W-233V, W-231V.
Automatic Washers
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Philco
1963 17 43mb $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 1963 Philco Automatic Dryer Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures showing off the 1963 line of Philco clothes dryers. 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: DE-636, DG-636, DE-634, DG-634, DE-632, DG-632, DE-632V, DG-632V.
Clothes Dryers
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Philco
1963 20 42mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1975 Maytag Lets Talk Service
Here every Maytag service bulletin from 1975. 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, dryers, dishwashers and disposers are all covered.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Maytag
1975 62 39mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 Bendix Duomatic Owners Manual
Here is the full complete owners manual pack with every 1955 Bendix Duomatic combination washer-dryer.


Combination Washer/Dryers
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Bendix
1955 24 45mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 Bendix and Crosley Appliance Catalog
Here is the full line of Bendix and Crosley appliances. Full images and specifications for all major appliances included.


Full Catalog
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Bendix
1955 24 45mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Kelvinator Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual for all 1957 Kelvinator automatic washers.

Also include is complete parts catalog for all '57 washer models as well. 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.
Automatic Washers
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Kelvinator
1957 80 55mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1958 Kelvinator Automatic Washer and Dryer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual for all 1958 Kelvinator automatic washers. At the end is the service manual to the complete 1958 line of Kelvinator dryers.

Also included is complete parts catalog for all '58 washer models as well. 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.
Automatic Washers
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Kelvinator
1958 94 66mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Ironrite Comprehensive Service Manual to Mangle Ironers
Here is the comprehensive service manual to most ironrite ironers.

MODELS Included: XL-20, 25, 30, 34, 35, 38, 40, 42, 45, 50, 55, 60, 62,65, 70, 72, 75, 80, 85, 90, 91, 94, 95, 800, 850, 880, 890, 202.

Sections include:
General Service Information
Warranty
Return of Defective Parts
Pressure
Care of Shoe
Care of &11 Padding
Oiling Instructions
Thermostats
Shocks
Correcting Oil Leaks
Vibration
Checking Heat Failures
&11 Drive Adjustments
How to Remove Clutch
Motor Repair or Exchange Policy
How to Handle Motor Exchanges
Westinghouse Motors
Emerson Motors
Delco Motors
General Electric Motors
Diagram - Gear Housing
Adjusting Gas Machines
Diagrams - Shoe Assemblies
Shoe and Element Parts
Wiring Diagram
Electrical Parts
Switch Parts
Roll Parts
Roll Small Parts
Drive Gears
Clutch Parts
Adjustable Knee Control Parts
Non-adjustable Knee Control Parts
Motor Mounting Parts
Frame and Base Parts
Cabinet Parts
Gas Machine Parts
Repair Parts

If you're Looking for the Owners Manual and instructions for the Ironrite please see this The Quick and Easy Way to Beautiful Ironing
Ironers
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Ironrite
1960 154 87mb $9.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Montgomery Ward Coin-Operated Washer Service Manual
Here is a fascinating look at an early Montgomery Ward commercial washer. This is the complete 95 page service manual to model AWG-5023B.


Automatic Washers
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Montgomery Ward
1967 95 79mb $9.48
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Owners manual and operating instructions to Westinghouse Laundromat model L-124 and matching dryer D-124.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Westinghouse
1960 24 12mb $4.99
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Full owners manual and operating instruction to all 1956 Kenmore automatic dryers.


Clothes Dryers
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Kenmore
1956 12 9mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1969 Frigidaire Electric Range Tech-Talk Service Manual
Very comprehensive service manual for all 1971 Frigidaire Electric Ranges. Models include:

Models included: RS-30P, RDG-35P, RDG-38P, RCDG-39P, RE-30P, RCIE-39P, RXE-39P, RS-1OP, RDG-20P, RCDG-71P, RDE-20P, RCIE-75P
Ranges/Stoves
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Frigidaire
1969 112 62mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download JCPenny Compact Automatic Washer Parts Manual
Here is a rare parts breakdown of the Japanese made portable automatic washer that was made for General Electric, Hotpoint and JCPenny.


Automatic Washers
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JCPenny
1974 15 4mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Every laundry day you'll be proud of the way they get your clothes clean
Wonderful brochures produced by General Motors for their entire line of 1/18 full size, stacked and portable washers and dryers. Full images, specifications and control panel views.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Frigidaire
1978 12 11mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download How to use your Hamilton Automatic Washer
Full owners manual and operating instructions packed with every 1959 Hamilton automatic washer.


Automatic Washers
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Hamilton
1959 33 15mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1941 Bendix Automatic Washer Owners Manual
Here is the owners manual to Bendix's 2nd generation automatic washer. In 1941 they introduced a redesign of their original automatic washer.


Automatic Washers
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Bendix
1941 40 43mb $5.16
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You'll Never See or Touch Garbage

Here is a wonderful brochure for GE's Food Waste Disposer known as the Disposall. Full brochure highlighting features and specifications.
Food Waste Disposers
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General Electric
1957 6 8mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 Hotpoint Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to the all 1965 Hotpoint automatic washers. These are the older solid tub/Fountain Filter Hotpoint washers produced at the Chicago factory.

Sections Include:

SPECIFICATIONS INSTALLATION
CONTROL SERVICING
TIMER IDENTIFICATION
Timer and Rotary Switch Mounting
Rotary Switches
Rocker Switches
Installation of Rotary Switches
Timer Operation
Timer Knobs
COMPONENT SERVICING
Washer Top Mounting
Lid Assembly
Water Inlet System L.P.C.
Rinse Additive and Liquid Bleach Dispenser
Agitator
Agitator Drive Block
Spin Tub
Balance Control Switch
Drain Pump
Seal Replacement
Suds-Stor Valve and Pump
Drive Motor
Diagonal Support Assembly
Drive Belt Removal and Adjustment
Model and Serial Numbers
TRANSMISSION
Operation
Transmission Servicing
Transmission Centering
WASHER SERVICE ANALYSIS
WIRING DIAGRAMS
TIMER CYCLE CHART FOR SINGLE SPEED WASHERS
TIMER CYCLE CHART FOR TWO SPEED WASHERS
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1965 48 27mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Laundromat Clothes Washer Service Manual
Complete servicing manual and wiring information for the L-104 Westinghouse Laundromat washers. This manual focuses on models L-104, but is really valid for any 1950s Westinghouse Laundromat with a Speed Changer Transmission Unit.


Automatic Washers
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Westinghouse
1956 30 29mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Speed Queen Compact Combo Service Manual
Speed Queen's combination washer-dryer was called the "Compact Combo" as it was only 25 5/8" wide. Here is the complete service manual to this super rare machine. Sections include: Specifications, Timer Chart, Wiring Diagram, Pre-Installation, Installation, Service Procedures, Testing Procedures, Adjustments and Service Helps.


Combination Washer/Dryers
Published by:
Speed Queen
1962 1962 25mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 Kenmore Electric Ranges - Choose the Right One For You
Here is a poster size store brochure given out at Sears retail stores in the early 1960's to show off their line of electric ranges. 40", 30", 24" models as well as "Classic Cooking Centers" which is Kenmore's version of the Frigidaire Flair style range with the oven(s) above the cooktop.


Ranges/Stoves
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Kenmore
1962 4 6mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hotpoint Commercial Electric Cooking Brochure
This brochure highlights the Hotpoint "Glamour Line" of commercial cooking appliances. Products include Ovens, Griddles, Ranges, Broilers, Fry Kettles and the new Super Range with "Recipe Robotrol".


Commercial/Industrial Products
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Hotpoint
1951 4 6mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 General Electric Home Laundry Product Man
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.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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General Electric
1956 102 37mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Earliest Westinghouse Top Loading Washer Service Manual
Westinghouse marketed their very first top loader starting in 1962, they had the Easy Company produce their machines at first. In 1965 Westinghouse started producing their very own designed top loading automatic washers. This service manual is for the very first Easy made machines equipped with Easy's "Velva-Power" tranmission. Very comprehensive manual with specifications, cycle charts, operating instructions, wiring diagrams and detailed servicing information.


Automatic Washers
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Westinghouse
1962 64 47mb $5.64
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"Instruction handbook for use with Ironrite Automatic Ironer"

Full owners manual and operating instructions to the Model 95 Ironrite Automatic Ironer. Looking for the service manual to Ironrite Ironers? Please see this manual: Comprehensive Ironrite Service Manual
Ironers
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Ironrite
1960 20 11mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1986 White-Westinghouse Dishwasher Service Manual
Complete service manual to all 1986 White-Westinghouse dishwashers. Models include:

SU210JXC1, SU770JXR1, SU330JXR1, SU980JXR1, SU550JXR1 and SC560JXR1.

Sections include:
Safety, Introduction, Full Control Panel Views, Warranty, Specifications, Installation, Product Operation, Systems Operation, Service Diagnosis, Functional Components and Parts, Wiring Diagrams and Home Ec Talk.
Dishwashers
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Westinghouse
1986 53 44mb $5.28
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Thumbnail Image of Download Speed Queen Wringer Washer Brochures
Here are some wonderful brochures highlighting the Speed Queen line of wringer washers in the mid 1960's. Full images and specifications of each model inlcuded.

Models highlighted: 92, 90, 80, 702 and 50.
Wringer Washers
Published by:
Speed Queen
1965 10 18mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Philco Automagic Dryer Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures for the 1960 line of Philco Automagic Dryers. Illustrations and Specifications included.

Models shown: DE-608, DE-606, DE-604, DE-602 and DE-600.

Please note the originals had some minor water damage on them so there are some water spots or slightly blurry spots. However these are still very readable and super fun to look at.
Clothes Dryers
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1960 10 15mb $5.99
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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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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Hotpoint Clothes Dryer Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures for the 1956 Hotpoint Automatic Dryer line. Images, features and specifications included.

Models: LG11, LB11, LB12
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1956 12 30mb $5.99
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Full service manual for Sunbeam Irons model A-11 and A-12. Also included are the service manuals dated 9-26-69 entitled "Instructions for Servicing the Sunbeam Spray-Steam or Dry Irons" as well as manual dated May 30, 1970 for servicing Sunbeam Irons.


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1957 18 11mb $4.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Frigidaire Refrigerator-Freezer Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and use/care guide to many 1957 Frigidaire Home Refrigerators.

Models include: CP-141-57, CP-123-57, Fi-121-57, FD-102-57 and FS-101-57.
Refrigerators/Freezers
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1957 20 17mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Use and Care instructions for Westinghouse Cross-Vane Tumbling Dryers
Here is the complete owners manual, operating instructions, venting recommendations and installations instructions for Westinghouse Clothes Dryer DE470M and DG470M.


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