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1956-1957 Westinghouse Electric Range Owners Manuals


Published by Westinghouse in 1957-- Here are the owners manuals to the 1956 and 1957 lines of Westinghouse Electric Ranges and Ovens. Manuals include main owners manual along with the special instructions manual.

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

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


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

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

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

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



Number of Pages: 56
File Size: 21mb
Download Fee: $12.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download 1968-1972 Hotpoint Automatic Washer Technical and Service Manual
Here is the complete technical and service information binder for all solid-tub Hotpoint automatic washers from the late 1960s thru the end of this design in 1973.

A in-depth look at the Hotpoint Duo-Tub system is included.

Models highlighted:
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Automatic Washers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1973 163 56mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1985 General Electric Built-In Dishwasher Brochures
Here are some brochures by GE for their mid 1980s dishwashers. Images and specifications included.

Models include:
GSD2800D
GSD2600D
GSD2200D
GSD900D
GSD600D
GSD400D
Dishwashers
Published by:
General Electric
1985 10 8mb $9.99
Introductory Price of $3.99


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Thumbnail Image of Download GM Engineering Journal - The Frigidaire Rollermatic Washer
Here is a fascinating look at the design and implementation of the Frigidaire Rollermatic washer. 13 pages of this issue are dedicated to the design, testing and development of one of Frigidaire's longest lasting washer transmission.

Other articles include:
How the Loudness of Sound is Determined When Evaluating Electric

Absorption Spectroscopic Analyses of Rubber Materials

Short Range Telemetry System Provides Test Data on Rotating Parts

Patent Searching
Trade Publications
Published by:
Frigidaire
1965 44 44mb $12.99
Introductory Price of $3.99


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Thumbnail Image of Download Use and Care Guide for Westinghouse Top Loading Washer LAJ450
Here is the complete Use and Care guide to Westinghouse Automatic Washer LAJ450.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1969 20 16mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 Whirlpool Automatic Dishwasher Service Manual
Here is the service manual that includes Whirlpool's very first own dishwasher design. The original Whirlpool dishwashers were D&M models, but Whirlpool introduced their own design of dishwasher in '59 that was of the spray-arm design.

Models included in this service manual include:

Whirlpool First Spray-Arm Dishwashers:
FU60, FU60-1, FU60-2, FU70, FU70-R, FU70-1.

Portable Top-Loading D&M Impeller Models:
FP20, FP20-1, FP50, FP50-1



Dishwashers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1959 44 21mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1966 Westinghouse Builders Catalog
Here is the complete builders catalog showing off Westinghouse products for 1966.

Items shown:
Refrigerators
Space King Twins & Freezers
Built-in Ovens
Continental Ranges & Platforms
Free Standing & Slide-in Ranges
Built-in Dishwashers
Water Heaters
Compact Kitchens
Food Waste Disposers
Heavy Duty Automatic Washers, Electric and Gas Dryers
Coin-Operated Washer and Dryer
Cabinets for Kitchen and Laundry
Commercial Institutional Host Products
Type Y Year Round Air Conditioning System
Room Air Conditioners
Total Comfort System Cooling
Heat Pump & Electric Heating
Filtering & Dehumidifying
Commercial & Residential Lighting
Distribution Transformers
Elevators
Micarta® Countertops
Full Catalog
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Westinghouse
1966 32 26mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 Hotpoint Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to all 1959 Hotpoint Automatic Washers.

Models include: W910, LW930, LW950, LW9506, LW970, LW990.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1959 36 67mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963-1964 Frigidaire Commercial Washer Service Manual
Here is the service manual to the very last Frigidaire washer with the Unimatic transmission. This was a unique machine as it still utilized the Unimatic with the new larger 12lb tub. The 1964 version was also produced with the new Deep-Action agitator.

Models include: WCOF and WCOF-LP (LP = "less pump" for the gravity drain model).
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1963 80 108mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1949 ABC-O-Matic Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the service manual produced by the Altofer Brothers Company for their very first automatic washer, the model 50.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
ABC-O-Matic
1949 45 39mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1953 General Electric Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the service manual for GE's K line of automatic washers. Models include: WA650K1 and WA450K1.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1953 35 16mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1958 Maytag Commercial Washer and Dryer Service and Parts Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to the very first Maytag coin-operated commercial washers and dryers. Models covered: 123CM, 66CM and 76CM.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Maytag
1958 136 175mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 Philco Duomatic Owners Manual
Full owners manual packed with every 1961 Philco Duomatic electric combination washer/dryer. Models include: CE-716 and CE-714.


Combination Washer/Dryers
Published by:
Philco
1961 56 45mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1971 Frigidaire Commercial Washer Service Manual
Here is the first and comprehensive service manual introducing the completely redesigned Frigidaire coin-operated washers. Two models include WCS-M which is the first larger capacity, perforated tub Frigidaire commercial washer rated at 16lb as the fill level was set only to bottom of the last agitator cone. The other model WCDS-M which is the last of the Frigidaire solid tub washers, which is a solid-tub set in the 1/18 outer tub with the 1/18 transmission and suspension system.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1971 92 145mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1995 Frigidaire Laundry Appliances Brochure
Here is a full brochure showing off the WCI made Frigidaire line of automatic washers and dryers from the mid 1990's.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1995 0 41mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1972 Hotpoint Dishwasher Use and Care Guide
Here is the use and care guide to the 1972 line of Hotpoint Dishwashers.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1972 16 17mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1958 Hotpoint Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1958 Hotpoint automatic washers. 1958 was the first year Hotpoint introduced their new Co-Axial transmission.

Models include:
10LW40, 10LW43, 10LW44, 10LWS44, 10LW45, 10LWW45
Automatic Washers
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Hotpoint
1958 40 91mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1987 Gibson Washers and Dryers Brochure
Sales literature brochure for the 1987 line of Gibson washers and dryers.

Models include:
WASHER: WA28F2WT WA28M2WT WA28M4WT WA28M6WT
DRYER: DE/DG28T3WT DE/DG28ASWT DE/DG28A7WT
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Gibson
1987 8 19mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1935-1955 Easy Spin-Dryer Washer Parts Catalog
Here is a fascinating look at the early history of the Easy Spin-Dryer washers from what appears to be the very first model all the way through the mid 1950's. Different wash methods and agitators were designed as well as solid tub and perforated tub spinners.


Twin Tub Washers
Published by:
Easy
1955 107 78mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1954-1955 Norge Automatic Washer Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to the '54 and '55 line of Norge automatic washers.

Models include: AW-450, AW-452, AW-420, AW-410, AW-405 and AW-423.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Norge
1954 33 23mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1969 Norge Automatic Washer Owners Manual
Here is the complete Use and Care guide along with the Washing Guide for Norge automatic washer model AWK1820.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Norge
1969 48 57mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1949-1950 General Electric Heating Appliances Catalog
Here is a beautifully illistrated catalog showing many of General Electric's small appliances including Triple Beat Mixers, Coffee Makers, Toasters, Irons, Automatic Roasters, Waffle Makers and Sandwich Grills.


Small Appliances
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General Electric
1949 25 90mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 Philco Automatic Washer and Dryer Brochures
Here is the entire 1961 line of Philco automatic washers and dryers. 1961 was the first year Philco went to a perforated wash tub design but still utilizing the 1959-1960 12lb tub capacity and wobbling "High Frequency" agitator.

Models include: W-2140, W-2100, DE-6140, DG-6140.

Also included at end is the full 1961 price list for dealers. Please note there are a few duplicates of certain brochures in this pdf to capture everything we have found.
Automatic Washers
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Philco
1961 15 30mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 Philco Duomatic Combination Washer-Dryer Brochures
Here is the complete line of 1961 Philco Duomatic combination washer-dryers. Models include: C-716 (Left over design from 1960 models), C-714, C-712, C-710.


Combination Washer/Dryers
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Philco
1961 10 11mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Philco Duomatic Use and Care Book
Complete owner's manual to the top of the line 1963 Philco Duomatic model CE-734.


Combination Washer/Dryers
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Philco
1963 16 12mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1966 Easy Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1966 Easy Automatic Washers.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Easy
1966 40 47mb $12.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 Frigidaire Electric Range and Flair Range Tech-Talk Service Manual
Very comprehensive service manual for all 1964 J-Line Frigidaire Electric Ranges including Flair Models. Flair range service information begins on page R-141. Service manual includes wiring diagrams for all models listed.

Freestanding Models include: RSA-30J, RS-30J, RD-3SJ, RDG-38J, RD-39J, RCDG-39J, RS-10J, RDD-15J , RD-20J, RDD-20J, RD-71J, RCDG-55J, RCIG-75J.

Flair Ranges: RCD-630J, RCI-635J, RCI-645J

Looking for the replacement parts catalog for your Frigidare Flair Range, please see this manual: Frigidaire Flair Parts Catalog
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1965 104 79mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Imperial Model Washer and Dryer Brochures
Beautiful brochures for the Imperial Line which is a step down from Top of the Line. Washer models EA-80/85 and Gas Dryer model ED-85.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Whirlpool
1958 8 14mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1964 Easy Automatic Washer Service Manual
This is one of the most comprehensive service manuals Easy produced for the last years of the Vela-Power line of Automatic Washers.

Models covered: ACM, ACM-S,ADM, ABM, ABM-A, ABM-S, ASM, ASM-A, ASM-S, APM and APM-A.

Sections include: Full Specifications for each model, Installation, Cycle of Operation Charts, Operation of Suds-Saver System, Recommended Tools, Dismantling Machines, Reassembly of Machines, Replacements of Parts, Transmission rebuilding, Test Procedures, Adjustments, Trouble Shooting, Wiring Diagrams, Parts Lists.
Automatic Washers
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1964 92 57mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Brochures for Whirlpool Commercial Washers and Dryers
Beautiful brochures for the 1976 Line of Whirlpool coin operated washers and dryers.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Whirlpool
1976 8 25mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Assorted Small Appliances Dealer Catalog
Great brochures from a dealer catalog of small appliances and clocks.

Products Include:

Hamilton Beach Mixer

Hamilton Beach Mixette hand Mixer

Wearing Blendors: Deluxe, Chrome, Standard, Duo-Speed and Hand Mixer

Cory Vacuum Coffee Maker, Cory Electric Knife Shapener

Toastmaster Super Deluxe Toaster and Toaster 1B14

Fryrette Deep Fryer

Robeson Percolator Coffee Makers Crown, Princess, Avalon and Copper Classic Models

Durabilt Traveling Irons

Westclox Moonbeam Electric Alarm Clock, Sphnix, Big Ben, Greenwich, Logan, Electric Switch and Bantam Desk Clocks, Melody, Belfast, Orb and Monitor Commercial Electric Wall Clocks.

Lux Swinging Bird, Bobbing Bird, Colorful Clown and Rudolph Red Nose Clocks, Lux Minute-Minder Timers, Lux Claridge, Harvester, Chilton, Spinning Wheel, Fairview and Grist Mill Clocks

Seth Thomas Clocks, Rudder, Glance, Cathay, Belwyn, Accent, Poise, Sharon, Lynton, Filedston, Dynaire, Buckingham, Baxter, Northbury, Legacy, Kenbury, Medbury, Brookfield, Pippin, Homestead, Plaza, Manager clocks.

Arvin Portable Electric Heaters
Small Appliances
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1954 32 81mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1974 Westinghouse Dishwasher Service Manual
Complete service manual to mid 1970's Westinghouse made dishwashers.

Sections include: Specifications, Installation, Parts Identification, Cycle of Operation, Trouble Diagnosis and Parts Replacements/Adjustments.
Dishwashers
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Westinghouse
1974 48 31mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire Electric Ranges for 1939
Frigidaire produced their first electric range in 1938. This rare brochure highlights Frigidaire's second year of producing electric ranges with beautiful illustrations and full feature descriptions and specifications. Models include: B-60, B-40, B-30, B-20, L-10 and A-5.

"Frigidaire' s modern, electric kitchen brings you three beautiful household appliances that provide the utmost in convenience, efficiency, and economy. FRIGIDAIRE-the only refrigerator with the Meter-Miser... FRIGIDAIRE -the range that combines Low Cost, High Speed, and Sure Results... FRIGIDAIRE the dependable, entirely automatic water heater. Back of these products are the vast resources of General Motors... the beauty of famed designers... the world's finest engineering talent... the sound construction of quality materials and skilled craftsmen... and the practical knowledge of over 20 years' electrical manufacturing experience. Frigidaire Electric Ranges are built by the same company and to the same high standards that have made the Frigidaire Electric Refrigerator the largest selling in the world. You'll like every thing about these Frigidaire Ranges."
Ranges/Stoves
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Frigidaire
1939 16 21mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Automatic Washer Instruction Book
Complete owners manual and operating instructions for the Maytag Automatic Washer model 101P.


Automatic Washers
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Maytag
1955 36 16mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download New Vacuum Cleaners, Floor Washer-Dryers and Floor Polishers for every floor care need
Full brochure from GE for their early 60's floor care line. Images and complete specifications for each model included.


Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
General Electric
1962 4 6mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download How to Use and Enjoy your Frigidaire Electric Range - with the Wonder Oven
Here is the full owners manual to the top of the line Frigidaire ranges from 1952 though 1954. Models include RO-60 and RO-50.


Ranges/Stoves
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Frigidaire
1952 60 43mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Blackstone Model 190 Automatic Dryer Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to Blackstone's second generation automatic dryer. Models: 190, 190A and 190B.


Clothes Dryers
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Blackstone
1950 23 20mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Early model Coronado-Beam Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is an interesting service manual for the first Beam washer the Coronado. What is most unique about this very first Beam designed washer is it has two full size motors, one for wash and the other for spin! Full information on the cycle of operation, Diagnoises of Complaints and Servicing Procedures.

This Automatic Washer has been designed and developed to eliminate the old fashioned wash day for the modern housewife.

The cycle and washing principles incorporated insure maximum results with a minimum effort. All this plus economical operation provides an automatic that is virtually free from mechanical failure.

Many years of factory and field tests have proven the simple and practical design of this Automatic requires little if any adjustments. However, should adjustments be necessary, most of them can be handled through the conveniently located access panel.

Since this washer is completely automatic we feel this complete and simple Manual of Instructions will assist the service man in doing a speedier and more intelligent job.

The contents and illustrations listed in the following pages are the combined efforts of factory trained, experienced field personnel and our engineering staff.

Therefore, by referring to this Manual frequently all repairs and adjustments will be completed easier on this Automatic Washing Machine.

Automatic Washers
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Coronado
1950 32 22mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1953 General Electric Washer and Dryer owners manual
Carefree Washdays the GE Way! Complete owners manual and use/care guide to both the 1953 General Electric automatic washer and clothes dryer.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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General Electric
1953 68 30mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download JCPenny 1973 Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the service documentation for the very first General Electric made automatic washers for JCPenny. Sections include:

Model Index Timer Assembly
Motor & Relay
Service Hints
Cam Charts
Schematics
Water System- Exploded View
Water Inlet Valve
Water Level Switch
Hoses
Tub & Basket
Pump
Motor & Clutch Assembly
Agitator Assembly
Transmission
Bleach Dispenser
Detergent Dispenser
Rinse Agent Dispenser
Speedy Wash System
Suds Save Return System
Cover Assembly
Lid Switch
Cabinet Construction & Suspension System
Suspension Cable
Tub-To-Basket Gap
Field Check For Machine Walking
Strike, Vibration
Safe Installation
Safe Service
Machine Specifications
60 To 50 Hertz Conversion
Customer - User Practices
Washability
Automatic Washers
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JCPenny
1973 85 32mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Speed Queen Automatic Washer Service Manual
Complete service manual to Speed Queen washer models A44F and A44WF.

Sections include: Specifications, Cycle Chart, Installation, Service Procedures, Adjustments, Test Procedures and Service Helps.
Automatic Washers
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Speed Queen
1963 50 28mb $12.99
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Please see description in part 1 of this manual. This is part 3 of 3, pages 93-197.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kenmore
1959 119 64mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1966 Kenmore Automatic Washer and Dryer Models
Service supplement showing all of the 1966 Kenmore washer and dryer models along with a description of features for each machine.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Kenmore
1966 17 10mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Laundromat Service Manual
Full service manual for 3-belt Westinghouse Laundromat models L-1000 (Program Computer Laundromat), LTF-100, LTF-200, LTF-400, LTF-570, LTF-600, LTF-670 LTF-700, LTF-800. Sections include Specifications and Features, Parts Description, Installation, Cycle of Operation Charts, What to do When, Parts Replacement and Wiring Diagrams.


Automatic Washers
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Westinghouse
1965 68 36mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1976 General Electric Automatic Washer Use and Care Guide
Here is the complete use and care guide for General Electric Washer model # WWA8360V. Includes full cycle step charts for the Regular, Permanent Press, Knits, Mini-Quick and Soak cycles.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1976 24 42mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Catalog of Replacement Parts for 12 Series KitchenAid Dishwashers
Full parts catalog showing illustrations of all parts along with part numbers. Models include KD-12, KD-22, KD-32, KD-42 and KD-52.

This document makes doing internet searches for vintage parts much easier as you will have the official KitchenAid part numbers.
Dishwashers
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KitchenAid
1960 40 18mb $14.99
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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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Here is the complete brochure to all Frigidaire Skinny-Mini Laundry Centers from the mid 1970's. Contains images, details and full specifications for each model.

Models include: LCA-120, LCT-120 and LC-2.
Automatic Washers
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Frigidaire
1974 4 9mb $8.99
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Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to all Kenmore "Classic Cooking Centers" which is Sears' version of the Frigidaire Flair style range with the oven(s) above the cook-top. Two 40" models and one 30" model are included in this use and care guide.


Ranges/Stoves
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Kenmore
1962 28 16mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Comprehensive Hoover Vacuum Cleaner Service Manual
One of the most comprehensive vacuum cleaner service manuals that Hoover ever produced. You will find in this Handbook information covering the operation, maintenance and repair of Hoover cleaners and other appliances made since 1919.

Sections Include:
Introduction
Standard Hoover Service
Care of The Hoover Cleaner
Lubrication Chart
CHAPTER I-LOCATING THE TROUBLE
CHAPTER 2-TESTING AND REPAIRING HOOVER UPRIGHT CLEANERS
Major Parts of Hoover Cleaners
Part 1-Handle and Cord Assembly
Part 2--Bag Assembly
Part 3--Motor and Fan Assembly
Part 4--Main Casting Assembly
Part 5-Agitator and Brush Roll
Part 6-Finish and Appearance of the Cleaner
Part 7-Hand Cleaners and Pixie
Part 8-Cleaning Tools
CHAPTER 3-TESTING THE COMPLETED SERVICE JOB
CHAPTER 4-DISMANTLING HOOVER CLEANERS
CHAPTER 6-TANK AND CANISTER CLEANER
CHAPTER 7-ELECTRIC IRONS
CHAPTER 8-COFFEE POT
CHAPTER 9-FLOOR POLISHERS and PIXIE
CHAPTER 10-FLOOR WASHERS

Vacuum Cleaners
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Hoover
1957 107 61mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1964 Easy Combination Washer-Dryer Brochures
Beautiful brochures highlighting both the gas and electric Easy Combination Washer-Dryers with the exclusive Surge 'n Spin Water Extraction. Images, full control panel views and thorough specifications for each machine included.


Combination Washer/Dryers
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Easy
1964 4 4mb $8.99

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