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Fluffy-Clean Clothes with the Apex Wash-a-Matic

Published by Apex in 1953-- Full owners manual and operating instructions that was packed in all 6000 series (1952-1954) Wash-a-Matic automatic washers. These are the washers with the spiral-tub bouncing basket.

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Fluffy-Clean Clothes with the Apex Wash-a-Matic
Published in 1953

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Fluff-clean Clothes with APEX WASH-A-MATIC

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Your New


brings you unsurpassed

washing satisfaction
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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.

Kathryn Kennedy

Home Economics Department The Apex Electrical Manufacturing Company
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Seven Important Fundamentals...................................5

Operation of the WASHvA*MATlC..................................6

Description of the Automatic Cycle.............................7

Sorting the Laundry............................................9

Stain Removal..................................................10



Synthetic Detergents, Soap Products and Water Conditioner . 12

Water Temperature Chart........................................15

Load Weight Charts . . . . '.............................16

Special Loading Instructions...................................17

Automatic Balancing in Spin....................................18

How Long to Wash Clothes ... .......................18


Silks and Synthetics...........................................20

Baby Clothes...................................................20

Washable Furnishings...........................................20

Bluing Suggestions.............................................21

Bleaching Suggestions..........................................*21

Starching Suggestions.................................. 21

Care of the WASH-A-MATIC.......................................22

Stain Removal Charts...........................................24
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Read and follow these instructions carefully, in order to obtain the superior washing results which your Apex WASH-A-MATIC is designed to accomplish. Always keep these seven points in mind:

1 The WASH-A-MATIC uses very little water, but, for most effective washing, it is desirable that an adequate supply of water between 140° and 160° be available.

2 Sort your clothes by kind of fabric, type of garments, color fastness, and soil content.

3 Load your WASH-A-MATIC as recommended.

4 Wash only for the length of time recommended for the kind of fabric and the degree of soil.

5 Mend torn items before washing, and pre-treat stained or heavily soiled pieces.

6 The type and amount of synthetic detergent, or soap product and water conditioner, used for washing various fabrics is important. Follow directions carefully.

7 Call on your Apex dealer for assistance on special home laundry, or any service, problems. He will be happy to help you.
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The WASH-A-MATIC is easily controlled by (1) the timer control knob (located at the right, on the control panel) and by (2) the temperature control switch (located at the left, on the control panel).

To Operate the WASH-A-MATIC:

1. Be sure that the hot and cold water supply and electric current are turned on, and that the timer control knob is pulled out. (Note: When this knob is pulled out, the current in the machine is turned off. When it is pushed in the current is turned on. Any phase of the automatic cycle may be interrupted, shortened, by-passed, or repeated by pulling out the timer knob and then turning the knob clockwise to the desired setting.)

2. Before washing, drain cold water from hot water lead-in pipe. (This may be accompished by setting the temperature control at "HOT", turning the timer knob clockwise to "ON", and pushing in the knob. When the water has run for about a minute, turn the timer knob clockwise to the last two minutes of the "DRY" cycle, and spin out the water.)

3. Put the synthetic detergent or a soap product and "Calgon" in the agitator tub before adding the clothes. This insures maximum solubility and efficiency of the detergent.

4. Place properly sorted load of clothes in the washer and close the lid.

5. Set the temperature control switch at "WARM", or "HOT", depending on the kind of fabric being washed.

6. Turn the timer knob clockwise to "ON", and push in to permit water to enter for three minutes. (Note: If the timer knob is ever turned counter-clockwise, it will unscrew without causing any action in, or damage to, the machine.)

7. After the three minutes fill period, set the timer dial for proper washing time, if the kind of fabric being washed, size of load, or the condition of soil, requires less than the regular automatic wash cycle of 13 minutes. (NOTE: The wash cycle is marked on the visual control panel in minutes, with settings for "LIGHT" and "HEAVY" degrees of soil.)
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The WASH-A-MATIC does these things automatically


1. During the first three minutes of washing time, water flows in at the rate of 2½ gallons per minute, providing a total of seven gallons for washing.

2. At the "WARM" setting, the temperature selector allows water to enter the WASH-A-MATIC at approximately 100°. At the "HOT" setting, water enters at tank temperature. It is important that the tank temperature be between 140° and 160°, when washing cottons and linens.

3. During the fill period, the pulsating Apex "Spiral-Tub Agitator" wash action starts and (after the fill period) continues for 10 minutes, or for such shorter time as selected. (NOTE: During the wash period, the operator may observe that the water level in the washer drops. The WASH-A-MATIC is designed so that during the wash period some water will flush out, carrying with it suspended particles of dirt and lint. The change in water level is particularly noticeable when a sudsless detergent is used, and only a few garments are being washed.)

4. During the last half minute of the wash cycle, one gallon of fresh warm water enters the washer for pre-rinsing and balancing.

5. The wash water is spun out in half a minute.

6. The water temperature selector provides all rinse water at 100°

(warm) regardless of the temperature selected for washing.

7. The clothes receive 8½ minutes of rinsing, in 16½ gallons of water.

There are one spray-spin rinse. and two immersion rinses, with the water being replaced at the end of each of the first two rinses with clean, fresh water.

8. For five minutes, the clothes are spun damp-dry.

9. After damp-drying, the exclusive "fluff action" (about a half minute in duration) loosens and fluffs the clothes, leaving them ready for easy removal from the machine.




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1. Saves Time: The entire automatic cycle of the WASH-A-MATIC takes only 27½ minutes.


what the



2. Saves Water: The entire cycle of washing and rinsing uses only 24½ gallons of water, of which approximately 15 gallons is hot water (when the temperature control switch is set at "HOT").

3. Saves Detergent or Soap: Since only seven gallons of water are required for the wash cycle, less synthetic detergent or soap is needed to obtain the proper washing solution.

4. Saves Work: Your Apex WASH-A-MATIC takes the work out of washday, for it washes, triple-rinses, damp-dries, and fluffs the clothes automatically, in the

5. Saves Clothes: The gentle, yet thorough, pulsating action results in the least possible wear on the clothes.
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sorting the laundry

The proper sorting of clothes, before washing them, is of utmost importance. Clothes should be sorted according to type of fabric, size of garment, and degree of soil, For best results, do not wash colors with whites, heavily soiled garments with those slightly soiled, or large pieces (sheets) with small pieces (handkerchiefs). As a matter of fact, it is advisable, both from the standpoint of sanitation and effective cleansing, to wash handkerchiefs, as well as socks, by themselves. Sort your clothes as indicated in the following groups and sub-groups, for best results.

1. Cottons and Linens.

A. All-whites. (Note: Wash not more than two sheets and two pillow cases at one time, and separately from other cottons.)

B. Dark fast colors.

C. Heavy items: Mattress pads, bath mats, bedspreads, cotton blankets, etc.

2. Silk and Synthetics:

Examples: Viscose, Acetate, Cupra Ammonium

(Rayon, Nylon, etc.)

3. Non-fast colors.

4. Heavily soiled work or play clothes. (Note: Work clothes, or other heavily soiled pieces, should not be washed with other items.)

5. Woolens (machine washable).
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stain removal

6. Baby clothes.

A. Wash together: Nightgowns, sheets, underwear, blankets, etc. (cotton).

B. Wash these groups separately: (1) Diapers; (2) Woolen blankets, bonnets, and booties; (3) silk or rayon coats and robes; (4) waterproofs.

7. Washable furnishings.

While sorting, these jobs should be done:

1. Separate stained pieces and remove stains.

2. Separate pieces that need mending and mend them.

3. Separate pieces heavily soiled and pre-treat or pre-soak.

4. Turn pockets inside out; remove non-washable belts and perishable trims, buckles, and buttons; close zippers.

When color fastness is doubtful, clip a sample from inside seam and wash in warm (100°) sudsy water. If there is no fading, garment may usually be washed successfully.

The charts on page 24 are a helpful guide to techniques and agents for removing common stains. It is important to remove any stains in the clothes as soon as they occur and before presoaking or washing them, particularly since hot water will tend to "set" stains. (Hot water will not "set" dirt in the clothes.) If the stain is not grease, first try to remove it by sponging with cold water.
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The new washing principle incorporated in the design of the Apex WASH-A-MATIC makes it a most effective method of washing. Even the dirtiest clothes can be washed satisfactorily, but judgment on the part of the operator must be used to accomplish the desired results.

When washing very dirty clothes, one of two methods may be followed: Either the clothes should be pre-soaked, or they should be put through more than one washing period. The double washing method is less desirable because the longer clothes are washed, in any type washer, the greater the wear. Even though the WASH-A-MATIC by test proves to result in a minimum of wear, too long a washing period will cause a lint condition which is undesirable, both from the standpoint of economy and effective washing results. Therefore, it is advocated that heavily soiled clothes be pre-soaked.

Many homemakers have become accustomed to presoaking clothes to loosen heavy soil, perspiration, albumen and other foreign matter. Pre-soaking may be done effectively in the WASH-A-MATIC, as follows:

Place the clothes in the washer, after first putting in the synthetic detergent, or a soap product and ''Calgon'', in the same amount used in normal washing. Turn timer knob clockwise to "ON", push in and allow "HOT" or "WARM" water to enter as desired. After the wash action has progressed for two or three minutes, during which period the detergent has become well dissolved, pull out timer knob to stop action. Soak no longer than 30 minutes, since prolonged soaking tends to cause redeposition of the soil on the clothes. Then turn control knob to "DRY", and allow machine to complete the cycle automatically. The clothes are now ready to be washed in the normal way, although the full wash cycle usually will not be required after presoaking.
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synthetic detergents, soap products and water conditioner

Pre-soaking should not be necessary if only portions of a garment are heavily soiled, such as will be found on shirt collars and cuffs. These heavily soiled areas should be brushed with a concentrated solution made from the synthetic detergent or soap (whichever one is used in laundering) before washing in the WASH-A-MATIC. This pretreatment ordinarily permits a reduction in the wash cycle.

It is recommended that badly soiled handkerchiefs be soaked in a pail of salt water before washing.

Type of Washing Compound: Selecting the proper washing compound, and using the proper amount, are of great importance in obtaining efficient washing results in any automatic washer.

Synthetic detergents, which are made by a different chemical process than soaps, are more quickly soluble and prevent the formation of soap curds and soil deposits on the clothes.

Moreover, they are usually more economical than soap powders, especially when used in hard water. For these reasons, manufacturers of automatic washing machines, as well as homemakers themselves, generally have a decided preference for the use of synthetic detergents, rather than soap powders, in automatic washers.

Synthetic detergents are of two kinds, non-sudsing and sudsing. Since suds tend to cushion the washing action, the non-sudsing synthetic detergents (such as "ALL", "SPIN", "SNAP", etc.) are especially efficient for washing heavily soiled or greasy clothes. Non-sudsing brands of synthetic detergents can usually be purchased in appliance or department stores, if they can not be found at the local grocery store.
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The sudsing-type synthetic detergents (such as "TIDE", "SURF", "FAB", etc.) have decidedly improved cleansing qualities over soap products. They are recommended for washing clothes of average, or light soil. However, because their profuse suds tend somewhat to cushion the washing action, the non-sudsing detergents mentioned in the previous paragraph should be used if the sudsing-type (along with pre-soaking the clothes) does not achieve satisfactory results when washing heavily soiled or greasy clothes.

Apex strongly recommends the preferential use of synthetic detergents. However, if a soap powder is used when washing with the WASH-A-MATIC, then a very effective water conditioner, marketed by many leading grocery stores under the trade name, "Calgon", should be added to the soap powder to obtain satisfactory washing results and to prevent the deposit of soap curds on the clothes. "Calgon" performs the function of softening the water and, in addition, freeing the soap to remove soil from the clothes. Moreover, when "Calgon" is added to the soap powder, or added to a synthetic detergent as well, it will be found that less soap or detergent is required.

The same amount of "Calgon" as used in the wash cycle with the soap powder should be added separately to the fresh water in the first immersion rinse, in order to prevent any possible formation of soap curds and soil deposits on the clothes during the first immersion rinse. (Note: The use of synthetic detergent, instead of soap powder and "Calgon", has a special advantage in that its use does not require adding any further detergent or conditioner when rinsing.)

It must be remembered that when washing heavily soiled clothes, particularly those having greasy content, a greater quantity of synthetic detergent, or soap powder and "Calgon", must be used to insure proper washing results.

If a special problem is encountered in washing extremely dirty or greasy clothes, use two tablespoons of "0AKITE" detergent with half the quantity of the detergent or soap regularly used per washer load.
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Amount of Washing Compound: The charts following show the proper amount of synthetic detergent, or soap product and "Calgon", to be used, based on the grains of hardness in your water supply. Information regarding water hardness (as to the number of grains of hardness in your area) can be obtained from the water company, or from the home laundry consultant who demonstrates the WASH-A-MATIC

It is important to follow the quantity directions, given on the next page, very carefully. The proper amount of synthetic detergent listed for each category of water hardness is based on the low water consumption of the WASH-A-MATIC.

When beginning the use of synthetic detergents with clothes previously laundered with soap, the garments or fabrics should first be conditioned by washing, for four or five minutes entirely with "Calgon", in order to remove soap and soil deposits. Use one-half cup of "Calgon" for each load, or two-thirds to one cup if water is hard. After extracting the wash water, put in the normal amount of synthetic detergent, and wash again for the regularly recommended period. It may be advisable to repeat such conditioning when the clothes are laundered the next two or three times, if soap deposits in the clothes are excessive and create undue suds when conditioned with "Calgon" alone.
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Amount of Soap Powder and "Calgon": If a soap powder is being used instead of a synthetic detergent, proceed as follows: Add one half cup of soap powder along with the recommended amount of "Calgon" (see chart below) to the wash water. For best results, there should be a suds level of about two inches, and the initial amount of soap powder should be either increased or decreased to maintain this level.

CAUTION: Never mix soap products with synthetic detergents when washing, since these two categories of washing compounds are basically different and ordinarily will not work well when mixed. Wash regularly with the same compound, avoiding the changing of brands. Do not use in excess of recommended quantities.

water temperature chart

This chart shows the temperature settings to be used for the groups of washables selected in sorting. For cottons and linens, best results come from water of 160°.
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Load weight charts

The washing action is most effective when not over eight pounds (dry weight) of clothes are loaded into the machine at one time. However, if the pieces are large or bulky, then less than eight pounds should be loaded in order to permit

thorough washing. (NOTE: Clothes or fabrics loaded so that they protrude above the full water level constitute an over-load, regardless of their weight. In any case, the load should never be larger than will permit free movement of

the individual pieces during the wash and rinse phases.)

Below are two sample wash loads, showing the composition of recommended loads. Notice that pieces of similar size are washed together, avoiding such combinations as sheets and handkerchiefs. (If washed together, very large pieces may entrap very small ones, so that latter may not receive thorough cleansing.)
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Generally, no special care need be used in loading the WASH-A-MATIC except that sheets, bedspreads, table-clothes, or pieces of similar large size should be handled as follows:

The sheet (or piece of similar size) should be picked up by its center to form a "tent". Now, holding the peak in one hand, grasp the fullness with the other hand, and place peak first into the basket, loading the fullness into the zone directly over the peak. This method of loading sheets, or pieces of similar size, permits free circulation of water, and prevents "ballooning" and the possibility of trapping lint. For best results, only two sheets should be washed at a time, although the load may be filled out with two pillow cases. Do not wind sheets around the hub of the agitator tub.
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automatic balancing in spin

how long to wash clothes

The WASH-A-MATIC is designed so that it is hydraulically balanced whenever the agitator tub spins. However, if too much of the load of clothes or fabrics should be in one side of the washer at the beginning of any spin cycle, the cycle will automatically and momentarily revert to the pulsating wash action, in an effort to re-distribute the load more evenly.

If the clothes should be excessively out of balance, the agitator tub may not succeed in coming up to full spin, although it will keep trying after each momentary reversion to the wash action. There is no harm to the washer in this situation, but normal spinning action may not be achieved in this case unless the washer is stopped and the load is redistributed more evenly by hand. After the clothes are manually redistributed, then restart the washer.

Each mark on the timer control panel measures one minute of time. Clothes should be washed only as long as recommended, in order to keep lint and wear at a minimum. The recommended time limits permit thorough cleansing, and excessive washing will not improve the result.

Delicate materials and clothes only slightly soiled, such as table or bed linens, lingerie, and articles that have been pre-soaked, should not be washed the full automatic wash period. After having allowed the water to enter the washer (three minutes), advance the timer control knob to select the washing period desired, often not over one or two additional minutes. Select time according to the amount of soil and type of fabric.

Colored clothes in which the dye is not fast should be washed separately and only for two or three minutes in warm (100°) water with a mild detergent, or soap product and "Calgon".
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Machine washable woolens (including washable woolen blankets) should be washed at the "WARM" (100°) setting. NEVER WASH WOOLENS AT THE "HOT" SETTING.

Use a very mild synthetic detergent (such as "Vel" or "Dreft") or mild soap flakes (such as "Ivory" or "Lux" flakes with "Calgon"). If bindings on woolen blankets are especially soiled, pre-treat with a soft brush and a solution of the detergent or soap to be used in washing.

Wash woolens as follows, making certain that the wash and rinse periods are reduced as indicated:

1. Fill the machine about half full with warm water, stop the washer, add the washing compound, and put in the woolens. (NOTE: Wash only one full size blanket at a time.)

2. Close the lid, turn the timer knob to "ON", and push in the knob, allowing the regular amount of fill water to be added to the water originally run into the machine.

3. Allow the woolens to wash only during the three minute water-fill period.

4. After washing, turn the timer knob clockwise to "RINSE", and let the woolens proceed through only the spray-spin rinse.

5. After rinsing, turn the timer knob clockwise to "DRY", and remove the woolens from the washer just before the "fluff action" starts. (Caution: Woolens, especially wool blankets, should not be "fluffed").

6. When woolens are hung on the line for drying, they should be stretched or "blocked" by hand to their approximate original dimensions before they are permitted to dry.
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Silks, rayons, and other synthetics are in general of rather delicate composition. They should be washed in "WARM" water, with a very mild synthetic detergent, or mild soap flakes and "Calgon", usually for not more than one or two minutes (after the water fill period).

Following this limited wash period, permit the completion of the regular automatic "RINSE" and "DRY" cycles.

Baby clothes, when sorted into the types shown under "SORTING THE LAUNDRY", should be washed according to their fabric type. Diapers may be pre-treated by soaking in bleach or borax solution before washing, if this practice is desired.

Washable furnishings and heavy items, like mattress pads, small throw rugs, bath mats and bedspreads, should be washed individually, or only with items of their own kind.

IMPORTANT: After washing articles like chenille bedspreads, cotton rugs, and some types of loosely woven fabrics, it is likely that there will be an accumulation of lint around the top inner side of the basket. To prevent this lint from getting on the next load of clothes, it should be carefully wiped out. (Or, turn timer control to "ON", and permit water to run into the basket for one minute. Then, advance timer control to the last two minutes of the "DRY" cycle, and extract the water.)
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bluing suggestions

bleaching suggestions

starching suggestions

Washable curtains, draperies and slip covers should be washed for not more than five or six minutes in "WARM" water. Synthetic detergents are recommended, but a mild soap product and "Calgon" may be used, if preferred. (Rayon and cotton curtains should be dried on a curtain stretcher.)

If bluing is used to whiten clothes, it should be added to the wash during the wash cycle.

Bluing flakes or chips should be put into the basket after the wash action has started. (The synthetic detergent, or soap powder and "Calgon", should be added before the water-fill period.)

If liquid bluing is used, it should be diluted with water and used with greater care to avoid streaking the clothes.

The amount of bluing to be used should be in accordance with instructions on the container.

Occasional bleaching of white cottons and linens restores original whiteness. Bleaching also removes minor stains. The use of a liquid bleach, such as "Clorox", which can be bought in most grocery stores, is recommended. Be sure to dilute the bleach with hot water in a quantity recommended in the directions on the container. Add the bleach solution to the wash water after the detergent, or soap and "Calgon", has been well mixed, or after the first few minutes of the wash cycle.

Starching may easily be done in the WASH-A-MATIC, when equal starching of an entire load is desired. Prepare the starch solution in the quantity required. Turn the timer knob to the middle of the " WASH" cycle, so that the basket will "pulsate" without any wash water. Add the starch solution, and permit the pulsating action to continue for a minute or two. Then advance the timer control to "DRY", and let the cycle complete itself. Excess starch should be automatically rinsed from the agitator tub.
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Although the Apex WASH-A-MATIC is sturdily built to give years of service, it is not advisable to overload it because doing so lessens washing effectiveness.

After use, spilled water, soap or detergent should be wiped from the outside of the machine with a damp cloth.

Water and current should be turned off when the WASH-A-MATIC is not in use. The timer control knob should be left at the "OFF" setting, and in the pulled-out position. Leave the lid open after the washing is finished, in order to permit the inside to dry and to ventilate the washer.

Your Apex dealer, or his service representative, offers competent repair service and should be called when necessary. However, there are a number of simple adjustments which can be made at home satisfactorily and which should be tried before calling the dealer.

1. If washer doesn't start: Check electric power supply, connecting cord, wall receptacle, fuses. (NOTE: Fuses should be 20 AMP.)
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2. If water doesn't enter washer: Check faucets to determine if fully turned on. See that the timer indicator is set at "ON", and that the timer control knob is pushed in.

3. If wash action continues throughout entire cycle and agitator tub won't spin (or spins too slowly): Check cold water faucet to see that it is turned on fully. Check strainers at both ends of cold water hose and remove any sediment. Determine if water flow pressure is abnormally low; pressure must be at least 10 lbs. per square inch to operate washer.

4. If spin action occurs throughout entire cycle, or fluff action does not occur at end of cycle: This may be due to sediment in safety valve. To flush valve, disconnect power cord, grasp hub of agitator tub and push tub to one side. Then connect cord and try operation at the "DRY" setting, allowing the cycle to progress through the final fluff action.

5. If waste water does not drain from washer: Pump may be clogged. Remove clean-out cap on pump at rear of washer and clean out foreign matter with finger or wire. If non-pump model, check to see if drain hose is crimped.

6. If water enters washer too hot or too cold in "WASH" or "RINSE": Check strainers at both ends of filler hoses and remove any sediment. Check to see whether hot and cold water hoses have been crossed. Determine if water supply in heater tank is 140° to 160° when washing.

7. If washer moves or is not level: This condition may develop if the machine has been re-located or transferred from its original leveled position. Thus, it may require re-leveling on an uneven floor. Level the washer by raising or lowering one or more of the adjustable footstuds. (See Installation Instructions which came with the WASH-A-MATIC when originally installed.)

8. If washing results are not satisfactory: Always refer to the text of this operating instruction booklet for solution to such problems, especially pages 5, 9, 10 and 11. The homemaker can solve practically any troublesome case by carefully following the recommended washing procedures, which reflect the tested knowledge and experience of the manufacturer.
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Stain Removal Chart
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Ends forever clothes hauling and hanging. The Apex Clothes Dryer, with the patented Vacuum Drying System and thermostatic control, dries clothes perfectly every time . . . without work or weather worries. Purifying infra-red rays from the Apex "Sun-Glow" heating element sanitize the clothes leaving them fluffy and sweet smelling. Clothes drv easier, faster, better in minutes ... all wrinkle free-saving hours of ironing time. Gas model as well as Electric, available.


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Here's the most convenient, most efficient ironer ever built. It's full size with 26" roll, yet so compact when folded away that it fits perfectly into any room. When not in use, can be used as work surface. Free-running "floating roll" provides greater, more uniform pressure for better ironing. Dual-thermostats insure perfect heat for every fabric. Knee or linger control. Two speeds.





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APEX WASTE-A-MATIC disposes of food waste electrically. Optional equipment with DISH-A-MATIC sink.
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Your WASH-A-MATIC is warranted by the manufacturer to be free from defects in workmanship and material for one year from the date of delivery to the original user.

The manufacturer will repair or, at its option, replace at the Factory or Authorized Service Station, any parts returned, transportation charges prepaid, which upon examination prove defective.

This warranty applies only providing appliance is serviced by an authorized Apex service representative. No responsibility is assumed if the appliance is subjected to unreasonably severe usage beyond ordinary domestic service.


Part No. 80-42141

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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
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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
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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

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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:
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
Micarta® Countertops
Full Catalog
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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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
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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.

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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
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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:
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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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
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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
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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.

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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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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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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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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
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1966 40 47mb $12.99

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