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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

APEX WASH-A-MATIC

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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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Seven Important Fundamentals...................................5

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

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

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

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

Pre-Soaking....................................................11

Pre-Treating...................................................12

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

Woolens........................................................19

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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FOR USING THE WASH-A-MATIC

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

WASHES

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.

SPINS

SPRAY AND DEEP-FLUSH RINSES

SPIN-DRIES

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

here's

what the

owner

saves:

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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pre-SOAKING

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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pre-treating

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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an Apex CLOTHES DRYER

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.

Apex DISHAMATIC

Rollaway MODEL

The first fully automatic, mobile dish-washer that super-heats its own hot water in built-in tank to highest temperatures for hygienic washing, rinsing, drying. No installation-rolls up to sink-does complete service for 6 automatically. Fits any kitchen plan!
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Automatic Home Laundry with...

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.

IN YOUR KITCHEN IN YOUR UTILITY ROOM

IN YOUR SEWING ROOM

...AUTOMATIC DISHWASHERS

THE DISH-A-MATIC SINK MODEL

(illustrated) is the ultimate in convenience and styling. The built-in water heater maintains a constant supply of super-heated, germ-killing 180° water that automatically washes, rinses and dries a complete service for 6 to 8 hygienically clean. Also available in a cabinet model and a customized Drop-In Unit.

APEX WASTE-A-MATIC disposes of food waste electrically. Optional equipment with DISH-A-MATIC sink.
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Apex

WASH-A-MATIC WARRANTY

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.

THE APEX ELECTRICAL MANUFACTURING COMPANY Cleveland 10, Ohio

Part No. 80-42141

Litho. in U.S.A. C O.C.


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Thumbnail Image of Download 1952 Westinghouse Electric Range Owners Manuals
Here are the owners manuals to the 1952 line of Westinghouse Electric Ranges and Ovens. This manual shows Lucy Ricardo's first Westinghouse Commander Range from the TV Show I Love Lucy. Manuals include main owners manual along with the special manual dedicated to the deep-well cooker burner.

Models include:
Commander AC-774, AC-74, BC-74
Champion DC-74
Commodore ECA-74
Challenger EC-74

Now cooking will really be fun at your house!
Your new Westinghouse Speed-Electric Range will make cooking
so much pleasanter and easier. Foods will taste better, look better and
be better for you... and you'll have a cleaner, cooler kitchen, too.

Your new range has timesavers, moneysavers and flavorsavers.
Read the "How to Use" section for your particular model and learn
to use each feature for all it's worth!

Of course, you can still use all your favorite recipes . . . with greater
convenience and sureness than ever before. There are lots of new
things you can do, however, with accurately controlled electric heat.
Don't overlook the important cooking tips in the Recipe Section...
they are given special emphasis in the Index on page 80.

Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Westinghouse
1952 112 122mb $9.99
Introductory Price of $3.99


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Thumbnail Image of Download Appliance Manufacturer Magazine - February 1960
Appliance Manufacturer is a fun magazine to read for any collector or enthusiast of vintage appliances, electronics and other vintage home products. This highly entertaining magazine covered the design and manufacturing areas of Major Appliances, Small Appliances, Small Electrics, Radios, Televisions and other electric home products from the mid-20th century.

Of particular interest:

Very cool article on Maytag's new all-pushbutton Automatic Washer.

How Westinghouse's Roast Guard feature works on their electric ranges.

New packaging design for GE Appliances.
Trade Publications
Published by:
Appliance Manufacturer
1960 98 40mb $12.99
Introductory Price of $8.99


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Thumbnail Image of Download The Very First Post-War Westinghouse Laundromat Owners Manual
Here is an amazing find, the owners manual to the very first post-war Westinghouse Laundromat model C-3 from 1947!


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1947 40 19mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 Hotpoint Electric Range Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1965 Hotpoint Freestanding Ranges, Built-In Ovens and Cooktops.

Models include:
30" Freestanding Electric Range Models:
RB305 RB315 RB316 RB325 RB335 RB360 RB370 RB390

40" Freestanding Electric Range Models:
RC415 RC416 RC425 RC431 RC434 RC439 RC445 RC460 RC490

Built-In Cooktops Models:
RF17 RF19 RF20 RF28 RFX37 RF38 RF50 RU15 RUX37 RU38 RU48

Built-In Oven Models:
RJ16 RJ38 RJ40 RJ66 RJ70 RJ84 RJ88 RJ90 RL36 RL40 RL80

Major Sections Include:
FEATURE CHARTS
GENERAL INFORMATION
INSTALLATION
SERVICING
SWITCHES
INFINITE HEAT CONTROLS
THERMOSTATS
ELECTRIC SUPERMATIC UNIT CONTROL
AUTOMATIC ROAST
TIMERS
APPLIANCE RECEPTACLES AND
CIRCUIT BREAKERS
COOKING TOPS
CALROD® SURFACE AND OVEN UNITS
RANGE BODIES
STORAGE COMPARTMENT AND DRAWER
OVEN DOORS AND HINGING
OVEN LINERS
ROTA-GRILL MOTORS
RANGE SERVICE CHART
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Hotpoint
1965 64 44mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 Westinghouse Center-Drawer Refrigerator Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual pack with every Westinghouse Center-Drawer Refrigerator model RBD41.


Refrigerators/Freezers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1959 28 32mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 Westinghouse Laundromat Owners Manual
Here is the owner's manual to the 1965 Westinghouse Laundromat with the newly designed mid 60's control panel style.

Models: LTF570 and LTF578.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1965 24 15mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 Westinghouse Electric Range Owners Manuals
Here are the owners manuals to most of the 1959 line of Westinghouse Electric Ranges and Ovens all packaged together in one complete hi-resolution pdf file.

Models include:
Custom Imperial AMR-40 and AMR-30,
Ambassador BM-40, BM-30 and BMS-30,
Aristocrat CM-40 and CM-30,
Embassy DM-40 and DM-30


No matter how much you've enjoyed cooking in the past,
there's even greater pleasure awaiting you now that you have
a new Westinghouse Speed Electric Range. It's easier to use
and gives you better results than any range you ever used.
And it's easy to clean, too.

No longer need you stand at your range and stir foods as
they cook. No longer will you have to guess or peek, to see
whether foods are done. Nor will you ever need to worry
about baking-you'll get perfect results every time in your
Westinghouse Oven.

There's a new accuracy in surface cooking, too. Of course,
there are marked heats on the control of each surface unit.
But you have your choice of a~y heat you want between those
settings-literally, 1001 heats, so that your favorite dishes
come out exactly as you want them.

The purpose of this book is to tell you how to use your
Westinghouse Range to get the perfect results it can give you.
So, please read these instructions carefully, and follow them
faithfully. Then you'll be assured of years of wonderful service
and more pleasure in cooking than you've ever known
before.

Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Westinghouse
1959 56 32mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1958-1959 Westinghouse Built-in Cooktop and Oven Owners Manual
Here are the owners manuals to the 1958 and 1959 line of Westinghouse Built-in Ranges (Cooktops and Ovens).

Models include:
Cooktops: PJ-66, PJ-68,
Built-in Ovens: OL-17, OL24, OLR-17, OLR-24

With your Westinghouse Built-in Range you'll
enjoy a new degree of cooking convenience.
You'll be delighted at the way your favorite
recipes turn out-and you'll be equally pleased
with the wonderful way your new oven and
surface units take the work out of cooking.

There are two styles of Westinghouse built-in
ovens, as well as three different surface cooking
units. This booklet illustrates all styles
and gives detailed instructions on how to use
and care for them.

So, we suggest that you read this book carefully
and familiarize yourself with the features
of your oven and your surface unit. Then
you'll know how to make the best use of them.

As you may notice in the illustrations, the
main difference in Westinghouse built-in ovens
is the size. Westinghouse surface cooking platforms
were designed for versatility-one platform
has four Corox surface units, while each
of the others has two surface units and separate
remote control panel.

But, regardless of which oven or which style
surface units you are using, you'll get best
results every time, if you follow the directions
given for their use. And you can be certain
they'll serve you a long, long time, if you care
for them as suggested in this booklet.

Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Westinghouse
1959 32 32mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 Westinghouse Continental and Medallion Range Owners Manual
Here is the complete Owner's Manual and Use/Care guide to Westinghouse Continental and Medallion Ranges.

Models include: KGB30 and KHB30.

Full operating instructions, cleaning, care and tested recipes included.

This pdf is a two pack as it contains both manuals in one file.

Dear Mrs. Homemaker:

With your new Continental Range, you're sure to find
new pleasure and convenience in your meal preparation.
The Continental has been designed to make cooking
simple and clean-up fast and easy.

Among the Continental features you’re sure to enjoy are
the location of the oven, at eye and arm level; the position
of the Control Panel, at the side and out of the heat
zone; the Pantry shelf, the retractable platform
and the fact that you can select the exact
cooking heat you want on the surface units.

This booklet has been prepared to tell you in detail
about those features and many more that make the
Continental such a fine electric range. So, to make
sure that you know all about these features,
and use them to the very best advantage,
please read this book carefully before you use your
Continental Range the first time and refer to it often,
until you’re entirely familiar with every phase
of its operation. Then you'll be sure
of perfect results every time.

Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Westinghouse
1962 72 40mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1958 Westinghouse Electric Range Owners Manuals
Here are the owners manuals to most of the 1958 line of Westinghouse Electric Ranges and Ovens all packaged together in one complete hi-resolution pdf file.

Models include:
Imperial 40 AL-40
Ambassador 40 BL-40
Imperial 30 AL-30
Ambassador 30 BL-30
Aristocrat 40 CL-40
Aristocrat 30 CL-30
BLS-40,
BLK-30,
BLS-30,
CLS-40,
CLS-30

Congratulations on the addition of the new Westinghouse Electric
Range to your kitchen. You will find it one of the most responsive
and efficient electric servants you have ever owned ... You will
love the speed, accuracy and ease of use.

You'll find that many cooking operations that once took a lot of
time can now be done automatically. No longer will you have to
stand at the range and stir foods while they cook ... or lift lids
to see whether water has boiled away. No longer will you have to
guess when food is done. The accurate, automatic controls of
your Westinghouse Electric Range will give you the same fine
results, day in and day out, with a minimum of effort on your part.
Probably you have a fine reputation for your skill in baking. The
Miracle-Sealed Oven of your Westinghouse Range will delight
you ... it will give you perfect results every time ... without worry
on your part.

Perhaps, too, you have several pet recipes for foods cooked on
the Range surface . . . foods done exactly to the degree of doneness
that you prefer. Because your Westinghouse Range surface
units will deliver any degree of heat you select, you can cook
these dishes to perfection every time.

To get the results your Westinghouse is capable of giving, it is
important that you read this book carefully. In it you will find
detailed instructions on the care and use of your range. If you
follow these instructions carefully, your range will' give you many
years of trouble free service and you and your range will become
wonderful cooking partners.

Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Westinghouse
1958 84 84mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1947-1960 Frigidaire Automatic Washer Parts Catalog
Here is the complete parts listings of every part for Frigidaire automatic washers from 1947 through the 1960. Each washer is listed with an image of the machine, machine parts diagrams and list of actual part numbers.

Having the manufacturers part number for the part you need is essential for doing internet/eBay searches to locate these rare, no longer available parts. In many circumstances they can be found once you know the part number. This guide is essential for anyone who has a vintage Frigidaire washer.

Models include:
WJ-60, WJ-64, WK-60, WK-64, WL-60, WL-64, W0-65, W0-65-2, WV-35, WV-45, WV-65, WS-56, WD-56, WDS-56, WI-56, WS-57, WSA-57, WD-57, WDU-57, WI-57, WS-58, WD-58, WDP-58, WI-58, WCI-58, WCIR-58, WS-59, WD-59, WDR-59, WCD-59 , WI-59, WCI-59, WCIR-59, WS-60, WD-60, WCD-60, WCDR-60, WI-60, WCI-60, WCIR-60, WDA-60.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1960 127 65mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961-1965 Frigidaire Automatic Washer Parts Catalog
Here is the complete parts listings of every part for Frigidaire automatic washers from 1961 through the 1964. Each washer is listed with an image of the machine, machine parts diagrams and list of actual part numbers.

Having the manufacturers part number for the part you need is essential for doing internet/eBay searches to locate these rare, no longer available parts. In many circumstances they can be found once you know the part number. This guide is essential for anyone who has a vintage Frigidaire washer.

Models include:
WDA-61, WD-61 , WCD-61, WIA-61, WIAR-61, WI-61, WCI-61, WCIR-61, WS-61, WDR-61, WDAP-61, WDA-62, WD-62, WCD-62, WDR-62, WIA-62, WIAR-62, WI-62, WCI-62, WCIR-62, WDP-62, WDL-62, WCDA-62, WDS-62, WCDAS-62, WCDASP-62, WIAS-62, WDA-63, WCDA-63, WCDAP-63, WCDAR-63, WD-63, WDP-63, WDR-63, WCD-63, WIA-63, WIAR-63, WCI-63, WCIR-63, WIAS-1, WDS-1, WCDAS1, WCDASP-1, WDA-63, WDA-64, WD-64, WDP-64 , WDR-64, WCDA-64, WCDAP-64, WCDAR-64, WCD-64, WIA-64, WIAR-64, WCI-64, WCIR-64, WDS-2, WDSR-2, WCDAS-2, WCDASP-2, WCDASR-2, WIAS-2, WIASR-2.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1965 178 84mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965-1967 Frigidaire Automatic Washer Parts Catalog
Here is the complete parts listings of every part for Frigidaire automatic washers from 1965 through the 1967. Each washer is listed with an image of the machine, machine parts diagrams and list of actual part numbers.

Having the manufacturers part number for the part you need is essential for doing internet/eBay searches to locate these rare, no longer available parts. In many circumstances they can be found once you know the part number. This guide is essential for anyone who has a vintage Frigidaire washer.

Models include:
WDA-65, WD-65, WDP-65 , WDR-65, WCDA-65, WCDAP-65, WCDAR-65, WCD-65, WIA-65, WI-65, WCI-65, WCIR-65, WAK, WDK, WCDAK, WCDAPK, WCDARK, WCDAK-PF, WCDK, WCDPK, WCDRK, WIAK, WIK, WCIAK, WCIK, WCIRK, WCDASK, WA-2K, WA-7K, WAL, WA2L, WCDAL, WCDAPL, WCDARL, WCDATL, WCDL, WIAL, WCIAL, WCIL, WCDK-1, WCDAK-1, WXL, WCDAGL, WCDATGL, WDK-1.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1967 133 71mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Chambers Range Brochure
Beautiful brochure showing off the 1957 Chambers Range. Model: AC-61C


Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Chambers
1957 4 8mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download General Electric Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is a comprehensive service manual for all belt-drive GE Washers, starting from the first Filter-Flo models all the way up to end in 1995. Great information on both troubleshooting issues as well as disassembly and replacement of parts. Full section on complete transmission rebuilding as well.

Also includes a section on how to test and fix the Versatronic clutch system! The end of the file has a section dedicated to the Japanese made portable GE Impeller washers from the 1970's.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1980 100 68mb $7.99
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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 $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1918 Walker Dishwasher Brochure
The Walker Brothers company produced one of the very first mass-marketed dishwashers in the early 20th century. This company was purchased by General Electric in the early 1930's and was the predecessor of the General Electric automatic dishwasher.

Please note these scans are done a slightly lower resolution due to the availability of this brochure, but is still very readable and enjoyable.
Dishwashers
Published by:
Walker Brothers
1918 4 $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Comprehensive Easy Washer-Dryer Combination Service Manual
Comprehensive service manual to most Easy Combination Washer-Units, from their first model in 1956 through the 1963 models.

Complete specs, troubleshooting and service information inside.

Models include:
CDF, CDH, CDH-A, CDH-AP, CDU, CDK, CDK-G, CDK-200V.
Combination Washer/Dryers
Published by:
Easy
1963 161 92mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1973 KitchenAid Appliances Brochure
Here is a sales literature brochure for KitchenAid appliances from 1973. Products include: 17 Series Dishwashers, Food Waste Disposers, Hot Water Dispensers and Trash-Compactors.


Full Catalog
Published by:
KitchenAid
1973 8 16mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Hotpoint Kitchen Range Brochures
Here are beautiful brochures highlighting the 1956 line of Hotpoint Electric Ranges. Full features and specs and images included. Also includes brochure of optional accessories for the '56 line of ranges.

Models include:
RD25, RC24, RG3, RB69, RB70, RF3, RB68, RB67, RB60, RB61
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Hotpoint
1956 35 91mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Hotpoint Automatic Washer Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures for the 1956 Hotpoint Automatic Washer line. Images, features and specifications included.

Models: LK11, LJ11, LH11, LH12
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1956 18 49mb $5.99
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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
Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1956 12 30mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Hotpoint Dishwasher Brochures
Here is a beautiful brochure for the 1956 Hotpoint Automatic Dishwasher line. Images, features and specifications included.

Models: MC24, ME2, MCP24, MEP2, MCP23, MC25, MCP25.
Dishwashers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1956 6 14mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1969 Frigidaire Dishwasher Tech-Talk Service Manual
Comprehensive service manual for all 1969 Frigidaire dishwashers.

Models include:

TOP LOADING MOBILES FRONT LOADING DISHMOBILES
DW-STP, DW-DTP, DW-CDTP, DW-ITP, DW-CITP, DW-DMP, DW-CDMP, DW-IMP, DW-CIMP

FRONT LOADING UNDERCOUNTER
DW-DUP, DW-COUP, DW-IUP, DW-CIUP

FRONT LOADING DISHMOBILES
DW-STP, DW-DTP, DW-CDTP, DW-ITP, DW-CITP, DW-DMP, DW-CDMP, DW-IMP, DW-CIMP
Dishwashers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1969 67 45mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1972 Waste King Dishwashers Brochure
Sales literature brochure higlighting features and specifications for Waste King Dishwashers in the early 1970's.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Waste King
1972 6 12mb $5.99

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