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Early Frigidaire Double Rinse Washer Service Manual


Published by Frigidaire in 1949-- Here is the earliest Frigidaire automatic washer service manual we have found. It is from 1949 for models WJ-60 (1947), WJ-60A (1947-48), WK-60 (1948), WL-60 (1949). Included is also the complete servicing supplement covering the 1950-1952 WO-65 washer. This service manual is very comprehensive including complete Unimatic transmission tear down and rebuild instructions.

Number of Pages: 77
File Size: 70mb
Download Fee: $12.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download 1978 GM-Frigidaire Microwave Oven Service Manual
Comprehensive service manual to all Frigidaire Microwave Ovens.

Models Included: RCM-5, RCM-7, RWM-7, RCM-9
Microwave Ovens
Published by:
Frigidaire
0 86 110mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1975 Frigidaire Wall Ovens and 30 Inch Electric Ranges Service Manual
Complete service manual to all 1975 Frigidaire home 30" wide electric cooking ranges along with all 1975 Frigidaire Wall Ovens. Complete troubleshooting, service instructions and wiring diagrams included.

Models include:
Wall Ovens: RBG-94, RBG-97, RBE-94, RBE-97
30" Ranges: RB-530, RBG-533, RBE-533, RBEG-539C.
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1975 80 123mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1976 Frigidaire Touch-N-Cook Range Service Manual
Complete service manual to 1976 Frigidaire Touch-N-Cook Electric Range and Oven, model REG-39CD.


Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1976 40 60mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1977 Frigidaire Built-In Touch-N-Cook Ranges Service Manual
Complete service manual to 1977 Frigidaire Touch-N-Cook Built in cooking appliances.

Models include: REG-539CD, RE-94D, RB139D.
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1977 68 106mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1973 Frigidaire Ceramic Ceramatop Range Service Manual
Complete service manual to Frigidaire ceramic top range model number RCDE3-37CU. Complete troubleshooting, service instructions and wiring diagrams included.


Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1973 39 62mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1976 Frigidaire Built-In Electric Ranges Service Manual
Complete service manual to all 1976 Frigidaire built-in electric ranges and wall ovens. Complete troubleshooting, service instructions and wiring diagrams included.

Models include:
R-530, RG-533, RE-537, REG-539C, RB-131, RB-133, RB-137C, RG-94, RE-94, RG-97, RE-97
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1976 95 130mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1979 Frigidaire 30 Inch Electric Ranges Service Manual
Complete service manual to all 1979 Frigidaire home 30" wide electric cooking ranges. Complete troubleshooting, service instructions and wiring diagrams included.

Models include:
RE-636VG, REG-638VG, REG-639CVG, REM-638VG, REM639CVG
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1979 86 113mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1968 Frigidaire Free-Standing Electric Range Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1968 Frigidaire 30" and 40" free standing electric ranges.

Models include:
30" Ranges: RSA-30N, RS-30N, RS-35N, RD-35N, RDG-38N, RCDG-39N, RE-30N, RSAE-30N, RSE-36N, RDE-38N, RCDE-39N, RCIE-39N, RXE-39N

40" Ranges: RS-10N, RD-20N, RDDG-20N, RCDG-71N, RSE-15N, RDE-20N, RCIE-75N

24" Ranges: RAN-4, RAH-4
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1968 74 106mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1968 Frigidaire Refrigerator-Freezer N Line Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual for all 1968 Frigidaire home refrigerator-freezer models.

Models include:
D-100N, D-116N, FD123TN, FD-141TN, FCDM-148N, FPD-121TN, FPD-146TN, FPD-146TAN, FPD-166TN, FPD-166TAN, FPD-144BN
Refrigerators/Freezers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1968 95 71mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire Basic Refrigeration Home Study Course
Here is a great primer to learning how to service 20th century refrigerator-freezers. It is a home study course from Frigidaire although this is valid for most brands of refrigerators.

Topics include:
Basic Food Preservation,
Fundamentals of Refrigeration,
Systems and Components
Refrigerators/Freezers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1978 64 71mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1953-1958 Frigidaire Refrigerator Parts Catalog
Here is a complete catalog with illustrations of parts, part names and part numbers for all Frigidaire Home Refrigerator-Freezers.

Models Include...
1953 Models:
AS-44, AS-44F, AS-61, AS-83, AS-76, SS-77, DS-90, OS-106, IS-106, IS-106P, IS-108, IS-108P, MS-86, MS-90, SS-72, SS-74, SS-86, SS-86P, SS-97, SS-114

1954 Models:
AT-44, AT-61, CT-70, CT-701, CT-702,CTD-84, CTD-84P, CTD-841, CTD-841P, CTD-842, CTD-842P, CTD-103, CTD-1031, CTD-1032, CTD-103S, CTI-103, CTI-103P, CTI-1031, CTI-1031P, CTI-1032, CTI-1032P, CTI-130, CTI-130P, CTI-1301, CTI-1301P, CTI-1302, CTI-1302P, CTI-150, CTI-150P, CTI-1501, CTI-1501P, CTI-1502, CTI-1502P, ST-76, ST-761, ST-762, STD-76, STD-761, STD-762, STD-91, STD-91P, STD-911, STD-911P, STD-912, STD-912P, STD-110, STD-1101, STD-1102

1955 Models:
AY-44, AY-61, CDV-84, CDV-103, CDV-103P, CDV-1031, CDV-1031P, CDV-1032, CDV-1032P, CDV-103S, CDV-112S, CIV-84, CIV-84P, CIV-841, CIV-842, CIV-841P, CIV-842P, CIV-1121P, CIY-1122P, CIV-112, CIV-112P, CIV-1121, CIV-1122, CIV-115, CIV-115P, CIV-1151, CIV-1152, CIV-1151P, CIV-1152P, CIV-1501P, CIV-1502P, CIV-143, CIV-143P, CIV-1431, CIV-1431P, CIV-1432, CIV-1432P, CIV-150, CIV-150P, CIV-1501, CIV-1502, SV-76, SDV-76, SV-76S, SDV-91, SDV-91P, SDV-911, SDV-912, SDV-110, SDV-91S, SDV-911P, SDV-912P, SDV-91PS

1956 Models:
A-44-56, A-61-56, CP-120-56, PCP-120-56, CP-143-56, PCP-143-56, FD-95-56, PFD-120-56, FD-120-56F0-95-56, FD-120-56, FDS-120-56, FDS-121-56, FI-121, PFI-121-56, FIW-150, S-80-56, S-80-56, SA-80-56, SS-80-56, SS-80-56, SAW-81, SSW-81, SA-80-56, SS-80-56, SAW-81, SSW-81, S-101-56, PS-101-56, S-121-56, SS-101-56

1957 & 1958 Models:
CP-123-57, CP-141-57, CP-125-58, CP-144-58, CP-123-57, CP-141-57, CP-125-58, CP-144-58, PGP-141-57, PCP-144-58, D-11S-58, FD-101-57, FD-102-57, FD-120-57, FD-120-57, PFD-120, FD-122-58, FD-122-58, FI-120-57, FI-123-58, FI-120-57, FI-123-58, PFI-120-57, PFI-123-58, FI-121-57, FI-122-58, FI-121-57, FI-122-58, PFI-122-58, FP-142-58, FP-142-58, FS-101-57, FD-104-58, FD-104-58, PFS-101-57, PFD-104-58, S-80-57, SA-81-57, S-8-58, SA-8-58, S-80-57, SA-81-57, SS-81-57, S-8-58, SA-8-58, SS-8-58, SS-81-57, SS-8-58, S-104-57, S-124-57, D-11-58, D-13-58, S-104-57, S-124-57, D-11-58, D-13-58, PD-11-58

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 any vintage Frigidaire appliance.
Refrigerators/Freezers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1958 634 145mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 Frigidaire Refrigerator-Freezer J Line Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual for all 1965 Frigidaire home refrigerator-freezer models. Also included is the supplement for servicing their brand new automatic ice maker.

Models include:
S-10J, D-10J, D-12J, D-14J, FD-12TJ, FDA-13TJ, FD-13TJ, FD-14BJ, FCDM-14J, FPD-12TJ, FPDA-14TJ, FPD-14TJ, FPDA-14BJ, FPD-14BJ, FPD-16BJ, FPD-19BJ, FPI-12TJ, FPI-14TJ, FPI-14BJ, FPI-16BJ, FPI-19BJ, FPI-16BAJ.
Refrigerators/Freezers
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Frigidaire
1965 120 103mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1966 Frigidaire Refrigerator-Freezer K Line Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual for all 1966 Frigidaire home refrigerator-freezer models.

Models include:
S-10K,D-10K, D-12K, D-14L, FDA-12TK, FDA-13TK, FD-13TK, FDA-14BK, FCDM-14K, FPDA-14-12TK, FPDA-14TK
Refrigerators/Freezers
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Frigidaire
1965 96 72mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 ABC-O-Matic Automatic Washer Service Manual
Full and comprehensive service manual to the 1955 line of ABC-O-Matic automatic and semi-automatic washers. Service bulletins also included at the end of the document.

Models include: 61, 71, 81 and 91.
Automatic Washers
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ABC-O-Matic
1955 56 77mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965-1966 Frigidaire Coin-Operated Washers Service Manual
Here are the service manuals to the first Super-Duty transmission commercial/coin-op automatic washers from Frigidaire. These are the 1010rpm spin/18 minute cycle washers.

Models include: WCOJ, WCOJ-M, WCOJ-LP, WCOJ-MLP, WCK, WCK-LP, WCK-M, WCK-MLP.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1965 132 171mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1964 Montgomery Ward Portable Dishwasher Owners Manual
Here are the complete use/care and operating instructions to Montgomery Ward's Signature portable dishwasher model FFT-977 and FFT-937.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Montgomery Ward
1964 12 22mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1953-1960 Westinghouse Service Beacons
Here is a random sampling of Westinghouse Service Beacons from '53-'60. These are service bulletins that were released every few months on Westinghouse appliances. They include tips on servicing, new procedures and product changes.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1960 230 222mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961-1962 Westinghouse Service Beacons
Here is a random sampling of Westinghouse Service Beacons from '61 thru '62 These are service bulletins that were released every few months on Westinghouse appliances. They include tips on servicing, new procedures and product changes.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1962 268 176mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963-1965 Westinghouse Service Beacons
Here is a random sampling of Westinghouse Service Beacons from '63 thru '65 These are service bulletins that were released every few months on Westinghouse appliances. They include tips on servicing, new procedures and product changes.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1965 274 218mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1972 Kenmore Washer Owners Manual
Here is the owners manual, wash guide, parts list and installation instructions packed with every 600 series Kenmore automatic washer from 1972. Models include: 110.7204610, 110.7204660, 110.7205610, 110.7205660.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kenmore
1972 48 56mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1954 Kenmore Washer Owners Manual
Here is the complete use and care guide to the 1954 Kenmore Automatic Washer.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kenmore
1954 20 26mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 Kenmore Automatic Washer Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to the middle of the line Kenmore Alphabet Automatic Washer from 1959.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Kenmore
1959 20 28mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Electrolux XII Vacuum Cleaner Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and use/care guide to Electrolux Vacuum model XII.


Vacuum Cleaners
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Electrolux Vacuum (now Aerus)
1933 36 43mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Easy Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to Easy automatic washers from 1967. Models include: WA-355, WA-344, WA-323, WA-322, WA-3226, WA-321.

Sections include: Specifications, Features, Installation, Servicing and Troubleshooting.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Easy
1967 60 72mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Construction and Operation of the Bendix Home Laundry
Here is an early service manual for Bendix bolt-down front-loading automatic washers. It covers the pre-war models. Parts catalog at the end also covers post war models up to the early 1950's.

Sections include:
Construction and Operation
Installing
Servicing
The Business of Service
Washing Practice
Parts Catalog

Models: S-101, B-201, S-110, B-210, B-215, B-211, B-212
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Bendix
1941 181 182mb $14.99

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Operating Instructions for Whirlpool washers Models LAA5600; LAA5605 (with SUDS-MISER-8® system)


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1974 3 3mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 GE Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to GE's second year of Filter-Flo automatic washers. Models include: lWA450N, lWA550N, lWA650N, lWA656N, lWA750N and lWA755N.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1956 60 37mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hoover Floor Care Brochure
Absolutely beautiful full brochure of Hoover's main floor care line. Includes Hoover's full line of uprights, canisters, polishers, and Quick-brooms.


Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Hoover
1977 8 14mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1978 Sears Kenmore Dryer Line
Here is a brochure that was distributed in Sears retail stores showing off their entire line of automatic dryers. Includes a nice write up on the Lady Kenmore as well as accessories available. Also shows off the compact models as well.


Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Kenmore
1978 11 5mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Use and Care of your Hotpoint Range
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to all Hotpoint electric ranges from the early 1950's.

Models include: RD7, RD6, RC14,RB36, RB38, RB39, RB34, RB30.

Now THAT YOU are the proud owner of a new Hotpoint Automatic Electric Range, we know you are thrilled with its beauty, its many wonderful features . . . and you can’t wait to start cooking! And when you use and care for your new range in the best way possible, you will enjoy all of its features and advantages more . . . and more!

Behind this new Hotpoint Range are priceless knowledge and experience gained in almost fifty years of manufacturing world-famous electric appliances for the home. It took insight, ingenuity, and vision to design this new range for you — it took years of study, experimentation, and the building of the world’s largest range factory to make possible its production.

Your new Hotpoint Automatic Electric Range will make cooking easier for you ... much less time-consuming! And that’s not all — you’ll discover that cooking is jun with your new Hotpoint Electric Range . . . preparing the family meals will be an exciting adventure from now on!

Read this book carefully and refer to it often. It gives step-by-step instructions .. . simple steps to using your new electric range with ease to give best cooking results. Included also are points on how to care for your new range. Remember, good use and good care go together.

This Instruction Book describes the features and explains the use of all the new Hotpoint Range Models. "

Ranges/Stoves
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Hotpoint
1950 36 33mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid 6 Series Portable Dishwasher Parts Catalog
Here is the complete parts list to all 6 series KitchenAid dishwashers. This includes illustrations of all parts and their part numbers necessary for doing a parts search on old, hard to find replacement parts.

Models include:

KDD-66 Deluxe Model KDR-5 Royal Model
Dishwashers
Published by:
KitchenAid
1975 24 8mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Easy Automatic Washer Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures from Easy highlighting their 1967 line of Automatic Washers. This probably was their first year of variable-speed control machines.

Images and specifications included. Models include: WA-355, WA-344, WA-322, WA-323, WA-321.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Easy
1967 14 13mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1966 Maytag Automatic Washer Timer Cycle Steps Education Bulletin
When Maytag redesigned their entire line of automatic washers in 1966 they created this document to educate the field about how each cycle works on each model washer. This bulletin describes each step in all cycles of the newly designed machines.

Models include: A106, A206, A406, A606, A806 and A906.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1966 10 3mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Beautiful 1956 ABC-O-Matic Clothes Dryer Brochures
Wonderful and whimsical brochures highlighting the 1956 line of ABC-O-Matic dryers, both gas and electric.


Clothes Dryers
Published by:
ABC-O-Matic
1956 12 12mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag DE412/DG412 Clothes Dryer Operating Instructions
Here is the complete operating instruction manual that was packed with every Maytag DE412/DG412 Gas and Electric Dryer models in the mid 1980's.


Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Maytag
1969 4 5mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Whirlpool Dishwasher Brochures
Here are some sales literature brochures highlighting the 1967 line of Whirlpool dishwashers. Models include:

Built-in:
SRU-90, SRU-80, SRU-70, SRU-60

Portable:
SRP-90, SRP-80, SRP-70, SRP-60, SRC-70
Dishwashers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1967 12 34mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download How to use and enjoy your new 1957 Frigidaire Electric Range
Full owners manual and operating instructions to all 1957 40" Frigidaire Electric Ranges.

Models include:
Imperial: RI-70-57 and RI-60-57
Deluxe: RD-45-57, RDG-45-57 and RD-25-57
Super: RS-15-57 and RS-10-57
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1957 40 22mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Gas Dryer Service Manual
Service manual for the new stationary drum-back clothes dryers. This manual is somewhat valid for many Whirlpool and Kenmore gas dryers thru the 80s and beyond. Detailed information on checking and servicing gas burners.


Clothes Dryers
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Whirlpool
1967 46 29mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 General Electric Ranges and Cooktop Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual, operating instructions and recommended recipes for all 1956 GE cooking appliances.

Electric Range Models include: Liberator J-408, Stratoliner J-402, Speedster J-405, Airliner J-387, Stewardess J-403, Spacemaker J-245 and the Standard Spacemaker J-244.

Cooktop Surface Unit J-551 and Built-in Oven J-501 are included.

Sections include: Master Oven, Bake Unit, Focused Heat Broiler, Double-Oven Convenience, Surface Units, Pushbutton Controls, Automatic Surface Unit, Automatic Grill, Meat Thermometer, Timer Combination Oven-Minute, No-Stain Oven Vent, Starlight Oven liner, Storage Drawers, Oven Flood light, Know Your Ranges:, Standard Space maker J- 244, Deluxe Space maker J - 245, Stewardess J-403, Airliner J-367, Speedster J -405, Deluxe Stratoline r J-402, Deluxe liberator J -408, Oven J-501, Surface Unit J -551, Care of your New G-E Range, How to Replace Surface lights, Features in your new G-E Range, Surface Cooking Tips, Pushbutton Cooking, Using the Automatic Calrod Unit, Simple Guide to Deep Fat Frying, How to Use Automatic Oven Timer, Baking Electrically, Two-Oven Cooking, Roasting Meats, Meat Roasting Chart, Your Super Broiler, Time-Temperature Chart for Broiling, Oven Meals, High Altitude Cooking, Recommended Recipes.

If you are looking for the Service Manual for these ranges, it can be found here: General Electric Range Service Manual
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
General Electric
1956 108 55mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 General Electric Built-in Cooking Appliances Users Manual
Here is the owners manual and use/care guide to GE built-in ovens and cooktops from the early 1960's. Models include:

J820, J822, J824, J620, J630, J624, J634, J802, J902, J904, J900, J810, J812, J814, J880, J882, J884, J850, J852, J854

J710, J720, J750, J730, J780, J810, J820, J850, J880, J900, J620, J630, J712, J722, J752, J732, J782, J812, J822, J852, J882, J902, J624, J634, J714, J724, J754, J784, J802, J814, J824, J854, J884, J904
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
General Electric
1961 36 44mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 Hotpoint Automatic Washer Brochures
Beautiful brochures for the entire 1961 line of Hotpoint Automatic Washers.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1961 22 45mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Milnor Heavy Duty Laundry Equipment Brochure
Interesting brochure on commercial/industrial automatic washers from Milnor.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Milnor
1980 4 7mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1966 Frigidaire Flair and Freestanding Electric Range Tech-Talk Service Manual
Very comprehensive service manual for all 1966 Frigidaire Electric Ranges. Service manual includes wiring diagrams. Models include:

FLAIR RANGES Models: RCD-630K, RCI-635K, RCI-645K

FREE-STANDING RANGES Models: RSA-30K, RS-30K, RS-35K, RD-35K, RDG-38K, RDE-38K, RD-39K, RCDG-39K, RCIE-39K, RS-1 OK, RDD-15K, RD-20K, RDD-20K, RD-71K, RCDG-SSK, RCIG-75K

TWIN 30 ELECTRIC RANGES Models: RD-637K, RCI-639K, RCJ-639VK, RCIE-639K, RCIE-639VK

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



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

Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1966 120 64mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Consumer Bulletin Magazine - July 1960
Consumer Bulletin was a highly respected consumer product information magazine from the 1930's onward. It was the main competitor to Consumer Reports from the 1930's through the 1960's.

Articles on Products and Ratings in this issue include:
  • Grape-Nuts improves its product — by leaving out a few very modern ingredients

  • Refrigerator-freezer combinations
    Nine frost-free and conventional models are included in this report. Brands tested: Amana Free-O-Frost, Frigidaire, General Electric, Kelvinator Foodarama, Leonard, Norge, Philco, Sears Coldspot.

    Both refrigerators and refrigerator-freezers have full-width freezer compartments, and on this account most people do not realize there is a vitally important difference between the two types of appliance. If you contemplate buying, be sure you have a clear idea of the difference between the refrigerator and the refrigerator-freezer, for if you buy a refrigerator when what you really need is a refrigerator-freezer, the results can be very disappointing.

    Some manufacturers have done little to eliminate this confusion or adopt clear standards of nomenclature. Indeed, some refer to both types of appliance as refrigerators; others designate some of their combination appliances as having “zero degree” freezers or “true freezers.” The following definitions should help to dispel some of the confusion which exists in consumers’ minds. continued...

  • The new Comet automobile
    Someone has suggested that the Comet may be the car for those who cannot decide between a full-size car and the compact models, as represented by Corvair, Falcon, Valiant, Rambler American, and Studebaker Lark. Actually the interior of the Comet is larger than the Falcon only in the trunk space, for both cars have the same passenger space dimensions and the same engines. Exteriorly, however, the Comet is bigger; it has a 4½-inch longer wheelbase, is 14 inches longer overall, and is about 115 pounds heavier than the Falcon. The Comet has dual headlamps while those on the Falcon are the older style single headlamps, which in CR’s opinion are preferable. continued...

  • Hedge trimmers
    Reports and ratings of 9 popular brands of hedge trimmers and 2 hedge trimming attachments. Brands tested: Black & Decker, Craftsman, Disston Dragon, Hedgemaster, Hedgshear, Little Wonder, Skil, Sunbeam, Trimmer Boy

    Trimming hedges and shrubbery with a pair of hand-operated hedge shears is a tiresome and time-consuming task. Electric-motor-operated trimmers make light work of the hedge-trimming chore. Even a novice, with a little practice, can turn out a well-trimmed hedge in a fraction of the time—and likewise a fraction of the muscle-weariness—required for hand trimming. There is a certain amount of hazard in using a hedge trimmer, as there is with nearly all power tools, but there is a greater hazard with hedge trimmers than some other tools, because there is no way in which the cutting blades can be guarded. continued...

  • Bargains from abroad
    It is not necessary to take a trip abroad in order to buy foreign bargains. This article tells how you can buy by mail. One of the joys of taking a trip is buying unusual items, or bargains, which can be brought back and displayed as souvenirs or mementos of the happy journey. Many people are not aware that it is also possible to get items from abroad by mail order, not quite so easily as they could buy something from Sears, perhaps, but with no great difficulty either. continued...

  • What pool owners should know
    Safety rules for homeowners with back yard pools

  • Portable electronic flash units
    A report on six of the new models - Brands tested: FR-150, Futuramic Strobonar, Metz Mecablitz, Multiblitz Color SL, Strobomite, Ultrablitz Monojet

    The development of the transistor and the new miniaturization techniques of the electronic industry have been put to good use in the design of the new portable electronic flash guns. Not too many years ago, the electronic flash or “strobe” unit was a bulky and heavy accessory and therefore unwieldy for the amateur photographer to carry and use. The “strobe” units were expensive to buy, and battery costs were high. By contrast, the six flash units discussed in the present article were all reasonably light, relatively inexpensive, and compact, and batteries were relatively low in price. continued...

  • The problem of fallout from nuclear tests
    Consumers’ Research presents the informed opinion of a distinguished physicist in the field of nuclear energy on the vital question of fallout and its dangers. On the topic of nuclear fallout and its dangers, there is a welter of conflicting opinions, and it is most unfortunate that the views expressed often represent publicity-seeking attempts by zealots who have an ax to grind. When scientists seem to disagree on questions of such a fundamental nature, the lay public is not to be blamed for finding itself puzzled and confused, and ready to question, perhaps, the honesty and competence of the scientists concerned. continued...

  • Tight watch bands can impair function of nerves of the hand
    A recent item in The New England Journal of Medicine reports damage to the nerves of a part of one hand which caused numbness of the thumb and the area at its base. Increase in the area of numbness finally caused the patient to resort to medical advice. No cause for the trouble was found, and during the next two months the normal lack of sensation extended to involve the index finger. continued...

  • What’s in a name?
    The product may change and change and change again, but the old name goes on and on - The makers of Cafotan tablets, one of the patent medicines mentioned in our article on “ Painkillers and ‘cold remedies’ ” in the October 1959 Bulletin, have written to Consumers’ Research to say that the Cafotan made today differs in composition from the product which we discussed. As a matter of fact, says Premo Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Inc., the maker, there have been two changes in formulation since the tablets we examined were made.

    Originally Cafotan contained aspirin, phenacetin, caffeine, and quinine sulfate. Although the maker claims that this formulation was discontinued well over 10 years ago, during World War II, this 4-ingredient Cafotan is the kind that Consumers’ Research obtained when we recently acquired samples of various drugs from the current stock of a busy retail drug store. During World War II, according to the maker, quinine sulfate was eliminated from the formula, leaving Cafotan for the time being as a straight “APC” tablet—aspirin, phenacetin, caffeine—not essentially different from dozens of other APC preparations. Then in 1958, Premo made yet another change, substituting sali-cylamide for aspirin. continued...

  • Garden hose—plastic or rubber composition?
    Plastic garden hose is much lighter in weight and more convenient to handle than rubber hose, use of which is now limited mainly to industrial purposes. Consumers’ Research has had several different brands and types of plastic hose in use and allowed them to be exposed to the elements all the year round for some years. Our observation has been that plastic hose is on the whole very satisfactory and has great advantages, particularly for a woman, in its lightness. As there are many brands on the market that are guaranteed for periods up to 12 years, there seems to be no point in attempting to differentiate between the specific brands of makes that carry a guarantee. continued...

  • Devices sold for draining flooded basements
    Two electric-powered pumps and a gadget which uses water power to move waterWant to pump water up to a height of 6 feet at the rate of 300 gallons per hour—without an electric motor or gas engine? Advertisements for the Speedy Drainer seemed to promise such results, but actual performance in tests at Consumers’ Research was much less impressive. continued...

  • Concluding test findings on the new outboard motors



Regular Features Include:
  • The Consumers’ Observation Post

  • Editorial: Are home furnishings advertisers missing the boat?
    Dependability in a household appliance is what women want most. At least that is the view of B. A. Chapman, executive vice president of American Motors Corp., and general manager of the Kelvinator Division. If Mr. Chapman is correct in his analysis, there are a lot of home furnishings advertisers who are throwing away large sums on full pages in what are called the “home shelter” magazines. As a matter of fact, that is just what the foremost trade paper in the field thinks is happening. Reporting an analysis of the full-page advertisements in the April issues of House & Garden, Better Homes & Gardens, and Living, Louis Goodenough noted that something like one third of the ads showed people in formal or semi-formal evening clothes, and commented that in this country we don’t dress for dinner as the British often do. “It’s about time,” he said, that we “have a return to home furnishings that do something for today’s consumer.” continued...

  • Brief cumulative index

  • Listings of Current Phonograph Records

  • Ratings of Current Motion Pictures

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Here is a super fun circular given out by the power utility company to entice people to replace their old appliances and update their kitchen and laundry. Its full of model kitchens with many different brands and types of appliances shown including General Electric, Hotpoint, Kenmore, Westinghouse and a few others that I'm not exactly sure what brand they are. See if you can name all of the brands in these pages and please let us know!


Miscellaneous
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NSP
1967 22 20mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 Frigidaire Multimatic Washer Tech-Talk Service Manual
Here is the service manual to Frigidaire's second year of producing their Multimatic washer, it is a comprehensive manual on how the machine works and how to service it. Sections include images of all models, complete in depth specifications, cycle charts and full troubleshooting and servicing information. Models include: WCIR-60, WCI-60, WI-60, WCD-60, WD-60, WS-60.


Automatic Washers
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Frigidaire
1960 60 40mb $12.99
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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
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KitchenAid
1973 8 16mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Facts About Your New Mixer
Full owners manual and use/care guide to all triple-beat GE stand mixers from the 1950's.


Small Appliances
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General Electric
1955 48 23mb $11.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Basic Service Facts - Automatic Dryers
This is a fantastic beginners manual for learning how Whirlpool/Kenmore automatic dryers work. Covers both how the machine dires clothes as well as the major mechanical aspects of the machine and how those parts work. Sections Include:

The Principals of Drying
Electrical Dryer Circuits
Gas Dryer Circuits
Keeping up to date with Automatic Dryers

I highly recommend this document for anyone interested in vintage Whirpool or Kenmore automatic dryers.
Clothes Dryers
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Whirlpool
1956 28 28mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Service Manual for Double-Loader Speed Queen Washers
Here is the complete service manual to all Double-Loader front loading Speed Queen washing machines from the early 1960's.

Sections include:
Specifications, Operating Cycle Chart, Installation, Service Procedures, Adjustments, Test Procedures, Lubrication, Service Helps and Preventative Maintenance.

Models highlighted are 251 and 252.
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Speed Queen
1962 52 26mb $12.99

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