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1974 Hotpoint Kitchen and Laundry Planning Guide


Published by Hotpoint in 1974-- The spirit of '74 shows up in this sales literature guide showing kitchens decorated as 1774, 1874, 1974 and 2074. Of course they all look very mid 1970's, but that's part of this book's charm.

A growing family? A new home with an outdated kitchen? A need for new appliances? Whatever your reason for planning a new kitchen, you will want one that is easy to work in and fun to be in. You'll want practicality, plus style. That's the idea behind the Spirit of 74. It's the can-do spirit that insists on a kitchen suited exactly to you and to your family's living style. This Hotpoint Kitchen/Laundry Planning Guide will help you interpret your Spirit of '74. It will explain some of the fundamentals of planning a workable kitchen, give you some decorating ideas. and tell you how to translate your plan to paper. so a contractor or kitchen designer can carry it out. Read through this book. Then talk to your Hotpoint dealer. He can show you appliances in the proper spirit, appliances that you will be proud of for years to come. If you're planning a new kitchen, now is the time to discover your true spirit.

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1974 Hotpoint Kitchen and Laundry Planning Guide
Published in 1974

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Hotpoint Kitchen and Laundry Planning

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Contents

3 Spirit of '74

4 Activity Centers

5 Work Triangle

6 Getting in Shape

7 Spirit and Style

8 Spirit Of 1774

9 Spirit of 1874

10 Spirit of 1974

11 Spirit of 2074

12 A Place for Everything

13 Light Up Your Life

14 Room for Dining

15 Do's and Don'ts

16 Plan a Laundry

17 Laundry Locations

18 Put it On Paper

19 Appliance Templates

20 Cabinet Templates

21 Cabinet Dimensions

22 Hotpoint Distributors

23 Hotpoint 1974
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THE SPIRIT OF '74

A growing family? A new home with an outdated kitchen? A need for new appliances? Whatever your reason for planning a new kitchen, you will want one that is easy to work in and fun to be in. You'll want practicality, plus style.

That's the idea behind the Spirit of '74. It's the can-do spirit that insists on a kitchen suited exactly to you and to your family's living style. This Hotpoint Kitchen/Laundry Planning Guide will help you interpret your Spirit of '74.

It will explain some of the fundamentals of planning a workable kitchen, give you some decorating ideas, and tell you how to translate your plan to paper, so a contractor or kitchen designer can carry it out.

Read through this book. Then talk to your Hotpoint dealer. He can show you appliances in the proper spirit, appliances that you will be proud of for years to come.

If you're planning a new kitchen, now is the time to discover your true spirit.
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Activity Centers

Every kitchen is organized around three main centers of activity-cooking, refrigeration and clean-up. These most important kitchen tasks should be coordinated in your new kitchen to help you save time and unnecessary steps.

Each activity center, therefore, should contain the major appliances, foods and other supplies used in that activity, plus cabinets to store it all.

The most frequently used center is the Clean-up Center. It includes a dishwasher, sink and disposer for food wastes and compactor or waste basket for bottles, cans and paper. Stored in this area will be foods that need to be washed or soaked, as well as space for everyday dishes, utensils and cleaning supplies.

If you are remodeling in stages, you may have budgeted some appliances for later installation. If so, place a cabinet of the right size for easy replacement by the appliance at a later date. You will need to allow 15" for a compactor, 24" for a dishwasher. Advance planning also provides the necessary electrical and water connections for these appliances.

The Refrigeration Center is best located in the part of the kitchen near the garage or service entrance, to save steps when carrying in groceries to be stored in and around the refrigerator. This center is also a good location for a baking/mixing center, with space for a mixer, mixing bowls, measuring cups, rolling pin, baking

pans, sugar, flour and other baking supplies.

The Cooking Center is organized around the range or surface cooking unit. Provide space for foods needing cooking; small appliances; pots, pans and trays; and cookies, breads and crackers.

Ideally, the cooking center should be as near as possible to the area where most family meals are served.

All other kitchen activities-dining, pet's feeding area, message/desk center-should be planned so they do not interfere with the main kitchen activities.

a Clean-up Center. Plan a minimum of 24 inches of working counter at each side of the sink. If possible, allow 30" to provide sufficient storage and work surface.

b The Refrigeration Center. Allow at least 15 inches at the open side of the refrigerator for a working counter. If a baking mixing area is planned, allow 30-42" of counter space.

c The Cooking Center. Allow 24 inches of counter space at the side of the range adjoining another activity center. On the other side, allow 12" to 15" of space. Between a wall oven and surface unit, allow a minimum of 9" for setting hot pans. A more remote wall oven should include a counter or shelf of at least 15" next to it.
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Work Triangle

In a carefully planned kitchen, movement between the activity centers should be unobstructed. To keep this main work area free of outside activities, draw in an imaginary work triangle between the three centers.

To establish the triangle, measure from the center of the sink to the center of the refrigerator to the center

of the range and back to the sink.

The total triangle measurement should be between 13 feet and 22 feet-with no single arm measuring less than 4' 6" or more than 1' 3".

This triangle represents the sequence of work from one activity center to the next-from storage, to washing and preparing foods, to cooking, to serving, and back to clean-up. If possible, miscellaneous activities and traffic flow through the room should not cross through the work triangle.
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GETTING IN SHAPE

Choose one of the four basic kitchen shapes. There are four kitchen configurations which, when correctly planned, incorporate the basic planning principles. Each has many variations; for example, the U-shaped kitchen can be round or octagonal, whole or broken.

Study each plan for the location of the three main activity centers- Cooking, Refrigeration and Clean-Up

- and check the work triangle for each. Evaluate the ease of movement, the traffic pattern, and your special requirements to determine which kitchen shape will best suit your needs.

The L-Shaped Kitchen, utilizing two walls, allows great flexibility in placement of appliances, snack and storage areas. It is an excellent plan for large kitchens, and for kitchens used by more than one cook. At best, this kitchen's continuity of work sequence is unbroken by doorways.

The U-Shaped Kitchen is often used in connection with a family room or breakfast nook, using one arm of the "U" as a room-dividing peninsula.

This plan is well adapted for use by only one cook. It may require more floor space than other plans; and, as in all kitchens, the aisle should be at least 4 feet wide.

The Corridor Kitchen adapts readily to long, narrow kitchens, like those found in many modern homes and apartments. An aisle of at least 48 inches is recommended, and if possible one end should be closed off to prevent casual traffic from moving through the work triangle.

The One Wall Kitchen is often seen in studio apartments or summer homes, or wherever space is very limited. It also combines well with a family room or open plan arrangement. In this plan, special care must be taken to provide enough storage and counter space in each main activity center.

One-Wall Kitchen

Refrigerator

Portable Dishwasher

Sink

Range

U-Shaped Kitchen
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Once your kitchen is planned for efficiency, you can plan its style-the theme, color scheme and individual accessories that will make this kitchen uniquely yours-

Today there is no one style. You can design a kitchen with the look of the Orient or of Spain-with the spirit of 1774 or 2074. To choose a style that suits your spirit, consult decorating magazines and books or an expert- architect or Certified Kitchen Designer.

Color and accessories will enhance the style you choose. Color, for example, adds life and sets the mood

- cool greens to soothe a busy homemaker, or appetite-provoking oranges. And, don't forget that Hotpoint appliances are color-designed to complement most color schemes.

Accessories supply the touch of individuality. Show off your copperware mugs or favorite collection, and save cabinet space at the same time.

Grow herbs and spices on the windowsill; they're decorative and will add a gourmet touch to your meals.

What kind of kitchen would you Hike to have? On the next four pages, are the "Spirit of '74" kitchens from Hotpoint. We hope they'll give you more ideas for your new kitchen.
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1774

The Spirit of 1774 lends gracious dignify to this English Colonial Kitchen. The beauty of a homemaker's cherished antique china soup tureen and plates sets the tone. The brown and white of the china is reflected in the tile floor, brown cabinets with white

trim, white appliances and rich gold walls. Carefully selected Colonial accessories add their charm to the Spirit of '74.

The decorating style may be eighteenth century, but the living style is set firmly in the present. This homemaker has all the convenience of today, with Hotpoint dishwasher, disposer and compactor, plus a High/Lo range featuring a bottom microwave oven in addition to the standard eye-level
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1874

The pioneer spirit of 1874 still reigns in America's Southwest. An adobe wall with inset hearth, beamed ceiling, Mexican pattern tile floor, wood paneling and cabinets with wrought iron hardware interweave Western and the Spanish traditions.

Sunny colors add warmth to this simply-furnished kitchen, with its Avocado Hotpoint appliances, pine cabinets, orange curtains and avocado, orange and yellow vinyl floor.

Copper cookware displayed handsomely against the adobe wall and groupings of cactus add to the Southwestern motif. And despite the burning sun outside, the Hotpoint room air conditioner keeps the kitchen cool. The refrigerator's through-the-door dispenser gives quick access to ice for a refreshing drink, and a countertop oven cooks a quick snack, without heating up the kitchen.
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1974

The Spirit of 1974 features up-to-date style and efficiency. The bold contemporary pattern of the easy-clean vinyl wallpaper, the soft-on-the feet carpeting, wipe-clean TextoliteŽ counters, and flush door cabinets make this kitchen a joy,

A sliding glass door decorated with a tree design prevents a dead-end look in this corridor kitchen. Behind the door is a separate laundry room. Harvest Gold Hotpoint appliances accent the white, avocado and lime green of this kitchen, adding a touch of sunshine.

The Hotpoint convertible dishwasher looks built-in when not in use, extending the practical counter space with its handy butcher block surface. Load it at the table, then roll it to the sink when the dishes need washing.
Page 11:

2074

The Spirit of 2074 brings the future a step closer. This streamlined circular version of the basic U-shaped kitchen is a free-standing modular island, with open access to the rest of the home.

The bold white surfaces are vinyl-covered for easy cleaning, and the vinyl floor needs no waxing. Gold and red accent colors sweep around the circular shapes in contemporary "Supergraphics" designs.

Homemaking convenience is 21st Century too, with the versatility of two standard Hotpoint ovens plus a built-in microwave oven, as well as a complete Clean-up Center including a Hotpoint disposer, compactor and dishwasher.
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A PLAN FOR EVERYTHING

The storage ideas shown here are suggested to help you organize many kitchen items. These storage accessories can be ordered as options when you buy new cabinets or purchased separately in housewares departments of local.stores.. (a) Sliding shelves for pots and pans, (b) Pan rack helps avoid clatter stacking of casseroles and pans, (c) Pan lid rack on inner cabinet door, (d) Cutting board - built-in or portable, (e) Tray cabinet stores serving trays, cookie sheets, cooling racks in as little as 9 inches of width, (f) Moveable utensil and accessory stand, or utensil rack on wall

(g) Vegetable and fruit bins neatly stack, pull out, (h) Single action faucet set can include spray and detergent or hand lotion dispenser.

(i) Adjustable shelves adapt to changing storage requirements, (j) Plate rack helps prevent chipping, eases removal of plates, (k) Cup hooks or slide-out cup rack keep cups handy.

(l) Cabinets without center stiles (vertical dividers) give easier access, (m) Sub-shelf for cups, dessert dishes, s(mall glasses, avoids stacking, (n) Shallow shelves prevent double decking items, (o) Under-cabinet dispenser for waxed paper, paper towel.

(p) Utensil drawer is compartmentalized, (q) Silverware drawer lined with tarnish-proof cloth, (r) Pull-out bottle shelf, (s) Built-in flour bin. (t) Bag rack on inner door, (u) Compactor or waste container, (v) Double-tier spice rack, (w) Recipe rack moves into position for easy reading, (x) Glass sliding doors on peninsula cabinet allow passage of light, (y) Lazy Susan shelves in corner keep items handy to reach.

Cabinet in mini mixing/baking center stores portable appliances behind sliding glass doors for easy access. Top part of the cabinet stores spices and other baking supplies.

Wine rack and cannisters are storage aids that can be as decorative as they are practical.

Center island includes extra storage space, including a slot for serving trays.

Skillets and pans store conveniently on wall rack.
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LIGHT UP YOUR LIFE

Every kitchen needs adequate lighting, including natural sunlight and electric lighting. You will need general overhead illumination and localized lighting above each major work area.

General lighting should be even, reducing the brightness contrast between work centers and surrounding areas and lighting the insides of cabinets. Use ceiling-mounted or suspended fixtures in a small kitchen or built-in fluorescent lighting around the kitchen perimeter. Luminous ceilings afford excellent overall light and distinctiveness.

Provide local lighting over the sink, range (in range hood), above each

food preparation center [installed beneath wall cabinet) and over the dining area.

Kitchen windows should be large; an unusual and effective variation is a skylight, a window in the ceiling shedding natural sunlight down into the room.

This kitchen is generously lighted, with a decorative overhead fixture and local lighting over the range and under cabinets onto work counters. A window adds natural light and provides a view.

Reflector flood lights recessed in soffit are spaced 20 inches apart over the length of the counter, providing local lighting to the inside of wall cabinets and onto the work surfaces.

Light built into range hood illuminates cooking surface, so you can see better.

Modern decorative light fixture focuses light on the island work surface.
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ROOM FOR DINING

Almost every family likes to have some type of dining area in or near the kitchen. It's a good idea to separate this area from the working kitchen by a decorative divider that allows transfer of light, but hides unavoidable kitchen clutter.

If a table and chairs are to be used, there should be at least 2-1/ 2 feet of space around the table to allow comfortable movement and seating at the table. If there is no room for a table and chairs, include a counter or breakfast bar. A dining counter is usually 29 inches high with chairs and 36 to 42 inches high with bar stools of appropriate height. The counter should be 15" deep if used

just for dining, and 30" if the other side of the counter is used for meal preparation or serving,

A service center can be built under the snack bar with storage for tableware, linens, serving pieces, and portable appliances like the toaster and coffeemaker. If you plan for table and chairs, the base cabinets dividing the kitchen from the dining area can be the serving/storage area.

A simple counter extension provides space for meals, and doubles as a desk for planning the day's menu.

A table and chairs provides a welcome place to sit and chat with neighbors or family.
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DO'S AND DONT'S

The suggestions given below are hints that may help you plan a more efficient kitchen - one that is safe and convenient.

Place sink far

enough away from range or oven

ra Install range away from open end of cabinets to minimize chances of spills. Plan for sufficient electrical outlets so wires don't stretch across counters or aisles.

Include a 5

as the control center for your home. Jot down grocery lists, quick notes to a friend and organize your household bills. Include a place for posting messages.

Vary Cabinets Arrange shallow units as a room divider near sink or range. Divider can cut off view to kitchen's clutter, still allowing visibility from the kitchen to breakfast nook.

Help avoid danger of burns or scalds and to avoid having too many people in one area at a time.

Space between wall studs can be planned for storage of many household items - ironing boards, canned goods. Shelves as shallow as 4 inches can be most convenient.

Don't let chimney, clothes chute, heating ducts, or pipes spoil your plan. Install cabinets around and near these obstacles to hold brooms, trays or liquor.

Install a hutch near family dining area to store countertop appliances. Use space between wall and base cabinets by installing shallow cabinets with sliding doors under wall cabinets.

Include a work counter near the built-in oven on which you can place baking dishes, roasting pans and serving dishes. A minimum of nine inches, more if possible, is recommended.

Don't design a narrow kitchen aisle, so that open cabinet and appliance doors impede work patterns, the minimum recommended aisle is 48 inches

Don't let the kitchen doors open against the face of appliances, hinge door from the opposite side of the jamb or use a sliding door.

Don't place dishwasher around the corner from the sink, blocking access to the sink.

Don't plan problem corners like a range and dishwasher at right angles. The operation

of their doors will interfere with each other.

Don't install dishwasher next to refrigerator if you con avoid it. Hot humid air from dishwasher can make refrigerator overwork
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A laundry should be planned with the same general "activity center" principles used in the kitchen. The efficient laundry includes (1) soiled clothes storage, sorting and preparation center, (2) washing center and drying center, (3) ironing center with a place to hang things (4) clean clothes storage or linen closet.

This compact, one-wall laundry area, entered through the sliding glass decorator door at the end of the kitchen, includes the four activity centers. The base cabinet at the left side is a hamper. There is adequate

counter space for treating stains and sorting clothes. Wall cabinets provide storage for laundry supplies above the washer and for folded linens over the dryer. Additional countertop gives space for folding and hanging clothes.

Although handy to the kitchen and decorated in the same style and color scheme, the laundry is separate from the kitchen and its activities.
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LAUNDRY LOCATIONS

Laundry facilities may be located in one of several areas in the home. Remember, however, that the dryer must be vented to discharge lint and hot, humid air to the outside. Second, there is much more than just washing and drying to do in the laundry area; include space for pre-washing, ironing and sewing where space permits.

Convenient locations for laundry areas include: 1) in a hallway serving the bedroom area, near a water source and other venting. 2) near the kitchen where all water using appliances are reasonably close together. 3) in the basement, as part of the housekeeping room, 4) in the utility room near the kitchen and back door, or 5) in the bathroom behind decorative doors or screen.

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PUT IT ON PAPER

If you are planning to remodel an existing kitchen or convert all or part of an existing room into a kitchen, measure the kitchen or room according to the procedure outlined below. All measurements must be accurate, because this is the base for your new kitchen; incorrect measurements can mean costly changes later.

Draw the outline of the room on scratch paper. Then, starting at any corner of the room, use a ruler or yardstick to measure at a convenient height and mark all dimensions on your outline drawing.

Carefully note all irregularities - chimneys, closets, pipe raceways, radiator and any other structural items. Indicate the location of light switches and electrical outlets, exhaust fans, heat registers and plumbing. Door and window dimensions should include trim and indicate distance from floor to window sill.

As you measure, determine what is inside the walls, such as gas, electric or water pipes, duct work, stacking and chimneys, by careful examination of the area all around the kitchen. Usually it is less expensive to plan around those items than it is to change them.

If your next kitchen is in a new location, room addition or new home, work from your architect's or contractor's prints. Check all dimensions and details carefully before you start to plan and certainly before you order any cabinets or appliances.

Using the Kitchen-Laundry layout grid sheet from this guide, carefully lay out the perimeter of the kitchen from your measurements. Use the scaled rule found on the transparent grid. Be sure to indicate exact location of doors (and which way they swing), windows, plumbing and other features that will influence your plan.

Try more than one arrangement on scratch paper and in each one check the work centers, work triangle and traffic patterns. Study your arrangements and determine which one best fits your requirements.

After deciding on the best plan, place the transparent grid, with your kitchen's outline drawn on it, over the appropriate part of the appliance template (on page 19). Trace the three main centers (refrigeration, cooking and clean-up) into the position where you want them and fill in the remaining areas, using the cabinet templates on page 20.

Laundry Planning can be handled in a similar way on the same, or another, grid sheet. The basic units of the laundry-the washer and dryer-could be placed in the best location and other facilities planned . to fit the remaining area.
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Appliance Templates

For new appliances, be sure to consult specification literature for cut-out dimensions, required clearances and exact size of the model(s) you intend to purchase. For appliances you now own and plan to keep, measure unit accurately; indicate refrigerator door swing. Be careful to avoid boxing refrigerator in corner with door opening wrong way. Call on your Hotpoint Kitchen Specialist or Hotpoint Dealer for planning assistance, appliance suggestions and financing advice for your new kitchen.

NOTE: Be sure to consult specification literature for cut-out dimensions, required clearances and exact size of the model(s) you intend to purchase.
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CABINET TEMPLATES

Templates for typical base and wall cabinet sections are given below. For exact cabinet dimensions, refer to the specification sheets of the manufacturer whose cabinets you expect to use. When drawing in cabinets, remember not to put cabinets across doors or windows. Note the corner fillers; they are necessary for positive operation of doors and drawers.

Base Cabinets-Scale: 3/8" = 1 Ft. (As viewed from above)

Straight corner "Blind Right"

NOTE: Corner fillers are necessary for positive operation of doors and drawers.

Wall Cabinet - Scale: 3/8" = 1 Ft. (As viewed from above)

Straight comer;

filler needed to turn corner

Continuous Counter for sink, surface range or snack 8 bar

Check manufacturer's specification literature for exact dimensions
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CABINET DIMENSIONS

The view below is of a cross-section of a cabinet, indicating height and depth. Possible lengths are included on page 20, Cabinet Templates, Be sure to check your cabinet manufacturer's specifications for exact dimensions.

Some common planning marks are shown below. Use to help explain the location of your facilities.

Lighting fixture: ceiling light centrally located-for general illumination, or wall light over sink. Choice depends on window and cabinet arrangement. Additional lights under cabinets often are desirable.

Duplex convenience outlet. Plan one for each four feet or major fraction of working counter frontage.

Light switch-numeral indicates number needed.

Kitchen clock outlet.

Ventilating fan.

Electric outlet.
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'74 HOTPOINT APPLIANCES

Hallmark 30" Hi/Low Range

Built-In Dishwasher

Side by Side Food Center
Page 24:

Disposall Food Waste Disposer

Lady Executive Washer and Automatic Dryer

Compactor

Microwave Oven

Heritage Room Air Conditioner


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Here is an issue of the Westinghouse Service Beacon that highlights the internal workings of the Westinghouse 3-Belt automatic washer. It covers in depth how exactly the washer drives both tumble wash and spin as well as adjustments to make to keep the washer running properly.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1972 12 16mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Appliances For Home Planning
Here is a sales literature brochure highlighting the 1959 line of Westinghouse Appliances for the home. Products include:

Refrigerators Freezers
Built-in Ovens and Cooktops
Freestanding Ranges
Dishwashers
Disposers
Laundry Twins
Automatic Washers and Dryers
Combination Washer/Dryer
Air-Conditioners
Metal and Wood Westinghouse Cabinets
Full Catalog
Published by:
Westinghouse
1959 16 49mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1980 Frigidaire Parts and Accessory Catalog
This is the last Parts catalog produced by General Motors/Frigidaire before the Frigidaire division was sold off to WCI in 1980. This has the final replacement part numbers for GM/Frigidaire parts as some of the earlier part numbers were consolidated into updated replacement part numbers. It is the complete parts listings of all major serviceable parts for all post-war Frigidaire Major Appliances through 1979. Full listings of major parts and their part number is included.

Ranges 1946-1979
Refrigerators 1946-1979
Washers 1947-1979 (including 1-18 and Laundry Center models)
Dryers 1952-1979
Dishwashers 1955-1979
Air Conditioners 1947-1979

Plus accessories for all appliances.

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.
Full Catalog
Published by:
Frigidaire
1980 228 177mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1957 Maytag Highlander Washer Service Manual
Here is the very first service manual Maytag produced when they introduced their newly designed Helical-Drive washer. Models include: 123, 123S. Supplements at end introduce models 131, 131S, 141 and 141S.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1957 74 105mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1951 Frigidaire Washer-Dryer-Ironer Brochures
Here are some absolutely beautifully illustrated brochures for Frigidaire Laundry Appliances from the early 1950's. Models include: WO-65 (washer), TR-60 Hamilton made electric dryer and IO-30 Ironer.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1951 20 55mb $8.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Whirlpool-Kenmore Laundry Repair Parts Reference Catalog
This huge 324 page book is essential for anyone who collects and restore vintage Whirlpool or Kenmore automatic washers and dryers.

It has parts breakdown charts and part numbers for all important parts for Whirlpool and Kenmore laundry equipment going back to the 1940s.

Having the manufacturers original part number for the part you need is essential for doing internet/eBay searches to locate these rare, no longer available parts. In many circumstances they can be found once you know the part number.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Whirlpool
1997 324 133mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961-1973 General Electric Perforated Tub Automatic Washer Technical and Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive 407 page Technical and Service manual to all GE automatic washers with the Perforated Tub and Filter-Flo made from 1961 through 1973. A great reference and a must for any GE washer collector.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1973 407 146mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965-1977 GE Automatic Washer Parts Catalog
An important document to have for any GE washer collector is this full catalog showing parts diagrams and part numbers of almost all GE washers produced from 1965-1977.

Having the manufacturers original part number for the part you need is essential for doing internet/eBay searches to locate these rare, no longer available parts. In many circumstances they can be found once you know the part number.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1977 422 142mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1953 Bendix Duomatic Washer-Dryer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to the very first combination washer-dryer ever produced. Full features, troubleshooting and service information included. Model: CCR


Combination Washer/Dryers
Published by:
Bendix
1953 102 35mb $12.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1950-1951 Frigidaire Range Sales Literature Brochure
Here is an absolutely beautifully illustrated Frigidaire range book highlighting the 1950/1951 O-Line models of Frigidaire ranges. Full feature descriptions and images of all ranges Frigidaire ranges available in the early 1950's.

58 pages scanned at high resolution for a beautiful document.

Models include: RO-70, RO-60, RO-50, RO-40, RO-20, RO-10, RO-35, RO-30, RM-3 and RM-4.
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1951 58 164mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1968-1972 Hotpoint Automatic Washer Technical and Service Manual
Here is the complete technical and service information binder for all solid-tub Hotpoint automatic washers from the late 1960s thru the end of this design in 1973.

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

Models highlighted:
WLW1020L
WLW11OOL
WLW11OOL
WLW1600L
WLW1600L
WLW1600U
WLW1600U
WLW1630L
WLW1630L
WLW1630U
WLW2020L
WLW2020L
WLW2100L
WLW2400L
WLW2400U
WLW2600L
WLW2600U
WLW2600U
WLW2600U
WLW2620L
WLW2620L
WLW2620L
WLW2620U
WLW2620U
WLW2625U
WLW2630L
WLW2630L
WLW2630L
WLW2630U
WLW2630U
WLW4800L
WLW4800L
WLW480SL
WLW4820L
WLW4820L
WLW4830L
WLW4830L
WLW4900L
WLW4900L
WLW4950L
WLW5000L
WLW5000L
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1973 163 56mb $14.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1985 General Electric Built-In Dishwasher Brochures
Here are some brochures by GE for their mid 1980s dishwashers. Images and specifications included.

Models include:
GSD2800D
GSD2600D
GSD2200D
GSD900D
GSD600D
GSD400D
Dishwashers
Published by:
General Electric
1985 10 8mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download GM Engineering Journal - The Frigidaire Rollermatic Washer
Here is a fascinating look at the design and implementation of the Frigidaire Rollermatic washer. 13 pages of this issue are dedicated to the design, testing and development of one of Frigidaire's longest lasting washer transmission.

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

Absorption Spectroscopic Analyses of Rubber Materials

Short Range Telemetry System Provides Test Data on Rotating Parts

Patent Searching
Trade Publications
Published by:
Frigidaire
1965 44 44mb $12.99

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