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Breezing thru Washday with your new Frigidaire Fabric-Master Automatic Washer


Published by Frigidaire in 1959-- Complete Owners manual and operating instructions to Frigidaire's first MultiMatic washers. This version is for the Custom Deluxe, Deluxe and Super models WCD-59, WD-59 and WS-59.

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Breezing thru Washday with your new Frigidaire Fabric-Master Automatic Washer
Published in 1959

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Breezing through Washday with your new

FRIGIDAIRE THREE-RING AGITATOR AUTOMATIC WASHER

CUSTOM DELUXE, DELUXE and SUPER MODELS

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read this little booklet first. It's the fastest, easiest way to get acquainted with your new Frigidaire Automatic Washer. Do it right now -before you toss in the very first load -and you'll soon know all the answers. Then just wait till you see how work-free wash-

day will be when you wash everything, from Orion to overalls, sparkling-clean, automatically with one setting of the dials! And you'll never even lift a finger, cleaning up after lint-because the lint-away system in your washer is really automatic!

P.S. If you have any further questions after reading the book, just call your Frigidaire Dealer. He'll always be glad to help!

Important For safety's sake, NEVER put dry-cleaning fluids, kerosene, gasoline or other flammable solvents into your Frigidaire Washer!


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WHICH MODEL DO YOU HAVE?

Model WS-59

Models WD-59 and WDR-59

Look for the nameplate-on the front of your Frigidaire Washer and check the above illustrations to find which model you own. You'll be seeing this name plate in the index below -and throughout the book -wherever there are special instructions for your particular model.

WHERE TO FIND IT

Page

Getting Acquainted...........4-5

How to Use ..................8-9

Built-in SudsWater-Saver......... 10-11

Automatic SudsWater-Saver ...........12

To Hand-Control Washer 13

Helpful Hints.....................14-18

Water Temperature ............... .14

Soaps and Detergents ..............14

Sort and Make Ready .15

Pretreating........................15

Soaking ...........................15

Page

Loading .............................16

Bleaching............................16

Fabric Softeners ....................17

Water Conditioners...................17

Typical Washer Loads.................18

Bluing ..............................18

Starching ...........................18

Automatic Dyeing.....................19

Stain Removal.....................20-21

Washing Special Things............22-25

Special Information .................26

Cleaning and Care....................27

Most Asked Questions

and Answers.......................27-28

Good Washing Rules...................28

Before you Call the Serviceman....28

Your Frigidaire Warranty Inside Back Cover
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GETTING ACQUAINTED WITH YOUR

WASH TEMPERATURE SELECTOR

Lets you select wash water temperature automatically - the right temperature for every type of fabric. Choice of HOT, WARM or COLD. See Pg. 14 for suggested settings for various types of fabrics.

RINSE TEMPERATURE SELECTOR

Lets you choose rinse water temperature before you wash - either WARM or COLD. See recommended settings for different fabrics on Pg. 14.



THREE-RING AGITATOR WASHER

REMEMBER-To stop Washer at any time, just pull Timer knob OUT. To resume washing, push knob back IN.
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CUSTOM DELUXE WASHER

LOAD SELECTOR

Gives you a choice of two completely automatic washing cycles; NORMAL for full loads or SMALL to save time and water automatically on smaller loads.

Push-Button Light Switch

Motor Protector Button

(See Pg. 26)





AUTOMATIC WASH TIMER

Fully automatic-just dial degree of soil - HEAVY, NORMAL or LIGHT - and push knob IN to start washer.

Note: Although Timer will advance while washer is filling, you will still get the full amount of washing time you selected.

Can he hand-controlled, if desired - see Pg. 13. Washing time varies with each type of soil:

HEAVY ..........7-10 min.

NORMAL ..........4-7 min.

LIGHT ...........2-4 min.
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GETTING ACQUAINTED WITH YOUR

WASH TIMER

WASH TEMPERATURE SELECTOR

DeLuxe Models only

Lets you select wash water temperature to suit the load automatically - choice of WARM or HOT settings.* See Pg. 14 for suggested settings for different types of fabrics.

*DeLuxe Model WDR-59 has 3rd setting, "SudsWater-Saver." See Pg. 12.

Motor Protector Button

DeLuxe Model

Super Model

For step-by-step washing instructions on DeLuxe Model Washers-see Pgs. 6 and 7.
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FRIGIDAIRE AUTOMATIC WASHER

AUTOMATIC WASH TIMER

DeLuxe Model - Fully automatic - just dial degree of soil -HEAVY, NORMAL or LIGHT-and push knob IN to start washer. Although Timer will advance while washer is filling, you will still get exact washing time you selected.

Super Model-Fully automatic for a 10-minute (HEAVY SOIL) wash-just turn to START (double line) and push knob IN to start washer. For a

shorter wash, turn dial to NORMAL or LIGHT after washer fills to desired level for size of load.

Both Models: Wash time varies with each type of soil:

HEAVY ...........7-10 min.

NORMAL ..........4-7 min.

LIGHT ...........2-4 min.

Can be hand-controlled if desired- See Pg. 13.

Remember-To stop washer at any time, just pull Timer knob OUT. To resume washing, push knob back IN.

For step-by-step washing instructions on your Super Model Washer-see Pgs. 8 and 9.
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PICTURE TIPS ON WASHING WITH

BEFORE YOU START

• Turn on Hot and Cold water faucets all the way.

• Pretreat stained or heavily soiled pieces, if necessary-see Pg. 15.

• Sort clothes into washer loads-see Pg. 15.

PUT IN CLOTHES

Picture tub as if divided in 4 "sections," as shown, and drop clothes LOOSELY into each "section." For full load (approx. 9 lbs.), fill to rim of tub. See Pg. 16 for loading tips.

SET LOAD SELECTOR

Custom DeLuxe: use NORMAL for larger loads; SMALL when tub is LESS THAN HALF-FULL of clothes. DeLuxe Models: to save water on small loads, see Pg. 13.

SET WASH TIMER

Pull Timer knob OUT and turn to Right to degree of soil -HEAVY, NORMAL or LIGHT. For average soil, a NORMAL setting usually gives sufficient washing time. Then push Timer knob IN to start washer.
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YOUR FRIGIDAIRE AUTOMATIC WASHER

SELECT WATER TEMPERATURES

Turn Wash Temp. Selector to desired setting. Custom Deluxe: turn Rinse Temp. Selector to setting desired. DeLuxe Models deliver a WARM rinse automatically. For COLD rinse, turn off Hot water faucet aftejjwasher fills. See Pg. 14 for recommended settings.

POUR IN DETERGENT

Remove Turquoise Agitator Cap. Measure proper amount of soap or detergent and pour directly into Agitator-see "Soaps and Detergents" Pg. 14. Replace Turquoise Cap, pushing firmly down into place.

TO ADD BLEACH

Measure correct amount. Dilute liquid bleach with 1 qt. water. WAIT UNTIL WASHER HAS FILLED AND AGITATION STARTS, then pour diluted bleach into washer. For dry bleach, see package instructions. NOTE: Optional Dispenser Cup dilutes and dispenses bleach and dye automatically-see "Bleaching,"Pg.l6.

TAKE OUT CLOTHES

To unload washer-after tub stops spinning: reach under clothes and pull up and away from sides of tub. NOTE: During automatic operation of your Custom DeLuxe or DeLuxe washer, there are short periods of seeming inactivity. These pause periods are part of the normal operation cycle.
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PICTURE TIPS ON WASHING WITH

BEFORE YOU START

• Pretreat stained or heavily soiled pieces. See Pg. 15.

• Sort clothes into washer loads-see suggestions on Pg. 15.

PUT IN CLOTHES

Picture tub as if divided in 4 "sections," as shown, and drop clothes LOOSELY into each "section." For full load (approx. 9 lbs.), fill to rim of tub. See Pg. 16 for loading tips.

SET WASH TIMER

(FULLY AUTOMATIC WASH)

Pull Timer knob OUT, turn RIGHT to START (double line) and push IN. Washer will deliver a 10-minute (HEAVY soil) wash automatically.

FOR SHORTER WASH CYCLE

If you want less than a 10-minute wash: Pull knob OUT, turn to START (double line), push IN and wait until tub fills (at least slightly more than half full). Then turn RIGHT to NORMAL or LIGHT setting. For average soil, NORMAL is usually sufficient.
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YOUR FRIGIDAIRE SUPER WASHER

POUR IN DETERGENT

Remove Turquoise Agitator Cap. Measure proper amount of soap or detergent and pour directly into Agitator-see "Soaps and Detergents" Pg. 14. Replace Turquoise Cap, pushing firmly down into place.

TURN ON HOT AND COLD FAUCETS

Adjust faucets as washer tub fills, for the wash water temperature you want. See suggestions on Pg. 14.

NOTE: For different rinse temperature, adjust faucets after washer fills for wash and starts to agitate.

TO ADD BLEACH TAKE OUT CLOTHES

Measure correct amount. Dilute liquid bleach with 1 qt. water. WAIT UNTIL WASHER HAS FILLED AND AGITATION STARTS, then pour diluted bleach into washer. For dry bleach, see package instructions. NOTE: Optional Dispenser Cup dilutes and dispenses bleach and dye automatically-see "Bleaching,"Pg. 16.

To unload washer-after tub stops spinning: reach under clothes and pull up and away from sides of tub. NOTE: During automatic operation of your Super washer, there are short periods of seeming inactivity. These pause periods are part of the normal operation cycle.
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How to Save Suds Water with the Built-in SUDSWATER-SAVER

Custom DeLuxe WCD-59, DeLuxe WD-59 and Super WS-59

(Suds water stored in washer cabinet) Now - with the Built-in SudsWater-Saver, you can save the sudsy wash water from your first load and use it again in as many loads as you wish. No need of an extra set tub, suds water is stored right in the washer itself!

OPEN

CLOSED

Put first load of clothes in washer and set controls; choosing a HOT water wash for most effective re-use of suds; set other controls as desired.

H

Hook OPEN drain hose over edge of sink, drain or laundry tub at start of first load.

After "LINT-AWAY WASH" -during the pause BEFORE first "Spin" starts, pull Timer knob OUT to stop washer.

Roll rubber ball back over end of hose to CLOSE it.

Start washer and let spin until water leaves washer tub. (Water is now stored inside washer cabinet.)
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Stop washer, take out clothes and set aside temporarily. Then put in second load of clothes.

Roll ball back from end of hose and hook OPEN hose over washer tub.



Custom DeLuxe and DeLuxe models: Select washing time for second load; push Timer knob IN and immediately turn to Right until agitation starts.

Super Model: When selecting wash time, add an extra 2 minutes for water to return to tub. For example, if you choose NORMAL setting, move Timer an extra notch toward HEAVY setting.

After tub has filled with stored water, hook OPEN hose back over laundry tub. Let second load complete full cycle and take out clothes.

Put first load back in tub for rinsing: turn Timer knob to start of F ILL (next to RINSE), push IN and let washer complete cycle.

NOTE: This will save about 10 gallons of water when you are washing a full load of clothes. If you want to save suds water for additional loads, simply repeat the same steps listed above.
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How to Save Suds Water...

with the AUTOMATIC

(Suds water stored in separate

Your SudsWater-Saver will save the sudsy wash water from your first load automatically- and you can use it again in as many loads as you wish.

SUDSWATER-SAVER

tub) DeLuxe Model WDR-59

Before you start: Remember to close drain or put stopper in tub where wash water will be stored. When you are NOT going to re-use suds water, leave drain open.

HERE'S ALL YOU DO .. .

Wash first load of clothes in usual way. When setting controls, we suggest that you choose a HOT water wash to insure hot water for the next load.

When you're ready for the second load: Put in clothes, adding a little extra detergent if desired.

Turn Wash Temperature Selector to SUDSWATER-SAVER setting; set Timer as desired and push knob IN to let second load complete full cycle,

That's all. Both loads have been washed automatically and you've washed TWO full loads in the same suds water -or, as many loads as you like!

NOTE: If you want to continue using same suds water for additional loads, leave drain closed each time. If not, open drain after washer has filled.
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How to HAND-CONTROL

YOUR WASHER

Your Frigidaire Washer is completely automatic, of course. Once you set the Automatic Wash Timer and push knob IN, the entire cycle is completed automatically. But you can take over at any time and wash the way you please. Look-it's easy!

Push IN to START

PULL OUT to STOP

With Timer knob IN, turn to RIGHT when you want to -

• Shorten any step in the cycle, like FILL, RINSE or SPIN.

For example, when Timer reaches RINSE or DRY, turn knob to right. Each click heard will save 40 seconds on NORMAL load; 27 seconds on SMALL load setting.

Leave Timer knob OUT and turn to RIGHT when you want to -

• Repeat a Rinse

• Skip any step in the cycle

• Lengthen any step

For example, for an extra Rinse: After washer has stopped, pull Timer knob OUT, turn to RIGHT to start of FILL (after Rinse Spin) -and push IN.

NOTE: On DeLuxe and Super washers, when shortening the fill for a smaller load of clothes, be sure tub is at least slightly more than half full of water.
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water temperature

Generally HOT water is needed to remove heavy soil. However, with man-made fabrics such as Dacron, Orion, Nylon, etc., a cooler wash will reduce wrinkling and make ironing easier.

Here are suggested settings for- WASH WATER

HOT-(140° to 160° F.-much hotter than your hand can stand)-Normally soiled white and color-fast cottons, linens, rayons and all heavy soil. WARM -Lightly soiled cottons, linens and rayons; woolens; Nylons, Orlons and other man-made fabrics; Wash & Wear garments; rubberized materials. COLD -Use only for very lightly soiled garments. Will reduce wrinkling in man-made fabrics. May also be used for soaking some stains.

RINSE WATER

WARM-Normally soiled white and fast-color cottons, linens and rayons; woolens; and all heavy soil.

COLD-Lightly soiled cottons, linens and rayons; man-made fabrics; Wash & Wear garments; plastics and nonfast colors.

Custom DeLuxe Model has separate Wash and Rinse Selectors.

DeLuxe Models have Wash Selector; deliver Warm Rinse automatically. For Cold Rinse, turn off Hot water faucet after washer fills for wash and agitation starts.

On Super Model, select Wash and Rinse Temperature desired by adjusting faucets as washer fills-see Pg. 9.

soaps and detergents

SOFT WATER

Any good soap or detergent will do. HARD WATER

Because soaps will form curds or scum with hard water, detergents are recommended. If you prefer soap, it should only be used with a water softener like Calgon or Tex. See package for quantity. While softener can be added to wash water, it should always be added to the rinse when soap is used.

HOW MUCH?

An adequate amount of soap or detergent is ESSENTIAL for sparkling-clean clothes. The amount to use will depend on type of water and amount of soil in the clothes.

SOAP:

Start with y2 cup for NORMAL load; add more if necessary to maintain active suds (about 2") during wash.

ALL-PURPOSE DETERGENTS:

High Sudsing-With packaged types such as Cheer, Fab, Rinso Blue and Tide, start with 1/2 CUP for NORMAL load. Add more as necessary to maintain active suds level (about 2") throughout wash.

Low Sudsing-Ad, All and Dash are designed to prevent oversudsing in the washer. They will produce little or no suds. Follow directions on package carefully for proper amount.

Liquids-such as Hum and Wisk, start with 1/3 cup. Add more as required to maintain suds level.

NOTE: For best results, use liquid detergent for COLD water washing.
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WASHING

sort and make ready

Sort clothes into groups that wash

well together-

Separate white and color-fast fabrics from non-fast colors.

Separate sheer and delicate fabrics from heavy, sturdy fabrics.

Separate heavily soiled clothes from those lightly soiled.

Separate "lint producers" like diapers, cotton flannels and coarse linen tea towels.

For best results with Wash & Wear garments, wash separately. Do not overcrowd the tub.

Put small articles inside a pillowcase or mesh bag.

Don't group all large articles (like sheets) together. Mix large and smaller pieces in the load.

And while you sort-look them over.

Unfold napkins and tablecloths. Close zippers; unhook hooks and eyes; unbutton buttons and remove detachable belts, trimmings and shoulder pads.

And always turn pockets inside out. Watch for "troublemakers" like facial tissue, paper matches, chewing gum, a child's crayon, pins and other sharp articles.

Suggestion: Check tag on garment

before washing a new garment for the first time. On many items, you will find recommendations for laundering on a tag or label attached. For best results, follow these suggestions.

Many garments labeled "drip dry" can be washed and dried in a Frigidaire Automatic Washer and Dryer.

pretreating

Pretreat clothes before washing-

Heavily soiled local areas such as

collar and cuff edges, children's underwear, oil and grease spots:

• Just wet soiled area; sprinkle with soap or detergent to be used and rub in lightly with fingers or brush.

• You'll find liquid detergents convenient for pretreating.

• Pretreat local stains such as rust, grease, etc.-see Pg. 20.

soaking

• Soaking is optional, depending on type of soil and clothes being washed. For regular loads, use a Warm soak and about half the usual amount of detergent.

• For greasy and oily clothes, use a Warm soak and plenty of detergent. If desired, add cup ammonia or 14 cup washing soda.

• For industrial soil (flour, cement dust, etc.), or blood stains, use Cold soak and detergent.

• For diapers, use Cold soak and detergent. If desired, add 2 tablespoons borax or 1/2 cup bleach.

To Soak:

• Put in clothes. Let washer fill with water of desired temperature, and agitate long enough to dissolve detergent. Add bleach if desired. Pull Timer OUT and let clothes soak 10 to 20 minutes.

Note: Longer soaking may make soil more difficult to remove.

• After soaking, SPIN OUT DIRTY WATER BEFORE WASHING--turn Timer to SPIN and push IN.

• Now add soap or detergent, reset Timer to desired washing time, and wash in regular way.
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loading

For maximum washing efficiency, DON'T pack clothes tightly into tub. drop them in LOOSELY like this:

Picture tub as if divided in 4 "sections" as shown: and drop soiled clothes LOOSELY into each "section." DON'T wind them around the Three-Ring Agitator or arrange in circular fashion.

Open sheets and tablecloths. Grasp in center like a tent. Start with a pointed end and ease into one of the sections, as shown, folding back and forth like ribbon candy.

Fold shirts with sleeves in and load into tub in loose folds. Drop in towels and pillowcases one at a time. REMEMBER-don't overload! Overloading reduces washing efficiency. See Typical Loads on Page 18.

bleaching

Remember that bleaches are not a substitute for detergents. Always add them to the wash water, not the rinse.

Liquid Bleach

• Chlorine type bleaches like Clorox, Roman Cleanser, White Sail, etc., are designed for cottons, linens and bulk of the family wash.

• Not recommended for silks and woolens. Check label before using on man-made fabrics.

Quantity-For regular use, add cup

to wash water for a NORMAL load.

For badly stained clothes, % cup.

Dry Bleach

• An all-purpose bleach such as Purex is safe for all fabrics except silk, wool and acetate.

• Mild types such as Snowy and Dextol are safe for all fabrics and can be used for light stains.

Quantity-follow package directions.

TO ADD BLEACH:

• Liquid bleach should be diluted before adding to wash water as shown in Step No. 6 in "Picture Tips" on Pages 7 or 9. For dry bleach, see instructions on packages.
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WASHING

water conditioners

In hard water areas, a water conditioner or softener such as Calgon or Tex may be used in the rinse. If soap is used in hard water, it is ESSENTIAL that the rinse water be softened to avoid scum.

How to Use:

• For regular use, pour cup into the washer at start of rinse fill.

HANDY BLEACH DISPENSER CUP

Optional at minimum extra cost - saves diluting, waiting for washer to fill. Fits inside Agitator post-dilutes and dispenses bleach and dye under water, automatically.

To Use:

Remove Bleach Dispenser Cup before filling, as shown, to avoid spilling on clothes. Pour bleach-dry or liquid- directly into Dispenser Cup-no need to dilute. Replace filled cup inside Agitator and push Turquoise Cap firmly down into place.

Note: If using dry bleach on a Small load, add it to Dispenser Cup and fill cup with Hot water.

fabric softeners

Fabric softeners are sometimes used to reduce stiffness in line-dried clothes. They are excellent for reducing static electricity in man-made fabrics and particularly nice for lingerie.

How to use:

• Follow instructions on package for amount.

• Wait until start of the rinse fill, and pour directly into the washer. DON'T PUT FABRIC SOFTENER INTO THE WASH WATER along with detergent, bleach or bluing.

NEW RINSE CONDITIONER DISPENSER

Now available at small extra cost to beauty-rinse your clothes the easy way. Lets you add water conditioner or fabric softener- before you wash. Releases it into rinse water automatically.

To Use:

Trip release lever to open lid of dispenser. Pour in fabric softener or water conditioner and close lid. Carefully place filled dispenser in top of Agitator and press Turquoise Cap firmly down into place.

NOTE: If using dry rinse conditioner on SMALL load, dilute with water before pouring into dispenser.
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starching

You can starch a full or partial load

of clothes right in the washer this

easy way:

• Select Warm wash water. Let washer fill until there is ample water to cover clothes being starched. With Timer knob pushed IN, turn to Right until agitation starts.

• Follow package directions for amount of starch and how to prepare. To estimate amount of water in tub, remember that a full washer tub is 10 gallons.

• Add starch while washer is agitating. When starch is completely mixed, pull Timer knob OUT to stop washer.

• Now add clothes previously washed and spun damp-dry. Push knob IN and let agitate about 1 minute.

• Pull knob OUT, advance to DRY and push IN. Let spin about 1 minute. Remove starched clothes.

stain removal

• See "Stain Removal Chart," Page 20, for how to treat specific stains.

• Treat all stains promptly. Avoid using hot water on unidentified stains; it may "set" the stain.

• Use mildest treatment first; if stain is not greasy, try sponging with cold water; for greasy stains, sponge with cleaning fluid.

• Choose stain remover to suit both stain and fabric-see chart on Page 20. Test remover first on an unexposed part of garment.

• Use short, light strokes; don't rub into fabric. Use chemicals and bleaches carefully to protect color. Rinse well to remove excess fluid.

Any of the popular brands - flake, bead or granule-may be put in the washer with soap or detergent for automatic distribution.

some typical washer loads

NORMAL-9-lb. loads

1. 2 double sheets • 4 pillowcases • 4 shirts • 3 T-shirts • 2 pr. pajamas

2. 4 pillowcases • 2 pr. pajamas • 3 T-shirts • 6 turkish wash cloths • 6 medium-size turkish bath towels • 4 small turkish towels

3. 10 men's shirts • 5 pr. men's shorts

• 2 pr. cotton pajamas • 4 cotton blouses

SMALL LOADS

1. 5-lb. load • 4 luncheon cloths • 16 napkins • 3 tea towels

2. 5-lb. Baby Clothes • 6 infant sleepers • 3 bibs • 1 cotton blanket • 20 diapers • 2 cotton shirts • 4 cotton knit suits • 1 corduroy coverall

3. 3-lb. Man-made Fabrics • 6 blouses

• 2 slips • 3 gowns • 1 Orion sweater

• 1 sport shirt

4. 2 1/2-lb. Man-made Fabrics * Man's lounging robe • 2 sport shirts

5. 2 1/2-lb. Miscellaneous Load • 2 Orion sweaters • 2 dress skirts * 2 cotton flannel shirts

6. 3-lb. Miscellaneous Load * 1 snow suit • 2 child's corduroy slacks • 2 sweaters
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AUTOMATIC DYEING

Now you can give every kind of garment-from shag rugs to delicate lingerie-a colorful new lease on life with one setting of the dials. It's as easy as this:

1. Drop clean clothes LOOSELY into tub.

2. Dilute dye according to package directions.

3. Select a HOT wash and preferably a COLD rinse. On Custom DeLuxe model, set Load Selector on NORMAL.

4. Turn Timer knob to time desired: HEAVY for sturdy materials; NORMAL for lightweight, man-made garments. Push knob IN.

5. After tub has filled, and agitation starts-add dye solution by straining through piece of dampened cheese cloth.

6. That's all. When washer has finished cycle take out clothes.

And now with the Dispenser Cup (shown on Pg. 17), dyeing can be even easier. No straining, boiling or bother.

Just skip steps #2 and #5 above. Instead, do this: Pour all-purpose dye powder from package into Dispenser

Cup. Then place filled cup inside Agitator and press turquoise cap down into place. Dye will be diluted and dispensed automatically.

Care of Washer-Wipe off spill-overs from washer promptly.

After Dyeing Clothes-Add 1/4 cup of

detergent and 1/2 cup of liquid bleach.

Use a Hot wash; leave Load Selector (Custom DeLuxe Model) on NORMAL and let washer go through a complete cycle. Then wipe washer top and any traces of dye in tub.

Note: Although the Agitator and Dispenser Cup may become discolored, this will not rub off on clothes during subsequent washings, if washer has been cleaned as suggested above.

TIMELY TIPS

• Remove all the spots and stains- garment should be clean before dyeing.

• Use HOT water-125°-160° F.

• Don't wash dyed garments with mixed loads, to avoid staining other clothes in future washings.

• Don't dye woolens in the washer- the agitation will cause shrinkage.

• Selection of color and amount of dye will be determined by original color and size of garment.

• As in any method of dyeing, lace trim on garments may not dye the same color as the rest of the garment.

• Color Remover is not recommended for use in the washer. Since it requires a simmering temperature, it must be done in a utensil over direct heat.
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How to REMOVE STAINS

While minor stains will often wash away, serious stains should always be treated before washing. This handy table was developed by Frigidaire Home Economists to give you specific instructions on home treating of certain types of stain.

STAIN COTTONS AND LINENS Washable Silk, Wool, Rayon, Nylon and Other Man-Made Fabric*
Blood Soak in cool Water. Soak or sponge with cool water.
Candle Wax Remove excess wax. Press between blotters with moderately hot iron. Remove stains by bleaching with ordinary household bleach. Same as cottons except use mild powdered bleach.
Chocolate Dip fabric up and down in hot water. Wash in hot detergent solution. Bleach any remaining stain. Wash in lukewarm detergent solution. Use solvent to remove any grease spots.
Cod Liver Oil Sponge with heavy suds and acetone (nail polish remover). Bleach with ordinary household bleach. Sponge with suds (no acetone). Use mild powdered bleach.
Coffee Soak in warm water. Wash. Treat remaining stain by bleaching. Sponge with cleaning fluid if cream is involved. Same as cottons. Use powdered bleach.
Dye Stain - Light - such as flush of color on white fabrics washed in same load with non-fast fabrics. Wash. Bleach remaining stain by soaking in warm water containing 1 Tbs. household bleach per gallon. Wash. Bleach remaining stain with mild powdered bleach.
Fresh Fruit Pour boiling water through stain. Wash. Bleach remaining stain with household bleach. Sponge with warm water. Wash. Bleach remaining stain with mild powdered bleach.

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STAIN COTTONS AND LINENS Washable Silk, Wool, Rayon, Nylon and Other Man-Made Fabrics
Grass Wash. Bleach remaining stain with household bleach. Wash. Bleach remaining stain with mild powdered bleach.
Grease and tar Rub with kerosene. Wash in hot suds. Remove remaining stain by bleaching. Same as cottons. Bleach with mild powdered bleach.
Gum Chill and remove excess. Sponge with cleaning fluid. Same as cottons.
Lipstick Rub with cooking fat or vaseline, wash in hot detergent solution. Bleach if stain remains. Sponge with solvent. Wash in warm detergent solution. Use mild bleach.
Mildew (light) Wash. Bleach remaining stain with household bleach. Wash. Bleach remaining stain with mild powdered bleach.
Nail Polish Treat with nail-polish remover. Bleach to remove remaining dye stain. Same as cottons. For acetates, omit nail-polish remover as it dissolves acetate.
Paint Treat with turpentine or cleaning fluid depending on type of paint. Same as cottons.
Rust Soak in lemon juice and salt or oxalic acid solution (3 Tbs. oxalic acid to 1 pint warm water). Never use oxalic acid in washer as it will harm the porcelain enamel tub. Same as cottons.
Scorch Wash. Bleach with household bleach. Wash. Bleach with mild powdered bleach.
Cosmetic Stains • Heavy Grease Stains: Treat with a grease solvent. Follow with Hot Water wash. Use plenty of detergent. • Other local spots and stains: Pretreat before washing. (See Pretreating, Page 15.) If stain persists, bleach with heavy-duty or mild bleach, depending on type of fabric. (See Page 16.) NOTE: Traces of color left by certain cosmetic products may need bleaching.
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delicate garments Lingerie, Blouses, etc.

Wash-WARM

Rinse-COLD (preferable) or WARM Detergent-All-Purpose

• Don't wash delicate garments with heavy things; wash together items of similar weight; separate white from colors.

• Pretreat heavily soiled areas such as collars. See Pg. 15.

wash & wear garments

Wash-WARM

Rinse-COLD (preferable) or WARM Detergent-All-Purpose

• For best results, don't overcrowd tub. Usually it's best to wash only 6 to 8 men's shirts, 1 man's suit, 4 to 5 children's dresses, 4 to 6 pairs of slacks, or similar size loads at one time.

• Pretreat heavily soiled areas, such as collars, etc. See Pg. 15.

• Remove from washer and place on hanger to dry, or dry in Frigidaire Automatic Dryer on Wrinkles-Away Setting.

• Because of the differences in the way pleats are set, it may be necessary to remove accordion pleated garments before final spin or to shorten final spin.

blankets

Man-made fabrics (Orion, Acrilan, etc.)

Wash-WARM

Rinse-COLD (preferable) or WARM Detergent-All-Purpose

• Mend tears, pretreat stains-see Page 15. Pretreat badly soiled areas with detergent solution.

• Wash only 1 large or 2 small blankets in a load.

• Usually, a short wash is sufficient to get blanket clean.
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blankets

Wool or Wool Blends

Wash-WARM Rinse-WARM

Detergent-All-Purpose-Sudsing type

• Mend tears, pretreat stains-see Page 15. Pretreat badly soiled areas with detergent solution.

• Wash only 1 large or 2 small blankets in a load.

To Wash:

1.Add blanket to tub. Add detergent. After tub fills, let agitate for minute. Then stop washer.

2. Let soak about 10 minutes, then push Timer knob IN and agitate for l/2 minute, then turn Timer to SPIN.

3. After tub fills with rinse water and starts to agitate, stop washer and soak 10 minutes again.

4. After soaking, turn Timer knob to DRY and push IN.

5. Pull blanket into shape before drying.

blankets

Electric (Follow manufacturer's instructions)

baby clothes

(WOOLENS . . . See Woolens-page 25)

COTTONS

Wash-HOT Rinse-WARM

MAN-MADE

Wash-WARM

Rinse-COLD (preferable) or WARM Detergent-All-Purpose or Soap Note: Use soap only with soft or softened water.

• Wash in one load: gowns, shirts, crib sheets, pads, etc.

• Pretreat clothes badly stained with baby oil, grease, etc., by soaking 20 minutes in WARM suds-see page 15. Other stains will usually come out if washed promptly.

Rinse diapers immediately. Soak in cold water plus a little borax (1/2 to 1 teaspoon borax per gallon of water) until ready to wash. Then place in washer and spin out water. Wash in hot water.
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curtains & draperies

COTTON

Wash-HOT for white; WARM for color Rinse-COLD (preferable) or WARM

MAN-MADE FABRICS

Wash-WARM

Rinse-COLD (preferable) or WARM Detergent-All-Purpose

• Be sure lining, trimming and fabric itself are colorfast.

• Remove hooks, pins, other metal attachments; mend holes and torn places.

• If badly soiled, soak in suds 10-20 minutes; spin out suds; reset Timer and wash in regular way.

• To starch curtains after washing, see Starching, Page 18.

work, play clothes

Wash-HOT Rinse-WARM Detergent-All-Purpose

• Wash heavier fabrics and lighter garments separately.

• Remove detachable belts, buckles, etc.; zip zippers; turn pockets inside out.

• Before washing, let mud-soiled clothes dry and brush off excess; shake out loose sand.

• Pretreat greasy work clothes by soaking-see Pg. 15.

pillows . . . Feather

Wash-WARM Rinse-WARM Detergent-All-Purpose

• Check ticking to be sure it's secure and feathers won't come out. Mend tears or seams.

• Wash two pillows at one time to balance load.

• If pillows float, push down at beginning of wash. Turn pillows over halfway during wash.
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slip covers

Wash-WARM

Rinse-COLD (preferable) or WARM Detergent-All-Purpose

• Be sure colors are fast and that shrinkage will not be excessive.

• Mend rips, tears; remove detachable trimmings and fasteners; shake out loose soil.

• One large or two smaller chair covers make a load.

• After final spin, remove immediately.

small rugs, bath mats ... Washable

COTTON

Wash-HOT for whites; WARM for Colors Rinse-WARM

MAN-MADE (Orlon, Acrilan)

Wash-WARM

Rinse-COLD (preferable) or WARM Detergent-All-Purpose

• Shake well to remove loose dirt and dust.

• Usually one rug makes a load; if several small ones are to be washed together, make sure colors are fast.

• Add towels to balance load if washing only one small rug.

woolens

CAUTION: Some woolens are machine-washable. However, BECAUSE OF ITS PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, WOOL MAY SHRINK.

Wash-WARM Rinse -WARM Detergent-All-Purpose

• Loosely woven or hand-knit garments should NOT be washed in any washer.

• When washing woolens in the washer, avoid as much agitation as possible-since this is what causes shrinkage. Usually soaking in sudsy water, spinning, soaking in clear water and then a final spin is best.
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SPECIAL

INFORMATION

storage in freezing temperatures

To prevent damage, remove water from all parts of washer:

1. Disconnect all hoses. Pull Timer knob OUT, advance to FILL and push IN. Let Timer advance for 1 or 2 minutes to let water drain from Inlet Valve.

2. Now turn Wash Temperature Selector on Custom DeLuxe and DeLuxe Models back and forth several times.

3. Pull Timer knob OUT, wipe out any water in tub, pull out electric plug and close lid.

Suggestion: Ask your Frigidaire Dealer about a heater accessory to protect Inlet Valve in freezing temperatures.

about installation

1. A separate 15-ampere or 20-ampere utility circuit is recommended for your washer. NEVER plug washer cord into a drop cord or other lighting circuits which are not adequate for the load.

2. Custom DeLuxe and DeLuxe models are equipped with separate hot and cold water hoses. Separate faucets should be provided so the water supply can be turned on and off as required. Super Model WS-59 has a single water inlet hose which can be connected to the swivel faucet of your laundry tub. A "Y" connection for use with separate faucet is available from your Frigidaire Dealer.

moving?

Call your Frigidaire Dealer or Service Station to have the washer tub and mechanism securely fastened to avoid damage during the moving: and for proper installation in your new location.

motor protector

Acts as a fuse to protect motor when overloading occurs-such as excess suds. If this happens, button will pop out and washer will stop. To reset button and remove excess suds:

1. Pull Timer knob OUT; wait 1 minute and push button back IN.

2. Turn Timer to HEAVY Soil setting.

3. Then push knob IN and immediately turn to Right until agitation starts. After about 3 minutes, pull knob OUT, turn to SPIN and push IN to continue cycle. This is usually enough to remove excess suds.

about safety

Your washer should always be grounded. The cold-water hose on Custom DeLuxe and DeLuxe, and single hose and "Y" connection on Super Model WS-59 have a built-in ground wire which grounds washer to house plumbing system.

If washer is relocated, NEVER link this special hose to the house plumbing with an extra length of ordinary hose!

not enough water?

If tub does not fill with enough water- top of vanes for NORMAL Load, slightly more than half-full for SMALL Load -it may be due to low water pressure. If so, other usage should be discouraged when washing.

When a low fill occurs, pull Wash Timer knob OUT, and advance to washing time desired. Then push Timer knob IN and let tub fill again. When proper water level is reached, leave Timer knob IN and turn RIGHT until agitation starts.

NOTE: If you live in an area where water pressure is low, check your Frigidaire Dealer for special controls.
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CLEANING AND CARE

When Washing is Done

1. Pull Timer knob OUT.

2. Wipe top and both sides of lid with a damp cloth and close the lid.

3. Turn off hot and cold water faucets to reduce pressure on water hose, and pull out electric plug.

Cleaning the Interior

Porcelain Enamel Tub can be cleaned, after washing, with damp cloth. NOTE: After washing heavily soiled loads, it may be well to wipe the Lint Exits below rim of tub.

Cleaning the Exterior

All models have a durable painted finish. Custom DeLuxe and DeLuxe

Models have Porcelain Enamel cabinet top and lid. Both finishes can be cleaned occasionally with a damp cloth.

For more thorough cleaning, use Frigidaire Surface Renewer on the painted surfaces and Porcelain Speed Cleaner on Porcelain Enamel surfaces. Both are available from your Frigidaire Dealer at minimum cost.

CAUTION: NEVER use harsh, gritty or abrasive cleaner on any surface of your Frigidaire Washer!

TO REPLACE CONTROL PANEL LIGHT

Custom DeLuxe model only

Pry up under top and pull forward, as shown, for access to 20-watt fluorescent lamp.

MOST ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Q. How can I get my white clothes to look whiter?

A. Often, a reconditioning is helpful in removing accumulated scum and grayness left by some previous washing method. Here's how to go about it: Load clothes into washer as recommended; add from % to 1 cup water softener (Calgon or Tex) to the washer, set Timer on \ HEAVY Soil setting, select hot water, and wash as usual. Repeat as often as necessary until all accumulated soap and scum have been completely washed out of the clothes. Now wash the usual way, using a generous amount of low-sudsing detergent instead of softener.
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MOST ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Q. How can I wash for a longer time? A shorter time?

A. To wash longer-pull Timer knob OUT at beginning of Lint-Away wash, advance to the number of minutes of additional wash desired-each mark on outer rim of dial equals 1 minute. Then push Timer knob IN (washer will start to fill). On Custom DeLuxe and DeLuxe Models, quickly advance Timer to RIGHT (clockwise) until agitation starts. On Super Model allow washer to finish cycle.

To shorten wash-after wash fill is completed, with Timer IN-advance to number of minutes you want to wash. To shorten rinse-advance Timer when rinse agitation begins. (Each click of Timer represents 40 seconds on Normal load setting; 27 seconds on Small load setting-Custom DeLuxe Model.)

Q. How do I get rid of excess suds?

A. (1) Pull Timer knob OUT.

(2) If excess suds have stopped the washing action, wait 1 minute and push Motor Protector Button back IN.

(3) Advance Timer and set at beginning of wash cycle. Push Timer knob IN and immediately turn to right (clockwise) until agitation starts. This starts washer agitating, and water pump will start pumping out excessive suds.

(4) After about 3 minutes' agitation, pull Timer knob OUT; turn to SPIN, and push IN. Usually the washer will continue with the spin and rest of cycle.

REMEMBER-if you want to obtain the very best results from your Frigidaire 3-Ring Agitator Washer, always follow these basic rules for good washing:

1. Proper Sorting-keep "lint makers" like diapers, cotton flannels, etc., out of the load when sheets or shirts are being washed.

2. Load LOOSELY-and don't overload! Not over 9 lbs. for a NORMAL Load; not over 5 lbs. for a SMALL Load.

3. Wash with HOT Water-140° to 160° F., much hotter than your hand can stand, for white and fast colored fabrics.

4. Use an adequate amount of detergent. For heavily soiled or lint producing fabrics, you may find a low sudsing type desirable.

5. Avoid washing too long-the NORMAL soil setting is usually adequate for a load of average soiled clothes.

STOP! If your washer stops operating check these points before you call the serviceman.

• See if Motor Protector Button has popped out (See Page 26).

• If washer has shut off automatically, check to see if Timer knob has popped out. It may be due to an unbalanced load, where clothes gather in one spot. Simply lift the lid and redistribute the clothes. Add another article if necessary to balance load when washing a single heavy item. Then push Timer knob IN.

• Check to see if a fuse has blown. Always replace with a 15-ampere time delay fuse.

• Examine drain hose for kinks.
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AUTOMATIC WASHER MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY AND PROTECTION PLAN
Page 32:

Matching FRIGIDAIRE FABRIC-MASTER AUTOMATIC DRYER makes washday completely automatic!

Washday isn't over when the wash is done. There's always drying to do-and it can be a chore. Get out the basket, lift and carry, stoop and stretch-watch the weather, it mustn't rain. But Frigidaire has an easier way, just listen.

This dryer dries anything and everything washable, automatically-just toss in the clothes, turn the dials and walk away. Out they come-wrinkle-free, petal-soft, fresh as all outdoors.

This dryer gives you automatic care for Wash and Wear-delivers your newest

frock or even Dad's suit, ready to put on and wear-ends the drip and mess of line drying, saves you hours of ironing, too!

And this dryer even has built-in "valet service"-"presses" out summertime wear wrinkles-restores crisp freshness to tired-looking mussed things-again at the touch of a dial.

There's a smart new Frigidaire Fabric-Master Dryer just made for your new washer. Better see it at your nearest Frigidaire Dealer's before you stretch another clothesline!

Frigidaire reserves the right to change specifications and prices, or discontinue models, without notice.

Above all,

it saves you work!



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Now with the advent of the wonderful new Frigidaire Frost-Proof Refrigerator-Freezer, a woman's life becomes easier than ever. For the first time she will have no frost to contend with. We hope you all have inspected a Frost-Proof that has been operating during the hot summer months and have seen how free of frost the packages and ice cube trays remain. You have only to see other refrigerators that depend upon push buttons for defrosting- to appreciate how much the absence of any frost means to the homemaker.

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Frigidaire
1967 128 76mb $7.99
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Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1965 Hotpoint Freestanding Ranges, Hallmark, Built-In Ovens and Cooktops.

Models include:
Built-in ranges and cooktops:
RF17 RF19 RF28 RFX37 RF38 RF48 RU15 RUX37 RU38 RU47 RU48 RU76

Built-in Ovens:
RJ16 RJ38 RJ66 RJ84 RJBB RL36 RL76

30" Ranges:
RB305 RB315 RB320 RB335 RB345 RB355 RB366 RB375

40" Ranges:
RC420 RC435 RC445 RC455 RC456 RC459 RC479

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
1964 72 49mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960-1961-1962 Westinghouse Ranges Owners Manuals
Here are three years of Westinghouse Electric Range owners manuals packaged into one download.

Sections include how to use, clean and care for your Westinghouse Range from the early 1960's.

Models include:
1960: KAA40, KCA40, KDA40, KEA40, KFA40, KBA30 KAA30, KCA30 KDA30 KEA30 KFA30

1961: KAB40, KBB40, KCB40, KDB40, KEB40, KFB40, KAB30, KBB30, KCB30, KDB30, KEB30, KFB30

1962: KAC40, KBC40, KCC40, KDC40, KEC40, KFC40, KAC30, KCC30, KDC30, KEC30, KFC30

"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. Nor
will you ever need to worry about baking-you'll get perfect results every
time in your Westinghouse Oven.

There's new accuracy in surface cooking, too. There are marked heats
on the control of each surface unit. But you can "fine-tune" any heat you
want between those settings, so that your favorite dishes come out exactly
as you want them.

This book tells you how to use your Westinghouse Range to get perfect
results. So, please read these instructions carefully, and follow them
faithfully."

Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Westinghouse
1962 132 84mb $9.99
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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
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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
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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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