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Philco Appliance Supervisor Magazine - August 1959


Published by Philco in 1959-- Here an issue of the monthly magazine provided to Philco dealers and servicemen on the latest information out of Philco Corporate on their appliances. In this issue they cover:

Special Philco Duomatic "M" models specifically for mobile homes.

Installation of the Philco "Supermarketer"

Operating the Automatic Surface Unit on Philco Ranges.

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AUGUST, 1959

HOME LAUNDRY

Philco-Bendix Duomatic Mobile Home Models......

REFRIGERATION

Installation Instruction Model RC-1489 Supermarketer...........

RANGE

Operation of the Automatic Surface Unit............

Published monthly by Service Headquarters of the Philco Corporation for independent service technicians who render high quality product service . . . the world over.

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HOME LAUNDRY

PHILCO SERVICE SUPERVISOR

PHILCO-BENDIX DUOMATIC MOBILE HOME MODELS CE792TM, CE792YM, CE792PM, CE794M, CE792M

Philco, in the interest of home laundry advance design and more enjoyable living in mobile homes, has made available a Transit Safety lock kit. The purpose of this kit is to lock the suspended tub assembly in a secure position preventing damage to the Duomatic when the mobile home is in transit. When the mobile home has reached its destination, the Duomatic is ready for immediate use (after the safety lock assembly is disengaged).

It is Philco policy to keep PFSS membership abreast of the latest developments in the home laundry field. With this in mind, the following information should prove beneficial to you, our PFSS members.

Models produced for specific use in mobile homes will be listed as special models CE792TM, YM or PM. The first letter following the model number, stands for the color such as "T" (turquoise), "Y" (Yellow), or "P" (Pink). The second letter "M" indicates it is a model built specifically for mobile home use. Models CE794M

and CE792M indicate mobile home units painted white.

The service literature that covers these models is PR3233 service manual and the PR3232 Parts Catalog.

The parts in (figure "A") compose the kit necessary to secure the suspended assembly, during transit of the mobile home.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR INSTALLING AND USING THE TRANSIT SAFETY LOCK KIT 8040-509

Philco Transit Safety Lock Kit 8040-509 locks the suspended tub assembly in a secure position. This prevents any damage to the Duomatic when the mobile home is in transit.

Installation

Refer to figure B for location of the mounting holes for the hold-down kit. If the mounting holes are predrilled in the base proceed with the installation as outlined. If the mounting holes are not pre-drilled in the

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August, 1959

HOME LAUNDRY

base, drill (the 7/32") holes in the places shown in figure B, then proceed with the installation as outlined below:

1. Remove the back panel.

2. Tilt and block up the front of the Duomatic with two wood blocks.

3. Open the service door and secure the catch to the base using two No. 10 machine screws, lockwashers and nuts provided in the cloth bag.

4. Secure the front mounting bracket (has long stud with groove) to the base using two No. 10 machine screws, lockwashers, and nuts.

5. Remove the blocks from the front of the Duomatic and use them to block up the rear.

6. Secure the rear mounting bracket (has short stud without groove) to the base using two No. 10 machine screws, lockwashers and nuts.

7. Secure the mounting bracket on the hold-down


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bar to the base using four No. 10 machine screws, lock washers and nuts.

8. Remove the blocks from the rear.

9. Secure the hold-down angle to each top shock absorber mounting bolt, using the two jam nuts provided. Make sure the long part of the angle is to the right of the hold-down bar.

10. Place the two pads (provided in cloth bag) on the two legs (provided in cloth bag) and screw the legs about three-quarters of the way in on the tub support assembly; then thread a jam nut all the way down each leg.

11. Secure the tub support assembly to the front and rear mounting brackets using the spring and retaining ring provided.

12. Cement the motor pad to the base in the area below the motor.

Operation

When the mobile home is to be in transit, secure the suspended tub assembly of the Duomatic as follows:

1. Raise the tub support assembly until it snaps into position.

NOTE: To lower the tub support assembly, simply grasp it at the front and pull, toward you.

2. Place the hold-down hook so it engages the hold-down angle.

3. Swing the hold-down treadle on the hold-down bar until it snaps in the "out" position.

NOTE: To swing the hold-down treadle to the "in" position, simply release the thumb screw.

4. Press down on the treadle with the foot until the hold-down bar is engaged by the hold-down catch.

NOTE: If difficulty is encountered in getting the hold-down bar to engage the hold-down catch, adjust the legs on the tub support assembly.

CAUTION: Before operating the Duomatic again, be sure to disengage the hold-down bar from the hold-down catch, the lower tub support assembly, and disengage the hold-down hook from the hold-down angle.

REAR MOUNTING BRACKET

MOTOR PAD

SPRING

JAM NUT

RETAINING RING

JAM NUT

TOP SHOCK ABSORBER MOUNTING BOLT

HOLD-DOWN BAR MOUNTING BRACKETS

SUSPENDED TUB ASSEMBLY

HOLD-DOWN ANGLE

TUB

SUPPORT ASSEMBLY

FRONT

MOUNTING BRACKET BASE

HOLD-DOWN HOOK HOLD-DOWN BAR HOLD-DOWN TREADLE NUT LOCKWASHER

l-DOWN CATCH 10 MACHINE SCREW




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August 1959 REFRIGERATION

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

MODEL RC-1489 SUPERMARKETER

In the past months inquiries have been received as to the feasibility of installing supermarketer type model refrigerators in wall openings.

The Model RC-1489 Citation Refrigerator Freezer Combination is especially designed for custom installation in a wall opening and should not be confused with other type supermarketer models which have the square cut design. Consequently, in this month's Appliance Supervisor we have issued the procedure for the installation of our Model RC-1489 Citation Supermarketer.

This model refrigerator is available with right or left-hand hinged doors. The door panels are reversible for changing the color of the Appliances in order to match a particular color scheme in the home. For instructions on reversing the door panels, refer to Changeable- Color Door Panels.

Wall Opening Swing Clearance Overall
Height-71" Doors-34" Height-72"
Width-32" Hinge to side wall-10" Width-33 Vi"
Depth-24" Depth-29%"

The necessary wall opening, clearance, and overall dimensions are as follows:

The installation kit provided with the refrigerator contains the necessary parts required to complete the installation. The kit (see of figure 2) consists of the following parts:

a) Top Trim (1)

b) Hingeside trim (1)

c) Lockside trim (1)

d) Grille trim (1)

e) Corner trim (2)

f) Trim-retainer bracket, 10" (4)

g) Trim-retainer bracket, 6" (2)

h) Trim-Mounting Angle (2)

i) Grille (1)

j) Flat-head sheet-metal screw, No. 8A x 3/s" (8) Installation

1. Construct a cabinet or an opening in the wall with inside dimensions as follows: 71" high x 32" wide x 24" deep. The minimum clearance required from the hinge-side of the cabinet to an adjacent wall is 10" and the

minimum swing clearance required for opening the doors is 34". See (5) of figure 2.

2. Place the refrigerator in front of the wall opening.

3. Make the electrical connections by connecting the electrical conduit cable to an electrical outlet box in the vicinity of the wall opening. DO NOT INSTALL THE ELECTRICAL OUTLET BOX ALONG THE BACK OR SIDES OF THE WALL OPENING. The outlet box should be accessible without having to remove the refrigerator from the installed position. Refer to figure 1. If the point at which the conduit cable passes through the


REFRIGERATOR

WALL

Figure 1. Example of Various Locations for an Electrical Outlet Box

wall opening is below the elbow where the conduit cable leaves the cabinet, the hole for the cable must be to the left and below the elbow. THIS WILL KEEP THE CABLE FROM GETTING IN BACK OF THE CONDENSER AND CAUSING DAMAGE WHEN THE CABINET IS INSERTED IN THE WALL OPENING. The electrical outlet box must provide 543 watts (maximum) at 115 volts alternating current, 60 cycles. The wire size, power source fuse rating, and all connections should be installed in conformance with the local electrical code. Check the operation of the refrigerator by setting the OFF-AUTOMATIC switch to the AUTOMATIC

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position; then set it in the OFF position until the installation is completed.

NOTE: There must be enough slack in the conduit cable to allow the refrigerator to be pulled from the wall opening for servicing.

4. Remove the screws at the sides and top of the cabinet. Save them for use in steps 5, 6 and 7.

NOTE: All the screws must be replaced in steps 5 and 6 for proper operation of the refrigerator.

5. Secure a 6" trim retainer bracket to each side of the cabinet at the bottom using the screws removed in step

4. See ©of figure 2.

6. Secure two 10" trim retainer brackets to each top and center side of the cabinet using the screws removed

in step 4. See ©of figure 2.

7. Center the grille trim on the top-front edge of the cabinet so that the long flat part of the trim is against the top surface of the cabinet; then place the grille on top of the grille trim with the trim retainer brackets up.

See (^^and of figure 2. Working through the

holes on the top of the grille, secure the grille and grille trim to the cabinet with the screws removed in step 4.

8. Adjust the leveling legs at the bottom of the cabinet to compensate for an uneven floor. A good method of leveling is to adjust the legs until the refrigerator doors will remain in any position.

9. Slide the refrigerator into the wall opening until the trim retainer brackets are flush with the wall. Refer

to of figure 2.

IMPORTANT: It is recommended that the slack in the electrical conduit cable be taken up while inserting the cabinet into the wall opening to prevent damage. This can be done by either pulling the cable through the hole in the wall opening or by tying a piece of string to the middle of the cable and pulling the string through the grille so that the cable will lie along the side and top of the cabinet; then cut the string after the cabinet is in place.

10. Secure the trim-retainer brackets to the top and sides of the wall opening with screws (not provided in the kit). Refer to (g) of figure 2. The type of screw

used will depend upon the type of wall construction.

11. Measure the height from the top edge of the grille to the floor on the hinge side and lock side of the cabinet; then mark this length on the hinge side trim and the lock side trim measuring from the inside edge of each miter joint. Cut the excess length off of each trim piece

with a hacksaw. Refer to^E^of figure 2. DO NOT CUT

THE MITER JOINT ENDS OFF.

NOTE: Do not readjust the leveling legs as this will change the length of the trim pieces.

12. Lay the top trim on the floor and a side trim piece on each side so that the miter joints form a right angle at each corner. Connect the miter joints in each corner together with a trim mounting angle and four flat-head sheet metal screws provided in the kit. SeeQpof figure 2.

13. Place a corner trim on each mitered corner and clinch each side to the top and side trim ends. Refer to ©of figure 2.

14. Pick up and place the top of the trim frame assembly on the grille so that the top and side edges of the frame assembly engage the grooves of the trim brackets (see (g) and of figure 2); then apply a tapping pressure with the hands to fix it in place. Refer to of figure 2.

NOTE: The refrigerator shown has the hinges mounted on the right-hand side of the cabinet.

If the installation is for a left-hand hinged cabinet, the hingeside and lockside trims will be reversed.

Ventilation

Ventilation at the rear of the refrigerator is of utmost importance as the warm air from the motor-compressor must have a free path to the room area. Air circulation is provided at the rear of the refrigerator by a built-in fan which blows air over the motor compressor and through the condenser. The circulating air flows through the toe plate, over the water disposal pan and the motor-compressor, through the condenser, up the back, over the top, and out through the grille.

Electrical Data

Power source: 2-wire, single phase, 115 volts alternating current, 60 cycles.

Maximum connected load: 543 watts.

The refrigerator must be wired to an electrical outlet box in accordance with the local electrical code. Changeable-Color Door Panels

Each door of your Custom Refrigerator is provided with a reversible door panel-brushed metal on one side and copper color finish on the other side. This enables you to change the color of the refrigerator at any time. For further versatility, laminated plastic door panels are available from your laminated plastics dealer in order to match any color scheme in your home. The door panels are covered with a protective film which should be removed after the refrigerator is installed.

To remove a metal door panel, first cover the bottom door flanges with tape to keep the panel from scratching


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LOCATION OF CONDUIT CABLE (9 FEET) AT REAR

TRIM-

MOUNTING

ANGLE

TRIM- f|

RETAINER __________H

BRACKET

ASSEMBLED TO CABINET

INSTALLATION KIT PARTS

©

Figure 2. Installation Procedure for Custom Supermarketer Refrigerator

August, 1959 REFRIGERATION
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the door metal; then remove the door handle (upper door only). (See instructions on envelope with Allen wrench.) Push the panel all the way up with the palms of your hands so as to expose the bottom edge of the panel. See figure 3. Grasp the exposed bottom edge of the panel at the center, and pull and bow the panel out just enough so that the bottom corners of the panel clear the side and bottom flanges of the door; then slide the panel down until the top edge clears the top-door flange. See figure 4. Remove the panel by flexing and snapping it out.

To replace a metal door panel (see figure 5), first make sure the bottom corner door flanges are covered with tape; then bow the panel just enough so that the side edges of the panel engage the side flanges of the door except for four or five inches at the bottom of the panel. THE TOP CORNER EDGES OF THE PANEL MUST BUTT AGAINST THE BOTTOM INSIDE EDGE OF THE TOP DOOR FLANGE FOR PROPER INSTALLATION. Slide the panel all the way up so that the top edge of the panel is covered by the top flange of the door. Flex and snap the panel in; then slide the panel down so that the bottom edge of the panel is covered by the bottom flange of the door and the holes in the door panel (upper door only) are aligned with the door handle mounting holes. Replace the door handle (upper door only).

To install a laminated plastic panel, first remove the door handle (upper door only). (See instructions on envelope with Allen wrench.) DO NOT REMOVE THE METAL PANEL AS THE LAMINATED PLASTIC PANEL WILL BE INSTALLED ON THE METAL PANEL. Place a sufficient amount of a laminated plastic type cement on the back of the laminated plastic panel to cover an area approximately 20 inches square. There should be enough cement on the back of the panel to permit sliding it in position on the metal panel after it is installed. Depress the foam insulation that is behind the metal panel to allow sufficient space for installing the laminated plastic panel. To depress the foam insulation, apply pressure around the edges of the panel with the hands (approximately 2 inches in from each edge); then follow the instructions described above for replacing a metal panel.

NOTE: If the metal panel is still covered with a protective film, remove the protective film before cementing the laminated plastic panel to the metal panel.

If it becomes necessary to remove the laminated plastic panel after it is installed, some means of heat, such as a heat lamp, must be applied to the cemented area of the laminated plastic panel in order to soften the cement to allow the laminated plastic panel to be separated from the metal panel. To remove the laminated plastic panel after the cement has softened, follow the instructions described above for removing a metal panel.







BOW BOTTOM OF PANEL OUT AND SLIDE DOWN

REMOVE PANEL BY SNAPPING IT OUT

Removing Door Panel

Figure 4

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OPERATION OF THE AUTOMATIC SURFACE UNIT

Figure 1. Surface Cooking Unit Control Locations

During a call the serviceman is usually confronted with questions concerning the appliance being serviced. The customer may have lost her instruction booklet and need instructions on particular operating features of the appliance at this time. Supposing you were asked how that little gadget in the center of the automatic surface unit plays its part. Taking into consideration that the customer has little or no technical knowledge you would endeavor to give your answer in a layman's language rather than technical terms. Many servicemen fail to realize this truth that usually results in a puzzled customer; so let's be fair and avoid technical talk with your customers in explaining operating procedures of appliances.

The following article is based on the Instructions Manual for Custom Citation Surface Unit Model SU 2989. These instructions will be helpful when answering customer questions in a way understandable to the average customer.

Major Parts Locations

(See figure 1)

1. Left-Front Surface Unit Temperature Control

2. "Large-Small" Automatic Surface Unit Switch

3. Griddle Temperature Control

4. Fluorescent-Lamp Push-Button Switch

5. Left-Rear Surface Unit Control

6. Center-Rear Surface Unit Control

7. Right-Rear Surface Unit Control

8. Automatic Timer and Minute Minder

9. Appliance Outlets

10. Appliance Outlet Reset Button

11. Temperature Sensing Button

Cook-by-Color

The three heating units at the rear of the surface unit are controlled by rows of thermo-color push buttons (5,

6, and 7). Each row has six push buttons, five for selecting the heat you desire and one for turning the surface unit off. Just push a button for the heat you desire. The heat you select will be labeled by name, and indicated by distinguishing color. Start cooking on RED (high heat), then later change to a lower heat. The cook-by-color range of heats are as follows:

RED - HIGH provides an intense heat to bring food

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quickly to cooking temperature, to boil water, and to heat fat for frying. After the steaming or boiling point is reached, change the unit control to a lower heat. YELLOW - MED. gives medium heat for economical cooking. Also useful for frying meats and poultry, and to maintain the fat temperature when deep-fat frying. PURPLE - MED. gives medium heat for economical cooking. Also useful for frying meats and poultry, and to maintain the fat temperature when deep-fat frying. PURPLE-MED. LOW is useful for cooking icings and griddle cakes, and for maintaining boiling of large quantities of vegetables. Also useful for low-temperature frying.

Figure 2. Automatic Surface Unit

GREEN-LOW will maintain boiling of most foods after the steaming point has been reached on HIGH. Also useful for continued cooking of moderate quantities of food, after starting on HIGH.

BLUE-SIM. is used to cook foods requiring slow, below boiling temperatures, and for keeping foods and beverages at serving temperature. A true economy heat. Automatic Surface Unit

The left-front surface unit is automatic and provides you with complete temperature control-no watching, no burning. The button in the center of the unit thermostatically measures the heat at the bottom of the cooking pan, then automatically regulates the temperature to control the amount of heat going into the pan. The temperature increases or decreases, without your attention, according to the setting you have selected. The heat you select will be indicated in degrees ranging from 100° to 450°. The control switch (1) may be turned in either direction. Instructions for using the automatic timer to control the automatic surface unit are on page 11.

The "large-small" automatic surface unit switch (2) adjusts the size of the automatic heating unit for different size pans. Set the switch to "Small" for pans up to six inches in size, and to "Large" for pans larger than six inches.

The cooking chart on the remote control panel, with the approximate settings listed, is for your guidance in selecting a heat suitable for the food you wish to cook.

Fry Settings Boil Settings Warm Settings
270° - 420° 210° - 270° 150°- 210°

These settings are based on cooking in medium-weight aluminum utensils. The temperature required to cook a given food and the setting may vary according to the type of utensil used, because some utensil materials conduct heat faster than others. If other than aluminum utensils are used, a lower temperature setting than the one recommended in the chart should be used. In general, cook just as you have in the past. The cooking time is the same.

The cooking efficiency of the automatic surface unit depends on the direct transfer of heat from the unit, through the bottom of the pan, directly into the food. For best results, follow the suggestions given below.

1. Use medium-weight aluminum pans.

2. Use pans with flat bottoms, free from warping and dents. The bottom of the pan must make solid contact with the temperature sensing button.

3. Center the pan on the unit to insure even heat distribution.

Surface Unit Cooking Suggestions

Vegetables should always be cooked with very little liquid and in pans fitted with a tight cover, in order to cook them more quickly and to conserve vitamins and minerals as well as flavors. Add only enough water to cover the bottom of the utensil being used-about 1/4 inch deep, or 1/4 to 1/2 cup water. Many times when butter is used, no water is necessary.

The cooking time given below is just a guide. Very young, tender vegetables may require less time, and older vegetables a longer time. It is not necessary to thaw frozen vegetables; for cooking packaged frozen vegetables, follow directions on package.

Cooking With Your Griddle

The temperature-controlled griddle is a detachable unit with a sealed heating element. The griddle temperature control (3) can be turned in either direction from OFF to the desired temperature. The griddle will take approximately 5 minutes to preheat. Excess grease drains off gradually into a grease recess provided at the right of the griddle, and can be removed with a spoon. For best results use the cooking chart on the remote control panel to guide you in selecting a heat suitable for the food you wish to cook.

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Figure 3

Surface Unit Floodlight

There is a built-in fluorescent floodlight at the bottom of your remote control panel, which provides illumination

Figure 4. Automatic Timer Outlets

of the table-top surface unit. The floodlight is turned on automatically when any of the push-button surface unit controls are pushed on. The floodlight will stay lit as long as any of the three rear surface units are in operation. The fluorescent lamp button (4) will operate the floodlight when all the push-button controls are set to OFF.

To replace the fluorescent lamp, remove the glass window at the bottom of the remote control panel. To remove the window, place a pointed instrument in the notch at the right end of the window and slide the window to the left, allowing the right end to clear its support. Lower the glass window carefully to the counter top. The lamp sockets are spring-mounted, and pressing one or the other away from the lamp will loosen the prongs and allow the lamp to come straight down. Replace with a new lamp ot the same type by guiding the prongs at each socket and forcing the lamp straight up until it is secure. Replace the glass window carefully.

Appliance Outlets

Your remote control panel is equipped with two conveniently located 115-volt, a-c outlets (9). Use them as you would ordinary wall outlets to plug in your electric coffee-maker, mixer, toaster, radio, etc. The operation of these appliances may be timed as explained below under Using Your Automatic Timer.

These outlets are equipped with a circuit breaker, which prevents an appliance from overloading the outlets. When the circuit breaker operates it automatically shuts off the appliance; the circuit breaker push-to-reset button (10) will pop out slightly from its normal position. Simply press the button back to its normal position to apply power to the appliance. If the circuit breaker operates again, the appliance is defective.

Using Your Automatic Timer

A combination minute minder and automatic timer (8) is conveniently located on your remote control panel. The graduated time scale is marked in minutes in the 0 to 60 minute range, and then in hours from 1 to 4% hours. The automatic timer will operate both appliance outlets and the temperature-controlled left-front surface unit, shutting them off automatically at any selected time. A signal bell will chime when the automatic timer has shut off the outlets and surface unit.

When using the automatic surface unit for a timed period, set the surface unit control to the proper temperature, then turn the automatic timer knob to the right for the cooking time desired. When the bell chime signals that the automatic surface unit has stopped operating at the end of the time period, set the left front surface unit control to OFF, then turn the automatic timer knob to OFF.

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Figure 5.

When using the appliance outlets for a timed period turn your appliance on and then set the timer for the time needed. Again when the bell chime sounds, current is stopped and your appliance ceases to operate. TURN YOUR APPLIANCE OFF BEFORE YOU TURN THE AUTOMATIC TIMER KNOB TO OFF. The appliance outlets are off while the bell chime sounds, and they come on again when the bell chime is stopped. Cleaning the Surface Unit

The heating elements of your surface unit are selfcleaning. Food spilled on the tube surfaces will burn itself off, or may be brushed off when the units have cooled. The aluminum drip pans below the heating units catch the spillage.

To clean the drip shield and unit support, make sure that all the control switches and push buttons are in the OFF position, and wait until the units have cooled. Then swing the unit up, lift out the support, and clean the drip shield as you would clean an aluminum pan. The supports are made of stainless steel, and may become stained

or darkened because of the intense heat of the high-speed surface units. If this is the case, the stains may be removed by using any one of the stainless steel pot cleaners sold in hardware and chain stores. DO NOT USE STAINLESS STEEL CLEANERS ON THE ALUMINUM DRIP PANS.

If an entire unit is removed from the opening for cleaning under the chrome rim of the unit, handle the unit wiring with care, and be sure to replace the unit in the same position from which it was removed. With the unit replaced in this manner, push down on the top of the unit to snap it into place.

Cleaning Your Griddle

To keep the polished cooking surface of your griddle glistening always clean it after each use. Make sure that the griddle control switch is in the OFF position and wait until the unit cools.

Remove the griddle by lifting the right end sufficiently to clear the counter top and sliding the entire griddle to the right until the prongs are disengaged from the socket. Clean your griddle with hot, soapy water, and wipe dry. Brown spots may be removed by using fine scouring powder or a fine scouring pad. Do not use strong washing powder or dishwasher detergents to clean your griddle; these alkalies will corrode the aluminum.

To replace the griddle, slide the left end into position until the griddle prongs hold securely, keeping the right end of the griddle as close to the counter top as possible, and lower the right end into place.

Cleaning the Control Panel

Clean the control panel with a soft, damp cloth. Do not use scouring powder or steel wool.

FRESH VEGETABLES METHOD OF PREPARATION COOKING TIME (MINUTES)
Asparagus Tied in servings 10-15
Beans, wax or green Cut in thin slivers, 10-15
lengthwise
Beans, Lima Shelled 15-20
Beets Diced or sliced 15-20
Beets Whole with l-inch stems 15-20
Broccoli Stalks split 15-20
Brussels sprouts Whole 10-15
Cabbage Shredded 5-6
Carrots Shredded 6
Cauliflower Separated for serving 10-12
Cauliflower Whole 15-20
Corn On the cob 3-5
Onions Small, whole 10-20
Parsnips Quartered, lengthwise 15-20
Peas, green Shelled 10-15
Potatoes Cut in halves 15-20
Potatoes, sweet Cut in halves 20-25
Spinach Only water that clings to leaves 3-5
Squash, Hubbard Sliced 15-20
Squash, summer Sliced 5-10
Tomatoes Quartered, no water 5-10
Turnips Sliced or cubed 10-15





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If you're Looking for the Owners Manual and instructions for the Ironrite please see this The Quick and Easy Way to Beautiful Ironing
Ironers
Published by:
Ironrite
1960 154 87mb $9.99
Introductory Price of $3.99


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6 days
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 General Electric Automatic Washer Brochures
Here are brochures for the 1960 line of General Electric automatic washers.

Models include:
WA-1050T, WA-1055T, WA-850T, WA855T, WA-852T, WA-857T, WA-750T, WA755T, WA-630T, WA635T, WA-600T, WA605T,

Beautiful images and full specifications included for each model.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1960 18 26mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 General Electric Combination Washer-Dryer Brochures
Here are brochures for the 1960 line of General Electric Combination Washer/Dryers.

Models include:
WD-860T and WD-660T

Beautiful images and full specifications included for each model.
Combination Washer/Dryers
Published by:
General Electric
1960 6 7mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1960 General Electric Clothes Dryer Brochures
Here are brochures for the 1960 line of General Electric automatic clothes dryers.

Models include:
DA-1020T, DA-820T, DA-720T, DA-610T, DA-617T

Beautiful images and full specifications included for each model.
Clothes Dryers
Published by:
General Electric
1960 14 26mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1969 Blackstone Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to early perforated tub Blackstone automatic washers. These appear to be the first models incorporating a perforated tub.

Models include: BA-520, BA-620, BA-720.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Blackstone
1969 33 17mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 to 1963 Philco Duomatic Combination Washer-Dryer Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to all Duomatic washer-dryers made between 1961 and 1963. Full specifications and control panel views featured for each machine, along with complete servicing and troubleshooting details.

Models include:
CE716 1961 Top of the line top/rear control panel model.
CE714 1961 Middle of the line top/rear control panel model.
CE712 1961 Bottom of the line top/rear control panel model.
CE710 1961 Front mounted control panel/free-standing model.
CE710U 1961 Front mounted control panel/under-counter model.
CE736 1963 Top of the line top/rear control panel model.
CE734 1963 Bottom of the line top/rear control panel model.
CE730 1963 Front mounted control panel/free-standing model.
CE730U 1963 Front mounted control panel/under-counter model.
Combination Washer/Dryers
Published by:
Philco
1961 111 69mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1954 Okeefe and Merritt Gas Range Operation Manual and Cookbook
Here is the complete owners manual, use and care guide and cookbook to Okeefe and Merritt gas ranges in the early to mid 1950s.

Sections include:
How to light top burner pilots
Location of Safety Valves ( Natural or Mfg Gas) (LP Gas)
To light or relight oven pilot ( Natural Gas )
To light or relight oven pilot (LP Gas)
To light or relight high broiler (Natural or Mfg Gas and LP Gas)
How to use your top burners
How to use the Harper Center simmer burner
For ranges without Harper Center simmer burners
If top burner does not light
How to use griddle
How to use your oven
Your oven control
Operation of the O'Keefe & Merritt
Automatic Oven Signal Light
How to use your broiler
How to remove the grillevator for deep broiling
Use of the low broiler ( below oven )
Care of the broiler
Care of porcelain finish
Care of chrome plated surfaces
Care of griddle
Care of top burners and griddle burners
Care of the oven
Automatic Burner Control (ABC)
(How to use) ( How to set)
Instructions for installing and removing
HI-VUE glass and flue deflector
To remove HI-VUE glass
To replace HI-VUE glass
To clean reflector mirror
To clean chrome vent deflector
Instructions for removing and replacing
oven glass i n HI-VUE models
For easy cleaning under range
How to use the automatic oven timer
Your automatic oven timer
Buzzer timer
To use the timer for fully automatic operation
After the cooking operation is completed
To use the timer for semi-automatic operation
After the cooking ope ration is completed
Timed convenience outlet
For semi-automatic operation
Your automatic oven timer
Buzzer timer
To use the timer for fully automatic operation
After the cooking operation is completed
To use the timer for semi-automatic operation
After the cooking ope ration is completed
Tim ed convenience outlet
For semi -automatic operation
Electric signal timer
If you have a hand-wound timer
How to use your Temp 'N Time Control
How to level your range
Your oven light bulb
Baking Problems and Solutions
Cake difficulties
Pie difficulties
Cookie and biscuit problems
Bread baking problems
Miscellaneous
Gas Stoves
Published by:
Okeefe and Merritt
1954 52 20mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1948 General Electric Standard Model Automatic Washer Service Manual
In 1948 GE introduced a second model of their automatic washer, with less features than their Deluxe model. Here is the service manual to this machine, model: AW-6A8.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1948 35 17mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download D&M - Design and Manufacturing Dishwasher Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all D&M made dishwashers from the early models through the 1980s.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Design and Manufacturing
1978 83 36mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1918 Westinghouse Range Owners Manual
This is the oldest owners manual for any major appliance we have found up to this point. Westinghouse very first range was in 1914, so this is very early in the line. I can only imagine what housewives had to cook on before this range. This is a fascinating look at early range history. Even the writing style is completely different than what you'd see today by far!

Most women would like to cook if it did not require standing
over a hot stove. Planning a meal is not hard and mixing
various ingredients into the promise of delicious dainties or
preparing a roast for the oven is rather fun . But to be held
in the kitchen or even in the house during the long hours of
watchfulness is a different matter. And it is right here that
the Westinghouse electric range steps in and lifts the burden.

When the food has been prepared it may be trusted to
this silent servant with perfect confidence. There is no possibility
of instructions being forgotten or misunderstood . At
a given time, (the time decided upon,) the clock will turn on
the current and the meal will begin to cook. Again when just
the correct temperature has been reached in the oven, the thermostat
will turn the current off again and when madam enters
the kitchen after an afternoon of leisure or pleasure the meal
is ready to serve.

She herself is prepared to enjoy the meal equally as well
as any member of the family , because she has not had to think
about it since early morning.

Because the Westinghouse range reduces the labors of cooking
to the minimum, requiring no watching nor constant regulation
of heat, because it produces better food , and because
it is more economical, it will be in the kitchen of every modern .
progressive woman who is anxious to keep her family happy
and in good health. and yet does not wish to become a fixture
in the kitchen with its consequent limitations.

Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Westinghouse
1918 38 10mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967-1968-1969 Sears Kenmore Sales Circulars - Washers and Dryers
In the late 1960's and early 1970's Sears would mail large format (12.5" x 11") advertising circulars. Here is a collection of the Washer and Dryer sections from my collection of these circulars.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Kenmore
1969 18 47mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1970-1971 Sears Kenmore Sales Circulars - Washers and Dryers
In the late 1960's and early 1970's Sears would mail large format (12.5" x 11") advertising circulars. Here is a collection of the Washer and Dryer sections from my collection of these circulars from 1970 and 1971.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Kenmore
1971 22 57mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967-1971 Sears Kenmore Sales Circulars - Automatic Dishwashers
In the late 1960's and early 1970's Sears would mail large format (12.5" x 11") advertising circulars. Here is a collection of the Dishwasher sections from my collection of these circulars from 1967 to 1971.


Dishwashers
Published by:
Kenmore
1971 16 42 $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967-1971 Sears Kenmore Sales Circulars - Vacuum Cleaners and Floor Care
In the late 1960's and early 1970's Sears would mail large format (12.5" x 11") advertising circulars. Here is a collection of the Vacuum Cleaners, Shop-Vacs and Floor Polisher sections from my collection of these circulars from 1967 to 1971.


Vacuum Cleaners
Published by:
Kenmore
1971 24 66mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1950 Westinghouse Streamliner Laundromat Automatic Washer Owners Manual
Here is the owners manual to Westinghouse's very first budget automatic washer known as the Streamliner. This basic design was then re-worked as a coin-op model to became a staple in American coin-operated laundries for the next 15 years.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1950 44 26mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1950 Westinghouse Clothes Dryer Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and use/care guide to the 1950 Westinghouse Clothes Dryer model D-5.


Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1950 20 10mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 Frigidaire Refrigerator-Freezer Tech-Talk Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1959 Frigidaire Refrigerators. This is the year Frigidaire introduced fully frost-free models.

Models included:
SA-9-59, SS-9-59, S-9-59, D-11-59, D-13-59, FD-1 04-59, FI-123-59, FI-122-59, CP-144-59, FP-124-59 and FP-142-59.

"THE WONDERFUL 1959 FRIGIDAIRE REFRIGERATORS

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.

In the Frost-Proof:

• All of her frozen packages stay clean and free of frost.
• Labels on the frozen food packages are always clear and legible.
• All space is usable- none taken up by the frost.
• Freezer baskets always roll in and out easily-no tugging to release frosted guides.
• Ice cubes remain free of frost whether in ice trays or in the Ice Server.
• Ice Cream stays free of frost on the surface of the un-used portion- yes, even if Junior leaves the lid ajar.
• Counter-tops and tables stay dry and clean of frost marks or puddles of melted ice formerly left from grids or ice trays or frosty packages.

But the advantage the homemaker appreciates most is the freedom from the messy job of defrosting! Remember that some of the women you talk to may never have experienced the messy job of defrosting a true food freezer-refrigerator. But every woman will have at least some experience with some kind of defrosting."

Refrigerators/Freezers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1959 72 57mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Frigidaire Tech-Talk Jet-Action Washer Service Manual
Very comprehensive service manual produced for Frigidaire solid-tub Jet-Action automatic washers. This manual covers the 1968 N line, but is valid for most mechanical features of the 1965-1969 Frigidaire washers. Includes full cycle charts and specifications for each model, as well as complete service information. This is a must have manual for anyone with a rollermatic washer or anyone interested in how the machine functions. Models include WAL WA2L WCDAL WCDAPL WCDARL WCDATL WCDL WIAL WCIAL WCIL


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1967 128 76mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1964 Hotpoint Electric Range Service Manual
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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