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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Models include: KGB30 and KHB30.

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

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

Dear Mrs. Homemaker:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Also includes a section on how to test and fix the Versatronic clutch system! The end of the file has a section dedicated to the Japanese made portable GE Impeller washers from the 1970's.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1980 100 68mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1976 General Electric Automatic Washer Use and Care Guide
Here is the complete use and care guide for General Electric Washer model # WWA8360V. Includes full cycle step charts for the Regular, Permanent Press, Knits, Mini-Quick and Soak cycles.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1976 24 42mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1918 Walker Dishwasher Brochure
The Walker Brothers company produced one of the very first mass-marketed dishwashers in the early 20th century. This company was purchased by General Electric in the early 1930's and was the predecessor of the General Electric automatic dishwasher.

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

Complete specs, troubleshooting and service information inside.

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


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

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

Models: LK11, LJ11, LH11, LH12
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1956 18 49mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Hotpoint Clothes Dryer Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures for the 1956 Hotpoint Automatic Dryer line. Images, features and specifications included.

Models: LG11, LB11, LB12
Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1956 12 30mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Hotpoint Dishwasher Brochures
Here is a beautiful brochure for the 1956 Hotpoint Automatic Dishwasher line. Images, features and specifications included.

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

Models include:

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

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

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


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

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