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Westinghouse D-6 Dryer Service Manual


Published by Westinghouse in 1953-- Here is the complete service manual to all D-6 Westinghouse slant-front dryers. These are the machines with the "How Dry I Am" music box. Service manual includes instructions on servicing the musical signal as well as all other aspects of serving these wonderful dryers.

All information published in the D-5, D-5-A Dryer Service Manual is applicable to the D-6 Dryer with the exception of the electrical system. Therefore, this supplement must be used in conjunction with Dryer Service Manual for the D-5 dryer. Please note we have the D-5 service manual available in the library as well.

Number of Pages: 16
File Size: 10mb
Download Fee: $5.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download 1983 Miele Washers Dryers Dishwashers and Vacuums Brochure
This is a German language catalog highlighting the 1983 Miele line of front-loading automatic washers, twin-tub washers, clothes dryers, ironers, dishwashers and vacuum cleaners.

Models include:

Washers: W756, W765.
Dryers: T369C, T366.
Ironer: B864E.
Dishwashers: G530, G530U, G530I
Vacuum Cleaners: S130, S236i, S225

Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Miele
1983 38 38mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956-1957 Westinghouse Electric Range Owners Manuals
Here are the owners manuals to the 1956 and 1957 lines of Westinghouse Electric Ranges and Ovens. Manuals include main owners manual along with the special instructions manual.

1956 Models:
AH, AHS, BH, BHS, CH, DH, FH, EH

1957 Models:
AJS, EJ, FJ, HJ, RJ, DJ, KJ, CJ, IJ, KJ


With your new Westinghouse Speed-Electric Range you will seldom find it necessary to stand at your range and stir foods while they cook ... or to lift a lid to see whether the water has boiled away or whether the food is done. That's because electric cooking heat is accurately controlled. It gives you the same fine results day in and day out.

No doubt, you have a fine reputation for your skill in baking. You'll be delighted with the wonderful results ... all without worry on your part ... from the Miracle Sealed Oven.

Your Westinghouse Speed-Electric Range will do the work for you ... provided you do the necessary planning and thinking.

Please read these instructions carefully. By doing this, you and your Westinghouse Speed-Electric Range will become wonderful cooking partners.

Ranges/Stoves
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Westinghouse
1957 56 21mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Consumer Bulletin Magazine - September 1967
Consumer Bulletin was a highly respected consumer product information magazine from the 1930's onward. It was the main competitor to Consumer Reports from the 1930's through the 1970's.

Articles on Products and Ratings in this issue include:
  • Automatic Washing Machines

  • Full discussion and tests of 15 top-loaders are conducted. Brands include GM Frigidaire, GE, Hamilton, Hoover, Kelvinator, Maytag, Norge, Philco-Ford, Sears Lady Kenmore, Speed Queen, Wards Signature, Westinghouse and Whirlpool.

  • How CR Tests Steam Irons

  • Durable Press Shirts

  • D Size Cell Batteries

  • The Safe Use and Storage of Household Chemicals

  • Ladders - How to use them Safely

  • Household equipment-its care and repair


Please note this issue was lent to our library in a bound volume which could not be taken apart for scanning. An overhead book scanner was used, which produces very good quality scans, albeit with some slight page curling at the margins. The documents are clear and nice to read and the pictures are very good as well, however it's quite not up to the same image quality standard as a flatbed scanner.
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Consumer Bulletin
1967 44 28mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1966 Maytag What is New Dealer Training Guide
When Maytag introduced their brand new '06 line of automatic washers and dryers in 1966 they produced this book to show dealers exactly what all the new features are of these newly designed machines.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Maytag
1966 16 9mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1983 General Electric Dishwasher Product Information Manual
This 32 page book takes a fascinating look at features and benefits of GE dishwashers.

Sections include:
Benefits Customers are Looking For
Glossary
Systems Monitor of new Digital GE Dishwashers
Performance Flexibility
Energy Monitor Chart
Installation Information
Premium Dishwashers
Deluxe Value Dishwashers
Dishwasher Model Comparison Chart
Warranty Information

Models Highlighted: GSD2800D, GSD2600D, GSD2400D, GSD2200D, GSD1200T, GSD940D, GSD900, GSD640D, GSD600D, GSD50D.
Dishwashers
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General Electric
1983 48 24mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1983 General Electric Dishwasher Brochures
Here are wonderful brochures highlight the 1983 top-of-the-line of General Electric Dishwashers.

Models include: GSD2500D the all Electronic built-in Model and portable dishwasher modesl: GSC902, GSC702, GSC402.
Dishwashers
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General Electric
1983 8 7mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1983 Sanyo Portable Washer Owners Manual
Here is the owner's manual to the very first Sanyo portable impeller clothes washer.

Also included is the sticker that was affixed to the washer when it was brand new.
Automatic Washers
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Sanyo
1983 14 3mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1970 Maytag Washers and Dryers Brochures
Here are some wonderful brochures for the full line of Maytag Washers, Dryers and their portable machines as well.

Models include: A806, A606, A407, A106, DE/DG806, DE/DG606, DE407, DG406, DE/DG306, A50, DE50.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Maytag
1970 26 21mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Frigidaire Appliances Catalog
Here is a catalog showing off Frigidaire Appliances for 1967.

Products include: Refrigerators, Food Freezers, Ranges, Built-in Ovens, Cooktops, Dishwashers, Disposers, Washers, Dryers and Room Air Conditioners.
Full Catalog
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Frigidaire
1967 20 13mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1951 Hotpoint Washer and Dryer Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to the 1951 line of Hotpoint's washer and dryer.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Hotpoint
1951 40 25mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1972 Waste King Dishwashers Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and use and care guide to all 1972 Waste King Dishwashers.

Models include: SS/911 and SS/878.
Dishwashers
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Waste King
1972 40 12mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse 1965-1967 Continental Range and Oven Owners Manuals
Here is a set of six different owners manuals for several Westinghouse Continental Ranges from 1965 thru 1967.

Models include: KEE3H, KEE3J, OSE3E, KEE3B, KGC, KGC30, KHC30 and other models from the mid 1960's including the double oven models.
Ranges/Stoves
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Westinghouse
1967 102 42mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1961 General Electric Mobile-Maid Dishwasher Brochures
Here are some wonderful brochures for GE's portable top-loading dishwashers from 1961.

Models include: SP-40V and SP-60V.
Dishwashers
Published by:
General Electric
1961 12 9mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 Frigidaire Imperial Refrigerator Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and use/care guide to all 1955 Frigidaire top-of-the-line Imperial refrigerators.

Models include: CIV-143 and CIV-115.
Refrigerators/Freezers
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Frigidaire
1955 48 24mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1972 Beam Central Vacuum System Brochure
Here is a sales literature brochure for the Beam Central Vacuum cleaning system for homes in the early 1970's.


Vacuum Cleaners
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Beam
1972 6 4mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1986 AEG Washers and Vacuums
Here is a German language brochure highlighting the 1986 line of AEG front loading washers and vacuum cleaners.


Automatic Washers
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AEG
1986 12 9mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1970 Speed Queen Washer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to the 10970 line of Speed Queen Automatic Washers. This was the first models that used a reversing motor to shift from wash to spin instead of large solenoids like in the previous models.

Sections include: Service Procedures, Adustments, Test Procedures, Service Helps, Service Procedures Unique to Each Model, Timer sequence charts for each model and Wiring diagrams.

Models Covered Include:
DA9103
DA9101
DA9043
DA9041
DA9011
DA9000
DA6223
DA6221
DA6220
DA6191
DA6123
DA6121
DA6120
DA6111
DA6101
DA6100
DA6073
DA6071
DA6070
DA3781
DA3780
DA3691
DA3690
DA3661
DA3660
DA3501
DA3500
DA3211
DA3210
DA3201
DA3101
DA3100
DA3080
DA3001
DA3000
DA1040
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Speed Queen
1970 82 34mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Corning Counter-Top Ranges Book and Brochure
Here is a look at Corning's glass top ranges, the first smooth-top electric ranges produced in the USA. Book shows features of ranges along with cookware that was included when you purchased a new corning range. Full color brochure at end of file as well.

Models include:
Gourmet series Cooktop K-32CR and K-19BR
Built-In Oven O-24AT
Family Series Cooktop K-35CR
Double Oven O-24BT
Full Size Ranges: R-30JB, R-30DB, R-30EB, S-30JB
Counter Saver: CS-16x20, csP-16X20
Ranges/Stoves
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Corning
1973 28 13mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Bendix Tumble-Action Washer Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions for Bendix Front Loading Automatic Washer model WFG-D.


Automatic Washers
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Bendix
1956 36 15mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1966 Maytag Automatic Washer Timer Cycle Steps Education Bulletin
When Maytag redesigned their entire line of automatic washers in 1966 they created this document to educate the field about how each cycle works on each model washer. This bulletin describes each step in all cycles of the newly designed machines.

Models include: A106, A206, A406, A606, A806 and A906.
Automatic Washers
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Maytag
1966 10 3mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1962 to 1974 General Electric Refrigerator-Freezer Service Manual
Here is the complete and comprehensive service manual to all model GE refrigerator/freezer combinations.

Model series include: TBF, TCF, TDF, TFF.

Major Sections include (with sub-sections):
General, Cabinet Service, Electrical Parts, Diagnosis, Ice Maker, Custom Dispenser, Safety Practices.
Refrigerators/Freezers
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General Electric
1974 278 103mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Hamilton Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1967 Hamilton automatic washers.

Models include: WA657W1, WS657W1, WA757W1, WA757C1, WS757W1, WA857W1 and WA857C1.

Sections include: Washer Facts, Washer Operations, Installation, Cabinet Service, Collector Tub, Suspension System, Transmission and Brake, Motor, Clutch, Pump, Water Carrying Parts, Controls, Electrical Parts, Circuits, Troubleshooting and Schematics/Wiring Diagrams.
Automatic Washers
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Hamilton
1967 58 33mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Hamilton Holiday Electric Clothes Dryer Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1967 Hamilton electric dryers.

Models include: HE627W1, HE827W1 and HE827C1.

Sections include: General Facts, Installation, Cabinet Service, Drum and Drive, Electrical Components, Troubleshooting and Schematics/Wiring Diagrams.
Clothes Dryers
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Hamilton
1967 38 22mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag All-Pushbutton Dishwasher Owners Manual Model WU-600
Here is the complete owners manual and use/care guide to Maytag's top of the line dishwasher from the early 1970's.

Model: WU-600
Dishwashers
Published by:
Maytag
1972 12 7mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Philco Starflight Electric Ranges Brochures
Here are beautiful brochures for the entire 1956 of Philco Electric ranges.

Models include: 4610, 869, 469, 865, 465, 464, 461, 367, 365, 363, 265.
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Philco
1956 26 20mb $7.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download 1959 General Electric Automatic Washer Service Manual
This is a service manual supplement covering all of the 1959 models for GE Automatic Washers. Models include: WA955, WA950, WA850, WA650 and WA450.

Sections include: Model Feature Chart, Product Descriptions, Specifications, Operation, Electrical Circuits Wiring Diagrams, Timer Control Service, Disassembly and Service.

This manual was meant to be used with the comprehensive Automatic Washer Service Manual.
Automatic Washers
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General Electric
1959 18 9mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1965 Frigidaire Dishwasher J-Line Tech-Talk Service Manual
Here is the full Tech-Talk service manual for all 1965 Frigidaire Under-counter made by General Motors and Portable Frigidaire dishwashers made by D&M.

Models include:
DW-DUJ, DW-IUJ, DW-SMJ, DW-DMJ,
DW-IMJ Dishwashers

Specifications, Cycle charts and full servicing information included.
Dishwashers
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Frigidaire
1964 64 59mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Colt Autosan Dishwashing - Sanitizing - Drying Machines Brochure
This brochure highlights the line of commercial dishwashing systems from Colt in the early 1950's.

The Dishwashing Machine with "Cloudburst Action".
Dishwashers
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Colt
1951 4 5mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Model 66 Instruction Book - The New Hoover Cleaner
Full owners manual and operating instructions for Hoover Convertible Vacuum Cleaner model 66.


Vacuum Cleaners
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Hoover
1958 16 9mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1951 Hotpoint Washer and Dryer Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to the 1951 line of Hotpoint's washer and dryer.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Hotpoint
1951 40 25mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hoover Cylinder Vacuum Salesman Flip-Chart Book
Here is the advertising flip-chart book that Hoover salesmen took into prospective buyers homes to show the housewife the great new Hoover Cylinder vacuum cleaner!!


Vacuum Cleaners
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Hoover
1950 19 18mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Automatic Washer Specification Sheets
Pictorial diagrams of all newly designed Maytag Washers, all models A906S thru A106S.


Automatic Washers
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Maytag
1966 6 5mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 General Electric Mobile Maid Dishwasher Owners Manual
Complete user manual and operating instructions to all General Electric portable top loading dishwashers from the mid 1950's.


Dishwashers
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General Electric
1955 24 10mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Rainbow - Power Nozzle Operation Manual
Here is the full owners manual and operating instructions to the Rainbow Vacuum Cleaner power nozzle, models R-1650C and R-1650F.


Vacuum Cleaners
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Rainbow
1981 8 5 $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag A407 Automatic Washer Operating Instructions and Laundering Guide
Complete operating instructions to Center Dial Maytag Washer model A407. Also included is the Laundering Guide that was packed with all Maytag washers of this era.


Automatic Washers
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Maytag
1974 32 59mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Kenmore Automatic Washer Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual to the following 1967 Kenmore washers series: 70, 600, 500, and 400.


Automatic Washers
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Kenmore
1967 36 24mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The Quick and Easy Way to Beautiful Ironing
"Instruction handbook for use with Ironrite Automatic Ironer"

Full owners manual and operating instructions to the Model 95 Ironrite Automatic Ironer. Looking for the service manual to Ironrite Ironers? Please see this manual: Comprehensive Ironrite Service Manual
Ironers
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Ironrite
1960 20 11mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Easy Cavalier Dryer Owners Manual
Owners manual for Easy Dryer models DSK-E and DSK-G.


Clothes Dryers
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Easy
1959 8 5mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Early model Coronado-Beam Automatic Washer Service Manual
Here is an interesting service manual for the first Beam washer the Coronado. What is most unique about this very first Beam designed washer is it has two full size motors, one for wash and the other for spin! Full information on the cycle of operation, Diagnoises of Complaints and Servicing Procedures.

This Automatic Washer has been designed and developed to eliminate the old fashioned wash day for the modern housewife.

The cycle and washing principles incorporated insure maximum results with a minimum effort. All this plus economical operation provides an automatic that is virtually free from mechanical failure.

Many years of factory and field tests have proven the simple and practical design of this Automatic requires little if any adjustments. However, should adjustments be necessary, most of them can be handled through the conveniently located access panel.

Since this washer is completely automatic we feel this complete and simple Manual of Instructions will assist the service man in doing a speedier and more intelligent job.

The contents and illustrations listed in the following pages are the combined efforts of factory trained, experienced field personnel and our engineering staff.

Therefore, by referring to this Manual frequently all repairs and adjustments will be completed easier on this Automatic Washing Machine.

Automatic Washers
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Coronado
1950 32 22mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Wash-N-Dry Laundromat Service Manual
Comprehensive service manual for the Westinghouse Washer/Dryer Combo, model WD-5 and WD-5V. Sections include: Specifications, Installation, Electrical Circuits, Thermostat Checks, Trouble Diagnosis, Transmission, Mix and Fill valve, Adjustments and Replacements.


Combination Washer/Dryers
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Westinghouse
1960 69 49mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1981 Maytag Washers and Dryers Brochure
Here is a wonderful brochure showing off the entire Maytag automatic washer and dryer line for 1981. This is right after the re-designed control panels were introduced.

Washer Models include: A810, A710, A610, A510, A410, A310, A210, A110, A209.

Dryer Models: DE810, DE710, DE610, DE510, DE410, DE210, DE110, DG810, DG710, DG610, DG510, DG410, DG210, DG110,.

Portable Models: A50 (Twin Tub), DE50
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Maytag
1981 14 32mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1986 White-Westinghouse Dishwasher Service Manual
Complete service manual to all 1986 White-Westinghouse dishwashers. Models include:

SU210JXC1, SU770JXR1, SU330JXR1, SU980JXR1, SU550JXR1 and SC560JXR1.

Sections include:
Safety, Introduction, Full Control Panel Views, Warranty, Specifications, Installation, Product Operation, Systems Operation, Service Diagnosis, Functional Components and Parts, Wiring Diagrams and Home Ec Talk.
Dishwashers
Published by:
Westinghouse
1986 53 44mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Use and Care Book for Self-Cleaning Ranges
Here is the owners manual shipped with many GE ranges from the late 60's into the early 70's. It covers specifically self-cleaning ranges.

Sections include:
SURFACE COOKING
Calrod® Surface Unit Controls
3-in-1 Unit
Cooking Heats -How to Use
Cooking Utensil Tips-Materials and Sizes
Cooking Chart and Information
Automatic Surface Unit
Automatic Surface Unit Cooking Chart
Griddle-Chart
Home Canning Tips
Safety Checklist While Frying

USING YOUR OVEN
Minute Timer Clock Automatic
Oven Timer
How To Use Your Oven
Baking
Broiling, Broiling Chart
Rotisserie
Meat Thermometer
Roasting, Cooking Chart
Automatic Oven Cleaning

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR RANGE
Oven Vent, Duct
Porcelain Enamel
Surface Units: Plug-in Feature, Tilt Lock Feature, Removable Pan / Rings
Care of Your GE Range
Lamps, How To Replace
Broiler Pan
Use of Aluminum Foil
Leveling The Range
Oven Thermostat, Adjusting
Cleaning Charts, Parts, All Finishes

GENERAL
Safety Tips
Energy Conservation
Exhaust System
Before You Call For Service
Model and Serial Number Location
Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
General Electric
1970 36 30mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Refrigerator Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual to all Westinghouse Refrigerator/Freezers from 1949.


Refrigerators/Freezers
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Westinghouse
1949 44 34mb $5.99
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The GE Review was an engineering magazine created to report on the advances of technology of the time, including advances in Home Appliances.

Articles in July 1952 issue...


Editorial: The Fourth of July

New Switchgear Laboratory Goes into Operation
Late last month on the flatlands of southwest Philadelphia, GE’s new high-capacity switchgear development laboratory was officially dedicated. With Company spokesmen looking ahead to an annual U.S. power consumption of possibly a trillion kw-hrs by 1965—more than triple the amount now being used—the new laboratory will aid in the development of switch- gear of higher ratings to keep pace with this phenomenal growth. continued…

Engineering the Automatic Washer
The automatic clothes washer is a simple device—to the housewife. She throws in the laundry, sets a control dial, and goes about her telephoning. A short time later she removes the laundry—washed and damp-dried.

Simply stated, the function of a domestic washing machine is to get the laundry clean, rinse out the detergent, and extract most of the water. For a third of the century these operations were performed with a machine in which the laundry was manually lifted from the tub and fed through a water- extraction device. Most of these devices were wringers, powered by the washing- machine motor. A limited number were the centrifugal-extraction type using the same or a separate tub. continued…

Stopping Ships
Even with modern navigating and communication aids there are times when things get out of hand and a collision ol ships appears imminent. The need for meeting this situation—rare though it may he—has an influence on the design of ships’ power plants.

Most large and fast ships are powered bv a steam turbine that drives the propeller through suitable gearing and shafting. The astern power that is used for stopping a ship is provided by a comparatively small separate section of the main turbine. The question immediately arises as to why the astern element can’t be given the same power as the ahead element. Well, it can. The simplest arrangement would he another turbine of the same size geared to drive the propeller backwards. continued…

Ferromagnetography
Contrary to general belief printing did not originate with Gutenberg; to the ancient Chinese belongs the credit. They made engravings—used mainly for printing on silk cloth—by carving figures out of wooden blocks. Later, around 1120 BC. they introduced wooden blocks of movable type.

Modern printing, on the other hand, began in the middle ages—about the year 1423. It was during this period that Johann Gutenberg, a German stonemason, had the idea of printing with movable type. So he set about his skill, cutting alphabets out of small wooden blocks to be used for typesetting. A friend advised him to use metal instead of wood, since it wouldn’t wear out so easily. This he did. As you can imagine, this task required many years and a large expenditure of money. He financed his operations by borrowing money on the type he’d already completed. Then, to prove to his creditors and the many cynics the worth of his efforts, he completely reproduced the Bible in print. continued…

Cool Breezes — Story of the Electric Fan
Fans preceded written history by many centuries. Some of the most ancient known fans were those of the Chinese dating back to 3000 BC. And ceremonial fans were used in 1700 BC by the reigning monarchs of Egypt and Assyria. Some thousand years later the "punkah" —a hand-swung lightweight ceiling-suspended fan—was introduced in India, and even today is still in use there.

From exquisitely made folding tans of the Japanese, followed by 17th century Paris creations of surpassing beauty, we come to the practical palm-leaf type and simpler folding fans of grandmother’s day.

It’s not possible to give the exact age of the electric fan—the youngest member of the ancient family of fans. But the earliest record of a U.S. patent awarded for an electric fan was in 1854. This was a ceiling-suspended assembly of several large fan blades, each hinged along one edge to a horizontal rotating arm driven by a battery-operated motor. Arms on the blades struck projections causing the blades to vibrate and thus agitate the air. continued…

Longer Life for Dry-type Transformers
Improvements in dry-type power transformers and their insulations is a good example of how electrical engineers are continually making progress in lengthening the life span of electric equipment and increasing its endurance to higher temperatures.

For many years insulations known as Class A were about the only ones available to the transformer designer. These insulations consisted of materials such as cotton, silk, or paper—impregnated with organic varnishes to give them additional mechanical and electrical strength. They were used in a medium of mineral oil or air. Such insulations were relatively inexpensive but a maximum allowable temperature limit of 105 C was necessary for reasonable life. continued…

The G10 Germanium Rectifier
In 1886 a German chemist by the name of Alexander Winkler found an unknown metal sulfide and isolated the element which he called germanium. It has a shiny metallic appearance, is extremely hard and brittle, and is recovered as a by-product in the smelting and refining of zinc ores.

Because germanium falls into group four of the periodic table, it has some of the chemical characteristics of the elements on either side of it. Germanium is both an electrical conductor and an electrical insulator, depending on its temperature, and is classed as a semiconductor. continued…

Nylon for Bearings and Gears
Although nylon is generally associated with such decorative items as stockings and sweaters, we have found that its versatility extends well into the fields of bearings, gears, and other workaday applications.
Nylon is tough at low7 temperatures, is resistant to abrasion, has strength in thin sections, is light in weight, has certain self-lubricating qualities, and is resistant to many chemicals. Properties are given in the table on the opposite page. Exact characteristics and specifications can be found in the literature put out by the manufacturers of nylon molding powders.

Bearing Tests - Of interest to design engineers is published data that shows the effect of wear on nylon when used as a bearing material. Results of tests using nylon against nylon, steel, and brass under various loads and speeds, and with various lubricants, are given on page 35. As you may suspect, the lowest rates of wear are found when nylon is run against nylon in a dry condition, as well as when nylon is run against steel lubricated with SAE 10 oil. When nylon is rubbed against brass, the metal flakes off and contaminates the hearing surface. continued…

The Unit Cost of Light
There’s more to figuring the cost of a lighting system than adding up the prices of fixtures, installation, and electricity. A tabulation of over-all annual costs that the customer may expect to pay appeals to the businessman, because it is expressed in his own language. Rut further analytical cost studies of operating and maintenance methods and lamp efficiencies may show you the way to worth-while savings or better lighting for the same expenditure.

To help you along this economic pathway a relatively simple formula has been devised. It is referred to as the "unit cost of light” method. In its most flexible form it deals with the raw light as generated by the lamps in just one fixture. Then, once the unit cost of light in dollars per million lumen hours is known, you can easily apply it to a specific installation if over-all costs are also desired. continued…

Added Kick for Turbojet Engines
Getting an 80-ton airplane into the air in a matter of seconds is no easy job. The problem is one of providing more than normal maximum thrust or "kick” at take-off. In the case of B-45 and B-47 jet bombers, their power plants (J-47 turbojet engines—one is shown on the adjacent page) were equipped with combustion-chamber water-alcohol injection systems for augmenting thrust.

Variations of these systems boost the take-off thrust from 15 to 25 percent or higher. As a result, heavy jet-powered aircraft can take off from minimum- length runways with maximum safety. continued…

Are We Ready for Railroad Electrification in the U. S.? .
Admittedly, widespread electrification in I lie United States is not just around the corner. Rut there is an element in the cost of railroad electrification and in the success of operation through the ensuing years that can not be settled too soon. This all-important factor is standardization. And standardization is so important primarily because it permits repetitive manufacture. Standardization, of course, offers other advantages that may be more familiar, but every day brings new evidence that a custom-designed article built in a job shop cannot compete with a highly engineered item produced under conditions of repetitive manufacture.

It is time for all who may have a hand in railroad electrification in the United States to start sifting out the alternatives and to find agreement on what may be the standard system of electrification in this country. Let us speak briefly about the prospects of electrification and [hen expand the theme of standardization. continued…

A Brightening Outlook - When will we see railroad electrification resumed in the United States? The answer depends largely on costs, with the cost of fuel or energy being a big part of the expense of locomotive operation.

When we compare the cost of diesel fuel with the cost of purchased electric power at the figures current today, we find them roughly equivalent. We are speaking, of course, of gallons of fuel oil or kilowatt-hours of electricity at the locomotive. As long as power costs in these two forms are even approximately equal, it is obvious that the diesel- electric locomotive with its lower investment is the correct answer for new installations. At the same time this approximate equality tells us that extensive electrified systems already installed should continue to be operated. continued…

New Safeguard for Protective Coatings
You can best define a plastics material as a synthetic organic substance. At some stage of production it’s plastic— capable of being shaped; or liquid— capable of being cast. Furthermore, it’s either thermoplastic or thermosetting. If thermoplastic, it softens under heat and can he remolded. If thermosetting, it sets under heat and can’t be remolded.

Phenolic materials are thermosetting plastics. And from practically the outset of the industry they’ve enjoyed an ever- expanding market. They take many and various forms. Probably the most familiar to you are radio cabinets, telephone handsets, buttons, tube bases, mechanical parts, and so on. continued…

Dollar-sign Engineering
The photo sequence beginning on the next page will show you how a value analyst operates—step by step—on a typical project. Here, it’s the timer for the automatic clothes washer. Because space doesn't permit us to show the results of the analysis on every part of the timer, we have selected one part as being typical. (In the actual project more than 30 individual parts of the timer were analyzed for value.)

It should be emphasized that nothing was wrong with the timer when we approached the Value Analysis Unit and requested a survey. The timer operated satisfactorily and costs were in line with similar products. But. as is the case with far-sighted management, they wanted to see if it wasn’t possible to further eliminate any unnecessary costs. continued…

Moisture vs Rubber Insulation
Although rubber compounds are used to waterproof such everyday items as overshoes, raincoats, and garden hoses, rubber compounds in general can’t be considered waterproof when used as an insulation for wire and cable.

What works on raincoats may not work on cables—the basic differences are: length of exposure; effect of moisture on the electrical properties. Cables insulated with rubber compounds must withstand years of continual exposure with a consequent absorption of moisture. And moisture absorption has proved to be a contributing factor in cable failures. continued…
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Full owners manual and operating instructions for all Waste King dishwashers from the mid 1960's.


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Waste King
1964 21 9mb $5.99
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Here is the service manual to introduce the very first Kenmore Combination Washer/Dryer.

Sections include: installation, servicing, specifications and cycle chart.

Also included is a 9 page introduction to the new 1957 Lady Kenmore Top-Loading Automatic Washer, Dryer and Wringer Washer in the back of the manual.
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1957 59 48mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Beautiful Large Format Bendix Duomatic Brochure
This is an absolutely gorgeous automotive style brochure published by Bendix when they first introduced their Duomatic, the world's very first combination washer-dryer. The brochure contains everything that you could possible want to know about washing and drying in a single machine.

"Let's You Live Like The Lady You Are...

Now you can be the lady of the house, 7 days a week each week in the year, for years and years to come. Selecting the Bendix Duomatic for your home was the smartest choice you could have made-simply because nowhere in the whole wide world is there a single laundry appliance which can so completely transform work days into holidays for you.

You'll be amazed how well you will enjoy you're Duomatic if you follow the suggestions outlined in this booklet. Read it and refer to it often."

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1953 32 32mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Stow-Away Portable Washer Brochures and Owners Manual
Now these are some rare machines, Brochures for both the Slimline and Stow-Away portable washers and dryers from Norge. Also included is the complete owners manual and operating instructions to Norge's to the Stow-Away portable washer.


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1974 12 10mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Westinghouse Front Loading Coin Operated Washer Brochure
Brochures and spec sheet for the 1975 Westinghouse commercial washer.


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