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1957 General Electric Mobile Maid Dishwasher Service Manual


Published by General Electric in 1957-- Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1957 Mobile-Maid dishwashers from GE. This manual covers model SP40P directly, but the construction and theory should be similar on all Mobile Maid models from 1957 thru the early 60's.

The 1957 General Electric Mobile Maid is completely new throughout . The styling is different, the mechanism is new and the operation improved. It has high - style appearance and clean, unobstructed lines with a hidden power cord and unicouple assembly.

Sections include:
Introduction to SP40P Mobile Maid dishwashers, Operation, Preparation of dishes, Loading racks, Capacity, Adding detergent, Connecting the dishwasher, Running the dishwasher, Cycle chart, Operating cycle, Description of components, Rack assemblies, Silverware basket, Detergent cup assembly, Front cover and cover cap, Unicouple and housing assemblies, Latching mechanism and pull button for cycle interruption, Air vent and baffle assemblies, Calrod® heating unit, Water inlet valve, Control dial assembly, Timer control, Pictorial and schematic diagram, Setting relay, Overload protector, Safety pan, Motor and pump mechanism assembly, Cover assembly, Cover hinge assembly, Tub and cabinet weld assembly, Tub and cabinet gasket, Operational schematics, Parts lists, Service hints and Operation complaint chart.

Number of Pages: 48
File Size: 24mb
Download Fee: $7.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download 1947 Launderall Automatic Washer Owners Manual
Here is a very rare find, the Owners Manual, Operating Instructions Wall Chart and Warranty to the Launderall automatic washer which was the first horizontal access top loading automatic washer in the USA and possibly the world.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Launderall
1947 23 9mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Big-Tub Washers and Matching Dryers Brochures
Here are some very cool Maytag sales literature brochures highlighting their 1970 line of large-capacity washers and matching dryers.

Models include: Washers: A906, A806, A606, A406. Dryers: DE906, DE806, DG906, DG806, DE606, DG606.

Please note there is some relatively minor water staining on these brochures, but they were cool/rare enough to post anyway.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Maytag
1970 28 24mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1977 Frigidaire Washers, Dryers and Laundry Centers Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures highlighting the 1977 line of Frigidaire Automatic Washers, Dryers and stacked Skinny-Mini Laundry Centers.

Full images and specifications included. Models include...

Washers: WD-A, WC, WID, WIC-A
Dryers: DE, DG, DEC, DEG, DEI, DGI, DECI and DGCI.
Laundry Centers: LC-115, LC8-3 and LC-3.
Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1977 12 11mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1977 Frigidaire Dishwashers Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures highlighting the 1977 line of Frigidaire Automatic Dishwashers, both undercounter and mobile/portable.

Full images and specifications included. Models include: DWU-2, DWU-3, DWU-4, DWU-5, DWM-2, DWM-3, DWM-4, DWM-5.
Dishwashers
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Frigidaire
1977 8 9mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1977 Frigidaire Cooking Appliances Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures highlighting the 1977 line of all available types of Frigidaire cooking appliances.

Full images and specifications included. Models include...

30" Electric Ranges: R-30, RG-35, RC-30, RCG-35, RE-36, RE-38S, REG-38, REG-38C and REG-39CD.
40" Electric Ranges: RE-47, RGC-45, RE-45.
Twin 30 Electric Ranges: REG-637V and REG-639CV.
Microwave Ovens: RCM-1, RCM-3, RCM-4 and RCM-6.

Ranges/Stoves
Published by:
Frigidaire
1977 14 10mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag 1966 Competitive Washer and Dryer Report
Maytag compares it's newly designed washers and dryers to: Easy, Frigidaire, General Electric, Hamilton, Hotpoint, Kelvinator, Kenmore, Montgomery-Ward, Norge, Philco, Speed Queen, Westinghouse, and Whirlpool.

The purpose of this booklet is to better inform you of the comparison between Maytag and 13 other brands of automatic washers and dryers. It has been prepared from data supplied by the Maytag Product Testing Laboratory; every item and each statement has been checked for accuracy and validity by our Product Testing engineers.

Model changes often come at varying times during the year. We have made every attempt to give you the latest information available at the time of the printing of this booklet.

Automatic Washers & Dryers
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Maytag
1966 32 15mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1949 Kenmore Washer and Dryer Service Manual
Here is one of the earliest Sears Kenmore service manuals we have found. This covers both their 1949/1950 model washer (non-bolt down model) and dryer.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
Kenmore
1949 47 $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1967 Easy Automatic Washer Brochures
Here are some beautiful brochures from Easy highlighting their 1967 line of Automatic Washers. This probably was their first year of variable-speed control machines.

Images and specifications included. Models include: WA-355, WA-344, WA-322, WA-323, WA-321.
Automatic Washers
Published by:
Easy
1967 14 13mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download KitchenAid Portable Dishwasher 67 Series Use and Care Guide
Here is the complete owner's manual and use/care guide to the 67 series of KitchenAid Portable Dishwashers.

Models include: KDR-67 and KDD-67.
Dishwashers
Published by:
KitchenAid
1969 20 12mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1956 Frigidaire Dishwasher Tech-Talk Service Manual
Here is the complete service manual to all 1956 Frigidaire Dishwashers. This includes extra supplements during the year.

Models include:

DWUW-Under-Counter Model
DWFW-Free Standing Model
DWSW-Sink Combination Model

In addition, the following four special models were available:
DWUW-1-Under-Counter Model With Primer Finish
DWFW-2-Free Standing Model With Wood Top
DWFW-3-Free Standing Model With No Top
DWSW-4-Sink Combination With Stainless Steel Top
Dishwashers
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Frigidaire
1956 43 20mb $7.99
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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 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
Published by:
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
Published by:
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
Published by:
Sanyo
1983 14 3mb $7.99
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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 $7.99
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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
Published by:
Waste King
1972 40 12mb $7.99
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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
Published by:
Frigidaire
1955 48 24mb $9.99
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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
Published by:
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
Published by:
AEG
1986 12 9mb $5.99

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Thumbnail Image of Download 1976 Frigidaire Dishwasher Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1976 Frigidaire automatic dishwashers, both built-in and portable models.

Models include: DWU-2, DWU-3, DWU-4, DWU-5
DWM-2, DWM-3, DWM-4, DWM-5.
Dishwashers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1976 68 40mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Easy Holiday Automatic Washer Model AEG Service Manual
This is the service manual supplement created specifically for the bottom of the line washer model AEG.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Easy
1961 26 18mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Carefree Washing the GE Way
Full owners manual and operating instructions to the 1954 GE Automatic Washers.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
General Electric
1954 39 12mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Speed-Wash A Laundry Without Labor
Wonderful sales brochure produced for prospective coin laundry owners on the wonders of Speed Queen "Speed-Wash" coin operated automatic washers. Brochure highlights all the features and specifications of Speed Queen coin-op washers from the late 1950's as well as all the extra's you could order for your laundromat such as dryers, water heaters and softeners, coin changes, tables and chairs, detergent dispensers, lighted signs and advertising promotional materials.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Speed Queen
1958 24 19mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download The 1959 Hotpoint Automatic Washer Line
Here are beautiful and quintessential late 1950's brochures. They contain full images and specifications for the entire line of Hotpoint Automatic Washers.


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Hotpoint
1959 18 26mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Care and Use of Your Western Holly Gas Range
Here is the complete owners manual to the 1950 Western Holly Gas Range. Sections include:

Baking and Baking Oven
Barbecue-Broyl Oven
Barbecuing, various meats
Broiler
Care of Your Range
Cooking-Baking Times & Temperatures
Cooking Clock
Disappearing Shelf
Drip Trays
Grease Cup
Handy Hints on Homemaking
Minitmaster
Oven Racks, how to remove
Oven Windows
Recipes
Storage & Crisping Compartment
Storage Drawer
Tempo-Plates
Vanishing Grill
Ranges/Stoves
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Western Holly
1950 28 19mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Maytag Electric and Gas Wringer Washer Service Manual
Here is a service manual produced by Maytag on servicing Maytag wringer washers.

Sections include:
Section No. 1—Wringers
1-a—Instructions for Servicing Model 80 Wringer
1-b—Instructions for Servicing Model 90 Wringer
1-c—Instructions for Servicing Model A Wringer
1-d—Instructions for Servicing Model F, 15, 25, 10, New 10, and 110 Wringers
1-e—Instructions for Servicing Model 30 Wringer
1-f—Instructions for Servicing Model 18 Wringer
1-g—Instructions for Servicing Model 32 Wringer
1-h—Instructions for Servicing Model 108 Wringer

Section No. 2—Power Units
2-a—Instructions for Servicing Model 80 and 90 Power Units
2-b—Instructions for Servicing Model A, 30 and 32 Power Units
2-c—Instructions for Servicing Assem. 3431 Power Unit for Models F, 15, 25, 10, 110, N10, 108
2-d—Instructions for Servicing Assem. 3905 Power Units for Model 18 and 19

Section No. 3—Center Assemblies
3-a—Instructions for Servicing Model 80 and 90 Center Assemblies
3-b—Instructions for Servicing Model A, 30, and 32 Center Assembly 3272
3-c—Instructions for Servicing Model F, 15, 25, 10, 110, N10, 18, 108 Center Assemblies
3-d—Gyratators—All Models

Section No. 4—Multi-Motors (Maytag Gas Engine Wringer Washers)
4-a—Instructions for Servicing Model 82 Multi-Motor Assem. 3023
4-b—Instructions for Servicing Single Cylinder Multi-Motor Models 92, B, 31, 33, G, 11, 16, 26, 111, 19.
4-c—Instructions for Servicing Twin Multi-Motor Models 33, 11, 111, 19, 109, EM, JM, NM, RM, KM.

Section No. 5—Ironers
5-a—Instructions for Servicing Model F Ironers

Section No. 6—Labor Charges and Special Instructions

6-a—Schedule of Labor Charges
6-b—Instructions for Refinishing Maytag Washers
6-c—Correct Use of Maytag Special Tools

Section No. 7—Service Instructions for Model E, J, N, and R
7-a—Instructions for servicing Wringer
7-b—Instructions for servicing Power Unit
7-c—Instructions for servicing Center Assembly
7-d—Miscellaneous Instructions and Tools


Supplemental Service instructions for models E, J, N, E2 and N2
Service Instructjions for New Style Wringer Drive
7-e—Service Instructions for Model R

Service Instructions for the Wico Magneto Model FW-1718, For Maytag Twin Cylinder Mutli-Motors
Wringer Washers
Published by:
Maytag
1950 75 58mb $14.99
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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 Instructions for your new Hoover Washer
Complete owners manual and operating instructions for Hoover portable washing machine, model 0510.


Twin Tub Washers
Published by:
Hoover
1969 16 8 $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1953 General Electric Washer and Dryer owners manual
Carefree Washdays the GE Way! Complete owners manual and use/care guide to both the 1953 General Electric automatic washer and clothes dryer.


Automatic Washers & Dryers
Published by:
General Electric
1953 68 30mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1955 General Electric Wall Mounted Refrigerator Service Manual
Here is complete service manual to the 1955 Line of General Electric wall mounted refrigerators.

Sections include:
Adjustments, Care, Cold Room Operation, Cycle of Operation, Description, Installation, machine Data, Machine Replacement, Nomenclature, Performance, Specifications and Features, Uncrating, Vacation Operation, Wiring Diagram.

Models include: LW11-M, LW10-M.
Refrigerators/Freezers
Published by:
General Electric
1955 41 21mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Hotpoint Customline Oven and Surface-Cooktop Unit Owners Manual
Here is the complete owners manual and use and care guide to 1958 Hotpoint Customline Built-in Cooking Appliances.

Models include:
Customline Surface Cooktops: RM701, RN101, RK501, RK601

Customline Golden Plug-in Griddle

Cutomline Built-In Ovens: RJ111, RJ206, RJ601, RL701

Please note this document was donated to the library in pre-scanned pdf format. It is scanned at high-resolution but there are some slightly areas of blurring and discoloration, however it is completely readable and usable.
Ranges/Stoves
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Hotpoint
1958 64 24mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1963 Frigidaire Appliances Catalog
Here is the entire Frigidaire appliances line made by General Motors for 1963.

Images and full specs for every product Frigidaire produced in 1963 is included.

Appliances shown: Refrigerator/Freezers, Ranges, Flair Ranges, Built-in Ranges, Washers, Dryers, Dishwashers, Disposers, Water Heaters and Room Air Conditioners.
Full Catalog
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Frigidaire
1963 16 34mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Washes Three Ways Better Than Ever Before
Advertising poster on the new '56 Bendix washer with Tip-Top Laundry Guide and Front-Row Concealed Controls. Washing principles proved by "Atomic Evidence and Scientific Tests!"


Automatic Washers
Published by:
Bendix
1956 3 4mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Frigidaire Spray-Tube Dishwasher Brochures and Owners Manual
Here are some absolutely beautiful brochures for the 1956 line of Frigidaire dishwashers, including the Built-in, Stand Alone and Sink-DW combo. Also included is the entire owners manual to the 1956 machines!


Dishwashers
Published by:
Frigidaire
1956 26 20mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download 1950 Westinghouse Electric Range Service Manual
Full service manual for all 1950 Westinghouse Ranges/Ovens. Sections include: Parts and Operations, Installation, Service Checks and Adjustments, Detailed Parts Replacement Instructions, Cooking Results, Trouble Chart and Service Check Chart. Models include AA-774, BA-74, Da-74, EA-74, GA-64, FA-64 and FA-63.


Ranges/Stoves
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Westinghouse
1950 37 27mb $9.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Rheem Wedgewood Gas and Electric Dryer Brochure
From approximately 1957 this brochure highlights the VERY RARE Rheem Wedgewood clothes Dryer. Images and full specifications included.


Clothes Dryers
Published by:
Rheem
1957 2 2mb $5.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download GE Potscrubber II Dishwasher Service Manual
Here is the comprehensive service manual to all 1974-1977 GE Postscrubber II dishwashers. Models include: GSD1050-01, GSD1050-03, GSD1050-04, GSD1070-02, GSD1070-03, GSD950-01, GSD950-02,,GSD953-01, GSD970-01, GSD970-02, GSD870-01, GSD870-02.

Sections include:
INTRODUCTION
- Purpose
- History
- Operation
- Models / Features
- Production Changes
- Warranty
STRUCTURE AND COMPONENTS
- General
- Structure/ Components Only On Potscrubber II Models
- Structure/ Components Common With Potscrubber Ill Models
- Structure/ Components Common With Plastisol Tub Models
FIELD CORRECTIONS
- General
- Model SD1 050 - Field Corrections
- All Models - Field Corrrections
ELECTRICAL
- General 18
- Schematics/ Switch Charts / Timer Cam Charts
- SD1 050/ 1070 Cycle Selections And Operation
- SD950 / 953 / 970 Cycle Selections And Operation
- SD870 Cycle Selections And Operation
WRAP UP
- Electrical Field Rework
- Diagnostic Procedures
- Conclusion
CHARTS
I - Model Changes
II - SD1 050 Field Corrections
Ill - Field Corrections (2 Pages)
IV - SD1 050-01 Schematic
V - SD1 050 - 01 Cam Chart
VI - SD1 050 - 03, -04, 1070 Schematic
VII - SD1050 - 03, - 04, 1070 Cam Chart
VIII - SD950-02 , 970 Schematic
IX - SD950-02 , 970 Schematic
X - SD870 Schematic
Dishwashers
Published by:
General Electric
1981 43 19mb $7.99
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Thumbnail Image of Download Consumer Bulletin Magazine - July 1960
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 1960's.

Articles on Products and Ratings in this issue include:
  • Grape-Nuts improves its product — by leaving out a few very modern ingredients

  • Refrigerator-freezer combinations
    Nine frost-free and conventional models are included in this report. Brands tested: Amana Free-O-Frost, Frigidaire, General Electric, Kelvinator Foodarama, Leonard, Norge, Philco, Sears Coldspot.

    Both refrigerators and refrigerator-freezers have full-width freezer compartments, and on this account most people do not realize there is a vitally important difference between the two types of appliance. If you contemplate buying, be sure you have a clear idea of the difference between the refrigerator and the refrigerator-freezer, for if you buy a refrigerator when what you really need is a refrigerator-freezer, the results can be very disappointing.

    Some manufacturers have done little to eliminate this confusion or adopt clear standards of nomenclature. Indeed, some refer to both types of appliance as refrigerators; others designate some of their combination appliances as having “zero degree” freezers or “true freezers.” The following definitions should help to dispel some of the confusion which exists in consumers’ minds. continued...

  • The new Comet automobile
    Someone has suggested that the Comet may be the car for those who cannot decide between a full-size car and the compact models, as represented by Corvair, Falcon, Valiant, Rambler American, and Studebaker Lark. Actually the interior of the Comet is larger than the Falcon only in the trunk space, for both cars have the same passenger space dimensions and the same engines. Exteriorly, however, the Comet is bigger; it has a 4½-inch longer wheelbase, is 14 inches longer overall, and is about 115 pounds heavier than the Falcon. The Comet has dual headlamps while those on the Falcon are the older style single headlamps, which in CR’s opinion are preferable. continued...

  • Hedge trimmers
    Reports and ratings of 9 popular brands of hedge trimmers and 2 hedge trimming attachments. Brands tested: Black & Decker, Craftsman, Disston Dragon, Hedgemaster, Hedgshear, Little Wonder, Skil, Sunbeam, Trimmer Boy

    Trimming hedges and shrubbery with a pair of hand-operated hedge shears is a tiresome and time-consuming task. Electric-motor-operated trimmers make light work of the hedge-trimming chore. Even a novice, with a little practice, can turn out a well-trimmed hedge in a fraction of the time—and likewise a fraction of the muscle-weariness—required for hand trimming. There is a certain amount of hazard in using a hedge trimmer, as there is with nearly all power tools, but there is a greater hazard with hedge trimmers than some other tools, because there is no way in which the cutting blades can be guarded. continued...

  • Bargains from abroad
    It is not necessary to take a trip abroad in order to buy foreign bargains. This article tells how you can buy by mail. One of the joys of taking a trip is buying unusual items, or bargains, which can be brought back and displayed as souvenirs or mementos of the happy journey. Many people are not aware that it is also possible to get items from abroad by mail order, not quite so easily as they could buy something from Sears, perhaps, but with no great difficulty either. continued...

  • What pool owners should know
    Safety rules for homeowners with back yard pools

  • Portable electronic flash units
    A report on six of the new models - Brands tested: FR-150, Futuramic Strobonar, Metz Mecablitz, Multiblitz Color SL, Strobomite, Ultrablitz Monojet

    The development of the transistor and the new miniaturization techniques of the electronic industry have been put to good use in the design of the new portable electronic flash guns. Not too many years ago, the electronic flash or “strobe” unit was a bulky and heavy accessory and therefore unwieldy for the amateur photographer to carry and use. The “strobe” units were expensive to buy, and battery costs were high. By contrast, the six flash units discussed in the present article were all reasonably light, relatively inexpensive, and compact, and batteries were relatively low in price. continued...

  • The problem of fallout from nuclear tests
    Consumers’ Research presents the informed opinion of a distinguished physicist in the field of nuclear energy on the vital question of fallout and its dangers. On the topic of nuclear fallout and its dangers, there is a welter of conflicting opinions, and it is most unfortunate that the views expressed often represent publicity-seeking attempts by zealots who have an ax to grind. When scientists seem to disagree on questions of such a fundamental nature, the lay public is not to be blamed for finding itself puzzled and confused, and ready to question, perhaps, the honesty and competence of the scientists concerned. continued...

  • Tight watch bands can impair function of nerves of the hand
    A recent item in The New England Journal of Medicine reports damage to the nerves of a part of one hand which caused numbness of the thumb and the area at its base. Increase in the area of numbness finally caused the patient to resort to medical advice. No cause for the trouble was found, and during the next two months the normal lack of sensation extended to involve the index finger. continued...

  • What’s in a name?
    The product may change and change and change again, but the old name goes on and on - The makers of Cafotan tablets, one of the patent medicines mentioned in our article on “ Painkillers and ‘cold remedies’ ” in the October 1959 Bulletin, have written to Consumers’ Research to say that the Cafotan made today differs in composition from the product which we discussed. As a matter of fact, says Premo Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Inc., the maker, there have been two changes in formulation since the tablets we examined were made.

    Originally Cafotan contained aspirin, phenacetin, caffeine, and quinine sulfate. Although the maker claims that this formulation was discontinued well over 10 years ago, during World War II, this 4-ingredient Cafotan is the kind that Consumers’ Research obtained when we recently acquired samples of various drugs from the current stock of a busy retail drug store. During World War II, according to the maker, quinine sulfate was eliminated from the formula, leaving Cafotan for the time being as a straight “APC” tablet—aspirin, phenacetin, caffeine—not essentially different from dozens of other APC preparations. Then in 1958, Premo made yet another change, substituting sali-cylamide for aspirin. continued...

  • Garden hose—plastic or rubber composition?
    Plastic garden hose is much lighter in weight and more convenient to handle than rubber hose, use of which is now limited mainly to industrial purposes. Consumers’ Research has had several different brands and types of plastic hose in use and allowed them to be exposed to the elements all the year round for some years. Our observation has been that plastic hose is on the whole very satisfactory and has great advantages, particularly for a woman, in its lightness. As there are many brands on the market that are guaranteed for periods up to 12 years, there seems to be no point in attempting to differentiate between the specific brands of makes that carry a guarantee. continued...

  • Devices sold for draining flooded basements
    Two electric-powered pumps and a gadget which uses water power to move waterWant to pump water up to a height of 6 feet at the rate of 300 gallons per hour—without an electric motor or gas engine? Advertisements for the Speedy Drainer seemed to promise such results, but actual performance in tests at Consumers’ Research was much less impressive. continued...

  • Concluding test findings on the new outboard motors



Regular Features Include:
  • The Consumers’ Observation Post

  • Editorial: Are home furnishings advertisers missing the boat?
    Dependability in a household appliance is what women want most. At least that is the view of B. A. Chapman, executive vice president of American Motors Corp., and general manager of the Kelvinator Division. If Mr. Chapman is correct in his analysis, there are a lot of home furnishings advertisers who are throwing away large sums on full pages in what are called the “home shelter” magazines. As a matter of fact, that is just what the foremost trade paper in the field thinks is happening. Reporting an analysis of the full-page advertisements in the April issues of House & Garden, Better Homes & Gardens, and Living, Louis Goodenough noted that something like one third of the ads showed people in formal or semi-formal evening clothes, and commented that in this country we don’t dress for dinner as the British often do. “It’s about time,” he said, that we “have a return to home furnishings that do something for today’s consumer.” continued...

  • Brief cumulative index

  • Listings of Current Phonograph Records

  • Ratings of Current Motion Pictures

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Complete owners manual for Kenmore portable dishwasher model 587.718500.


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Here is a full catalog of all Apex Major Appliances. Dishwashers, Sink-Dishwasher combinations, Apex Wash-a-Matic, Apex Gas and Electric Dryers, Apex Fold-a-Matic Ironer.


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1951 8 8mb $7.99
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1957 40 18mb $7.99
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Here is an extremely rare owners manual. It the full use and care guide to Maytag's Combination Washer-Dryer, model 340W!


Combination Washer/Dryers
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1962 36 12mb $7.99
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Here is a complete product catalog from General Motors highlighting their 1951 line of Frigidaire major home appliances.

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