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Offline FarmerTech

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Getting started in appliance repair?
« on: July 20, 2012, 09:22:39 AM »
How did you guys get started in the appliance repair business?

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Re: Getting started in appliance repair?
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2012, 10:00:07 AM »
My first repair ever was when I was 12 I installed a belt in my moms Kenmore dryer. My depression era parents believed in DIY. They lived very frugal. They taught me at an early age to work and work hard. I started out delivering appliances. The repair guy where I worked didn't want me to know anything about repairs. Would not help me at all. Aggravated the hell outta me. I said one day I would have a way to get out as much free information as I could and along came the internet. My old Boss Mr Fred turned me on to it.
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Offline Bailey

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Re: Getting started in appliance repair?
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2012, 07:51:10 PM »
I was an Electricians Mate in the Coast Guard. Anything that used electricity was our responsibility. I worked on a lot of kitchen and laundry equipment.
When I got out I answered a job listing for someone with electrical experience. Turned out to be an appliance repair company. That was 1980.

Offline haroldsappliance

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Re: Getting started in appliance repair?
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2012, 04:54:09 AM »
I worked with my brothers bussines. I would recommend if you have no real experience, try and find a company that you could work for a little while. There's nothing like field experience. Run an ad in the paper to haul off non working appliances. Tear them apart, get your hands dirty, plus you'll have some spare parts. Learn as you go. In this business you'll never quit learning. Good luck.

 

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