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Offline twayneb

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reason for asking
« on: October 18, 2012, 07:15:29 PM »
if you had two weeks to train totally green tech to repair motor not starting in spin problem, and it depended on his/her diagnosis (wife standing over shoulder ;)) to win you ONE MIIIIILLLON $$.  would you it rather be on a old direct drive or new vmw?  thought about this today when i was training
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Re: reason for asking
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2012, 07:33:24 PM »
Either one , where do I sign up ???

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Re: reason for asking
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2012, 02:38:31 AM »
Probably Direct drive.    I used to train guys on those,  and I'll do it in a week.   Where's my million? :)
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Re: reason for asking
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2012, 02:58:54 PM »
just trying to get an idea on which style everyone thought was easier to troubleshoot. me if i had to train someone i would pick new vmw reason being i think the electrical trouble shooting is easier, and that is how i see the business trending as a whole  didn't throw in belt drive wouldn't want anyone to have to cut their teeth on those

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Re: reason for asking
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2012, 02:50:36 PM »
Belt drive??  just put a 2 port and a belt on one last week.   Some guys probably never worked on them.    Look how far we've come.   
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Re: reason for asking
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2012, 04:30:56 PM »
A Whirlpool belt drive was the first washer I ever did a service call on. Had to replace the belt and I remember it being a nightmare, lol...

As I recall I spent half the morning replacing the belt because it would not spin up to speed. After I finally got the new belt on and tried it I could not get it to spin at all. As I was looking down at the floor I seen a little stainless steel ball bearing laying on the floor. If you have ever worked on one you may know what that's all about. :)

Dug into it again and put the steel ball bearing back on the shaft under the collar and it worked like a champ after that. I learned a lot that day that I never forgot.
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Offline twayneb

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Re: reason for asking
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2012, 05:04:42 PM »
hadn't seen a belt drive in good enough shape to spend any money on lately and that's all good with me. i did service a old "lady kenmore" the other day had the flourescent light ontop still looked show room new.

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Re: reason for asking
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2012, 05:40:59 PM »
In my area,  I still run into quite a few belt drives.    Lots of them in good shape too.
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Re: reason for asking
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2012, 05:50:57 PM »
I wonder if the new techs know what a wig-wag is ?


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Re: Re: reason for asking
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2012, 08:36:00 PM »
I wonder if the new techs know what a wig-wag is ?

I've seen them. Never worked on one. I usually tell customers we don't work on those anymore...

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