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Offline mpatten2

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Parts to Start a Business With
« on: November 13, 2012, 06:33:56 PM »
Hey all,
I am looking into starting a appliance repair and parts store in my area. I have worked for Sears part time for 4 years and have been symathetic and frustrated for customers who cannot get parts or repair service in a timely manner. Does anyone have a list of common parts used on the major brands (Whirlpool, GE, Electrolux, Samsung, and LG). An example would be common belts for dryers, oven elements, stuff like that. Thanks for your help.

Mark


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Re: Parts to Start a Business With
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2012, 06:56:56 PM »
The prices are from back a ways but the parts listed are common:
 EVERYDAY SPECIALS 285753 coupling $10___80040 dogs $4___
341241 Belt $10___
3392519 fuse $10___279769 limit wp $23___
95405 belt wp $10___
3364290 knob wp $12___4318047 valve single $30___
4318046 valve double $40___
HS 410 start kit $20___HS 650 start kit $20___
312959 belt $10
53-0106 $18___304970 Igniter $20___
LA-1053 $20___211124-25k $20___
21001733 $30___5303937139 $24___
5300622032 $18.50___
5303281154 $12___5303281153 rear bearing $24___
IGN5 $48 _RGB2 $55.50___
WE12X82 belt__$10___WE12X49__$10___
WE3X75 bearing $5___
WE3X87 glide___$7___WH1x1944$7.50___
CC808_$25___
Heat-cool tstat_$22___univim98_$100.00___
 IM6$100.00___
5500-200$30___5500-202$30___
RR110-$6.60___EM999_$20___
5109 $23___
dryer vent pipe$1.50 per foot, alum
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Re: Parts to Start a Business With
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2012, 07:37:48 PM »
Looks like jw stuck on laundry parts, how about refrigerators,  stoves, & dishwashers.    O0

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Re: Parts to Start a Business With
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2012, 08:13:00 PM »
I am thankful for any list I can get. I am looking for high use parts that I can make available to customers.

PS. I just got my first service call tonight. For a water softner....I have repaired appliances before and helped customers at Sears but this is my first call under my new venue.

Mark 

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Re: Parts to Start a Business With
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2012, 10:38:05 PM »
Good for you , best of luck.

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Re: Parts to Start a Business With
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2012, 06:13:48 PM »
Good luck in your adventure. I know years ago the manufactures would put out fast moving parts list. I would guess they don't do that anymore.....

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Re: Parts to Start a Business With
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2012, 09:31:10 PM »
That list is a little out of date.  I was so glad to sell my Whirlpool 95405 belt last year. It was on my truck for about 7 years. :)
« Last Edit: November 14, 2012, 09:31:26 PM by tgoods »

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Re: Parts to Start a Business With
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2012, 09:40:25 AM »
Really jealous here... I can't wait until I'm on my own. Best of luck.

I'll try to get a list of part numbers together. I've been meaning to do this for months.

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Re: Parts to Start a Business With
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2012, 01:26:01 PM »
Thanks so much LowsL2 and everyone else. I have been working under the security of "corporate" so long it is scary to step out on my own. But, last year I faced a layoff of my full time job plus Sears pulled out of my county at the same time. I went from secure income of a full time job + a part time job to nothing in a matter of 3 months. Didn't see that coming! I recovered from that and am now employed but, it left a mark. The believe in myself and and my skill set.That is what I need to rely on.

I found a parts list AJ put out but it is too much to purchase at once. I think whittling that list down to an essential starting list is where I need to start. If I need to reshare the list let me know. 

Mark

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Re: Parts to Start a Business With
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2012, 07:37:17 AM »
mpatten2
I would like to see your list as we are  just starting our own service-sales and parts location and was wondering what all I need as well within a lower budget
Thanks and Good Luck
Bob

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Re: Parts to Start a Business With
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2012, 09:46:38 AM »
I'd like to see that list as well. I started my list, but it's all laundry and kitchen stuff. I need to see what kind of refer stuff is needed.

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Re: Parts to Start a Business With
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2012, 11:21:15 PM »
I'll try to get a list of my truck stock out.   It has evolved over the last 10 years,  so the lists I have are not up to date.    I live about 5 minutes from the parts store which is a main warehouse,  so I no longer carry as much as I used to.   They have just about everything.     If I need something,  I can stop in the morning heading out.     Your situation might be different. 

That being said,  Here is basicly what I carry

For Laundry I carry EVERY belt for Dryers,  Washers.  More homes use Whirlpool/Kenmore machines,  so I more 341241 belts (8) than other belts.     Rollers, Idler pulleys,  and glides.    You want at least 6 coil kits,   common repair.   Keep ignitors (circular and flat),  flame sensors, All Elements,  cut off thermo kits,  a large amt of thermal fuses.   Also all lid switches,  door switches,  an 827 and 787 dryer motor and a 2 speed (most common) washer motor.    Cam kits,  STAINLESS HOSES (good upsell item),  2 clutches, and at least 10 couplings.   ALL PUMPS.  ALL WATER VALVES>  LINT SCREENS>   Snubbers, brakes,  thrust bearing kits for Maytag-Tragic chef machines.    I have a box with misc clips,  extra hardware for machines,  bolts, etc.   FOR NEW VMW machines,  I carry 3 differeint pressure controls,  lid switch and lid strike, actuators,  belt, belt guard, cam kits, capacitor.

For Dishwashers,  I carry all KAid, wpl - maytag control board fuses,   drain pumps for wpl, GE, Frigidare,  GE door cables, latch assembly,  drain solonoid kit,  pop up towers, check valves (3 common repair),   Maytag latch assemblys,  ALL VALVES<  Several drain hoses,  some Heater hose (10 feet) and adapters for long hose situations,  Wash arms.  Chopper kits.     No timers. 

For Stoves,   Electric - Good assortment of burner switches,   Burners,  Recepticles,  Common bake elements - Frigidare, GE, and whirlpool (cant carry all - too many.   I try to get model # and will stop and get element if I think I need it),  KA thermal fuses for in wall ovens,  the thermal limits that connect to ERC,  Sensors, 
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Re: Parts to Start a Business With
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2012, 11:34:26 PM »
Stoves (continued) -GAS -  A large selection of stove ignitors,  Variety of common knobs, common safety valves,   electrodes,  Gas valve for Direct spark ignition,  Spark board,  and burner tube and ignitor. 

I carry a disposal and assortment of sink pipes,  2 rubber disposal boots. (don't give them a chance to change mind.   You want to do job right then if you can).

For refrigerators,   I have a box with almost every relay and overload known to man,   also you should carry Defrost thermostats,   GE Heaters, Main board,  thermistors,  Evap and Condensor fans,   Maytag Heater and defrost control boards,  Timers for all models,  good assortment of evap fans,  the old style condenser fan motor (in summer I carry 2,  used about 15 of them this summer).   

I carry venting material,  elbows,  clamps/  Also Line cords,  220 volt range, dryer cords (1 each of 3 wire, 4 wire).    I carry gas lines,  extra wire of different gauges.   

See what you use,  then stock accordingly.    Remember this.   If you don't have the part,  they can always change their mind.   Don't give them the time to think if you can help it.   
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Re: Parts to Start a Business With
« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2012, 11:36:27 PM »
Also I keep almost every valve for refrigerators,   SS water lines,   Saddle valves,   for installing or repairing water lines,   A large amount of John Guest couplers,   Brass adapters,  Compression nuts,   etc.   
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Offline mpatten2

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Re: Parts to Start a Business With
« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2012, 09:29:37 PM »
Wedgeman55, Thanks so much for sharing your list. My area does not have warehoused parts available locally. We must have some stock available to be successful.

I am truly grateful for all your help,

Mark

 

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