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Offline schaffersapplian

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Re: Trade Tricks?
« Reply #30 on: March 26, 2013, 09:56:43 PM »
Steel toe boots are one of my tricks for leveling a washer without any effort at all, and works great for the duets with the screws on the bottom panel that are pointed downwards sometimes.  A oil filter wrench works well on the older maytag sealed burners that twist out.  The whirlpool lid switch thats under the back left corner.  Keep a old one, and pop the top.  push the contacts together and solder.  quick little jumper to keep in the tool box so you can run the machine without holding that stupid switch if need be. 
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Re: Trade Tricks?
« Reply #31 on: March 26, 2013, 10:01:24 PM »
I made a jumper out of the short wire harness that runs along the Whirlpool ice makers. Unplug the ice maker and plug in my jumper to power the water inlet valve.

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Re: Trade Tricks?
« Reply #32 on: March 27, 2013, 07:25:35 AM »
In a laundry room I always spray the floor with wind ex before sliding the unit out. It slides with ease and doesn't tear the floor up. When i m done the customer sees me wipe it dry and just assumes I went the extra step to make sure my work area is clean. Really it keeps me from paying for floor repairs. Works well when pulling freestanding ranges too

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Re: Trade Tricks?
« Reply #33 on: March 27, 2013, 10:31:34 AM »
I use a scuff shield when moving appliances. I spray the bottom side with Pledge furniture wax.  Makes it really easy to move things without floor damage, especially those refrigerators with the island in front and no room to get behind it.



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Re: Trade Tricks?
« Reply #34 on: March 27, 2013, 11:44:47 AM »
I got that same scuff shield.It is a great.

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Re: Trade Tricks?
« Reply #35 on: March 27, 2013, 05:23:11 PM »
I'm cheap ,instead of scuff shield I had my local hardware store cut me a piece of puck board...... $10.00

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Re: Trade Tricks?
« Reply #36 on: March 27, 2013, 05:26:47 PM »
Is scuff shield made from puck board or are these two different materials?

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Re: Trade Tricks?
« Reply #37 on: March 27, 2013, 05:34:20 PM »
Puck board is High-density polyethylene,I think its the same stuff as scuff shield .The stuff I bought is used on the boards of the local hockey arena .Good stuff .

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Re: Trade Tricks?
« Reply #38 on: April 01, 2013, 01:56:25 AM »
Good idea,  scuff Shield.   I have used an old piece of plexiglass which I spray with behold furniture polish,  but I am going to get the puckboard or a scuff shield.   What is cost of scuff shield?

Another little trick,  Schaffer uses steel toe boots,  where as I keep several small pieces of wood in my toolbox.    Duets sometimes have the screws not exactly going in straight, so by popping in the piece of wood and lifting it 2 inches helps.   I also have a 1/4 - 5/16 nutdriver with a flexible shaft I got from servall.   You can bend it slightly to line up the nuthead and remove the screws easily.   

Other "must" have in my box is the Headlight.    Free's up my hands,  and the one I have is
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Re: Trade Tricks?
« Reply #39 on: April 01, 2013, 01:58:20 AM »
LED's (has about 10 of them).    Really lights up dark spaces,  also if going into a basement and cant find light switches,  I have my own lighting.   
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