Most customers have a line at which they'll just say screw it and buy a new appliance. And in between the price of the part and that line is the profit you'll make on the job, but with the price of a lot of these parts that price range gets really narrow, and when you think about all the work you have to do on these machines, it just isn't worth it. For example Im working on a GE fridge and the condenser fan took a dump and took out the control board. Now the board is $134 and the fan is $200 that's $334 and this thing is a pain in the ass to work on so I wanna charge at least $150-175 for labor that's $509 you could get away with that that cause its a fridge and they cost $1200 and up for a good one. But on others like a GE washer I worked on Monday ( WJSR4160G1WW ) the motor went bad and because it cost $250 for the motor alone the guy decided just to get another one and I can't blame him. There's a lot of hard work and technical no how that goes into fixing these machines and there only getting more complicated so one has to spend money to learn and keep up with everything. I was thinking why don't I spend that money to learn to work on commercial equipment because I'm sure that a company like red lobster or chilis would pay a lot more to have there dishwasher fixed than some guy in suburbia.