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Offline maypo52

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Question for appliance repair techs
« on: January 11, 2008, 01:52:17 PM »
I was wondering how you handle a service call on a stacked washer/dryer combo? For instance, if the problem is on the washer and you have to dis-assemble it, you have to remove the dryer from the top first. What do you do? Bring an assistant with you? It has to be a big problem if you are working alone, especially on the full size stackable combos.

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Re: Question for appliance repair techs
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2008, 03:23:26 PM »
if someone in the home seems able bodied i will ask them to help remove the dryer, if there is no help to be had then i have to reschedule for another day and have the shop lackey meet me to help remove the dryer

i do alot of frigidaire, the original style front load set by them the washer top is removed when the dryer is stacked, so you can just pull it away from the wall and tilt the dryer against the wall to access the washer timer,dispensor  etc
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Offline apptech

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Re: Question for appliance repair techs
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2008, 04:41:15 PM »
if someone in the home seems able bodied i will ask them to help remove the dryer, if there is no help to be had then i have to reschedule for another day and have the shop lackey meet me to help remove the dryer


Same way here. :)

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Re: Question for appliance repair techs
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2008, 12:12:39 AM »
I don't care if they're able bodied or not. 90 Years old and bed ridden they're helping anyway............just kidding
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Offline accapp

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Re: Question for appliance repair techs
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2008, 08:03:50 AM »
I use something called the All-Dolly (formerly the ov-dolly) by Warren Brown Enterprises. I can easily just put the dryer to the side at washer level and do what needs to be done to the washer. The hard part is always gettng the vent back on the right way. I also find a lot of washer problems can be solved without removing the dryer through the front access panel.
"When you have eliminated all which is impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth." Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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Re: Question for appliance repair techs
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2008, 08:59:07 AM »
accapp,

Is this the same All-Dolly you are talking about?


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Re: Question for appliance repair techs
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2008, 09:01:29 AM »
I do it the redbeard way. lol...

Just kidding. :)

The All-Dolly looks cool.
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Offline apptech

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Re: Question for appliance repair techs
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2008, 09:03:05 AM »
Yeah, the All-Dolly looks handy.

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Re: Question for appliance repair techs
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2008, 09:57:00 PM »
Dass' it. Mine paid for itself on the first Wolf double oven I had to pull out and replace both hidden bake elements. If you're in the business, you're going to need one sooner or later. Highly recommended, I have yet to find an installation where I couldn't easily remove any oven (corners, next to walls, etc.). It seems safer than using a second helper as it never gets tired or acts unpredictably. (No, no, my left!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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Offline johnnason

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Re: Question for appliance repair techs
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2014, 04:47:13 PM »
I take two saw horses and piece of plywood or  two 2X12X24" planks. I then set the horses and wood up off to the side to make a table.  Then pick up the dryer and set in on the table I've created. With the dryer at waist height it's easier to pick up and hoss back on top of the washer when you're done. Not as easy as the all dolly but cheaper for the entry level guys. I've found as long as you keep the dryer above knee high it easier to handle.

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Re: Question for appliance repair techs
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2014, 11:14:22 PM »
I use the All Dolly and built a platform to sit on top of it.  Then I slide the dryer onto the platform and roll it out of the way.  Works in most situations.  Very easy to create.  Usually done as a one man job but I charge extra if the dryer is stacked and has to be removed to service the washer.


One time, the customer's dryer was stacked inside a closet in a very tight bathroom set up and no way to use the Alldolly so I had the customer find someone to remove the dryer before i would go out and repair the washer.  Very rare but I wasn't about to break my back for that job.
« Last Edit: October 04, 2014, 11:17:56 PM by wildimaginations »
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