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Offline MikeP

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Advice on becoming a Appliance Technician.
« on: August 28, 2009, 05:34:29 PM »
Hello All!AJ I love the Forum,it is very Informative and I know I will be living on the Site doing Research LOL.

My Name is Mike and I'm from New Jersey.I am a Furniture Repair Technician but have recently gotten a Interest in the Career.I just have a few Questions I hope some could help me out with.

1.Is it possible to gain Certification from getting Reading Material available through Book Stores,Online Video's,Manuals and Site's like Uncle Harry's Appliance Repair.My plan on this is to Read as much Material possible and watch Video's of Disassembly and Repair.The Company I Work for Sells all the needed Appliances, I can get broken or old Appliances being replaced and use them as a Tool to gain experience from.

Basically is it possible to become a Competent Service Tech by taking my time and studying Material to understand Function and Repair of Appliances?




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Re: Advice on becoming a Appliance Technician.
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2009, 05:38:15 PM »
It's a good career choice in my opinion :)

Who taught you grammar, by the way ?
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Re: Advice on becoming a Appliance Technician.
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2009, 05:44:31 PM »
This is an excellent site to check in with techs on repairs. You have came to the right spot.  I am old school. I learn everyday on this site. Lots of  guys will be glad to assist you. I know a little myself. You have picked a great time to become a tech. The newer machines need computer boards and require a better repairman than back in the day. You dang near have to be a TV man. This is THE site to go to. We have tons of good posts on here, feel free to ask away.  Welcome  O0
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Re: Advice on becoming a Appliance Technician.
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2009, 05:58:40 PM »
I never Claimed to be a English professor lol.

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Re: Advice on becoming a Appliance Technician.
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2009, 06:05:00 PM »
Hey Mike...I was just jabbin atcha a little...no offense intended, pal. I think your English is spot on, it's just that only the German people tend to capitalize ever common noun, not just the proper nouns as we do in America.  It looks funny to see everyday words with capital letters, thats all...plus I've had a few Tito's and cranberry this afternoon, so everthing looks a little odd to me anyhow :)

Good luck on your career choice.

RM

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Re: Advice on becoming a Appliance Technician.
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2009, 07:02:37 PM »
Great career choice . I've been in the biz for 30+ years and have never once been laid off or sent home early ...in fact during this recession my billings are up almost 10% (my thanks to the maytag fridge recall LOL ) .One thing though the repair part is only half the battle ,dealing with the public is the tough part . One thing I will stress , you won't survive in this business by just being a parts changer . You absolutely need a first rate grasp of appliance electricity and be very good at reading circuit diagrams ,if not you will be lost real fast . Work hard and its a very rewarding career ,something you can be proud of . Good luck  !  
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Re: Advice on becoming a Appliance Technician.
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2009, 09:08:47 PM »
Excellent
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About the icons: The beer is tip link, if a tech saves ya some money buy em a 6 pack. The small green square=personal message. The green dot is a link to my web page on appliance repair and other general BS I love to post. The letter sends me email.
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Re: Advice on becoming a Appliance Technician.
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2014, 11:11:47 PM »
The only thing that RAH52 left out of his post, was.................you will always have money in your pocket,  always.

 

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