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Offline bigjon30

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just opened a business in miss
« on: September 10, 2009, 06:30:33 PM »
i was wondering how i could get certified with warranty companies as a service tech

any info you guys could give would be greatly appreciated

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Re: just opened a business in miss
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2009, 06:34:28 PM »
Do you have any documentation classifying you as a service technician?

If so, go directly to the manufacturers and seek an application for ISP (Independent Service Provider). If  you are talking about working for the after-market service contract companies, they will hire most anybody, and do so with relative impunity. Either way, they all have set limitations on what they pay per call. Most of them require that you provide a substantial amount of contractor liability insurance. In my case a minimum of $1,000,000 liability policy got me in the door to several of them.

Sears Service Live, for example has an application HERE.

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Re: just opened a business in miss
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2009, 01:06:05 PM »
no documentation yet i need to know where i go to get that to any info you guys can give me on testing where to go and get apps all would be appreciated alot thank you so much for your helpp

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Re: just opened a business in miss
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2009, 03:36:21 PM »
does anyone have a copy of the nastec study guide that i could print out or any other useful info to prepare for the test so that i can become certified need help anything would be great

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Re: just opened a business in miss
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2009, 03:58:15 PM »
Try Uncle Harry's appliance  school...he apparently has all the info you need to get going.
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Re: just opened a business in miss
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2009, 06:14:04 PM »
Big You have everything you need to learn appliance repair right here on this page.
Each tech has a set of Icons. Notice the small round green ball? That is a link to that tech's page The little beer icon is for you to give that tech a tip if you think he deserves it but everything on this site is free. Their are tons of repair manuals here. If you want a frigidaire manual just go to the frigidaire topics and look for the links. In addition to manuals you can ask away. You can look like the slickest appliance repair guy out there but if you don't know the tricks to the trade then any book reading don't mean a hill of beans.
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Re: just opened a business in miss
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2009, 06:17:01 PM »
Their are 20,000 posts and 4500 members here on ApplianceJunk. Use the search feature to pick up tips on the very things you have questions about, no purchase necessary.
« Last Edit: September 15, 2009, 06:43:11 PM by JWWebster »
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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: just opened a business in miss
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2009, 06:29:57 PM »
There is an ounce of truth in what JW says. I just learned what the little pictures are for.
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Re: just opened a business in miss
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2009, 06:45:51 PM »
Jumpy I thought it maybe was against yer religion ta drank beer so I didn't mention it. But I have seen where you coulda got a beer or 2. I kinda respect a person's convictions. Even Jimbo's. :D
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Re: just opened a business in miss
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2009, 07:10:27 PM »
Their are 20,000 posts and 4500 members here on ApplianceJunk. Use the search feature to pick up tips on the very things you have questions about, no purchase necessary.

JW. if I was new to appliances, I dang sure would not want to pick thru 20, 000 posts to figure something out. As wonderful as this forum is for specific help, it does not compensate for a formal education on repairing appliances for a living. Neither does my forum for that matter. Certain things must be taught from step 1
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Re: just opened a business in miss
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2009, 09:27:12 PM »
With all due repect to Tech's on this forum, Investigate what the cost of doing bussiness is with the manufactures. Let the old techs do the warranty work, just insurance alone, is cost prohibitive unless you in an area of many repairs & little travel.
Make no mistake about it, you must have some insurance.  Most manufacturer won't respond to your request for information or give the name & # of a representitive in your area that will not respond or if they do will be so condesending you will  wish you hadn't wasted your time. 
I live in Rural West Texas the nearest Warranty service to this area is 70 miles, the product owners have a 3-4 week wait and are frequenly cancelled because there are no other calls in the area of their appointment, excusses, excusses but it boils down to it is not cost effective for them to service the customer, BUT on the other hand if it non- warranty work than they can get paid for their time and parts. I did some work for the big Appliance outfit for warranty work & had to wait for my money plus was only paid 30% of
my billing ( was not allowed any mileage and was paid $35 for the service call). Indepenent
am I, don't need warranty work have more than I can do.

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Re: just opened a business in miss
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2009, 09:42:41 PM »
Couldn't have said it better my dam self, Earl.
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Re: just opened a business in miss
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2009, 12:53:13 PM »
so let me ask you guys would you prefer non warranty work or warranty just curious

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Re: just opened a business in miss
« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2009, 01:12:58 PM »
has ge always made rca products i have stumbled onto these and before a got started i was gonna ask you guys

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Re: just opened a business in miss
« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2009, 01:34:34 PM »
We do about half and half, collect and warrenty.  I'll keep doing both, just check the contract before you sign to make sure they pay mileage.  Most will for more than 25 miles and my wife, keeps me in line, gets the authorization for mileage before I run the call. :)
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