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Offline bakeray

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Re: Starting a career in Appliance Repair
« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2010, 11:49:12 PM »
During the training for the new Whirlpool washer the rep told us Roper may be gone by the end of the year.  The house I rent has a Roper dishwasher in it. Simple and does the job pretty well.

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Re: Starting a career in Appliance Repair
« Reply #21 on: June 11, 2010, 07:11:27 AM »
With the death of the whirlpool direct drive washer ... I wonder if the roper will still be around....

2 washer 2 dryer and a range...I don't know how you can stay around?

I think the fact that there were 100 million of these machines sold during the manufacturing period  (1984-2010), speaks  volumes for our future business as servicers. After all, the parts will still be around and not many people are going to give up their trusty Design2000 machine without a fight. We still have job security. Look at the new one as another avenue of opportunity :)

The more crap they throw out there, the faster we will fix them...
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Re: Starting a career in Appliance Repair
« Reply #22 on: June 12, 2010, 12:23:07 AM »
Whirlpool rep said at the end of 2010 "no more direct drives will be made under any brand.
Direct drives can not meet star energy standard guidelines .

We will see them until the "greenies" get whirlpool to stop making couplers, lid switches and pumps...

Here in Oregon the land of fresh cheap water ..They  want us to stop the wasting water.
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Offline bakeray

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Re: Starting a career in Appliance Repair
« Reply #23 on: June 12, 2010, 02:17:46 AM »
Hey krazy, just by chance was your trainer JR?

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Re: Starting a career in Appliance Repair
« Reply #24 on: June 12, 2010, 10:17:33 AM »
Yep  JR is a Great trainer ... X technician Cuts to the points you need...skips the BS..

Some trainers just read out of a book. Have no real idea how to fix anything...
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Re: Starting a career in Appliance Repair
« Reply #25 on: June 13, 2010, 01:40:28 PM »
Hi guys! New here myself. After 28 years of being a union carpenter, it's all dried up. No work to speak of here in Michigan. I have always fixed my own app's and have thought many times of getting into the repair work myself. I 've been fixing music amp's for a few years but not much work in that these days, to easy to buy another cheap China made one.   :(

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Re: Starting a career in Appliance Repair
« Reply #26 on: June 14, 2010, 01:08:43 AM »
Yep  JR is a Great trainer ... X technician Cuts to the points you need...skips the BS..

Some trainers just read out of a book. Have no real idea how to fix anything...

He knows alot of tricks. He stops by the school now and then.

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Re: Starting a career in Appliance Repair
« Reply #27 on: June 14, 2010, 09:40:18 AM »
Welcome to the forum Lee.
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Offline athlon1

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Re: Starting a career in Appliance Repair
« Reply #28 on: March 30, 2013, 10:46:56 PM »
If your still active on this, there is a guy in San Diego who does one on one appliance training. it costs between 3k and 4k for the course depending if you you need a hotel to stay at. He was the only one i came across awhile ago when i was looking for the same thing.

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Re: Starting a career in Appliance Repair
« Reply #29 on: March 05, 2014, 09:42:14 AM »
I agree that there is a lack of formal training for appliance repair technicians in the Indianapolis, IN area. I am currently looking for an appliance repair tech in the Indianapolis Area so if you are interested in applying, please send me a copy of your resume. My e-mail address is jeff.mcgannon@ers-us.com.

 

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