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Offline bfd_ast

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Re: Starting Appliance Repair Bis. Need Help
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2010, 05:47:11 PM »
Well I have given up on penn foster. I learn how things work but not trouble shooting or repairs. Is there any books or other programs i can do? There is no training around me and I just need some help THANKS :( :( :(

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Re: Starting Appliance Repair Bis. Need Help
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2010, 07:45:36 PM »
Here is a appliance repair book that our local library has. Seem pretty up to date compared to other appliance repair books I have seen.

Troubleshooting and Repairing Major Appliances, 2nd Ed.

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Re: Starting Appliance Repair Bis. Need Help
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2010, 03:09:52 PM »
Did you finish the course?
 If not did you get to keep your books and tools?

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Re: Starting Appliance Repair Bis. Need Help
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2010, 03:14:34 PM »
You need a good meter. A few hand tools. Don't go out and buy a bunch of stuff. Take the basics: water pump pliers, 6 in one screwdriver, and a meter.
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I tried to upload a picture of my tools.  (too many KB's) I use more then what JW does cuz I'm still learning what works and getting rid of what doesn't.

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Re: Starting Appliance Repair Bis. Need Help
« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2010, 04:00:31 PM »
I've been doing this for many years,90% is done with a 6n1,meter and pliers.
However,I do have a few thousand tied up in other tools,pumps,gauges,tanks,torches etc.
They cover the other 10%. Usually daily.
Take a Kid fishing.

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Re: Starting Appliance Repair Bis. Need Help
« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2010, 04:58:13 PM »
I have 2 vacuum pumps, acetylene Torch, recovery machine, Gauges, Fluke meter, amprobe, wire skinner, crimpers and all kinds of crap. My meter, pliers, and a 6 n 1 can get er done.

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Re: Starting Appliance Repair Bis. Need Help
« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2010, 09:04:51 PM »
Try this, much better than Penn-Foster and Harry teaches you how to market.

http://rakerappliancerepair.com/


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Re: Starting Appliance Repair Bis. Need Help
« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2010, 07:48:41 PM »
multi screwdriver, big hammer and a condom
if you cant fix it.......    well you should get that one

best of luck

if your ever at the wrecking yard scavange a spedometer cable, they are awesome for snaking out plugged fridge drains
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Re: Starting Appliance Repair Bis. Need Help
« Reply #18 on: November 20, 2010, 08:46:27 AM »
I spoke to Uncle Harry yesterday, he says he is including our link appliancejunk.com to his website.
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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: Starting Appliance Repair Bis. Need Help
« Reply #19 on: November 20, 2010, 02:18:14 PM »
I spoke to Uncle Harry yesterday, he says he is including our link appliancejunk.com to his website.

Interesting, did he say were and when?

I just looked and could not find a link to our site.
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