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Offline leakingwash

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"Inlet Valve" Leaking
« on: August 24, 2010, 01:53:17 PM »
I think I got the model number (FDB4050LHSI) right. Where can I verify this at. The guy said our inlet valve was leaking so I looked for it and this is the part I found: http://www.repairclinic.com/SSPartDetail.aspx?s=t-fdb4050lhsi-%3d%3di1378823&PartID=1378823 . He said it will cost us $165 for the repair and I wanna see if we just got jipped. How hard is this repair and how can I see if this is the right part?

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Re: "Inlet Valve" Leaking
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2010, 02:58:02 PM »
$165 is too damn much money to pay. Here is your part 154637401
You need a screw driver and pliers or crescent wrench and pipe tape.

Shut off water
Remove old valve.
Install new valve using pipe tape where applicable
check for leaks.
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Re: "Inlet Valve" Leaking
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2010, 03:45:02 PM »
Wow insane. I think the first charge was $50 for him just to come out and we scheduled him to come in a few days. Is it too late I'm guessing? It's my dad's not mine btw.

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Re: "Inlet Valve" Leaking
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2010, 04:46:31 PM »
Somewhere around $100 would be reasonable for this job parts and labor. I could even see $120 but $165 is way to high.
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Re: "Inlet Valve" Leaking
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2010, 05:24:07 PM »
Without knowing all the details it's hard to say what was a fair price to charge.
A standard service call can very a lot from one area of the country to the other.

We also don't know how much windshield time the technician has into this call. In a rural area such as I live in it's not uncommon to drive 40-50 miles one way for a service call.
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Re: "Inlet Valve" Leaking
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2010, 07:40:26 PM »
Suburbs. I think he's about 3-5 miles from our house.

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Re: "Inlet Valve" Leaking
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2010, 08:11:55 PM »
What zipcode?
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Re: "Inlet Valve" Leaking
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2010, 09:17:23 PM »
That's probably about the going rate around here.  I don't charge that much but my cost of doing business is a lot lower than other shops.  I don't have a shop full of union employees with families to feed. I think Sears and A&E charge about $120 just to walk through the door.  Add the part plus markup and that should come to about $165. Come to think of it, I offer a lot better service for a much better price.  Maybe I should rethink my business model?

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Re: "Inlet Valve" Leaking
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2010, 09:30:00 PM »
 I think $165 is more than fair. You can always do it yourself but remember this: Without the knowledge of the technician you wouldn't have known what the problem was. Knowledge and skill combined are valuable.

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Re: "Inlet Valve" Leaking
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2010, 09:35:37 PM »
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