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Offline Ronyeager

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NASTec Certification, breaking into appliance repair
« on: June 09, 2011, 05:38:12 PM »
Hi, I have been trying to break into the appliance repair business for about 6 months now.  I started out installing appliances, but, it was family owned and some family issue got in the way so I had to leave that company.  Since that time, I have been buying and selling used appliance and fixing what I can.  I am very limited on my abilities.  I was wondering if it would be worth studying and getting a NASTec certification.  I hear it is not required for the industry, so, I was hoping to get some insight on if it is worth getting?  Thanks

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Re: NASTec Certification, breaking into appliance repair
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2011, 05:46:38 PM »
Hi Ron!

It's my opinion that any certification depends a lot on what area of the country you are doing service work in.

I have been doing service work in N.E. rural South Dakota for over 20 years and I'm sure that there is not one of my customers that would care if I had NASTec certification or not.

I'm sure others in the forum will have there own opinions to voice too.

In any case welcome to our forum. I know a number of people that got into the industry by doing just what your doing, fixing up used appliances.

Good luck with what ever you decided to do and be sure to stick around and ask any appliance repair questions you have.
Hope you find our site helpful.

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Re: NASTec Certification, breaking into appliance repair
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2011, 09:56:32 PM »
Ron we are here everyday. Some problems come up you ain't seen or are not sure of, post it. I will be glad to ride along with you.
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Re: NASTec Certification, breaking into appliance repair
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2011, 12:21:19 AM »
Just let us know when you find the fix... Love to help but like to know if we got it right or wrong...
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Offline Ronyeager

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Re: NASTec Certification, breaking into appliance repair
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2011, 10:22:49 AM »
Thanks guys.  I will for sure be using this site as a resource.  I think you guys are what I need to give me the confidents to pull the trigger on some good appliances that just need a repair I am not familiar with. 

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Re: NASTec Certification, breaking into appliance repair
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2011, 10:48:08 AM »
Rony, What kind of things are you doing to "try" to get into appliance business?

There are a few different ways to "get in" .  Much of it depends on your resources, the area you live in, and what you like to do. You can pick and choose .

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Re: NASTec Certification, breaking into appliance repair
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2011, 10:54:26 AM »
Right now, I mainly just get used appliances and fix what I can then re sell them.  I also get a service call here and there from people who bought appliances from me need something else fixed.  For example, today a guy needs his fridge looked at.  I told him I am in training, but, he wants to give me a shot any how.  I think it will be good to get out there and see what I can do.  I am out of Phoenix, Arizona

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Re: NASTec Certification, breaking into appliance repair
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2011, 10:33:02 PM »
Sounds like your already " in" on appliance repair.

 I imagine refrigeration and replacing/fixing icemakers is in demand in Phoenix.

Here's a link to free Appliance repair Manuel's.

http://www.appliancerepair.net/

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Re: NASTec Certification, breaking into appliance repair
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2011, 06:33:05 AM »
Nice link Tuco, but we have many free service manuals right here on our own site too.

http://appliancejunk.com/forums/index.php?action=downloads

Along with the main download page link above there are service manual topics pinned to the top of each board too.

And if that is not enough I have created a site just for service manuals at ApplianceDigest.com that has over 500 appliance repair service manuals to download for free.

Of coarse if you still can't find what you need with all the available resources, just start a new topic and ask us.  O0

Hope you find our site helpful.

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Re: NASTec Certification, breaking into appliance repair
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2011, 05:16:30 PM »
Thanks AJ, some how I missed those training manuals. :thinking:

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Re: NASTec Certification, breaking into appliance repair
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2011, 06:36:14 PM »
Thanks AJ, some how I missed those training manuals. :thinking:

At the bottom of the page there is a link, 'Manuals' for the download page. :)
Hope you find our site helpful.

 

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