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Offline gilly

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How to get started
« on: April 10, 2015, 10:07:16 PM »
My question is how to become a appliance tech. I'm 59 been in maintenance for 20 years and lost a good paying job 1 1/2 years ago got another  in the same field within weeks of that job loss . The pays just not en ought I  have been buying , repairing and selling washers , dryers , and stoves and have grown to really like it I guess what I'm  asking is what advice can you give  me  thank you

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Re: How to get started
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2015, 08:17:21 AM »
Hi gilly

Sounds like your off to a great start already. How long have you been buying, repairing and selling appliances?
Hope you find our site helpful.

Offline gilly

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Re: How to get started
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2015, 02:49:58 AM »
I started in April of 2014 I found a free dryer on craigslist brought it home cleaned it up picked up a can of rustole um appliance paint touched up the rough spots the lady said it had a no heat issue i went on line found this site and others all the info i got pointed to a thermal fuse replaced it and got her going put it back on cl sold it the next day for $125 I've been hooked ever since . I have stayed with fixing the whirlpool line of appliances but no pcb board stuff yet just older manual timer units. Im weak in diagnostics and schematic reading any suggestions on how to step up my game? its only a side job now but i would like to make it my main job . thanks for any replie

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Re: How to get started
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2015, 08:27:48 AM »
Don't forget to check out our google drive.
Our google drive includes thousands of service manuals, tech sheet and more.

http://appliancejunk.com/googledrive

Also feel free to ask questions here in our forum. We have techs from all over the country with many years of experiance on all different brands of appliances.
Hope you find our site helpful.

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Offline dab147315

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Re: How to get started
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2015, 08:56:47 AM »

Offline gilly

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Re: How to get started
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2015, 04:02:29 PM »
Lots of info to absorb THx any one know a good video on diagnostic testing also thanks so much for all the great on line help you guys offer

Offline Maintech

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Re: How to get started
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2015, 06:03:09 PM »

Offline Eddy

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Re: How to get started
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2015, 06:06:36 AM »
Hello fellow members,
This is my first post,I was surfing the web yesterday and found this site via google.
Looks like a gold strike for me!

Ps....lucky I have spell check :cheers:
still beating the drum

 

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