I ordered a large book about appliance repair to study.
I've thought about getting a weekend job with a local appliance repair company so I could get some training, but with me wanting to go into business for myself eventually I just think it'd be rude to have a place hire me and teach me, then leave them to do it on my own.
I've been in software sales for the past 8 years, and was recently laid off.
Hi,QuoteI've been in software sales for the past 8 years, and was recently laid off.Sorry to hear that.Speaking of books here is a good one you may like to read too.Troubleshooting and Repairing Major Appliances by Eric Kleinert.
I came across a book called "Shop class as a Soulcraft". The book basically talks about how most schools got rid of their shop class programs in the 1990's to make room for new computer labs to train kids to be "knowledge workers".
You picked a good time to pursue a career in appliance repair. The days of the old school appliance repairman are just about gone. Today's repairman must be up to date with the very latest in diagnostic and manuals to repair these machines that are driven by artificial Intel. The old fashioned tried and true mercury based technology is fading. The new fangled gadgetry of the 21th century is here and now my friend. A few folks on this website have their own web blogs and pages. Look for the earth symbol associated with any tech. That is a link to their website. This website should be your base of knowledge. Their is stuff here for the ages. Use the search feature to find answers. Use the manuals provided and the gallery.We will be happy to pass along whatever it takes to boost you in your new quest. That's what we do. Best of luck to you.