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Offline bfd_ast

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Starting Appliance Repair Bis. Need Help
« on: June 27, 2010, 02:25:41 PM »

I am starting a mobile repair bis but not till the end of the year. My question is what tools do I need to get started. I want to go ahead and get that started so I have everything when I start the business.

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Re: Starting Appliance Repair Bis. Need Help
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2010, 02:33:31 PM »
What you planning on fixing?
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Re: Starting Appliance Repair Bis. Need Help
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2010, 03:28:03 PM »
Here are some special appliance repair tools you may want to get depending on what your going to work on.

Appliance Repair Tools
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Re: Starting Appliance Repair Bis. Need Help
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2010, 03:51:11 PM »
I for one think it would be great if you let us know the steps you take in starting your own appliance repair business.

You could post here with each step you take.

Think how helpful it would be to others that will be looking for information on starting a appliance repair business.

In doing so you may also make new contacts that can help you along the way.
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Re: Starting Appliance Repair Bis. Need Help
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2010, 04:00:11 PM »
Well I just started the penn foster appliance course. I want to be able to repair refrigerators, window units, stoves, hot water heaters, washer dryers, and other small appliances. I will post each step I take in the process. There is a need in the future for repairmen in the nearby parish.

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Re: Starting Appliance Repair Bis. Need Help
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2010, 04:59:36 PM »
Well I just started the penn foster appliance course. I want to be able to repair refrigerators, window units, stoves, hot water heaters, washer dryers, and other small appliances. I will post each step I take in the process. There is a need in the future for repairmen in the nearby parish.

Penn foster appliance course? Are you talking about this one?

Appliance Repair Program

I will be looking forward to hearing about the steps you take to start your appliance repair business. Including what you think of the Penn Foster Appliance Repair Program.

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Re: Starting Appliance Repair Bis. Need Help
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2010, 06:41:37 PM »
That will be the one!! I had a friend do the electrician course and he liked it so I'm gonna try it for appliances.

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Re: Starting Appliance Repair Bis. Need Help
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2010, 06:56:34 PM »
Try it dude. And if you need any assistance ask away.
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Re: Starting Appliance Repair Bis. Need Help
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2010, 10:57:54 PM »
Thanks right now I'm trying to get a idea of the tools I need hand tools, electric tools that sort of thing. I want to try to piece together my tools so it is not a lot of money at one time. A list or a page I can go to to get it. THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP!!

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Re: Starting Appliance Repair Bis. Need Help
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2010, 09:04:05 AM »
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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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

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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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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.