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Six Month Review

Six Month Review

I can’t believe it’s been six months since I successfully started my appliance repair business! I am surprised at some of the things I have learned along the way.  Many things have been easier than I thought, and a few harder. Here are a few things I have observed so [Read More]

Getting Past the Fear

Getting Past the Fear

With a few service calls under my belt I am finally starting to get past my initial fear of going into other people’s homes and fixing some appliance that I have never seen before. Honestly, I have a long way to go before I feel totally comfortable, but I was [Read More]

The Random Nature of Service Calls

The Random Nature of Service Calls

OK, I admit it, I’m a bit of a control freak.  I spend my life organizing and planning the events of my day. When studying appliance repair, I found myself choosing to study the appliances that I thought would be most in demand for repair FIRST and the least likely to [Read More]

It’s Not What You Study, It’s What the Customer Needs Fixed

It’s Not What You Study, It’s What the Customer Needs Fixed

Another service call came in, but this one threw me way off!  Customer says she has a GE microwave that is dead and wants to know if I can come take a look at it. I kept a cool tone, but my stomach was in a spin.  I knew I hadn’t touched ANY of the [Read More]

Ever Have That Feeling You’re Being Watched?

Ever Have That Feeling You’re Being Watched?

It was a conspiracy of ironic bad luck that sent me on my second ever service call.  I had no idea when I rang the doorbell just how challenging fate was going to make my next experience. It was not because the customer was some terrible jerk that demanded unreasonable [Read More]

My First Service Call (For Real) Part 2

My First Service Call (For Real) Part 2

The part came Fedex at around 1:00 PM the next day.  I called the customer and arranged to come by at 2:00 PM. When I got there, the customer let me find my way to the laundry room – we were old pals by now. There was a load of unwashed laundry in the washer waiting [Read More]

My First Service Call (For Real) Part 1

My First Service Call (For Real) Part 1

Today I got my first real service call.   (Thanks to the “dress rehearsal” last Thursday, I wasn’t half as nervous taking this one. ) It was a straightforward call.  The customer said his wife had broken the door latch on their Whirlpool Duet washer [Read More]

Appliance Repair Makes the Cut

Appliance Repair Makes the Cut

After realizing that appliance repair might be a good option, I started to look at it more closely. First, it’s not regulated, so you don’t need a license or a 4 year apprenticeship or anything like that.  Second, you can make some good money doing it.  So [Read More]

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The Next Level: High-End Parts Inventory

The Next Level: High-End Parts Inventory

My appliance repair business has been so successful, I am ready to expand – my parts inventory, that is. When I first [Read More]

How to Start an Appliance Repair Business

How to Start an Appliance Repair Business

I recently decided to start a major appliance repair business, and I succeeded. Here’s a recap of how I did it: [Read More]

Why Running My Own Business is My Dream Job

Why Running My Own Business is My Dream Job

Running my own appliance repair business is possibly the best job in the world.  I have a phone that rings, rates [Read More]

What Does it Take to Become an Appliance Repair Pro?

What Does it Take to Become an Appliance Repair Pro?

These are the phases I have been through as an appliance repair technican and what it took me to become a pro: [Read More]

Review of Uncle Harry’s Appliance Repair Training

Review of Uncle Harry’s Appliance Repair Training

I bought Uncle Harry’s appliance repair technician home study course and used it to successfully start my [Read More]

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