If you’re looking to learn appliance repair, you might be asking yourself, “Where do I start?”
Yes, there are countless brand names, and if you take the time to make a list of home appliances, you’re likely to get overwhelmed quickly.
Fortunately, you do not need to learn how to fix every one of these appliances, and there are two reasons for that.
One, many appliances, regardless of the brand name, use similar schematics and designs. You don’t need to learn how to fix a Whirlpool dryer, and a GE dryer, and a Kenmore dryer. Instead, you need to learn how to fix common dryer issues. Most appliances break in similar ways, and it’s your job to become efficient at diagnosing and repairing those issues.
Two, you don’t need to take on every repair job under the sun! If you master your basic home appliance repairs, you’ll be running plenty of repair calls to make a decent living. When you get a repair call that sounds like more trouble than it’s worth, just say no thank you, and your next, more manageable repair call will be just around the corner.
So, what appliances should you start with?
Top 7 Appliances You Should Learn to Repair
Most homeowners own a dryer, and once a dryer gets to a certain age, it is bound to break. Our Trade Commander Appliance Repair Course introduces you to commonalities between all dryers, the different components, common problems, and more!
Another common household appliance is the washer. From timers and computers, to learning about seals, pumps, and drive systems, the Appliance Repair Course introduces you to the basics of repairing washers.
Surprisingly, even though they have changed quite a bit aesthetically, the basic components of refrigerators have not changed that much over the years. In the Appliance Repair Course, you’ll learn about compressors, system failures, air flow, defrost systems, and more.
4. Ice Makers
Learn what all Ice Makers have in common and how to diagnose water valves, leaks, and other common failures.
5. Ranges and Ovens
Another common appliance repair call our techs receive is for ranges and ovens. Learn about gas and electric components, open burner and glass cooktops, and more.
Nothing can be more annoying than running a load of dishes only to find they were not cleaned properly. As a repair technician, you can expect plenty of service calls for dishwashers. Learn the common failures, about pump replacements, and how to diagnose a poor cleaning cycle.
Now, you might be thinking, “Uncle Harry, electricity is not an appliance!” And in that, you are correct. But, all appliances run on electricity, and having a basic understanding of measuring voltage and current and knowing about switches and loads will go a long way in helping you handle your appliance repair calls.
In addition to the appliances above, our Trade Commander Appliance Repair Course will guide you through the basics –– learning what to charge for your services, how to choose service calls, and how to develop your own market and get your phone ringing!
So, what are you waiting for? Sign up today and start running some calls!