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Kenmore washer 110.28032701 spin basket will not float,binds.


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#1 NCARepair

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 07:11 PM

Machine gives an OL code during wash. Found spin basket binding on drive shaft and not floating up to allow agititator to move freely. I was able to free it up but it still occasionally sticks. I am going to order a spin basket. Does anybody have experience with this problem? Should ii also order the shaft kit?

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 06:53 AM

You will find the shaft is rusted, and yes you should install the kit. Actually, you probably don't need the basket, just clean it up real good when you have it out.
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Posted 18 August 2012 - 10:44 AM

Thanks. I will review the pinned thread on this and order the kit and tool. Figure about an hour on this job?

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 10:43 PM

Installed bearing and shaft kit. Machine works well. Took about 1 hour. Thanks for the help.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 06:20 AM

Part link to tub bearing shaft and seal kit for future readers ==> http://www.repaircli...0435302/2118925

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And the special installation tool ==> http://www.repaircli...0447783/2119011

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 08:57 PM

Ouch, $68 for the tool. I'd have to pass some of that on to the customer, not something I usually do, but in cases where I'm not likely to need it again for...? I dunno, could be a day, could be a year.
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Posted 15 September 2012 - 09:08 PM

Well of course you pass it on to the customer. All expenses are. Buy the tool, these will be good money makers. There are a bunch of these machines out there.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 12:36 AM

If you pass the cost of the tool to the customer, shouldn't the customer get to keep the tool? I had some new tires balanced last week. I'm glad the shop didn't charge me for the balancing machine. :ermm:

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 06:16 AM

The cost for new tools, training/continuing education, insurance, retirement/disability planning, etc., should all be built into your pricing structure. If you're using the Blue Book, it does this for you. If you're charging unrealistically low rates and depending on your wife's job for health insurance, you're running a hobby, not a business.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 08:44 AM

Name for me one successful business that does not pass on all costs of doing business? If you are not then you are subsidizing that customer, you may as well get your checkbook out and write them a check.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 02:52 PM

I think the question may have been, what percentage of the price of each special tool,
do you add to each required job .. ?
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#12 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 08:41 AM

I don't know about percentage but I know I'm charging enough on each job that I can acquire special tools and test equipment as needed. For example, I work on a lot of Dacor ranges. At some point, I needed to buy the Dacor-recommended Fluke 52 dual channel temperature meter at $260. I didn't directly pass that on to the customer for that job but that particular job went out at over $1,200. My average Dacor repair is $875. Most of that cost is in the technician skill fee. The cost of special test instruments, like the Fluke 52, are figured into the skill fee codes used in the Blue Book pricing. So each time that instrument is used, the customer pays something for it. Like when you go to the dentist and he charges you for the use of the x-ray machine. And the capital expense for tools and test instruments are tax-deductible. :)

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 11:50 PM

I take a small percentage of each revenue received & set it aside for purchasing tools/equipment I need/desire to make my job more efficient/easier. Sometimes I just purchase cause I have to have it to do the job. I needed the Samurai Appliance Repair Academy for both reasons. So I purchased a subscription. :thumbsup:
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