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#313798 Roper RED4440VQ1 Dryer

Posted by Patricio on 19 February 2015 - 10:04 PM

My money is on the timer. Roper RED444* have been the cheap mexican made timer for all problems I have encountered.


Posted by Patricio on 19 February 2015 - 10:00 PM

Microswitch can fail easily anytime.    They are cheap.  If you are in there replacing wax motor why not replace the switch.  Again they are cheap.  Cheap insurance for a call back.  You should be making good money why be cheap yourself in not replacing.  I have never understood why be cheap.   Be thorough...replace inexpensive cheap parts in the process of doing a repair.   


Posted by Patricio on 18 February 2015 - 10:51 PM

I have done a couple with symptoms like you describe.  Changed out the wax motor & cleaned it up in that area.  Also put new microswitch in.   Worked like champs after that.

#313358 why is this fridge control board so cheap?

Posted by Patricio on 13 February 2015 - 11:07 PM

You don't even want to get me started on Sears Parts.  They ain't nothing but lying bastards. 

#313277 Got my AllDolly

Posted by Patricio on 12 February 2015 - 08:45 PM

I put forth this question:  Any Tech out there who owns this tool have any regrets in purchasing it?   Please speak up.

#313098 Thermador fridge - intermittent no ice T36IT71NNP/02

Posted by Patricio on 09 February 2015 - 10:47 PM

I have a whipass yell & an Irish dance Jig when I conquer something new.    Yee--haw 

#313008 Cabrio inner basket removal tool

Posted by Patricio on 08 February 2015 - 11:32 PM

All dolly is next on planned agenda maybe another 2 months. Have not had the need yet like I did couple weeks ago for the Jay tool. By the way I am needing an air sled in a couple of weeks. Guess what was just delivered to the house.

#313002 Cabrio inner basket removal tool

Posted by Patricio on 08 February 2015 - 08:33 PM

You know I was a naysayer at first because I see very few of these machines.  I knew the trouble it is to pull a tub. I have a few bearing jobs under my belt.   It changed drastically when I got 2 calls in the same day for the cabrio SD  & LD code.    Started fighting the 1st machine with the SD code  and 30 minutes in to it I realized it was  fight That I  needed more muscle, grit, & time than I was willing to spend at the moment.


    Talked to some of my brothers on Voxer & while conversing I talked myself into calling Jay.    Glad I did, he answered my call immediately & was shipping me the tool the next morning which was Saturday whereas I received it the following Tuesday priority mail.   Paid $165 total.  My first use of  the JT was to finish pulling the tub at a original quote of $220 to replace just the hub. The job covered the tool & hub expense leaving me a gross profit of less than $50.  Ok 


The 2nd tub pull was pure gross profit of $220 at little over a hours time.  $$$$$ in my eyes, I am advertising for Cabrio's now.   My back does not ache, no beating or straining on the tub which looks bad in clients eyes for sure, & I act the professional that I am.   The tool rates up there with my ice maker tester, fluke meters, McColloch steamer,  etc. for getting the job done professionally with the least hassle.  It also rates up there with the Samurai Tech Academy courses I have taken (a honest opinion plug for Scott)


I bet Jay is already trying to fabricate adapters to fit this tool so as to make it more versatile.    To end this post the reason for the SD code was 2 parts, a worn hub & a bra wire between the basket & tub.  The 2nd Cabrio with the LD code was the use of to much detergent, the sump coin catcher was gunked up with so much soap debri I had to scrap it with my putty knife which took longer than pulling the basket.   Money well spent in the quest to be the best in my parts.    The Jay tool exceeds all claims made for it plus Jay has dropped the price to get into your truck.    Patricio

#312702 Customers "great" idea

Posted by Patricio on 04 February 2015 - 11:20 PM

I had a GE frigerator that was in a pantry closet up off the floor.   Called for a defrost problem.  I addressed the concern about having to pull it out to service the condenser fan possibly one day.  She said no problem.  She took me out to the garage where instead of sheet rock she had a sheet of plywood which was held in place with pins.  She promptly pulled the plywood off & there was access to the compressor & condenser which was a foot off the floor.    She had thought that one out.

#312466 Cabrio inner basket removal tool

Posted by Patricio on 31 January 2015 - 10:54 PM

Received Jay's Tool the following Tues, priority mail.  Did not get to use it until Friday.   It was a pain to get the agitator plate off.  The lower part of the hub assembly would not budge so I knew the basket was cemented in.   I used the tool, I could feel how stuck the basket was as I cranked on the extracting bolt.


  TJays tool did not flinch a bit.  That stubborn tub did not have a chance,  Inch by inch it crawled up the basket spindle until finally free it was.    That was one of the worse rusted & corroded spindles I have seen.    Whipped that Kenmore Brazos in nothing flat.   That job paid for the parts, tool, & then some.  


Most of all it paid for my back,  that is most important.  Skeptical at first because I balked at the cost of tool not thinking what the real cost would be without it.   Well worth the money & now I go looking for the old style Cabrios not dreading the job anymore able to cut the time in half & can quote the job at a lower cost so as not have so many turndowns.    Good money to be made with Jay's tool.


  A big Thank you Jay & My wife thanks you.

#312005 Cabrio inner basket removal tool

Posted by Patricio on 25 January 2015 - 09:58 PM

I see very few & about half of my clients opt for a new machine after quoting the book price.    Those that I have replaced I use PB blaster which is an excellent solvent It has not been that time consuming getting the tub off (for me anyway).


In purchasing a new tool I have criterion that must be passed.  

  •  Am I going to make money or break even on the job I initially going to use it on.  
  •  Do I see in the future a lot of jobs needing that tool whereas I can make a profit. Example is the tool for the Maytag Neptune bearing replacement tool.  When is the last time you replaced one of those bearings.
  •  Is it going to pass my wife's scrutiny for need of this tool.  She is co owner

Sorry Jay I can not justify the expense of a tool used for only one brand of machine that I see as not in production any more.   I am saving that $200 for purchasing an 'ALL Dolly' which I would use more often in my business.   Best of luck in sales to others that see more Cabrio direct drives.  It looks like a high quality tool, but not for me at this point in time.


Well I made 2 back to back Cabrio service calls last week.  One is a Sd code where I had hell removing the agitator.  I decided to call Jay & have him send me one of his Jay tools.  The 2nd Cabrio has a roaring bearing (listened over the phone) where I gave a quote & am waiting for their reply in the next day or two.  The last Cabrio I did a bearing Job was 4 months ago & I spent a good 30 minutes wresting the tub.    I chose the easier route this time,  maybe I will get lucky & start seeing more of these units.   


By the way Jay was very courteous & pleasant the 2 times I have talked to him first conversation was months ago, i tried to persuade him to join our Appliantology Voxer group.   This second time    I called Friday afternoon to purchase the tool  & he had it shipped Saturday morning.   That in itself is a good value to me.    I will update when jobs are completed.

#309730 Bosch dishwasher SHE43F15UC-60

Posted by Patricio on 17 December 2014 - 11:33 PM

2 to 3 hours in labor saved not to mention the cost of  replacement sump assembly because this capacitor    Attached File  1-20141211_121019.jpg   14.35KB   0 downloads     failed.  


By purchasing this capacitor & using epoxy to glue a bolt to it I spent about fifteen minutes total time & $6.00 for the capacitor    Attached File  1-20141217_081037.jpg   15.47KB   0 downloads    to effectuate a repair & make a client very happy.    I would have loved to use an original replacement part,  but in this case it was cost prohibitive. 


The Bosch dishwasher is running like new with no one the wiser other than client & me.

#309681 Sealed System Repair

Posted by Patricio on 16 December 2014 - 10:56 PM

Site search sealed system topics,  lots of entries pro & con on this topic

#309674 Bosch dishwasher SHE43F15UC-60

Posted by Patricio on 16 December 2014 - 09:31 PM

Plugged  a 45 mf 300 volt capacitor (I believe it is a start capacitor) in temporarily & DW came alive.   I just epoxied a 1 inch bolt to the capacitor so I can bolt it in to the sump housing like the original. Tomorrow morning I will mount the bolted capacitor  & reinstall the unit.   Will update this posting next day or two whether it works or not.


I am glad the good lord gave me an analytical mind.

#309672 Samsung Dishwasher DMT400RHS/XAA

Posted by Patricio on 16 December 2014 - 09:14 PM

Spannewrench, exactly what I did.    Spent part of the afternoon dismantling this unruly beast.    Found what appears to be small feet of a cutting board (thanks Todd for the identification) hung in the hose from the pump to the case brake.   Fooled me because I could blow thru it easily.   With the friction of water the pump took too long to drain the sump & the feet would cause enough blockage to shut the unit at times.   That explained the unit randomly working then shutting down.


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