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In Topic: Sick of Not Making Any Money

14 November 2014 - 07:43 AM

Illinois is close to Ohio!


We just elected a new Governor.  Who knows maybe this guy may actually do a good job, and not go to jail like our past Governors.


We have plenty of work, and pay an hourly base (for the slow times which we haven't had in a  loong time) plus incentive % of total revenue.  We have been in business for 20yrs.


I agree with the others that it sounds like you have what it takes to strike out on your own as a 1 man show if you wanted.  Be careful of what you wish for


Just to play devils advocate and give my 2 cents I have been running my own business now for 20 yrs.  I have been a 1 man show at times, and have had 2-3 techs working for me also (people come and people go).  The issue of being on your own is if you get hurt or sick you are out of business and income other than disability.


It's good to be part of a team as long as it's a positive team that uses the synergy of the team.  No one person knows everything, and the team makes each individual stronger.


A business is only as good as the individual who owns it.  I respect people, and do my best to practice the Golden Rule, but I am human and make mistakes as everyone.


If you have any question PM me


Brian T

In Topic: JGD8130ADB Jennair gas downdraft

18 October 2014 - 05:51 PM

Thanks for the manuals, but that's not the one I'm looking for.  I haven't been able to find it.

Must have been a short run or something.  I did the job today, had to replace burner valves.  Not a huge deal, but I was thinking there was  simpler way.


This unit the burner valve are mounted in a "pod" circular gas dome connected directly to the incoming gas supply.  I'm surprised the AGA or whoever was OK with the design.


Anyway got it done OK, just can't believe can't find manual on this one.  I've looked everywhere I can think of.


Thanks again for the assistance.


Brian T

In Topic: JGD8130ADB Jennair gas downdraft

18 October 2014 - 06:29 AM

looking for full manual with dis assembly details.  I know I did this once before a long time ago.  I made it harder than it had to be, didn't want to make the same mistake again.  Can't remember what the deal was, hoping to view manual for reference

In Topic: circuit board standoff tool

07 October 2014 - 06:51 AM

Hate to burst his bubble, but I just use a short piece of 1/4" copper.  Serves same purpose, works great.

In Topic: Sub Zero Model 590 - Fridge not cooling. Please Help.

06 October 2014 - 07:32 AM

You said frost is definitely heavier at top.  The frost pattern should be even from top to bottom and the entire coil should be frosted.  Sounds like you have a sealed system issue.


The Freezer is irrelevant to the refrigerator on this unit as the Fresh food section has it's own compressor and sealed system.


A 590 should have a valve on the compressor process tube.  A qualified Tech can connect gauges to the unit and should find pressure around +5# to +12#,  I am assuming you will likely find the unit in a vacuum indicating a leak in the sealed system.  When this happens the unit will build up ice if the mechanical cold control bulb is in the ice it will not run.  Once it defrost enough it will run again,(off cycle defrost) which is why sometimes it will seem to cool.  


I would find  a Technician who is familiar with Sub Zero.  It's a basic refrigerator, but does have some unique settings such as the fan blade spacings which are critical for optimal operation.


You more than likely have an evaporator leak (black evaporator) was an unfortunate issue in the later years of this model series.  Serial numbers are important to identify which components were used on this specific unit.

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