Whirlpool Gold Accuwave System built September '08, purchased in December '08.
Serial # TRW3626483
Two days ago it stopped working. It turns on, lights on, just doesn't heat at
all. There was a clicking sound, almost like there was a bad connection. The
sound wasn't loud but it was there. We messed with the filter which lead to a
'F7' error message.
Anybody here have an opinion as to if it should be pitched and replaced or fixed?
Much thanks for any responses in advance.
I'd find out the minimum cost to check it out. If you can have it
diagnosed for $25 and fixed for less than $100, fix it. Anything more
is not worth investing in after five years. You can get a pretty good
new one for less than $200 or even a basic model for $75.
Abt has a good reputation and good prices.
replying to Ed Pawlowski , Clark W Griswold wrote:
Thanks for the quick response, Ed. When I filled out the repair form through
Whirlpool's site, the local repair firm chosen came with a $125 chart for
diagnosis. At that point we thought we'd just get a new one. But we found
someone in town who is also certified to fix Whirlpool that will charge $50.
They are coming out Wednesday. So we are rolling the dice with $50. We shall
Thanks again for your response, Ed. Greatly appreciated!
At least tell him that the offset wobbler is
off the shimmyshaft inside the Framistat
valve. Needs to be soaked in red lantern oil
to clean it up, relubricate the clutch,and
it will be fine to fight another day. Now,
run that up the flag pole and see if anyone
Christopher A. Young
Learn about Jesus
On 8/27/2013 7:17 AM, The Daring Dufas wrote:
Me and my late friend GB would often not charge old folks on a fixed,
limited income when diagnosing a problem for them. Their families would
pitch in for the repair and we would wind up with a few more customers
who didn't mind paying full price. There have been times when we'd find
something turned off when some kid played with the outdoor circuit
breaker or it was just tripped. If I go on a commercial service call and
find something unplugged or a breaker tripped, it's full price. ^_^
A service call is a service call.
The service man has to drive to your location and spend the time to
check out your appliance. $50 today is a bargain - most charge $65 or
My minimum service charge is a half hour @ $50 per hour. The clock
starts when I leave my door and stops when I leave yours - so I am
paid full rate for one direction only. That means $25 minimum - and
$50 if it takes half an hour to get there.
If you drop it off at my door it is straight time. Diagnostics are
On 8/27/2013 11:36 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I charge $65/hr for HVAC/electrical/appliance and $85/hr for telecom,
data and electronic equipment service calls. Of course I can't work that
much anymore but I'm getting stronger the more I get back out there. ^_^
On 8/27/2013 9:12 PM, email@example.com wrote:
For a good customer who I do a lot of work for, I give them a discount
down to $50/hr and me and my late friend GB would charge old folks or
low income people $50 for a service call and not hit them up for an
hourly charge. We helped a lot of people out because we knew they didn't
have a lot of money and someone needed to help them so we did it. I'm
not doing any residential work now because of the poor physical shape
I'm in and I can't work everyday so I help my roommate with commercial
installations and service calls. We had a couple of young guys helping
us today, one was 50 and the other was 20. ^_^
Wish I lived a bit closer. I'm sure I'd learn a
lot from you, and your customers need a young
fellow like me to do the jobs that your body
just won't allow. If the 20 year old has work
ethic, he may do some good for the world.
I really hate seeing otherwise good appliances
and such go to the landfill.
Christopher A. Young
Learn about Jesus
On 8/27/2013 10:39 PM, The Daring Dufas wrote:
Thanks for the offer but neither me or the guys I work with can afford
to pay anyone right now. We're basically in survival mode until the
economy picks up.
A friend of mine who owns a service company and metal working/welding
shop is almost as disabled as I am so we're getting together to work
out of his shop and find younger folks who want to learn. His youngest
son is going to go to HVAC school to learn the basics and we can fill
in the knowledge and experience gaps so he can work on his own someday.
There are some other projects we want to do that we can do sitting down
without having to climb ladders. Since modern HVAC control systems are
becoming more complicated with much more energy management and internet
connectivity, I can teach youngsters how to handle those systems but it
will be a slow start and perhaps both of us will survive long enough to
get things going good on their own. ^_^
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