Published by subscription only, by Dave’s Repair
©2007 All Rights Reserved
WHO ELSE WOULD LIKE THIS NEWSLETTER?
If you enjoy this issue, you're welcome to forward it
to any friends or associates who might find it useful.
Or just point them toward this website to subscribe.
(There's an unsubscribe link in every issue if it's not
your cuppa tea) Thanks!
A Special 'Hello' to new subscribers! What a great bunch of friends
I ‘meet’ every day with this project! Great to have you onboard!
In this issue:
1) The Calypso washer - a sad commentary on reliability testing
2) Try ''Insider Secrets to Selling on eBay'' (Derek Gehl) for 99 cents!
3) Subscribers-only 'Two or More Ship Free' parts sale extended!
4) Appliance Glossary project: what do you think? Improvements?
(I haven't forgotten that we were talking about
repairs way, way back <grin>). We'll get back to the subject soon,
I promise! My life's a little crazy right now, and I have to keep these
issues as short as possible. My sincere apologies)
The Best Web Host is also the Biggest!
I Love These
1) I get a lot of questions about the
Whirlpool/Kenmore Calypso washers
(and have scrapped a lot of them! ) and thought we should talk about
The Calypso is yet another one of those new ideas that I got excited
when I first saw it at Whirlpool service school years ago, but I'm sorry
say it's turned out to be a real disappointment.
A quick summary of their more common problems, and reasons I can no
longer recommend spending any money on repairing one:
Original controller board software caused too much 'fluff' time at the
of the wash cycle, causing nutator rim seal scuffing/powdering and
fix: replace controller assy and nutator (very expensive)
Original pump motor had too little torque, causing pumpout 'FL' errors
from lint buildup in the pump the original motor couldn't overcome.
fix: replace pump/motor assy with new style (very expensive)
Center 'leveller' assy leaks and latch spring breakage.
fix: replace center seal/leveller, and often U-joint assy, too. (very
There were some other less major issues, too, but you get the idea. Too
bad, because these are terrific looking machines, like the GE Profiles,
just don't make it in the real world.
I'm learning not to get too enthused about a brand new design until it's
around for 5 years or more! The lesson here is, never, ever, buy a brand
new design appliance, no matter how terrific it looks or is 'hyped'. Let
in the real world for a few years before deciding.
That's not negative or pessimistic, just a realist's
attitude in today's world.
And until manufacturers go back to doing long-term 'real world'
testing, that simple rule will save us all a lot of money and
2) Folks ask me every day how to get started making
money online. My answer's
always the same: 'start with Ebay'. And here's the best way to learn how
that the right way:
Dan and Christine Millar were looking to start their lives over. Dan had
been in a plane crash that had left him with a serious head injury, and
forced to quit his office job.
So they decided to give eBay a try. And in their first 8 months, they
more than $100,000 in sales!
Was their success due to pure luck, or some kind of "fluke"?
Not at all!
Dan and Christine used Derek Gehl's proven eBay success system -- the
step-by-step system Derek's elite team of expert eBay PowerSellers have
using to teach their students to build their own successful eBay
(Many of their students start making an extra $1,000 to $10,000 a month,
a matter of WEEKS!)
Now, for a limited time, you can test-drive this proven eBay profit
system for a
full 30 days -- for just 99 cents!
So if you're keen to learn how you can use eBay to start making an extra
to $120,000 a year in just weeks -- then I suggest you
CLICK HERE and check it
out right away!
3) You've put up with my rambling for so long
(some of you for the entire 5+ years!
Wow! What endurance!), I continually look for ways to try to say
'thank you' for
your incredible support. So I'll start by extending the '2 or more
ship free' special
again this month.
A bunch of you took advantage of me the last 2 months ;-), so again
September, I'll throw in the shipping and handling on any two or
more online products,
to any US address. But only for DRSNews subscribers, and only during
And this has to be limited to US subscribers for now.
So here's the deal: Buy any two or more items from the website this
'mix and match', and I'll ship them free, Priority Mail (it's
Looks like this might become a permanent 'perk' for subscribers, or
for future paid 'insider' members (oops! Almost let a cat out of a
One of the rewards I get from writing this
newsletter is all the encouragement
you all (y'all to you guys down south) have been to me over the
years. I want
you to know I appreciate you, and this is just one small 'thank you'
that I can
throw your way.
PS - Feel free to send me any other ideas you might have for
I can add for you!
4) I'm still working on the glossary project on the
website as time allows, and would
love your opinions and advice. The text portions are finished and some
illustrations added. I call it a 'glossary of appliance terms', and hope
include a lot more pictures. And when I get it 'tweaked', it'll be
available as one
pdf file for easy download. That's where you come in.
Please let me know what you think when you get a chance. Any ideas you
improvements, changes, more ease of use, terms you'd like to see added,
There's been a lot of demand for something like this; sort of an
encyclopedia of terms used in appliance service every day. I tend to
everyone knows what I'm talking about, but it can get confusing. This
an attempt to list the common (and not so common) words and phrases used
Just click here
to have a look. Thanks in advance for your help!
As always, if you have any topics you’d like to see
discussed here or covered in
an online article, let me know and I’ll do
my best to oblige. And don't forget those testimonials! Many thanks to
those of you who've already sent yours in!
May God richly bless you and yours,
Dave’s Repair Service
New Albany, PA
My Boss's Life was Pre-written!
1 Corinthians 15:3, 4
Parts orders for items not posted here on the website
(The largest appliance parts inventory in the world!):
Note: Nearly all 5-1/2 years of DRSNews back issues are now available
to subscribers (only)! Sign up today -
Copyright 2007, www.DavesRepair.com
, All Rights Reserved
This information may be reprinted and distributed freely, but
only in its entirety, including this message.