Most repairs are simple and require the use of only a few tools. It's helpful if you can read a wiring schematic, but not necessary, since many owners are "install-new-parts-and-see-if-the-washer-works" mechanics. Once you've owned your Laundromat for a while you'll discover that most machine failures are easy to trouble-shoot, with each brand of equipment having its own characteristic failures. Once you've learned the symptoms of your brand, the repairs are fast and easy. Some problems, however, are big enough that you need to ask a professional for help (bearing replacement,etc.)unless you are really into tools, maintenance manuals and repair classes. Some owners can do the repairs but prefer to use the abundant supply of qualified repair people who will work on an hourly basis at reasonable rates or on a monthly contract.
2. LAUNDROMAT PARTS AND SPECIALIZED REPAIRS
Once you own a Laundromat you get the fun of keeping the equipment operating. If you're thinking about buying a Laundromat and wonder if you have the potential to maintain your own machines, here's my two question test to see if you have what it takes. 1) Can you change the bag in your vacuum cleaner? If your answer is yes, you are capable of learning 50% of the skills necessary to maintain your Laundromat. 2) Can you change the rubber drive belt on your vacuum cleaner? If your answer is yes, you are capable of learning up to 99% of the skills necessary to maintain your Laundromat.
3. ONE DAY YOU MAY DO YOUR OWN REPAIRS
To keep your Laundromat operating properly here are three things that owners should know. First, make sure you find a good repairman. Second, make sure you know where to get specialized repairs. Third, learn to do some repairs yourself.
KEEP YOUR LAUNDROMAT EQUIPMENT OPERATING
SERVICE & REPAIR PEOPLE IN CALIFORNIA
1. WASHER & DRYER REPAIR PEOPLE