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DurhamAppliance's Blog > Never Worry or How To Approach Any Repair With Confidence.

Posted DurhamAppliance on 09 August 2013 - 11:10 PM

Went to a range repair last week. Old electric Frigidaire drop-in. Not much info to be found. One burner not working. No worries I say, for I am DurhamAppliance.

Didn't have a manual and never disassembled one of these before... no worries I say, .. How hard can it be?

Get out there and discovered it uses those really thick swivel style burners.... N...

DurhamAppliance's Blog > Frigidaire Refrigerator Survival Kit

Posted DurhamAppliance on 09 February 2014 - 10:29 PM

Finding Frigidaire manuals is a bit different from other manufacturers.
The Style and manufacture date are more important than the model number.

Once you know the manufacture date for a fridge, simply pick the last manual produced before that date. If you don't know the date, you can always click here ,http://b2b.frigidaire.com/support/manuals.asp a...

Samurai Appliance Repair Man's Blog > Team Samurai Heading off to the Old Country

Posted Samurai Appliance Repair Man on 26 May 2015 - 07:24 AM

Well, mah Bruvahs, Mrs. Samurai finally convinced me that we needed to take a vacation. It's been decades since we've taken a true vacation that wasn't a business trip in disguise.

The past couple of years have been especially intense and transformative ones for Team Samurai (me, Mrs. Samurai, and our two sons Stephen and Sam) with the creation and devel...

Samurai Appliance Repair Man's Blog > Appliantology is Changing with the Times

Posted Samurai Appliance Repair Man on 26 March 2015 - 09:18 PM

It's a great time to be a Professional Appliantologist at Appliantology!

A lot has changed at Appliantology.org over the years! We've gone from being a site that focused on helping DIYers to a site focused on supporting the professional tech community.

In the past, one of the ways this site supported and funded itself was through parts sales to DIYers....

Patricio's Blog > Dishwasher Pain In The Hose

Posted Patricio on 16 December 2014 - 10:53 PM

Dishwashers can be a pain to diagnose correctly. A recent example is a Samsung DMT400 RHS that gave me a fit with the delicate blinking light corresponding to a drain problem. Used the fast tract for diagnostics.

Reset control board (Unplug/Replug unit), put into diagnostics & went thru cycles with drain cycle toward end of service mode. Unit drained...

DurhamAppliance's Blog > Repairing Samsung Fridges, Simplicity to Supremacy Pt 1

Posted DurhamAppliance on 18 May 2014 - 05:48 AM

I hope this helps you kick some Samsung Fridge Bootay!


On a Samsung repair, the First thing you do is talk with the customer about the problem. DO NOT open or let customer open the doors or unplug the fridge. "Ma'am, don't touch the fridge. Only the facts, please."

The second thing you MUST do with Samsungs is "talk to the fridge." Again do not op...

Samurai Appliance Repair Man's Blog > The Appliantology Academy's Appliance Tech Boot Camp, Coming This Spring

Posted Samurai Appliance Repair Man on 31 January 2014 - 08:43 PM

Question : what's one job skill that cannot be outsourced to India or China?

Answer : home services.

Looking to get in on the glamour life of being a professional appliance repair technician but you don't have the time or the money to travel somewhere and be gone for a few weeks at a time? Now you can learn appliance repair at your own pace right online...

Samurai Appliance Repair Man's Blog > The Big Three Deadly Dishwasher Mistakes

Posted Samurai Appliance Repair Man on 10 September 2013 - 01:44 PM

Deadly Mistake Numero Uno: Using a gel detergent or powered detergent that is old or has already gotten wet.

The main tasks of a detergent are to remove soil from surfaces and prevent the re-deposits of soils on the surfaces. The best detergent formulations will be powdered. Do not use gels or liquid detergents.

Why powdered detergent? Because in toda...

Samurai Appliance Repair Man's Blog > How to Troubleshoot Any Appliance

Posted Samurai Appliance Repair Man on 22 August 2012 - 07:48 AM

I've heard a lot of appliance techs complain that the reason they can't fix more appliances on service calls is because they don't get enough training from their company or from the manufacturers. I'm here to tell you that you can get all the appliance training in the world and still be nothing more than a trained monkey unless you have one crucial skill:...

Smashycomman's Blog > The Alliance of Appliantology!

Posted Smashycomman on 19 June 2015 - 01:31 AM

LONG AGO IN A DISTANT LAND..

The people were happy. They had not a care in the world. They thought their beloved appliances would always behave. They woke up in the morning to the quiet hum of refrigerators, keeping their daily meals nice and fresh. They used washers and dryers to clean clothes to pristine condition. They used the microwaves to heat th...

MicaBay's Semi Knowlegable Blog > Part deception

Posted MicaBay on 21 April 2015 - 12:37 AM

Recently, I needed to put two infinite burner switches in a Frigidaire slide in range. These switches were for the two large burners. Installed them, and did the simple but basic tests. Both burners now working, customer is happy, :blinky: , I'm happy. I collect my beer :pint1: money for the day and off to other adventures.

Customer calls back next...

Samurai Appliance Repair Man's Blog > Samurai's 12 Laws of Appliance Repair

Posted Samurai Appliance Repair Man on 17 April 2013 - 02:30 PM

Samurai's Ichiban Law of Appliance Repair : Never replace a part unless you have proof that the part is bad.

This distinguishes the Samurai School of Appliantology  from the Monkey Boy School of Appliance Repair . When I replace an appliance part, it's because I have proven that the part is bad. This proof could be something subtle, like an electrical me...

Samurai Appliance Repair Man's Blog > A Powerful and Portable Information Tool for Professional Appliantologists

Posted Samurai Appliance Repair Man on 16 February 2013 - 08:50 AM

If you've been doing appliance repair as a Professional Appliantologist for any length of time, you've probably struggled through something similar to all these situations:

- You're trying to fix an Electrolux range but you can't even figure out how to take it apart so you can troubleshoot.

- You need to put a Whirlpool Duet washer into diagnostic mode...

Patricio's Blog > Tenacity when it does not make sense

Posted Patricio on 08 June 2015 - 09:10 AM

Sometimes after all the diagnostics it still does not make sense. Case in point.

Worked on an Kenmore style VMW where complaint was dead machine. Initial observation machine just sat there blinking sensing light. Put machine into Error diagnostics where Error code was F7-E5 shifter fault.

Next step put unit into manual diagnostics. Spin & agit...

tpoindexter's Blog > How to test motor speeds (RPM)

Posted tpoindexter on 13 May 2015 - 11:11 AM

I was talking with another tech this morning about checking RPM. this brought up the subject of strobes. As we were
discussing strobes it occurred to me someone had probably created an app with RPM already. Shazaaam!!! :woot:

Here's a app that will allow you to test RPM on fans. You can also test motor rpm, if, you place a mark on the shaft.
https://itun...

applianceman97's Blog > Bosch Schematic Basics

Posted Applianceman97 on 29 April 2015 - 10:45 AM

This is mainly for anybody that is new to working on Bosch products. Their schematics can be intimidating. Here is how decode them.


http://youtu.be/-ssDNgzjZTU

DurhamAppliance's Blog > Video Tip #1 : Oven door glass has continuity?

Posted DurhamAppliance on 28 November 2014 - 03:54 PM

This is the first in a series of short video tips.

First up is a tip passed on to me from Applianceman97. It's info he recently acquired in a training class. Even with all the knowledge bro A97 has, he continues to train and attend classes. A superior tech who continues to up his game is an unstoppable force. We're lucky to have him share his knowledg...

DurhamAppliance's Blog > The Things You Don't Know

Posted DurhamAppliance on 24 August 2014 - 01:49 AM

I'm sure some of you wonder why I'm always preaching about being prepared, scanning service manuals/tech sheets, looking for bulletins, reading pertinent posts etc prior to going on a repair. I think the following best illustrates my reason:

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Samurai Appliance Repair Man's Blog > Want an Interesting and Lucrative Career? Skip College and Go Into Appliance Repair!

Posted Samurai Appliance Repair Man on 25 July 2014 - 05:03 PM

I was born in 1960. Both my parents were first-generation Americans, offspring of immigrants; my moms's side from Greece and my dad's side from Ireland via Canada. When I was growing up, the Kool-Aid was that you had to go college if you were going to be "somebody who mattered." My parents, both of the post-WWII Baby Boomer generation, totally drank that...

applianceman97's Blog > Whirlpool VMW Washer F7E5 drive system error.

Posted Applianceman97 on 16 June 2014 - 01:24 PM

By now most of us have encountered the F7 E5 error on the whirlpool VMW washers. But here's a blog on it anyway.

This is a drive motor error. When the machine is started the sensing part of the load starts and usually when this error is present the machine will shut down after a few seconds and the lid lock light starts flashing. This means the main boar...


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