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Understanding Tech Sheets


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#1 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 08:09 AM

Tech sheets are very brief but essential documentation of the key information needed to troubleshoot an appliance. They typically include such information as wiring diagrams and schematics, timing charts, resistance values of key components, ladder diagrams, etc.

Most appliances sold in Ameedica today have a technician's cheat sheet (or "tech sheet) cleverly hidden inside them somewhere. Finding it sometimes be a challenge all by itself. But then once you do find it, you've got to know how to read it, understand it, and interpret it. This excellent tutorial from Whirlpool Corporation can help you understand and use a tech sheet to troubleshoot and fix your appliances: 

 

Understanding Tech Sheets 



Recommended reading: Making Basic Electrical Measurements


Edited by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, 19 August 2014 - 11:04 AM.


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Posted 06 January 2006 - 03:17 AM

This is very useful, is ther one for maytag?

I'm having a lot of problems with my Maytag Washers/Dryer machine bec of over use that is:)

 

#3 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 06 January 2006 - 09:55 AM

Dear grasshopper, oh grasshopper... a tech sheet is a tech sheet is a tech sheet. If you understand one, you understand 'em all. The essence of your question reveals that you have not snatched the pebbles from my hand. Now you must walk the red hot stones.

#4 Lurker_TheMechanic_*

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 05:42 AM

Is there anymore material that goes in-depth a little more.  Maybe a little more easier to understand.

#5 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 05:53 AM

TheMechanic wrote:

... goes in-depth a little more ...a little more easier to understand.

These are mutually exclusive criteria! You are saying, in effect, "I don't even understand the material contained in the wonderful document that you have so thoughtfully posted for me yet, I was wondering if, perchance, you have something even more technically complex and bewildering?"

To which I sagaciously reply, "Dear grasshopper, oh grasshopper, know ye not that ye are babes who must suckle milk before ye are ready for the full meat of wisdom? Go, therefore, and imbibe deeply on the pearls that I, even I the Samurai, have posted unto thee."

Can I hear an, "Amen?"

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 07:47 AM

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#7 RedToryTy

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 05:12 PM

Oh, merciful and wise Sensei, please post another link for me, a lowly grasshopper, because the scoundrel to whom you have linked us for tech sheet information has dishonored you by removing the link. Do as you will with him, but educate we lowly grasshoppahs. Domo.
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#8 LLAMBERT

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 12:20 PM

And remember, when you are done with the tech sheet "THOU SHALL RETURN IT TO THE PROPER PLACE UNDER PENALTY OF DEATH"
Why? I came into this game for the action, the excitement. Go anywhere, travel light, get in, get out, wherever there's trouble, a man alone. Now they got the whole country sectioned off, you can't make a move without a form

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Posted 08 March 2011 - 01:42 AM

Can I hear an, "Amen?"



How 'bout a "Hello Newman !"
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#10 certified tech group 51

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 10:40 AM

Ya go over to the customers home to repair the dishwasher and the tech sheet is missing. Ya gotta ask the customer " Where is the tech. sheet"???? The customer says " I removed it so it will not get lost "......... I say " do you have it " ?? The customer says " I can't find it"...... :wallbash: Visualize hands around customers throat.... OR, how about you are putting the tech sheet back in the sleeve on the toe plate and the customer says " I'll take that and put it with the rest of my paperwork"... I sez " No, I will put it here, the next technician will be look for it here "......Customer sez." But it will get lost under there "........ You almost end up in a tugging match over the tech. sheet. <_<

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 09:34 AM

"THOU SHALL RETURN IT TO THE PROPER PLACE UNDER PENALTY OF DEATH"


Or just add it to my colletion of tech sheets that I'll never look at again...

We, the unwilling, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much, for so long, with so little, we are now qualified to do anything with nothing.

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#12 tommytech

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 12:56 PM

AMEN!! ALWAYS always AND NEVER NEVER REMOVE TECH SHEET!!




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