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#1 BryanS

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 09:34 PM

https://www.amazon.c...VPRJJ32STDDRMM

It's kind of a tool for noobs like me. I really liked the second edition (2007) of this book. It has really helped me learn some of the other appliances I've never really worked on. This 3rd edition was released in 2012 and I had no idea. I've probably had this second edition since 2012 and never thought to look. Well the reviews for the 3rd are better than the 2nd. I went ahead and bought one. I guess we will see whats inside. It looks like may cover front loaders n stuff this 2nd edition doesn't.



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Posted 13 February 2014 - 09:43 PM

Also available in the Kindle edition:  https://www.amazon.c...7BH4Y762VB5HXE

 

I own both.  It's a good compendium of background information to have but lacking in some practical matters.  I'm going to use it as the "spine" text book for the Appliance Tech Boot Camp I'm putting together.  There will be required reading from the text in addition to the other, practical information I will be offering in the Boot Camp.



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Posted 13 February 2014 - 09:57 PM

Sweet. Yea. I like my books in physical form when I read :) My sister is the same way. She talked and talked about how she wanted a kindle. I bought her one for her birthday a few years back and she went back to paper books. I'm trying to prepare for master appliance tech certificate at the PSA convention. I did the practice exams and passed all but 3 sections on the first try with over a 90%+. Apparently I need some work on microwaves and gas stoves. The 3rd I failed was on water heaters, trash compactors, and garbage disposers. In my defense I never read or worked on garbage disposers or trash compactors. I passed it with a 90 the 2nd time after I read about them in that book. A certificate won't mean I'll be a master and be able to fix everything with ease of course, but it would be nice start when advertising for my business I think.. Otherwise I'll just certify on what I can pass.

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 10:48 AM

When you have passed the certification tests, this does not look too bad on your work shirt...............084.jpg...



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Posted 15 February 2014 - 10:49 AM

I want one!

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 11:18 AM

Any tips? Did you do the practice exams first?

#7 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 12:20 PM

My customers are always impressed when I walk into their home wearing my Banzai headband.   

 

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 12:28 PM

No practice exams........This is on one shirt sleeve...084.jpg......and this is on the other....patch-Copy.jpg...........Some customers raise a eye brow when they get the bill, I tap the Renton Tech. patch with the pen and say   "Two years of college and the other patch is for continuing education "........



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Posted 15 February 2014 - 12:38 PM

Nice. I have 2 years college but it's for hvac. I don't think there any appliance programs around here :(

My customers are always impressed when I walk into their home wearing my Banzai headband.

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Nothing says "Don't give me any crap about my pricing" like some guy with Samurai delusions walking into your home. Helps to snarl and speak in one-syllable low tones, too.


Haha. There is no way I could wear that into a customers home :)

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 03:09 PM

I keep reading about the ''Boot Camp''. When will it be available? I have that book also. Because I am just starting to get interested in appliance repair ,I thought it might help.So far I like it o.k..



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Posted 16 February 2014 - 03:11 PM

i rented that book from the library years ago. The thing that concerned me was a 2007 book on appliances did not address ADC systems in fridges that had been in use since 2001. I hope the 2012 book addresses appliances closer to its publication date.

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Posted 16 February 2014 - 03:22 PM

i rented that book from the library years ago. The thing that concerned me was a 2007 book on appliances did not address ADC systems in fridges that had been in use since 2001. I hope the 2012 book addresses appliances closer to its publication date.


True. I didn't read the refrigeration section much since I was specialized in them already. I know what you mean how they don't address some of the newer stuff. They also tend to use only Whirlpool model types more often in the pictures. I should have my third edition on Tuesday. Maybe he had been putting the whole book together since 2000 :) Who knows. I vote for a Samurai Appliance Repair textbook to be made! It comes with a free headband.

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 08:37 AM

Those patches are cool. But you have to move out the way, make room and let the tech wearing one of our Pulp Fiction inspired badges walk the through...




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Posted 18 February 2014 - 09:53 AM

I have my name on my patch... 27 years of training for a name like that!



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Posted 18 February 2014 - 11:34 AM

I just show them my scars, at least the ones that are visible.  "Appliance man bleeds on the inside!" 



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Posted 18 February 2014 - 02:24 PM

My third editon is finally here. Wow this book is almost twice as big as the second edition. 1200ish pages.

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 09:10 PM

It even has a chapter with error codes listed. That should prove useful since I mainly know refrigerator codes and not many other appliances. On page 458 already.

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 01:56 PM

I have a Kindle Fire and bought the electronic edition for my upcoming course. I'm going back and buy the hard cover book as some of the wiring diagrams are hard to make out and if you expand them, they just get blurrier.


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