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#1 BryanS

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Posted 14 February 2015 - 09:16 PM

http://freds-applian...wire-tester-kit

It appears Fred's Appliance has made a set of these like the Whirlpool testers.

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Posted 14 February 2015 - 09:33 PM

It's  $66  cheaper, I wonder about the quality?


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Posted 14 February 2015 - 09:36 PM

No idea. I was just looking at their parts testers and saw those.

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Posted 14 February 2015 - 09:40 PM

$66 cheaper? I got my set for $80

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Posted 14 February 2015 - 09:42 PM

I bet it works the same and is probably a decent tool. Good price. Was getting ready to order the whirlpool ones. May have to give these a shot. (Scratch the Fred's sticker off and put a samurai tech Academy sticker)
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Posted 14 February 2015 - 09:46 PM

Yea, you can get the Whirlpools for $80 from a parts vendor at cost. Anywhere else they are $140. I got mine off Ebay brand new but opened for $80. I just know some were looking for another source besides Whirlpool for these, so I thought I'd share.

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Posted 14 February 2015 - 10:30 PM

A loading meter will tell you the same info and is more versatile. http://www.amazon.co...ectrical tester

For example, you can use it to test the power lines to a dishwasher to see if it has an open neutral. If it lights up, the neutral is good. A non-loading meter (high impedance input, typical digital multimeter) wouldn't be able to tell you that.

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Posted 14 February 2015 - 10:41 PM

Those meters are the only reason I haven't bought the outlet tester. I have an OLD school one. Works great.

To me, the outlet tester will be more of a tool for the customer. The loading meter for me. Easier for the customer to understand and I can show them the issue. Customer perception too. I'll stick to my loading meter for now.
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Posted 15 February 2015 - 08:14 AM

Although the loading meter may electrically do the same as an outlet tester, they are different from a practical and functional standpoint

The outlet meter is fast, no need to remove outlet nor block covers. But the most important difference , the thing that I've battled and won against electricians and home inspectors who claim the appliance is malfunctioning when it is instead an intermittent outlet, is the outlet tester replicates the physical connection between the outlet and plug, something the meter cannot do...



I thought I had blogged this video before but could not find it... maybe I elected not to do it because of the crazy orientation problem I had with the video. Anyhow, a meter would not have revealed that problem or a prong-clamp connection problem unless you test at the block while shaking the plug at the outlet. Sometimes the outlet clamps do not grab the prongs firmly and shaking the outlet will not reveal it but the tester will.

Loading Meters are great, but when I walk into an oven repair, I have my tester in hand. Within minutes and without taking anything apart, I know if there is an outlet problem and the customer can easily understand it.

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Posted 15 February 2015 - 08:25 AM

No, you posted the video somewhere on here because thats the reason I wanted the testers lol.

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Posted 15 February 2015 - 08:32 AM

I was mainly on Fred's appliance looking at that modular tester thing. All those testing attachments for different things. That thing's cool in all, but it's another example of taking a good idea and making to expensive for an average technician to want to buy. We can figure most of that out on the unit by saying hmmmm it's got power to the motor, so it must be a bad motor. I'd like to have a compressor starter though. I guess I'll have to make one unless I want to spend an arm and a leg. I did think his inverter tester attachments were cool, but again $250 on top of the $99 power unit for me to be able to test an inverted compressor before I order an inverter board. No thanks. $1450 if you bought the power supply box with all the attachments.

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Posted 15 February 2015 - 08:56 AM

Fred does have good stuff, and I've been egging the Samurai to do the same. During ASTI 2013 Fred stated he has a staff member or relative versed in electricronics and he sits around making tools. Well, our dude, The Samurai, is an Electical Engineer. He can certainly come up with some amazing stuff if he wanted to and many of us wouid buy it. He says stuff like " I don't have enough time." To that I say "hogwash, popoycock, malarkey and balderdash!"

The way I see it, anyone who can raise a family, work full time as a tech, run several websites, run an online appliance school, fly around the country teaching appliances, hikes in the mountains daily, devoutly attend church multiple times a week, not to mention listening to me daily advising him on all the other things he should be doing, must somehow have the ability to warp time. So stop procrastinating, Bro Samurai and get to it,. you're burning daylight.

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Posted 15 February 2015 - 09:10 AM

I laughed at his GE compressor/ defrost tester because I have one of those. It's called a jumper wire in that blue plug from common to defrost or compressor.

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Posted 15 February 2015 - 09:23 AM

I laughed at his GE compressor/ defrost tester because I have one of those. It's called a jumper wire in that blue plug from common to defrost or compressor.


But people buy it... lol.... branding!

Edited by DurhamAppliance, 15 February 2015 - 09:33 AM.

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