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Samurai Appliance Repair Man

Member Since 21 Mar 2005
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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....

Samurai Appliance Repair Man's Blog > Unlocking a Stuck Door on a Maytag Whirlpool Alpha Platform Front Load Washer

Posted Samurai Appliance Repair Man on 21 March 2015 - 08:21 PM

In this scintillating safari into front load washer wasteland, Samurai Appliance Repair Man shows you how to manually unlock the door on a front load washer with the door stuck locked. This particular kata is for the Maytag-Whirlpool Alpha 2 platform front load washers but the same technique can be applied to most other models.

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Samurai Appliance Repair Man's Blog > Share the Gospel of Appliantology, change the world, and retire early!

Posted Samurai Appliance Repair Man on 18 March 2015 - 10:07 AM

Everyone with an IQ above room temperature knows that Social Security is bankrupt (think Detroit on steroids)-- if you're under 50 years old, you're gonna get stiffed and it ain't gonna be there for you. The Samurai, who is omnipresent everywhere, who is omniscient and he knows it, who is ever on the look out for his fellow carbon units and cold beer, did...

Samurai Appliance Repair Man's Blog > How to Troubleshoot Appliance Electronic Control Boards

Posted Samurai Appliance Repair Man on 11 March 2015 - 07:14 AM

A Master Samurai Tech Presentation:
Troubleshooting Appliance Electronic Control Boards

Learn from the Samurai and become a troubleshooting master!

Using a Whirlpool dishwasher as a case study, the Samurai explains each step in the process of troubleshooting electronic control boards in appliances, revealing the schematic mysteries to all who want...

Samurai Appliance Repair Man's Blog > Fun Times at ASTI 2015 in New Orleans

Posted Samurai Appliance Repair Man on 13 February 2015 - 08:02 PM

Just got back from the best-ever ASTI in New Orleans. Reconnected with old friends, made new ones, met many of my Appliantology brethren and several of my Samurai Tech Academy students in person.

Not being a city person myself, I was surprised at how much I enjoyed New Orleans-- fantastic food and lots of fun in the French Quarter. For example, here's a...

Samurai Appliance Repair Man's Blog > Samurai Tech Academy Certification: A Standard of Excellence

Posted Samurai Appliance Repair Man on 28 January 2015 - 09:25 PM

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Being a “Certified Appliance Repair Technician” sounds impressive and can open doors with employers and customers. But when people look into where your certification came from, will it pass scrutiny? Read on as we explain how to evaluate the merit of Samurai Tech Academy cer...

Samurai Appliance Repair Man's Blog > Three Easy Fixes for Bosch-Thermador Dishwashers that Won't Drain

Posted Samurai Appliance Repair Man on 19 January 2015 - 11:11 AM

Brother Dan in Kansas calls the dance steps on this little ditty:


Source: Thermador DW won't drain DWHD630GCM/60

Samurai Appliance Repair Man's Blog > Dryer Schematic Quiz, Part Deux

Posted Samurai Appliance Repair Man on 11 January 2015 - 07:57 AM

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Samurai Appliance Repair Man's Blog > Simple Circuit Quiz

Posted Samurai Appliance Repair Man on 06 January 2015 - 04:05 PM

Awwite, you appliance circuit jocks, let's see whatcha got!


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When you're ready for the answer, click here .

Samurai Appliance Repair Man's Blog > Dryer Photo Challenge

Posted Samurai Appliance Repair Man on 03 January 2015 - 04:12 PM

As seen on our Facebook and Google+ pages: our latest "What's Wrong with this Picture?" quiz...


Problem:

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Answer:


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Samurai Appliance Repair Man's Blog > A Unique Approach for Responding to Negative Yelp Reviews

Posted Samurai Appliance Repair Man on 16 December 2014 - 10:31 AM

Recently, someone posted a bogus, malicious review about our appliance service business on Yelp. We had never worked for the reviewer nor had a service call that went anything like what he described. We think it may have been posted by a competitor. But this doesn't stop Yelp from posting it or allowing it to remain.

There are two ways to deal with such...

Samurai Appliance Repair Man's Blog > Master Appliance Repair at the Samurai Tech Academy

Posted Samurai Appliance Repair Man on 13 December 2014 - 03:57 PM

Things are hopping at the Samurai Tech Academy as we now have a steady stream of students, and quite a few enthusiastic graduates already. Here's a new presentation video for the Samurai Tech Academy that we created for the Sample Course page at the Academy site to introduce the course to prospective students. My two sons, Stephen and Sam, put together...

Samurai Appliance Repair Man's Blog > What's wrong with this dryer outlet?

Posted Samurai Appliance Repair Man on 13 December 2014 - 10:19 AM

What specific problem do you think this outlet was causing with the dryer and why? When you're ready for the answer, click here .

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Samurai Appliance Repair Man's Blog > What's wrong with this picture?

Posted Samurai Appliance Repair Man on 09 December 2014 - 04:06 PM

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This is a picture from a recent service call I did. That white/translucent plastic tubing you see coming out of the floor and connecting to the gray PEX tubing on the refrigerator is a big No-No. That's a flood waiting to happen. Think about it: that plastic tubing us under household water pressur...

Samurai Appliance Repair Man's Blog > Huge discount on Professional Appliantologist membership for students at the Samurai Te...

Posted Samurai Appliance Repair Man on 01 December 2014 - 07:39 PM

As if lifetime access to all the comprehensive training packed into the courses at the Samurai Tech Academy wasn't enough of a benefit, we've gone one better and turned it up to 11! Now, students enrolled in any course at the Samurai Tech Academy get a huge discount on the Professional Appliantologist membership fee here at Appliantology. Get the scoop...




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