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Samurai Appliance Repair Man

Member Since 21 Mar 2005
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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...

Samurai Appliance Repair Man's Blog > Everything you ever wanted to know about those new Evernote enex ZIP files in the Downl...

Posted Samurai Appliance Repair Man on 16 November 2014 - 03:41 AM

You may have noticed the recent files added to the Downloads section of the site have a funny ending not seen here before: Evernote enex ZIP. There's a not very long and maybe less interesting story about these files. I'll also tell you how to use them.

Periodically, I run across paper service bulletins (actual paper ! I mean who does that?) that are wo...

Samurai Appliance Repair Man's Blog > How to build your own custom library of tech documents on a Kindle Fire, iPad, or other...

Posted Samurai Appliance Repair Man on 04 November 2014 - 01:05 PM

Having the right technical document with you on a service call and knowing how to use it are the two key ingredients to getting an appliance properly diagnosed and repaired.

Does that mean that you should try to find a mobile device that is already pre-loaded with appliance repair technical documents? There are several downsides to this approach, includi...

Samurai Appliance Repair Man's Blog > How to Remove the Main Control Board in a Bosch Ascenta Dishwasher

Posted Samurai Appliance Repair Man on 17 October 2014 - 08:57 AM

The Bosch Ascenta line of dishwashers disassemble very differently from the older Bosch dishwashers you may be familiar with. In the older Bosch's, the main control board is easily accessible in the door control panel, just like you would expect. But not with the Ascenta line. The Bosch engineers thought it would be a great idea to put the main control...

Samurai Appliance Repair Man's Blog > Whirlpool Vertical Modular Washers VMW randomly going into Endless Test Cycle

Posted Samurai Appliance Repair Man on 11 October 2014 - 07:02 PM

Brother Bob brings us fresh pearls from Whirlpool Tech line on the latest strangeness going on with these Whirlpool VM washers:


Source: Whirlpool VMW Washers




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