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Samurai Appliance Repair Man

Member Since 21 Mar 2005
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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

Samurai Appliance Repair Man's Blog > How to Disassemble the Dispenser in an LG Refrigerator

Posted Samurai Appliance Repair Man on 08 September 2014 - 10:55 AM

Brother Chat calls the dance steps on this one. This particular case is for model number LSC26905TT but the same procedure applies to many other LG models, too.




Source: lg lsc26905tt

Samurai Appliance Repair Man's Blog > How the Energy Star Requirements are (unwittingly) Protecting the Appliance Repair Trade

Posted Samurai Appliance Repair Man on 18 August 2014 - 09:01 AM

Anyone who knows me knows that I am not a fan of Big Gubmint-- it is far too impersonal, too easily bought and controlled by large corporate interests, and always anathema to individual liberty, security, and creativity. But, once in a while, Big Gubmint's meddlesome and doltish regulations have the unwitting effect of benefiting a narrow group of little...

Samurai Appliance Repair Man's Blog > Want an Interesting and Lucrative Career? Skip College and Go Into Appliance Repair!

Posted Samurai Appliance Repair Man on 25 July 2014 - 05:03 PM

I was born in 1960. Both my parents were first-generation Americans, offspring of immigrants; my moms's side from Greece and my dad's side from Ireland via Canada. When I was growing up, the Kool-Aid was that you had to go college if you were going to be "somebody who mattered." My parents, both of the post-WWII Baby Boomer generation, totally drank that...

Samurai Appliance Repair Man's Blog > Repairing a Samsung Quatro Refrigerator

Posted Samurai Appliance Repair Man on 14 June 2014 - 01:51 PM

Join Samurai Appliance Repair Man on a repair safari into Refrigerator Land. In this scintillating video, I narrate a series of photos I took during a service call I did on a Samsung Quatro refrigerator. These are unusual refrigerators because they have four evaporators (hence the marketing name "Quatro"). In this service call, I fixed problems with two o...

Samurai Appliance Repair Man's Blog > Whirlpool Direct Spark Ignition (DSI) System Monitoring and Lockout Control Scheme

Posted Samurai Appliance Repair Man on 30 May 2014 - 09:16 AM

Source: Whirlpool SF362LXSB Gas Oven Keeps Shutting Off

Samurai Appliance Repair Man's Blog > Boot Camp Booty: Using the Schematic Diagram to Troubleshoot a Whirlpool Front-Load Wa...

Posted Samurai Appliance Repair Man on 16 May 2014 - 11:36 AM

In this exciting episode, the Samurai shows you how to use the tech sheet schematic to troubleshoot a newer Whirlpool front load washer (one of the new Alpha2 platform washers) that acts like it wants to start but won’t. Watch with shock and awe as I ruthlessly hunt down the miscreant part and guide you through the troubleshooting process both on the mach...




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