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Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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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 mac...

Samurai Appliance Repair Man's Blog > Christ is Risen!

Posted Samurai Appliance Repair Man on 20 April 2014 - 09:05 AM

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"Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs, bestowing life."
-- Sung repeatedly at Orthodox Paschal Matins

"Christ is Risen!" "Indeed He is Risen!"
-- Traditional Orthodox Paschal greeting and response

"Enjoy ye all the feast of faith; receive ye...

Samurai Appliance Repair Man's Blog > Tech Tips: Voltage, Voltage Drop, and Loads

Posted Samurai Appliance Repair Man on 18 April 2014 - 03:59 PM

Understanding the distinction between voltage and voltage drop as well as understanding what a load is in an electric circuit are essential troubleshooting concepts for the professional appliantologist to grasp. In my years of working with other appliance techs online here at Appliantology.org , I have found that many, from rookies to seasoned and battle-...

Samurai Appliance Repair Man's Blog > Programming Instructions for the HV Control Board used in some Whirlpool-built Bottom M...

Posted Samurai Appliance Repair Man on 06 February 2014 - 09:17 AM

Some models of Whirlpool-built bottom mount refrigerators use a high-voltage control board that, at some point, you may need to replace. These boards are used in certain models of Whirlpool, Maytag, and Kenmore-branded bottom mount refrigerators.

Here's what the HV board looks like: AP4568436

When you replace this HV control board, you will need to...

Samurai Appliance Repair Man's Blog > Rare Footage of the Elusive Wild New Hampshire Snow Kitty

Posted Samurai Appliance Repair Man on 05 February 2014 - 05:50 PM

Enjoy this rare footage of the elusive wild New Hampshire Snow Kitty, long thought to be extinct.

http://youtu.be/bd1m3IgkkYE

Samurai Appliance Repair Man's Blog > What causes SUDs and SD error codes in high-efficiency front-load and top-load washers?

Posted Samurai Appliance Repair Man on 01 February 2014 - 05:33 PM

Many important questions have plagued mankind since the dawn of time. Questions such as, "Why am I here?", "Who is God?", and, most importantly, "What causes SUDs and SD error codes in high-efficiency front-load and top-load washers?" Here now to guide us into the truth and understanding of this important epistemological question is Brother Delawaredrew :...

Samurai Appliance Repair Man's Blog > The Appliantology Academy's Appliance Tech Boot Camp, Coming This Spring

Posted Samurai Appliance Repair Man on 31 January 2014 - 08:43 PM

Question : what's one job skill that cannot be outsourced to India or China?

Answer : home services.

Looking to get in on the glamour life of being a professional appliance repair technician but you don't have the time or the money to travel somewhere and be gone for a few weeks at a time? Now you can learn appliance repair at your own pace right online...

Samurai Appliance Repair Man's Blog > "What should my refrigerator controls be set at?"

Posted Samurai Appliance Repair Man on 27 January 2014 - 12:30 PM

How many times have you been on a refrigerator service call and the customer asks you, "What should the controls on my refrigerator be set at?" You notice that they do not have any thermometers in their fridge and do a mental face-palm. How do you even begin to explain to this customer that the single most important indicator of a refrigerator's health -...

Samurai Appliance Repair Man's Blog > Samurai's Appliance Brand Recommendation Report, 3rd Edition

Posted Samurai Appliance Repair Man on 24 January 2014 - 05:39 PM

Huzzah! The long, dark Night of Unknowing is over-- the 3rd edition of Samurai's Appliance Brand Recommendation report has been unleashed on the Internet and, yea verily, the world shall not be the same. Find out who's been naughty and who's been nice. Whether you're in the market for a new refrigerator, washing machine, dishwasher, or any other major kit...

Samurai Appliance Repair Man's Blog > Tool Backpack: The One Year Report

Posted Samurai Appliance Repair Man on 24 January 2014 - 09:05 AM

Well, it's been over a year now ridin' with my trusty tool backpack, doing service calls in every imaginable situation, including hiking up snowy and icy driveways to get to the house and I just wanted to give an update. I LOVE this thing! Keeps my tools clean and organized so I know exactly where they are when I need 'em. Impresses customers, too. Get on...

Samurai Appliance Repair Man's Blog > Kenmore: Just another brand or yet another scam?

Posted Samurai Appliance Repair Man on 15 January 2014 - 04:23 PM

Sears is a popular place to buy appliances because they are located all over the country, they frequently have special offers, and they are an old, familiar name. When you stroll through the rows of shiny machines in a Sears store you see all the major brands, including lots of Kenmores. Does buying this "Sears brand" have any downside for the consumer? Y...

Samurai Appliance Repair Man's Blog > Kitchenaid Built-in Refrigerator SHOW ROOM mode tip

Posted Samurai Appliance Repair Man on 02 January 2014 - 09:17 PM

Source: Kitchenaid Built-in Fridge - Remember SHOW ROOM mode




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