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Samurai Appliance Repair Man

Member Since 21 Mar 2005
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Samurai Appliance Repair Man's Blog > 3 Sure-Fire Ways to Spot an Appliance Repair Hack in Your Home

Posted Samurai Appliance Repair Man on 29 July 2015 - 01:38 PM

[A Note to my Brethren in the Craft : This article is released into the Public Domain. You are encouraged to copy it, modify it as you wish, post it on your website and social networks, with or without attribution, your choice. The objective is to raise consumer awareness about the rampant problem of moral and technical deficiency plaguing our trade today...

Samurai Appliance Repair Man's Blog > Dielectric Grease: Myths and Reality

Posted Samurai Appliance Repair Man on 02 July 2015 - 09:48 AM

There's a lot of misinformation and mythology out there in the tech community about the use of dielectric grease on electrical connections. Some techs, knowing that the word "dielectric" refers to an electrically insulating material, mistakenly conclude that dielectric grease should never be used on electrical connections. This is based on a misunderstand...

Samurai Appliance Repair Man's Blog > Basic Electricity Demonstrated on the Hoary Cliffs of Moher

Posted Samurai Appliance Repair Man on 12 June 2015 - 03:36 PM

In this video, filmed on the hoary Cliffs of Moher in Ireland , I demonstrate basic electrical principles, like voltage and current path, using an electric cow fence charged with 5,000 volts. See, even when I'm on vacation, I'm thinking of ways I can explain this stuff to y'all!

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Samurai Appliance Repair Man's Blog > Team Samurai Heading off to the Old Country

Posted Samurai Appliance Repair Man on 26 May 2015 - 07:24 AM

Well, mah Bruvahs, Mrs. Samurai finally convinced me that we needed to take a vacation. It's been decades since we've taken a true vacation that wasn't a business trip in disguise.

The past couple of years have been especially intense and transformative ones for Team Samurai (me, Mrs. Samurai, and our two sons Stephen and Sam) with the creation and devel...

Samurai Appliance Repair Man's Blog > Appliance Tech Training Scholarships For Military Veterans

Posted Samurai Appliance Repair Man on 24 May 2015 - 07:48 PM

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Just in time for Memorial Day, the Samurai Tech Academy and ApplianceZone.com team up to offer a scholarship opportunity for free training to military veterans who have the desire to enter the highly rewarding field of appliance repair. It's our way of saying "THANKS!" to all military veterans f...

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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