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      Webinar Recordings Index Page   11/07/2017

      On-demand appliance repair training videos for Professional Appliantologist members Over 30 hours (and growing!) of original, high quality appliance training webinars developed and given by yours truly are at your fingertips, on topics you won't find anywhere else. Fill in those knowledge gaps, strengthen those areas of uncertainty, and boost your skills. Watch on mobile or desktop at your convenience whenever, wherever.  Ultra Short Primer on Basic Electricity, Circuits, Ohm's Law, and Schematic Reading (Length: 1:04:48) Basic Refrigerator Troubleshooting (Length: 1:10:45) Schematic Reading Workshop, 10/2015 (Length 1:19:08) Troubleshooting Strategies for Computer-Controlled Appliances (Length: 48:34) Semiconductors and PN Junctions (Length: 1:04:37) Appliance Temperature Sensing Devices & Technology (Length: 1:27:33) Voltage Measurements, Meters, Ghost Voltages, and Triac-controlled Neutrals (Length: 1:29:32) Troubleshooting with Tech Sheets, Part 1, 4/2016 (Length: 1:09:26) Troubleshooting with Tech Sheets, Part 2, 4/2016 (Length: 1:21:11) Tech Sheet Review, 4/9/2016: Bosch Speed Cooker, Amana Refrigerator, GE Glass Cooktop Range (Length: 1:22:58) Pulse Width Modulated (PWM) Switches used in Samsung Switched Mode Power Supplies (SMPS) (Length: 27:07) PWM Computer Cooling Fan in a Whirlpool Refrigerator (Length: 14:53) Understanding AC Split-phase Household Power Supplies (Length: 52:41) Troubleshooting a Samsung Electric Dryer without Disassembly using Live Tests and the Schematic (Length: 22:47) Troubleshooting a Bosch Dishwasher No-Heat Problem using the Schematic and Live Tests (Length: 15:38) Linear Motors and Linear Compressors (Length: 55:54) Bi-directional PSC Drive Motor Systems in Whirlpool VM Washers (Length: 56:52) Appliance Service Call Structure and Troubleshooting Strategies (Length: 1:00:16) The Ten Step Troubleshooting Tango and Workshop Exercises (Length: 1:35:39) Troubleshooting Ten-Step Tango Advanced Workshop (Length: 1:32:06) Ten-Step Tango Troubleshooting Workshop: Refrigerators (Length: 1:35:57) Whirlpool Duet Washer Schematic Analysis & Whirlpool Dryer Moisture Sensor System (Length: 1:03:04) Neutral Vs. Ground, Inverter Microwave, Digital Communications, Loading Down in DC loads, and more! (Length: 1:14:45) Gas Oven Service Call After a Parts Changing Monkey (Length: 36:04) AFCI and GFCI Circuit Protection Technology (Length: 41:26) Troubleshooting Samsung Refrigerators and more (Length: 1:29:58) 3-way Valves and Dual Evaporator Refrigerators (Length: 1:15:45) Split-Phase Compressors and PTC Start Devices (Length: 1:11:57) Gas Dryer Ignition Systems (Length: 53:50) Refrigerator Sealed System Thermodynamics, Part 1 (Length: 43:07) Refrigerator Sealed System Thermodynamics, Part 2 (Length: 1:09:09) Refrigerator Sealed System Thermodynamics, Part 3 (Length: 1:11:56) Refrigerator Sealed System Thermodynamics, Part 4 (Length: 37:45) Refrigerator Sealed System Thermodynamics, Part 5 (Length: 16:35) To access these webinars and all the other info-goodies here at Appliantology, become a Professional Appliantologist today. If you need cost-effective, time-flexible, state-of-the-art appliance technical training, check out the Master Samurai Tech Academy.
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      [Webinar] Appliantology Workshop   11/09/2017

      Information is the name of the game in the appliance repair trade today. Appliantology is a powerful information tool for the professional appliance repair technician. But just like with any of the more capable tools in your tool bag, many of the more powerful features are hidden from you unless you "read the manual." Ugh! Who wants to do that? Well, this is one time when you don't have to! In this webinar, Team Samurai will personally walk you through the site and show you many of the useful and powerful features that even long-time users probably never knew existed.   

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Appliantology Newsletter: The Warm Refrigerator Fire Drill

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<div><span style="color: #ff0000;">The Warm Refrigerator Fire Drill</span></div>
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<div>So you're minding your own business, going about your morning and getting ready for work.  You open the refrigerator for your morning beer and discover, to your horror, that all the beer is warm!  Bile burns the back of your throat as your trembling hands frantically search the internet for an answer.  But your terror turns into frustration and then outright rage after you've sifted through a dozen pages of fluff and non-answers.  Why isn't there a page that can just methodically guide a panic-stricken mind through process of figuring out what's wrong with his warm refrigerator?  </div>
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Ahh, but there is!  Behold the Samurai's <a href="http://fixitnow.com/wp/2010/07/14/warm-refrigerator-troubleshooting-flowchart/" style="font-weight: normal; font-size: 10pt; color: #000000; font-family: verdana, geneva, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; text-decoration: underline;">Warm Refrigerator Flowchart</a>.  It's the perfect page for a Grasshoppah facing down a warm refrigerator.  The Samurai methodically and expertly steps you through the diagnosis and then links you to the page that shows you exactly how to fix the problem.  Check out the <a href="http://fixitnow.com/wp/2010/07/14/warm-refrigerator-troubleshooting-flowchart/" style="font-weight: normal; font-size: 10pt; color: #000000; font-family: verdana, geneva, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; text-decoration: underline;">Warm Refrigerator Flowchart</a>, download it today and keep it handy.  Also makes a great gift for that special someone who already has it all.  </div>
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<div><a href="http://fixitnow.com/wp/2012/05/03/samurais-washer-and-dryer-recommendations/" style="font-weight: normal; font-size: 10pt; color: #000000; font-family: verdana, geneva, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; text-decoration: underline;"><img align=left style="border: 0pt none; float: left; margin: 5px;" width="200" height="150" src="http://img.ymlp.com/zenzoidman_aicheeinthewasher.jpg"/></a>
 
 
 
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<div><a href="http://fixitnow.com/wp/2012/05/03/samurais-washer-and-dryer-recommendations/" style="font-weight: normal; font-size: 10pt; color: #000000; font-family: verdana, geneva, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; text-decoration: underline;">In this episode</a> of their award-winning and internationally-acclaimed podcast on Fixitnow.com Radio, Samurai Appliance Repair Man and Mrs. Samurai discuss their recommendations if you're considering buying a new washer and dryer.  You'll laugh, you'll cry, it'll become a part of you. <a href="http://fixitnow.com/wp/2012/05/03/samurais-washer-and-dryer-recommendations/" style="font-weight: normal; font-size: 10pt; color: #000000; font-family: verdana, geneva, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; text-decoration: underline;">Come have a listen</a>. </div>
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In the podcast, they discuss stand-alone machines; if you're thinking about buying a stack laundry unit, you'll want to <a href="http://fixitnow.com/wp/2012/03/21/what-should-you-consider-when-thinking-about-buying-a-stacked-laundry-unit/" style="font-weight: normal; font-size: 10pt; color: #000000; font-family: verdana, geneva, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; text-decoration: underline;">watch this short video from the Samurai's alter-ego</a>.  </div>
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<div>The Samurai is re-launching his local in-home appliance service business as <a href="http://applianceguru.com/" style="font-weight: normal; font-size: 10pt; color: #000000; font-family: verdana, geneva, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; text-decoration: underline;">The Appliance Guru</a>.  It's an old business with a new name.  Why?  Well, our other business name, Fixitnow.com Samurai Appliance Repair Man, plays well on the web but we discovered not so good as a service business.  For one thing, people just could not seem to remember the web site address, Fixitnow.com.  Invariably, they'd ask, "What was it again, Fixit.com?"  We actually had a local writer do an entire article in a local magazine about our site and she re-named it, "Fixitagain.com!"  <a href="http://applianceguru.com/blog/old-business-new-name.html" style="font-weight: normal; font-size: 10pt; color: #000000; font-family: verdana, geneva, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; text-decoration: underline;">Read more about our name change here</a>.   </div>
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<div>So if you live in the New London, New Hampshire, area or know someone who does, please keep <a href="http://applianceguru.com/" style="font-weight: normal; font-size: 10pt; color: #000000; font-family: verdana, geneva, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; text-decoration: underline;">The Appliance Guru</a> in mind for expert in-home appliance repair service!</div>
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