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      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) 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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Appliantology Newsletter: Ice Maker Illumination

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<div><span style="color: #ff0000;">Appliantology Newsletter</span></div>
<div><span style="color: #000000;">Ice Maker Illumination</span></div>
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<div><a href="http://appliantology.org/topic/38502-troubleshooting-a-no-ice-complaint-and-testing-replacing-a-whirlpool-modular-ice-maker/" style="font-weight: normal; font-size: 10pt; color: #000000; font-family: verdana, geneva, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; text-decoration: underline;"><img align=left width="240" height="320" src="http://thumbnail.ymlp.com/zenzoidman_whirlpoolicemaker.jpg" style="border: 0pt none; float: left; margin: 5px;"/></a>The Whirlpool modular ice maker is the most commonly used ice maker in refrigerators today. You’ll even find these ice makers in non-Whirlpool refrigerators. There's a reason for that: it's a very rugged and reliable unit and easy to work on.  Anyone with a 3rd Grade edumucation can fix one of these units... if you know a few <a href="http://appliantology.org/topic/38502-troubleshooting-a-no-ice-complaint-and-testing-replacing-a-whirlpool-modular-ice-maker/" style="font-weight: normal; font-size: 10pt; color: #000000; font-family: verdana, geneva, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; text-decoration: underline;">Secret Samurai Tricks™</a>.</div>
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<div>If you’re a professional appliantologist, this is the ice maker you’ll most frequently encounter on service calls.  If you're a DIY appliance repair dude or dudette, this is most likely the type of ice maker installed in your refrigerator, regardless of refrigerator brand.  So come watch the Samurai personally step you through <a href="http://appliantology.org/topic/38502-troubleshooting-a-no-ice-complaint-and-testing-replacing-a-whirlpool-modular-ice-maker/" style="font-weight: normal; font-size: 10pt; color: #000000; font-family: verdana, geneva, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; text-decoration: underline;">troubleshooting and repairing your Whirlpool-built ice maker</a> and save Big Bucks! </div>
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<div><a href="http://fixitnow.com/wp/2008/10/28/buying-a-replacement-or-add-on-ice-maker/" style="font-weight: normal; font-size: 10pt; color: #000000; font-family: verdana, geneva, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; text-decoration: underline;"><img align=left width="400" height="314" src="http://thumbnail.ymlp.com/zenzoidman_icemakerkit.jpg" style="border: 0pt none; float: left; margin: 5px;"/></a>Ol' Samurai's gotcha covered.  You can quickly and easily find a <a href="http://fixitnow.com/wp/2008/10/28/buying-a-replacement-or-add-on-ice-maker/" style="font-weight: normal; font-size: 10pt; color: #000000; font-family: verdana, geneva, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; text-decoration: underline;">replacement or add-on ice maker for most brands and models of refrigerators ratcheer</a>.  </div>
<div>Super easy to install and they all come with crystal-clear, step-by-step instructions.  If you can use a screwdriver, you can install an add-on ice maker kit to your refrigerator! </div>
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