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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) 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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Tool Backpack: The One Year Report

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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 one for yourself, your favorite toolhead, or that special fixit dude or dudette in your life. Currently 37% off retail at Amazon! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000DYVCY?tag=mrssamskit-20&camp=0&creative=0&linkCode=as4&creativeASIN=B0000DYVCY&adid=1H386A1ZBE6D25VK3JWV&

Here's a guided tour of my tool backpack all set up and ready to rock:

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DurhamAppliance

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Don't see the Katana. Where's the Katana?  I wanna see the Katana.

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Like any true Samurai, I don't carry just the long sword (katana) but also a shōtō (short sword).  As a professional Samurai, my set is handmade by the legendary Zetsurin, the only remaining master sword craftsman alive in Japan today.  But for the casual user or Samurai-in-training, this set is a good compromise of functionality, completeness, and price:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001R16QV8?tag=mrssamskit-20&camp=0&creative=0&linkCode=as4&creativeASIN=B001R16QV8&adid=1VWBEP0QY3P79XTFEJ76&

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I kind of want that backpack now. So many pockets. I own 2 Veto bags now. XL and the Tech LC bag. They are great quality bags, but I've been looking into backpacks so my hands are free to carry other stuff. Veto has a backpack now, but its $250ish. Maybe I can sell my XL and get money for that CLC. Hopefully that holds up better than my last CLC bag. The handle ripped off it.

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I own this backpack! It rocks! Seriously customers love it. I love it.

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DurhamAppliance

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Katana and Shoto demonstrated by another Samurai

I wonder what's he carries in his tool bag?...

See that's what's so cool about Samurais.. they practice all day with sharp swords but believe in peace... did you catch that salute?

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E-verything my brother

Samurais are just too damn cool. Plus a katana cant fit in his tool bag neither. But just like our own Samurai's bag, it does carry some high tech tools....

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