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      Webinar Recordings Index Page   03/02/2018

      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) Appliantology Peer Group web meeting, Feb 25, 2018 (Length: 1:47:30) Appliantology March 2018 Peer Group Meeting (Length: 1:59:58) 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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  2. Does anyone have the service manual for this fridge? thanks, chip
  3. Verify that the compressor does or does not run, but i would bet low freon at this point. and FYI fridges dont just get low on freon. They leak. So filling it up will help only temorary
  4. I did have the cover off once a few years back to replace the defrost thermostat (correctly diagnosed by this site, thank you!). It's just not easy to do much digging around with a PITA tenant.
  5. No clicking or humming from the compressor at all - only the fan. I do not live there now (rental property), but remembering from when I did live there and the fridge was functioning properly it now doesn't sound like the compressor is coming on. In fact, I have not heard it go on at all - I just assumed with 20 degree temp that it must have while i wasn't there. The back of the freezer (where I believe the evaporator coil is located?) is not really cold to the touch at all, so I'd be surprised if there were ice behind the panel.
  6. Kenmore Fridge # 596.58695890 freezer not getting cold

    Yes, thank you.
  7. Kenmore 110.15942400 fix oil spray from clutch

    I find that you clean the clutch and it will be years before enough oild leaks to stop the clutch, and you can clean it agin then. No need to replace most the time. I dont recomend you use $ on tranny if yours functions, but what you did will be hassle free. But the seals can do it.
  8. Jedi means pull the evaporator COVER. Not pull the coil. 1 check the coil and take pic of frost pattern. 2 lets be sure what the compressor is doing 3 could be getting stuck in defrost, but check other 2 first.
  9. Kenmore Fridge # 596.58695890 freezer not getting cold

    If I was on your call, I would want to have a look at the evaporator coil. Most of the time it's easy enough to pull the evaporator coil although I remember on some of those older Amanas, it was somewhat of a PITA. If possible, get us a picture of the evaporator coil. I'm not ready to call it yet but just about every time I find 20 degree freezer and 40 degree fridge I usually find a partial frost pattern. You stated you rarely hear the compressor run but the evaporator fan is running. Have you heard and "clicking" or "humming" (from the compressor)?
  10. Help please - my Kenmore refrigerator, model # 596.58695890 is not getting as cold as it should - freezer only gets down to 20 degrees Fahrenheit, refrigerator side to 40 degrees. Freezer fan is working, but I rarely hear the compressor go on. 20 year old fridge, is it time to shop for new? Thanks for the help!
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  12. I’m looking for the service manual for this thing ZISB480DRI thanks.
  13. Looking for service manual and tech sheet. Thanks
  14. 596.55652500 tech sheet

    Thanks for trying... Live Long and Prosper
  15. Beautiful Son! I really appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedule to help me. Thank you so much.
  16. Samsung WF42H5200 Washer Fast Track

    Don’t need help troubleshooting. Just providing info I found.m
  17. Get one for your wife. Just not for her birthday or your anniversary or Mother's day or any other occasion involving flowers
  18. Research shows the part number to be WB27XT10813 I searched online and found some for over $200 some less.
  19. Frigidaire FGGF3054MFB Range Tech Sheet View File PUB 316904018 Submitter Son of Samurai Submitted 04/23/2018 Category Appliance Repair Manual Pot Luck Supper  
  20. Version 1.0.0

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    PUB 316904018
  21. Uses this tech sheet:
  22. Specifically need something that will provide error codes. I only found a request for similar model but missing information.
  23. I don't recall much. I just know that one day the oven died while broiling something. So I replaced the cutoff limit switch. Then a little while later, I was in the kitchen, and was broiling something. And I saw it die. And realized the cooling fan was off. So I replaced it again, said we shouldn't broil anything. Then I started testing to see what triggers the cooling fan. Based on everything you all are saying, it makes sense to be the ERC. But at this point, I'll just skip using broil. It's cheaper... I actually called GE and they told me I'm not under warranty, so no dice. Also haven't seen anyone online with an issue like this. So it's a bit interesting.
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    Who: All tech members at Appliantology: Professional Appliantologists, Senior Appliantology Fellows, Legacy Techs, and Master Samurai Tech Alumnus What: Bring something you'd like to share with your brethren in the craft: it could be photos, a tech tip, new insights gleaned from recent training -- anything having to do with the business or technical sides of the appliance repair trade. If you've got something to show, we'll let you share your screen and give you the opportunity to teach us all something new. And of course, Team Samurai will be there to answer any questions you might have about how to use Appliantology. When: This session of the Appliantology Peer Group will be Sunday, April 29th 2018, at 4PM Eastern Time (adjust your time zone accordingly) Where: All of our web meetings are powered by Join.me. <a data-cke-saved-href="https://mastersamuraitech.wufoo.com/forms/qwu7att02f8rsh/" href="https://mastersamuraitech.wufoo.com/forms/qwu7att02f8rsh/"> Fill out my Wufoo form! </a> How: Here are three tips to ensure that the webinars are a smooth, cool experience for you: Arrive early to make sure your connection is working! Also, if you show up late for the webinar, you'll be lost. Enter your Appliantology username at the "knock to enter" window on the meeting page. Watch this ultra-short video on how to use your Join.me control console.
  25. I searched downloads did not find a service manual. I also checked service matters. Nothing. Is there one availabe that I am not locating. I used the wild card search before the model number (leaving off the 110) Used wild card after 5 digits, 4 digits and cannot find a thing. Please and thank you.
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