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      Webinar Recordings Index Page   10/03/2017

      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) 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] Samurai's Sealed System Sleuthing Secrets - 10/30/2017 @7PM ET   10/19/2017

      Having laid some theoretical groundwork in the last webinar, we're going to focus on practical considerations in this one. That means quick n’ dirty techniques for diagnosing sealed system problem using strategically chosen and skillfully interpreted temperature measurements.  Review homework from the first session on 10-2-2017. Home refrigerator practical design and operating rules-of-thumb useful for troubleshooting Practical application exercises Troubleshooting scenario exercise Techniques for making system temperature measurements for determining superheat and subcooling Sealed system diagnosis homework assignment (to be reviewed in the next webinar in this series) If you attended the first webinar in this series, this is your payday! We’re going to apply that keen, penetrating insight you now possess into money- and time-saving shortcuts you can use to diagnose real-world refrigeration systems on service calls. See this calendar event for more details                   

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  3. I found similar model numbers, but this one has a different control. Thanks!
  4. I have the infor on the “LG dryer and multiple models” download. I am looking for a wiring diagram so I can test from the board and then verify from the component. Dryer is not heating. It is a stacked unit and I will be working from a ladder. If you got one...Thanks. Ms Ann
  5. Clients complaint F8E0 errror code. I believe this is the result of self clean. Not sure. Need wiring diagram info. Anybody got sum info on oven I would appreciate it. Thank you Ms Ann
  6. Sealed system repairs: the mystique, the reality

    One of the points of the post was that there’s a big difference between diagnosing and repairing. Diagnosing is the brain work, repairing is the grunt work. The main point of the blog post was not how you charge your customers— that conversation is happening in the topic I linked in my previous reply. The point of this blog post (may be worth re-reading) is offering some information to help a business owner decide if doing sealed system work makes sense for their business and under what circumstances.
  7. Sealed system repairs: the mystique, the reality

    I know how to diagnose and repair them. I just don't have the equipment. When I was working for GE I did many sealed system repairs. I just don't see the point in buying the equipment since 99 out of 100 customers opt for a new unit.
  8. Sealed system repairs: the mystique, the reality

    If you’ve been through the sealed system webinar series here at Appliantology, then you can appreciate that it takes some sophisticated understanding to correctly and accurately diagnose a sealed system problem. And it requires a significant expenditure of time and gray matter to acquire said knowledge. Information is valuable. That’s the whole premise of Appliantology and the entire internet. But if you don’t know much, then your premise is absolutely correct— you shouldn’t charge much. There’s another topic at in the forums with this discussion— you may want to join that conversation
  9. I have tried to find the pub number without success. I would like the tech manual with any diagnostics please.
  10. I Ran in to one of these today. It was a Samsung Refrigerator M: RFG298HDBP/XAA S: I80243CB400576P The customer states that the water started to dispense on its own and also their was water all inside the FF section too which tells me that the ice maker was overflowing too, so should I replace all three parts in the bulletin? (the filter housing, the main PCB, and the display assembly)
  11. Sealed system repairs: the mystique, the reality

    I don't do sealed system repairs but will be doing so in the near future. As of right now if the customer wants the system repair than I do not charge them a service call fee. I know I took my time and gave them my knowledge for the repair but I do not feel right about taking someone's money and telling them I can't do the job.
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  13. Okay I replaced the healing element and the fuse that comes on that panel and I also replaced he thermostir after doing that it worked great for like 3 weeks but the dryer now will tumble and it will run for about 10-15 minutes with no heat and it will have the led lights chasing each other and tumble but no heat then it stops what else could it be please
  14. Tech sheet for Maytag French door

    Uses same tech sheet as for this model For future reference, here's a tip on how to find technical literature for Whirlpool-built products quicker and without having to post a request by using the PUB number
  15. Tech sheet request -- Kenmore washer M# 110.5142510

    Uses same tech sheet as this model
  16. Kenmore Elite

    Good to go. Domo, Brother @Lighthouse!
  17. Kenmore 110.70972990 Dryer Techsheet View File PUB 3977699 Submitter Lighthouse Submitted 10/23/2017 Category Appliance Repair Manual Pot Luck Supper  
  18. The user interface is flaky and will eventually need to be replaced.
  19. Kenmore Elite

    Oh, lol. Newbie.
  20. Kenmore Elite

    It has to be approved first
  21. You got lucky. Sounds like the board may be on it’s way to failure. Or there may have been a poor connection between the touchpad and the control which you may have improved simply because moving the pieces around. For now, just enjoy using it and it may not fail again.
  22. Kenmore Elite

    I am getting an error that says the file is missing when I click the link to it. See attachment.
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