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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.
    • Son of Samurai

      [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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  1. Refrigerator Repair

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    Photos and diagrams for help repairing refrigerators
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  2. Washer Repair

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  3. Fundamentals

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    Fundamental principles of physics that every competent appliance tech should know (but most don't). 
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  4. Dishwasher Repair

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  5. Miscellaneous

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  6. Dryer Repair

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    Photos and Diagrams to help in repairing dryers.
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  7. Ovens, Ranges, Stoves

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    Photos and digrams to help with repairing ovens, ranges, and stoves,
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  8. Icemaker Repair

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    Photos and diagrams to help in repairing ice makers
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  9. ASTI 2017

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    Some images from ASTI 2017 in San Diego.
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  10. LG Titan Washer Training Material

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    Some product description and tech info from the training session on the new LG Titan washer, WM8000*A
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  11. Basic Electricity

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    Photos and diagrams to help in repairing heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment.
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  14. GE GSD5500 Dishwasher Drainage System

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    A troubleshooting journey through the drainage system of a GE GSD5500G00CC dishwasher.

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    and posted at www.Appliantology.org ==> http://appliantology.org/topic/34651-ge-gsd5500g00cc-dishwasher-does-not-drain/

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  15. Whirlpool Vertical Modular Washer (VMW) Training Photos

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    Photos from the Whirlpool VMW training in Albany, NY, during the United Servicers Association regional training conference.
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  16. Replacing the Thermistors in a GE Bottom-Mount Refrigerator

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    Techniques from the Masters for replacing the thermistors in a GE refrigerator. The technique demonstrated here is on a GE bottom-mount refrigerator but the same technique applies to all brands and types of refrigerators that use thermistors for temperature sensing.
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  17. The Fine Art of Wire Terminal Crimping

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    How to make good, reliable wire terminal crimp connections... and how to avoid making bad one.
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  18. LG Washer Training

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    Photos of the handouts from an LG technical training session on the new model LG washing machines.

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  19. LG Refrigerator Training

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    Photos of handouts from technical training session on the new model LG top-mount and bottom-mount refrigerators.

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  20. Bosch 24" Axxis Dryer - Motor and Blower Replacement

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    Photos showing various stages of disassembly to replace the motor and blower.
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  21. Speed Queen Washer Pump and Belt Replacement

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  22. LG Dishwasher Sump Assembly Teardown

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    Teardown sequence showing the various guts of an LG dishwasher sump-motor assembly.
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  23. Whirlpool Dishwasher Sump Disassembly and Failure Analysis

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    What makes these Whirlpool-built dishwasher motor-pump assemblies fail? Find out in this exciting episode of Appliantology Explorations!
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  24. Kentucky Fried Control Board on a Kitchenaid Dishwasher

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    Images of a badly burned and sooted control board in a Kitchenaid dishwasher.
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  25. ASTI Orlando 2013

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    Images from the 21st Appliance Service Training Institute (ASTI) held in Orlando, FL, March 6-9, 2013
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