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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.

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  2. Thermador PRD484EEG Shuts Off at Start Up (Sometimes)

    I was afraid of that, but wanted confirmation before I took it all apart. Thanks.
  3. The Master Samurai Tech Alumni Program

    Question: "What if I already am a Professional Appliantologist?" Answer: If you'd like to get moved over to the MST Alumni program, whatever time you have left will be added on to the 1-year term. For example, say you have been a PA member for 8 months. If you switch to the MST Alumni program, you will be an Alumnus member for 1 year and 4 months before you need to renew. Alternatively, you can just wait until your PA membership expires before applying for the Alumnus membership.
  4. Thermador PRD484EEG Shuts Off at Start Up (Sometimes)

    Screws are hidden behind the control knobs, good luck.
  5. Laissez les bons temps rouler! Great job and well in advance of Shrove Tuesday.
  6. Are you still getting that error code? I'd look for an open thermal cut off, probably just behind the relay board in the upper compartment. Most likely has two red wires going to it.
  7. In this special episode, we explore the question of size of the Samurai's ego. Turns out that it's so massive that we needed a whole episode devoted to it. Yes, size does matter! Also: - Upcoming ASTI in St. Petersburg - Tech training challenges - Three stumbling blocks to becoming a better tech - What makes Appliantology so great? - MST Alumnus program Subscribe to the podcast here.
  8. Frigidaire is a PITA with their manuals-- instead of categorizing them by model number number like everyone else, they do it by manufacture date. Get the date off the model number tag and use this post to identify the manual you need: https://appliantology.org/blogs/entry/748-frigidaire-refrigerator-survival-kit/
  9. Need the manual. They tech sheet doesn't show you have to access diagnostics.
  10. Thermador PRD484EEG Shuts Off at Start Up (Sometimes)

    Okay, I was all set to check the control board as JP suggested, but not sure how to remove that cover. I only found two screws underneath. Don't want to force anything. Do I have to remove all of the control knobs to get the cover off, or am I missing something? (This is why I am just a lowly grasshopper).
  11. The Master Samurai Tech Alumni Program

    Training at the Master Samurai Tech Academy is already a killer deal: comprehensive, state-of-the-art training that’s online and on-demand at tuition low enough that anyone can afford it. Well now we’re kicking it up to 11 with the Master Samurai Tech Alumni program. If you have been certified* in the Fundamentals course at the Master Samurai Tech Academy or at the Mr. Appliance Academy, you can get full tech access to our tech support site, Appliantology.org, with no annual fee. Yes, as in FREE. You heard that right. You would be a Master Samurai Tech Alumnus at Appliantology with the same level of access and all the benefits of a Professional Appliantologist member (read all the benefits of PA membership here). That’s a $197/year value-- FREE! What’s the catch? No catch but there is a small difference between PA and MST Alumnus membership. PA members can continue to renew their membership at the annual rate and can download and request all the manuals they need regardless of how much or how little they participate in the forums. The MST Alumnus membership is also annual but instead of paying with money, you “pay” with participation in the forums. Each year when your membership comes up for renewal, you need a 10:1 post to download ratio to renew. That means you need to have made ten posts for every download. This is super easy to do and active Appliantology members are already far exceeding this ratio without even trying. The idea here is not to place a burden (because it’s not)-- it’s to discourage people from getting the MST Alumnus membership and simply downloading manuals without interacting with the other members. This really is a killer deal and a special perk for certified Fundamentals graduates! Why are we offering such a great deal? Simple: We want to encourage more techs to successfully complete the Fundamentals course and get certified. This helps them be better techs and helps the trade in general. Certified Fundamentals grads tend to be top tier techs who bring interesting questions and good problem solving insight to the forums. They are skilled techs and potentially valuable content contributors. This deal is retroactive meaning that if you’re already a certified graduate of the Fundamentals course, you are eligible for this deal. If you’re already a PA member and a certified Fundamentals grad, we can move you to the MST Alumnus deal. So how do you get started on this gravy train? Easy: just fill out this short form, we’ll review it and set up your MST Alumnus account here at Appliantology mo’scratchie (that’s Samurai-speak for “quickly”). * Certified means that you met all quiz and exam score requirements for the course; see this page for details.
  12. ASTI 2018 in St. Petersburg, FL


    Thank You! Managed to get 3 full free days before and 2 free days after. Just ran the numbers and I did 168 more calls this year than last. Only "time off" I got was a 10 day camping trip last spring but ended up working every day. Ready for some suds and sun!
  13. ASTI 2018 in St. Petersburg, FL


    That’s great how you and Laurie always work in extra time for vacation. We take off Sunday, arrive at the hotel Sunday night around 9. Looking forward to seeing you guys in St Pete. Have a great flight!
  14. ASTI 2018 in St. Petersburg, FL


    Wheels up tomorrow morning. See everyone in Florida!
  15. Frigidaire Range model #FES365ESA WIRING DIAGRAM NEEDED

    Good to go. Domo, Brother @Lighthouse!
  16. Frigidiare FES365ESA Range Wiring Diagram View File PUB 318271906 Submitter Lighthouse Submitted 01/16/2018 Category Appliance Repair Manual Pot Luck Supper  
  17. Submitted & waiting approval
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    PUB 318271906
  19. I received the new replacement hose that connects the dispenser to the tub. I removed the old hose and compared it to the new one. The fatigue in the old hose where it connects to the tub was obvious when the two were compared side by side. When I installed the new hose, I could tell that the seal would be water tight. After the installation, we washed 4 loads of clothes and had no leaks, problem solved. Thanks Willie and Darren. Martygraw
  20. Dryer No Heat

    My Dryer No Heat Heating Element Is Bad Nope, Sorry. Breaker
  21. I am looking for a tech sheet or schematic for a Frigidaire range stated above. I am only getting 110 volts to the bake element. I need to see where the other leg is dropping out. Thanks.
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  23. Samsung WF339AAW/XAA Washer

    Service manual
  24. Samsung WF337AAR Washer Service Manual View File Basic Model: WF337AAR (FRONTIER2 PROJECT) Model Name: WF338AAR WF338AAB WF338AAG WF338AAW (FRONTIER2 STEAM PROJECT) Model Code: WF338AAB/XAA (FRONTIER2 STEAM PROJECT) Submitter Samurai Appliance Repair Man Submitted 01/15/2018 Category Appliance Repair Manual Pot Luck Supper  
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