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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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      [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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  2. Hi All, I have had no issues after the link support was replaced. Approx 10 washes without stopping mid stream and also no beeps to indicate that door is open when idle.
  3. My new Electrolux Perfect Steam Dryer (EFME617STT) had the Control Lock activated and now it won't unlock. I've tried unplugging it, holding various combinations of buttons, and anything else that seems vaguely relevant and can be found online. All to no avail. Does anyone know how to do a factory reset on these machines, or what magic process will remove the control lock from my machine? Thanks!
  4. LG refrigerator not cooling

    So I cleaned the condenser coils and the cover which was pretty dirty possibly not allowing the air to flow properly. We'll see what happens next.
  5. Definitely, it comes with a tube of high temperature glue. I’d wear those thin rubber gloves to do it, that stuff gets everywhere.
  6. Argh, seems I spoke too soon. It was drying fine, but my eldest son said he thought it was making a thumping noise that it hadn't made before so I took the lid off to watch it in motion. I couldn't see anything wrong there so I took off the bottom panel to look from underneath. I still didn't see anything wrong, but I noticed that the heating element wasn't glowing. It had been when I posted last; I tested the thermal cutout and it blew again (the new one). When I first had the machine apart I cleaned out the lint from the fan cover. The exhaust vent looks good and the flexible tubing is clean too. I found this on this site: "A third possible cause of overheating is worn felt seals on the front and back of the drum. They allow hot air to escape, forcing the heating element to stay on." The felt seals on the back part of my drum are indeed hanging by a thread. Is this something that can be replaced? It also said: "When the fuse blows, the dryer won't get hot, but when the cutoff blows, the tumbler won't spin." I'm not sure what to think about this because the thermal cutout blew, but the tumbler was still spinning, it just wasn't getting hot. It also mentioned a broken blower can cause the thermal cutoff to blow. I'll check for airflow. Can I tell if it's working by running the dryer without the blower cover on?
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  8. Hooray, it seems I've figured out Blue's Clues. There was a wire harness on the side of the motor that had come dislodged. I plugged it all the way back in and now the dryer is working again. I'm a very happy camper. Thank you 16345Ed for all the help you gave me!
  9. Service Manual

    Here you go:
  10. Thermador PCG366G/14 Cooktop Service Manual and Schematic View File Service manual PUB 58300000151625 Schematic PUB 50400001000765 Submitter Son of Samurai Submitted 11/21/2017 Category Appliance Repair Manual Pot Luck Supper  
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    Service manual PUB 58300000151625 Schematic PUB 50400001000765
  12. service manual

    This is a Kenmore branded LG microwave. Unfortunately, it's impossible to get a service manual for it using the Kenmore model number. If you can cross the model number over to an LG OEM equivalent, then we might be able to get it for you. Still no guarantees, since LG manuals are difficult to come by.
  13. We're here for you Bruther - let the truth soaked in profanity flow out and ye shall be cleansed!
  14. Only key that responds on UI is the (press 3 sec to lock out console) with an led comes on. Outlet chks OK, power filter in washer pass's 120 vac out. Couldn't get volts at door switch from two blue wires coming from filter. Unless they detoured in the board didn't want to go there. What to do. Thks.
  15. You have power at terminal block on back of dryer? Do you know how to test for 240vac? be careful!
  16. Circuit board? more likely your timer... Part number: WP8299771
  17. I need a service manual for a GE Refrigerator Model number PFCF1NJXCCC. Any help is appreciated.
  18. Service Manual

    Hello, I am working on a Thermador cooktop and looking for a service manual. Model # PCG366G/14 Serial # 396060253819000792 Does any one has the manual please forward to me. Thank you .
  19. LG refrigerator not cooling

    Yes I noticed full frost when I changed the fan.
  20. Kenmore 790.41003602 Wall Oven Schematic and Tech Sheet

    Already have tech sheets with wall oven. Any way to obtain a service manual?
  21. I replaced the starter relay, thermal cutout, high temp thermostat & thermal fuse. I re-checked the breaker box to make sure the fuse there was good. It still won't start. I called a local appliance shop and they said it might be the circuit board. Is there a way to test the circuit board to see if that is the problem? Thanks.
  22. Less polite, but not as bad as the things I could say about them
  23. LG refrigerator not cooling

    Single evap system with fresh food cooling issues can only be a few things. Thermistors, damper, fan or board. Assuming you have a full frost pattern on the evaporator.
  24. That washer isn't leaking, it's crying because it sucks.
  25. LG refrigerator not cooling

    So back to the problem. It seems that the refrigerator side doesn't want to get below 55 now and the lights are working intermittently. I'm going to pull off the back cover and make sure the coils are clean and see if I can determine if it's low on coolant. Any other suggestions for me at this time?
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