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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 Peer Group   02/08/2018

        We're doing something totally new this time! In this first ever meeting of the Appliantology Peer Group, we'll be hosting a roundtable-style question and answer webinar. 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.  

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  2. Haier DD350RB

    So solly! I looked on the GE tech site back when you first posted this and didn't find anything and meant to tell you that. I'm exploring another option-- if it pans out, I'll have something for you by tomorrow.
  3. Need service manual for Frigidaire M# FGHB2866PFGA

    Sounds like you just had the schematic. Tech sheet shows how to manually cycle both ice makers:
  4. Frigidaire FGHB2866PFGA Refrigerator Tech Sheet View File PUB A01544602 Submitter Samurai Appliance Repair Man Submitted 02/19/2018 Category Appliance Repair Manual Pot Luck Supper  
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  10. Is the clock blinking, or remains on steady? If blinking, check the power cord at the rear terminal block to make sure the connections are tight. When you press the "Start" key does the range begin to heat? Or do you just get a beep and nothing happens? It sounds like a bad glass touchpad, especially if you're pressing one key and getting another, part #WB27T11145.
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  12. I got the tech sheet off the box. Maybe I'm just stupid. But be damned if I can get it into the Ice Maker diagnostic mode.
  13. Whirlpool GD5SHGXKQ01 Ice Maker

    Could be a bad inlet valve. I’d remove ice maker and inspect mold tray carefully for cracks. If that looks good. Try a new valve and see how it goes. Part number: W10408179
  14. Thanks! I had no intention of jumping the valve. I have reassembled the oven (we still need to use the stovetop). I am simply waiting for the part to arrive in the mail. Thanks everyone for your input! Jim M.
  15. I bought a house recently and the oven is giving me fits. It’s a GE profile, electric, with two ovens (a big one and a little one). It doesn’t matter which oven you’re using. I’ll set the temperature, and it will just randomly turn itself off. There’s no rhyme or reason to it. Doesn’t matter what temperature it’s set to. Sometimes it’s when it’s preheating, sometimes it’s when it’s when it’s been on for a while. I’ll have it on , walk away, and come back and only see the clock display. Sometimes it does it five or six times over the course of trying to cook a meal, sometimes it doesn’t do it at all. I’ve also noticed that sometimes when I press “0” to set a temperature (like 350 degrees), the display seems to think I pressed the number “8.” Any thoughts on how I might diagnose / repair? What do you think the problem is?
  16. Just donated via paypal. Thanks everyone!!!
  17. Hello all, <I tried to search for my answer first before posting but I can't find the magic to make the search function work. Maybe it's a Chrome issue?> Anyway: the ice maker is leaking water into the catch bin while making ice so it's freezing some of the already-made cubes into big blocks. Is this a bad water inlet valve? We have very hard water where I live (Lincoln, NE) so that may be contributing to the problem. I *think* the fridge is level so I don't believe it's just overflow happening due to gravity. We haven't moved the fridge in 5 years and this problem just started a month ago or so. When the ice maker arm is "up" the leak stops if that helps isolate a troubleshooting best guess. I consider the automatic ice maker to be one of mankind's greatest accomplishments (after the wheel and red wine) so it's critical to get this fixed! Thank you in advance for reading / suggestions!
  18. Hi Willie, I truly appreciate your and all the others on this forum and thread that help us novices repair our own appliances. You are very generous with your time and knowledge. I will happily donate to the beerfund to support this great community! Thanks again! Steve
  19. Hi Darren, Well Willie (Budget Appliance Repair) is the one to thank. He and others in this thread led me to this solution. And I agree, the more you understand the faster you will be able to do a diagnosis. Based on your questions and comments, it sounds like you have a really good handle on it already. Glad this thread was helpful to more than just me. Thanks, Steve
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  23. Haier DD350RB

    Can anybody help me out here?
  24. DCS RGS-366 Broiler not working

    Thanks budget for that correction . Sound and good advice. I appreciate that concern in setting me straight on the proper way of testing that gas valve
  25. Thanks pigseye the more I can understand the actual flow of electricity the quicker in each and every cycle of not only this appliance but others, the easier it gets for me during diagnosis in making the correct decision on what I need to do . Thanks for your help
  26. [Webinar] Inaugural Appliantology Peer Group

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  27. Wolf Electric Oven S030 F/S won't heat with two error codes

    @darren412, Pigseye' s answer of YES to your first two question is correct and you are also correct on your third question. @pigseye If you want to donate anything, please just donate to the site to help out: https://www.fixitnow.com/beerfund.htm
  28. DCS RGS-366 Broiler not working

    NOOOOOOO!!!! Don't try to jump any terminals at the broil or any terminals on the gas valve. If they read an open valve then the valve is bad. You do need to make sure the ignitor and wiring is not shorted to ground in any way. The valve bi-metal heater can go bad on it's own, (doesn't happen very often), or if you somehow send 120 VAC directly through the valve bypassing the ingitor in any way will immediately fry the valve bi-metal heater wire. One more common way this can happen is if you have the range hooked up to a plug with the wrong polarity instead of the 120VAC live line going through the t-stat then to the ignitor then out to the valve then to neutral on the other side of valve the 120VAC live line would be on the neutral line going directly to the gas valve and if somehow, (mice chewed wiring), the wire coming out of the other terminal on the valve contacts ground before passing thru the ignitor, instant burn out of valve bi-metal heater wire. There is no way to bypass a hot surface ignitor system valve - the best you could do if trying to test if the ignitor is pulling the correct amperage is to remove both of the wires going to the valve terminals and connect those two wires together totally bypassing the valve then the ignitor should turn on and heat up when you turn the oven control and you could take an amp reading of the ignitor.
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