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      Webinar Recordings Index Page   03/02/2018

      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) Appliantology Peer Group web meeting, Feb 25, 2018 (Length: 1:47:30) Appliantology March 2018 Peer Group Meeting (Length: 1:59:58) 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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      Appliantology-MST Academy Web Tour   03/18/2018

      Learn how to effectively wield Appliantology as a deadly weapon for appliance repair. See first-hand how the Master Samurai Tech Academy can up your troubleshooting game and literally change your life. Free! Open to all interested techs, whether or not you're a member of Appliantology. Click into the Calendar event below to get connection details:   

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  1. Appliantology-MST Academy Web Tour

    Who: Any professional appliance repair technician interested in learning more about effectively using Appliantology as an appliance repair information tool or sharpening their troubleshooting skills in the online training at the Master Samurai Tech Academy. What: This will be a guided web tour showing you the powerful but subtle features at Appliantology that make it such an effective troubleshooting tool. We'll also show you a quick campus tour of the Master Samurai Tech Academy-- what it has to offer you, how it works, how it can change your life, and how to enroll. When: Tuesday, March 20th 2018, at 7PM Eastern Time (adjust your time zone accordingly) Where: Just fill in the form below and the connection details will be automatically emailed to you: Fill out my online form. How: Here are three tips to ensure that the webinars are a smooth, cool experience for you: Arrive early to make sure your connection is working! Also, if you show up late for the webinar, you'll be lost. Enter your name at the "knock to enter" window on the meeting page. Watch this ultra-short video on how to use your control console.
  2. In this special international episode, the Samurai is in Fiji at Samurai International Headquarters, while Mrs. Samurai is in the Team Samurai New Hampshire pavilion. Although halfway around the globe from each other, Team Samurai comes together through the miracle of the Internet to deliver you this timely and crucial information in this episode of Master Samurai Tech Radio. We compare and contrast three online training options with the Master Samurai Tech Academy. Subscribe or listen to the audio-only podcast here:
  3. Master Samurai Tech Academy Open House

    Who: Anyone interested in learning more about the online, on-demand training courses at the Master Samurai Tech Academy What: The Samurai will give you a personal campus tour of the Master Samurai Tech Academy. We can show some of the features of the site and then take you behind the scenes in our courses. We would also love to answer any questions you may have about enrollment and the training experience at Master Samurai Tech. We’ll show you how we can give you the competitive edge repairing today’s computer controlled appliances. As a thank you bonus for attending, we’ll give you a $50 tuition discount coupon! When: Thursday evening, March 8, 2018, @7PM ET (adjust your time zone accordingly). We will start right at 7PM ET sharp so please arrive a few minutes early. Where: All of our web meetings are powered by <a data-cke-saved-href="" href=""> Fill out my Wufoo form! </a> How: Here are three tips to ensure that the webinars are a smooth, cool experience for you: Arrive early to make sure your connection is working! Also, if you show up late for the webinar, you'll be lost. Enter your name at the "knock to enter" window on the meeting page. Watch this ultra-short video on how to use your control console.
  4. 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 (Bundle 1 only), you can get full tech access to our tech support site,, 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 about a 2:1 post to download ratio to renew [UPDATED]. That means that as a general guideline, you need to have made three 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 currently required quiz and exam score requirements for the course; see this page for details.
  5. UPDATE: The Oven and Range Repair course is now open for enrollment. Click here for details. Team Samurai is turning up the heat this July with a new full-length technical course: Oven and Range Repair The content that we’ve created for you is absolutely fantastic. We cannot wait to be able to open the doors so you can see it for yourself. This is a mondo course, with over 30 original videos and 7 Case Studies, that was almost a year in the making using the same training structure for the prerequisite courses we developed for Sub-Zero Wolf factory training. The Oven and Range Repair training course covers all the technology used in modern gas and electric cooking appliances, ovens, cooktops, and microwaves, and includes seven real-world troubleshooting case studies using the world-famous Ten Step Tango® troubleshooting procedure. Next to refrigerators, cooking appliances are the most profitable appliances to repair, especially high-end cooking appliances. Any appliance company that expects to thrive and prosper in the coming recession needs to be competent at troubleshooting and repairing high-end cooking appliances and this course empowers any tech to do exactly that. Here's a list of the topics taught in the course: 1 Groundwork concepts 1.1 Basic electricity refresher 1.2 Conductor ampacity 1.3 120/240 VAC split phase power supplies 1.4 Ghost voltage and electrical measurements 1.5 GFCI and AFCI circuit protection 1.6 Gas fuel basics 2 Cooking appliance technology 2.1 Mechanical and solid state relays 2.2 Capacitive touchpanels 2.3 Motorized door lock assemblies 2.4 RTD oven temperature sensors 2.5 Electronic oven controls 2.6 Microwave oven operating principles and troubleshooting 2.7 Electric cooktop infinite switches 2.8 Radiant and inductive cooktops 2.9 Gas surface burners 2.10 Gas oven burners 2.11 Fuel conversion on gas ovens and cooktops 2.12 Gas burner spark ignition systems 2.13 Gas flame detection and burner reignition systems 2.14 Gas oven hot surface ignition systems 2.15 Direct spark ignition (DSI) systems 3 Seven troubleshooting case studies on modern, real-world gas and electric ovens and cooktops applying the principles taught in the course and the world-famous Ten Step Tango® troubleshooting procedure. 3.1 Dual fuel range - oven no heat 3.2 Double wall oven - long pre-heat 3.3 Dual fuel range - gas surface burner continuous sparking 3.4 Dual fuel range - gas surface burner no ignition 3.5 Gas range - bake burner no ignition 3.6 Gas range - low/erratic oven temperature 3.7 Electric cooktop - hot surface indicator light stays on The Oven and Range Repair training course will be released this coming Saturday, July 15, 2017, at the bargain introductory tuition of only $375. We'll announce the official release in our newsletter. Look for it in your inbox.
  6. Troubleshooting is the big missing skill among appliance techs today. In fact, many techs don’t even know what troubleshooting is and mistake pattern recognition and factoids for real troubleshooting. Classical troubleshooting is a structured and scientific method for thinking and solving appliance problems. There is a method to the madness! The Master Samurai Tech troubleshooting method is called the Ten Step Tango (TST). There are specific dance steps to troubleshooting, and we teach them to anyone who wants to learn. As an introduction to the TST, we’re offering a free short course to the entire appliance tech community where techs can quickly learn the TST troubleshooting procedure and immediately start benefitting from this skill on service calls. The TST short course uses a real-world, modern refrigerator (dual evaporator, computer-controlled) case study to lead you through each of the ten steps in the TST to troubleshoot and solve the problem. To get started, just register a free account at the Master Samurai Tech Academy, and you'll see the “Ten Step Tango Troubleshooting Procedure Case Study” listed as one of your free courses available to you on your login welcome page. If you're already registered at the Academy, just log in as usual and you'll see the course on your login welcome page. You'll also be able to take our other free courses: Appliantology 101 and Internetology. All our free courses are short and fun to do. So have fun, dammit!
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