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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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  1. Frigidaire Electrolux 2017 Training - Modular Electronic Oven Controls View File Bonus section on baking perfect biscuits! Submitter Lighthouse Submitted 11/11/2017 Category Appliance Repair Manual Pot Luck Supper  
  2. Frigidaire 2017 Dryer Training Presentation View File Models: FFRE4120SW FFRG4120SW Submitter Lighthouse Submitted 11/11/2017 Category Appliance Repair Manual Pot Luck Supper  
  3. Frigidaire FFTW4120SW Top Load Washer 2017 Training Presentation View File Model FFTW4120SW Submitter Lighthouse Submitted 11/11/2017 Category Appliance Repair Manual Pot Luck Supper  
  4. Frigidaire 2017 Refrigerator Update Training Presentation View File Top Mount Gallery New Model Numbers: FFTR1832T* FFHT1832T* FGTR1837T* FGHT1837T* FGTR1842T* FGHT1842T* FFTR2032T* FFHT2032T* FGTR2037T* FGHT2037T* FGTR2042T* FGHT2042T* Submitter Lighthouse Submitted 11/11/2017 Category Appliance Repair Manual Pot Luck Supper  
  5. Frigidaire 2017 Free Standing Induction Range Training Presentation View File Models FGIF3036TF FGIF3036TD Submitter Lighthouse Submitted 11/11/2017 Category Appliance Repair Manual Pot Luck Supper  
  6. Frigidaire 2017 Dishwasher Update Training Presentation View File Solaro 2.0 Platform Submitter Lighthouse Submitted 11/11/2017 Category Appliance Repair Manual Pot Luck Supper  
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    Top Mount Gallery New Model Numbers: FFTR1832T* FFHT1832T* FGTR1837T* FGHT1837T* FGTR1842T* FGHT1842T* FFTR2032T* FFHT2032T* FGTR2037T* FGHT2037T* FGTR2042T* FGHT2042T*
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    Models: FFRE4120SW FFRG4120SW
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    Bonus section on baking perfect biscuits!
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    Who: Any professional appliance repair technician interested in learning more about effectively using Appliantology as an appliance repair tool. What: Using Appliantology as your indispensable appliance repair information tool. 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. When: Monday, November 27th 2017, 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: <a data-cke-saved-href="https://mastersamuraitech.wufoo.com/forms/m1xrkpda1uwdxim/" href="https://mastersamuraitech.wufoo.com/forms/m1xrkpda1uwdxim/">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 Join.me control console.
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    Who: Any professional appliance repair technician interested in learning more about effectively using Appliantology as an appliance repair tool. What: Using Appliantology as your indispensable appliance repair information tool. 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. When: Monday, October 23rd 2017, 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: <a data-cke-saved-href="https://mastersamuraitech.wufoo.com/forms/m1xrkpda1uwdxim/" href="https://mastersamuraitech.wufoo.com/forms/m1xrkpda1uwdxim/">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 Join.me control console.
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    Who: Any professional appliance repair technician interested in learning more about effectively using Appliantology as an appliance repair tool. What: Using Appliantology as your indispensable appliance repair information tool. 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, the 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. When: Monday, September 18, 2017, 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: <a data-cke-saved-href="https://mastersamuraitech.wufoo.com/forms/m1xrkpda1uwdxim/" href="https://mastersamuraitech.wufoo.com/forms/m1xrkpda1uwdxim/">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 Join.me control console.
  16. 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.
  17. [Webinar] Open Q&A

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    Who: - Professional Appliantologists, Senior Appliantology Fellows, and Legacy Tech members at Appliantology - Master Samurai Tech Academy students enrolled in any technical course - Mr. Appliance® Academy students enrolled in Bundle 1 What: Open Q&A - tech questions, MST Academy coursework questions, bidness questions, whatever. Also, a peek inside the hot, new Oven and Range Repair training course at the MST Academy. When: Monday, July 17, 2017, at 7PM Eastern Time (adjust your time zone accordingly) Where: All of our web meetings are powered by Join.me. For the connection details, see below. - Professional Appliantologists, Senior Appliantology Fellows, and Legacy Techs- Request an invitation - Master Samurai Tech Academy Students: RSVP here. - Mr. Appliance® Academy Bundle 1 Students: RSVP here. How: Here are a couple tips to ensure that the webinars are a smooth, cool experience for you: 1. Arrive early to make sure your connection is working! Also, if you show up late for the webinar, you'll be lost. 2. Watch this ultra-short video on how to use your Join.me control console while you're in the web meeting because you're gonna wanna do cool stuff like: - correctly connect your audio (without producing the dreaded echo!) so you and everyone else can hear what the Samurai is explaining - mute and unmute yourself so we can keep the microphones open and we can all talk
  18. Gas Dryer Ignition Systems Webinar Recording

    We went on a journey of wonder and discovery in last night's webinar and demystified those vexing gas dryer ignition systems. We learned how the two-stage gas valve works; how it is controlled by those three valve coils, a radiant sensor, and ignitor. We also learned what a "split coil" is and how it works. We also had an encounter with technical gremlins that attempted to thwart the Appliantological gospel but they were quickly slain. The recording also includes a good roll of the video I tried to play during the webinar. After a little TLC from the Nads o' Samurai (my two sons) who edited the recordings and came up with this Final Cut edition, Professional Appliantologist members and Master Samurai Tech Academy students who couldn't join us last night for the live webinar can share in the adventure at their convenience. Professional Appliantologist members may watch the webinar recording here. Master Samurai Tech Academy students may watch here.
  19. Induction theory

    Hi Scott, I don't know where to post this question but I was thinking if it would be possible to create a webinar on induction theory and how they function I got a call on a Electrolux induction cook top model #E30IC80ISS1. With code E21 .according to the techsheet they are pointing to replace ESEC UIB OR FILTER BOARD due to a communication error, don't want to start guessing
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    Who: - Professional Appliantologists, Senior Appliantology Fellows, and Legacy Tech members at Appliantology - Master Samurai Tech Academy students enrolled in any technical course - Mr. Appliance® Academy students enrolled in Bundle 1 What: Gas Oven Service Call after a Parts Changing Monkey. We're called in on a gas oven problem after a PCM has already failed to identify and fix the problem. This Office Hours is based on a true story! When: Monday, May 8, 2017, at 7PM Eastern Time (adjust your time zone accordingly) Where: All of our web meetings are powered by Join.me. For the connection details, see below. - Professional Appliantologists, Senior Appliantology Fellows, and Legacy Techs- See this topic in the Bidness Skool forum - Master Samurai Tech Academy Students: RSVP here. - Mr. Appliance® Academy Bundle 1 Students: RSVP here. How: Here are a couple tips to ensure that the webinars are a smooth, cool experience for you: 1. Arrive early to make sure your connection is working! Also, if you show up late for the webinar, you'll be lost. 2. Watch this ultra-short video on how to use your Join.me control console while you're in the web meeting because you're gonna wanna do cool stuff like: - correctly connect your audio (without producing the dreaded echo!) so you and everyone else can hear what the Samurai is explaining - mute and unmute yourself so we can keep the microphones open and we can all talk
  21. Y’all gather ‘round and ol’ Samurai’s gonna tell you about the best kept secret at Appliantology. You know the Samurai does periodic webinars on a wide range of appliance repair topics. At the webinars, we talk about all kinda cool techie topics like basic electric circuits, troubleshooting strategies and tactics, reading schematics, computer control and digital communications in appliances, electric motor operation, gas flame sensing and reignition technologies, and more. Over 30 hours (and growing) of original, high-quality technical training! Sometimes we cover basics, but many of the topics are more advanced, going beyond what we teach in our online training courses at the Master Samurai Tech Academy. I know it’s not always possible to make it to the live webinars due to scheduling conflicts, beer drinking, basketball game, whatever. Believe me, I get it. You may be wondering, “Can I watch recordings of past webinars? Is there a way to find out what the past webinar topics were? So what’s a brutha to do?” The Samurai’s gotcha covered! Lemme tell you about Appliantology’s best kept secret: The Webinar Recordings Index Page. On this page, you’ll find a listing of all past webinar recordings listed by topic and linked to the video recording of the webinar. So it’s easy to scan down the list to find a topic you’re interested in, grab a bag of popcorn, your flavorite adult beverage and go on a learning safari with the Samurai. Just so you know--we don’t record all the webinars and, sometimes, the technology gods just don’t play nice. But we post as many as we can, and the page is updated as new recordings become available so be sure to check back often. So why do I call the Webinar Recordings Index page “Appliantology’s best kept secret?” Because not many Professional Appliantologists seem to be aware of it. This is my fault-- I need to do a better job of getting the word out and reminding you guys about it. Hence this blog post! Master Samurai Tech Academy students and Mr. Appliance® Academy students also have access to the webinar recordings at the links below: - Master Samurai Tech Academy students: https://mastersamuraitech.com/webinar-recordings/ - Mr. Appliance® Academy students enrolled in Bundle 1: http://mrappliance.mastersamuraitech.com/appliance-repair-course-support/student-forums/forum/webinar-recordings/
  22. [Webinar] Tech Training, topic TBA, Monday, December 19 @7PM ET

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    Who: - Professional Appliantologists, Senior Appliantology Fellows, and Legacy Tech members at Appliantology - Master Samurai Tech Academy students enrolled in any technical course - Mr. Appliance® Academy students enrolled in Bundle 1 What: Technical topic to be announced in the MST-Appliantology newsletter. If you'd like to get on the newsletter mailing list, you may do so here. If you have a particular topic or tech sheet you'd like us to talk about, please post it below. When: Monday, December 12, 2016, at 7PM Eastern Time (adjust your time zone accordingly) Where: All of our web meetings are powered by Join.me. For the connection details, see below. - Professional Appliantologists, Senior Appliantology Fellows, and Legacy Techs- See this topic in the Bidness Skool forum: https://appliantology.org/topic/61253-webinar-tech-training-topic-tba-monday-december-19-2016-7pm-et/ - Master Samurai Tech Academy Students: RSVP here. - Mr. Appliance® Academy Bundle 1 Students: RSVP here. How: Here are a couple tips to ensure that the webinars are a smooth, cool experience for you: 1. Arrive early to make sure your connection is working! Also, if you show up late for the webinar, you'll be lost. 2. Watch this ultra-short video on how to use your Join.me control console while you're in the web meeting because you're gonna wanna do cool stuff like: - correctly connect your audio (without producing the dreaded echo!) so you and everyone else can hear what the Samurai is explaining - mute and unmute yourself so we can keep the microphones open and we can all talk
  23. [Webinar] Tech Training, topic TBA, Monday, December 12 @7PM ET

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    Who: - Professional Appliantologists, Senior Appliantology Fellows, and Legacy Tech members at Appliantology - Master Samurai Tech Academy students enrolled in any technical course - Mr. Appliance® Academy students enrolled in Bundle 1 What: Technical topic to be announced in the MST-Appliantology newsletter. If you'd like to get on the newsletter mailing list, you may do so here. If you have a particular topic or tech sheet you'd like us to talk about, please post it below. When: Monday, December 12, 2016, at 7PM Eastern Time (adjust your time zone accordingly) Where: All of our web meetings are powered by Join.me. For the connection details, see below. - Professional Appliantologists, Senior Appliantology Fellows, and Legacy Techs- See this topic in the Bidness Skool forum: https://appliantology.org/topic/61137-webinar-tech-training-topic-tba-monday-december-12-2016-7pm-et/ - Master Samurai Tech Academy Students: RSVP here. - Mr. Appliance® Academy Bundle 1 Students: RSVP here. How: Here are a couple tips to ensure that the webinars are a smooth, cool experience for you: 1. Arrive early to make sure your connection is working! Also, if you show up late for the webinar, you'll be lost. 2. Watch this ultra-short video on how to use your Join.me control console while you're in the web meeting because you're gonna wanna do cool stuff like: - correctly connect your audio (without producing the dreaded echo!) so you and everyone else can hear what the Samurai is explaining - mute and unmute yourself so we can keep the microphones open and we can all talk
  24. Hello All, It's been quite a while since I last posted on the site - the changes and updates are looking good! Wasn't really sure where to ask this though so I hope here is ok. Long story short: Trying to make a long term career choice and need some advice from those in the field. I'm about to turn 40 and aside from some aches and pains I'm still in pretty good overall shape. Good enough to work anyway...(ya' know what I'm sayin'). I'm considering my options going forward. My background: home renovations, water heater install/tech, A&E appliance tech (I know...) for about 6 months, building/property maintenance, etc. I've done many house calls and dealt with many types of customers in different situations so that's all familiar and I'm good with my hands/mechanically inclined. Bloodied many a knuckle over the years. I have a basic understanding of tech sheets/electricity but would need the MST training for sure. I worked for Sears a few years back as a laundry tech and picked up the basics pretty quickly, and felt comfortable doing the work, but left to get involved with buying and renovating rental properties. That's all fine but it doesn't throw off enough to live off of so I'm comparing some options, one of which is going back into the appliance repair field. I'm sure I'd be looking to go out on my own as soon as would be realistically possible, but not for a while. That brings me to you guys. I'm sure you've gotten these questions before but I used the search function and only found one thread that was similar to this. It was great but I was hoping to get some more specifics. A few questions if you don't mind: (I know there are variables within each of these questions but please humor me - feel free to answer any or all...) - What's a realistic pay range for an employed tech that can read schematics and good troubleshooter but no sealed system work? - What's a realistic pay range for the same tech self-employed? - Does sealed system work make that much of a difference in a career? - For those self employed: Can you balance work and family? Are you pretty much always working nights and weekends? How do you make for personal/family time? (All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy and Jill a rich widow) - Is it possible to do this as a self employed owner/operator but limit your hours (without killing your business)? - I hear warranty work sucks. Can anyone give me some details? Is it still worth doing even if it does? There's a 5 week whirlpool training class close to me I'm considering. - Has anyone with little experience purchased the MST training, practiced at home and gone directly out on their own with success? Is that possible? - Would you recommend this field? Why or why not? I really appreciate anyone's input on this topic in whatever way, shape, or form, and will be thinking through any and all suggestions. Thanks in advance, Dave
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    Who: - Professional Appliantologist members at Appliantology - Master Samurai Tech Academy students enrolled in any technical course - Mr. Appliance® Academy students enrolled in Bundle 1 What: Appliance Service Call Structure and Troubleshooting Strategies. A disciplined, focused troubleshooting structure is something that most techs are lacking, even those with many years of experience. This webinar will present an overall framework or mental structure that both prepares you for the call and helps to organize and focus your thinking during the call. Both experienced and new techs will benefit from this webinar. When: Monday, October 24, 2016, at 7PM Eastern Time (adjust your time zone accordingly) Where: All of our web meetings are powered by Join.me. For the connection details, see below. - Professional Appliantologists- See this topic in the PA forum: - Master Samurai Tech Academy Students: RSVP here. - Mr. Appliance® Academy Bundle 1 Students: RSVP here. How: Here are a couple tips to ensure that the webinars are a smooth, cool experience for you: 1. Arrive early to make sure your connection is working! Also, if you show up late for the webinar, you'll be lost. 2. Watch this ultra-short video on how to use your Join.me control console while you're in the web meeting because you're gonna wanna do cool stuff like: - correctly connect your audio (without producing the dreaded echo!) so you and everyone else can hear what the Samurai is explaining - mute and unmute yourself so we can keep the microphones open and we can all talk