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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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  1. Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, this is your Samurai speaking. We're expecting a little turbulence today as we make some adjustments to the Master Samurai Tech Academy website. There may be periods throughout the day where the site either doesn't load at all or may look strange. This, too, shall pass. For now, I invite you to sit back, relax, and peruse the latest pearls of appliantological wisdom in my blog here at Appliantology.
  2. Second Upgrade Attempt: We're Goin' Down 12/31/2015!

    Greetings Brethren Appliantologists across the globe and over yonder! Big things are shakin' here at Appliantology! We're upgrading to the next big version of the software that runs this forum. This will be the deployment of over two months of work, testing and debugging the software on a test site, doing everything we possibly can to make this as smooth an upgrade as possible for mere carbon units working in a silicon world. So, here's the drill... Who: You, my Brethren in The Craft. What: Planned downtime for Appliantology while we do a major software upgrade When: Thursday, December 31, 2015 from 7 pm to 9 am Eastern Time (adjust to your time zone accordingly)... IF everything goes well. Where: Here at Appliantology.org Why: Because we love you, each and every one of our dear members. Seriously, no chit, mon. Love you long time, GI. And it is out of our great love for you that we want you to have the very best user experience here at Appliatology.org that we can possibly offer. More on that in a minute. What You'll See During the Downtime I'll post a maintenance screen with an announcement that the site is down and a link to my Twitter feed where I'll be posting progress updates. You can follow me on Twitter or just click the link on the maintenance page. Here's the explicit link to my Twitter feed: https://www.twitter.com/FixitnowSamurai Experience has shown that these things are fraught with unexpected (and unwelcome) surprises. So if we end up having to do a roll-back and install the back up of the old site, we could be down an additional two hours, from 10 pm to 2 am ET. Now for Some of the Fun Stuff! Although the old version will continue to be viable software for the foreseeable future-- too many big names still use it, like Evernote-- the single biggest reason we're doing this upgrade is so that you will have a fully responsive theme on your mobile devices. Members who access the site through a mobile platform of one flavor or another comprise about a third of our total membership. Currently, members have access to a stripped-down mobile theme that removes much of the functionality of the main sections of the site, such as the Downloads section, while using this theme. This has caused some bewilderment and intestinal gas for a few members. Well, no more! The new site software has been completely re-written and a fully mobile-responsive mobile theme was built into it from the git-go. So all sections of the site will be available to you on any mobile device! More accessible appearance with larger fonts and buttons, more intuitive interface, more friendly appearance, bunnies, kittens, and belly button lint. Okay, I'm kidding about the belly button lint. Full tech members will also no longer see Google ads. Less clutter, more Appliantology! Let me know if you have any questions. Otherwise, see you on the Other Side! Samurai
  3. Site Downtime Notice

    Just giving a heads up that the site will be down next Wednesday, November 19, beginning at 10am EST for a scheduled server upgrade. My tech guys are telling me that it will take about 4 to 6 hours to transfer everything over from our existing server to our bright and shiny new server. While the site is down, you'll see some generic and unfriendly server message. When you see that, remember this message and try again later! While the site is down, I'll post status updates to my Twitter feed and our Facebook page -- you should go ahead and follow/like now so you'll have the links to those pages.
  4. Welcome to Our New Server!

    We made it! If you're seeing this post, you know you're at the new server. You should see the pages load alot more zippy now. I'm really pleased with the initial performance. Time will tell about server stability and uptime. We're mostly intact, too. There are a few files in the Downloads section that didn't make it and will have to be re-added but that's no biggie. If you find anything else amiss, please let me know.