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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: All things sparky and gassy: Gas burner spark ignition systems; Electrode detection of gas flame theory of operation; Direct Spark Ignition (DSI) systems When: Monday, March 13, 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
  2. We talked about lots of good stuff last night at the Office Hours webinar. I started off with a brief presentation on Neutral and Ground in AC circuits, explaining how they are different and each serves different purposes in AC circuits. Then we applied what we learned about power supplies in that presentation to decipher some crappy instructions in a service bulletin for a Whirlpool inverter microwave where we had to figure out how to test the digital data input to the inverter. We then spring boarded off that to talk about digital data communications in appliances. Even though the example we used was a Samsung dishwasher, the principles we discussed are common to ALL appliances, regardless of brand or model. While we were talking about digital data communications, it seemed like a good flow to get into a discussion about "loading down" in DC power supplies and the troubleshooting technique we would use to test for this. We also talked about why loading down is not an issue affecting AC loads. But AC loads and switches have their own special way of failing that we as techs need to be aware of: failing under load. So we talked about why we don't trust ohms testing for AC loads and switches. Finally, we talked about how a high resistance connection (less than 5 ohms!) at a thermostat in an electric dryer can cause long dry times by robbing wattage from the heating element. We worked through a simple Ohm's Law calculation to show how this happens. This little exercise also illustrated the value of having the Ohm's Law pie chart readily accessible in the photo album of your phone so you don't have to rely on memory because it plays tricks on you! Professional Appliantologist members can watch the webinar recording here. Master Samurai Tech students can watch it here. Enjoy!
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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. If you have questions about your training at the MST Academy, such as understanding a quiz question or concepts, here's your chance for live help. If you have a specific tech sheet or troubleshooting situation you'd like to talk about, please post the model number and problem statement here well in advance so I can have it ready to share on the screen. When: Monday, March 6, 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
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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. If you have questions about your training at the MST Academy, such as understanding a quiz question or concepts, here's your chance for live help. If you have a specific tech sheet or troubleshooting situation you'd like to talk about, please send me the model number and problem statement in advance so I can have it ready to share on the screen. When: Monday, February 27, 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: https://appliantology.org/topic/62095-webinar-open-qa-monday-february-27-2017-7-pm-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
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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: We'll continue our troubleshooting workshop series by applying the Ten-Step Tango procedure to several different refrigerators and scenarios. When: Monday, January 16, 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: https://appliantology.org/topic/61520-webinar-ten-step-tango-troubleshooting-workshop-refrigerators-monday-january-16-2017-7pm-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
  6. Troubleshooting is the big missing skill among appliance techs today. This is the skill that distinguishes parts changing monkeys (PCMs) from Master Samurai Techs. It's the difference between a drunken street brawler making monkey jabs versus a trained MMA fighter making kill shots. PCMs will thrash about wildly, monkey-jabbing at components hoping to get lucky and usually end up getting their asses kicked. Anyone can monkey jab and the sad truth is that this is the dominant practice of the appliance repair trade today. It doesn't have to be that way. Anyone who wants to can learn how to make kill strikes like a Master Samurai Tech. Master Samurai Techs don't rely on luck. They have a plan of attack, a strategy. They deploy precision kill strikes that have been honed in the Dojo-- training at the Master Samurai Tech Academy and in the Office Hours webinars-- and systematically dominate the appliance. Whether you're troubleshooting a simple GE dryer with just a mechanical timer or a Sub-Zero refrigerator with a microcomputer board, multiple sub boards and two different compressor technologies, the troubleshooting procedure is the same. That's the Ten-Step Tango: a structured, disciplined procedure for solving problems. In our Office Hours webinars, we've begun a series of workshops on the Ten-Step Tango, applying it to different troubleshooting scenarios on real-world appliances. We started off by introducing the Ten-Step Tango procedure and then applied it to simple appliances (no control boards, just mechanical controls, like timers). Then, in the next workshop, we kicked it up a notch and troubleshot appliances with multiple control boards, digital communications, hoodoo, voodoo, and all kinda weird stuff. The workshop webinar recordings, along with all the other Office Hours webinar recordings, are available for Professional Appliantologists and Master Samurai Tech Academy students to watch at the links below: Master Samurai Tech Academy Students: http://mastersamuraitech.com/webinar-recordings/ Mr. Appliance® Academy Bundle 1 Students: http://mrappliance.mastersamuraitech.com/appliance-repair-course-support/student-forums/forum/webinar-recordings/ Professional Appliantologists: https://appliantology.org/topic/58003-webinar-recordings-index-page/ The next workshop will be in January 2017 and will be announced here at Appliantology as well as in the MST-Appliantology newsletter.
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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
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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
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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. Anything goes: technical topics, business-related questions, help using either the Appliantology or Master Samurai Tech websites. If you have a specific tech sheet or topic you'd like to talk about, please send it to me in advance so I can have it ready to screen share with everyone. When: Monday, December 5, 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/61051-webinar-open-qa-monday-december-5-7pm-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
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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: Open Q&A. Anything goes: technical topics, business-related questions, help using either the Appliantology or Master Samurai Tech websites. If you have a specific tech sheet or topic you'd like to talk about, please send it to me in advance so I can have it ready to screen share with everyone. When: Monday, November 21, 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: https://appliantology.org/topic/60713-webinar-open-qa-monday-november-7-7pm-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
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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: Open Q&A. Anything goes: technical topics, business-related questions, help using either the Appliantology or Master Samurai Tech websites, even non-appliance topics! If you have a specific tech sheet you'd like to talk about, please send it to me in advance so I can have it ready to screen share with everyone. When: Monday, November 7, 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: https://appliantology.org/topic/60713-webinar-open-qa-monday-november-7-7pm-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
  12. Great turn out for this webinar-- had over 30 people on! That means there are lots of techs who recognize the need for help with these skills. This is good because they can be easily learned by anyone who wants to learn them! This webinar lays out a road map for you to declare your independence from tech lines. Professional Appliantologist members may watch the webinar recording here: Appliance Service Call Structure and Troubleshooting Strategies Master Samurai Tech Academy students may watch here: Click here to go to the webinar! Mr. Appliance® Academy Bundle 1 students may watch here: Appliance Service Call Structure and Troubleshooting Strategies This recording has also been added to the ever-growing Webinar Recordings Index Page.
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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
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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: Open Q&A. If you have a tech sheet you'd like to go over, please send it in ahead of time. When: Monday, October 3, 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
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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: Special topic on the Whirlpool VM washer bi-directional PSC drive motor system then Open Q&A (if time permits) When: Monday, September 19, 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
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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: Open Q&A When: Monday, August 29, 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
  17. In case you missed it or would like to review, Professional Appliantologist members here at Appliantology may watch the recording on Linear Motors and Linear Compressors webinar on August 15, 2016 here: And just a reminder that Professional Appliantologist members have convenient access to all the webinar recordings on the Webinar Recordings Index page here: Master Samurai Tech Academy students have access to all the webinar recordings here: http://mastersamuraitech.com/webinar-recordings/
  18. Master Samurai Tech Academy students may access the webinar recordings here. Mr. Appliance® Academy Bundle 1 students may access the webinar recordings here. Professional Appliantologist members may access the webinar recordings here. The index page is continually updated with new webinar recordings but this is the index page as of this post: Ultra Short Primer on Basic Electricity, Circuits, Ohm's Law, and Schematic Reading Basic Refrigerator Troubleshooting Schematic Reading Workshop, 10/2015 Troubleshooting Strategies for Computer-Controlled Appliances Semiconductors and PN Junctions Appliance Temperature Sensing Devices & Technology Voltage Measurements, Meters, Ghost Voltages, and Triac-controlled Neutrals Troubleshooting with Tech Sheets, Part 1, 4/2016 Troubleshooting with Tech Sheets, Part 2, 4/2016 Tech Sheet Review, 4/9/2016: Bosch Speed Cooker, Amana Refrigerator, GE Glass Cooktop Range Pulse Width Modulated (PWM) Switches used in Samsung Switched Mode Power Supplies (SMPS) PWM Computer Cooling Fan in a Whirlpool Refrigerator Understanding AC Split-phase Household Power Supplies Troubleshooting a Samsung Electric Dryer without Disassembly using Live Tests and the Schematic Troubleshooting a Bosch Dishwasher No-Heat Problem using the Schematic and Live Tests Linear Motors and Linear Compressors
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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: Special topic on linear motors and compressors then open Q&A When: Monday, August 15, 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
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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: This Office Hours is all about YOU! Bring your questions about your MST coursework, appliance service business questions, or a particular appliance problem you're working on. If you'd like to go over a specific appliance tech sheet or schematic, send it in now. PLUS: special topic on digital communications in modern, computer-controlled appliances. When: Monday, August 1, 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
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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: This Office Hours is all about YOU! Bring your questions about your MST coursework, appliance service business questions, or a particular appliance problem you're working on. If you'd like to go over a specific appliance tech sheet or schematic, send it in now. When: Monday, July 18, 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
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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: All appliance repair techs should understand the split-phase household electrical power supply that they deal with on a daily basis. But the fact is that most do not and there's a lot of disinformation and "tech myths" out there about these power supplies. But they are easy to understand once you grasp a few fundamental concepts about electricity and split-phase voltage that I'll explain to you. When: Monday evening 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
  23. Fantastic web meeting last night with many assembled Brethren! This was one of the weekly web meetings that we have every Monday evening for Professional Appliantologists and Mast Samurai Tech Academy students. Personally, I think it was the best one yet-- lots of interactivity and discussion about all kinds of different appliance repair topics. It was a especially great because we had the audio under control so other people besides just me were able to talk. Mrs. Samurai even joined in the conversation and it was kinda-sorta like a live, interactive podcast! We started off by looking at a schematic and wiring diagram for a GE Cafe duel fuel double oven. The complaint on this was that the warming drawer wasn't heating up at all and neither of the indicator lights for the warming drawer would come on. Using the schematic and wiring diagram, we developed some specific troubleshooting strategies for pinpointing the problem. We also talked about all kinds of other things, all pertaining to running an appliance repair business and livin' the life of an appliance tech. Some of the other things we talked about are: - Pricing your services, pros and cons of using the online Blue Book - Dealing with Craig's List competition who advertise "no service call fee with repair" and otherwise appealing to bottom-feeder customers - The Appliantology chatroom, it's currently an underused resource at the site and we talked about using it more, including our plans to use it for live tech help (as well as just chit chat and hoo-ha). I'm generally hanging out in the chatroom most mornings while I'm checking email, answering forum posts, and otherwise takin' care o' bidness. Pop on in and say hey. One of the brethren suggested an informal chat each evening where we would hang out while surfing the web or checking out other parts of the site. Sounds good to me! I'll try to be there when I can but if I'm not, go ahead and get the party started without me. - Doing schematic markups-- How do I whip out all those schematic markups? Ahh, Grasshoppah, only the Chosen have received this Divine Wisdom. - We talked about different types of tablet computers and PDF reading apps that people use to carry service manuals and tech sheets with them to service calls. - PSA vs. USA - which is the better group to belong to? I am personally a member of USA and think it's a great group. I don't have any experience with PSA so couldn't offer anything on that. - I also announced our latest and greatest offering at Master Samurai Tech: a new, fun, and FREE course on Internetology: Internet Basics for Everyone. Just register (for free) at Master Samurai Tech and take the course right away. It'll probably take you a half hour to do and you'll get a few laughs along the way. If you already have an account at MST, just log in and you'll see the Internetology course on your login/welcome page. - Finally, we compared Appliantology and Master Samurai Techs. Two different sites with different missions. Appliantology is our tech support site while MST is our tech training site. Although Team Samurai runs both sites, they each use completely different software so membership at one does not transfer to membership at the other. We talked about other things, too, that I'm probably forgetting. Maybe someone else will comment on tis post and remind us. Good talk, good talk!
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    Who: Professional Appliantologists and Senior Appliantology Fellows here at Appliantology.org What: Troubleshooting with Tech Sheets, Part 2 Why: We didn't finish the lineup of tech sheets I had planned so we'll finish up with this webinar. Only three left! We're going to go over troubleshooting scenarios using real tech sheets from several real appliances to learn how to kick appliance bootay the Samurai Way! When: Monday, April 18, 2016 @7PM ET Where:
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    Who: Professional Appliantologists and Senior Appliantology Fellows here at Appliantology.org What: Troubleshooting with Tech Sheets Why: We're going to go over troubleshooting scenarios using real tech sheets from several real appliances to learn how to kick appliance bootay the Samurai Way! I'll have several tech sheets for us to go over and we'll use them to develop troubleshooting strategies for various types of problem scenarios. When: Monday, April 11, 2016 @7PM ET Where: