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      Webinar Recordings Index Page   10/03/2017

      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) 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] Samurai's Sealed System Sleuthing Secrets - 10/30/2017 @7PM ET   10/19/2017

      Having laid some theoretical groundwork in the last webinar, we're going to focus on practical considerations in this one. That means quick n’ dirty techniques for diagnosing sealed system problem using strategically chosen and skillfully interpreted temperature measurements.  Review homework from the first session on 10-2-2017. Home refrigerator practical design and operating rules-of-thumb useful for troubleshooting Practical application exercises Troubleshooting scenario exercise Techniques for making system temperature measurements for determining superheat and subcooling Sealed system diagnosis homework assignment (to be reviewed in the next webinar in this series) If you attended the first webinar in this series, this is your payday! We’re going to apply that keen, penetrating insight you now possess into money- and time-saving shortcuts you can use to diagnose real-world refrigeration systems on service calls. See this calendar event for more details                   
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Theme Wars!

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My Friends,

I need your help. I'm trying to decide which theme (style or "look") that new people to the forum should see. The choice is between the Appliance theme and the Ultra theme, both shown below. Although this forum has four other themes built into it, I've only chosen these two as the candidates for the default look of the forum. Of course, members will always be able to select any of the five themes available in this forum at their personal preference. All I'm talking about here is how the forum will look to newbies who haven't joined the Samurai School yet and so don't have a choice of how the forum appears on their monitor.

Have a say in the future of the Samurai School and vote in this poll (poll closes in 30 days). Domo!

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Pegi

I vote Ultra...:)

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Samurai Appliance Repair Man

Then vote in the poll! :D

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Pegi

Well the poll box did not show until after I posted a vote in the thread....

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Samurai Appliance Repair Man

Thanks for your vote, Pegi!

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RegUS_PatOff

Why is the left column so wide (on the main page) when I select Aiblue or Sea ?

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Samurai Appliance Repair Man

Dunno, mi amigo. I think that was just a theme designer's discretionary call. However, my samurai senses tell me that you are very close to snatching the pebble from my hand and agreeing with me that the Appliance theme is the best. :samurai:

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RegUS_PatOff

[user=1]Samurai Appliance Repair Man[/user] wrote:

... agreeing with me that the Appliance theme is the best...

I thought I voted for Ultra ..

I just voted again..

hmm..  as often as I want ?

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Samurai Appliance Repair Man

[user=3641]RegUS_PatOff[/user] wrote:

hmm..  as often as I want ?

Chicago style: vote early and often. :contract:

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Samurai Appliance Repair Man

Just to point out, too, that the poll is open to ALL appliantologists: apprentices, masters, and sublimes. Domo to all who've voted so far! :)

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applianceman18007260692

Gee I kinda liked it like it was:( Everything is changing.

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Samurai Appliance Repair Man

It was change or die, applianceman. The forum software I was using was obsolete and no longer supported. As a result, it wasn't running efficiently on the latest versions of php and mysql and it was killing the server. So the site was bogging down and crashing frequently. We're much, MUCH better off now. 8)

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applianceman18007260692

Thank you for the explanation Sir Sammy, I feel better now.:party::bananadance::coolblast::rah::surfin::hankywave:

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