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      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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      Having laid some theoretical groundwork in the last webinar, we're going to focus on practical considerations in this one. Here are the topics we're going to discuss: 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) See this calendar event for more details                   
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Appliantologist Merit Exam

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So, Grasshoppah, you think you’re smarter than the average grasshoppah? You think you got what it takes to be an Merit Apprentice Appliantologist? Or maybe even a Buckaroo Banzai Appliantologist? Well then, come strut yo’ stuff in the Appliantologist Merit Exam and we shall indeed see if’n you got what it takes to become one of the most fearsome and elite appliance repair shock troops the world has ever seen! :samurai:

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helowrench

Oh Grand Master,

I am a tech from a far land, of a strange discipline

I know the tools well, the techniques well, but am unfamiliar with the specific demons that abound in these, as you say, appliances.

I have lurked in the shadows of knowledge surrounding this forum for years. All the while slaying the failures of appliances around me, through a combination of guile and bull headed determinedness.

I have now encountered a beast that has given me pause.

I am told that parts are NLA, get rid of the unit.

I cannot face my clan by doing so. I must not let this fiend win.

I must enter your dojo, and humbly ask for training.

I come to you and thank you for acceptance into your domain, and promise to humbly offer experiences and trainings that while foreign to you and yours, may enrichen your knowledge of the disciplines in which I am trained.

Rob

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Bob Scott

Me Too!! I also am now a venerated Merit Appliantologist, TV Broadcast Technician, and amateur Automobile Wrench-head.

Where Oh Mighty Master, might I find the exam to become Merit Sublime Master Beer Connoisseur? Beam me up s'il vous plait.

:ufo:

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Northern-Tech

  Took the test....but how do I find out the score ? It asks for 4 digit number verification, but thats as far as it went.          Thx!!

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BoZo_zach

I have taken the test and did not recieve a score

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flatland

I cant believe I got one wrong, shoulda spent a little more time reading eh.

sorry guys no spoilers from me heh heh

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flatland

By the way I am a journeyman Appliance tech in the real world.

Have been since 91 and been in the biz since 86.

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Samurai Appliance Repair Man

Holy Guacamole! How'd I miss all these replies in this topic? I gots me some ketchin' up to do!

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StonedWallaby

I was surprised (and honoured) to discover that I had received full marks on the test. I know I still have much more to learn in the ways of appliantology.

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[user=16154]helowrench[/user] wrote:

Oh Grand Master,

I am a tech from a far land, of a strange discipline

I know the tools well, the techniques well, but am unfamiliar with the specific demons that abound in these, as you say, appliances.

I have lurked in the shadows of knowledge surrounding this forum for years. All the while slaying the failures of appliances around me, through a combination of guile and bull headed determinedness.

I have now encountered a beast that has given me pause.

I am told that parts are NLA, get rid of the unit.

I cannot face my clan by doing so. I must not let this fiend win.

I must enter your dojo, and humbly ask for training.

I come to you and thank you for acceptance into your domain, and promise to humbly offer experiences and trainings that while foreign to you and yours, may enrichen your knowledge of the disciplines in which I am trained.

Rob

Welcome to the dojo, Rob!

Please share with us your foreign art.

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[user=9025]Northern-Tech[/user] wrote:

  Took the test....but how do I find out the score ? It asks for 4 digit number verification, but thats as far as it went.          Thx!!

I got your exam, NT. You should have gotten your results. Lemme know.

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[user=16035]BoZo_zach[/user] wrote:

I have taken the test and did not recieve a score

You're already an Apprentice. The exam is an alternate way to become an Apprentice. I get a bunch of 'em back every day and I grade them by hand. Takes a lot of time. I try to get results back to everyone but sometimes you just gotta triage it. Only so much time in the day and I'm just one guy. One very talented and good looking guy, to be sure, but just one guy nonetheless. :afro:

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[user=51236]Bob Scott[/user] wrote:

Where Oh Mighty Master, might I find the exam to become Merit Sublime Master Beer Connoisseur? Beam me up s'il vous plait.

:ufo:

Great idea! That's going in The Stack™.

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[user=55102]StonedWallaby[/user] wrote:

I was surprised (and honoured) to discover that I had received full marks on the test. I know I still have much more to learn in the ways of appliantology.

As do we all, my son. Your Apprenticeship should be seen as the beginning of an infinite journey. And since the journey is infinite, we are always at the beginning. Zen mind, beginner's mind. Can I hear an "Amen?" :touched:

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CantConfirmOrDeny

So - I can verify that 9 years of working on copiers and printing presses can qualify one as a Merit Appliantologist. There was one question, though, that I had to get lucky on - copiers don't have certain components found on common household equipment. But they all use the same electricity!

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