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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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Down Time Tonite, Friday, 8/28/09

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My awesome webhost, Data1Systems, is installing a new server for the forum tonight starting at 9pm ET. Hopefully, everything will go smoothly and there will only be a couple hours of downtime. You may try to go to applianceguru.com and get an error message of "site not found" or something to that effect. Ain't no thang, the domain just needs to propagate to the new server. By tomorrow, things should be zipping along better than ever.

Domo!

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Pegi

Okee Dokie....thanks for the heads up... :)

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OH NO ..

What to do for a few hours on a Friday night ? ?

:playball:

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Here are some suggestions for the Top 10 Things To Do On Friday Night.

I know what I'll be doing: moving into a new file sharing service! Woot-woot! Check out SugarSync, looks like exactly the service I've been looking for since Xdrive shat the bed. I've been using MediaFire and it's good for a straight file sharing service but it doesn't sync automatically with files on my pooter-- I gotta load each one up manually. Can you say, "TEDIOUS!" SugarSync syncs with selected folders on my pooter all i the background, while I'm working on other stuff. AND, double extra special bonus, I can access and share files via my iPhone! Koo-koo-koolio! :bananadance:

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

7) ... a bubble bath is a wonderful way to spend Friday night.

Put on some music, pour a glass of wine, submerge into the silky bubbles... 

BUTTTT .......We're not done, yet ...

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Samurai Appliance Repair Man

Well, I thought it was too smooth to be true. Turns out that my host did, in fact, do the migration but we're still on the old server because he didn't realize that I have to change the DNS to make the domain name point to the new server. It's convoluted, but the bottom line is that we're still on the old server and, unless he re-transfers everything to the new server again, all the new posts and users since last night will be lost. OY!

I'm working it out with him now and hopefully we'll re-do the migration today sometime and not lose any information here. It also means that at some point today, the forum will be down again for a couple hours. I'll keep you posted here.

Mucho domos for your patient forbearance!

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Apologies to all, still a few kinks. Guess this migration isn't going any better than the previous ones. Had an outage most of the day and then, when restored, we're still here on the old server. So, a bit more down time coming, maybe this evening. I'll try to post details of the next outage here. Thanks again for hanging with me through this! :dude:

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And we made it! Welcome to the new server. Kudos to my webhost! Despite my screwing up the first transfer, he was still able to complete the migration this weekend and kept me informed via email the entire time. I don't know of any other webhost that offers that kind of personal service.

Hopefully, we're done with migrations for a while.

Ok, let's kick some appliance butt!

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

And we made it! Welcome to the new server...

'bout time... we're all clean now

3 days in th tub

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

... a new file sharing service! Woot-woot! Check out SugarSync, looks like exactly the service I've been looking for since Xdrive shat the bed. I've been using MediaFire...

in for (1) free account

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