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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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Samurai Appliance Repair Man

Down Time Tonite for Yet Another Server Migration

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The forum will be shut down tonight at 8pm ET for about an hour while we migrate to a new server. This is the dedicated server that you may have heard me mention before.

Right now, this site is hosted on a shared server with about a hundred other websites. Occasionally, this creates problems and also restricts our room to grow. Moving to a dedicated server means that the server is dedicated to my hosting needs: only this site and my other site, Fixitnow.com, are hosted there. In fact, Fixitnow.com was migrated there last night and it's running zippier than ever. The downside is that it's about a ten-fold increase in my hosting costs. But, dammit, my Grasshoppers are worth it!

So, some short downtime this evening and we should see the pay off here with faster page load speeds.

If you have any questions, lemme know!

Samurai

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

... for about an hour ...

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I know, I know but we have to keep a positive spin on these things. :buddha:

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Samurai Appliance Repair Man

OK, false start. My server dude wasn't ready so I opened the forum back up until he's ready to do the transfer. Party on!

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Looks like it's not gonna happen tonight afterall. Maybe tomorrow. Will post updates.

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And we made it! We're now rockin' on a new (literally brand new) dedicated server. Should see faster page loads and mo bettah all the way around.

The migration ended up taking more like two and a half hours instead of an hour but what's a few minutes among friends? My Superbo Nunero Uno Server Dude Jim got it all in the groove.

BTW, if you need not just a good but really awesome webhost, check out Data1Systems. Jim Hale is The Server Dude. He's the developer of UltraBB, the forum software package that runs this site. He also hosts both this site and my other site, Fixitnow.com, on a dedicated server at his datacenter. But he has shared server packages, too. Check 'em out:

http://data1systems.com/

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RegUS_PatOff

http://applianceguru.com

doesn't work

BUT

http://www.applianceguru.com

Does  work

the link on your migration page doesn't have th www

nor does the links from yahoo, google ect ..

fixed .... kinda

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RegUS_PatOff

http://applianceguru.com

OK works now

but not link form emails and Yahoo, Google, ect unless www is added ...  ? ?

 

OK now....

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

http://applianceguru.com

OK works now

but not link form emails and Yahoo, Google, ect unless www is added ...  ? ?

 

Weirdness! I know from past experience with this stuff that DNS propagation can play weird tricks on URLs.

Just heard back from Jim-- he says this is purely DNS propagation. Will probably resolve itself by morning. If not, please let me know!

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Samurai Appliance Repair Man

WhooWEEEE! Wild ride tonight, folks. Sorry about the down time. Looks like Reg had this one pegged.

Just when I thought everything was peachy, along comes midnight and WHAM!

Why midnight? I dunno, I rectum compooter code must turn to pumpkins 'cuz the site wasn't loading anymore, just a blank white page.

Jim had already gone to dreamland because we both thought it was mission accomplished. That left yours so very freaking truly to poke around and tweak settings until I could get the site to pull up again. Sumpin still ain't raht but m'main man Jim will get it straightened out tomorrow... which is really today.

Dayyam, been a long night. :snooze:

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Samurai Appliance Repair Man

So, what's everyone think? How're we running? Better, worse, same? Any bugs? Would love to hear any feedback or comments!

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