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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] Practical Refrigeration Sealed System Thermodynamics - 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. 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                   
Samurai Appliance Repair Man

Grasshoppers may no longer start new topics in the Suggestion Box

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Well, it was a noble experiment: allow all participants here at the Samurai School to make suggestions for its improvements. Problem was that Grasshoppers kept coming along and starting appliance topics here. They just aren't familiar enough with The School to give them that kind of access. So, to submit a new suggestion here, you need to be Apprentice or above. Saaaweee!

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kdog

LoL - Grasshoppers are N.L.A. !

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Samurai Appliance Repair Man

Yeah, it's so sad... and to think I had something special planned for my delectable leetle grasshoppahs...

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john63

Snatching pebbles from the hand is too much to ask...sometimes.

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Tuco

Looks like I slipped under the wire. ;)

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Samurai Appliance Repair Man

Looks like I slipped under the wire. ;)

No slipping at all-- you're not a Grasshopper! :)

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ROBBYRIG

Well I have this Kenmore fridge with a lot of ice buildup on the back.

Does anyone know what that might be??

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BrntToast

i know exactly what it is...... ice is frozen water

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kdog

What kinda fridge is it ?? - A white one!

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Samurai Appliance Repair Man

Model number? Kenmore... I think.

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RegUS_PatOff

Kenmore Elite 70

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john63

john63: "What's the problem that you're having?"

Customer: "I don't know,it's not working right".

john63: "Can you elaborate more?"

Customer: "Just that it ain't working the way it should".

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Sadly---this conversation is not a hypothetical scenario...

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Guest RJ Kanary_old

It's the same way in the Automotive Service industry from which I was forcibly retired by disability. "I can't describe it, but ever since you worked on it, it just doesn't seem right ".

RJ

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LtSiver

Trust me Gentlemen (and ladies), it's in any repair industry. Working in computers you see this very often, and there are many things that can cause it to "not work right." The sad part is when you do a search and destroy for trying to find problems, you'll find lots and none of it will resolve their issue.

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