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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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      [Webinar] Appliantology Workshop   11/09/2017

      Information is the name of the game in the appliance repair trade today. Appliantology is a powerful information tool for the professional appliance repair technician. But just like with any of the more capable tools in your tool bag, many of the more powerful features are hidden from you unless you "read the manual." Ugh! Who wants to do that? Well, this is one time when you don't have to! In this webinar, Team Samurai will personally walk you through the site and show you many of the useful and powerful features that even long-time users probably never knew existed.   
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"new" forum software

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hhmm .. what's with the "width"

a lot of wasted space on the sides, makes the messages use taller space ..

Is there a "View Today's (this week's) Content" ?

message Reply Button .. is only way at top ..

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kdog
:verymad: Dang, and I was just gettin' used to the last change !! - from what I am seeing, all of the features I used are non existent here, hope you will consider changing it back

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Thanks for your feedback!

All the features are there and there's a bunch of new ones, too. Which features in particular are you missing, kdog?

Reg: yeah, no reply button, I'll have to add that myself like I did on the previous version. There's also the reply box just below the last post in a topic.

I played around with this new version and the more I played with it, the more I came to like it. I know it looks different, but give it a chance. Take a few minutes and look around, especially at the subtle little symbols. Mouse over them. Mouse over everything! Lots of cool tricks! I'll post some screen shots later today that'll show some of these.

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RegUS_PatOff

... Is there a "View Today's (this week's) Content" ?

also, my "original" signature line had (2) links to YouTube ... (bugs bunny and Easter Seals video)

"new" software converted both link "text" looked the same but when "clicked"

went to the appropriate video...

When I tried "fixing" the text / link ..

It automatically adds the "media" tags instead of the "url" tags

It then displayed each YouTube (large) "media" pictures

I left one displayed in my "signature"

also, there's no "on-line" indicator next to each avatar

(have to mouse-roll)

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Yes, there is indeed a view new content link and it's way better than the old one- more options like view unread-only or all and more. I'm on my iPhone now (the mobile theme is vastly improved!) but will post a screen shot showing you where it is.

I'll look into the signature thing when I get back, too. Can you post a screen shot showing what happens when you try to edit it?

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RegUS_PatOff

more info in my "edited" previous message

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kdog

Font sizes and colors are ridiculous !!

No way to check Todays active content

Cannot check other users status to see iwhat they are viewing

Very difficult to tell which topis have new posts

Bottom Line - It Sucks!!

Hadn't even learned all of the functions of the other

Was it Broke?? Why fix it ??

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Font sizes and colors are ridiculous !!

Watch my video reply here ==> http://screencast.com/t/av6BOUcUj6m

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No way to check Todays active content

Please watch my video reply here ==> http://screencast.com/t/dcGhGY2C8i

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Cannot check other users status to see iwhat they are viewing

Please watch my video reply here ==> http://screencast.com/t/ncvXHR9oqq

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Very difficult to tell which topis have new posts

Please watch my video reply here ==> http://screencast.com/t/d3pf4Bfor

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Thanks - the Screencasts are very helpful indeed, please post those more often

Another issue I have is when reading posts, it always starts at the beginning of the thread whereas it used to fastforward to where I had last looked at it

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when reading posts, it always starts at the beginning of the thread whereas it used to fastforward to where I had last looked at it

Please watch my video reply here ==> http://screencast.com/t/UMA60qEGMKet

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Thanks - the Screencasts are very helpful indeed, please post those more often

Another issue I have is when reading posts, it always starts at the beginning of the thread whereas it used to fastforward to where I had last looked at it

I agree, but Samurai, we don't necessarily want to see the first post NOR the last post,

but rather, the first message that we haven't read (in that thread)

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Yes, agreed - sometimes there are several comments posted between the last time it was viewed and the last post that was made. I had become accustomed to having it display where i had left off - even days later

Also, do I need to change some margins etc to have it come out as I printed it when adding part links? see this post for example: http://appliantology.org/topic/33470-maytag-neptun-mdg3000aww/page__pid__206935#entry206935

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Budget Appliance Repair

I agree with Kdog, "Bottom-line this new forum format SUCKS!!!!!"

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The natives are restless. :starwars::mage::samurai:

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I agree, but Samurai, we don't necessarily want to see the first post NOR the last post,

but rather, the first message that we haven't read (in that thread)

Please watch my video reply ==> http://screencast.com/t/fqD3Drr39

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I agree with Kdog, "Bottom-line this new forum format SUCKS!!!!!"

Please watch my video reply ==> http://screencast.com/t/xDKSOWMK72ii

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Tips n' Tricks Series: User Control Panel

Watch the video ==> http://screencast.com/t/l2n8GZoI3Ou

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Tips n' Tricks Series: Navigation Shortcuts

Watch the video ==> http://screencast.com/t/hWfK8rzknU

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You used to have, at the top of each page in your signature the link "for manuals and other goodies become an apprentice" - and when I wanted to us that in my post, I could simply scroll to the top of the page and copy/paste it into my post - now I am unable to find the link to copy :( such as what Reg has here: http://appliantology...965#entry206965

The Emoticons are kind of a hassle to use(slow)

My Favorite fonts are N.L.A. (Century Gothic and Frank Gothic Medium)

I Kinda feel like I'm watching a B/W version of Halloween III when scrolling the topics - trying to Follow the Black Pumpkin in the right column, the "preview topic" is kinda useless anyhow (at least I never use it), but find the bouncing ball very annoying

I must kinda rescind my past comment that "it sucks", knowing more about it it seems OK - Just probably wasn't what I had expected at the time, and find many things like that - you just get to know it, and ditch it for something "new". (such as pc operating programs) - I am the kind that would rather get used to something and just keep using that.

60 more days til Halloween, Halloweeen, Halloween - Silver Shamrock !

Now instead of "voting up" a post, you are checking "Like" the post, I always associate that with Fakebook (which I avoid as muck as possible)

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Great comments and suggestions, kdog! I'll make some more screencasts and post em this evening. :beatnik:

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