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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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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

Please watch my video reply ==> http://screencast.com/t/ew8TAWB64

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:dazzler::teehee::woohoo::down::geek::nuke::mellow::P:wub::miner:

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

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

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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

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kdog

(Imagine yourself reading this in Century Gothic Text) - I notice when you scroll the page, the black pumpkin only lights up when your cursor is close to it horizontally, my display lights up when my cursor is anywhere in that large panel beyond the small control panel at the left - therefore when scrolling the various Black Pumpkins flash constantly - it's really quite annoying

Also, once you have posted in a topic, the forward to last post feature is disabled - if you think of information/links etc. to add, you can't jump back to where you just posted

The screencasts are great ! You should have one of your Boy's record you doing various repairs/testing etc. and post them in the gallery for a perk.

BTW - I never knew about that secret Pink Pumpkin at the bottom before, so that's worth the price of admission right there ....

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kdog

Previous software had an avatar that appeared with the user, and a picture for your profile - those are now one and the same

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RegUS_PatOff

hmm.. notification emails ...

I've only been signed up for personal message notifications..

all of a sudden, I've been getting emails for other topics I've posted in ..

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Samurai Appliance Repair Man

I have to plead guilty on that one. Been experimenting with different settings on the back end. You can change it back on your control panel. Lemme know if you have a problem changing it and I'll check into it.

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RegUS_PatOff

I checked before posting the problem ...

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Samurai Appliance Repair Man

hmm.. notification emails ...

I've only been signed up for personal message notifications..

all of a sudden, I've been getting emails for other topics I've posted in ..

Please watch my screencast reply ==> http://screencast.com/t/X5Vudcd2v

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RegUS_PatOff

Turned it OFF last night ..

checked it in the morning .. it's OK .,, still OFF

then just got a few emails :kopkrab:

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Samurai Appliance Repair Man

Were they for topics you had replied to but had NOT subscribed to?

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RegUS_PatOff

...Were they for topics you had replied to

... but had NOT subscribed to?

1) yes, such as emailed about this topic just now at 12:10

2) I'm not subscribed to any except PM's

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I just checked and you successfully undid what did. IOW, unchecking that box is as much as I can do, too. I'm thinking you got those notifications from topics that got marked to autosubscribe you to topics in which you've replied. Give it another day or two and see if it settles down.

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kdog

Yup - I been gettin' bombarded by E-mails too - everytime someone farts, checked and found my "autofollow" activated and turned it off (fills my e-mail otherwise), hopefully this will reduce the number of incoming mails as my server is smokin'

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RegUS_PatOff

... I'm thinking you got those notifications from topics that got marked to autosubscribe you to topics in which you've replied.

... yes, seems to remember those topics "forever" and continue to send response emails ...

even after "notifications" have been turned OFF

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Samurai Appliance Repair Man

Try going into one of those "stuck on" topics and click the "unfollow" button. See if that makes a difference.

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Previous software had an avatar that appeared with the user, and a picture for your profile - those are now one and the same

Yes, that is one of the changes in the new version. Not sure why they did that but I do like how the avatars are more visible throughout, such as on the forum page you the avatar the last person to reply in a topic.

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