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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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jumptrout

Just sent you a case of beer via PayPal.

Drink it wisely O Fermented One.

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KurtiusInterupptus

Trying to curry favor with a pre-emptive offering? Brilliant!

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DurhamAppliance
:beersign: how 'bout sending him a keg so we can all party! Btw Kurtius, leaves at maximum color yet? and also btw Killians Red is in my heavy rotation.
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jumptrout

Well I guess it takes a keg to get CMA status. It has been 2 days and still a grasshopper.

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Scottthewolf

MMM, my favorite, Killian's Red

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RegUS_PatOff

Well I guess it takes a keg to get CMA status. It has been 2 days and still a grasshopper.

beer donation is separate from apprentice application

For manuals and lots of other goodies,

become an Apprentice==> http://appliantology.org/apprentice/

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KurtiusInterupptus

Yeppers...color is good here in the foothills...mountians are about done.

gotta love some killians red and hot wings from woodlands bbq, beautiful blowing rock, nc.

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jumptrout

Blowing Rock? I was there last weekend,stayed at The WestGlow Inn. Nice place.Did some trout fishing,caught several. Went to a party at Valle Crucis Farm. Bought more than I should have at The Mast G.S. in Boone.

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KurtiusInterupptus

Wow, small world...that's part of my territory...I go there 2-3 days a week servicing.

follow that link regus gave ya to get started...maybe the samurai will give you some slack on yer fee considering your generous donation...

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Samurai Appliance Repair Man

Well I guess it takes a keg to get CMA status. It has been 2 days and still a grasshopper.

Domo for your love-offering to my flavorite charity, jt!

Master Appliantologist status can't be bought. It is awarded based on whether or not you are a professional practitioner of the appliantological arts. If this is not what you were intending, post back here and let me know so I can refund your love-offering.

OTOH, if you are a professional practitioner of The Craft, let us know that, too-- go ahead and introduce yourself. :dazzler:

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RegUS_PatOff

... Master Appliantologist status can't be bought.

although, Apprentice's can be ... :whistling:

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Samurai Appliance Repair Man

although, Apprentice's can be ... :whistling:

While this is true, I assumed he was referring to the Master Appliantologist title. I could be wrong. All depends on what he means by "CMA."

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jumptrout

Ok,we are moving along. Three days and I am now a Master Appliantologist. What is my next level of achievement? How many days will it take?

BTW guys,my name is Steve and I have been doing appliance repair and Heat and Air for 45 years. Sometimes I think I have 1 years knowledge 45 times. At other times I am a wizard. Go figure.

p.s. CMA is Chief Master Appliantologist. Seems to me a step up from a lowly Master Appliantologist.

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kdog

Welcome Aboard Steve, now just ta sit back and join in whenever you have some advice or opinions to share in the threads, and the next levels will come with the number of posts that you make. Best bet is to just have fun sharing and learning and the rest will come - no sense in looking for the top 'cause we can never keep up with the likes of Reg, Appltech and the Fermented Grand Master. I been trying to do that for 5 or 6 years now and they just keep putting more space between us.

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DurhamAppliance

I agree wholeheartedly with GMF Kdog. I've only been around here for about a year and a half. Never had so much fun learning and you accelerate your learning by teaching/advising others. The guys on this site never fail to impress the hell out of me and even with their extreme knowledge, they keep open minds and relish learning from each other. It's okay to admit when you don't know something and concentrate on learning from these masters. I have great fun trying to snatch a pebble or two.

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Now back to the important stuff..... beer rotation.....Bells two hearted, Dogfishhead 90, Killians Red, Dos XX amber, Yuengling premium and Heavy seas loose cannon. yeah i know, no consistency. Sometimes I'm an ipa hop head, sometimes I just like it smooth and mellow. Luckily I don't live too far from one of the great beer stores in America http://beeradvocate....er/profile/6531. btw I'm still waiting for somebody to donate a bottle of Pliny the younger. Can't seem to get it down here in good ol' boy country.

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