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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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Patricio

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May I have a manual for this unit please.   Customer says unit has blown fuse on back of refer after power outage,  Says he wiggled it to get it running.  Think myself that his ploblem is a diode or relay that he thinks is a fuse.  Insists that he has 2 fuses on back, one a 5 amp & another that is 15amp.   A manual of some sort would be nice before I go.   Thank you Patrick

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Patricio

May a service call to the residence.  Lo & behold the LG does have 2 fuses, You can tell I don't work on many LG's done here.   Trouble with the fuses are they are soldered in not in fuse holders.  Customer tried to pull fuse out traditionally & broke it.   Now what do I do Solder in a fuse holder or order a new board.   Customer got refer to work again but the fuse is barely making contact.

 

New board is around $200.  

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RegUS_PatOff

blown Fuses during power surges / outages can be common ..

You could replace the Fuse with a "pigtail" Fuse.

or a surface mount Fuse Holder

OR possibly an in-line Fuse holder ..

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Patricio

I was thinking an in line fuse.  What is a pig tail fuse?   Where is a good place to buy fuse holders, Radio Shack? 

 

  I was thinking sniping the old fuse out & where the pin is sticking through the board crimping a sleeve fitting to it so I don't have to solder.  Afraid that the heat might distort another part if I solder.

 

Looks like it might be difficult to extract the board from the back of the fridge, was kind of hoping for a tech manual to help wirh my maybe repair.

 

Why would anyone solder a fuse in direct rather than place a fuse holder.  Darn sure ain't American thinking.

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... What is a pig tail fuse?  

... Where is a good place to buy fuse holders, Radio Shack? 

1) a Fuse with "pigtails" that's what's in there now.

2) maybe Radio Shack .. eBay or other mail-order electronic web-sites

should be soldered ..

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