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      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                   
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curjones

Can you suggest a text, or tech teaching book

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I can't post yet in the teaching forum.  Is there a text book, or tech book that teaches some basics on appliances, showing symbols of switches used, mechanical break down of parts.  I have Industrial maintenance background, with electrical training.  When I look at a dryer timer table I can figure out some of it but need to brush up.  Trying to find a good book.  Thanks. An example of my trouble; Looing at a fridge diagram the other day and it showed switches that looked like three wires connected to a switch on the damper,  Looked to me like limit switches, I have no idea where they are,  The temp control for the fridge compartment was bad, and was not shutting down the damper.  Figured that out from info and reading.  Still I want to know where the switches are located, in motor? in temp control, or is there aux switches some where  else?  The wiring diagram just says or shows they are there but does not show where..  Mod# 253.53713301 was the fridge by the way.

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curjones

Just looked at the diagram on this.  Damper motor switches, shown in the open position is written on the top.  Where are the switches located?  Are the in the motor?

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DurhamAppliance

We are glad that you are visiting the site. To ask questions concerning appliance repair not directly related to a specific appliance, requires that you become an apprentice.

This question should be posted in the General Appliance Repair Forum but since you are not an apprentice, you cannot start a topic there. Therefore, your post should be deleted. But it being such a beautiful morning, I am reminded of an old chinese proverb ... to paraprhase:

"if the sun in all its glory shines its life giving light on even the greenest of grasshoppers, who am I to refuse to let a little bit of the Samurai's light fall upon thee? "

===>moved to the General Appliance Repair Forum

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DurhamAppliance

Check out this info http://appliantology.org/topic/3475-understanding-tech-sheets/

the linked topic provides further links and downloads which you may or may not have permission to obtain. Remember, all I said was " a little bit of the Samurai's light."

btw there are some good programs you can get for your DROID or iPhone. Every Circuit Simulator, allows you to examine and create your own circuits. Electrodroid is an amazing reference tool, it includes every type of electronics calculator imaginable, circuit symbols, pin outs.. and has a direct link to Every Circuit. Wagmob's Electronics made simple is also a great little program. It has flash cards and tests to check out what you've learned.

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