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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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Big Changes Coming to Appliantology - Server Migration

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Yep, we're moving to a new webhost.  After several years of good, stable service, our current host has gone sour on us.  I'm moving all my sites, including Appliantology, to a new webhost.  This will be the culmination of more than a week of preparatory work doing the initial transfers and testing behind the scenes.  

 

Sometime in the next day or so, the site will go offline while the final data sync is done and DNS transfer propagates throughout the ISP nameserver databases all over the world.  At first, you will just see a "site closed" screen with a link to our Facebook page where we will be posting updates on the migration.  You can also send me messages through our Facebook page.  Here’s the link to our Facebook page:  http://facebook.com/fixitnowsamurai

 

After a couple days, you will reliably pull up the site on the new server and the good times will roll again! 

 

So, a little pain for what I hope is a lot of gain in terms of site stability and page load speed.  

 

Domo in advance for your patience during this process!  

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Noted:)

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Okay, database corruption at the other server so we're gonna take a do-over.  Appliantology is back open for now.  I'll update this post when we go down again for the next migration attempt.  

 

Thanks again for your patience!  

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DurhamAppliance

there are two known fixes.....

1) Unplug it for 10 minutes and/or

2) change the timer

and make sure to check the couplers.

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Samurai Appliance Repair Man

Awesome!  I think unplugging it for 10 minutes did the trick!... No, wait, it's still broken.   :sad:

 

Still working on that magic database transfer fix.   :mage:

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DurhamAppliance

Never fear folks.... during the last ASTI training, I was able to tag the Samurai. Now we can carefully watch his migratory patterns without losing him. From what I understand Samurais in the wild begin their migration during the coldest parts of winter. So he is right on schedule.

And for you PFTPOS (People For The Preservation of Samurais) crowd, we did not have to administer tranquilizers to tag him. During the normal daily routine of your typical Samurai, all you have to do is follow him to the nearest watering hole where he will gorge himself on fermented hops and barely. Amazingly, this self-stuporing activity allows us to tag him without him ever knowing.

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