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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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Maytag Vacuum Cleaner

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"In 2013, Tacony Corporation acquired licensing rights to Maytag Vacuums.  This new line of vacuums designed and built in Missouri for national distribution brought Tacony additional recognition with a familiar and reputable consumer brand and broadened the sales channel to include appliance dealers."

 

Just received the information packet today, and it looks like we'll be selling and servicing the new Maytag Vacuum Cleaner.  I guess I'm in good company with the Fuller Brush Man, which is another division of Tacomy.

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Scottthewolf

I swear things repeat themselves.  I thought Maytag learned their lesson that buying Hoover was a bad business decision.  Now they sold the name to another vacuum cleaner company kinda like they did when Fedders made room air conditioners for Maytag, and how they sold the Magic Chef name to E-Wave, the cheap throw away "toy" appliances sold by Home Depot.

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Still on the fence about it.  Is there still a market for a $600-$800 household vacuum cleaner?  Carry in warranty repairs could show promise, unlike similar portable a/c or dehumidifier warranty repair, which end up costing us time and money.  We'll see.

 

Funny you mentioned MC E-Wave.  I guess I haven't been in Home Depot for a while, and I know they sell a lot of crap that can't be repaired (remember the beverage dispensers).  But I must still be out of touch.  We do provide warranty service for MC, and normally we'll get an e-mailed work order w/case # to initiate service.  But I got a call from a lady just this morning to repair an in warranty "Vissani" refrigerator.  I had to ask her to spell it twice before saying that I never even heard of the product and probably couldn't get replacement parts.  Right about then I get the MC e-mail for the job.  After speaking with the customer, it will be a sealed system problem most likely not related to the compressor.  She might be getting a new throw away frig.

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BrntToast

hrm, sure hope we dont start seeing vaccuum calls   :/

customer "my maytag vaccuum doesn't suck"

me " one second, i'll get a GE logo to put on it,then it will really suck"   :P

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Mark Allen

Had a phone call Friday from a lady saying her Dyson doesnt suck.......I asked my office manager who took the call if she asked the lady to verify she had emptied it......I dont do house hold vacuums with the exception of builtin vacs.  Portables are too cheap to replace and not any money in it for me.  Takes to long to find parts etc.

However, I have made a couple of dimes working on the blowers, dryers, and clipper vacuums commonly used in pet grooming salons.  Its actually how I Segued into appliance repairs.  

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