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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.   
nolazach

How do I get certified to work on Kitchenaid stand mixers?

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nolazach

I am literally the only person right now in the New Orleans area that works on these.  I'm having a hard time getting my name out.  I have three competitors that know I fix these refer them to me.  My goal is to have a guy who is full time Mixer repair.  I know being the only guy in a metro area of nearly a million people I should be able to get a ton of these to repair.   One baker had seven that needed repair.

 

  I'm self taught on them, but they are really easy to work on, parts are cheap and I enjoy keeping such a well built machine going.   I do not want to become a Whirlpool factory servicer at this time, and I know that the Whirlpool guys don't touch them.   Just seems like there is a huge untapped market. 

 

   

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Patricio

Where does one self teach on these excellent machines.  I have had mine for over ten years with out a hitch.

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nolazach

I bought one broken and then took it apart after watching youtube videos.  Then I talked to a baker down the street and she had almost every variety so I took hers apart too.  The Commercial ones are the easiest of them all, the motor and the gears are all one unit, so any issue at all you just replace the entire assembly.

 

    The ones with the two black circles on the side are the hardest to work on, (unless they just need new motor brushes) only because you have to hammer out a pin to take them apart. 

 

   Youtube has tons of videos.  So few people fix these and they are very common and the worm gears and the pinions do wear down. 

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Patricio

Parts source?

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nolazach

amazon  or seervall

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Mark Allen

Sounds like you are pretty well certified to me.  Most people arent ever going to ask to see your certifications as long as you present yourself professionally, act like a professional, stand by your work and honor your warranty like a professional, price your work like a professional and not like some guy who does it for a hobby, dont give your time away and dont do the work if its not making you money.  You can have a repair hobby after you retire if you just want something to do to stay busy.

Here in Seattle there are several big restaurant servicing companies that make that market a really tough nut to crack for a one man part time operation like me,  so do your best and never let them know you arent "certified"

Always strive to do better tomorrow while doing your best today and it will all work out.

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