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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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justfish

Looking to replace my crappy GE Profile (made by Samsung) so looking for recommendations as to what the experts would purchase, Side by side, freezer on bottom and from what manufacturer? Thanks for your expert opinion in advance. Jim H.

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applianceman97

Those Samsung made GE refrigerators are actually good machine. 

 

Buy another Samsung. 

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justfish

It collects water under the crisper drawers then freezes up...I have to manually defrost also as frost/ice builds up atound the fan every 2 to 3 months.

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AlboGator

This was a common problem with the samsungs. Here's a svc bulletin on it.

 

 

 

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LauraJ

I think that it is better that you buy a used refrigerator.Most refrigerators that people throw are still in a great working condition and you can save a lot on your money too.Not only that it even saves energy and helps to reduce a lot of e-wastes.I am doing a renewable energy training program in cestar college.You could even contact your nearest recycling unit and see whether they have any old refrigerators in stock.

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AlboGator
7 hours ago, LauraJ said:

Most refrigerators that people throw are still in a great working condition and you can save a lot on your money too

I can't tell you how many calls I get for craigslist appliances that have major issues. Mostly refrigerators with sealed system problems. 

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micabay

Its getting bad enough, that we are thinking about turning down all calls of folks who buy used machines from Craigslist.  Funny part, most of these calls come in like this.  "I just bought the machine.  Practically brand new and doesn't work."  no... your machine is practically 15-20 years old and needs replacing. Sorry.

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Hiroshi

Yes, I have had much the same experience... There seems to be some reason the seller always gives for why they can't plug it in, if you are buying used, make it a deal breaker if they won't let it run long enough, before you get it, to establish that it is indeed cooling!

Like the way those old horror movies would start, with the kids headed off to go camping, many appliance nightmares begin with, "So, I found this awesome deal on Craig's List..."

 

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