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      Webinar Recordings Index Page   03/02/2018

      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) Appliantology Peer Group web meeting, Feb 25, 2018 (Length: 1:47:30) Appliantology March 2018 Peer Group Meeting (Length: 1:59:58) 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 Peer Group   04/24/2018

      Bring something you'd like to share with your brethren in the craft: it could be photos, a tech tip, new insights gleaned from recent training -- anything having to do with the business or technical sides of the appliance repair trade. If you've got something to show, we'll let you share your screen and give you the opportunity to teach us all something new. And of course, Team Samurai will be there to answer any questions you might have about how to use Appliantology.  
Son of Samurai

Congratulations to Our March 2018 Kendo Master!

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Son of Samurai

Our March 2018 Kendo Master is (drum roll, please) . . . @Lighthouse!

Wow, what a strong showing from him! With 524 points, not only is he far and away the winner, but he even blew right past the Samurai's point total for this month (not an easy task!). Great work, Lighthouse, and thanks for sharing your knowledge with us! We'll be slipping you a crisp hundred under the table shortly.

Remember: any tech member of the site can become a Kendo Master. Every time you post a reply to a forum topic, you earn points. As the new month begins, it may look like some people already have a lead, but that's just because that leaderboard is looking back at all the points earned over the last 30 days. By the time the end of the month rolls around, all that matters is how many points you earned during the month, so everyone is on the same footing. Whoever earns the most point each month wins an Amazon gift card for $100!

Here we go into April -- you could be the next Kendo Master!

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Samurai Appliance Repair Man

Congrats, Brother @Lighthouse! And thanks for helping so many of the Brethren. :cheers:

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Lighthouse

Thanks,

Try to help when I can. It helps me improve my knowledge when I do.

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Samurai Appliance Repair Man
28 minutes ago, Lighthouse said:

Thanks,

Try to help when I can. It helps me improve my knowledge when I do.

Yep- helping other techs is a great way to sharpen our own skills. 

I’ll PM your $100 Amazon gift certificate to you later today. 

Kanpai! :samurai:

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16345Ed

Hooray!!!!

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AccApp

Congratulations, a true beacon to us all.

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Lighthouse

Nice pun, I try to be

Thanks

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john63

Helping a lot of skippers navigate the dense fog of the appliance trade...

Congrats, bud:)

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Lighthouse

My first licensed job in the marine world was as Captain. Got bored with that after a few years since I had to just sit in a seat and drive most of the time. Engineering was more my speed so I switched my career to the mechanical side and worked my way up to Chief Engineer of the ship. We had a saying "The engineer runs the ship, he just lets the captain drive it"

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