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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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Konichiwa to all seekers of appliance wisdom. I hope we've helped you get your appliance fixed. If you're a MySQL database wizard, the Samurai could use your help.

I got an eviction notice from my current webhost. The Abuse Coordinator contacted me complaining that the forum is using too much server resources. I'm "allowed" 30 GB of bandwidth per month and I only use half that each month but, apparently, if you have a busy site, like this one, they just don't like that-- they like sites that get one or two visitors a day so they can load up the server with 300 other hosted websites and make more $$. So they told me to shove off. I have less than a month to move. All this while I'm trying to rebuild my crashed computer... and run service calls to make a living.

Ok, nothing gets done by whining about it. Just wanted to let y'all know wazzup and enlist your help.

Moving this forum's database and importing it to a new server is a pretty complicated task, way beyond my humble compooting skills. If you're a MySQL database wizard and know how to do these types of migrations, please let me know. You can either post here or send me a PM.

Domo.

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Problem solved! I figgered out how to import a database via SSH. Sound complicated and arcane? It did for me, too-- I knew nothing about that stuff and still know next to nothing. But I seem to be happily on the way to getting this forum transferred, complete and intact, to another webhost server. So, emergency is over, stand down, go back to what you were doing. Smoking lamp is lit. :tokin:

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Pegi

:coolblast:

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dag

I see you've got the info you need, but if you run into any snags with the move, send me an email.  Your site has been really great for me and I'd be glad to help out if you need a hand.

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Samurai Appliance Repair Man

Domo, Dag; I appreciate your offer and, well, ol' Samurai just might take you up on that! Things *seem* to be running... for now. I've had to delve into more server minutia during this migration than I ever hoped I'd have to know :knifehead: but it seems to have come through ok. Still looking for bugs that might have popped up in the migration-- lot's of opportunities for large database files to get corrupted.

Do you have any experience with dedicated server web hosting on an Apache/Linux server?

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