Posts tagged with: appliance repair

By Samurai Appliance Repair Man, www.Appliantology.org Over the past couple of decades, appliance technology has become much more complicated, yet technician troubleshooting skills have eroded. This creates some uncertainty about the direction our industry is going. Are we going to...
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By Samurai Appliance Repair Man, www.Appliantology.org Triacs are used extensively in modern appliance control boards to control AC loads. Professional appliance repair technicians need to understand how triacs work and to know when they are controlling the power supply to...
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By Dean Landers, Landers Appliance, [email protected] Don’t look now but our industry is changing and at a very rapid pace. At the time of writing this article, the Korean electronics company Samsung just announced the purchase of Dacor (Investopedia guesses...
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By Samurai Appliance Repair Man, www.Appliantology.org True confession time: I am the laziest tech you’ll ever meet. That’s why I LOVE computer-controlled appliances.   I can troubleshoot almost any problem from the main computer board with minimal disassembly. Using a Samsung...
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By Samurai Appliance Repair Man, www.Appliantology.org All appliance repair techs should understand the split-phase household electrical power supply that they deal with on a daily basis. It just takes a little high school math and science, which the Samurai explains...
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By Samurai Appliance Repair Man, www.Appliantology.org All capacitors are open circuits and, conversely, all open circuits are capacitors. Most techs also know that capacitors store a charge. Some techs know that capacitors block direct current. Yet capacitors are still used...
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By Samurai Appliance Repair Man, www.Appliantology.org Most modern gas ovens use a carborundum ignitor to both control the gas valve and ignite the gas. Even though these are simple systems, I’ve found that many appliance techs do not have a...
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By Adam Butcher, Fred’s Appliance The Institute of Appliance Service Technicians has been working to improve the quality of appliance repair and service by testing and certifying appliance repair technicians. The Institute of Appliance Service Technicians strives to promote a...
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By Samurai Appliance Repair Man, www.Appliantology.org Time management is a common problem for people in service businesses like ours. Everything tends to be emergency driven and we feel pressure from the demands of customers and the other aspects of running...
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By Samurai Appliance Repair Man, www.Appliantology.org In this amazing journey through the dishwasher looking glass, learn everything you ever wanted to know about the mysterious problem of the Clean light blinking 7 times in a Whirlpool – Kitchenaid dishwasher but...
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