Advanced Troubleshooting Course

Take a deep dive into the cutting-edge appliance troubleshooting techniques needed to repair newer electronic appliances. Be indispensable. See course syllabus.

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Training 2 or more techs?

Train new techs and bring older techs up-to-speed on modern appliance technology and troubleshooting.

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Who the course is for
Experienced techs
# of modules and units
6 modules and 18 units
Estimated time to complete
25 - 30 hours
Length of access
1 year
Cost of continued enrollment
$5 / month

What You'll Learn

  • How to use timing charts with schematics to troubleshoot problems
  • How to use Ohm’s Law as a powerful troubleshooting tool
  • How to troubleshoot tricky open neutral problems
  • How to troubleshoot appliances with control boards, including multiple control and microprocessor boards

The course includes practice exercises using the tech sheets of real-world appliances to help you improve your ability to read schematics and repair appliances with confidence

 
 

The Final Step to Mastery

With Core, Refrigerator Repair, Oven & Range Repair and Washer & Dryer Repair under your belt, you’re well-equipped to handle most repair jobs. But take Advanced Troubleshooting and you’ll be able to handle all jobs well into the future.

This course takes a deep dive into the cutting-edge appliance troubleshooting techniques needed to repair newer electronic appliances. For example, in appliances with multiple control boards, you need to understand how to troubleshoot the microprocessor (main) board AND troubleshoot its communications with various sub-boards.

Sound complicated? It is. But that’s why appliance repair techs with these skills are indispensable and make the big bucks.

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Prerequisite

You must already have solid training in basic electricity, reading schematics, troubleshooting, and motors. Therefore, we strongly recommend starting your training with Core Appliance Repair Training. If you’re not sure whether you need to take the prereq, take our quiz.

Certification

Pass quizzes and course exams to earn your Appliance Repair Certification in Advanced Troubleshooting. Demonstrate to both customers and employers your unparalleled depth of knowledge and commitment to your profession.

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Course Syllabus

Module 1Advanced Schematic Analysis and Troubleshooting Course Orientation
Welcome! The objective and mission of the Samurai Tech Academy. How to to get around the Academy and use this course.
Unit 1Orientation: How to Use and Interact with the Advanced Troubleshooting Course
Module 2Fundamental Troubleshooting Techniques
Logically and methodically troubleshooting failed appliances, and knowing the difference between schematics and wiring diagrams.
Unit 1Service Call Structure and Troubleshooting Strategies
Unit 2Guidelines for Reading Schematics
Module 3Using Timing Charts and Schematics to Troubleshoot Appliances
Using the timing chart to interpret the schematic and develop troubleshooting strategies in appliances with mechanical timers and distributed control systems.
Unit 1Troubleshooting a 2-Speed Motor Problem in a Top Load Washer
Unit 2Analyzing Dryer Timer Motor Operation Using EEPs and the Timer Chart
Unit 3Schematic Exercises: Appliances with Mechanical Timers 1
Unit 4Schematic Exercises: Appliances with Mechanical Timers 2
Module 4Using Ohm's Law as a Powerful Troubleshooting Tool
A quick review of Ohm's Law and then using it to gain keen Samurai insight into how a circuit works and using it as a powerful troubleshooting tool.
Unit 1Using Ohm's Law as a Powerful Troubleshooting Tool
Module 5Troubleshooting Open Neutral Problems
Identifying and troubleshooting open neutrals problems. Recognizing when open neutrals can cause alternate neutral pathways with unexpected load behavior. Using the schematic and wiring diagram to identify, isolate, and repair open neutrals.
Unit 1Using the Timer Chart and Schematic to Troubleshoot Open Neutral Problems
Unit 2Analyzing Open Neutrals and Voltage Drops in Series Loads using Ohm's Law
Unit 3Troubleshooting Broken Wires and Alternate Neutral Paths with Unexpected Load Behavior
Module 6Troubleshooting Appliances with Electronic Control Boards
Distributed vs. central control systems. Methods and techniques for troubleshooting computer-controlled appliances. Troubleshooting electronic control boards.
Unit 1Troubleshooting Distributed vs. Central Control Systems
Unit 2Troubleshooting Appliances with Multiple Control Boards
Unit 3Troubleshooting Computer-Controlled Appliances
Unit 4Troubleshooting Electronic Control Boards in Appliances
Unit 5Schematic Exercises: Appliances with Electronic Control Boards 1
Unit 6Schematic Exercises: Appliances with Electronic Control Boards 2
Unit 7Schematic Exercises: Appliances with Electronic Control Boards 3
Unit 8Schematic Exercises: Appliances with Electronic Control Boards 4
Unit 9Advanced Troubleshooting Course Wrap-Up

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Very useful info for on the job duties.
- Mike Montgomery

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Great course. I appreciate all the help.
- Lorenzo Dejesus

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Good Content
- Charles Atencio

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I am better at reading schematics than I thought and it is all due to this course
- chase selleck

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There was a lot of very good and critical information that will be helpful in troubleshooting. I liked the schematic exercises a lot.
- Joshua Velazquez

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Thank you for your time. I did not reach my goal of zero resets, but I'm glad I got a better understanding of the questions I got wrong. In the next year I will be reviewing some of the videos to improve daily.
- Adam Bebee

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After completing another course with the Master I feel confident in my strengths and most important I know my weaknesses. Now I have the tools and resources to continue to work on those weaknesses and further develop my trade. Thank you!
- Paul Lundgren

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I felt coming into this course that i wouldn't learn that much as Appliance Repair is a trade and to me would be better learned with hands on experience. But i see now after completing this course that i learned many valuable tips, tricks and techniques that will certainly help me in my new career.
- Derian Dorman

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Overall I was quite satisfied with the course material. The presentation, and presenter were worth the investment. Scott, excellent instruction.
- Russell
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