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
With Fundamentals, Refrigerator Repair, and Oven & Range 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.
You must already have solid training in basic electricity, reading schematics, troubleshooting, and motors. Therefore, we strongly recommend starting your training with Fundamentals of Appliance Repair. If you’re not sure whether you need to take the prereq, take our quiz.
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.
|Module 1||Advanced 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 1||Orientation: How to Use and Interact with the Advanced Troubleshooting Course|
|Module 2||Fundamental Troubleshooting Techniques|
|Logically and methodically troubleshooting failed appliances, and knowing the difference between schematics and wiring diagrams.|
|Unit 1||Service Call Structure and Troubleshooting Strategies|
|Unit 2||Guidelines for Reading Schematics|
|Module 3||Using 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 1||Troubleshooting a 2-Speed Motor Problem in a Top Load Washer|
|Unit 2||Analyzing Dryer Timer Motor Operation Using EEPs and the Timer Chart|
|Unit 3||Schematic Exercises: Appliances with Mechanical Timers 1|
|Unit 4||Schematic Exercises: Appliances with Mechanical Timers 2|
|Module 4||Using 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 1||Using Ohm's Law as a Powerful Troubleshooting Tool|
|Module 5||Troubleshooting 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 1||Using the Timer Chart and Schematic to Troubleshoot Open Neutral Problems|
|Unit 2||Analyzing Open Neutrals and Voltage Drops in Series Loads using Ohm's Law|
|Unit 3||Troubleshooting Broken Wires and Alternate Neutral Paths with Unexpected Load Behavior|
|Module 6||Troubleshooting Appliances with Electronic Control Boards|
|Distributed vs. central control systems. Methods and techniques for troubleshooting computer-controlled appliances. Troubleshooting electronic control boards.|
|Unit 1||Troubleshooting Distributed vs. Central Control Systems|
|Unit 2||Troubleshooting Appliances with Multiple Control Boards|
|Unit 3||Troubleshooting Computer-Controlled Appliances|
|Unit 4||Troubleshooting Electronic Control Boards in Appliances|
|Unit 5||Schematic Exercises: Appliances with Electronic Control Boards 1|
|Unit 6||Schematic Exercises: Appliances with Electronic Control Boards 2|
|Unit 7||Schematic Exercises: Appliances with Electronic Control Boards 3|
|Unit 8||Schematic Exercises: Appliances with Electronic Control Boards 4|
|Unit 9||Advanced Troubleshooting Course Wrap-Up|