Advanced Appliance Troubleshooting Course | Master Samurai Tech


Advanced Troubleshooting Course


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Who the course is for
Experienced techs
# of modules and units
6 modules and 18 units
Estimated time to complete
Up to 1 month, part-time
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 a challenging series of schematic lab exercises in which you will hone your schematic reading and troubleshooting skills.

The Final Step to Mastery

With Fundamentals and Refrigerator 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.

Prerequisite

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.

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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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Came away with a full cup of knowledge on these courses!

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Great course!

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5 5 1
Very thorough troubleshooting training. I learned more in this course than I had in two years of HVAC/R training in my local community college.

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5 5 1
Excellent course! Easy to follow. I highly recommend.

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Another great course

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Some of my wrong answers were not explained so I was left a little bewildered as to the right answer. Great course all in all. ***Reply from Team Samurai: The Student Forums are a perfect place for you to get an explanation for answers that you missed. Please start a topic there and we'll be happy to make sure you understand what the correct answer should be.

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5 5 1
excellent course i would recommend it to anyone starting out in appliance repair

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I just thank God we have 2 chances at tests. I did fine on all the first time till I got to double range qiiz.i felt rushed for time.only scored 62%. but then I took my time and easily found the rest of the ans.lol.great course though.

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5 5 1
Good course for teaching trouble shooting skills for appliances. Well thought out and presented.

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5 5 1
The “Advanced Troubleshooting Course” is powerhouse of troubleshooting knowledge. It reenforces the fundamentals plus it gives you lots of valuable insights and practice with complex in-depth troubleshooting situations. I learned a great deal in this course. By applying these principles, I’m already saving time and completing more repairs on my first attempt. I highly recommend this course, it was awesome. Thank you. Abe Almonte (AKA: honeybadger)

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very informative

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Great course

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Great Course

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great course just hard to do without the schematic. RESPONSE from Team Samurai: the schematics are included with the lessons. You just need to download them and open them up in a new tab.

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Great

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This course has given me a lot more confidence when it comes to troubleshooting more complicated problems. Sharpening both my base electrical knowledge and my schematic analysis skills. I highly recommend this course, even if you've been doing this for a while.

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5 5 1
Great course. I appreciate all the help.
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