Advanced Refrigerator Repair Training Course

Train to be a master repair technician for all refrigerators, from the classic models to today’s computer-controlled contraptions, by learning the skills needed to troubleshoot and fix most all refrigerator repair scenarios. Our online refrigerator repair training is on-demand and self-paced to fit within your busy schedule. See course syllabus.

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Who the course is for
Current techs
# of modules and units
4 modules and 26 units
Estimated time to complete
30 - 50 hours
Length of access
1 year
Cost of continued enrollment
$5 / month

What You'll Learn

  • An easy, foolproof approach to troubleshooting and fixing modern refrigerators
  • The common refrigerator problems you’ll see on the job and how to deal with them
  • Basic refrigeration cycle and thermodynamic principles that you need to know
  • Specialized troubleshooting and repair of: single and dual evaporator refrigerators, three-way valves, split-phase and inverter-driven compressors
  • Introduction to sealed system repair (Related article: How do I get Sealed System training?)

You will receive all of this and more in our online refrigerator repair training course.


Add to Your Knowledge and Income

With your Core Appliance Repair skills under your belt, it’s time to tackle the advanced skills and knowledge you need to become a true master samurai tech. We have only begun to scratch the surface of repairing refrigerators, that most complex of appliances. Expertise with refrigerators is both the most in-demand and most profitable knowledge an appliance repair tech can have (okay, second-most after our Core Training).

Tackling the additional complexities of refrigerator troubleshooting and repair is the next step on the road to mastery. This course will make you a master troubleshooter of today’s computer-controlled refrigerators, and teach you the skills needed to handle the majority of repair scenarios.

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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.


Pass quizzes and course exams to earn your Appliance Repair Certification in Refrigerator Repair. BONUS: all enrollments come with a free premium membership to Appliantology, the biggest and best online resource for working techs. That’s a $197 value, FREE, and that’s just for starters.

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Course Syllabus

Module 1Refrigerator Principles of Operation
Thermodynamics; Understanding the basic refrigeration cycle; Components of a refrigeration system.
Unit 1How to Use and Interact With the Refrigeration Troubleshooting and Repair Course
Unit 2Refrigerator Operational Overview
Unit 3Thermodynamics and Phase Change
Unit 4Properties of Refrigerants
Unit 5The Refrigeration Cycle
Unit 6Sealed System Components: Condensers and Compressors
Unit 7Refrigerator Air Distribution Systems
Unit 8Refrigerator Temperature Control Systems
Unit 9Refrigerator Defrost Systems
Unit 10Split-phase Compressors and their Start Devices
Unit 11Inverter Compressor Systems
Unit 12Dual Evaporator Refrigerators
Unit 13Refrigerator Principles of Operation Module Exam
Module 2Common Problems and Troubleshooting
Common problems with refrigerators; troubleshooting principles.
Unit 1The Systems Approach to Troubleshooting Refrigerators
Unit 2Evaporator Frost Pattern Analysis
Unit 3Troubleshooting Strategies for Warm Refrigerator Complaints
Unit 4Troubleshooting Freezing in Fresh Food Compartments
Unit 5Troubleshooting Ice, Frost, and Condensation Problems
Unit 6Troubleshooting Inverter Compressor Refrigerators
Unit 7Common Problems and Troubleshooting Module Exam
Module 3Bonus Module 1: Sealed System Thermodynamics
In-depth info on troubleshooting sealed systems
Unit 1Refrigeration Sealed System Thermodynamics, Part 1
Unit 2Refrigeration Sealed System Thermodynamics, Part 2
Unit 3Practical Sealed System Thermodynamics, Part 1
Unit 4Practical Sealed System Thermodynamics, Part 2
Unit 5Sealed System Repairs: the Mystique, the Reality
Module 4Bonus Module 2: Additional Refrigerator Repair Info
This module covers the basics of ice makers, dispensers, and refrigeration sealed system repairs.
Unit 1Refrigerator Ice Maker Basics
Unit 2Refrigerator Ice and Water Dispenser Basics
Unit 3Refrigerator Sealed System Basic Skills
Unit 4Replacing the Compressor and Filter Drier
Unit 5Troubleshooting Samsung Refrigerators
Unit 63-Way Valves and Dual Evaporator Systems
Unit 7Split Phase Compressors and PTC Start Devices
Unit 8Ten Step Tango Refrigerator Workshop
Module 5Resources for Continuing Education and Final Exam
How to keep up with the changing technology in refrigerators. Getting help with specific refrigerator problems.
Unit 1Resources for Continuing Education
Unit 2Refrigerator Course Final Exam
Unit 3Refrigerators Course Wrap-Up

Enjoyed the course. Presented in a real world fashion that cut to the chase. Will definitely recommend, Thanks, Jeff Cibulka
- Jeff Cibulka

Great program I'm taking all of the courses but so far the refrigeration course has been the most enjoyable. I looked forward to logging in every day to learn something new. I really appreciated how they gave you the tools to study for sealed system work but that the course was not centered around that knowledge. Instead it focused on the more relevant aspects of troubleshooting.
- Tim

The “Refrigerator Repair Training Course” game me tremendous insights into refrigerators troubleshooting. I did not know there was so much to refrigerators. It built my understanding from the ground up. I learned so much in this course and my confidence is way up. I’m no longer afraid of dealing with refrigerators issues. I highly recommend this course, it was awesome. Thank you. Abe Almonte (AKA: honeybadger)
- honey badger

This course really gave me a much greater depth of knowledge on refrigerators building on what I have already learned in the field as an apprentice!
- Michael marnik

This course was great. Really brought revelation to some gray areas of this trade. Thank You!!
- Kyron Csotya

Very complete course, I heartily recommend it.
- Efrain acevedo

This course does a great job at breaking down the different systems a refrigerator uses, which really simplifies refrigeration troubleshooting. The bonus modules were chock full of interesting information as well and definitely worth the time.
- Scott Porazynski

Course is very helpful in being able to adopt a logical, straightforward and thorough diagnostic mindset.
- Walter G

great course , anyone looking for appliance repair training you need to enroll with the Master Samurai Tech Academy today. thank God for MSTA
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