Advanced Washer and Dryer Repair Training Course

Washers and Dryers are appliances that customers do not like to live without. Our popular Master Samurai Tech on-demand, self-paced online training will teach you the ins and outs of these workhorses so that you can perform prompt, expert repairs that will wow your customers. See course syllabus.

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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
Current techs
# of modules and units
5 modules, 32 units
Estimated time to complete
20 - 25 hours
Length of access
1 year
Cost of continued enrollment
$5 / month

What You'll Learn

  • Operational overviews of all types of washers and dryers
  • Basic and advanced washer technology, both top-load and front-load
  • Basic and advanced dryer technology, both gas and electric
  • Troubleshooting and repair of common washer and dryer problems

Be a laundry appliance Master!

Washers and dryers do a lot of hard work and represent a significant portion of repair calls.

Although there are numerous brands and models out there, we will show you that they all operate in similar ways. The functional understanding of the technology that you’ll gain from this course will make diagnosis a breeze for any laundry appliance you encounter.

Earn the adoration of your customer by getting her washer or dryer repaired before she gets buried under the growing pile of dirty clothes!

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For an optimal learning experience in this course, you should have some background in electricity, reading schematics, troubleshooting, and motors. For this reason, we recommend that all students start their training with Core Appliance Repair Training, which is popular among veterans of the trade as well as novices. Not sure? Take the quiz!


Pass quizzes and course exams to earn your Appliance Repair Certification in Washer and Dryer 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 1 Orientation
Need-to-know information on how to take this course.
Unit 1 Washer and Dryer Repair Orientation
Module 2 Operational Overviews
Operational Overviews
Unit 1 Front-Load Washer Operational Overview
Unit 2 Top-Load Washer Operational Overview
Unit 3 Gas and Electric Dryer Operational Overview
Unit 4 User Interface Controls In Laundry Appliances
Unit 5 Disassembly of Laundry Appliances
Unit 6 The Ten-Step Tango Troubleshooting Procedure
Unit 7 Operational Overviews Module Exam
Module 3 Front-Load and Top-Load Washer Technologies
Information on the technologies common to both front-load and top-load washers.
Unit 1 Washer Water Fill Control Systems
Unit 2 Washer Detergent Dispensing Systems
Unit 3 Washer Drain Systems and Components
Unit 4 Washer Door and Lid Lock Systems
Unit 5 High Efficiency (HE) Laundry Detergent: what you need to know
Unit 6 Split Phase Drive Motors and Timers in Top Load Washers
Unit 7 Variable Speed Drive Motor Systems in Washing Machines
Unit 8 Front-Load Washer Drum Support Systems
Unit 9 Top-Load Washer Tub Suspension and Drive Systems
Unit 10 Common Problems in Washers
Unit 11 Front-Load and Top-Load Washer Technologies Module Exam
Unit 12 Bonus Unit: Permanent Split Capacitor (PSC) for the Whirlpool Vertical Modular Washer (VMW) Drive System
Module 4 Gas and Electric Dryer Technologies
Information on the technologies common to both gas and electric dryers.
Unit 1 Dryer Air Movement and Venting Systems
Unit 2 Dryer Motors and Drum Rotation Systems
Unit 3 AC Voltage Power Supplies in Electric Dryers
Unit 4 Electric Dryer Heating Circuits
Unit 5 Dryer Air Temperature Control Systems
Unit 6 Gas Burner Ignition Systems in Dryers
Unit 7 Converting Gas Dryers from Natural Gas to Propane
Unit 8 Condensing Dryers
Unit 9 Dryer Case Studies
Unit 10 Common Problems in Dryers
Unit 11 Gas and Electric Dryer Technologies Module Exam
Module 5 Final Exam and Beyond
Final Exam and Beyond
Unit 1 Washer and Dryer Repair Course Final Exam
Unit 2 Washer and Dryer Repair Course Wrap-Up

Great course full of real world examples. The only change i would make and this is to the system as a whole i would make it so you can review your answers on ever quiz before you turn them in. Instead of clicking all the way back to the beginning when you had an aha moment at the end.
- Curtis lewis

I liked that longer video series got split into multiple to help break them up into chunks. Maybe add some more info on dryer rollers and belts on look-for's as they're a relatively common maintenance item that most customers can afford to have replaced without justifying purchasing a new unit.
- Mark Kinney

I really appreciate the level of detail and the added humor in this course, some of these topics can be review or dry but MSA does a good job of keeping you interest.
- Scott

Great course
- Patrick

Awesome help with gaining knowledge and being more comfortable with my own abilities. Thanks so much.
- Chris Bateman

great information
- Taylor

Always great content.
- Tyler Duckworth

great course
- Scott Almy

This is a very good training all you need is time and no distractions and you will get it done, Thank you Master Samurai for the knowledge i really appreciate it Thanks again.
- Robert A. Wray