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Refrigerator Sealed System Diagnosis using Condenser Temperature Split

Posted on November 1, 2018 by - Academy Talk, Tech Talk, Video Repair Tips

In this short video, the Samurai demonstrates how understanding how sealed systems work and move heat can be used to make non-invasive diagnostics on refrigerator sealed systems. In this case, we're using a design criteria for condensers called "temperature split". This is the difference between the condenser's SATURATION temperature and the ambient temperature. Saturation is the key here because you don't want the superheated or sub cooled part of the condenser for your condenser temperature.


We teach sealed system thermodynamics, operation, troubleshooting, and repair in the Refrigerator Repair course at the Master Samurai Tech Academy. Self-paced, online, on-demand 24/7.


Fixing a Samsung Top Load Washer No Spin Problem

Posted on November 18, 2017 by - Tech Talk, Video Repair Tips

This video shows an emerging issue with some Samsung top load washers causing a no-spin or drive motor error code. A service bulletin on this problem just came out in October 2017.

The cause of the problem is that the wiring to the motor capacitor can break off. When the wiring breaks, it's not always obvious. A simple visual inspection can show the wires looking intact. This video shows you a common presentation of this failure.

As a bonus, I'll also show how to check error codes using the Fast Track and the service bulletin on this problem.

We teach all about troubleshooting tricky problems like this in the Fundamentals of Appliance Repair course.