From a Green Tech to a Senior Tech

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Corina is one of Fred’s Appliance’s most accomplished technicians. Throughout her 3+ years with the company, she has received recognition from customers and peers alike while repairing thousands of appliances for our customers. We would like to share her experience and some tips on how to become as successful as she is.  When Corina was hired in October 2016, she … Read More

3 Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Repair Tools in the Best Shape

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The skills to repair common household appliances when acquired are very handy. You can put these skills to use in repairing your home appliances and save yourself some money. Or you can establish for yourself a career as an appliance repair technician.  Whichever route you decide to take, one thing for sure is you need to know not only the best tools … Read More

How to Repair Appliances After a Major Flood

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Almost all appliances carry some risk of flooding or taking on water damage. But, depending on where you do business in the country, you might be called in to take a look at appliances following a major flood or tropical storm. Knowing how to handle both emergency and non-emergency repair calls after bad weather can make you the go-to contact … Read More

How to Test a High-Voltage Transformer from a Microwave

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Testing a high voltage transformer from a microwave with an analog meter. Note: Before testing any components in a microwave, be sure the unit is unplugged and the high voltage capacitor has been discharged. The transformer consists of three windings. Your primary winding with the thicker wires, your secondary high voltage winding with the thinner wires, and your secondary low … Read More

How to Test a Magnetron from a Microwave

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Testing a magnetron from a microwave with an analog meter. Note before testing any components inside of a microwave, be sure that the unit is unplugged and the high voltage capacitor has been discharged. When testing a magnetron, keep in mind that there is no complete way to test the magnetron electrically, but there are some things to look for … Read More

How to Test a High Voltage Diode from a Microwave

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Testing a high voltage diode from a microwave. Note: Before testing any component in a microwave, be sure the unit is unplugged and the high voltage capacitor has been discharged. The high-voltage diode will be connected to the capacitor and to the case itself. Remove the diode from the capacitor and from the microwave case. You’ll need a meter that … Read More

How to Test a High Voltage Capacitor in a Microwave

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Testing a high voltage capacitor in a microwave. Note: Before testing any components in a microwave, be sure the unit is unplugged and the high voltage capacitor has been discharged. The high voltage capacitor in a microwave is rated in microfarads, which is one or less and up to 2100 volts. You’ll see that reading on the tag on the … Read More

Bench Testing a Dryer Split-phase Motor

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Bench testing a split phase motor from a dryer. You can bench test the motor outside the dryer or while it’s still inside the dryer. If it’s still inside the dryer, you will need to disconnect the wiring harness from the motor. Locate your motor switch with the numbers on them. The motor switch with the numbers indicates which contacts … Read More

Replacing a rear drum bearing on a Frigidaire Electric Dryer

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Hey guys, Tim with Fred’s Appliance Academy here with another great video for you. In today’s video, we’re going to be working on this Frigidaire electric dryer doing the rear drum bearing on the dryer itself. For a lot of you, this has been nothing but trouble. It’s impossible to try to wrap your arms all the way in and … Read More

How to Test Infinite Switches in Electric Ranges

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What’s going on everyone? Tim with Fred’s Appliance Academy here with another great video for you today. I’m here behind a Whirlpool electric range, and today what we’re going to learn about is the infinite switches and how they work. How to test them, how to be able to identify which switch is causing that God awful cooktop-on lights to … Read More