5 Appliance Repair Tools That Often Go Unmentioned

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In an appliance repair toolkit are many things that your average home DIYer would never expect to see. Most people think that all you need for appliance repair are a pair of work gloves and a few sets of screwdrivers and wrenches. In reality, there is a great deal of complex work that goes into bringing an old appliance back … Read More

Why Repair Tech Pros Attend Fred’s Appliance Academy Courses

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It might surprise you to learn that not every student who attends Fred’s Appliance Academy is learning appliance repair for the first time. Every now and then we get an old appliance tech pro in the classroom with some very good reasons for being there. After all, appliance repair is hardly a static industry. While there are some old washers, … Read More

Using a 120 Volt Tester

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Tim: 00:11 Hey guys, Tim, with Fred’s Appliance Academy, here with another video for you. This video is actually a part two to a previous video that we did before, and that video was about a split phase compressor, using our split phase compressor tester that we make here in-home. On this tester, what we’re going to focus on today … Read More

Checking in Home Water Pressure

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Is your washer taking too long to fill? Are you finding water in front of your washer? How about your refrigerator? Do you have hollow ice cubes or does it seem like your ice maker’s overfilling with water? Have you found standing water in the tub or you’re a dishwasher? If you’ve answered yes to any of those questions, you … Read More

How to Install 3 and 4 Prong 240V Range Cords

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Tim: 00:15 Hey, guys, Tim with Fred’s Appliance Academy. In today’s video, we’re gonna show you how to hook up a power cord to your electric range that you just purchased. The electric cords for the ranges don’t come with your unit, so you’re gonna have to purchase and you’re gonna have to be able to identify which cord you … Read More

Hands-On 2-Week Refrigeration Course

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Fred’s Appliance Academy is excited to announce a new two-week refrigeration course! This course will cover topics from temperature and defrost issues to electronic controls, including the inverter board. The course will also teach students how to determine if an issue is related to the unit’s sealed system. Two weeks of refrigeration training will allow students to learn more about … Read More

5 Careers Where Appliance Repair is a Valued Skill

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When most people hear about learning appliance repair, naturally their first thought is that the purpose is to become a repair technician. It’s true that repair technicians will always find work because there will always be refrigerators, dishwashers, ovens, and range tops to fix. There will always be a need for someone who can confidently wield a screwdriver and open … Read More

Appliance Industry 2019 Q3 Results

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Take a look at the following info from Whirlpool, Electrolux, Samsung, and LG to see how each performed in the last quarter. Whirlpool Q3 Statement Whirlpool Q3 Analysis Electrolux Q3 Statement Electrolux Q3 Analysis Samsung Q3 Statement SDS Samsung Q3 Statement C&T Samsung Q3 Analysis LG Q3 Statement LG Q3 Analysis