Build the Foundation for a Successful Career

During the Basic Appliance Repair Course, we essentially put you in our shoes for 3 weeks. Appliance repair is what we do for a living. Once you graduate, it’s our hope and expectation that you’ll be able to launch your own career, and enjoy the same fulfillment we do. The appliance industry is in desperate need for qualified appliance repair technicians across the United States and Canada. We want to teach you the basic fundamentals at our fully stocked training facility with some of the latest appliances made on the market today for you to work on under the supervision of an instructor.

We provide the tools, the housing, the instructor, the product and a proven teaching formula that will ensure you make the most of your three week stay at our Academy Campus.


Three Week Course Breakdown

Category Breakdown

Here are the primary categories that we will cover during the three week course. Each category will have a mix of classroom discussion and hands-on training. We provide all the tools you will need, we just require you show up on time and ready to learn!


  • Learn how to properly use an analog and digital meter for appliance repair
  • Understand how electricity moves through a home and through each appliance
  • Build basic circuits using our hands-on breadboards to better understand how electricity works
  • Learn about switches and the different types that can be found in appliances
  • Learn the basics on how to understand and read wiring diagrams
  • Understand how to properly check for power going to 120 and 240 volt appliances with just your meter

  • Top mount, side by side, and french door refrigerators
  • Electronic and mechanical defrost systems
  • Proper electrical and plumbing requirements
  • Ice makers & water and ice dispensers
  • Electronic controls using thermistors to monitor temperature
  • Use of torch and high temperature braze/soldering
  • Diagnosing of sealed system
  • Proper sealed system repairs
  • Fast, efficient, and safe way to defrost evaporator coils
  • An entire week is devoted to refrigeration training


  • Discuss proper electrical and plumbing requirements
  • Bake and broil elements
  • Infinite switches and electronic oven and surface unit controls
  • Self cleaning systems
  • Properly determine the interior oven temperature
  • Gas burners and converting from natural gas to LP
  • Types of ignition systems that are found in gas ranges


  • Proper installation and electrical and plumbing requirements.
  • Address common problems with installation
  • Proper use of detergent and chemicals and how they work
  • Pumps and dispensers and water circulation
  • Electric and Gas water heaters and how they work with dishwashers
  • Garbage Disposals, Insta-hots, and Garbage Compactors


  • Installation and electrical and plumbing requirements
  • Disassemble/reassemble a stator designed washer
  • Disassemble/reassemble a VMW designed washer
  • Put each design in a diagnostic mode, if capable
  • Proper use of detergent and additives
  • Identifying chemical damage of clothing
  • Electrical circuit including mechanical and electronic controls


  • Installation and electrical and plumbing requirements.
  • Learn the major differences between front and top load designs
  • Boot/bellow removal/installation
  • Put each design in a diagnostic mode, if capable
  • Disassemble/reassemble a complete front load washer.
  • Electrical circuit including mechanical and electronic controls


  • Walk through how an electric and gas dryer work using the wiring diagram
  • Installation of product; venting, electrical, and plumbing requirements
  • Importance of proper airflow
  • Learn about each alternative to a traditional vent
  • Steam dryers and how they work
  • Gas burners and controls, troubleshooting


  • Installation and electrical and venting requirements.
  • Testing for microwave leakage.
  • Basic theory and testing of components.
  • High vs. low voltage troubleshooting
  • Step-by-step diagnostics on a microwave that does not heat
  • Step-by-step diagnostics on a microwave that does nothing

More than just an appliance repair school

A bulk of your time will be spent on learning these products but throughout the course you will be learning the following:

How to Conduct Yourself

We take for granted the process of being a technician. Yes, fixing the appliance is your immediate priority but you are also servicing a person. To maintain a long, successful career, you need to know how to handle yourself in a customer’s home. Let us share with you what we have learned over the years so you don’t make the same mistakes.

Learning Environment

Once you are on our campus, everything is within walking distance. You will eat, breath, sleep appliance repair while you are here. Housing is included with every course.

Utilize the Tools Available

Not just the hand tools you will need for the repair, but the technology that’s available. We will show you how to stay organized and safe online while also showing you how to find and reference technical material using just your smartphone. There is no magic tablet with all the answers, but with a little practice, you will be able to use the power of the internet to your advantage.

How to Lookup Parts

We encourage our students to use illustrated part lookups while participating in our hands-on lab sessions. This is a skill that every technician needs to operate in the field to ensure they are going to order the right part for the customer.


If you pass the course, you will receive a certification that recognizes this accomplishment.

By the end of the course, you will have had the opportunity to earn 2 different nationally-recognized certifications. Earning these certifications is a opportunity to improve your resume when looking for a job.


Appliance Service Fundamentals Certification


EPA Certification 608 Type 1

Students From All Over The World

We are proud of our hands-on lab training, which provides the best learning environment available in appliance repair.

We have had students from nearly every state, including Alaska and Hawaii, attend our class. We have also welcomed students from Canada, Bermuda, Singapore, parts of Africa, and the Dominican Republic!

Appliance repair is in demand all across the world!



Fred’s Appliance Academy welcomes students from all across the country. Our national appliance repair training course takes place several times a year. The program includes 3 weeks of instruction, housing, and lunches.  

Each class has a maximum of 20 students.


$4,300 Tuition - Includes Housing

  • A 20 night stay in a 2 bedroom flat with a private bedroom
  • 3 week course (approx 120 hours of instruction)
  • Access to private Facebook Group for troubleshooting
  • Lunch served Monday – Friday
  • Flat has a complete kitchen and laundry along with kitchen utensils
  • Access to over 200 appliances in class
  • Includes Digital Textbook Troubleshooting and Repairing Major Appliances, 3rd Ed, by Eric Kleinert
  • EPA 608 Type 1
  • ioAST

Student Financing

If you live in the United States and are in need of financing for your training, you can apply for credit through Paypal.


Payment Options and Financial Aid

At this time, we can only accept some State and Local grants and limited financial aid options so long as our program meets their requirements. If you qualify for a grant to cover your education through a local office have them contact us to see if our program qualifies. We are registered with the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and our programs have been approved by them. However, we cannot accept Title IV funding as our programs of instruction do not meet the length requirements.