Testing a Sub-Zero Refrigerator Thermistor using a Glass of Ice Water

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Here, we’re going to be testing a Sub-Zero Thermistor using a glass of ice water. Using ice water’s an extremely accurate test for refrigerator thermistors as it will almost always be exactly 32 degrees. Here, I have the multimeter set to a temperature, and the thermostat that came with it is submerged in the water. The multimeter is reading exactly … Read More

Testing an LED Bulb in a Refrigerator using only a Battery and some Wire

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Wondering if that LED in your refrigerator is faulty? Grab a couple pieces of scrap wire, a useless old battery, and let’s find out. Here we have a nine-volt battery that will no longer power my multimeter, but it still has a use. The battery itself is still putting out about 4.5 volts DC, which is ideal for testing refrigerator … Read More

How to Clean the Oven Door Glass

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Welcome back to Fred’s Appliance Academy, everybody. And today we’re going to be going over how to clean the glass on your oven door. We’re going to begin by opening up the door to gain access to the hinges so we can release the locks. Use a flathead screwdriver to lift up on the lock. You can do this from … Read More

How to Install 3 and 4 Wire 240 Volt Dryer Cords

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Installing four wire and three wire cords for electric dryers. It is important that all electrical is disconnected before the installation of the cord. Contact with 240 volts can result in serious injury or death. The first portion of this video will cover the four-wire cord installation and the second part of the video will cover the three-wire cord installation. … Read More

How to Assemble a 120-volt Auxiliary Power Supply for Appliance Repair Diagnostics

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Hey everyone, Tim with Fred’s appliance Academy here with another great video for you today. In the last two videos, we showed you how to make a mini fuse breaker and a split phase compressor tester. Two very helpful tools that you’ll use almost every day in the field to make your job a lot easier and to give you … Read More

How to Check a 240-Volt Outlet for Voltage

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Hey, everyone. Tim with Fred’s Appliance Academy here with another great video for you today. In today’s video, I’m going to show you how to properly check voltage at a 240 volt, three and four-prong outlet. It’s very important that we check the voltage. This is the most overlooked diagnosis in a home. I know I’ve said that before when … Read More

Soldering a Steel to Copper Connection – Refrigeration Training

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Hello everyone. Tim with Fred’s Appliance Academy. Here today showing a video. We’ve had a lot of requests over the last few weeks here. Some technicians out there having some trouble soldering a filter drier, which is steel to copper, or a steel-to-copper fitting on a compressor. Getting a lot of leaks, or they’re getting restrictions because they’re filling it … Read More

How to Assemble a Mini Resettable Fuse for Appliance Repair Diagnostics

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Hello, everyone. Tim with Fred’s Appliance Academy here with another awesome video for you today. In today’s video, I’m going to show you step-by-step on how to make your own mini fuse breaker that you’ll use to bypass any fuses, door switches, or any thermal device so you can test the unit properly to figure out what might be the … Read More

Hot Surface Ignition in Gas Ranges

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Hey everyone. Tim with Fred’s Appliance Academy here with another great video for you today. Today’s topic, we’re going to be talking about gas ranges with hot surface ignition. In your ranges you’re going to have either a flat surface igniter here, which is a hot surface, it’s going to be flat. Ranges from three to three and a half … Read More