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

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

Repairing a Top Load Direct Drive Washer

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Hey, what’s going on everyone? Tim with Fred’s appliance Academy. We’re here with another video for you. Today’s video, we’re going to focus on a top load direct drive washer, which is produced by Whirlpool. You’ll also find it under the Sears Kenmore brand as well as the Maytag brand. What we’re going to do is I’m going to show … Read More

How to Diagnose and Check a 120 Volt AC Wall Outlet

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Hey everyone. Tim with Fred’s Appliance Academy here with another great video for you today. In today’s video, we’re going to show you how to diagnose and check a 120 volt AC wall outlet in a customer’s home. Now, whether we’re checking the 120-volt outlets or we’re checking the 240-volt outlets, outlets and customer’s home electrical is the most overlooked, … 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