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

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

Wiring Schematic Diagnostics – Frigidaire Electric Dryer

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Hey, what’s going on everyone, Tim with Fred’s Appliance Academy, here with another great video for you today. In this video, we’re going to go over 240-volt Frigidaire electric dryer that has a mechanical style timer on it, and I’m going to teach you how to go over the schematic and how to read the schematic and understand the schematic, … 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