The Advantages of Learning Appliance Repair During Changing Times

Fred's Appliance Academy
December 21, 2020

Appliance repair is one of those professions that has the advantage of being fairly resilient when it comes to changing times. Here’s some information about how you can get trained in this skill right now with minimal difficulty so that you could get to work right away.

Appliance Repair Advantages

Even during times like these with people under lockdown, appliances still break. Given the situation, it’s often even more difficult to find people to do house calls, wear the masks, and fix something large like a washer or dryer that can’t really be brought in anywhere safely.

With many people out of work due to being furloughed or their job going away since it involved too much in-person contact, appliance repair is going to be an excellent choice in terms of finding replacement employment.

It’s not a job that people can just stop doing. Pandemics aren’t going to shut it down. People need their appliances to work. So, in this way, you’ll have significant job security.

Completing the Program in the Current Situation

Normally, you would have housing options if you signed up for training so that you could go to a physical location for hand’s-on training. This would be included with the price of the training and you’d be given a code for the house’s front door lock. After the current situation is over, this could certainly come back again. However, at the moment, you instead have access to an online training option. You can complete this training over whatever time span that you want.

It has the advantage of allowing you to work from home whenever you want according to your situation. You will be able to complete the hours of training whenever during a 6 month period.

Training Programs Available

The normal in-person training includes options covering just about any appliance. However, at the moment the online training is focused on gas and electric dryers. Here’s some information about each training program currently offered. Each course is the same price, with the combined course being a bit more.

Gas Dryers

The Gas Dryer course is self-paced and you will get access instantly as soon as you purchase the course, so there’s no need to wait. If you’re ready to go, you can get through the 10-15 hour time estimation as soon as you can.

The course gives you a step-by-step video diagnostics guide so you can try it out yourself at home, pause, playback, or do whatever you need to do in order to understand it. The course is full of photos and GIFs as well as videos to help you grasp the material.

There’s a detailed breakdown of every component so that you can see up close what all the parts look like while you’re learning to diagnose problems and fix them when it comes to gas dryers.

You also get access to communicate directly with an instructor for the duration of the course if you have some problem you are having trouble figuring out. This one on one instruction can be vital to getting by some concept that you’re stuck on. Instructors can also be encouragers and help you get through the course.

The instructors have over 50 years of combined experience in the field, so it’s unlikely there will be any problem that they haven’t found their way around yet. In other words, they will know exactly how to help you with any issue that pops up during your training.

There are no prerequisites to get started and anyone can try it out regardless of the reason why. This includes someone seeking a change of career, training sponsored by your current employer, if you’ve just been hired, or just anyone who wants a new skill.

Electric Dryers

These types of dryers are more modern and will probably show up more often than their gas cousins. The approach to diagnosing and fixing electric dryers is obviously going to be different than it is with the gas ones, but some older machines could have the gas approach so it’s important to potentially learn both.

Other than that, the course is similar to the gas dryer one.

Gas and Electric Dryers Combined

This is the same as the other courses, except that you get both of them at once. They will take 15 to 20 hours to complete, and you may be able to get through them in 15 hours a bit faster than the rest if you take them together since the course can go through the regular components and then just show you the differences between the two dryers with different energy sources instead of having to go through everything again twice.

The price is also cheaper than taking each of the two back to back. So, it will be more efficient in every way if you learn both, and you’ll never be surprised by any kind of dryers.

What You’ll Learn and How You’ll Learn It

The course will allow you to learn the diagnostics of dryers, namely figuring out what’s wrong with them and how to fix it. The course will show you how different situations lead to different issues like lack of hearing, the device being noisy, how it may not run, overheat, or not dry efficiently enough.

You’ll learn about components like rollers, motors, heating elements, blower wheels, belts, and flame sensors.

The course has advantages like not forcing any schedule on you for a particular time where you have to be present. There aren’t any webinars or anything like that, so you can fit it into your schedule easily and just learn whenever you can.

The course will work on desktop computers, tablets, and smartphones, so you can also learn it anywhere.

Getting Started

To learn more about taking the first step on your road to appliance repair, please make sure you don’t hesitate to go ahead and contact us today. The faster you contact us, the faster we’ll be able to get you signed up for the course you need.

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