The Benefits of Learning Appliance Repair

Fred's Appliance Academy
November 9, 2020

Appliance repair is a surprisingly useful skill that does well in the current market. Chances are good that this will nearly always be the case as well, so it’s a great time to learn and get started in a career.

Introduction to Appliance Repair

The world is increasingly becoming one where practical skills you can sell to others are critical for survival. Since nearly everyone has an appliance, nearly everyone in the country is going to need to get one repaired at some point. Automating this kind of repair is nearly impossible as well, so it’s a job that is fairly future-proof.

It’s also a skill that can lead to a fairly well-paying career that involves skilled-work, so many people consider taking training for appliance repair to be a useful endeavor.

How Are Courses Different?

There are different types of courses available. For example, one kind is called “Online Training Gas and Electric Dryers.” This type, of course, you can do online, which is convenient in the current environment.

The other types are all hands-on training. Options include Diagnostic and repair Foundations, which is a 2-week course. There’s also “Advanced Refrigeration” which is a 2-week course. There is also a 3-week course for repairs.

Additionally, you can also receive an appliance repair certification. This is useful because it helps to show employers that you understand how to repair appliances. In other words, it’s a way to prove it to them in a way that is accepted by the industry in general. So, instead of trying to test your skills themselves, they can just look for an official certification and use that to have confidence that anyone with that certification generally knows what they are doing.

You can learn certifications such as those from the EPA or the Appliance Service Fundamentals Certification.

What Is Covered in Courses?

The material that is covered in the course will run through multiple different kinds of appliance repair.

Example: Dishwashers

For example, one of the sections in the course is on dishwashers covers how to install them correctly, as well as what the plumbing and electrical requirements are for doing so.

It will also address how to use the chemicals for these machines such as detergent, and how these agents actually help to remove dirt and stains from clothing. The course will go into common difficulties found in installation and how to resolve them. The training describes how the water dispensers and pumps circulate water, different kinds of water heaters inside of the machine, and other relevant topics like garbage compactors and disposals.

In that particular section, you’ll learn about top load washers, front load ones, and others. In general though, every course will teach you about operation and components, as well as trouble-shooting. The microwave course has info about testing for leaks, for example. The dryer course has information about how to maintain proper airflow.

The refrigeration sections help you learn about sealed systems, the electrical theory one teaches you about wiring diagrams, switches, analog and digital meters, and other relevant topics.

How Does Student Housing Work?

Housing is usually provided in a location where you can easily reach the campus where training happens by just walking to the academy. It’s going to be that close. Most rooms in the house assignments are occupied by those going to the exact same class as you so they will be people that you’ll be around during training. This makes it easier for students to study together. Each housing unit or flat has 2 students. There’s a private bedroom for each of them. This includes a shared bathroom, a kitchen, and other standard amenities like WiFi Internet, AC, microwave, refrigerator, washer and dryer as well as a television that has cable.

Getting Accommodation

After you register for a hands-on course, another email will come automatically to the same address. This email will have a code that you can use to gain access to accommodation. Check-in is during the Sunday before classes start.Then, you have to check out on Saturday after classes end. The checkout time limit is noon on that day.

Is There Hands-on Training?

The majority of the classes have hands-on training. It will say when you check the site. Training occurs at a facility where there are modern appliances that just came out so that you can practice on units that will often be the very units you work on during your career.

The instructors will supervise you while you go through the process of repairing appliances until you are confident in the process. Learning about the products will be most of what you do during the course, but you’ll also learn other important industry standards.

These include what behavior you’ll be expected to maintain while aiding clients. It also introduces you to hand tools needed for repair. You’ll learn about more advanced tools as well. The training includes how to look up parts online, where to find places that you can do so on the Internet and information on looking through technical manuals using devices like your phone or a tablet.

Learning how to look up parts and how they work is going to be important in the field so that they can be sure to order the correct part for clients since accidentally ordering the wrong part is going to burn time pointlessly and aggravate everyone.

In other words, you’re going to have hands-on training in all aspects of the job so that nothing is left out.

Getting Started

For more information about getting started with learning how to repair appliances, please don’t hesitate to go ahead and contact us today. The quicker you contact us, the quicker we can get you set up with the course that you want, complete with housing and everything you need to start in on a 3-week course where you can move towards certification and your new career.

The sign-up process is simple and straight-forward. All of the information you need to get going will be there.

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