What the Course Covers
The one week course covers the basic principles of laundry repair. This includes:
- Front Load and Top Load Washer Theory, Repair, and Diagnostics
- Gas and Electric Clothes Dryer Theory, Repair, and Diagnostics
- Appliance Electrical Theory as it applies to laundry products
- Hands-on training
Each student will take a comprehensive exam at the end of the week that will cover all of the course material.
Front Load and Top Load Washers
Starting with the different type of washers on the market, we discuss how washers work in the classroom while encouraging an active Q&A between the students and the instructors. Learn the true differences between a front loading washer and a top loading washer along with proper installation techniques. Learn about the components involved in filling, washing, spinning, and draining to gain a better understanding which will help when diagnosing laundry appliances in the field.
After taking the time to discuss the theory, we spend a lot of time in our appliance lab where students get a chance to take various washers apart gaining invaluable hands-on experience. We start with a specialized session we named “Boot Camp,” which gives students exposure on installing and removing the bellow/door seal around the washer. From there, we go through a complete tear down of a common front load washer design as a class while pointing out common areas of concern. Finally, we break into smaller groups and tackle various top load washer designs. Not just tearing the product down, but learning how to put the machines into a diagnostic mode. Our staff has seen it all and we want to share this insight with our students.
Gas and Electric Dryers
Like washing machines, we discuss in the classroom how a dryer works and the common issues found when servicing these products in the field. This includes proper installation techniques that will cover both gas and electric designs. As a class, we are going to walk through a wiring schematic for mechanical and electronic designed dryers. This will include covering the entire heat cycle process while again discussing common issues that can be found in the field.
wIn our appliance lab, students will get the chance to take these various products apart along with exploring different belt and idler combinations that propel the tumbling action found in all clothes dryers. The best way to learn is by practicing and we provide a safe and fun environment to accomplish this.
Appliance Electrical Theory
Before we start with any appliances though, we need to make sure each student knows how to use an analog and digital volt meter. We also need to ensure the student knows how to determine if an outlet is shorted or in an open state. Laundry appliances, especially with all the different electronics found inside, will not function correctly if there is an issue with an outlet. Our staff will walk you through how to safely check various designs to ensure you are providing the most accurate diagnosis for your customers.
Tuition includes a stay at Fred’s Flats which is within walking distance of the academy.
Each flat is shared with another student but they will have access to their own kitchen and laundry. Each student will get their own private bedroom. This is a great learning environment and a great way to make new friends and connections in this industry. You will eat, breath, sleep appliance repair while you are here.
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Price & Availability
Fred’s Appliance Academy welcomes students from all across the country. Our single week courses takes place several times a year. The program includes 1 week of instruction, lodging, and meals. Access to our cloud server for thousands of e-service manuals is also included, along with all study materials.
Each class has a maximum of 18 students, so hurry and get your spot.
Tuition is $1,999.99 and includes:
Each class has a maximum of 18 students, so hurry and get your spot!
Still on the Fence About Training?
We feel that a business should be able to prove real value to the products or services that they are offering. Our Academy was designed with offering a real value to our clients in mind. Check out our return on investment calculator.
Payment Options and Financial Aid
At this time, we can only accept State and Local grants and some limited financial aid options so long as our program meets their requirements. If you qualify for a grant to cover your education through a local office have them contact us to see if our program qualifies. We are registered with the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and our programs have been approved by them. However, we cannot accept Title IV funding as our programs of instruction do not meet the length requirements. We are still working on accepting other forms of funding and expect to have these options available to our students by 2017.
For any single or three week course, we only require $525 to reserve a spot. Students can make payments up until the first days of class; however, the course needs to be paid in full by the first day of class.
If you live in the United States and are in need of financing for your training, you can apply for credit through Paypal.
You must register a class and pay the initial payment of $525 to reserve your spot. Then if you are approved for Paypal credit, please fill out the form below to process your payment and remaining balance owed.
If you process a payment prior to registering for a class, you will not be guaranteed a spot until you register.
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