What the Course Covers

The one week course covers the basic principles of microwave repair and appliance electrical theory. This includes:

  • Microwave Theory, Repair and Diagnostics
  • Appliance Electrical Theory
  • Understanding Wiring Diagrams  
  • Hands-on training

Microwave Training

The student will learn the core fundamentals on microwave repair. We will discuss how to tell the difference between a high or low voltage issue. We will break down the four major high voltage components and the most accurate way to diagnosis each component.

Many repair companies assume microwaves are not worth fixing and that would be the case for a $99 microwave at an outlet store.   Microwaves range from $50 all the way up to $3,000 depending on the model and specs, and we will show you how to fix any microwave design regardless of brand or price!

Appliance Electrical Theory

Each student will understand how electricity is generated and how it enters the home and gets to each appliance. Understanding the difference between series and parallel circuits. The students will then get to build their own circuits to help visualize the entire process and simulate what occurs inside an appliance.

Each student will learn the fundamentals of using a volt meter, analog and digital. We will also teach them the pros and cons for each meter.

The student will also learn how to check for proper power using only a volt meter for 120 and 240 VAC outlets. A very common misdiagnosis are power issues with outlets and we want to ensure each student understands how to properly diagnosis this issue while using the proper terminology.

Understanding Wiring Diagrams

The instructor will breakdown multiple wiring diagrams with the class explaining how power flows through the entire product depending on its current state. These principles will apply to all brands, including LG and Samsung.

Understanding how electricity moves through an appliance will help the student make a more accurate diagnosis when an issue does occur.

fred's flats


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. We also have a dedicated channel in your flat for exclusive training videos to keep you engaged during your downtime. 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.

Upcoming Classes

Appliance Electrical Theory and Microwaves

11/28/2016 - 12/02/2016

Tuition (including a $25 non-refundable fee) $1,999.99
Only a $525 deposit required to reserve a spot


Tuition is $1,999 and includes:

  • 1 week course (approx 40 hours of instruction)
  • Access to thousands of electronic service manuals and other job aides on our cloud with many makes and models
  • Access to the Fred’s Appliance Academy Roku television channel with over 100 training videos from across the appliance industry while staying at our Flats.
  • Lunch served Monday – Friday
  • A 7 night stay in a 2 bedroom flat with a private bedroom
  • Flat has a complete kitchen and laundry along with kitchen utensils

  • Each class has a maximum of 18 students, so hurry and get your spot!

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    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.  

    Scholarship Opportunities

    Paypal Credit

    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.


    Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and School Registration Number 13-03-2010T