In this epic journey into appliance repair excellence, Samurai Appliance Repair Man gives you a glimpse into how *real* appliance technicians think and use the schematic to analyze and troubleshoot electric circuits with minimum disassembly and maximum bad-assery. Being able to do this kind of real-world troubleshooting only comes with understanding how basic electricity and circuits work.
Think this is too technical? What’s the alternative? The alternative is exactly what plagues the appliance repair trade today: pattern recognition and Parts Changing Monkey (PCM) “repairs”. That’s where you replace a part and hope to get lucky. Samurai don't play that.
There’s only one way to be able to do this kind of analysis and that is by learning what everyone who goes into the electrical trades learns, whether they are electricians or radar technicians or appliance technicians: Ohm’s Freaking Law.
I often get asked by PCMs, “Why do I need to know math just to fix appliances?”
Because electricity in a circuit is not “visual.” You can’t watch it and see how it works, like you would a machine. Nor is it intuitive. It operates according to specific but simple mathematical laws that describe the relationship between voltage, current, resistance, and power. While you won’t typically do actual Ohm’s Law calculations in the field, you need to KNOW and UNDERSTAND Ohm’s Law so that it becomes part of how you think when you analyze a schematic.
Would you like to be able to do this on any appliance you’re working on? We teach all this and more in the Master Samurai Tech Fundamentals course.
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