Troubleshooting and Repairing Major Appliances

Troubleshooting and Repairing Major Appliances

by Eric Kleinert


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For both technicians and do-it-youselfers, this complete, on-the-job reference is packed with useful information on major appliances, from selection and installation to diagnosis and repair. You'll even find tips on the proper use and maintenance of appliances to keep them in good working order, as well as valuable information on new technologies and tricks of the trade.

Emphasizing safety throughout, Eric Kleinert explains how to read wiring diagrams and use test equipment, including volt-ohm-amp meters and wattmeters, and provides a helpful list of tools to keep on hand. After listing common symptoms, he identifies possible causes and provides point-by-point diagnisis and repair proceducers for appliances such as:

    Dishwashers Garbage disposals Water heaters Washing machines and dryers Electric ranges Refrigerators, freezers, and ice makers

Generous illustrations, including diagrams and charts, help make this comprehensive guide easy to follow, even if your experience is limited.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780070350786
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 08/01/1995
Pages: 419
Product dimensions: 7.64(w) x 9.58(h) x 1.07(d)

About the Author

Eric Kleinert is a professional with more than 40 years of experience in commercial and domestic major appliances, refrigeration, and HVAC sales, service, and installation. He has owned and operated a number of major appliance and air conditioning sales and service corporations. As an instructor for a preeminent technical college, he taught aspects of preventive and diagnostic services and techniques, enhancing students' ability to better evaluate products and services necessary to maintain residential climate-control systems and major appliances. He is the author of Troubleshooting and Repairing Major Appliances (McGraw-Hill, 2012), now in its 3rd edition, and a contributing author of Handbook of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Technologies (CRC, 2014).

Table of Contents

Part I: Fundamentals of Service

1 Selecting, Purchasing, and Installing Major Home Appliances and Air Conditioners

2 Safety Precautions

3 Tools Needed for Installation and Repair

4. Becoming a Professional Technician

5 Basic Techniques

Part II: Electricity, Electronics and Gas

6 Electricity

7 Electronics

8 Gas

Part III: Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

9 Principles of Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

Part IV: Parts

10 Electric Appliance and Air Conditioner Parts

11 Electronic Parts

12 Gas Appliance Parts

Part V: Fault and Error Codes

13 Fault Codes

Part VI: Appliance Service, Installation, and Preventive Maintenance Procedures

14 Automatic Dishwashers

15 Garbage Disposers

16 Electric Water Heaters

17 Gas Water Heaters

18 Top Load Automatic Washers

19 Front Load Automatic Washers

20 Automatic Electric Dryers

21 Automatic Gas Dryers

22 Electric Ranges, Cooktops and Ovens

23 Gas Ranges, Cooktops and Ovens

24 Microwave Ovens

25 Refrigerators

26 Freezers

27 Automatic Ice Makers

28 Residential Under the counter Ice Makers

29 Room Air Conditioners

30 Dehumidifiers


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