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The perfect appliance repair guide for professional repair technicians and do-it-yourselfers alike Troubleshooting and Repairing Major Appliances, Third Edition, is a complete guide to the latest tools and techniques for maintaining and fixing home appliances. Packed with hundreds of photos, diagrams, and illustrations, the book includes easy-to-follow, step-by-step procedures for testing and replacing parts; instructions for reading wiring diagrams; and foolproof guidelines for finding troubleshooting solutions. A long-time appliance repair teacher and technician, Eric Kleinert covers all aspects of the latest appliances and components, including operation, testing, repairing, wiring, and preventive maintenance. New chapters offer practical guidance to help you easily diagnose and repair modern appliances. Coverage of electronic controls and the latest test meters and diagnostic tools is included. Save hundreds of dollars in repair bills by handling repairs yourself Hundreds of photos, charts, diagrams, and drawings show you exactly what to look for Includes a comprehensive guide to fault and error codes to assist in diagnosing problems with today's microprocessor-controlled "smart" appliances Includes a new chapter on appliance repair as a career Learn the essentials: Selecting, Purchasing, and Installing Major Home Appliances and Air Conditioners; Safety Precautions; Tools Needed for Installation and Repair; Becoming a Professional Technician; Basic Techniques; Electricity; Electronics; Gas; Principles of Air Conditioning and Refrigeration; Electric Appliance and Air Conditioner Parts; Electronic Parts; Gas Appliance Parts; Fault and Error Codes Covers all major appliances: Automatic Dishwashers Garbage Disposers Electric Water Heaters Gas Water Heaters Top Load Automatic Washers Front Load Automatic Washers Automatic Electric Dryers Automatic Gas Dryers Electric Ranges, Cooktops and Ovens Gas Ranges, Cooktops and Ovens Microwave Ovens Refrigerators Freezers Automatic Ice Makers Residential Under the Counter Ice Makers Room Air Conditioners Dehumidifiers
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 Glossary