Advanced Refrigerator Repair Course

Once you know the fundamentals, then refrigerators are the next appliance you want to master. Refrigerators are profitable appliances to work on, and they are the specialty area with the largest demand for knowledge and expertise.

This course covers the principles of operation, common problems, troubleshooting and repair of single and dual evaporator refrigerators, split-phase and inverter-driven compressors. Everything you need to know to work on all the models, old-school and modern.

Note: A pdf or hard copy of the book, Troubleshooting and Repairing Major Appliances, 3rd Edition, by Eric Kleinert is required for this course.


Course Syllabus:
Module 1 Refrigerator Technology
Thermodynamics; Understanding the basic refrigeration cycle; Components of a refrigeration system.
Unit 1 How to Use and Interact With the Advanced Refrigerator Repair Training Course  
Unit 2 Refrigerator Operational Overview  
Unit 3 Thermodynamics and Phase Change  
Unit 4 Properties of Refrigerants  
Unit 5 The Refrigeration Cycle  
Unit 6 Refrigerator Air Distribution Systems  
Unit 7 Refrigerator Temperature Control Systems  
Unit 8 Refrigerator Defrost Systems  
Unit 9 Sealed System Components: Condensers and Compressors  
Unit 10 Split-phase Compressors and their Start Devices, Part 1  
Unit 11 Split Phase Compressors and their Start Devices, Part 2  
Unit 12 Inverter Compressor Systems  
Unit 13 Linear Compressors  
Unit 14 Dual Evaporator Refrigerators  
Unit 15 Refrigerator Principles of Operation Module Exam  
Module 2 Common Problems and Troubleshooting
Common problems with refrigerators; troubleshooting principles.
Unit 1 The Systems Approach to Troubleshooting Refrigerators  
Unit 2 Evaporator Frost Pattern Analysis  
Unit 3 Troubleshooting Strategies for Warm Refrigerator Complaints  
Unit 4 Troubleshooting Freezing in Fresh Food Compartments  
Unit 5 Troubleshooting Ice, Frost, and Condensation Problems  
Unit 6 Troubleshooting Inverter Compressor Refrigerators  
Unit 7 Troubleshooting Computer-Controlled Refrigerators  
Unit 8 3-Way Valves and Dual Evaporator Systems  
Unit 9 Ten Step Tango Refrigerator Workshop  
Unit 10 Common Problems and Troubleshooting Module Exam  
Module 3 Sealed System Diagnostics and Repair
In-depth info on troubleshooting sealed systems
Unit 1 Refrigeration Cycle Overview in Real-World Systems  
Unit 2 Real-World Pressure Temperature Example Problem  
Unit 3 P-H Diagrams, P-T Tables, Superheat, Subcooling, and Saturation  
Unit 4 The Ideal Refrigeration Cycle vs. the Real World Cycle  
Unit 5 Half-Splitting a Sealed System; Sealed System Failures with Symptoms  
Unit 6 Sealed System Diagnostics, Part 1  
Unit 7 Sealed System Diagnostics, Part 2  
Unit 8 Refrigerator Sealed System Service Basic Skills  
Unit 9 Refrigerator Sealed System Service: Replacing the Compressor and Filter Drier  
Module 4 Ice Makers and Dispensers
This module covers the basics of ice makers, dispensers, and refrigeration sealed system repairs.
Unit 1 Refrigerator Ice Maker Basics  
Unit 2 Refrigerator Ice and Water Dispenser Basics  
Module 5 Resources for Continuing Education and Final Exam
How to keep up with the changing technology in refrigerators. Getting help with specific refrigerator problems.
Unit 1 Refrigerator Course Final Exam