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Troubleshooting and Repairing Major Appliances / Edition 3

Troubleshooting and Repairing Major Appliances / Edition 3

by Eric Kleinert
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Diagnose and repair home appliances and air conditioners using the latest techniques

"The book has it all...written by a pro with 40 years of hands-on repair and teaching experience...this book is like brain candy"--GeekDad (

Fully updated for current technologies and packed withhundreds of photos and diagrams, this do-it-yourself guideshows you how to safely install, operate, maintain, and fixgas and electric appliances of all types. Troubleshooting and Repairing Major Appliances, Third Edition provides easy-tofollow procedures for using test meters, replacing parts, reading circuit diagrams, interpreting fault and error codes, and diagnosing problems. Featuring a new chapter on becoming a service technician, this practical, money-saving resource is ideal for homeowners and professionals alike.

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 cube makers
  • Room air conditioners
  • Dehumidifiers

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071770187
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 10/22/2012
Edition description: List
Pages: 1216
Sales rank: 94,618
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 2.60(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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Troubleshooting and Repairing Major Appliances 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I started my appliance repair business based on this book, erik is very thorough in all of his explanations procedures and is very proficient in all of his ideas and procedures to get anyone repairing appliances, if its the weekend warrior, repair tech or business owner, i recommend this book to anyone trying to repair an appliance A+
Anonymous More than 1 year ago