Agenda • Your Roles and Responsibilities in Appliance Maintenance and Repair. • Diagnosing Appliance Problems. • Appliance Safety. • Tools & Equipment for Appliance Repairs. • Clothes Dryers. • Clothes Washers. • Ovens and Cooktops. • Dishwashers. • Refrigerators. • Key Takeaways, Action Plan, and Wrap-Up.
Before We Start • This is a two day course, with two 15 minute breaks and a one-hour lunch each day. • Your full participation is greatly appreciated! • You will be using your Resource Guide • Watching in-class demonstrations & videos • Having group discussions • Completing a few hands-on activities • Completing the online training course on Appliances Maintenance & Repair.
Other Housekeeping Items • Locations of Restrooms. • Emergency Exits. • Kitchen and/or Break Area. • Vending Machines. • Registration. • Smoking Area. • Turn pagers and cell phones off. • Get comfortable. • Be open minded and have fun!
Diagnosing Appliance Problems: Listen Observe Categorize Locate Test Repair/Replace Call
Appliance Safety Rules: Turn Power Off Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Follow Lock-out/Tag-out Procedures Know Your Chemicals Keep Tools & Equipment in Good Working Order
Key Parts of a Clothes Dryer: The Drum The Motor The Drive Belt The Exhaust Duct
Key Parts of a Clothes Dryer: The Thermostats The Heating Element The Control Panel The Lint Screen
Key Parts of a Clothes Washer: Agitator Inlet Hose Drain Hose The Motor and Transmission
Key Parts of a Clothes Washer: The Pump Switches and Timers Tub The Wash Basket
Anatomy of an Electric Range Add Diagram from Instructor’s Resource Guide Page #42
Anatomy of a Gas Range Add Diagram from Instructor’s Resource Guide Page #43
Key Parts of an Electric Range: Range Control Panel Cooktop Heating Element Cooktop Receptacle Source Oven Baking Element
Key Parts of an Electric range Oven Broiling Element Oven Capillary Tube Oven Gasket Oven Temperature Control Oven Thermostat
Key Parts of a Gas Range: Range Control Panel Igniter Cooktop Pilot Light Oven Ignition Module
Key Parts of a Gas Range: Oven Gasket Oven Thermostat Gas Range Safety Tip: If you smell gas, leave the apartment immediately. Do not try to turn off the gas from inside the apartment, or turn any lights on or off. Go to a telephone OUTSIDE THE APARTMENT to call for help.
Common Range Problems and Solutions: Electric Cooktop: Burner does not heat or gets too hot.
Common Gas Cooktop Problems & Solutions: Gas Cooktop: Pilot light is out or needs adjustment Gas Cooktop: Burner will not light
Common Electric Oven Problems and Solutions: Electric Oven: Inconsistent temperature Takes too long to heat the oven Self-cleaning and/or broiler features do not work
Common Gas Oven Problems and Solutions: Gas Oven: The oven does not get hot The temperature is inconsistent