"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 (Wired.com)
Fully updated for current technologies and packed with hundreds of photos and diagrams, this do-it-yourself guide shows you how to safely install, operate, maintain, and fix gas 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
In this practical resource, a veteran service and repair professional with decades of hands-on experience walks you through the preventive maintenance process for residential and commercial HVAC and refrigeration systems. You’ll learn how to inspect, adjust, clean, and test your products to ensure that they run efficiently and have a long service life.
Ideal for experienced service technicians, entry-level technicians, business owners, maintenance engineers, and do-it-yourself homeowners, this highly visual manual is filled with detailed instructions and clear photos and diagrams. Useful icons throughout the book indicate the degree of difficulty for each procedure. Save money and time, improve indoor air quality, and get maximum use from HVAC and refrigeration machines with help from this step-by-step guide.
HVAC and Refrigeration Preventive Maintenance covers:Safety practices Tools needed for installation, repair and preventive maintenance Indoor air quality (IAQ) Test and balance Principles of air conditioning and refrigeration Basic electricity and electronics Gas Oil Room air conditioners Residential air conditioning and heating Residential refrigeration appliances Commercial air conditioning and heating Water towers Self-contained commercial refrigerators and freezers Commercial ice machines Troubleshooting Where to get help