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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    After verifying the controls are set correctly, what's the first thing you should check on a front load washer that doesn't spin?

    • A.

      Door lock assembly

    • B.

      Water valve

    • C.

      Drain pump

    • D.

      Drain hose

    Correct Answer
    C. Drain pump
    Explanation
    After verifying the controls are set correctly, the first thing you should check on a front load washer that doesn't spin is the drain pump. The drain pump is responsible for removing water from the washer during the spin cycle. If the drain pump is malfunctioning or clogged, it can prevent the washer from spinning. Therefore, checking the drain pump is crucial in troubleshooting the issue.

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  • 2. 

    What is a thermistor?

    • A.

      A sensor for resistance that changes based on time

    • B.

      A thermostat that senses resistance

    • C.

      A sensor for temperature that changes based on resistance

    • D.

      A sensor for temperature that changes based on amperage

    Correct Answer
    C. A sensor for temperature that changes based on resistance
    Explanation
    A thermistor is a sensor that is used to measure temperature. It works by changing its resistance in response to changes in temperature. As the temperature increases, the resistance of the thermistor decreases, and vice versa. This change in resistance can then be measured and used to determine the temperature. Therefore, the correct answer is "a sensor for temperature that changes based on resistance."

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  • 3. 

    What gauge wire is used for a 30 amp circuit?

    • A.

      8

    • B.

      10

    • C.

      12

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. 10
    Explanation
    A 30 amp circuit requires a wire gauge that can handle the current without overheating. The correct answer is 10 because it is the appropriate wire gauge for a 30 amp circuit. A wire gauge of 8 would be too thick and unnecessary, while a gauge of 12 would be too thin and unable to safely carry the required current. Therefore, the correct wire gauge for a 30 amp circuit is 10.

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  • 4. 

    What is the average time for a dryer to dry a full load(6 bath towels)?  

    • A.

      45 minutes or less

    • B.

      60 minutes or less

    • C.

      90 minutes or less

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. 60 minutes or less
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 60 minutes or less. This means that the average time for a dryer to dry a full load of 6 bath towels is expected to be 60 minutes or less. It could take less than 60 minutes or it could take exactly 60 minutes, but it should not take more than 60 minutes.

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  • 5. 

    Where do you look for debris on a washer pump?

    • A.

      Drain hose attached to pump

    • B.

      Outlet of the pump

    • C.

      Inlet of the pump

    • D.

      All of the above are correct

    Correct Answer
    C. Inlet of the pump
    Explanation
    When looking for debris on a washer pump, all of the options mentioned are correct. Debris can be found in the drain hose attached to the pump, the outlet of the pump, as well as the inlet of the pump. Therefore, all of these areas should be inspected for any potential debris that may be causing issues with the washer pump.

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  • 6. 

    What is the approximate ohms of an oven probe?

    • A.

      At room temp, 1100 ohms

    • B.

      At room temp, less than 1 ohm

    • C.

      At room temp, infinite ohms

    • D.

      At room temp, 500 ohms

    Correct Answer
    A. At room temp, 1100 ohms
    Explanation
    The approximate ohms of an oven probe at room temperature is 1100 ohms. This means that the resistance of the oven probe is around 1100 ohms when it is at room temperature.

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  • 7. 

    Which function does NOT belong in terms of the actuator in a belt-driven Whirlpool Cabrio washer?

    • A.

      Senses movement of the tub

    • B.

      Actuate between spin and agitation

    • C.

      Senses and locks the lid

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Senses and locks the lid
    Explanation
    The function of "senses and locks the lid" does not belong in terms of the actuator in a belt-driven Whirlpool Cabrio washer because it is not directly related to the movement or operation of the tub. The other options, such as "senses movement of the tub" and "actuate between spin and agitation," are directly involved in the functioning of the actuator and the overall operation of the washer.

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  • 8. 

    What is the average temperature for frying?

    • A.

      425-475 degrees Fahrenheit

    • B.

      250-300 degrees Fahrenheit

    • C.

      475-500 degrees Fahrenheit

    • D.

      350-375 degrees Fahrenheit

    Correct Answer
    D. 350-375 degrees Fahrenheit
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 350-375 degrees Fahrenheit. This temperature range is ideal for frying because it allows the food to cook evenly and quickly without becoming overly greasy or burnt. Frying at a lower temperature may result in the food absorbing too much oil, while frying at a higher temperature may cause the food to cook too quickly on the outside while remaining undercooked on the inside. Therefore, maintaining a temperature between 350-375 degrees Fahrenheit ensures that the food is cooked to perfection.

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  • 9. 

    What is the purpose of the MEM sensor on a Samsung washer?

    • A.

      To determine the water level inside the tub/drum

    • B.

      To determine if the unit is level

    • C.

      To determine if the belt has tension

    • D.

      To determine if the drain pump is clogged

    Correct Answer
    B. To determine if the unit is level
    Explanation
    The MEM sensor on a Samsung washer is used to determine if the unit is level. This sensor helps to ensure that the washer is properly balanced, which is important for efficient and effective washing. If the washer is not level, it can cause vibrations and noise during operation. By detecting the level of the unit, the MEM sensor allows the washer to adjust its settings or alert the user to make necessary adjustments for optimal performance.

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  • 10. 

    What is the correct way to check a 3-phase motor after verifying that the bearings spin freely?

    • A.

      Connect 120 volts to terminals 4 and 5. If the motor starts, it's good.

    • B.

      Isolate the motor and check for resistance between any two pair of winding terminals, should have the same ohm reading

    • C.

      Isolate the motor and check for resistance between any two pair of winding terminals, one should be infinite and the other should read less than 1 ohm

    • D.

      There is no way to check a 3-phase motor.

    Correct Answer
    B. Isolate the motor and check for resistance between any two pair of winding terminals, should have the same ohm reading
    Explanation
    The correct way to check a 3-phase motor after verifying that the bearings spin freely is to isolate the motor and check for resistance between any two pair of winding terminals. The resistance reading between any two pairs of winding terminals should be the same. This indicates that the windings are balanced and there are no short circuits or open circuits in the motor. If the resistance readings are different, it suggests a fault in the motor windings.

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  • 11. 

    What is the main purpose of the rps sensor or hall sensor?

    • A.

      To sense the movement of the inner basket

    • B.

      To sense the water level

    • C.

      To sense if the door/lid is locked

    • D.

      To sense if the unit is level

    Correct Answer
    A. To sense the movement of the inner basket
    Explanation
    The main purpose of the rps sensor or hall sensor is to detect and sense the movement of the inner basket. This sensor is responsible for providing feedback on the rotational speed and position of the inner basket, allowing the system to control and adjust the washing cycle accordingly. By sensing the movement of the inner basket, the sensor helps ensure proper functioning and efficiency of the washing machine.

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  • 12. 

    What is the best way to check the condition of a water valve?

    • A.

      Isolate and check for less than 1 ohm

    • B.

      Isolate and check for infinite ohms

    • C.

      Apply power to the valve or check voltage to the valve

    • D.

      Plug in a watt meter to the product and check for less than 3 amps.

    Correct Answer
    C. Apply power to the valve or check voltage to the valve
    Explanation
    To check the condition of a water valve, the best way is to apply power to the valve or check the voltage to the valve. This is because applying power or checking the voltage will help determine if the valve is receiving the necessary electrical input to function properly. By doing so, one can identify if there is any issue with the electrical connection or if the valve is faulty and needs to be replaced.

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  • 13. 

    On a front load washer, you have diagnosed that the rear bearings are defective.  What parts need to be ordered and replaced?

    • A.

      Back half of the outer tub that includes the bearing

    • B.

      Inner basket and back half of the outer tub that includes the bearing

    • C.

      Inner basket and back half of the outer tub that includes the bearing and a new drain pump

    • D.

      Rear bearings on front load washers cannot be ordered, the unit is scrap.

    Correct Answer
    B. Inner basket and back half of the outer tub that includes the bearing
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the inner basket and back half of the outer tub that includes the bearing. This is because the defective rear bearings are located within the back half of the outer tub. To replace the bearings, both the inner basket and the back half of the outer tub need to be replaced as a unit.

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  • 14. 

    What is the maximum continuous current draw on a 50 amp circuit?

    • A.

      30 amps

    • B.

      40 amps

    • C.

      50 amps

    • D.

      60 amps

    Correct Answer
    B. 40 amps
    Explanation
    The maximum continuous current draw on a 50 amp circuit is 40 amps. This is because it is generally recommended to only use 80% of the circuit's capacity to prevent overheating and potential damage. 80% of 50 amps is 40 amps, so that is the maximum safe continuous current draw.

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  • 15. 

    What appliance would you find a shunt circuit?

    • A.

      Gas range

    • B.

      Electric range

    • C.

      Gas dryer

    • D.

      Front load washer

    Correct Answer
    C. Gas dryer
    Explanation
    A shunt circuit is typically found in a gas dryer. A shunt circuit is a type of electrical circuit that diverts or bypasses a portion of the current flow, usually for the purpose of measuring or regulating the current. Gas dryers often have electrical components, such as control boards and sensors, that require the use of shunt circuits to regulate the flow of electricity. On the other hand, a gas range, electric range, or front load washer do not typically require shunt circuits for their operation.

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  • 16. 

    How many mfd does a start capacitor in a washer typically have?

    • A.

      1 and up

    • B.

      50 and up

    • C.

      88 and up

    • D.

      2000 and up

    Correct Answer
    C. 88 and up
    Explanation
    A start capacitor in a washer typically has a capacitance of 88 microfarads (mfd) or higher. This capacitor is responsible for providing an initial boost of power to start the motor of the washer. Capacitors with higher capacitance values are able to provide a stronger boost, which is why 88 and up is the correct answer.

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  • 17. 

    What is the purpose of the bleed resistor in a microwave capacitor?

    • A.

      To slowly discharge the capacitor

    • B.

      To store more electricity within the capacitor

    • C.

      To protect the microwave from power surges

    • D.

      Allows you to easily check if the capacitor is in good working condition.

    Correct Answer
    A. To slowly discharge the capacitor
    Explanation
    The purpose of the bleed resistor in a microwave capacitor is to slowly discharge the capacitor. When the microwave is turned off, the capacitor still holds a charge, and if it is not discharged properly, it can be dangerous. The bleed resistor provides a path for the charge to slowly dissipate, ensuring that the capacitor is safely discharged before any maintenance or repair work is done.

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  • 18. 

    On a typical front load washer, the shipping bolts are never to be removed when the customer is ready to use it for the first time.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because on a typical front load washer, the shipping bolts are meant to be removed before the customer starts using it for the first time. These bolts are used to secure the drum during transportation and prevent it from moving around. If the shipping bolts are not removed, it can cause damage to the washer and affect its performance.

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  • 19. 

    A washer is filling and draining at the same time, what is the most likely issue?

    • A.

      The drain pump is clogged with debris

    • B.

      The controls are not set correctly

    • C.

      The lid lock has failed

    • D.

      There is a siphoning issue

    Correct Answer
    D. There is a siphoning issue
    Explanation
    The most likely issue in this scenario is a siphoning issue. When a washer is filling and draining at the same time, it suggests that there is a problem with the water drainage system. A siphoning issue occurs when the water is being pulled out of the washer through the drain hose due to improper installation or a faulty drain pipe. This can prevent the washer from properly filling and result in continuous draining during the wash cycle.

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