Washer Quiz - 20 Questions

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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

  • 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

  • 3. 
    What gauge wire is used for a 30 amp circuit?
    • A. 

      8

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      12

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 15. 
    What appliance would you find a shunt circuit?
    • A. 

      Gas range

    • B. 

      Electric range

    • C. 

      Gas dryer

    • D. 

      Front load washer

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

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