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Title: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: BryanS on February 11, 2016, 10:05:52 PM
Hello,

Anyone from Appliantology.org this is BryanS.  I guess this forum will be my new home.  After 2000+ posts at appliantology.org for 4 years my time there is over.  I guess because I refused to take his online courses or something he has a bur up his butt.  I've been specialized in refrigeration for four years, so feel free to message me if you need any help.  I've been a member here, but never really spent much time here.  I dont ask for help often, and I will help out where I can.  I've also been to school for hvac as well, I know it pretty well,  so I can probably help with any hvac related questions.

-BryanS
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: dab147315 on February 11, 2016, 10:38:22 PM
Welcome BryanS to the forum.I know your knowledge will be a help to all of us here.
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: schleven on February 11, 2016, 11:35:51 PM
Welcome. Are you knowledgeable about all types of fridges? Samsung, lg, whirlpool etc?
I have seen a few of the new whirlpool icemaker designs that thoroughly confuse me.
Would be glad to know of a person that understands all their 6th sense technology!
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: BryanS on February 12, 2016, 05:08:14 AM
For the most part I've worked on a lot of different brands.  I started out at Sears, and I had enough of that place.  I work for a small business now.  We are exclusively a Whirlpool dealer, so that's mainly what we service.  I'm pretty much the refrigerator guy here as well.  They are training me on other appliances somewhat, but a lot I'm learning on my own.  I actually passed the master certification that PSA gives at their conventions and most of my appliance knowledge was from a book.  I still have a lot to learn though. 
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: mz3own on February 12, 2016, 05:32:03 AM
welcome Brian. I too never really liked how it was run either.  :welcome:
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: BryanS on February 12, 2016, 05:49:59 AM
I used to be one the main poster there.  A few months back for no reason I was demoted and had my privileges taken away. He wouldn't tell me why when I emailed him about it.  Then he gave them back.  Then recently he started giving arrogant responses to my comments.  Basically,  implying I couldn't read schematics, which I have been in some shape or form for 12-13 years.  So I had enough and blasted him for it.  He got butthurt, deleted my comment,  and demoted me again.  He is getting greedy is what it boils down too and wanted us all to pay for his forum.  I paid for lifetime membership years ago, yet he still put me down to grasshopper.   He is also raising the price for pro appliantologist to $150.  Like I said, I don't ask for help often, so I'm not paying to help others.  I emailed him after the fact and he replied best wishes and that's it.  Still no explanation.  If  this forum needs donations to stay a float just ask.  I've already made a small donation.  I just like helping others,  which is mainly why I'm here. I'll do what I can here.  I think I have notifications setup to receive new alerts in the refrigeration forum. 

-Bryan
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: AJ on February 12, 2016, 01:02:01 PM
Hi Bryan,

Thanks for your donation, it's very much appreciated.
Looking forward to seeing you around in our forums.

Thanks!
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: AJ on February 12, 2016, 01:13:08 PM
Hello,

Anyone from Appliantology.org this is BryanS.  I guess this forum will be my new home.  After 2000+ posts at appliantology.org for 4 years my time there is over.  I guess because I refused to take his online courses or something he has a bur up his butt.  I've been specialized in refrigeration for four years, so feel free to message me if you need any help.  I've been a member here, but never really spent much time here.  I dont ask for help often, and I will help out where I can.  I've also been to school for hvac as well, I know it pretty well,  so I can probably help with any hvac related questions.

-BryanS

Welcome home ;)

Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: BryanS on February 12, 2016, 04:59:37 PM
Thanks. 
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: mz3own on February 12, 2016, 05:02:23 PM
I used to be one the main poster there.  A few months back for no reason I was demoted and had my privileges taken away. He wouldn't tell me why when I emailed him about it.  Then he gave them back.  Then recently he started giving arrogant responses to my comments.  Basically,  implying I couldn't read schematics, which I have been in some shape or form for 12-13 years.  So I had enough and blasted him for it.  He got butthurt, deleted my comment,  and demoted me again.  He is getting greedy is what it boils down too and wanted us all to pay for his forum.  I paid for lifetime membership years ago, yet he still put me down to grasshopper.   He is also raising the price for pro appliantologist to $150.  Like I said, I don't ask for help often, so I'm not paying to help others.  I emailed him after the fact and he replied best wishes and that's it.  Still no explanation.  If  this forum needs donations to stay a float just ask.  I've already made a small donation.  I just like helping others,  which is mainly why I'm here. I'll do what I can here.  I think I have notifications setup to receive new alerts in the refrigeration forum. 

-Bryan
He should be paying you for helping people for free, not the other way around :rofl:. I'm sure you had to pay to take his classes too. We all help here out of the kindness of our heart not to make a buck.
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: BryanS on February 12, 2016, 05:26:10 PM
I never took his classes for that reason.  During thr beta version it was $100.  I was broke and unemployed because I quit at Sears without work for a year.  Then he upped the price to like $400ish.  They would argue over how to correctly wire nut etc.  Electric tape or dieletric grease in the nut.  You can't use compressor relay/overloads that aren't specific for that compressor.  Sure you can and have for years.  Any reason to try to act smarter than the next guy.  If he had an issue, then address it.  He did one time because I wasn't linking parts correctly for him to get paid.  I just told him I won't link anymore because the way to do it on mobile is really weird and I couldn't get it.
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: AJ on February 12, 2016, 05:48:45 PM
Username changed from afbryanwv to BryanS as requested, thanks!

I never took his classes for that reason.  During thr beta version it was $100.  I was broke and unemployed because I quit at Sears without work for a year.  Then he upped the price to like $400ish.  They would argue over how to correctly wire nut etc.  Electric tape or dieletric grease in the nut.  You can't use compressor relay/overloads that aren't specific for that compressor.  Sure you can and have for years.  Any reason to try to act smarter than the next guy.  If he had an issue, then address it.  He did one time because I wasn't linking parts correctly for him to get paid.  I just told him I won't link anymore because the way to do it on mobile is really weird and I couldn't get it.

Interesting, I had no idea how much the classes cost or what they entailed.

I don't worry much about members posting affiliate links. That's not what our site is about, but I have tried to make it as easy as possible as all you have to do is highlight the part number and then click a button. Believe I posted directions showing how-to someplace, but I'm to tired to look for it right now haha.

I have a semi-auto linking system that sometimes works too so most of the time if a member just post a part number sooner or later a link is automatically created to AppliancePartsPros. It's does not happen instantly and does not always work, but it's better then nothing.

I don't believe I have ever pushed members to post affiliate links. I do have a couple of dedicated helpers that do make a point of posting part numbers and then use the button to link them to APP and I sincerely appreciate their help.

In fact I sincerely appreciate all and any help I get from the techs as our site is truly to much at this point for me to keep up with by myself. There is no way I can take the time everyday to answer all questions along with keeping up with the software, mod update, emails and spam control that also needs to be done.

Thanks for all your help guys!
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: dab147315 on February 15, 2016, 09:47:41 AM
http://appliancejunk.com/images/app_link_button. (http://appliancejunk.com/images/app_link_button.jpg)      This is what AJ is talking about.  Posting part numbers and then use the button to link them to APP and I sincerely appreciate their help.
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: BryanS on February 15, 2016, 04:02:43 PM
Awesome. Thanks for the part link info. I'll try it later and see if I got it.
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: Larry the applia on February 15, 2016, 06:01:53 PM
Bryan you from Wv seen name aj posted had wv at end
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: BryanS on February 15, 2016, 06:21:40 PM
Yes sir. Martinsburg WV area.  AJ changed my name to my appliantology name, so any fellow techs from there can find me.
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: Larry the applia on February 15, 2016, 07:56:38 PM
Ok i am from central wv
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: BryanS on February 15, 2016, 07:59:31 PM
Eastern Panhandle. Right near VA and MD line.
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: BryanS on February 15, 2016, 08:01:00 PM
WR55X10942
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: BryanS on February 15, 2016, 08:02:54 PM
Did I link it correctly?   
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: AJ on February 15, 2016, 08:21:14 PM
Did I link it correctly?   
Yep, you got it.
 O0
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: BryanS on February 15, 2016, 08:24:27 PM
Cool thanks.  Samurai's way to link on mobile was lengthy,  which is why I never did it.  He did make it easier with the recent update though.  This one was easy.  I do everything from mobile.
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: AJ on February 15, 2016, 09:10:43 PM
I try to keep things simple. It don't always work out, but I try. :)
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: AJ on February 15, 2016, 09:11:40 PM
What do you have for mobile devices? Table, Phone?
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: BryanS on February 15, 2016, 09:19:09 PM
Smartphone. I have a tablet as well, but I mainly access from my smartphone.  Especially,  during lunch or breaks throughout the day.  I have a laptop if I need it as well.  Btw those guys on the other forum had a voxer group as well.  Basically,  you could page other techs as a group if you needed help on the spot.  They tried to get me on it, which I did for a little bit, but I was to busy for it. Plus  It was hard to keep up with the topics because some were on it so much I wondered if they even worked lol..  If people are interested,  we could probably start something like that here too.  You don't have to talk either,  you can type. 
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: AJ on February 15, 2016, 09:25:48 PM
BryanS, feel free to start a new topic in the tech-only P.A.R.T. board about a group for texting if you want to see if there would be any interest in such a group. I would probably be to busy, but maybe others would be interested.

What kind of smart phone you have? One with a larger screen?
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: BryanS on February 15, 2016, 09:37:20 PM
Yes, Samsung Note 2.  I need to upgrade but I'm enjoying my 15% discount for not upgrading atm.
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: AJ on February 16, 2016, 06:45:36 AM
Nice, I been bouncing back and forth between Samsung and iPhones.
Purchased a couple Samsung Galaxy S5's when they first come out for my son and I.
His screen cracked on his last year and he did not want to go back to iphone so I gave him my S5 and then purchased a new Iphone 6 for myself.
One thing I miss about my Samsung S5 is the screen, it was awesome!
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: BryanS on February 16, 2016, 06:50:02 AM
My first smart phone was an HTC and it sucked.  Then I had a droid razr max.  Broke it in no time.  I went with the note 2 andan otterbox.  My job bought us htc desires for our dispatch.  I'm not impressed.   I can't even find an otterbox for it and had to buy some cheap $12 case.
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: BryanS on February 16, 2016, 07:41:39 PM
http://appliantology.org/topic/57006-adios-bryans/

Here it is folks.  Look how evil and worthless I am.  Whoever ran and cried to daddy I was badmouthing him, well here some more for you( Spannerwrench?)  First off, I don't give bad advice, I give practical advice.  Do you really need dielectric grease in a wire nut? No, I worked on portable diesel generators and a plethora of other equipment in the Air Force that sat out in the rain all year long.  Electrical isn't new me.  A good electric tape is plenty of protection for a residential fridge application.  Is that bad advice? I'll leave that up to a matter of opinion.  As for compressor relays.  I only use 8201786 and 4687535 for every single compressor out there.  They had a technician who traveled distances and wanted to know what would be good to carry so he could complete his trip the first time.  A few members there made a huge stink about how using the wrong overload is a lawsuit waiting to happen blah blah.  Bad advice? Still an opinion.  The compressors do not vary much in btu's and amp draw by that much that it would be a problem in my eyes.  Let me tell you the guys I worked with at Sears used those exact kits for a long time and never once heard of a lawsuit from an incorrect overload burning down a house.  Did i give bad advice or incorrect advice on an occasion?  Perhaps because I also tried to help others on appliances my experience was limited on.  The reason for that is because they were ignored many times and went unanswered.  In fact, the few times I did ask questions, I rarely if ever got a response and ended up answering the question myself.  As for the minuscule amount I paid according to the Samurai, refers to the LIFETIME membership I paid for, which he changed the privileges numerous times.  I became an appliantology fellow rank at 1000 posts and I was told our dues were paid with knowledge by member contributions.  Which I did, so I did not pay any dues. And Spannerwrench never made any real contributions that I ever seen even though he had 1000 posts. 

Durham said I showed an utter lack of how inverters work on a compressor.  I did? 120 vac and 3-6 vdc is required to the inverter.  I showed an utter lack of knowing how inverters work because I did not know the builtin GE sends 120v direct from the power supply and not the main control board.  First off, the technician who posted the question was not even receiving the proper DC signal, which did come from the board.  He also stated that the inverter had a burn.  I said he needed to replace the inverter and the main board.  The 120v issue was brought up by the OP(which it had 120v) not me, but then they jumped me when i questioned the 120v coming from the house voltage.  It was asked because I was curious.  Then I was blasted about not using the schematic nor knowing how to read one.  Why would I bring up a schematic for a fridge that isn't my call and the parts that failed have already been addressed.  You know as a technician, you do need to do some of your own leg work and read the schematic yourself if you aren't getting 120v to the inverter.  Not to mention Durham, also had a habit of of talking down to other technicians who did not do the proper leg work and wanted the easy way out.  Personally, I didn't care and just answered their questions. 

Applianceman97 I never had any beef with and liked him as well as Durham.  I made the statement I did because he came out of nowhere and was made a staff member with about 200-300 posts at the time. 

Spannerwrench just kind of came around once in a blue moon so I never had any qualms with until he started running his mouth now.  I didn't take the fundamentals course because I did not feel it was presented well enough that I needed it.  Everything I read on the curriculum I knew.  I was actually going to signup for to see if it was worth our delivery guys in training to use.  Bro I started out in this industry at Sears running 8-12 calls a day and still maintained a 6-9% recall rate from day one.  And most of those recalls were bogus because we would get a recall if someone went back to do a preventative maintenance check the customer never mentioned.  Not to mention the many manufacturer defects that was an engineering problem, not a diagnosing problem.  I was also 8th out of 31 fridge techs in profit per call at 2 years on the job.  Top 3 were not techs but PM checkers, so technically I was 5th.  The company I work for now, Ill be lucky if I run maybe 1-3 recalls a month on myself.  Don't try to belittle me because I am a very skilled technician for only doing this for a little under 4 years.  I was specialized in refrigeration and I can promise you I can diagnose circles around you on any refrigerator.  I've barely had any training on the other appliances and I've been working on everything for 6 months now.  Most I figure out on the job on my own.  Like I said this dude wasn't even that active when I was really posting a lot and helping people.  What he saw was the end where I basically had enough. I also won 2 customer service awards in 2 years at Sears for ranking top 5 in the region for customer satisfaction.  I ran many recalls on many technicians over the years and I always followed up with then to explain and mentor them on what they did wrong.  I also had technicians on many occasions at Sears call me instead of the mentors when they needed help.  Don't act like you know anything about me.

I do not have an issue with you Samurai.  What I have an issue with is being ignored.  You have a warning point system you never used and just took stuff away on a whim.  You have a great forum or I wouldn't have stayed so long.  Don't sit here and act like I never made any real contributions because I know and you know full well I have.  You didn't make any effort to show appreciation, so I didn't show any appreciation.  It's a two way street.  Also I've heard many stories of you privately messaging others who have left about you insulting/ name calling.  That doesn't sound like a professional to me.  Like I said," If you have a problem with me, just say it."  Which you actually made my new title, which was petty to say the least.  All you had to do was talk to me and work things out. Instead you just kept taking privileges away.  Now you restricted me to posting, so I cannot defend myself.  This post was never originally meant to badmouth you, but to let members from your page that are also members here where I was.  Believe me some of your members have personally messaged when I participated in your forum to ask me questions directly on refrigeration. 

Let me explain something to everyone here.  I do not believe anyone is stupid for asking questions.  I for one, am all about learning more, if I wasn't I would not be the technician I am today because Sears surely did not prepare me well enough for that.  I meant no disrespect to anyone when I said I don't ask questions because I know what I am doing.  Many times I answer questions on the fly during work or breaks etc, so sometimes I may be brief or I comment thinking it was a model that it wasn't.  I'm not going to look up every manual, schematic, training cd on every single post in between calls.  I try to answer fast because I have been that technician stuck on a job and I needed a fast answer.  AJ if this post will cause any problems go ahead and move or remove whatever you need to do.  Also you know by now if you have an issue with anything I post or do to go ahead and message me.  I'm here to help where I can and If I learn something along the way then so be it. 
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: BryanS on February 16, 2016, 07:54:07 PM
And for those who don't know my background.  I served as an aerospace ground equipment journeyman for 5 years in the Air Force.  We maintained, serviced, and dispatched diesel generators, portable heaters, portable AC, self generating nitrogen carts, hydraulic test stands, jacks, maintenance stands, manlifts, gas turbine engines(jet engines that produced bleed air for the aircraft), bomb-lifts, etc.  After getting out of the Air Force I attended a one year technical school for heating and ac(HVAC).  I also took 2 of the 4 levels of an apprenticeship course for HVAC( I was to broke to finish at $1300 a class and the GI Bill wouldn't cover it). My first tech school had a dual enrollment program, so I finished my associates degree in Applied Science for HVAC. I was enrolled in alternative energy, small business, and plumbing which I finished a semester, then I was hired on at Sears for refrigeration and water heat/treat repair.  I was not happy with them after 2.5 years, and I now work for a small business.  Which I have been at for almost 2 years as their primary refrigeration technician and sealed system repair tech.  If I didn't know what I was doing, I wouldn't be here.  Oh and I was also a student worker ( maintenance technician) while taking my alternative energy classes.  You can click my Facebook link.  It is all right there :) I think Ive accomplished plenty for someone turning 31 next month.   
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: AJ on February 16, 2016, 08:24:08 PM
Thank you for your service and Happy Birthday!, (just incase I forget to say it next month).
Oh what I would give to be 31 again.
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: AJ on February 16, 2016, 08:25:38 PM
and congrats on all you have accomplished in such a short time. Wish I could say the same.
I was very close to joining the Air Force after graduating high school. But that was a long time ago now and here I'am today.
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: BryanS on February 16, 2016, 08:27:13 PM
Your welcome and thanks.  I haven't quite accomplished what I had planned by this point in my life, but it was a tough job market when I got out of the Air Force plus jobs are somewhat hard to come by in West Virginia because many come from out of state to work in thia area.  I did just send in my truck payoff and now to house hunt.
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: Wedgeman55 on February 27, 2016, 07:48:59 PM
BryanS,   Welcome.    I have been at this business for over 42 years presently.     I still learn something new almost every day.    You are right about the relays.    I always keep 2 of the 1786 relays on the truck.    Great because you can get 3 repairs out of the one box.    I enjoy helping people as you do.    I have checked out that appliantoligy sight a couple of times,   but I agree with you seems like he's more interested in stretching his own bank account than helping people with their problems.   

I love this sight,   been on here for at about 8 years.    So much good information on this sight and many, many knowledgeable techs.      AJ runs a great sight here,    and again glad your joining us.   
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: BryanS on February 27, 2016, 07:59:05 PM
Thanks.  O0
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: gregaguilar on March 04, 2016, 08:09:04 PM
man let me tell you his old lady banned me cause i told then that to download a topic it was taking two hours.It started when they wanted more and more money a life time member could no longer down load topic except one or two a month unless you paid more.Their organization has gone to the dogs especially when a women, a geety one gets involved. Its all about the money with them. They were very hard to comunicate with from the very start go.Two hours two hours i cannot believe this. I have never taken more then a minuet anywhere elese. They really butter their story to get you to join once their well now you know the rest.
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: BryanS on March 04, 2016, 08:13:20 PM
 :rofl:   Yea after one update it took forever to download and didn't work on some files.  I rarely downloaded anything,  I just did a few trial downloads here and there after the rank was changed again and again.
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: gregaguilar on March 04, 2016, 08:19:12 PM
yea he could really learn from AJ. I mean every bit of it. i AM ALSO A VIETNAM VET AND THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE HOMBRE
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: BryanS on March 04, 2016, 08:49:33 PM
Thank you as well. :cheers:
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: MajorApp on March 04, 2016, 11:21:20 PM
I thought maybe it was my computer but now I have verification. After they changed their site not too long ago my download time for a manual that usually took 20 seconds or less was now more than 2 hours. I canceled the download every time.
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: BryanS on March 05, 2016, 06:51:29 PM
I saw Spannerwrench was lurking on the forum this morning.  I'm sure it's so he can report back what we say on this thread.  I may just make random posts on here everyday just so he has something to read :)
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: BryanS on March 09, 2016, 04:11:26 PM
It sure is funny with all that bad advice I gave on those forums,  that I still have people liking my posts  O0
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: gregaguilar on May 04, 2016, 01:58:48 PM
Hello Hombre i too got out of the appliantology  program his old lady threw me out cause man they started cutting my downloading to nothing and at the end it was two hrs to download a service manual so i could see what i was going to go repair. Yes they got greedy real greedy. I had the life long program $75 for it so then they started upping everyone and if you did not like it it was  happy endingsand good luck. I tell you when that women came on in there they changed the witch for the devil LOL :welcome:
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: BryanS on May 04, 2016, 04:34:14 PM
 :P. Yea, I didn't have issues with download speeds except one time.  I liked the guys there,  but I don't miss it at all.   I haven't been participating here as much as I would like.  Life gets busy.  It ate me for awhile before I finally started firing back at them.  What was even better was they teamed up with Appliancezone to give a veteran free classes at the academy.  Well.he had veterans right there on the forum who had been helping for years.  They just wanted you to write some essay on how it would benefit you etc.  I'm not much a writer myself, so I didn't even attempt it.  Oh well, they can have that forum.  I do well enough with my own brain, this forum, and the tech lines we do have.  I'm not worried in the least on what I may miss over there.
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: curjones on May 10, 2016, 08:42:52 PM
Learned a bunch there, prices went up.. pride  went up .and could not down load.. so some new beer they be drinking or new smoke

got that uneasy feeling..  I could no longer reply to post .. so I could not share LOL  WHAT LITTLE I know, compared to them.

it is what it is.lol
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: BryanS on May 10, 2016, 08:51:44 PM
 :cheers:
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: mdevera211 on September 04, 2016, 05:40:13 AM
Don't feel bad Bryan. I, too, got kicked out of Appliantology. Well, actually I left. Scott kept deleting my post so I questioned him. I guess he didn't like me giving my input to one of his student's problem. Ever since day one, some of the higher ups were attacking me, especially Durham. Durham threatened to censor me and he didn't like me just because I was going against his ideas, lol. He thought I was just a new guy who was trying to teach them how to do things. He was the authority at that site and he didn't like it when I disagreed with him. I didn't back down and told him I know the rules and terms on that site and that I didn't violate anything. He didn't like it when I linked outside materials to backup my input to solve a problem. He didn't like anything that I said or ideas that I had to help solve problems other techs posted. That actually stopped after I confronted that bully head on thru private messages. He gave me that you don't know who I am bull crap and that everybody lose against him. He even said he was an attorney at one time. I laughed at that and told him that he must've sucked at it because he is doing appliance repair now. Lol..He left me alone after that but somebody actually started a thread about me and that I was pissing him off, Durham that is. I confronted that too and others backed me up since they know what I was talking about. I talked to other guys thru pm's and they warned me to lay low and that it wasn't worth it. Guys that had confrontations with people like Durham and other guys who thinks their way are the only way that works. I've never seen a site like appliantology, lol. It's just like how you described it. Anyway, don't feel bad, I didn't even last a year. No big deal, I got my money back. Scott offered to refund me during our pm conversations. When I finally had it, when he controlled what I can post, I told him I will take his offer and leave. He tried to pro rate it but I told him that I was one of the guys he offered lifetime membership and reminded him that he never honored it. I told him I can send a copy of our agreement via email if he wanted it.       
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: BryanS on September 04, 2016, 07:43:14 AM
That's exactly right.  Their way is the only right way.  I tried to give more well rounded answers to problems instead of the exact issue and answer someone was looking for.  They were deleting my posts as well because I didn't give exact information per model in question.  These fools acted like I couldn't read schematics.  I've been reading schematics since 2004 after tech school in the military.  Look at me now, I managed to get my calls done everyday without being a member of appliantology.org.  That man was trying to act like I was struggling lol because of my anger.  The same guys who praised my posts and wisdom I gave years prior.  I was also a lifetime member and he demoted me all the way down.  It's about the money to him now.  He probably wants to retire and never saved enough, so that's his backup plan.  I can promise you Durham doesn't pay for anything on that website either.  It's all ego tripping over there, so I'm over it.  I wanted to go to ASTI , but I figured I'll run into him abs things may get ugly :)  I''m working on getting out of this field eventually.  I don't help here as much as I had planned because I'm working on alot of other things.  So far I'm down 54lbs since 2013, and I'll be working on another degree in Exercise Science next month.  I still have a good 25lbs or so to go before I reach my post deployment weight back in 2006.
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: MajorApp on September 04, 2016, 09:36:02 AM
You are right about the ego tripping. There is also the long drawn out sophisticated sounding explanations for simple problems. Especially durham. Don't question the forum nazi or you will be berated. I bet even his dog hates him.
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: BryanS on September 04, 2016, 09:45:45 AM
Haha :rofl:
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: dab147315 on September 04, 2016, 10:23:50 AM
 ::)
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: BryanS on September 04, 2016, 10:36:22 AM
I never had a problem with Durham for the most part.  We used to joke a lot together then things got to serious over there.  Everyone wanted to argue all the time.  I was answering most questions on the fly in case someone needed a quick answer out on a job.  Sometimes I had time to look for a manual anf sometimes I just did a quick lookup of the parts breakdown to see what the model looked like. Especially if the person asking the question was a technician,  then I'm not doing all of thr leg work lol.   I'm not infallible,  but I rarely misdiagnose anything refrigeration related, so dealing with the condescending tones became to much to deal with anymore. 
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: BryanS on September 04, 2016, 10:42:18 AM
What annoys me the most is I still get notifications for some topics because they are under the professional appliatolgosts section and I can't unfollow them.  I've unfollowed just about everything else imaginable on there and Facebook.
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: mdevera211 on September 04, 2016, 12:50:06 PM
It all started when I questioned the putting the thermistor on slurry ice all the time method. That seems to be the big thing they are teaching over there. I told them to just follow the flow chart when troubleshooting. But everytime there's a problem, Durham's way is to dip the thermistor in a slurry ice right away. I told him you don't have to do that unless it's really needed to find out what the problem is. He threatened to censor me after that. Appliance 97 pm'd me and tried to tell me that my troubleshooting approach was wrong. I told him why I do it the way I do it, gave him a link to a manual to support my argument. I told him, now they got newbies cutting the thermistors just so they can dip it on slurry ice. I told him they should teach techs to ohm it out at the board instead. They started teaching that because they didn't want techs cutting the thermistors after I brought it to their attention. Lol..The other input I had was the duckbill getting stuck together and therefore not draining properly as one of the causes of the Samsung icing up problem. I told them, based on experience, I just trimmed the duckbill to open it up to let it drain better. That and the defrost thermistor is what I found to be the culprit mostly for the icing up problem. Durham didn't like that at all and said it was mostly because of gauckus, in the drain and that I haven't seen a drain that feels like it was blocked with cement yet. He said it was what they taught in Asti when Samsung reps were there. It seems like he wanted you to treat him as God over there and that his way is the only way. Lol..
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: BryanS on September 04, 2016, 01:05:22 PM
I dont use the ice method often honestly because the sensors are typically to short to short.  If they are long enough I may do so, then refer to the resistance charts. The Samsungs for years I've done the Whirlpool  heat probe, def sensor, and evaporator cover if the fan was iced up.  It worked for most all of them.  I always blasted water down the drain.  I just recently started ordering Samsungs actual kit with the new style drain tubes, foam padding, and their heat probe.  I've argued with them over the defrost sensors myself because they said they weren't needed if they test in range.  That's fine and dandy, but I've had sensors in range be a problem before. Just look at GE old style thermistors.  Cheap part, so I just replace them anyway.  Now the evaporator covers I have found will leak water sometimes if because the foam gets so saturated with water.  We all have our own methods I guess.  I'm curious to see how these kits go.  My buddy at Sears says he has been using them no problem.
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: mdevera211 on September 04, 2016, 02:33:06 PM
I bought the kit too, followed Samsung service bulletins but they seem to be changing all the time so I don't even do that anymore. Notice they changed the duckbill to a more open one. I've been trimming stuck duckbill before that came out. Drain is a big issue not just on Samsung. Make sure the drain drains properly and you'll have less problems. The ones with thermistors, I just go ahead and change them without even checking them when I get call for icing issue. I check the drain, and the defrost components. If defrost components are good and find the duckbill stuck together then more than likely that was the cause of the problem. I trim that and change the thermistor and good to go. I had a Samsung that I got a callback on and when I went back, I checked the defrost thermistor on a slurry ice and it gave me a bad reading. Changed it and problem solved and no call back. Didn't need to put defrost kit where you put the extended heater down the drain or changing the cover. Just trimmed the duckbill and thermistor is all I did and haven't gotten any call back and it's been months since I did that repair.
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: mdevera211 on September 04, 2016, 02:34:47 PM
I told Durham that and he thought I just go lucky. Hahaha....
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: BryanS on September 04, 2016, 02:41:59 PM
Lol.
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: AJ on September 04, 2016, 05:16:52 PM
So far I'm down 54lbs since 2013, and I'll be working on another degree in Exercise Science next month.  I still have a good 25lbs or so to go before I reach my post deployment weight back in 2006.
Congrats on the weight loss and good luck with your degree!
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: BryanS on September 04, 2016, 05:47:39 PM
Thanks.  I just want to do something I enjoy and still be able to help others.  I'll have like 6 certifications once this degree is over.  I figure I may as well use more of this gi bill before it runs.  If I find a job in it so be it.  Othewise I will learn more to help myself.  Honestly,  I'm just getting burnt out doing appliance repair, and most days don't enjoy it much anymore.
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: shieldcracker on September 07, 2016, 08:29:12 AM
Welcome abloard.
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: mdevera211 on September 14, 2016, 11:13:44 AM
Hey Bryan, what kind of lifetime membership did you get from Scott? Just curious because I too got a lifetime membership from him and now he is not honoring it.
 
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: BryanS on September 14, 2016, 12:44:13 PM
I basically had unlimited manual downoads and access toe everything.  Then I was promoted to an account where I paid with knowledge, so I had the same access with access to a few more forums.  I don't have access to anything now, so he isn't honoring mine either.  I was demoted to the bottom because they disagreed with me on two posts and they didn't like my responses.  Which they deleted before anyone could even read them.
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: mdevera211 on September 14, 2016, 12:57:11 PM
I signed up when it was still applianceguru.com. He pretty much said I had unlimited access to manuals and if I can't find it to just give him a call. Did you sign up when it was still applianceguru.com?
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: BryanS on September 14, 2016, 04:54:39 PM
No. It was appliantology.org when I signed up. Think it was 2012 or 2013.
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: mdevera211 on September 15, 2016, 11:21:52 AM
Adios BryaS is no longer available Bryan. Is someone spying on this board? He talks about lifetime membership on that thread and it's no loner to be found. Your link doesn't work anymore.
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: BryanS on September 15, 2016, 04:27:03 PM
I'm sure they are watching it.  His little minions are on this forum too.  They run and tell on me.  I don't care either way.  Life is hectic and stressful enough  8)
Title: Re: BryanS(appliantology.org)
Post by: nolazach on March 28, 2018, 09:17:04 AM
lol just stumbled across this too.  I remeber reading about this thread but never seeing it.


  Honestly I liked the site a lot.  I didn't mind even paying $60 -100 a year.  But every year it's gone up.  Then the admins are condescending pricks when you ask questions. 
  I was paying to just lurk for years.  Then stopped paying and can't see a thing.