Major Appliance Technician Training: Cooking Equipment Course

This course focuses on gas and electric ranges and microwave ovens, including information on the properties and application of LP and natural gas.  

This course consists of written text, three videos, video exams (these are self check exams with an answer key) as well as an end of course, multiple-choice question exam.

Individuals completing this course will receive a certificate of completion.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Properties of Gas

    • Copyright and Disclaimer

    • Introduction

    • Learning Outcomes

    • Properties of Gas

    • Mass

    • Density

    • Specific Volume

    • Specific Gravity

    • Chemical Composition of Natural Gas

    • Heating Value of Natural Gas

    • Addition of Odorants to Natural Gas

    • LP Gas

    • Limits of Flammability/Heating Speed

  • 2

    Combustion and Burners

    • Learning Outcomes

    • Burner Sizing and Capacity

    • Primary AIir

    • Secondary Air

    • Excess Air

    • Carbon Monoxide Protection

    • Incomplete and Complete Combustion

    • Correcting Burner Problems

    • Adjusting Air Shutters

  • 3

    Gas Pressure

    • Learning Outcomes

    • Gas Pressure

    • Affects of High Altitude on Gas Burners

  • 4

    Gas Range Installation

    • Learning Outcomes

    • Installation Considerations for Gas Ranges

    • Anti-Tip Brackets

    • Gas Range Piping

    • Testing a Gas Line for Leaks

    • Converting from Natural Gas to LP

    • Adjustment of Air Shutters on Surface Burners

    • Adjustment of Oven and Broiler Burner Spuds

    • Thermostat Settings

    • Converting from LP to Natural Gas

    • Leveling

    • Oven Doors

    • Gas Range Servicing Fundamentals Video

    • Gas Range Servicing Fundamentals Video Resource Guide PDF Download

    • Gas Range Servicing Fundamentals Video Exam

    • Gas Range Servicing Fundamentals Video Exam Answers

  • 5

    Gas Ignition Systems

    • Learning Outcomes

    • Standing Pilot Systems

    • Electric Ignition Systems on Gas Ranges

    • Surface Unit Ignition Systems

    • Method of Operation of a Surface Unit Spark Ignition System

    • Oven Burner Spark Ignition Systems

    • Method of Operation of an Oven Spark Ignition System

    • Glow Bar Ignition Systems

    • Method of Operation of a Glow Bar Ignition System

    • Types of Hot Surface Igniters

    • Electrical Circuits in Gas Ranges

    • Self Cleaning Systems in Gas Ranges

    • Understanding Carbon Monoxide

    • Carbon Monoxide Alarms

  • 6

    Electric Ranges

    • Learning Outcomes

    • Free Standing Electric Ranges

    • Bake and Broil Elements

    • Surface Elements

    • Surface Unit Switches

    • Top Element Electronic Control Systems

    • Selector Switches

    • Thermostats

    • Door Latch Mechanisms

    • Catalyst

    • Sensors

    • Oven Door Switches

    • Tracing Circuits in Electric Ranges

    • Thermal Fuses

    • Cooktops

    • Cooktop and Grill Combinations

    • Wall Ovens

    • Drop-In Ranges

    • Convection Ovens

    • Troubleshooting and Servicing Electric Ranges Video

    • Troubleshooting and Servicing Electric Ranges Video Resource Guide PDF Download

    • Troubleshooting and Servicing Electric Ranges Video Exam

    • Troubleshooting and Servicing Electric Ranges Video Exam Answers

  • 7

    Microwave Ovens

    • Learning Outcomes

    • Microwave Oven Theory

    • The Magnetron Tube

    • Testing a Magnetron Tube

    • Interlock Switches

    • Transformers

    • Capacitors and Diodes

    • Cooling Fan Motors

    • Filters

    • Low Voltage Transformers

    • Timers

    • Protective Devices

    • Figure A-133 Schematic Diagram Details

    • Testing for Microwave Oven Leakage

    • Microwave Oven Electrical Circuits

    • Electronic Component Test Procedures

    • Variables in Microwave Design

    • Microwave Oven Safety

    • Microwave Oven Troubleshooting Tips Video

    • Microwave Oven Troubleshooting Tips Video Resource Guide PDF Download

    • Microwave Oven Troubleshooting Tips Video Exam

    • Microwave Oven Troubleshooting Tips Video Exam Answers

  • 8

    Cooking Equipment for Major Appliance Technicians Exam

    • Cooking Equipment for Major Appliance Technicians Exam

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