4 Reasons to Learn Appliance Repair

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Every set of skills has a certain amount of value, especially when these skills translate directly into job opportunities. If you like working with your hands and have an affinity for mechanical objects, few skills are more enjoyable and rewarding to learn than appliance repair. Many people learn appliance repair to start a lucrative repair career, many take repair classes … Read More

Full Scholarship being awarded at Nationwide Primetime 2019

We are excited to announce a new scholarship opportunity for Fred’s Appliance Academy that will earn the winner a full-tuition scholarship for the three-week Basic Appliance Repair Course.  Tuition includes student housing for the entire three-week course. This scholarship will be awarded to one member of the Nationwide Buying Group in attendance at this February’s PrimeTime event in Las Vegas.  The scholarship is … Read More

5 Customer Questions You Need to Have Answers To

Appliances aren’t the only thing you need to be prepared for when you start an appliance repair company. Here are five common questions you need to have verifiable answers to: 1. Do you have references? Appliance repair technicians, like most people in the service and repair industries, often have to fight against an unfair negative stereotype. There are a lot … Read More

5 More Tools to Keep Yourself Safe During Appliance Repair

Getting the job done is important. But staying safe is even more important. Appliance repair can be dangerous and uncomfortable, but the right equipment can keep you safe. That’s why we talked about knee pads and other tools that can help. But while knee pads can help reduce knee strain and the risk of repetitive stress injuries, they can’t do it all. … Read More

Appliance Industry 2018 Q3 Results

Take a look at the following info from Whirlpool, Electrolux, Haier, Samsung, and LG to see how each performed in the last quarter. Whirlpool Q3 Statement Whirlpool Q3 Analysis Electrolux Q3 Statement Electrolux Q3 Analysis Haier/GE Q3 Statement Haier/GE New Offering Fell Flat Samsung Q3 Statement Samsung Q3 Analysis LG Q3 Statement LG Q3 Analysis

Carry Extras of These Nine Things on Every Appliance Repair Job

Not all of your equipment is going to be tools and parts. Many times, it will be the bits and pieces that fall through the cracks that help you complete a job. Make sure you carry extras of these nine things: Parts That Break Over Time Very few of your repairs are going to be utterly catastrophic. Most jobs involve … Read More

5 Advantages of Hands-On Appliance Repair Training

Classes are moving online. That includes classes for technical, manual skills. But while virtual learning can give you some of the basics, it’s no replacement for hands-on learning. Here are five reasons why you should tackle appliances in-person to learn the trade. 1. Pick up speed. Every job has a learning curve. When you’re just starting out, each step is … Read More

Appliance Repair Shop Owners: How Do You Train Your New Repair Technicians?

You’re a busy appliance-store-and-repair-shop owner, and you’re about to hire two new technicians. You’d prefer that both had experience in appliance repair, but, occasionally, you like to take on someone with drive and ambition and a willingness to provide outstanding service to your customers. The missing piece is that person usually has little knowledge of appliance repair, and, of course, … Read More