7 Features to Look For in Good Repair Tools

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Building a good toolbox is about more than just a checklist of screwdriver types and wrench sizes. A good set of tools, especially for a repair technician, is all about practical usage. Some tools are just plain easier to use than others. Some are more efficient, providing multiple functions in one handle or kit. Some are easier to hold onto, … Read More

Field Service During a Pandemic

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We know there are tons of information being shared about how to protect ourselves from coronavirus. There’s much concern around mitigating the spread of disease to our Field Team & our Customers. We thought we’d take the opportunity to share with you what our field service team is doing to stay safe during these uncertain times. Considering the advice and … Read More

10 Handy Technician Toolbox Tricks

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Here at Fred’s Appliance Academy, we can teach new technicians to build a complete toolbox that will serve you for most if not all appliance repairs in your service area. We can teach you to use the tools and how to pick the right tool for the job. But every technician builds their own on-the-job toolbox that becomes a central … Read More

Build Your Appliance Repair Business by Training Rookies with Fred’s Academy

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Appliance repair is an industry where there is always demand. Appliances are an essential part of modern living and most people would prefer to have their large and valuable home applianced repaired than to buy a new one. In any neighborhood, the local appliance repair services have plenty of business, repairing everything from washing machines to microwaves. However, building your … Read More

How to Check a 240-Volt Outlet for Voltage

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Hey, everyone. Tim with Fred’s Appliance Academy here with another great video for you today. In today’s video, I’m going to show you how to properly check voltage at a 240 volt, three and four-prong outlet. It’s very important that we check the voltage. This is the most overlooked diagnosis in a home. I know I’ve said that before when … Read More

Soldering a Steel to Copper Connection – Refrigeration Training

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Hello everyone. Tim with Fred’s Appliance Academy. Here today showing a video. We’ve had a lot of requests over the last few weeks here. Some technicians out there having some trouble soldering a filter drier, which is steel to copper, or a steel-to-copper fitting on a compressor. Getting a lot of leaks, or they’re getting restrictions because they’re filling it … Read More

5 Reasons Why Appliance Repair is Recession-Proof

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If you’re looking to build a lifetime career, appliance repair is a profitable skill to have. Once you know how to repair everyday household appliances safely and professionally, every neighborhood is a potential source of business. There is always a demand for repairs to household appliances. People need stoves, fridges, and laundry machines. They need dishwashers and chest freezers. Repairing … Read More