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

Appliance Repair Requires More Than Just a Screwdriver

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Nearly every home today has appliances that massively reduce the time spent on mundane housework. However, just like any piece of technology, some of them will suffer wear and tear over time, hence requiring repair every now and then.¬†Sometimes we think we are ready for these repairs, but when you reach into the toolbox, the only thing you find there … Read More

5 Appliance Repair Tips for Working with Tools

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When repairing appliances, you get many opportunities to try out your tools. Appliances are put together in all sorts of ways. Every brand does the design differently, even for seemingly identical machines. You will find opportunities to use nut drivers and Torx screwdrivers. You will pry open panels and unwind metal springs. You will even get to hit panels with … Read More

5 Appliance Repair Tools That Often Go Unmentioned

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In an appliance repair toolkit are many things that your average home DIYer would never expect to see. Most people think that all you need for appliance repair are a pair of work gloves and a few sets of screwdrivers and wrenches. In reality, there is a great deal of complex work that goes into bringing an old appliance back … Read More

5 Tips for Working Safely with Tools

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Working with tools is something that most people get the basics very quickly. Most people can wield a screwdriver to tighten a drawer handle easily enough. But appliance repair requires a level of expertise and care beyond simple DIY home projects. The inside of an appliance has sharp edges, tight angles, and sometimes require you to know what you’re doing … Read More

Basic Smart Tools Every Technician Should Have

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Every technician needs a toolkit, and all the skill in the world is no substitute for having the right wrench size when you need it. The contents of your tool kit can determine how effectively you can solve a repair, especially when things get tricky. Today, we’re here to share some of the secrets of the trade that most technicians … Read More

5 Reasons to Wear Work Gloves for Appliance Repair

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Work gloves are an important and understated part of appliance repair. Thousands of repair manuals, guides, and videos mention wearing gloves, and just as many don’t. But professionally trained appliance repair techs know that work gloves should be part of almost every supply list and toolkit. Wearing work gloves is more than just tradition, it’s a vital safety measure, and … Read More