7 Professional Tips for Never Losing Your Tools

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There is nothing more frustrating than reaching for the exact tool you need, only to find it missing. Whether you have an organized toolbox or a rattling hardware bag, there always seems to be at least one missing piece – if not more – at any given time. This is a struggle of repair technicians and handy family members since … Read More

8 Features to Avoid in Appliance Repair Hand Tools

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Appliance repair is a task that requires many different tools. You’ll need at least three different types of drivers for cross, slot, and nut screws. You’ll need a variety of wrenches, both specialty wrenches, and standard sets. You will need both stubby tools and extenders for tight spaces. Not to mention your circuit tester and spare leads. When choosing hand … Read More

6 Ways to Tether Your Tools Where You Need Them

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Appliance repair is not always as graceful as we might prefer. Sometimes, you need to get head-down, or shoulder-deep in an appliance to fix it. In that moment, you don’t have time to reach into your toolbox for the right item. You also probably don’t have a spare hand to hold your next-needed tool at the ready. In these moments, … Read More

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

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

How to Assemble a 120-volt Auxiliary Power Supply for Appliance Repair Diagnostics

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Hey everyone, Tim with Fred’s appliance Academy here with another great video for you today. In the last two videos, we showed you how to make a mini fuse breaker and a split phase compressor tester. Two very helpful tools that you’ll use almost every day in the field to make your job a lot easier and to give you … Read More

How to Assemble a Mini Resettable Fuse for Appliance Repair Diagnostics

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Hello, everyone. Tim with Fred’s Appliance Academy here with another awesome video for you today. In today’s video, I’m going to show you step-by-step on how to make your own mini fuse breaker that you’ll use to bypass any fuses, door switches, or any thermal device so you can test the unit properly to figure out what might be the … 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.┬áSometimes 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