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

5 Non-Tools that Every Repair Toolbox Needs

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When most people think of stocking up a toolbox for repair work, they start listing a collection of screwdrivers, wrenches, pliers, and meters that might be useful to have on the job. These are all important parts of your toolbox, but never forget that repair professionals also have a few very important non-tool items in the kit that are essential … Read More

5 Tips for Working with Tools that You Only Learn From Experience

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In the appliance repair business, you find yourself working with a lot of tools. Whether you’re working under dishwashers, taking apart washing machines, or braving basement furnaces, keeping a well-stocked toolkit can really matter. Appliance repair involves a lot of hands-on work with the tools and not always at convenient angles for the human hand to work with. Which is … Read More

How to Deal with Hard Water on Service Calls

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A lot of professional appliance repair is tied up in maintenance and tune-ups. At the end of the day, that doesn’t just mean tightening up connections and replacing parts that are starting to break down. It means a lot of cleaning. If you live in an area where hard water is common or a lot of your rural clients are … Read More

How to Be Prepared for Soft Copper Lines on Appliances

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When you’re in appliance repair, you have to constantly expect the unexpected. Any appliance repair call could involve an appliance from decades ago or be wired into the house in unexpected ways. A laundry room can be far too small or cluttered for easy maneuverability. The trouble that made the owner call you could be just the start. The best … Read More

7 Must Have Tools for Appliance Repair

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Are you a recent graduate of Fred’s Appliance Academy? If you are, then the following information will seem a bit redundant, but at the very least may provide a worthy review. If you are a novice do-it-yourselfer, please note that it is important to know what tool to use when attempting an appliance repair. It is mainly to those who are … Read More

5 More Tools to Keep Yourself Safe During Appliance Repair

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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