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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4 Tools You Need If You’re Working with Gas Appliances

The difference between DIY appliance repairs and professional work is the experience. Once you’ve repaired a few different models of the different major appliances, their systems make sense. Basic problems become almost intuitive to troubleshoot. You gain familiarity with the quirks and individual specs in how different companies diagram their appliances’ wiring. Each time you take a machine apart and … Read More

3 Principles for the Safe Use of Tools

There’s no doubt that an appliance technician’s tools are important for getting a job done correctly. However, poorly handled tools are not only unhelpful, they can also be dangerous to the user. That’s why it’s critical that appliance technicians understand how to use their tools properly and responsibly; otherwise, an accident is much more likely to occur and someone could get … Read More