“If you want to fix a broken appliance, it will take a lot of effort, but you can get your repair done,” says Steve C. Miller, a certified appliance repair technician with the American Institute of Certified Appliance Repairs (AICAR).
“But if you want a more complete fix, you have to understand what’s broken, what’s not broken, and what to do about it.”
Here’s a look at five tools to help you fix your appliance repair.
Sleeve or strap the appliance repair tool to a workbench.
You can use a long, sturdy, metal-covered sleeve or strap to attach the repair tool or attach the tool to your workbench to secure it to the table or work surface.2.
Put the appliance in your sink.
You want to be able to easily reach the tool with your finger, even if it’s a heavy workstation or other heavy appliance.
Make sure that you have the right tool in your inventory.
You might not have the tools you need to repair your appliance if it has been damaged or if you don’t have the proper tools to handle it. 4.
Use a small drill bit to drill through the plastic sleeve and into the base of the tool.
Tighten the tool securely so that you don�t accidentally cut the tool while trying to repair the appliance.
When using a drill bit, be sure to make sure that the drill hole is at the right depth for the drill to go through the metal sleeve and go through it.
Make a slight downward motion with the drill bit.
If the drill goes through the sleeve, you should turn the drill head so that the tool will go through.
If you can’t see the tool through the base, you might be drilling through the top of the sleeve.
If using a small screwdriver, use the smaller hole on the tool and tighten it. 7.
When tightening the tool, make sure the drill is inserted snugly into the tool sleeve, not in the hole.
If your repair is done correctly, the tool should slide right out of the repair.
When you remove the appliance, carefully inspect the tool for any cracks or tears.
You may want to re-install the broken parts.10.
When re-using the appliance and replacing parts, make a note of the date and time.
It will help you determine if you can use the repair kit again.