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    Home Repair Safety

    Home Repair Safety

    Many electrical appliances have warnings on their outside case to tell you of potential dangers to safety. The Fix-It Club is dedicated to showing you how to easily and safely make hundreds of household repairs. Common repairs made easy! Repair safety is a very important part of[More Help...]
    Really Easy Electrical Tests

    Really Easy Electrical Tests

    The electrical testers shown here are a continuity tester (left), a multimeter (middle), and two circuit testers (right) available at hardware and parts stores. Continuity testers and multimeters require internal batteries. The Fix-It Club goal is to make electrical repairs and other home repairs easier. With simple[More Help...]
    Household Glues and Adhesives

    Household Glues and Adhesives

    There is a variety of household glues and adhesives to help repair hundreds of broken things around the home. Things come apart. Fortunately, the Fix-It Club knows how to put them back together with glues and other adhesives. Adhesives secure the surfaces of two materials together. There[More Help...]
    10 Best Reasons to Repair

    10 Best Reasons to Repair

    You can repair household things that break with free, illustrated instructions from the Fix-It Club. Things break. Everything we own, from air conditioners to zippers, eventually wear out or stop working. We can toss them and get new stuff — or we can try to repair them. The[More Help...]
    Does a Warranty Cover Repair?

    Does a Warranty Cover Repair?

    Before disassembling appliances and devices for repair, check to see if the problem is covered by a warranty. The Fix-It Club is ready to help you troubleshoot and repair or replace household things that break. But before you disassemble an appliance, electronic device or other gadget, consider[More Help...]
    Nails, Bolts, Screws, and Fasteners

    Nails, Bolts, Screws, and Fasteners

    Mechanical fasteners come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and purposes. The Fix-It Club offers basic information on a variety of household repairs. Most repairs require mechanical fasteners. In the photo are (left to right) nails, screws, bolt with washer and nut, and wall anchors. Your home has[More Help...]
    How to Repair Anything!

    How to Repair Anything!

    Following easy step-by-step illustrated instructions you can repair hundreds of household appliances and other things -- including a coffee maker. The Fix-It Club knows how to repair anything! Besides more than 200 illustrated FREE Fix-It Guides, FixItClub.com offers the Fix-It Process, a simple and logical way to[More Help...]
    Emergency Heating Repairs

    Emergency Heating Repairs

    Maintain your furnace and forced-air distribution system to eliminate winter emergencies. Winters can be cold in many parts of the country. Thankfully, most homes have a primary heating system that keeps indoor temperatures comfortable — until there is a heating emergency. That's when the Fix-It Club can help[More Help...]
  • Emergency Electrical Repairs

    ELECTRICALSERVICEPANEL3Emergency electrical repairs can turn a good day into a bad one. Fortunately, the Fix-It Club has FREE repair help for electrical repairs and other household emergencies. If your home is having an emergency electrical problem, take a deep breath and keep reading.

    Turn Off The Power

    • If your emergency electrical problem is caused by a major appliance, small appliance, or an electronic device, the obvious first step is to unplug it from the electrical outlet. Be careful as the problem may be in the electrical cord. Make sure the device is turned off and you are not standing in water that would allow the electricity to go through you. Use insulated pliers to remove the plug if you think there is a chance of getting shocked.
    • If all your home’s lights and electric gadgets suddenly quit working, check the electrical service panel to see if the main breaker or fuse has tripped. Also check to see if your neighbors have power. If in doubt, call the power company.
    • If an individual circuit breaker trips or a fuse burns out, check the electrical service panel.
    • If an electrical appliance or device, such as an oven or a blender, quits working, refer to the specific Fix-It Guide for testing instructions.
    • If an electrical receptacle or electrical switch malfunctions, test and replace if necessary.
    • If you suspect a short or wire failure in your house electrical system, call a licensed electrician.

    Find The Problem

    You can perform several simple electrical tests on all kinds of electrical things around your home. Electrical tests will help you perform electrical cord repair, hair dryer repair, motor repair, vacuum cleaner repair, as well as scads of other repairs. All you will need is one or more of three inexpensive testers: a continuity tester, a multimeter, and/or a circuit tester. Read the Electrical Tests Fix-It Guide for tips on electrical repair.

    Make The Repair

    The Fix-It Club offers FREE repair help with more than 200 Fix-It Guides written to help you not only repair household things that break, but also to help you understand how thing are supposed to work. You’ll also learn the importance of our motto: “Maintenance is cheaper than repair!” Welcome to the Fix-It Club!

    –Dan “The Fix-It Man” Ramsey

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