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DIY Repairs for Tools, Appliances, and Lawn Care Equipment

When a product is under warranty, getting it repaired is a lot easier since its free. Once it’s out of warranty, it’s tempting to go the DIY repair route and save some serious coin. Every once in a while, we come across a service that gets our attention and we feel has value for you. This time around, it’s Repair Clinic.

They have a lot to offer, so let’s start with the basics: parts.


DIY Repairs With Less Stress


Obviously, the focus of us here at Pro Tool Reviews is on tools, and you’ll notice that Repair Clinic’s tool parts brand list covers most of the brands Prosumers and DIYers use along with a few Pro brands. Here are the major brands you can expect to find select parts for.

  • Black & Decker
  • Craftsman
  • DeWalt
  • Makita
  • Ridgid
  • Ryobi

If you’re like me, most of the DIY repairs you make aren’t on the power tool side of things. Where I save the most money is tackling appliance and OPE (outdoor power equipment) repairs and maintenance. It’s in those areas that I see a lot of potential for using Repair Clinic as a primary source for parts.


One of the big problems in DIY repairs is simply diagnosing what the issue is. With their revamped website, Repair Clinic has a diagnosis guide to help walk you through identifying what the issue is.

You may need to be comfortable with some electrical testing here. While saving money is the ultimate goal, know your limits. When there are multiple possible issues, you might be better off letting the repairman tackle it.

How To

The most intimidating part of tackling DIY repairs is knowing whether you’re going to wreck the whole thing and have to call a repairman. Or worse, explain to your wife that your attempts to repair an appliance now require replacing it.

One of the greatest benefits Repair Clinic offers is their library of more than 3200 videos, 700 articles, and 6000 schematics to help you figure out how to do the repair yourself – all free of charge.

There are other benefits like forums, Q&A’s, social media communication, and the ability to save your equipment in your profile that help streamline the process as well.


The Bottom Line

If it sounds like I’m cheerleading a bit, well, I am. Looking around at what Repair Clinic has to offer, there are some outstanding resources to pull from, even if you don’t buy parts from them. Of course, sales is what keeps their business alive and all of those free resources available.

And before you ask, no, we didn’t get paid to write this. It’s just our effort to tell you about a site that might help you out.

Ready to see what they’re all about – check out their website!


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