New Home Owner's Appliance & Electronics Repair Guide?

New Home Owner's Appliance & Electronics Repair Guide?

Gregory Han
Oct 22, 2013

Q: I just moved into my first new home and came to the realization I don't really know very much about how certain things work in my house or how to repair them. I was wondering if there was a book (preferably available in Kindle format) that covers the basics of maintenance and repair of home appliances, wiring (including how to hide them), plumbing, and home electronics/computers...something that covers it all.

Sent by Anthony M.:

Editor: Two of my favorite home repair/maintenance books I keep around are the Reader's Digest series New Fix-It-Yourself Manual: How to Repair, Clean, and Maintain Anything and Everything In and Around Your Home, alongside the Complete Do-It-Yourself Manual: Completely Revised and Updated. If you're the type who prefers visual aids while learning, the thousands of instructional photographs, illustrations, charts, and diagrams within each of these books can help repair an assortment of home related tasks.

It's a couple of years old, but Michael Geier's How to Diagnose and Fix Everything Electronic covers a wide range of current generation and last generation electronic devices. The content is veers a little slightly into geek-tinkerer, but it's also beginner friendly for the layperson to learn how to diagnose and repair common computer and home electronics.

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