About Us

FixAppliance.com is dedicated to helping the DIY homeowner fix their own appliances whenever practical. There are service procedures that should be left to professionals, however there are plenty of things the average homeowner or do-it-yourselfer can do to save time and money. The appliance service information in this website comes directly from appliance service technicians with years of experience.

Photo of Michael Aurand the founder of FixAppliance.com

About Our Founder
In 1985 after graduating from the Appliance Repair Program, at the Pinellas Technical Education Center PTEC, in Clearwater, Fl, the founder of this website Michael Aurand, started working in the appliance business. In addition to working his full time job as a factory technician, Mike served as an instructor at PTEC, teaching appliance repair in the evening program from 1990 to 1995.

Mike worked as an Appliance Service Technician, a Service Supervisor, and as a Trainer for the Frigidaire Company where he trained technicians across the country from Miami to Seattle. He also served as a Technical Specialist at Frigidaire headquarters in Dublin, OH, Augusta, GA, and at the international division of Frigidaire, in Pittsburgh, PA. In Pittsburgh, as a trainer, Mike traveled to Central America to train Appliance Technicians.

In 1999 Mike moved to Columbus, OH to start an appliance service company. The company quickly became an authorized service company for several appliance manufacturers. The company also operated three eCommerce websites selling appliance parts and accessories online. Mike sold the company and retired early to spend time with his grandchildren. Now when he is not fishing, he writes articles for this website to share his knowledge and experiences in the appliance parts and service business.