Fix-it Clinics

Get household items fixed for free and learn valuable repair skills at an upcoming Fix-It Clinic. 

At Fix-It Clinics, residents bring in small household appliances, clothing, electronics, mobile devices and more and receive free guided assistance from volunteers with repair skills to disassemble, troubleshoot and fix their items.

Fix-It Clinics teach valuable troubleshooting and basic repair skills, build community connections and reduce the number of repairable objects that are thrown in the trash.

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    Upcoming Fix-It Clinics

    Bring your broken household goods and clothing in need of repair. Please also bring any tools and supplies you think might help with the job. Events are first come, first served.

    Saturday, April 12, 2014, noon to 4 p.m.
    Osseo Community Center, 415 Central Ave., Osseo
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    Saturday, May 10, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Keewaydin Rec Center, 3030 53rd St. E, Minneapolis
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    Saturday, June 14, noon to 4 p.m.
    Ridgedale Library, 12601 Ridgedale Dr., Minnetonka
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    Saturday, August 9, noon to 4 p.m. 
    Oxboro Library, 8801 Portland Ave. S, Bloomington
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    Saturday, Sept 13, noon to 4 p.m. (tentative)
    Mississippi Watershed Management Organization, 2522 Marshall St. NE, Minneapolis
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    Sunday, October 12, noon to 4 p.m.
    North Regional Library, 1315 Lowry Ave. N, Minneapolis
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    Events are held monthly. Note there will be no Fix-It Clinic in July, 2014. Check back for additional dates.

    What to bring

    You must be able to carry items in - no oversized items. The following are some examples of things that have been repaired at other fix-it events; feel free to bring other similar items. You can also bring any tools that you think would be helpful in repairing your item. Be prepared to wield a screwdriver, open stuff up and hopefully fix it.

    • Antique radio
    • Blender
    • Camping lantern
    • Clothing and other soft goods to mend or alter
    • Dremel tool
    • DVD player
    • Electric hot water kettle
    • Fan
    • Flashlight
    • Hair dryer
    • Lamp
    • Paper shredder
    • Remote control
    • Sewing machine
    • Steam mop
    • Stereo
    • Telephone headset
    • Toaster oven
    • Toaster
    • Toys

    Volunteer at a Fix-It Clinic

    If you can troubleshoot repairs for broken items, consider volunteering at a Fix-It Clinic. Volunteer fixers who have skills in soldering, electronics repair, electrical repair, sewing, wood working and general tinkering are essential to making the clinics successful.

    Please email Nancy.Lo@hennepin.us or call 612-348-9195 for more details.

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