Fist Through The World

The Power of Reviews

It’s nearly 2 years since we opened up the eSpares website to ratings and reviews. All of our customers can share their opinions about the products they’ve bought. Since then we’ve had tens of thousands of reviews of the parts we sell.

The reviews are moderated before they go live on the site, just to make sure that there’s no swearing or anything offensive. But so long as the review relates to the product and your experience of fitting or using it, it goes up on the site; irrespective of whether it’s positive or negative.

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Washing In Machine And Basket

How to Open a Washing Machine Door That’s Stuck Closed – New Video

So, the washing machine finishes its cycle and you’re just waiting for that satisfying ‘click’ which means you can open the door…only the click seems to be taking that bit longer to happen. A while longer and you realise it’s not going to. A few futile tugs on the door handle, then despair. Your lovely clean clothes you’ve been planning to wear at the weekend are stuck inside the washing machine. It’s now a race against time to get them out, somehow, before they start to get smelly.

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eSpares Fix It Yourself Video Screenshots

Finding the Right Fix It Yourself Video

Recently we’ve been going a bit nuts on getting Fix It Yourself videos shot and uploaded – so much so that we’ve more than doubled our total amount of videos in the last three months. Now it’s 96 and counting. You might think the more videos we have, the harder it’ll be to find the one you’re after; that’s why we’ve made them all as easy as possible to browse and view. Here’s how you can access our whole library.

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Presenter For The Day – My Foray Into Being on Screen

As you may have noticed if you’ve read previous posts, I have assumed a role as one of the presenters of our How-To videos. Now this isn’t a natural progression for me, it had not been part of my plan to go all Dave Benson Phillips. In fact, just two months ago, I’d have described myself as a camera shy fellow who’d never dream of doing anything like that. However after some gentle, coaxing assurances from co-workers I decided to give it a crack. Why not I thought, hopefully these videos will give people more confidence to fit spare parts themselves – they seem to have responded positively to Helen, Matt and the gang’s work.

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TV And Remote Control

How To Replace A Television Remote – New Video

Okay, you’ve lost your TV remote. Well, maybe it wasn’t you who did it, it was the kids. Perhaps technically it can’t be considered lost lost because the kids decided that it was much better used as a hammer or as buried treasure. Basically these scenarios are leading down a winding path where you’ve now got a fully functioning television but no remote control. Does this sound familiar?

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Red Vacuum Cleaner

How To Replace a Wheel on a Henry or Hetty Vacuum – New Video

Henry and Hetty vacuum cleaners are part of the Numatic appliance range. We have one in our office and I got to use it when Mike accidentally broke a glass by his desk. True story. What impressed me about our Henry is that despite appearing to be a rather simplistic looking vacuum cleaner it’s got great cleaning power and is very sturdy. They are clearly made to last the long haul.

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Yellow Kitchen with Cookerhood

Smelly Cooker Hood

The cooker hood is responsible for extracting the air around hob, funnelling grease from collecting elsewhere in the kitchen and helping to keep cooking smells to a minimum. It’s a little known fact, but your extractor fan needs regular maintenance in order for it to perform fully. All the filters on a cooker hood should be replaced at least once every year to keep your kitchen from becoming smelly. If you’ve got a metal filter on your extractor fan this should either be cleaned of grease build up or replaced. In this new video Rory will show you how to clean the grease from a metal cooker hood filter.Read more