SALT LAKE CITY — Broken vacuums from the 1960s found their place alongside brand new phone chargers and defective water pumps as tinkerers and hobbyists attempted to fix anything and everything they could.
Members of The Leonardo museum and the Utah Recycling Alliance worked together to host a “Fix-It Clinic” Saturday for people to bring in busted-up and outdated appliances and learn how to repair them. The event was part of an ongoing effort by the Utah Recycling Alliance to reduce the amount of waste that typically ends up in landfills.
Bonnie Walsh, 77, of Millcreek, brought in her parents’ early 1960s era,Hoover vacuum for repair. She said the vacuum had been working well until it recently developed a rattling cough.
Walsh said she considered finding a repair manual for the old vacuum, but decided to simply bring it to the clinic and tinker with it.
“I looked online, but I hesitated buying what …