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2022 King County-sponsored repair events

At free community repair events, skilled volunteer "fixers" try to repair or mend your small household and personal items.

Upcoming King County repair events:

Sign up in advance. One item sign-up per person per event. No reservations or appointments. No assurances we can repair, or even work on, your item, or that we won't break it worse than it was broken before.

To sign up for an event or if you have questions, email repair events coordinator Tom Watson email Tom Watson or call him at 206-477-4481. E-mails are best.

When signing up, specify in your e-mail the location of the event you want to sign up for, and the item you hope to have repaired or mended.

We will work on many types of small household and personal items (including some electronics), as well as clothing and textiles. No lengthy reconstructive repairs. No major clothing alterations. No knife or tool sharpening.

We may decline to work on an item – in advance or at the event – depending on the item, the type of repair needed, the fixers available, or for other reasons. You may need to buy and bring specific parts needed for your repair, before we can try to work on your item.

Covid safety precautions will be taken at these repair events as needed and required.

As a possible alternative to these events, we provide this extensive list of King County businesses offering repair services.

This King County program has held four repair events so far in 2022. Other than the three events listed above, no additional King County-sponsored repair events will be scheduled this year.

Overall, the program has held 71 free repair events, in 26 different cities and communities in King County. For the full list of dates and locations of past repair events, see below.

Other area organizations may offer their own separate repair events (aka repair cafés and other names), including remote, drop-off and virtual events. Those organizations include the South King Tool Library external link in Federal Way (next event Aug. 20th, 2022), Vashon MakerSpace and Tool Libraryexternal link , Snohomish County WSU Extensionexternal link and Zero Waste Washingtonexternal link .

Thanks everyone for your support of repair events, which reduce waste and conserve resources!

Past King County-sponsored repair events

  • Feb. 25, 2016 – Kent Senior Activity Center
  • March 14, 2016 – Federal Way City Hall
  • April 2, 2016 – Renton Community Center
  • April 7, 2016 – Kent Senior Activity Center
  • April 26, 2016 – Seola Gardens Community Center, White Center
  • May 24, 2016 – Federal Way City Hall
  • June 11, 2016 – Seola Gardens Community Center, White Center
  • June 15, 2016 – Kent Senior Activity Center
  • July 12, 2016 – Renton Farmers Market, downtown Renton
  • Aug. 13, 2016 – Valley Ridge Park, SeaTac
  • Aug. 20, 2016 – Marymoor Park, Redmond
  • Sept. 10, 2016 – Steve Cox Memorial Park, White Center
  • Sept. 26, 2016 – Federal Way City Hall
  • Oct. 4, 2016 – Kent Senior Activity Center
  • Oct. 10, 2016 – Bellevue Botanical Garden
  • Jan. 26, 2017 – Auburn Library
  • Feb. 4, 2017 – Lake Washington Institute of Technology, Kirkland
  • March 1, 2017 – Burien Community Center
  • March 22, 2017 – Skyway Library
  • April 8, 2017 – SeaTac Community Center
  • April 17, 2017 – Bellevue Botanical Garden
  • April 22, 2017 – Steve Cox Memorial Park, White Center
  • May 6, 2017 – Issaquah Library
  • May 22, 2017 – Federal Way City Hall
  • May 31, 2017 – Renton Library
  • June 24, 2017 – Newport Way Library, Bellevue
  • July 13, 2017 – Shoreline Library
  • Aug. 26, 2017 – Kent Library
  • Aug. 29, 2017 – Greater Maple Valley Community Center
  • Sept. 6, 2017 – Kingsgate Library, Kirkland (moved from Bothell Library)
  • Sept. 13, 2017 – Auburn Library
  • Sept. 25, 2017 – Enumclaw Library
  • Oct. 7, 2017 – Woodmont Library, Des Moines
  • Oct. 21, 2017 – Lake Washington Institute of Technology, Kirkland
  • Oct. 25, 2017 – Federal Way City Hall
  • March 7, 2018 – Pacific Community Center
  • March 24, 2018 – Steve Cox Memorial Park, White Center
  • April 7, 2018 - Duvall Visitor & Community Center
  • April 10, 2018 - Covington Library
  • April 18, 2018 – SeaTac Community Center
  • May 10, 2018 – Muckleshoot Library
  • May 16, 2018 – Renton Library
  • June 12, 2018 – Kent Library
  • June 23, 2018 – Redmond Library
  • July 10, 2018 – Auburn Library
  • July 17, 2018 – Skyway Library
  • Aug. 16, 2018 – Des Moines Library
  • Sept. 8, 2018 – Steve Cox Memorial Park, White Center
  • Sept. 22, 2018 – Woodinville Library
  • Sept. 25, 2018 – Burien Library
  • March 9, 2019 – Steve Cox Memorial Park, White Center
  • March 23, 2019 – Bothell Library
  • April 2, 2019 – SeaTac Community Center
  • April 9, 2019 – Kent Library
  • April 27, 2019 – Kirkland Library
  • May 9, 2019 – Fairwood Library, Renton area
  • May 20, 2019 – Pacific Community Center
  • May 29, 2019 – Bellevue Library
  • June 19, 2019 – Sammamish Library
  • July 2, 2019 – Auburn Library
  • July 20, 2019 – Sno-Valley Senior Center, Carnation
  • July 31, 2019 – Shoreline Library
  • Sept. 4, 2019 – Burien Library
  • Sept. 10, 2019 – North Bend Library
  • Oct. 5, 2019 – Steve Cox Memorial Park, White Center
  • June 19, 2021 – Kent Senior Activity Center
  • July 22, 2021 – 21 Acres Center for Local Food & Sustainable Living, Woodinville
  • March 26, 2022 – Kent Senior Activity Center
  • April 23, 2022 – Pacific Community Center
  • May 14, 2022 – Redmond Community Center at Marymoor Village
  • July 26, 2022 – Auburn Library

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