DIY







How to Fix an Electrical Plug


| 8/31/2007 12:00:00 AM


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Recently, one of our Mother Earth News editors asked if it would be possible to repair an electrical cord on an iron. The plug had torn away from the cord. This is an easy and low-cost repair. So we fixed the iron in our offices and took some photos for you. 

Here are step by step instructions so you can repair that lamp that's been in your attic waiting for a new electrical plug. 

Step 1: Cut off the end of the cord so that you have a straight, clean end to work with.

Step 2: Split the cord in two about 3/4 inch at the end where you'll add the new plug.

Step 3: With a wire stripper, remove the insulation from the end of the cord (Photo 1).



Step 4: Thread the ends of the wire through the housing (covering) of the replacement plug.





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