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Topic # 67097 27-Aug-2010 20:32
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I have a few perfectly good appliances with cords which I would deem unsafe, and I am wondering the going rates to get repairs done to whether I fix them or chuck them in the skip. Also whether the repairs require an electrician or whether any unqualified person can undertake them...

First is something I have not seen before, the plug can be rotated on the cord with cord stationary. Cost for supply/fit new plug?

Second is chunk taken out of outer sheath of flex cord to appliance, the 3 indivial wires are visible, but their individual plastic coatings are fine. Cost to supply fit replacement flex cord?

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  Reply # 374008 28-Aug-2010 19:12
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1 remove plug from socket, open with screw driver and check inside. Make sure all internal screws are tight and that no wires are loose in the plug. If the plug is moulded on, which most are these days, and if you can't open it then I'd be cutting the plug off and fitting a new one - easy job.

2 Providing the appliance is indoors and the cord is not being trodden on etc then I'd simply tape it up with insulating tape.

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