Repairing a cord is not really difficult and with the increasing demand of electrical items that we have at out homes one or the other cord gets damage which need quick repair to get the work done. Electrical devices are dear to us as they make our work easy in fraction of time and they being an important part of our lives we must learn as how to repair electrical chords without spending penny.
Damaged plugs can be hazardous in many ways which need to repair immediately for better working of electrical object and avoiding further damage. If you see any smoke or spark in the chord when plugged, immediately unplug it and let it cool down. This damaged plug is required to repair which can be done at home easily. Read out the ways of repairing electrical chord at home:
- Before starting repairing chord ensure that it is unplugged. Now using wire stripper cut off the fired plug from the appliance wire. You will notice three groups of copper wire at the exposed end of wire.
- Now use a knife to make small incision of about half inches in length near the cord jacket of wire encasing the rubber outside.
- Pull out the front edge of wire from each other to expose inside wires. The jacket is peeled so that wires are shown to 1 inch.
- Using strippers cut the jacket and strips of paper between the wires. Also use wire stripper to keep away the insulation from the tips of wire.
- Take a new plug and screw out the screws using screwdriver; open the plug where there are three interior plugs. Unscrew the each of the plug.
- Hold the black insulated wire from the end of stripped wires. Keep hold of the wire strands by twisting them and slide the exposed wire under the golden screw and tighten it in a way that no strand is left out of screw.
- Just the same all the three wires are arranged by fixing them in their respective screw.
- When all the wires are connected, close the plastic flaps together and ensure that insulating jacket is properly covered.
- Now your plug is replaced and you can check its application by putting into the socket.