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How to Repair a Vacuum Cleaner Cord

I have a vacuum cleaner, the plug was acting up, it started to smoke and melted into the socket. Can this be fixed?

Repair a Vacuum Cleaner Cord

Electrical Question: I have a vacuum cleaner, the plug was acting up, it started to smoke and melted into the socket. Can this be fixed?

Rick in Pennsylvania asks:

Thank you for your time.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Rick.

Repair a Damaged Cord on a Vacuum Cleaner

Application: Repair a Vacuum Cleaner Cord.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrician.
Electrical Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, Voltage Tester, and appropriate Safety Gear.
Estimated Time: Depends on the personal level experience, ability to work with tools, install electrical circuit wiring, and the available access to the project area.
Electrical Safety: Identify the electrical power source to the Outlet, turn it OFF and Tag with a Note before working with the electrical wiring.
Electrical Wiring Parts and Materials: Electrical parts and materials for the Outlet should be approved for the specific project and compliant with local and national electrical codes.

How to Repair a Damaged Cord for a Vacuum Cleaner

A Damaged Vacuum Cleaner Cord

Why a Vacuum Cleaner Cord Goes Bad

Repairing the Vacuum Cleaner Cord

So Rick, (and everyone else) – Keep the equipment or appliance (In this case, Rick’s Kirby!

NOTE: Yes – if the old unit is really old (and fried), then you may want to upgrade to a new model!

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