Fixing an Electrical Cable at Home

The electrical cables on your appliances can sometimes break.  It is surprisingly simple to repair them though, although bear in mind that the cable will be shorter once you have repaired it!

The first thing to do is switch off the power. This is a safety issue to make sure you do not electrocute yourself.  You should always remove the plug from the socket before you begin fixing the cable too.  The next step is to check the ends of the cable. Check to see if it feels warm or hot – this could indicate a potential problem.

Feel along the length of the cable for any damage, cuts, tears, holes or burn marks in the sleeve or insulation.  You might not be able to see any issues, but you might feel them.