Can this frayed cord jacket be fixed with electrical tape?
this is the power cable for a vaccuum cleaner
image of frayed cord
- deboerdn2000Lv 71 year ago
you dont. you cut it shorter and put a new end or you replace it. anything else is just dangerous.
- Smokies HikerLv 72 years ago
You could repair the electric cord, but a new replacement would be a more permanent fix. A repaired cord would soon need to be repaired again and again. You should be able to do the job yourself if you're at all handy with tools. You should be able to find a video of the replacement job online as a tutorial.
- Sasha WhitefurLv 72 years ago
You can, but it would be better, to replace it.
- Norm FLv 72 years ago
The area we need to see well is not in focus and as the outer insulation is very bad and, as it is AC mains voltage I would get a new one.
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- 18 gibbs 20Lv 72 years ago
Electrical tape is not for repairing frayed cords. A frayed cord needs to be replaced. It's not hard if you're handy at all. Otherwise get a handyman.
- Anonymous2 years ago
it would be safer to get a new cord, but if you use electrical tape properly then the repair should be okay ( I'm not an electrician )