Electrical Repair projects
How to Repair a Gas Range or an Electric Range
If the burners on your stove don't light or the oven isn't heating, you can usually solve the problem in five minutes--and save the cost of a…
How to Repair a Table Lamp
In about 30 minutes you can repair the electrical wiring in almost any lamp—and make it safe as well.
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Electric Stove Repair Tips
You can solve most electric range burner problems yourself and avoid the expensive service call. It's quick and easy to replace a burner or bad…
Repair Electrical Outlets: Fix Loose Outlets
Electrical switches and outlets that move around because the box is too recessed can be a safety problem. Outlet shims offer a quick and…
Extension Cord Repair
Follow these simple steps to replace a socket or plug on an extension cord. Your cord will be safe and you’ll avoid the high cost of a new one.
Repair a Light Fixture
One solution for a flickering light bulb is to bend the tab in the socket slightly upward to assure a better electrical contact. The fix takes…
How to Oil an Electric Motor
When oiling an electric motor be sure to use special oil for lubricating electric motors. Other oils could cause excess wear and premature…
How to Repair a Cut Extension Cord
If you accidentally cut your extension cord or power tool cord, save it by adding a new plug and receptacle to the two pieces—a safer…
Repair a Doorbell: Fix a Dead or Broken Doorbell
A doorbell that doesn't ring has four possible problems: the button, the chime, the transformer or the wiring that connects them all. Here’s how…
Replace a Phone Jack
A dead line or static on your phone may be due to bad wall jack. Replace it in 10 minutes.
Fix a Lamp Cord
Replacing a damaged plug is easy, but for safety you have to follow proper wiring rules, especially when wiring a polarized plug. A polarized…