Electrical Repair

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  • 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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  • How to Replace a Pull-Chain Light Fixture

    Pull chain light fixtures are easy to replace when the switch wears out or breaks. We show you how to replace it safely and quickly. It'll only…

  • 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 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…

  • 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…

  • Replace a Phone Jack

    A dead line or static on your phone may be due to bad wall jack. Replace it in 10 minutes.


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