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Cord Repair
updated: Jun 12, 2014, 4:13 PM

I am looking for someone to make a minor repair to my electric coffee pot cord that I accidentally burned almost in half. It needs to be replaced or spliced and do not know where to look for a repair person.

Would appreciate any help. Thanks

 COMMENT 527594 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-12 04:33 PM

Splice the wires back together and rap it with black electrical tape.


 COMMENT 527599P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-12 04:53 PM

Google how to repair an electrical cord. There are many videos that show how to do it. It is not difficult.


 COMMENT 527607P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-12 05:08 PM

There's a classified ad for a new lawn equipment repair shop on Edhat.


Severed power cords must be common on that sort of equipment. Maybe he can help?


 COMMENT 527618P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-12 06:41 PM

Ace Handyman, 569-9188.


 COMMENT 527623 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-12 07:17 PM

Unless it's some sort of fancy European espresso "system", it'll probably cost more to repair than replace unless you do the repair yourself. Also, a patched appliance could violate your homeowner's insurance policy. I grew up being taught to fix stuff that's broken but it's a different world now.

If you want to do it yourself, you can google 'how to splice wires' (without the quotes) and click on the wikihow link.

However, I'd make one change. I'd offset the splices so they don't short if the insulation fails. Also, step 10 is not sufficiently clear with regard to using electrical tape. Wrap each wire splice individually. Heat shrink tubing would be better because electrical tape can come loose and get messy over time.

Better than splicing would be to remove the old cord entirely and put in a new one. That will require opening the coffee maker.


 COMMENT 527627 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-12 07:38 PM

I think the vacuum repair guy on lower Chapala could do it. If you are going down Chapala, it's a small shop on the right ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Santa Barbara Vacuum

Address: 635 Chapala St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone:(805) 730-9171


 PAGLINSB agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-12 08:09 PM

Home Improvement Center/Ace Hardware does that sort of thing back in the electrical department.


 COMMENT 527634 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-12 08:27 PM

A very easy repair for one who's done electrical work over the years. However it'd likely be a better idea to replace the cord into the appliance and not try to path THE CORD.

Should be an easy repair and as one who has done that sort of thing over the years many times I'd suggest you DO NOT want a repair of the cord but a replacement.


 COMMENT 527654 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-12 09:08 PM

Where's the Montecito Hobby and Fix-it Shop when we need it most?


 COMMENT 527692 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-13 07:45 AM

On a high-wattage appliance, it's not a good idea to splice the wire as that causes extra resistance(Heat) at the splice.A proper splice would be to offset the cuts as mentioned previously,solder the joint, and use heat-shrink instead of tape.. Good luck.


 COMMENT 527703 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-13 08:12 AM

As an electrical engineer who used to be responsible for ensuring the safety of electronic products my employer built, I will tell you in very strong terms that 623 has given good advice for a minimal repair, but replacing the cord is even better. If you bother to replace the cord, replace it with one that has insulation UL rated for heating appliances so this doesn't happen again. I am always appalled at the loopholes that allow makers of appliances with exposed hot surfaces to skirt the requirements to use such cords from the factory.

Note that wrapping the cord with common black vinyl tape is not acceptable and is dangerous since tapes like this are not heat, abrasion or moisture resistant and will fall off eventually.


 COMMENT 527734 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-13 09:16 AM

Check out Electrical Motor Repair, great guy who does grew work!

625 E Haley St
Santa Barbara, CA
(805) 963-1894


 DOG MOM agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-13 10:56 AM

Assistance League of SB(ALSB) has a choice of fully operational coffee pots that are very low priced & possibly of the same model you have been using. Craig's List has FREE ones that crop up regularly. Those options may be cheaper than whatever the cost to replace the cord may be. I watched and found @ ALSB a same model/color coffee maker that is my back up one,for parts for only $2 on a 50% off colored tag.
I have worked in a Burn Unit and do not mess with any potentially hazardous electrical devices. And now many E-Waste sites are available Monday-Sunday for disposal of electronic devices when they no longer can be resuscitated.


 COMMENT 527792 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-13 11:02 AM

I've had good results with the guy on the Mesa, Electronic Repair Service, on Medcliff.



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