How can I fix an extension cord both ends look fine--just doesn't work

  9 answers
  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Apr 02, 2018
    Throw it away and buy a new one. Your home and family are worth the investment. ☺️

  • Julie  McCuiston Julie McCuiston on Apr 02, 2018
    It seems there is missing or broken connection within the extension cord. Buy a new UL listed one.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Apr 02, 2018
    It sounds like there is a short or a break in the inside wires, It most likely is in one of the ends, but not always. You could replace the ends, but would probably end up costing more than replacing it. You also have to use the right ends for the gauge wire it is made with.

  • Angus021461 Angus021461 on Apr 02, 2018
    Electrical tape will work.

  • Ilene Ilene on Apr 02, 2018
    Don't mess with Electricity. Replace the cord!

  • William William on Apr 02, 2018
    Could be anything. Plug, outlet, broken wire (s). Cheaper to replace.

  • Geew Geew on Apr 02, 2018
    Extension cords are relatively a dime a dozen these days.
    Don't jeopardize your safety by trying to repair something that could quite possibly be a fire hazard, just get a new one.

  • Sandy Sandy on Apr 02, 2018
    I agree cheaper to buy a new one than to hire an electrician....

  • Aus898416 Aus898416 on Apr 02, 2018
    Thanks for all the good info!!!!