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Broken electrical cord

The insulation on the cord has cracked. how do i repair?

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If the wires aren't bare, wrap them in electrical tape. PLEASE RATE MY ANSWER.

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I agree.
if the insulation is only cracked then use electrical tape or heat shrink tubing. if the metal wire is showing or partially broken then I would replace the cord. If it is near the plug then you could cut it at the break and replace just the plug.

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