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We have a Sunbeam electric blanket ( ModelL78-DD2D, Style 85KQP), and my vacuum cleaner ran over part of the cord and stripped it. Do I need to send it in for service, or can that be fixed by someone locally who deals with small appliances. If I do have to send it in, where would that be, and how much would that cost?

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You can fix this yourself. If the wire is not damaged, all you need to do is use black electrical tape and wrap it tightly around the exposed wire. There are two wires in the cord, make sure they don't touch. Put a knife blade in between the two wires and separate them and tape them separately.that's all they need and it is safe and will work fine. Pull the tape tight and stretch it when you wrap it.

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