Replacing a Plug on a Power Cord

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Don’t throw out the entire power cord. Replace the plug and it’s as good as new

Replacing a Plug on a Power Cord

A new plug can help extend the life of your electrical devices. Wiring an electrical plug is a project you can easily do yourself with just a few common tools. 

While plug designs may vary, this project guide will show you how to replace a two-wire, non-polarized plug on a power cord.  

WHAT YOU NEED FOR THIS PROJECT

1
Cut off old plug
Cut off old plug - Replacing Plug Power Cord

Cut end of power cord evenly and clean. Do not slit or remove any material or wire.

2
Open cover entrance
Open cover entrance - Replacing Plug Power Cord

Using a small flat head screwdriver, push the assembly clip toward the cover entrance to open it.

3
Insert cord through assembly clip
Insert cord through assembly - Replacing Plug Power Cord

• Align either side of the cord with side of wiring channel marked with a “W.”
• Insert cord through assembly clip and into wiring channel up to cord-stop ribs.

4
Put cord in wiring channel
Put cord wiring channel - Replacing Plug Power Cord

Press down on cord to seat in wiring channel.

5
Close the new plug
Close the new plug - Replacing Plug Power Cord

Fold device closed and press together until assembly clip snaps into place.