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You're using the word "wire" to describe what is actually "cable". 12/3 is a cable that contains 3 conductor wires plus a ground wire. This matters here. First, find all the other multi-wire branch circuits OK, this is priority one. You need to get inside the panel, and search the panel for more circuits like this one. You stated they are on ...


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Simply replace the cord. I would think the hold down would be sufficient unless you plan on twirling it around your head. As far as a special ‘ crimping tool , if you don’t know how to use common sense in your crimping let someone else do it or simply use the small blue wire nuts. Again I really would not worry about the square ‘strain relief’ , I think ...


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Either tie a knot in the cord ahead of the hold down clamp or go to Lowe's and get a grommet to fit in the cutout section. Fix with some gorilla glue or rtv. Will suffice with your needs.


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The strain relief is molded on but can be recovered and reused. The technique I use is to pull out the copper then drill out the plastic using a hand drill or pin vice until the strain relief is clear enough to allow the remaining cable to be reinserted. I then feed a little too much cable through the strain relief, add a couple of drops of cyanoacrylate ...


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As DaveM says, repairing the cable without replacing the square strain relief that goes between the two halves of the case is better here than doing nothing. There is still the possibility that the cable will chafe on the hole, and you will have difficulty finding a square strain relief to match the existing hole. An alternative is to buy a round strain ...


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Yes, it's up to code, and you will only find the top hole on green wirenuts that are only used for ground connections.


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Well, it's hard to tell. That part is called a "strain relief" but in these types of mass produced products, it's often molded onto the cord when manufactured. Unless the manufacturer sells a replacement part, it will be near impossible to exactly replace. There is a possibility that you could slide it off that cord, but will be difficult to thread your "...


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Nice pun. Your plan will work to get this appliance working again. You can crimp or use blue wire nuts for the connections. As far as the stopper, try cutting it at the seam and then peeling it off the wire and then super glue it back on to the wire at the right spot. This is actually about appliance repair and will probably get flagged. You could also go ...


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What do the directions say? Most of the one's I've read over the last 55 years say to start at the highest scale and work your way down. Your readings seem to be good at the 20Amp scale. Most all meters are going to have a degree of tolerance and even if you have one calibrated it won't be certified 100% correct. I always make it a habit of checking my ...


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I would say test again with a good meter. A meter you don't trust is worse than worthless. A cat II rated meter technically isn't safe to use in the panel. More practically, I don't feel junk meters are safe to use period.


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