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Where can I buy this internal part of a broiler cord?


I'm trying to find a place where I can buy a replacement part for the cord for a heating element.

The cord is for my Farberware electric broiler. The cord has a bakelite end that plugs into the 2 (round) contacts of the heating element.   Inside the bakelite end are 2 triangular elements that fit over the round heating element, held in place by friction.

ACE sells the whole  assembly, but it would be much cheaper and easier for me to just replace those 2 contacts.   There has to be some store that sells them.  I've looked, but can't find them.  (Or maybve I haven't described them properly?)



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Don't even mess with trying to repair it; too many chances for making it a bigger problem.  Just get a new cord, a correct one, from either the manufacturer - Faberware must have a web site, and a parts sales, or a listing of authorized and qualified parts sources, or from a place in you community that is a qualified repair and parts provider.

 

Fixing things for yourself is one of the best qualities of most people, I think, and in most cases, I'd like to encourage it as much as possible.  Electrical and electronics, among other things such as high pressure fluids and gasses, flammables, and structural design and engineering, among many, require a certain amount of understanding and experience that cannot be gained from a book or advice from an expert at a distance.  It took years for young people, myself included, and some not-as-young-as-they-were folks who were starting all over, to gain that experience in my fields of elecrical work and industrial construction and maintenance; our apprentice programs were all four year courses of classroom instruction and field hands-on training, and then it still took a few more years for many to become adept enough to truly handle a job on their own.  There is an adage from somewhere that says somthing like "the better part of valor is discretion"; I think that same idea can be applied to fixing and building things: know your limits and don't be afraid to admit them and ask for help.  Have confidence, but don't be arrogant about it, gain knowledge and understand it, and practice, practice, practice.  Do it with care, be cautious, don't take chances if you are not sure of something dangerous.  So far, from what I can discern, you seem to be heading in the right direction.  And, since we don't know your "bonafides", please don't take insult from this little lecture; none is meant.



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I have to agree with Rumbler,, electrical applances are one of the #1 sources of home fires,, and for a few bucks saved on a part could mean far more problems than its worth,

I would second Rumblers advice, and step up and buy the whole cord.

On the little problem you were having with the rivet gun  ??  I used mine yesterday, with some aluminum rivets,, and had the same problem you had, with being UN-able to eject the stub,, the stub just wouldn't come out ,

I finally figured out that the jaws wern't releasing the grip on the stub, and the only way I could get it loose was to use pliers to TURN the stub a little to get the jaws to release,, it was the pressure on the spring that is adjusted by turning the adjustable  fitting at the top of the gun , it needs to be screwed in all the way,,

just don't make tools like they use too...no


 



-- Edited by Bad Rat on Tuesday 10th of May 2011 09:16:07 AM

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Hey Rat check your PM's



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Woops!!! smilesmilesmileconfuse  Oh wellwink



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