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Repairing split electric cable on gas oven

Post by paulah71 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:15 pm

Hi, little bit of help needed please?

I've got a freestanding gas oven and hob cooker with an electric plug for the ignition and clock/timer.

The cable has been caught in something and split and tripped out the sockets, which are all now ok and working. I've obviously unplugged the cooker but I now need to repair the cable. I've got spliceline inline wire connectors and insulation tape so I can cut the cable and rejoin it but before I do, do I need to check if there is still any charge in the cable or will it be ok? The only thing the cable powers is the ignition button for the hob and cooker, and the clock. The plug has a 13 amp fuse in it, I have spares so can change that if necessary too.

I've looked online and seen loads of warnings about white goods and diy electrics so just want to check on this before going ahead?

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Post by someone-else » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:22 pm

Splice line connectors are designed for use on solid core cable, since you have flex, they are not suitable.

Ideally, you should change the whole of the cable.

Insulation tape is not good either since it often comes off in time.
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Post by paulah71 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:32 pm

someone-else wrote:Splice line connectors are designed for use on solid core cable, since you have flex, they are not suitable.

Ideally, you should change the whole of the cable.

Insulation tape is not good either since it often comes off in time.

Thanks for that. How difficult is it to replace the whole cable? Is it a trained electrician job or something a competent DIYer could do?
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Post by someone-else » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:44 pm

Competant DIY person.
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Post by paulah71 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:49 pm

someone-else wrote:Competant DIY person.
Thanks again :-)

Is there any reason why a flex connector wouldn't be suitable to repair the cable? The cable is easily accessed and can be monitored.
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Post by jaeger » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:16 pm

Wago etc can be used with stranded wire as can other splice line connectors so
I'm not sure why SO-E is saying they're not? My concern would be having them exposed, they
really need to be in some connector box - I'd rather replace the cable
there's a fair chance that it'll be easily accessible, I'd certainly explore replacement first.
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Post by paulah71 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:29 pm

jaeger wrote:Wago etc can be used with stranded wire as can other splice line connectors so
I'm not sure why SO-E is saying they're not? My concern would be having them exposed, they
really need to be in some connector box - I'd rather replace the cable
there's a fair chance that it'll be easily accessible, I'd certainly explore replacement first.
Thanks! My main concern in original post was the risk of any current in the appliance but am I right in thinking that as it's just a power cable, as long as it's not plugged in before I start to replace or repai,r that I'm ok to give it a go?
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Post by jaeger » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:39 pm

Well number one is be confident you know what your doing, removing
the plug from the socket first is a given - it's important that you use
the same rating cable, if your lucky you might find the type of cable
used printed along it, (might not be obvious but have a good look along it's length)
if you have an old fashion electrical shop near you could
take it along, or just find an online supplier and give them a call for advice.
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Post by paulah71 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:43 pm

jaeger wrote:Well number one is be confident you know what your doing, removing
the plug from the socket first is a given - it's important that you use
the same rating cable, if your lucky you might find the type of cable
used printed along it, (might not be obvious but have a good look along it's length)
if you have an old fashion electrical shop near you could
take it along, or just find an online supplier and give them a call for advice.

Thanks! Will investigate it all in the morning and go from there :salute:
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Post by someone-else » Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:30 pm

jaeger wrote:I'm not sure why SO-E is saying they're not?
I said that because that is what is said in the "ads" for them. ................until you look at the the whole ad where it then says solid up to size X and flexible up to size Y :oops:
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Re: Repairing split electric cable on gas oven

Post by ericmark » Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:37 am

Image you can join the cables with the right unit Image the main point is there will be a cable clamp of some sort and if plug and socket plug goes on cooker end and socket on plug end.
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