Is this repairable?

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Old 08-31-12, 09:51 AM
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Is this repairable?

I have an old Pollenex air purifier. Company doesn't make them anymore! Worked really well until recently, when started sparking at point of wire entry into machine. The newer ones are mostly bigger, so I would be grateful if anyone can tell me if something like this can be repaired, and if so, what kind of place would I take it to?
 
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Old 08-31-12, 10:05 AM
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I would try an appliance repair shop. It may cost more than a new one so check the repair cost first.

This may be something as simple as replacing the cord. Does the cord look cracked where it enters the unit?
 
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I can't see that being worth the cost to fix, sorry.
 
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Cord

To PC Boss - Yes, cord does appear to be cracked where enters unit! Not sure where I would find appliance repair shop in New York City - people here more accustomed to $75K remodeling jobs! Wonder if something building super could handle? Grateful for any guidance.
 
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You could certainly talk to the super, not going to hurt anything to ask.
 
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Old 08-31-12, 10:49 AM
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You could possibly repair this yourself. See if you can take the unit apart. Get a new cord.
 
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Not sure where I would find appliance repair shop in New York City
Where are you in NYC? Anywhere near E 59th St in Manhattan, for example?

IMX, appliance repair shops are pretty common in the five boroughs, and many of the local hardware stores can also swap out a cord. This repair, if it's just the cord, is pretty minor for an appliance repair business. It looks like something you or your super could do. Just be sure to buy the heavier cord, with plug, that a small appliance needs.
 
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Ha ha - you have a lot of faith in me! But I will give it a try this week-end. I may be back here with more questions! Many thanks for the help.

To Nashkat - I'm not far from E. 59th St. Is there someplace there I could try?
 
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Click on the E 59th St in Nash's post - it's a link to a shop.
 
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E. 59th St.

Found E. 59th St. place, many thanks.
 
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