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Here's one fix everyone should know, because a broken outlet now could lead to an electrical fire later! If an outlet is visibly cracked or your lamps flicker when you touch the cord, replace the outlet. Before you start, turn off the power to the outlet and use a voltage tester to ensure that electricity is not flowing. Then, simply swap out the old outlet for a new one, making sure first to check the wires for fraying and damage.
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