If you’ve serviced an electrical appliance and the wires are not going where you need them to, this tip from reader Bernie Crockford might come in handy.
After servicing or repairing an electrical appliance, getting the wires back in their original position often requires a third hand to set the wires in position ready to screw everything together again. That’s especially so if they have been shortened.
My answer is a small blob of Prestik. This will hold any stubborn wire in position, leaving your hands free to screw everything together. I’ve just rewired a small vacuum cleaner with ten fixing screws. The wires were held and remained in place for the whole assembly.
Bernie Crockford, Email
This tip was originally posted in the July issue of Popular Mechanics magazine.