If a major appliance like a washing machine, refrigerator or portable air conditioner simply won't turn on, you might think it's time to replace it. But sometimes the appliance is fine and the electrical outlet is the issue. First, check the circuit breaker and see if that's the source of the problem. If it's a tripped breaker, it'll easily turn back on. If that's not it, the outlet could be to blame. An electrician can replace the outlet for a very reasonable fee, and your appliance will work without the need to purchase a costly replacement.
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