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    #1

    out of order/isn't working/doesn't work

    1. The TV isn't working. Can you repair it?
    2. The phone/photocopier is out of order.
    3. The coffee machine/camera/microwave isn't working.
    4. The TV doesn't work.

    Is 'out of order/isn't working/doesn't work' interchangeable in the above sentences? Do they have a similar meaning?

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    #2

    Re: out of order/isn't working/doesn't work

    Yes and yes in the above sentences. They are not always interchangeable.

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