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One of the two electrical prongs retracts itself into the housing

If I take the blower apart is there a replacement part I can buy to replace the plug-in assembly?

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  • sgwynne40 Jan 20, 2009

    one of the prongs came out of the plug

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Instead of buying a part I fixed what there was in there. The slits in the housing for one prong were a little bit too big and the contour in the plastic that holds the prongs was melted so it wasn't holding the prong tightly. I reshaped the plastic **** and the contour as well as I could with a soldering iron and pick, and filled in the rest with Sumo glue, then scraped the glue down a bit as it foamed up. Not sure if Sumo glue is supposed to be ok to use on an application like this. Anyway, the blower works at least for now, and the prongs are tight. I cleaned out enough mulching fragments I wasn't surprised I'd started having sparks before the blower stopped working.

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