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Coffee pot fails to perk/prong becomes disconnected

This is the second coffee pot within two months to stop working.
we are frustrated, one of the smaller prongs seems to become loose
and pushes into the pot, therefor the connection is not complete.
This last time I used tweezers and pulled it out and was able to successfully complete connection. This is at best a temperary fix.
Any suggestions?

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Hi you need a prong assm. callahanronald@att.net bobbyone

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