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My plug that goes into the wall outlet has loose prongs. I plug it in and it comes on them goes off- Can this plug be replaced with a normal plug?

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If you do it yourself make sure you get a heavy enough plug most of the time there is maf. printing inside where the wires connect it will tell you what amps you need .

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I would recommend replacing the plug with a new one. If you can do this yourself safely or get someone or an electrician to do it for you for peace of mind.

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