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On my 860 (1691023) the male ground prong for the electric start slides out when you pull the extension cord off. The wire is still intact, and the electric start still works, but I want to be able to take care of this before it becomes an issue and I have no electric start. Has any one had this, or a similar problem? Is there a good fix for this, I'm sure there are no replacements for it.
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You can replace the whole switch and pigtail assy; the part is available on the Bay used. However, if you can stabilize the pin with gorilla glue or 2 part epoxy, it will probably be fine for years to come. MH

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Many just ignore the ground prong and it still works and just be careful if you step in water when you connect as with all and any electrical outlets.

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You can replace the whole switch and pigtail assy; the part is available on the Bay used. However, if you can stabilize the pin with gorilla glue or 2 part epoxy, it will probably be fine for years to come. MH
I was wondering about that, thanks for the conformation. I found the amazing 3M 2 part epoxy that I used on a switch on the inside of our wash machine I'll give that a try.
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Many just ignore the ground prong and it still works and just be careful if you step in water when you connect as with all and any electrical outlets.
I agree with Normex. I always start my blower, which has no ground from the factory, in the garage which has a GFCI receptacle for added safety. The missing prong is not a big deal.

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