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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Coffee Maker Quit

You may recall that I bought a new coffee maker about a month ago.  Two days ago it quit working.  I suspected the plug adapter that I had purchased to fit the "British" plug into the Egyptian socket and took a close look.
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Hey somethings been cooking besides the coffee!  I opened it up and saw that it relied on pressure between screws and contacts.  Yes, one of the internal screws was loose, and the plastic a bit deformed.  Looks like Mr. Sparky's been there too.  he definitely took the shine off the head of one screw.
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When I bought a replacement last night, I noticed that they also came in 2-packs and 3-packs.  Maybe I should always keep a spare around.

Made in China, sold in Egypt.  Americans have no idea what comfort they live in thanks to Underwriters Labs, Consumer Reports and the like.

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