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Had heat only replaced actuator now only cold air.

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Try the old one again. The new one may be defective out of the box. That happens more than I wish it does. Bad parts like to make it's way to distribution. Best way to test it is to take it off, and put your finger over the tube that goes into it, and try working it. if you feel resistance, it's good.

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