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A air blower "rigged" high/low adjustment knob

The blower motor shorted and I had it rewired to a turn knob toggle. The guy who installed this bypass told us to keep it on high as the knob may over heat(the knob itself at back near connections. You ask..Why didn't you get it fixed properly? We live hand to mouth and didn't have the 300 we were told it would cost to fix properly and don't have it now. This knob performed its function until it shorted out. The air duct can be controlled on the consol but the blower doesn't engage without the knob. I know it has something to do with the onboard computer and don't need a lecture on the issue. I can replace it but is there a better idea as to a certain knob to install that can handle that power current as a SHORT term fix.

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    charles Nov 21, 2014

    Thanks for the info Ron, that was helpful

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Not sure about all your info. If the motor shorted, it would not turn. So something else shorted. I presume you had a friend wire the motor to a variable knob and that is why he wants you to keep it on all the way. Good idea since turning it down will cause it to heat up and possible burn out. Just find an off on (toggle) switch and put that in place of the knob thing.

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    charles Nov 21, 2014

    Thanks fr the info Ron, That was really helpful

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