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Grill won't turn on when plugged in

Hi, My Foreman grill will no longer heat up when plugged in. The connection and outlet are working, the grill simply doesn't activate when power connection is made. There is no sound of the grill preheating, or any sign of activity. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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Try these guys for support or parts if you fancy trying youself; http://www.esalton.com/control/contactus It does sound like the control board is the problem, and if you can get a replacement, they are a couple of connectors and a couple of screws to fix. Hope this helps :)

Posted on Mar 27, 2007

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