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WHEN I PRESS TEST CONNECTION IT SAYSA ERROR HAS OCCURRED

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  • David Shaub May 11, 2010

    What test connection are you pressing for a drain?

  • Stephen Davids May 11, 2010

    let me know what you are experiencing. i will do my best , but need to know in order to help

  • Roscoe007 May 11, 2010

    Welcome ,What is it are you having a problem with?Please state make model # .Thankyou

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