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Not popping the corn

The machine is just throwing the kenerals out of the chamber, unpopped. What should I do?

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Re: Not popping the corn

Here is the link to the user manual for your machine; If the kernels are not popping, then the heating element that heats the air is likely faulty and would need replacing - Check page 4 of the manual for service info Hope this helps :)

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