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Blower motor on wood burner only turns slow.

Blue ridge fireplace wood burner insert L 151271 blower only turns slow. rheostat went bad and a substitute (dimmer switch) was used.
thought if the motor was bad the motor would quit, and not just go slow.
cannot find an onwers manual on line, and the company no longer exists.
looking for a manual, and to find out if the blower motor would go slow, or just not work, if the blower motor is bad.

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