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Kicker sub wont work

I have a Kicker L7 15' and i just bought a Kicker 1500.1 amp to use with it. After 2 days the sub started making a wierd noise while hitting, Then the whole sub shut off. I know its not my amp or anything else because i put in my old 2 12' kenwoods and they work fine

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Im guessing that it is possibly blown... either you ran too much power to it, or it was hooked up wrong... you should unscrew the sub from the box and look inside to make sure that it is connected correctly.... positive to positive, negative to negative,,, if they so much as touched then the L7 could very well be blown.... smell the magnet and if you smell a burnt smell... it is blown... maybe turn your amp down a little... its possible that it is also in protect mode because you are running too many watts to the amp. Feel free to ask if you have any other questions.... Please rate! :D And good luck... i really hope its not burnt out. that stuff is not cheap.

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