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OK -- the elements work, after we cleaned out the mouse nests and re-connected the wires they had eaten through, etc..... The self clean works, etc. BUT the little fan at the back of the casing does not work.... what is its function? The mice ate away at the edges of the blades, but nothing seems to be blocking the movement -- When should it turn on? Could the mice have eaten away at the fan motor?

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Your tech support had us take off the panel and we discovered the home the mice had been making -- cleaned it out, put in a new fan -- spliced the wires back together -- and it works perfectly!!

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