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Fan motor will not spin but when I take off the part where you adjust the air pressure the fan will spin freely

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Once the plastic end cover is removed, remove the lint filter to expose the air pump rotor. You will probably find that it is shattered & is binding. Measure the thickness of the rotor & replace, then set the pump pressure. These rotors are real scarce now, so don't wait too long.

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