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    Carl Schulzetenberg May 11, 2010

    Have you checked to see if the belt is broken? (a broken belt allows idler arm to switch power off to drive motor) Also, some older models have a non-resetting safety thermo which can go out if you have a long or restricted vent. (the replacement thermo is an auto resetting one)


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Very often the problem is the resetable thermostat, if you open the top you'll find it on the back inside, you can test with an ohm meter or just bypass it to test it.

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