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Evaporator FAN INTERMITTENT

EVAP FAN GOING OFF AND ON, AND DAMPER DOOR NOT STAYING OPEN ALL THE TIME NOT ALLOWING AIR TO FLOW. THIS UNIT HAS AN ENTIRE COOLING SYSTEM OF ITS OWN.

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