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Sizzling, burning smell, parts

The unit is giving off a burning smell, along with a sizzling noise. Any Help at all. And where do you find parts for the unit

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Re: sizzling, burning smell, parts

I have had this problem in the past, its the diode part #160-2000-000 Got the part through Carrol Apl. 1-800-654-3545

Posted on Feb 20, 2008

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First of all keep this in mind.
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