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Lamp won't come one. temp and lamp lights come on briefly, and a slight clicking sound for a few seconds as the fan comes on. the lamp hours are only at about 500

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Re: Lamp won't come one. temp and lamp lights come on briefly, and a slight clicking sound for a few seconds as the fan...

Hi wink? what Lamp? you talking too?

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