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Right speaker dead on zone 2 on my RX-V 1600 receiver

Good Morning: My Yamaha receiver (RX-V 1600) had a problem where I lost the right speaker power on the Patio zone on the unit. They came out and replaced the unit under warrantee. Unfortunately, the problem is back, no sound on the right speaker in my patio. I checked the speaker and it works fine when plugged into the left speaker wire. What do I do? and How do I do it?\r\n
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Must be the right speaker wire, sounds to easy I know but maybe your wiring is grounding out the audio to that channel.

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