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Have Spacemaker XL 1800, which overheated tonight (accidentally set "heat" rather than "timer" :-() and went "dead"/completely black. It is now cool; I have unplugged and replugged but nothing is happening. Ideas? I don't know how to reset it, if there is a switch button.

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Usually these units reset automatically after a shock! It takes time for the over load circuit to reinstate power. If by 5 hours you have no luck , then the internal ceramic fuse has blown ( under top of cover)

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