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My Brand new GE model DBXR463 does not start. I plugged it into 110 volts AC. The manual says single phase 120/240 V and I have 25amp circuit. When start is pressed nothing is happening. Somehow, I think the power does not get to the start from the timer. Any idea how I could check the timer? Thanks in advance.

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If this is brand new i assume you will have warranty..First of all try the plug fuse, next make sure the voltage setting is correct for your area, I note what you say on this!..to check a timer properly you would need a diagram and multimeter,I wish you well good luck

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