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Blowe motor inop. Ran out of gas 10/1, ordered gas 9/22. gas in tanks 10/2 but still no hot water. Blower motor buzzes but not working. 14 year old unit. Please help !!!. Could running out of gas caused problem?

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You may have pusge the air out the gas line best of luck

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