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When plugged in the heater makes a noise like it may be trying to start but shuts off after about 5 sec. Heater has not run in several years

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If it were mine- and the heater has been inactive for several years, I'd check for a rat's nest inside. If clear, it's time for some serious troubleshooting. Remove the top cover. Is the fan turning?

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