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Ducane heater burners ignite but the fan won't turn , has a hum. fan will turn by hand.

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There are 3 possible causes for this problem. Either you have low voltage to the motor, you should have 120 volts, or the run capacitor for this motor is defective, or the motor itself is defective (motor windings).If the motor is bad and you replace it make sure you replace the capacitor as well.

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