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We had a power outage yesterday and now with the power back on the electronic controls aren't functioning. Is there some sort of reset button or is the electronic control panel likely burned up?

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HI. Most units of this nature are not protected from this type of power surge(pulse). This unit dose not have a rest feature. You can preform a manual reset by unplugging the unit for five minutes. This will force a hard reset, by draining all power. Once the five minutes have passed, simply re-introduce power to the unit, and observe the actions. If the issues persist, kindly replace the main control board.

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