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Hybrid gp problem

Needs attention light comes on after cleaning.  Automatically switches to boost and stays there until the unit turns off by itself.  No lights.  Turns back on but does the same thing.

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Re: hybrid gp problem

You have to locate the "blade" that is causing a short (usually can see it sparking; if not, reset it (turn it off then on) in a dark room and locate the problem area (this is how I figured it out).  If you can locate the offending "blade", simply tear it out of the base where the spark is occurring, fold it back against itself so the metal does not contact anything other than itself (and is no longer contacting the base where the sparks occurred).
This fixed my unit (I was just about to throw it out when I tried this solution).

Posted on Aug 05, 2008

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u wud have to take a pair of needle-nose pliers and rip out the metal blade at the bottom where the spark is occurring and fold it back against itself so that it is no longer "seated" into the bottom of the unit where the sparking is occurring

take care to bend the parts back in line with the blade so that lined up and could be removed and replaced into the unit without scraping anything. When u put it back in, there ll be one last "spark" or probably a couple...... and after that i shud work just fine...... 
thank youhave a nice day good luck

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