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No power when pluged into the wall

I have tested both heating coils with volt is OK
Tested thermostats ...its OK
But on off switch is not lighting (LED is not turning on) It smells like burntout plastic???? Help me what else I can do????. I donot have circuit diagram.

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Re: No power when pluged into the wall

Same problem. if u found something please let me know. wayansam at gmail dot com. thx!

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If for some reason they don't want to help, it's time to contact the consumer protection division of your state attorney-general's office and "light 'em up" (Salton, Inc) for putting out a defective (and potentially dangerous) product on the public.

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