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My Kenwood VR-209

I have a Kenwood VR-209 that comes on then it shuts off after about 2 seconds. I can do not have anything plugged into it like speakers or cd players. Please advise. After is turns off the power light starts to blink.

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Your speakers wires are touching together. this system has a protecter so you don't blow out the amp. the blinking is how it lets you know that

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I got a kenwood stereo it is a vr-209 and evertime i turn it on it shuts back off so i need the code to reset it our get the protection mode code for it i called a stereo place that is wat they told me was...

Do you mean KENWOOD VR-209?

Register and download the manual for free at

Page 21 descriebs the microprocessor reset for USA & Canada; or other countries.

Generally speaking, an amp protects itself from heat, shorts, overloads and operator exuberance by refusing to turn on or stay on.

Overloads can be from excessive periods of high output or marginally low impedance loading by the speakers; and shorts would be wiring issues or a speaker blowing up.

You should be able to feel if it's hot. WHY is it overheating? Make sure it has sufficient ventilation on all sides and that vent holes are not blocked by dust balls. Ensure the fan (if equipped) is running as designed (some only operate on demand). Clean dust and debris from it.

If the amp comes back on after cooling, you're lucky. They only have so many self-protection cycles in their lives so continuously resetting or cycling their power without addressing the cause can do more harm than good.

If it protects immediately on a cool power up you should disconnect the speaker connections and try it 'naked'. If it comes up then diagnose which lead(s) are shorted. If it does not come up the problem is internal and should be left to an experienced and competent hands-on tech.

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E-bay or call Kenwoods 1800 #. You can get the # from or google it.
Tell kenwood parts dept your model # and they should be able to hook you up.

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Overheating is likely your root cause. Move the unit to make sure it is getting enough air around it and remove anything that you have sitting on top of it ESPECIALLY any device that produces heat of it's own such as your CD player. If that does not solve the problem, listen at a lower volume and/or defeat any equalization or bass enhancement circuitry.

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