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Electrical problem No red power light on and a burning smell, the fuse has also blown. The fuse has been replaced and still no red light?

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Motor winding or wiring has shorted to chassis ground. unplug the motor connections and see if fuse still blows. if you have a multi meter use it to find the shorted conductor. there may be a black spot where its insulation has broken down and arced to ground.

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