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Runs for 10min.thenpuffs 3 times,white smoke,thenPOPS BREAKER

Runs for 10min.thenpuffs 3 times,white smoke,then pops breaker

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Good day, you may have a problem on the circuitry, might be grounded wires, have it checked. hope this helps, have a nice day

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