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Turns on but the motor doesn't run anymore

We actually have the DH404EY5 model. Have had it for years and has
run great. Last fall the lights come on it, but the motor quit on us. I would like to see if it is something that would be able to be fixed. Thanks!

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If it is the compressor it will be best to just replace the unit as repair will exceed the cost of new. If it is the fan motor it would be feasible to replace. To determine would require the use of a meter to see if motor gets voltage. If nothing works it could be as simple as a new power switch. Unfortunately in this venue I can only surmise. I wish you luck!

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