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Fan runs when unit is off

The fan runs and produces heat when unit is off unless door is open. Had to unplug the unit, my young son was afraid of the noise it was making, he thought it was going to blow up and it scared him.

This is an old model, I have been using it for 10 years, is it just time to dump it?

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The control relay has gone bad, to replace this if you can find the board runs about $195.00, I hate to say do not repair something but in this case, I would have to say it is time to retire this one.

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