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Low sound on high gain no low gain new tubs

Started amp and found no power out at all thought it was tubes replaced all 7 tubes and did not help cheked all fuses all good checked all conections all look ok all tubes are on and hot and main transformer is only one that is getting hot i dont know if that is right or not ?? cant get a wiring diagram so i dont know what to check next. any help for me?? its a peavey butcher amp.

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Your power transformer should not be getting hot. The signal is not passing to or through the output transformer.Check the speaker connections on the speaker side of the output transformer. Go to geofex.com and check the tube amp debug page.

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