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Stereo speaker problem

I have a 4 speakers system. One speaker shuts the receiver off when I power it up. I've isolated it to one speaker by disconnecting all speakers and trying one at a time. I then swapped the wires for this speaker from red to black terminal and this had no effect. It still turns the receiver off. Do you have any suggestions?
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The speaker is bad. The receiver detects a shorted condition and shuts off to prevent the amp section from damage. Replace the speaker or the wires. Something is shorted.
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