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Fan stopped working. I am looking for the fuse.

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The fan is designed to remove excess heat from unit and keep it cool. Without the fan, you're now operating the unit under conditions that it wasn't designed for.

With the unit unplugged, try removing the cover and see if a fuse has blown. If so, replace it with the EXACT value of the original.

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Don't operate it further until you have it looked at. You don't want to cause something else to fail.

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