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Made a odd sound like a spoon in a garbage disposal then would not turn on.

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Hi, thanks for using! I suspect there is something caught down in the blower wheel. To access, remove front panel by inserting a putty knife between the lower panel and upper panel about 2" in from each side. Depress clips and pull top of lower panel down, pull panel off and set aside. Remove lint filter and then remove the two 1/4" screws from each side of the metal filter housing. Remove housing to access blower wheel and remove any foreign objects, likely to be an underwire from a bra...most common!

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