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New rice cooker - will not heat up

Put rice and water into inner pot, closed lid and locked, plugged in and then pressed white rice nutton. Light is on and it beeped. It has been sitting for 3 hours now an it has never gotten warm. Any ideas?

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HELLO MIEMIEGO,I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM WITH A HAMILTON BEACH THAT I JUST BOUGHT. I DIDN'T WAIT THAT LONG FOR IT TO WARM TOUGH,I JUST WAITED 10 MIN,NOTHING HAPPENED. I JUST PACKED IT AND TOOK IT BACK TO K MART,AND EXCHANGED IT FOR A 24 CUP BLACK AND DECKER,THAT'S A BEAUTY. IT'S NICE LOOKING AND NO PROBLEMS SO FAR. I HAVE FOR A MONTH NOW AND I'M VERY GLAD FOR THIS PURCHASE ! BYE LETI50

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