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3/4 buttons work

Mine works great... except for the second button. When I push it the light blinks but nothing mechanical happens. No noise, nothin'. The other 3 buttons work fine. Any suggestions as to how I can fix this?

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  • Schreibman Jun 11, 2008

    You were right! I unplugged it for a day to let it warm up. When I plugged it in again... all 4 buttons worked! Thank you.


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Mine did the same thing. apparently, if the internal unit gets too cold, it freezes operation in some of the buttons. try turning up the temp to let it thaw, then try the button again. the downside is that when you turn down the temp again, you are likely going to face the same problem.

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