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Jbtbrd1,

You have a classic reddy heater problem. I have at tip at http://www.fixya.com/support/r4124129-yearly_maintenance_reddy_heaters which explains the problem and where to go to get the parts to solve it.

Thanks for using FixYa and for the great rating.

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