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Blower motor does not work, no heat.

I took it all apart, checked for blockages, checked all continuity - all good. Drum turns, no air. Blower motor does not even begin to turn.

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If you check for voltage at the blower motor and have zero volts ,change the Control board. If volts are present then change the blower motor. Please Rate This !

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