My reciever plays then cuts out
They don't overload from missing speakers. I'm curious, what buggered the one speaker?
Examine all of your speaker wires carefully to be sure no unintended contact is made between them and anything else.
Is "overload" being displayed?
“OVERLOAD” starts flashing on the display.
Speakers are overloaded because of high volume.
1. Press STANDBY/ON on the front panel to turn off the receiver.
2. Stop the playback source.
3. Turn on the receiver again, and adjust the volume.
Speakers are overloaded because of short circuit of speaker terminals.
Press STANDBY/ON on the front panel, then check the speaker wiring.
If “OVERLOAD” does not disappear after turning on the receiver again, unplug the AC power cord, then plug it back in again.
If speaker wiring is not short-circuited, contact your dealer.