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The unit does not start when thbe switch is turned on


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Could be a bad switch or one of the wires came off or the motor went in it the way i would check it first is the see if there is a connection get a volt meter and put on oms and place it on the plug turn on and off the switch there should be voltage going through it it not the the switch or the wires are messed up ..take out switch and try same thing with the volt meter and try the wires to if no voltage in one of the systems then there is a problem ...70% sure it is the switch
Do a power cycle by unpluging and holding the power bottom for 30 sec and re plugging back.
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The unit does not start when thbe switch is turned on


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