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bwheeler, Kansas City, MO, October 09, 2009, 16:34
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The heater blows only on low. Is this the blower motor resistor?

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, October 09, 2009, 17:26
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    When the resistor fails, you normally lose all speeds except the highest speed. I would get this checked to see why you only have the lowest speed, it may be the switch.
    What happens when you select a higher speed, does it continue to blow at a slow speed or does it stop working?

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    Bret Bodas, October 10, 2009, 14:47
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    Hi, This isn't consistent with a bad resistor, but that doesn't mean it can't be the resistor. Since the symptoms are so odd, I would suggest you get this diagnosed. Let us know what you end up finding out!

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    sinautoscan.com October 09, 2009, 19:00
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    I would check the A/C control before replacing any parts have it diagnose at a shop so you don't waste your money.

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    bwheeler, October 10, 2009, 08:16
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    bretb: It stays at about the same speed.

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    bwheeler, October 10, 2009, 13:18
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    There are 4 positions on the dial...let's say 1, 2, 3, and 4. Positions 1, 2 and 4 seem to blow at what should be 1 and position 3 blows at what should be 3 or maybe a bit lower.

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    Visitor, February 05, 2011, 18:56

    did you ever fix your problem with the blower? mine blows on 1 and 2, but blows like 2 when on 3, and like 1 when on 4! could you please send any response to mayberos@cox.net ? thanks!

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    Visitor, February 19, 2011, 12:09

    actually no. however the other day it worked on high for about a day then went back. mine blows at the same speed whether it is on 1 or 4.

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