I'm having the same issue as Jon Scudder and I don't think anyone has answered his question yet. The instructions from the manual posted by Bjeans are of no help. The block heater cord, even when unclipped and pulled out as far as it will go, still looks too short to get through the grill
Isn't that why the manual says to use an extension cord?
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