DIRECTV error code: Your receiver is too hot

Did you get this error message? Learn what to do and how to prevent your receiver from overheating.

Why you get this error

If your receiver detects a high internal temperature, you’ll get this message:
Your receiver is too hot and needs to cool down. Clear any obstructed air vents. The receiver will shut itself off if it continues to overheat.

This may happen if your receiver:
• Has blocked vents
• Is stacked on top of or under other electronic devices
• Is on a soft surface that insulates and traps heat

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