Sounds like one side of the amp is dead. Is it fused? Check the fuses
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I would possibly suspect 'a' previous owner blew one side out, rewired it to run both speakers off the one working side. and then passed it off as a working amp.
So you have half an amp doing the job of both.
Whomever sold it to you perhaps? never knew it is messed up. Your best choice is to return it while you can. If you cannot return it. i would think it will cost you as much or more to fix it, than to find another used one.
Next time make certain you have a recourse, if you are stuck with a lemon. You may feel you want to 'save' your purchase, but if you can return it, do so. It is not as advertised, and if they only guaranteed to be not DOA, it IS DOA, in one channel. If it was sold "as is", then i think you have a partially useful doorstop.
This is, of course only a guess as to what the problem is. Since only paying someone $100. just to look at it, and is not even a start at actually fixing it...
If you used your CC thru paypal, you can ask for a chargeback even if paypal rules in favor of the seller. The CC company is who makes the final decesion. Also put in a negative to help others. I had to do so (I really hate doing that) recently for a filthy steel top plate for a Linn Sondek TT. I felt bad about it till two weeks later, when the seller got 2 more negs then got suspended. No need for you to be stuck. Happy listening.