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whatsamatteru

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« on: July 17, 2009, 04:33:57 PM »

just got a lionel pennslyvania flyer set, 2009.  cannot get the loco to run.  its getting power because the lights are working and i can here the engine but it wont run.  not forward or reverse.  i tried switching the buttons on the bottom of the train and still nothing.  any ideas.   thanks
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panniertankboy8751


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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2009, 04:52:22 PM »

Take off the shell of the loco or if the moter is in the tender, the tender shell. Check for any loose connections and oil the gears. Also check if the pick-up on the bottom of the engine is clean, if it is a three-rail train.  Smiley
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Joe Satnik


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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2009, 05:17:18 PM »

Dear Wahoo,

Try posting this question in the "Williams by Bachmann" sub-forum. 

Mention "New Lionel set loco won't run" in the subject line. 

Mention the set name and number (6-xxxxx) and the type of transformer/controller used (CW-80, e.g.) in the body of the post. 

Hope this helps.

Sincerely,

Joe Satnik

Edit: Added "set name and"
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If your loco is too heavy to lift, you'd better be able to ride in, on or behind it.
whatsamatteru

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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2009, 06:36:20 PM »

thanks i will try that.  tomorrow going down to the lionel dealer and mabye he can help
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glennk28

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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2009, 08:46:41 PM »

Sounds like the reverse unit is stuck in neutral.  gj
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whatsamatteru

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« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2009, 10:30:49 AM »

the maintenance guy is out till next week.  did you know that motor only costs ten bucks.  i couldnt believe it.  the other dealer that was there said he thinks its the gears because the motor is running but not going anywhere.  will just have to see what labor will cost.  i do believe its under warrenty though.
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