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Alan

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Re: Sudden motor overload errors
« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2020, 10:48:35 AM »
Per the above, using contact cleaner, what's the best way to clean the motor?

Just give it a little squirt in the brush area. Spin the motor a few times and give it another little squirt from the other side. If you have compressed air available, a light blowing afterwards is helpful. Let everything dry completely before putting juice to it.

Washing away residual carbon dust and cleaning/de-oxidizing the commutator is what you are doing.

Toy train motors use bronze bushings but if you are cleaning a motor that uses ball bearings you should lube the bearings afterwards.
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Re: Sudden motor overload errors
« Reply #16 on: September 28, 2020, 03:55:54 PM »
Thanks for that! I have some trichloroethane but it's 20 years old.

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Re: Sudden motor overload errors
« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2020, 11:06:31 PM »
I was able to swap out motors on the loco, and it now runs fine.

Thanks again
Kevin
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