athearn rtr motor

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by zachary, Apr 11, 2007.

  1. zachary

    zachary Member

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    hello again folks i just bought a athearn rtr dash9 and the motor gets hot and on my dcc zepher it shorts out so any help will be greatful thank you zachary
  2. jeffrey-wimberl

    jeffrey-wimberl Active Member

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    Sounds like you're having the same problem I had with an AC4400. The motor was faulty, causing the light board to short and burn out. I replaced the motor with one from a BB F7 and it runs good now. I won't be in a hurry to buy more Athearn RTR locos.
  3. zachary

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    thanks jeffry i have contacked athearns tech support hope to hear something soon thanks zachary