burned esc

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  1. bigsexy2177

    bigsexy2177 Member

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    i have a novak dualy in my rustler and i dont know what is wrong with it. there is power going to reciever and sterring. the on/of switch works. the thing is that it does not move. the wheels do not move. some of the time the wheels just go by there own. one time there was smoke that cam out by the motor and battery wires from the esc. is it possible that the esc got wet. please let me know. Matt.
  2. dj6666969

    dj6666969 Active Member

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    it sounds as if it is burnt
  3. magna_matt

    magna_matt New Member

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    You probably burned through one of the power FET's. You could take it apart, and look for any burned/blown components. Usually it will be in the transistors that are under the heat-sink.
    But smoke coming out is not a good sign.
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  7. rustler

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    it could be the differential
  8. gaz_r36

    gaz_r36 Member

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    or it cud b dead
  9. redheat

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    Did you set your Tx to nuetral setting before setting the ESC? RED
  10. Justin_E

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    it mite b the motor...
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