Hi, first time posting. I bought a MTH Coors Light train back in late 2017 on eBay ( listing said it was new ). Well I finally unboxed the set and it will not power up, I do here a small humming sound. I have a Z4000 so I know it's enough power. I decided to try it on my test rail which is connected to a Lionel transformer #6-81495 which it blew / knocked out. Now I have no test transformer. Any suggestions.
See your instruction manual about powering up the engine (engine only) and how to check the rechargeable battery. If you are powering up in conventional mode (no DCS) using the Z4000, apply 10 volts to the track. You should here a click. After a few seconds if there is no click, no lights or sound then there is either a sound board problem or the board is not receiving voltage. If the engine powers up let it sit on the track for at least 5 minutes with 10 volts to charge the battery. Now try to run it by pressing the direction button. If nothing happens try to reset the board. Quickly press the horn button once followed by pressing the bell button five times. You should hear two horn blasts indicating the board is reset and the engine should start up. If nothing happens then the board should be tested by an MTH tech. I can do it for you but check the MTH website for a ASC near you. If you get the engine running remember to lubricate it and check the traction tires. Email me if I can be of any further assistance. MTH ASC 961364 Choo Choo Barn, Strasburg, PA
Can't wait to get home to try the suggestions I received. Thanks
You need to put a NEW BATTERY in before you try to run it those set are about 12 to 15 year's old , you should not try to charge the old battery .
Thanks for the update, will do
Thanks for the update, will do. Any instructions on taking the Engine apart to get to the batteries. The instruction booklet doesn't give too much details.
Page 13 of the manual, it's pretty easy to remove the shell and access the battery. What part are you having trouble with.
BTW, that's a special PS/2 3V board set, so if you tinker around and smoke it, it may be a real problem to get a replacement. I haven't had to try the PS32 board in one of these yet, and I hope I never have to.
DO NOT REPOWER THIS UP. If it already blew a small transformer it has a short some where. Your better off sending this out for repair. If you power up and it is shorted you risk more damage and maybe fatal damage to the board. I can test and repair if your not comfortable opening this up. Be careful of detail work at back of engine. G
I agree, I will be sending the engine in for repair. Thanks
If it needs a PS-2 3V flash board, MTH no longer has them. So ask your repair tech if he has one. It has to go to MTH to be flashed. I have a few for critical repairs like this, and have Coors in stock. Also make sure your tech can do component repairs. It may be bad power supply or audio amp. G