So I have had this ride on my layout for about 2 years and last night it suddenly stopped working as the parachutes stopped at the top. Light and sound still work but no way to get parachutes back down. My friend has the same ride on his layout and it happened to his a few months ago and he has been unable to find a fix also.
Hey Bryan, if I got the right one, there is some troubleshooting on this website.
Hopefully that comes through right. Sorry, on my phone and that was the best I could find.
Thanks Dave and yes that is the right one. I have their directions and did try the pull on the chutes but didn't try very hard for worry that I would mess it up more. Was looking for some fix that may be from experience someone might have tried. Maybe tonight I will give it a more strenuous tug downward and see it that does anything. Much appreciated with your help. See you at breakfast next Thursday at York.
No problem Bryan. One other thing I noticed was a lot of these are on eBay. Maybe contacting one of the people that has repaired them could help if the troubleshooting doesn't work to see if they fixed it some other way. Hope that it rights itself with a tug. See you next Thursday.
Okay, just an update and in case anyone has this problem in the future. The problem has been fixed and yes you do need to give it more than an easy tug. But that still didn't work until I started to pull 2 opposite side parachutes down at the same time and then worked my way around until the right combination worked. Now everything working perfectly as it did before.
Well that's a good thing Bryan. I know whenever I have read troubleshooting on some of the things I put together or worked on, I am always extra cautious. Now my Uncle Eddie would get to know what he was working with right, left and center. He probably would have taken it all apart(if he was into trains that is) put it back together and not only would it work better than before, he'd have parts leftover. Oh how I miss him and the stuff he'd have me help him with. Glad you got it working.