Hello all! I am in the process of reworking an old transformer for a friend. It is a Lionel 1073 60w unit. I have already disassembled it, cleaned it, and dealt with the main problems of replacing the power cord and re-soldering the wire to the lug on the right side post. Still it is no go. How likely is it that the circuit breaker is shot?
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Place a temporary jumper wire around the circuit breaker and see if that works.
If you are doing electrical work, you need a meter. You can also test the circuit breaker with a meter.
Step !: Do you have line voltage at the cord terminals/primary terminals?
Step 2: With the cord unplugged, do you have continuity across the plug blades?
Step 3: Do you have any voltage at all across the output terminals?
Step 4: Do you have continuity across the output terminals?
Step 5: As the man said, measure across the circuit breaker terminals for continuity, or jumper it out temporarily.
Hello again, I am very new to this forum and I probably put this post in the wrong category. But, I want to thank those who responded to my question so quickly. I am still working on that little old 1073 transformer, and it is still dead as a doornail. Is it possible that someone repaired it with the wrong breaker in the past and cooked the coil? If that is the case, then it is parts.... Good news is I was given a RW transformer in the original box, and though the power cord is shot, I have opened it up and I have much higher hopes for getting this one operational again! I will try to get some pics to post of both transformers in progress.