All thanks, i cleaned it up but now it wont start.... I have a Lionel 6-84109, GP7, Lion Chief with Bluetooth.
When i apply power to the track the number board lights come on, and then i turn on the remote, but nothing happens, no beep beep Nothing. I did try a reset with the remote, but again nothing, and the light on the remote blinks. Next, i switched the engine to transformer, but only number board lights come on, and engine does not run. I suspect i may have shorted the board somehow, as the reason this started, i was replacing the smoke unit. Any ideas for trouble shooting that dont require an electrical degree??? THanks
I would honestly go back, remove the shell, and check all the connections. I had my LC+2.0 shell off for some work. When I put it back together, I pinched a wire. Fixed the wire, still had the problem.
Then I discovered I had a wire plugged into the wrong port. I fixed that and things went back to normal.
I didn't have your exactly symptoms but it's worth going back in to check the wires.
Ok, I cleaned up the smoke fluid, checked the wires for a break or a pinch, checked all the connectors, tried the remote and reset, the lionchief app and transformer, but the engine still wont turn on, only the number board lights up ???
gunrunnerjohn, i suspected as much... being in Okinawa Japan, the nearest shop or dealer would 6K miles away, so i will need someone i can deal with by mail, and by the way it would ship U.S. Military mail so its not considered overseas for postal cost services.
Isopropyl alcohol and Qtips. Just had a smoke leak that ruined a speaker on a fairly new MTH Premier engine. It appears that on some engines (I would check them all as I found two others in my fleet that had the same issue) the rubber "gasket" that seals the smoke fluid inlet to the shell of the engine is not centered allowing a hasty smoke fluid fill to leak inside to the electronics. I would reapply the alcohol and let it dry out well overnight. Try again in the morning. Worked for me
Be careful with Alcohol as it will attack many paints. A safer alternative may be Acetone (Lighter fluid), it rarely affects paint. Naturally, you should test any solvent on an unseen area to make sure it will not damage the finish.
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