Berkshire President posted:Peter Araujo posted:JFC454 posted:Peter Araujo posted:
I also noticed that tender on my 3985 doesn't work. No sounds, no function, no nothing out of it. The engine works fine by the way. What shall I do to fix this?
Did it ever work? Mine worked for a day and then went completely dead. No lights or sounds. I ran it anyway for a few hours and then, all of a sudden, while it was running it came back to life. I had performed several engine resets, but nothing had worked until it decided all by itself to work again. The engine section had no problems, just the tender.
A little update: I just fixed mine yesterday. I gave the tender itself a little kickstart with my Z4000 transformer, and that did the trick. Now the tender works properly as it should.
What, exactly, do you mean by gave the tender a kick start?
I placed the tender on the tracks, and applied 18-20 volts of power to the track.