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New batteries and the train stops running for no reason, why?

The train seems to be running fine and then out of the blue, it just stops. You can press the power button on the top of the engine and it would start up again. But now it will not work at all. The plug from the battery car is plugged into the engine.

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the problem seems to be at the motor it is stacked up lubricate the motor with a lubricating oil put a little then turn the motor manually with your hand untill it is smoothly moving

also check the wiring going to the motor from the battery make sure it is not disconnected..
after all this procedure and it not work replace the motor...good luck!

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