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The light on my Lionel power pack comes on when it is plugged in. When I turn the dial to give it power the light goes out and it does nothing. Any suggestions on trying to figure out where the short

Checked to make sure all the track pieces were connected. Looked for rust on pins. Checked wires that connect to the track. It does the same thing wether or not the locomotive is on the track.

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SOURCE: My new Lionel CW-80 trans former stopped working

I have had the same problem with my polar express, which i just bought recently. Having to send it to the USA from the UK would be very expensive so i decided to open it up myself. The tamper proof screws were a bit of a problem getting into it. I ground down an old screw driver into the triangle shape to undo them. I then replaced them with self taping srews the same size.
The Problem I found was simple, there is an internal (250V, 8Amp) fuse soldered onto the red wire on the secondary winding of the transformer. The red wire going from the transformer to the PCB, the fuse has black heatshrink over it.
There is no room inside the housing of the controller to fit a fuse holder. I fitted a box on the side of it with a panel mount fuse holder. drilled a hole through the housing, fitted longer red wires, so they could go through to the terminations on the back of the fuse holder.
At least now I can change it simply if it blows again.

hope this is of help to you.

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Answer a number of questions:
Is the tranformer power adequate for the train and is it a working tranformer?
Will the train run by connecting the wires directly to the two points of the train (wheels and center rail connector)?
Are the tracks new?
Is the lockon new?

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

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SOURCE: Lionel Polar Express Berkshire Locomotive will only go in reverse

No doubt the transistor in the motor controller inside the engine is shorted TIP31C Q6 If you have the skills you can repair the unit. Parts are cheap, like 50 cents. Expense is shipping. Have repaired at least one that had the probblem you describe
good luck

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SOURCE: CANNOT GET THE UNCOUPLING TRACK SECTION TO WORK

Track power is not recommended for this uncoupler. Use an aux fixed supply of at least 10 to 13VAC for the supply. You have to move a jumper on the bottom of the track to do this. Then there will be four wires needed. Two for the aux power (hot and common) and the other two which go to the pushbutton switch.

Note: Same goes for Lionel FasTrack Remote switches. Run the switches from a 10 to 12 VAC aux supply. There is a jumper you remove on the bottom of the switch to connect an aux supply.

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SOURCE: lionel o guage santa fe steam engine locomotive won't reverse even with reverse switch on?

You do not specify which Santa Fe steam engine you have, but I am going to guess it's the Santa Fe RTR O27 set...

Here's a link to the manual for it. Go to page 9, read the last paragraph on the page. It may be the answer to your problem


.http://www.lionel.com/media/servicedocuments/71-1900-250.pdf


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Part of a malibu light timer runs but the timer dial does not turn to turn lights on/off


Clock motor has stopped working... there is not replacement module.
Plug power pack into wall timer.
Following link has troubleshoot, warranty, and installation tips to avoid problems:
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Need to set the timer properly. No instructions to follow. Want lights to come on at 6PM and off at 6AM. the timer has red and black pegs on the timer, HEL:P


Experiment with the timer.
Hook up the lights and timer. And read resource link below.
Put the trippers on the dial. Put red at 6pm and black at 6am.
Then manually rotate the dial two revolutions.
Turn the override knob to different setting, and then manually rotate the dial two revolutions.
Watch what the lights do as you rotate timer dial.
Then rotate dial two revolutions until current time lines up with stationary arrowhead located on inner dial.
The clock motor located inside timer rotates the dial, and trippers move small switch that turns lights on-and-off.

More resources with important tips for power pack:
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Describe your Malibu 600W Power Pack Transformer Problem When it is time for the low voltage lights to come on the timer can not get past the pin to turn it on, however when I turn the timer dial it...


When dial gets stuck at tripper, then clock motor has gotten weak.
1) Some people report taking apart the clock motor, cleaning gears, and adding vaseline to gears.
-Some people write and ask how to put gears back together after taking timer apart.
-Some people find the gears are stripped.
-There are no replacement clock motors or timer modules for Malibu/Intermatic timers.
2) Easiest solution might be to buy cheap plug in timer, set power pack to override, then plug power pack into cheap timer.
3) Power packs come with a warranty, but warranty requires sales receipt.
-Open following link for resources including warranty.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Malibu-power-pack-stopped-working.html

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Sep 08, 2011 | Intermatic Malibu 300W Power Pack...

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Rotating dial no longer turns. lights come on ehrn rotated manually.


You posted under Malibu power packs:
Open following link for troubleshoot steps, manuals, warranty information:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Malibu-power-pack-stopped-working.html

If timer dial is no longer rotating, the clock motor is bad.
There are no replacement clock motors for Intermatic/ Malibu.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Intermatic-trippers-and-parts.html

Work around problem: buy cheap plug-in timer, set power pack to override, and plug power pack into cheap timer.

Apr 16, 2011 | Malibu Hardware & Accessories

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Timer dial does not move must use manual switch on timer to turn lights on


If I understand correctly, you have a Malibu power pack and can manually turn lights on-off but timer is not working.

1) 'Harry' wrote fixya with a work-around for this problem. He bought cheap plug-in timer. Set power pack to override and then plugged power pack into cheap timer.

2) Harry also said he has 5 year warranty and was negotiating with malibulights.com for refund.
No word how that came out.

3) Other than Harry's solution, I have not found repairs and parts for power packs.
After hours of reading manuals, searching Malibu, Intermatic, ebay etc I found nothing.
There are folks who write fixya how they took apart their power pack, but nobody reported fixing a power pack once it goes bad.

4) Best I found are tips for next power pack that might save money:
The reason I add these tips now, before your power pack needs replacement is some fella wrote-in.
He bought 500 Watt power pack to replace 300 Watt > thinking bigger was better.
Power pack burned out. Here's why:
a) Match wattage of bulbs with wattage of power pack
-15 each X 20 watt bulbs = 300 watts, so install 300Watt power pack
b) Installing a 500W power pack on 300W of bulbs will burn out bulbs and power pack.
c) Replace bulbs as soon as they burn out or other bulbs will burn out and power pack will burn out.
d) When working on bulbs, unplug power pack or it may burn out.
http://www.malibulights.com/guides_support/low_voltage_planning_guide/select_your_power_pack

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Jan 21, 2011 | Intermatic 200W Power Pack & 12v...

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Unit was working fine today. I was repairing some connections in the landscape lighting cables and checking each connection after completing it. At one point, I was testing the lighting and got nothing. ...


The power pack should make a humming sound when ON

1) Maybe power to the plug is off
Plug hair dryer into plug and see if it works
Check your GFCI resets in bathroom and kitchen
Check breaker in box

2) Maybe time of day needs to be set
Unplug power pack > plug back in > set on-off trippers
Rotate dial counterclockwise to present time
Then rotate dial two complete revolutions and return to present time

Malibu homepage
Malibu manuals
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Timer worked for years. Just replaced lights. There were (8) but now there are (10). I didn't do the work and didn't know the wattage (and am not positive, but this looks like the unit). The lights work,...


Download manual for Malibu 200 Watt power pack

According to Malibu website information, your power pack is correct size if lights come on.
The way to figure is this
10 bulbs x 18 watts each = 180 Watts
so 200 watt power pack is good

Does the manual override work?
Rotate the on-off button counterclockwise
If override does not turn lights on-and-off, then timer has a short

Does the center dial turn when power is on?
If the dial is not turning, then power pack is kaput, or time of day is not set

Did you reset the time of day?


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How to set time of day:
Put your trippers in place
Red = ON
Black = OFF
Plug in power pack
Rotate arrow (colored blue in diagram) as follows
Turn dial clockwise to present time of day (diagram shows 9 o'clock)
Turn dial one or more full revolutions, then return to present time of day

If center dial is still not rotating after setting time of day, it's time for new $50-80 power pack, unless you put a $15 timer on that plug. A cheap timer might work ... keep it going for couple more years.

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Why is my malibu 200 watts transformer not working, the timer will set off the lights but then not turn them off, then the next day they wont come on but when I rotate the dial they come on? Frank


Tripper might be worn down and not pushing switch.
Switch might be broken or worn down.
Improvise by setting timer to override and plug power into cheap plug-in timer.

For information on Intermatic/Malibu power packs showing troubleshoot steps, replacement trippers, useful links, warranties and tips:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Malibu-power-pack-stopped-working.html

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Why won't my hp turn on?


The 1st thing to try is to make sure that the outlet you are plugged into has power. Try plugging in a lamp or fan or something and ensure that it powers on.
2nd some power packs have a seperate power cord from the power pack that may come loose ensure that it is plugged in tight if you have this model of power pack
3rd is to check the power pack you are using. The easiest way to do this is with a volt meter if you have one. They output in DC so ensure that you have it set to DC on the dial. If you do not have a volt meter check if there are any lights on the power pack that should light up when it is plugged in. If there are no lights on the power pack then there is not much of a way to check the power pack without a volt meter.
The last thing it could be would be the charging or power circuit of the motherboard. This would only be able to be diagnosed by a certified repair technician. If the laptop is still under warranty you will want to contact HP to have this checked.

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Don't know what you have for a laptop, so will have to give you a generic process, here. Power down. Remove hard drive, remove cd reader and/or floppy drive. Remove memory cards. Replace only 1 memory card in the main slot (probably marked as slot 1). Try to power it back up and let us know what happens.
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