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New polar express motor wont engage

Was running fine than just stopped motor is running I think. lights come on but wont engage it like the transmission gone lol... I think its warranty is good bought less than one year ago.

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It sounds like the gears have worn out or come adrift somehow. You will be able to get replacement gears from any of the Lionel authorised dealers Lionel Authorized Dealers or their replacement parts service Replacement Parts

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