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    Fan is Stuck

    When I try to charge, the fan gets stuck and makes a super loud grinding noise while moving very slowly. I can't charge without this happening about 10 times before it works. This charger is brand new! Is there any way to fix it? Please help!

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    Contact Traxxas support directly and they likely will replace it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panamon Creel View Post
    Contact Traxxas support directly and they likely will replace it.
    is there any way to fix it though? I don't want to have no charger in the meantime

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    What charger is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JudgeDredd View Post
    What charger is it?
    the ez peak 4 amp ID charger

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    That charger is very easy to open and take the fan out to put a drop of oil on its bearing. This will fix the problem for an undefined period of time, but in mine it was probably a month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JudgeDredd View Post
    That charger is very easy to open and take the fan out to put a drop of oil on its bearing. This will fix the problem for an undefined period of time, but in mine it was probably a month.
    motor oil?

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    I'm sure you could use motor oil. I used trinity bearing oil which I had from my LHS.

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    3-in-1 oil or other light machine oil would work. Motor oil is a bit heavy for this application.
    I used Trinity Royal Oil on a MMPro fan and on a different charger's fan, both yesterday, and the difference is extreme.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ksb51rl View Post
    3-in-1 oil or other light machine oil would work. Motor oil is a bit heavy for this application.
    I used Trinity Royal Oil on a MMPro fan and on a different charger's fan, both yesterday, and the difference is extreme.
    Wonder if WD-40 works

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    WD-40 is a water displacer and grease solvent, not a lubricant. As such it is not recommended for this purpose.
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    I put a drop of engine oil in and it does the same thing.
    Last edited by RobertZ311; 11-25-2015 at 09:05 PM.
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    Singer Machine Oil from sewing machines works great. I've been using it on fans since I can remember.
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    WD-40 white lithium grease and the silicone lubricant both in aerosol cans work wonders. The multipurpose aerosols are no good as already mentioned.
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