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    Newbe with new Slash that just quit

    My new Slash 4x4 was working great then quit. Tried a fresh battery (nimh stock battery that came with it) no help. The reciever led flashes red very fast. Any suggestions??

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    Sounds like a call to Traxxas is in order...
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    Sounds like its too hot.
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    It is completely cooled down. Fully charged, receiver still flashing fast red led when powered on.

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    Is it the Receiver or the ESC?

    Fast Flashing Red on the Receiver = Fail-Safe / Low Voltage Detect
    Note: Consistent Low Voltage in the receiver triggers Fail-Safe so there is enough power to center the throttle servo before it completely loses power.

    Fast Flashing Red in the ESC = Thermal Shutdown Protection
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    The receiver is the one. The ESC has a solid red light. Is there a reset procedure??

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickrrr View Post
    The receiver is the one. The ESC has a solid red light. Is there a reset procedure??
    Disconnect the battery and reconnect. Do you have a way to check the voltage of the battery?

    If you're using the DC charger that came with the truck, check the fuse inside the charger.
    It looks like your battery is not charged.
    Last edited by cooleocool; 05-07-2016 at 10:22 AM. Reason: merge
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    I have tried two different batteries that have been charged and show full on the Traxxas EZ Peak Plus Charger. I was hoping it was something simple that I overlooked. I will call Traxxas in the morning. Kind of put a damper on the boy's birthday fun. Thanks for the input!

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    Fast Blinking Red: Thermal Shutdown Protection Stage 1. If the
    motor has lower than normal power and the VXL-3s is hot, the VXL-
    3s has entered Stage 1 Thermal Shutdown Protection to guard
    against overheating caused by excessive current flow. If the motor
    has no power and the VXL-3s is very hot, the VXL-3s has entered
    Stage 2 Thermal Shutdown Protection and has automatically
    shut down. Let the VXL-3s cool. Make sure your model is properly
    geared for the conditions (see page 24).

    https://traxxas.com/sites/default/fi...l_100112_0.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo74 View Post
    Fast Blinking Red: Thermal Shutdown Protection Stage 1. If the
    motor has lower than normal power and the VXL-3s is hot, the VXL-
    3s has entered Stage 1 Thermal Shutdown Protection to guard
    against overheating caused by excessive current flow. If the motor
    has no power and the VXL-3s is very hot, the VXL-3s has entered
    Stage 2 Thermal Shutdown Protection and has automatically
    shut down. Let the VXL-3s cool. Make sure your model is properly
    geared for the conditions (see page 24).

    https://traxxas.com/sites/default/fi...l_100112_0.pdf
    It's not the ESC, it's the Receiver

    You could try re-Binding the Receiver to the Transmitter, it couldn't hurt at this point.

    Reset the Transmitter to factory defaults and then Bind it to the Receiver

    1. Turn off Transmitter
    2. Press and Hold both Menu and Set
    3. Turn on Transmitter
    4. Release both buttons
    5. Transmitter now blinks Red
    6. Press Set
    7. LED is now Green
    8. Transmitter should now be at factory defaults

    Bind to Receiver, do the following

    9. Turn off Transmitter and Receiver
    10. Open the Receiver box
    11. Press and Hold Set button on Transmitter and turn it on
    12. Transmitter LED will flash red slowly - Release the Set button
    13. Press and Hold Receiver Link button (This is inside the Receiver box)
    14. Turn on Truck
    15. Release Link button
    16. Transmitter and Receiver LED should now be solid Green. (Transmitter and Receiver are Green, this not concern the ECS yet)
    17. Confirm steering works.

    If this did not Bind the transmitter and receiver, try this:

    a. Turn off Transmitter and Receiver
    b. Press and Hold Receiver Link button
    c. Turn on Truck
    d. Release Link button
    e. Press and Hold Set button on Transmitter and turn it on
    18. Apply small amount of silicon grease to the Receiver gasket
    19. Be sure everything in Receiver box is plugged in and wires are not pinched
    20. Replace Receiver cover.
    Last edited by cooleocool; 05-07-2016 at 10:22 AM. Reason: merge
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    rebind receiver with transmitter

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    Rebinding seemed to work!! I appreciate the help. Birthday boy is extremely happy!!

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    Welcome to the forum and the addiction! You are among a group of people who share the love of the Traxxas Slash 4x4! If you have any questions please feel free to ask. Remember we are here to help!

    I am extremely happy that you are back up and running! Sometimes these trucks get out of sorts for whatever reason. Your fellow forum members will try to help the best they can
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    Happy birthday Rick! Now go out and break something!

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