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Noisy FVM ES44
« on: January 19, 2014, 10:48:56 AM »
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I have a Fox Valley Models ES 44 that has developed a squealing noise coming from the drive train .It runs but is very noise. Anybody have any suggestions on what the problem might be?
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Re: Noisy FVM ES44
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2014, 12:25:48 PM »
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Usually a small bit of lube on the bearing blocks of the worm fixes that problem.

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Re: Noisy FVM ES44
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2014, 12:26:01 PM »
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Usually, squeals are caused by a lack of lubrication of the fastest spinning parts of the mechanism:  Motor shaft and/or worm shafts.  That is what I would check first.  Is it squealing at all speeds or only certain speed?
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Re: Noisy FVM ES44
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2014, 01:54:00 PM »
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Squeals at all speeds but more noticeable at slow speed. Also seems to bind at times.
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Re: Noisy FVM ES44
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2014, 03:33:51 PM »
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Hi Folks

After trying the lube and other methods, I've been able to cure this problem in several locomotives (Atlas, Intermountain, Bachmann) by removing the plastic body and ever-so-slightly loosening the bolts holding the metal mainframe halves together. This is a "do it; try it, maybe do it again" kind of process.

Have fun

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Re: Noisy FVM ES44
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2014, 04:02:44 PM »
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Thanks for all the tips! Tried them all,quieted down some but still doesn't sound right.Gave up and sent it back to Fox Valley.Said they would be happy to take a look at it.
Phil