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    Motor smell.

    I was using my wraith, and attempted to crawl up the stairs. I tried to go up the final step in the corner, then I noticed I was fully accelerating and my truck was not moving. I lifted up my truck to place it again because I thought I was using a bad line, then smelt a really bad smell. I placed down my truck, and gave it a little acceleration. It sounded kind of like the slipper clutch. I took it inside and let it rest for I while. I then took it outside and crawled around for about 5 minutes. The "slipper clutch sound" is really faint now. It it safe to keep using the motor? Or should I replace it?


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    the really bad smell from a motor is the sign that it is burnt out as for the strange sound it is possible that something got lodged in your motor (this would be why it burnt out) then when you drove it after it worked its way out but the damage is already done, i would recommended replacing the motor




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    Motor is burnt out. Thing is with the wraith this is a very normal thing that happens with a lot of them and I see it happening all the time still. Stock Wraith motor burns out very easily.

    I would replace and while you have it apart check to make sure everything is good inside the tranny from that sound.

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    Damn. Oh well, it happens.


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    Well, my son is one of the afectaded with this epidemy. he was going up a sand hill in the beach and gat stock and sudently the engine start smoking and go death


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    Same is happening to my wraith but the esc smells bad. Plus the motor would get so hot it would boil water off of it. And now when i hook my battery u the esc wouldnt beep. I binded the radio and reciever and now it does beep. now though everytime i bind the radio system the radio says it binds and after i power it all back up the radio isnt linked with the reciever what is wrong!!


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    Unplug everything from the receiver. Get an external battery to power it. Re-bind. Turn off. Turn on.

    Is it still bound to your radio now?

    btw, if your ESC smells funny, It's dead, dying, or will be very shortly. Most likely the cause of your binding issue.

    Your motor should never get that hot. You may have damaged the magnets.

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