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QUOTE Suddenly, there was a white smoke came out from the TWIN-decoder and we figured out the copper coil with graphite on the motor near the decoder socket shorted with the spring cap (see photo from below), the smoke was not came out immediately but after few runs with the light blinking.....quite bright at that moment, we didn't aware but I was not sure and suspicious something wrong. Now it can only run in one direction, another direction will not move and bulb was blinking rapidly. Is the decoder burnt and cannot be fixed? If so I will need a replacement, do you have any suggestion for a replacement decoder because I see many decoders on Fleischmann's website.

This is one of the principle reason why I don't like Lenz manufactured decoders - no wrapper no insulation.
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