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Thread: I need to vent

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    I need to vent

    Is anyone else having a problem with the vxl-3s esc or is it just me. I have had two of these burn up on me. The first I did not properly read all instructions and was turning off by switch, The second one I followed all instructions to t, such as: unplug battery to turn off, rinse off after using in high dirt or mud. Last night I recharged my battery and was gonna go out but as soon as I plugged the battery in light show smoke and no esc anymore I am less than impressed to say the least and I don't think its in traxxas warranty that I get my money back I am seriously dissatisfied at this point that I may sell the rest of the truck at a huge loss cause of all the parts I have put on. Is it just me or is this happening constantly. I don't want to wait for traxxas to fix it I want one that works my truck has been down too long due these junk esc's and i have two motors which are currently no good to me without an esc to run it

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    That really stinks to hear. How is your servo? I have had a bad servo smoke an ESC.
    (2) Slash 4x4 HCG

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    +1^^^, been their. Also remove the bottom of the esc after washing with water.
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    Servo is fine was thinking of going to a 2075 as others have a little more response

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    RC Racer
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    Traxxas qc has gone way down especially with there electronics
    I bought four brushed slashes to use on a back yard track I built and every one ended up needing something either ESC, servo, tx or Rx some needed two or three items and this is with in the first 2 or 3 months
    It was insane I swore I would never buy traxxas again and I ended up buying a telly only because it was 230 but second time out motor and servo fried

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    It sounds like you need to contact customer support at 1-888-TRAXXAS. I am sorry to that this is frustrating but we will certainly take care of it.
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