Amatrol Electric Motor Troubleshooting Learning System (85-MT2E)

Curriculum Also Available in Spanish

Curriculum Also Available in Spanish

A Student Reference Guide sourced from the system’s interactive eLearning includes the entire series’ technical content from the learning objectives.



  • Electricity: 208V/60Hz/3ph


  •  Learning System Available with Regular Banana Leads (85-MT2E) or Sheathed Banana Leads (85-MT2ESL)
Amatrol Basic Electrical Machines Learning System (85-MT2)
Basic Electrical Machines (85-MT2)

Electric Motor Troubleshooting Training | Hands-On Problem Solving

Learning System: 85-MT2E

Amatrol’s Electric Motor Troubleshooting Learning System (85-MT2E), used in conjunction with the required Basic Electrical Machines Learning System (85-MT2), covers AC and DC motors troubleshooting and testing using a multimeter and a megger meter. The skills and knowledge covered by this system will prove invaluable for industrial maintenance technicians or anyone working in a field that uses AC and/or DC motors. This system covers major topics like AC and DC motor failures, common methods of diagnosing these failures by using a multimeter and megger meter, and troubleshooting these failures.

The 85-MT2E includes a motor connection box to practice hands-on skills, such as troubleshooting faults in a DC motor and AC single-phase and three-phase motors, evaluating DC electric motor commutator and brush health, and using a multimeter to test an AC motor start/run capacitor. Amatrol’s industrial training systems feature real-world, industry-grade components for durability that will stand up to frequent use and to allow learners to gain real-world competencies.

Learning Topics

  • AC Motor Troubleshooting
  • AC Motor Failures
  • Testing Three-Phase AC Motors
  • Using a Multimeter & Megger Meter
  • DC Motor Troubleshooting
  • Mechanical Diagnosis of a DC Electric Motor
  • Testing a DC Motor Armature & Field Windings

Hands-On Motor Troubleshooting Skills with Real-World Applications

Amatrol’s electric motor troubleshooting training system features a motor connection box that, when used in conjunction with the Basic Electrical Machines training system, a multimeter, and megger meter, allows learners to practice hands-on motor troubleshooting skills. This learning system covers a wide variety of areas where failures can occur within AC motors (bearing failure, start windings, centrifugal switch, thermal switch) and DC motors (couplings, brushes, armature, field winding, and power supply). This array of topics allows learners to gain confidence and competence when practicing applicable hands-on skills and to see how they translate to real-world situations.

Additional Electrical Motor Training

The electric motor troubleshooting training system is just one option for electrical motor training from Amatrol. Other options to add onto the Basic Electrical Machines training system include DC Generators (85-MT2B), Alternator/Synchronous Motors (85-MT2C), and Wound Rotor Motors (85-MT2D). The DC Generators training system features resistive and inductive load units to teach the operation, installation, and selection of DC generators for various applications. The Alternator/Synchronous Motors training system includes capacitive load, combination synchronous motor/alternator, and synchronizing lights/switch unit to cover topics like alternator output voltage and frequency, three dark synchronization method, and reversing a synchronous motor. The Wound Rotor Motor training system includes a wound rotor controller and motor to cover topics such as speed controllers, motor reversing, and performance analysis and measurement.

Interactive Electric Motor Troubleshooting eLearning Curriculum

Amatrol's electric motor troubleshooting training system features interactive eLearning curriculum that integrates various types of learning methods to create an engaging, effective learning experience. Amatrol’s multimedia eLearning curriculum includes text with voiceovers, videos, 3D animations, pictures, and interactive activities, quizzes, and self-reviews. Specific electric motor troubleshooting topics covered include: common types of AC and DC electric motor failures; using a multimete and megger to test AC and DC electric motors; and troubleshooting AC and DC electric motors. Within these topics, learners will study objectives like evaluating DC electric motor commutator and brush health; using a multimeter to test DC motor field windings; using a megger to test a single-phase AC electric motor; and troubleshooting faults in a three-phase AC motor.

Free Learning Management System (LMS)

Amatrol eLearning is easy-to-use for both students and instructors. Its web-based interface is simple to navigate and available on any WebGL-compatible Internet browser. Instructors love Amatrol eLearning for its simple, yet sophisticated Learning Management System (LMS). The LMS allows instructors to create custom courses, monitor student participation, track course progress, assess knowledge levels prior to a course, and test knowledge levels after completion. Learners appreciate the fact that they can start and stop as needed, moving through each Amatrol course at their own pace. If a self-review reveals that they didn’t understand a particular topic as well as they thought they did, they can revisit it before moving on.

Expand Your Electrical Motors Training | 85-MT2 Expansion Systems

Amatrol's Basic Electrical Machines Learning System provides a solid foundation to build upon by adding a variety of optional expansion systems to teach additional skills related to

DC generators, alternator/synchronous motors, wound rotor motors, and electrical motor troubleshooting. All of these expansion systems include Amatrol's interactive eLearning.