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How to reset/recalibrate your treadmill after replacing drive or incline motor, Controller or Console.

Make sure you recalibrate your treadmill after installing ANY controller, motor or console. You can NOT over calibrate your treadmill. You want to make sure you adjust your pedometer for the correct operating speed and incline adjustment. First plug in your treadmill, do not stand on the walking belt. Hold down the "Stop" and "Speed +" key and insert the safety key or magnet, let go of the two keys. Now press "Stop" key once. This puts you into the level 2 of calibration. Press the "Speed +" key slowly until you see 85 on the console, (at this point the display is going to show the percentage of motor usage and also the actual walking belt speed) at 85% motor usage your top speed should be between 10 and 10.5 MPH or (of 12 and 12.5) depending on the treadmill. You must know your treadmills top speed. (Important the motor may be damaged if you set the maximum speed higher than the maximum speed that your treadmill is made for). If the speed is higher than 10.5 or 12.5 then you need to turn the potentiometer down to the correct level. The adjustment is made with a phillips screwdriver, and the adjustment point is on the motor controller. It is a little square metal box with a yellow plastic adjustment screw inside. If the speed it to low you need to turn the potentiometer higher. Once the speed is correct you are done calibrating the speed. Press the (-) speed key to lower the percentage to (0). Next press the incline (+) button, this will make the incline motor go all the way to the maximum incline and come all the way down to the level position. Then remove the safety key and the treadmill will reset into the normal manual mode. Double check that the treadmill is operating at the correct speed and incline motor works correctly, by running maximum settings. Once you are done, be sure your treadmill is properly protected from surges from power spikes that can destroy the work you just performed.

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My Sole F63 was working fine. One day, after we unplugged the treadmill and plugged it back in, the treadmill went through a start up process. It elevated the desk for a couple of seconds and stopped and gave an ELEVATION ERROR message. I tried it a couple more times, and the deck would elevate and not go back down. I tried recalibrating the treadmill. I followed the instructions and when it started, it would raise the deck to maximum height and then only go half way down. I tried pushing start and down while inserting the key, but that did not do anything. I tried going into the maintenance mode and the only thing I can get to there is KEY TONE. I just tried reconnecting the wires from the incline motor that plug into the main control board. The main gear shaft looks well lubed (we hardly use the incline feature). I ran the recalibration again and this time I noticed the LED light for UP INLCINE goes on when the deck moves up. The DOWN INCLINE LED goes on, but nothing happens. I am assuming it is the motor, but I would like to hear your opinions before I purchase one.


I would check the main wiring harness, from the motor board to the console. Check the connection where the main frame connects inside the right upright bar. Remove the triangle shaped plastic cover bolt and side it up the upright bar. You will see the harness. Pull it through the acess hole the check the connection.Make sure all connections are tight.inclines motors rarely fail. To get it down you can reverse the red and black wires from the incline motor to the motor controller. Then run the calibration, once it's down just pull the safety key. It could be the display board or MCB

Dec 02, 2014 | Sole Fitness F63 Treadmill

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treadmill incline not working


The incline system may need to be calibrated. To initiate the calibration routine follow the steps below.

Step 1
Place the key into the machine. The key's slot is located on the bottom of the console, below the start and stop buttons.

Step 2
Press any of the incline buttons and then remove the key from the machine while the incline is changing. Pause for a few seconds and then put the key back into the slot.

Step 3
Wait as the treadmill automatically shifts to the highest possible incline and then descends to the lowest level. The treadmill should now be recalibrated.

May 30, 2014 | Nordic Track NordicTrack Treadmill, A2550

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i have an E6 error on my Marquee MT8.12 treadmill. we have tried to recalibrate but nothing happens


please follow the steps and fix it.

causes:safety key faulty +elevation motor not moving+elevation motor screw binding.
solution: replace the s.key +check connection motor +clean and lube the screw
Run again the s. calibration see the steps.

The Steps for Newer Style Console Calibration

  1. Locate the calibration area on the rear or underside of the console (a hole, near the console's center, that goes through to the electronics board. (This hole should not have a screw in it.)

  2. Insert a pencil (eraser end), into the hole and feel around for the cal button (will click when pressed).

  3. Press the button 2 times (with the pencil eraser). The first click should show CL11 in the console, the second click should show CL21.

  4. If the process was done correctly, and CL21 appears in the console, you are in "calibration mode." The next few steps consists of pressing buttons on the console and observing settings. This will not require any other tools.

  5. Press ENTER. CL22 should display in the TIME window and (??) in the SPEED window.

  6. Press ENTER. CL23 should display in the TIME window and (??) in the SPEED window.

  7. Press ENTER. CL24 should display in the TIME window and (??) in the SPEED window.

  8. Press ENTER. CL25 should display in the TIME window and (??) in the SPEED window.

  9. Press ENTER. CL26 should display in the TIME window. You should then see the letter "E."

  10. Press ENTER. You should see "SS" or "55" in the console.

  11. Push the STOP/START button. For safety, at this point, you should step off, or be off, the treadmill.

  12. Push the ENTER button. The walking belt should start to move, accelerate to maximum speed, then stop on its own.

  13. When the belt stops, the incline should self test by raising to its highest incline position, then lowering back down to its lowest position.

  14. Once the incline test is complete, push the POWER button 2 times. The unit should shut off and the console should go completely blank. If this happens, the treadmill is done calibrating and is ready for use.

  15. If the letter "F" appears in the SPEED or INCLINE window when the power button is pressed 2 times, the treadmill is indicating a failure somewhere either in the SPEED or INCLINE (depending on the window the "F" appeared in). Troubleshooting the failure would be the next step.





God bless you

Jan 09, 2013 | Exercise & Fitness

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Sportsart 1200 treadmill E-6 hoe do you recalibrate it?


read the instruction under HOOD motor and proceed according . OTherwise go to the instr. manul and follow the steps for how to enter the s. calibration
if you do not have the manual go to www.fitness.manualsonline.com
God bless you

Nov 30, 2012 | Exercise & Fitness

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Incline not working properly


Please RUN the software calibration for easy diagnose, and troubleshooting and fix it.
2)However test the motor itsel, speed sensor test it for open, dirty, and clean it
3) Lube the elevation motor shaft, gear.
4) See the diagram attached.

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