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Hi, sportcraft tx305 treadmill, bought second hand, err1, the only thing I did to it was clean it!

Every thing works but the belt doesnt turn when you hit start and after a moment, it flashes err1

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SOURCE: TX 4.9 sportcraft treadmill

Info from PDF files located on Sportcrafts website under manuals.
E3 – No speed sensor reading. Unit shuts down. This is the most difficult repair diagnose. The speed
sensor is connected to the frame of the treadmill near the drive pulley on the front roller. There is a
small magnet on the side of the pulley wheel. The sensor tip must be no more than 5mm from the
magnet. If for any reason the distance is greater than 5mm the treadmill will shutdown
Adjust or replace speed sensor.
Treadmill: Speed Sensor Replacement
1. Make sure your treadmill is unplugged before you begin.
2. Remove the motor cover located in the front of your treadmill, it is held on by a few screws.
3. Locate your speed sensor; it is the small T shaped part with a red and black wire coming from it.
4. Remove the 2 screws in the speed sensor and remove the old sensor.
5. Place the adjustment holder on the frame with the open holes facing the pulley wheel, the prongs facing
up and way from the pulley wheel. Insert the screws but don’t tighten fully.
6. Now place the speed sensor over the prongs with the square part facing the pulley wheel and the red and
black wire to the far right.
7. Plug the treadmill back in and slide the speed sensor until it is 5mm from the magnet inside the pulley
wheel, you may have to do this several times until you can position it so it no longer shuts down. Use 2
nickels to figure out the spacing. The width of 2 nickels is 5mm.
8. Once you find the correct position tighten the screws all the way; being careful not to touch any of the other electronics
9. Place the motor cover back on and enjoy your machine.

Posted on Oct 17, 2009

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SOURCE: Sportcraft TX 2.5 treadmill - error code 3 - stops

Sorry I dont have the solution but I have the same problem.
Read somewhere that Sportcraft control boards had
a design flaw.

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SOURCE: My sportcraft tx 2.5 treadmill does not have the safety key

any round magnet that will fit in the hole will work.

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SOURCE: Proform 590 HR Treadmill. Belt won't run

Hi, i fixed one just the other day, the control unit fails.
broddersbaldrick on a big auction site fixes them :)
Hope this helps

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SOURCE: Can I fix my Sportcraft TX400 Treadmill ?

adjusting the belt

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Error code message

What Does Your Treadmill's Error Code Mean? - LifeSpan

May 21, 2015 - If the running belt stops after 6 seconds of starting the treadmill, this may indicate that either the ... If there is no belt movement, or you notice a burning smell coming from the motor area, this ... An E6 or E7 error code is an incline error code. ... This will cause the incline motor to raise the running deck up.

ERROR 6: INCLINE ERROR - CHECK INCLINE OPERATION AND CALIBRATION. ERROR ... ERROR 1-1: AC SERVO ERROR - AC SERVO MOTOR ENCODER HAS FAILED ... error codes listed by category: treadmills, bikes, elliptical trainers. ...ERR1 Condition 1: Press speed key; walk belt doesn't move; ERR1 appears.

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Jan 19, 2016 | Exercise & Fitness

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How long does it take for someone to help me, on this site.

How fast you get answers depends on many factors. I just picked up your question but have spent time finding and reading the manual. I am by no means a treadmill expert, but my first thought was treadmill belt tension was too loose to keep the movement sensor happy.

Moving the belt manually would be irrelevant as the electronics would not be monitoring to throw up the E1 Error..

The manual tells you to check all these things.

Loss of Feedback Speed Sensor disconnected Check Speed Sensor
Speed Sensor Misaligned Check Sensor position
Faulty Speed Sensor Replace Speed Sensor
Loose Display Connection Check Display Cable
Faulty MCB (D2 LED on) Replace MCB
Faulty Drive Motor Replace Drive Motor

If BH Fitness are being no help, I would be asking them to take the machine away or get it fixed on-site.

So does the belt turn when you switch it on? Is the belt centrally aligned when it spins?

Page 35 shows belt adjustment and I would guess tension although not specifically mentioned.

Jan 05, 2016 | Bh Fitness TS2 Folding Treadmill

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I have a Sportsart 1050l give's error 1?

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ERR1 Definition: The display board CPU didn't receive the optic sensor signal. • Explanation: After processing by the drive board, the optic sensor signal travels the 16-pin cable to the display board CPU, which determines motor speed. Components involved include the optic sensor, optic sensor wheel, 16-pin cable, drive board, display board, and connections.

ERR1 Condition: Press speed key; walk belt doesn't move; ERR1 appears. 1. Drive Board a) Inspect drive board components for signs of damage, like bulging, burnt or cracked spots. b) Inspect connections to the drive board, including the ribbon cable (at the display and drive boards), drive motor, incline motor, etc. loose connections are a common cause of ERR1. c) Check the drive board lED Turn on the unit. The should be lit. The EMG indicator should light up and then extinguish after the unit powers up. A lingering EMG light indicates drive circuit trouble, but it can also light up if drive board connections to motors and other components aren't secure. d) Test whether the drive board is sending power to the motor. Put the muttimeter to the DC setting. Disconnect the motor M+M- wires from the drive board. Place probes on the drive board M+ M- terminals. Put the treadmill safety key in place; turn on the power; walk on the treadmill so that the ClK lED lights (this preempts the display from detecting no optic sensor signaling and immediately giving you an ERR1 message, thus allowing you to get a power reading); press the speed up key. The meter should show some voltage. If there's no voltage, inspect the ribbon cable and display board. If they appear OK, suspect the drive board. e) Test drive board components for a short. See Components in the Basic Electronics. 2. Ribbon Cable a) Check the ribbon cable and its connections. Link a spare cable from the drive board to the display board, outside the unit. Test the unit. If it works with the spare cable, replace the original cable. b) Or, if you don't have a spare ribbon cable, test ribbon cable continuity. Wrap solder wire around each probe so you can insert probes into the ribbon cable connector, testing one wire at a time for continuity. 3. Display Board a) Press down on the display board ICs. If you have a working unit of the same kind, swap the display board onto this unit. Test. If all works well and no ERR message appears, replace the original display board. a) Reed Switch (Applies to models with magnetic safety keys only.) Put the safety key in place over the reed switch. Put the meter to the 200 Ohm setting. Place probes on both ends of the reed switch. Meter should show 0 Ohm. If the meter doesn't get a reading, replace the reed switch. 4. Treadmill Motor a) Rotate the motor. It should rotate smoothly. Grinding or sticking indicates wear. b) Check the motor brushes. Uneven wear indicates worn brushes. Minimum brush length: 1/2 inch. Turn the brushes around and reinsert them. Rotate the flywheel. If the motor grinds or sticks, put brushes back in their original position. c) Check motor resistance: Turn off unit. Disconnect the motor M+ M- cables from the drive board. Put multimeter setting to Ohms. Place probes into the motor wire M+ M- ends. Normal reading: 1 Ohm. Move the flywheel slightly and take another reading. Take a few readings, moving the flywheel slightly after each. Readings should be consistent. If the meter shows OL at any test point, replace the motor. 5. Transformer a) Put the meter to the AC setting. Place the meter probes on the transformer output wire connectors on the drive board. Turn on the unit. There should be output voltage. If not, replace the transformer. • 11XX/12XX brown-brown: 10.5VAC • 31 XXl32XXl61 XXl62XX white-white: 12.5 VAC • 6005 yellow-yellow: 11.0 VAC If ERR1 is not resolved, see ERR1 with walk belt movement. • • • • ERR1 Condition: Press speed key; walk belt moves; ERR1 appears. 1. Tachometer Wheel Make sure the tachometer wheel: a) Rotates in the middle of the optic sensor. b) Is clean and free of cobwebs and dust. c) Doesn't have broken or bent teeth. d) Is fastened securely on the motor bracket If the wheel has visible damage, replace it. 2. Optic Sensor Make sure that the optic sensor signal is getting to the drive board. a) With power on, turn the drive motor. The CLK indicator (an lED on the drive board) should light. This means that the optic sensor signal is reaching the drive board. If the ClK indicator doesn't light, replace the optic sensor. b) Push the treadmill belt while pushing speed up key. If ERR1 doesn't appear until you stop pushing the belt, and the display speed values increase, then the optic sensor is good. (On units without a ClK indicator, check optic sensor output voltage: (a) put probes on optic sensor output (b) turn the motor (c) if voltage doesn't vary, replace the optic sensor.) 3. Ribbon Cable a) Check the ribbon cable and its connections. Link a spare cable from the drive board to the display board, outside the unit. Test the unit. If it works with the spare cable, replace the original cable. b) Or, if you don't have a spare ribbon cable, test ribbon cable continuity. Wrap solder wire around each probe so you can insert probes into the ribbon cable connector, testing one wire at a time for continuity. 4. Drive Board Check whether drive board components are burnt or cracked. Check component connections. A drive board power component short usually results in a huge burst of power, making the walk belt speed dangerously, before ERR1 appears. If the walk belt moves before ERR1 appears, but not very, very fast, suspect the optic sensor. 5. Treadmill Motor a) Rotate the motor. It should rotate smoothly. Grinding or sticking indicates wear. b) Check motor resistance. Turn off unit. Disconnect the motor M+ M- cables from the drive board. Put multimeter setting to Ohms. Place probes into the motor cable M+ M- ends. Normal reading: 1-2 Ohm. If there's no reading (OL), replace the motor. c) Check the motor brushes. Uneven wear indicates worn brushes. Minimum brush length: 1/2 inch. Turn brushes around and reinsert them; rotate the flywheel by hand. If it rotates worse than before, put brushes back in their original position. d) High amp draw can indicate a bad motor. Other factors would be a worn walk belt and deck. Run unit power through a current meter. Tum on the unit. Normal amp draw at 3 MPH with no load on the walk belt is 1/2 to 1 Amp. 6. Display Board ICs Make sure that IC contacts on the display board are good. Press firmly on the ICs. Make sure you have the latest CPU version. If ERR1 is not resolved, see ERR1 no walk belt movement.

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Sep 15, 2013 | Exercise & Fitness

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My Sportcraft TX-400 Treadmill shuts off after 7 seconds

Dear sIR:
This by lack of LUBE, in your schedule maintenance DECK BELT. maybe the belt is worn.
2) Lube the roller bearing.
3) Align the belt see the diagrams
4) Test the input voltage motor, if there are voltage motor, the motor need repair.
5) Test the output voltage board, for input voltage motor, if there are NOT the board is faulty.
Now you can RUN the software calibration for diagnose, troubleshooting. See my personal TIPS for HELPs too.

sincerely. God bless you

May 06, 2012 | Sportcraft TX 400 Walking Belt

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Treadmill stops after 7 seconds

you have a broken spinner. Take hte motor cover off and look on the opposite side of the motor. there will be a partof the spinner wheel there. I have yet to find a way to short cirut the connectors nor a replacement wheel.

Feb 16, 2010 | RTO Image 15.0R Treadmill Walking Belt

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I have a sportcraft tx 2.5 treadmill thats needs it stops on 7 sec evertime i moved and lost the manual to it what should i do

Can you give more details? are you saying it stops 7 seconds after you step on it, (every time)?

If so, have you had the treadmill a while? this is an indicator of a worn belt. the belt is not sliding like it should, and drawing too much current. your control board will 'clip' the current off after a pre-set time, to avoid burning up components.

other things it could be:
1. your belt is too tight. did you tighten it lately? When did your treadmill start doing this?
2. The motor is going bad, and drawing too much current.
3. motor control board is bad.

look at your motor's current rating: measure the current draw when you get on it. if the current draw is ~ 80% of the rated current of the motor, and your belt is good,..and not too tight, it could be the motor.

if the treadmill is stopping while only drawing 4 or 5 amps, I would lean towards the control board is bad.

cheapest way to get started troubleshooting. Ensure the belt is not too tight, (adjust to only about 3 inches slack, when you pull up on it). next. buy some belt lubricant and lube it up.

If this doesn't fix your problem, keep looking for other fixya help. someone with SportCraft TX 2.5 specific experience. Sorry, I only have generic help here.

good luck.

Jan 25, 2010 | Exercise & Fitness

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I just bought a sportsart 6320 treadmill second hand and on the screen now it says (err1) and will not start everything else comes on but soon as you push the run button it goes into this err1 mode, can...

Hi Les

Did not know you were out there! Unplug your unit take the motor shroud off on the motor their are black caps on each side these contain motor brushes pull them out 9 out of 10 times they will be less than 3/8" in length you'll need replace them. Call Sports Art @ 1-866-709-1750 they will sell you those brushes

Dec 17, 2009 | Exercise & Fitness

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Treadmill tx400 wont work for llonger then 6 seconds

Sportcraft tradmill are very safe. First check and make sure there are no recalls on you unit. Do that on line or call Walmart where you most lickly got you treadmill. Try lubing you deck wich is under the belt. This is something that needs to be done to stop friction... Frition may have worn down the motor. Get back to me

Oct 10, 2009 | Exercise & Fitness

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