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I have a sportcraft tx 5.0 rc treadmill. My treadmill runs for seven seconds then turns off with a three on the left side of the screen. I read up on this and saw that its an error code 3 meaning issue with the speed sensor. I've tried adjusting the position of the sensor with no luck. When I turn the black disc wheel the red LED blinks dim to bright, so it looks like the sensor is registering. Though when I turn it on and run it, the LED go solid red( I was thinking of because how fast it's spinning). But I'm not sure what to do at this point.

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See the video how to lube and proceed according. use silicone or wax.
lube the rollers bearing too.
test the input voltage motor, if there are the motor need repair, see my personal TIPS for motor help
test the output voltage board, for input voltage motor, if there are NOT the board is faulty. see the block diagram attached
God bless you

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SOURCE: 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.

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SOURCE: My TX 5.0 RC Sportcraft

You will have to unscrew that part out of the treadmill and take it out, and then put it back in to see if that makes any difference. If for some reason that does not work, you may have to contact the company to get a replacement on your treadmill, or to see if they wil fix it for you. Since each treadill is different, defects are inevitable, so a person will have to use consider going this route if all else fails.

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