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Keep getting lube belt on start up. treadmill belt does not start when lube belt reset. speed sensor and front roller already replaced and did not fix problem..
If the steps to reset the UCB and MCB when the "warning phrase" phrase appears is being done correctly, then the issue is with either of the two boards.
The UCB (upper control board) is in the console unit and is most likely not the issue, its the information center communicating the key controls to the MCB (Motor control board) under the motor hood. The MCB is a common issue on many machines. Check all the cables and connections for any burning on the cable ends or connections, this would be an issue with "dirty" power - bad power source.
Many MCB issues come from not vac out the motor hood often enough and dust shorts the board out. Also, machine should not be run through an extension cord or off an NON-dedicated outlet. Both are associated with "dirty" power.
The MCB is similar to the brain of the machine. The front roller and speed sensor work together to calibrate speed in relation to what the motor believes it is operating at. If there is a contridiction the MCB will either produce an error code on the display screen or adjust the speed of the motor to the correct speed. IF the roller is operating faster or driving the motor faster then the motor want to operate at it will usually trip an "over speed" error.
The issue is probably with the MCB, not a cheap a part. Try and find your machine on FitnessRepairParts.com for a price qoute or have alocal service tech from the store you bought it from come out and fix it.
Worst case scenerio is you replace all the expensive parts and find out it the data cable from the UCB ot the UCB or the power cord. Most companies supply the appropriate numbers from their tech website
to be determined with a multimeter.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I have the same problem. The white wheel on the end of the front roller is probably stripped out, and it spins when weight is applied. You can order a new front roller online for around $100.
Posted on Jul 14, 2009
message "LUBE" or "LUBE BELT" scrolls across the console display window.
The treadmill will not operate while the message is displayed.
Reset the console by pressing the STOP and SPEED “+” or “^” for five seconds.
Posted on Jul 29, 2010
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It is necessary to lubricate your treadmill running deck every six months or 150 miles to maintain optimal performance. Once the treadmill reaches 150 miles, the console will display the message "LUBE" or "LUBE BELT". The treadmill will not operate while the message is showing. Hold Stop for 5 seconds to suspend message for 5 miles. Your treadmill came with a bottle of lubricant which can be used for two applications. If you need lubricant, contact Horizon Fitness. Only use lubricant provided by Horizon Fitness.
• Turn off the treadmill with the on/off switch, then unplug the power
cord at the wall outlet.
• Loosen both the rear roller bolts. (For best results, place two removable
marks on both sides of the frame and note roller position). Once the
belt is loosened, take the bottle of lubricant and apply it to the entire
top surface of the running deck. Tighten both rear roller bolts
(matching up the marks for proper position) to original position. After
you have applied lubricant, plug in the power cord, insert the safety
key, start the treadmill and walk on the belt for two minutes to spread
• Lubricate the air shocks with Teflon based spray.
• Once lubrication is complete, reset the console by pressing and holding 'STOP' and Speed '+' buttons for 5 seconds.
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