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Seemed to get slower and then just stopped working, everything on the console lights up but the motor doesn't run
You can see if the motor is the direct issue by disconnecting power from the machine.
Go under the hood and remove the pos and neg terminal from the lower control which are connected to your drive motor.
Use a Vexlar battery or the battery from a cordless drill. Tough the positive and negative terminals to the corresponding connection on the battery source.
The battery will make the motor run at a slow speed.
You can also take the pos and neg terminals from the motor and touch them together. If you manually spin the motor there will be a considerable amount of resistance fi the motor is functioning. if there is no difference in resistance with the terminals completing a circuit or not completing the issue is inside the motor.
Chech the motor to see if you have replaceable motor brushes, these are designed to wear out and are replaceable.
The Greatest issue is you are not recieving an error code on the screen about the motor not responding. Calibration of speed is an option, but the issue could go into the MCB (motor control board), large and only circuit board under the hood. The MCB is probably bad because it is not communicating the issue and the motor may also have issues if it doesn;t respond to any of the testing steps above.
Posted on Jan 05, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I have the exact same problem with the very same treadmill that i bouth 10 years ago and it has been sitting for 5 years unused. The last time it was turned on it worked but now that I plug it in and try to start it, everything works but the belt drive motor. Any ideas?
Posted on Feb 09, 2010
I had the same problem. I even ordered a $300 controller board. The new board didn't work either. That's when I started checking voltages from the control board to the motor. That was good. Lastly I checked the brushes. Almost nothing left. . . The motor started working again after I put everything back together. I need to order new brushes and return that contoller board.
Posted on Apr 12, 2010
Unplug your treadmill and remove motor shroud ,locate Motor control board their a series of LEDs . Now without getting on treadmill hit start look down and you should a light starting to flicker this is your PWM signal, t the upper console sends a signal to the lower board and instructs the motor to start. This tells me that the upper board and cable are functioning properly and our problem is either the board or motor.
DC motors can be easily tested in a number of ways. Many times a motor is replaced only to find another problem exists so be sure to test the motor if you think it is a problem. Methods to test a motor: 1) Cordless drill battery- get a fully-charged, 18 volt (preferred) cordless drill battery and on most treadmills connect the red and black motor leads to the battery (some have different colors but if you have two wires and get it hooked up backwards, the motor will just run backwards and won’t be harmed). If good, the motor should operate at about 1 MPH. 2) Car battery- these are 12VDC high amp batteries so the motor will turn slowly but you can walk on the belt. Always be careful with battery acid on these things so we don’t recommend bringing them in the house…take the treadmill to the battery.
If the motor test good then all fingers point to the Motor Control Board replace the board. When was the last time lubricated the running deck?
Answer: Never ! Then I suggest you purchase lubricant and apply it on the deck about 75% to 85% of the problems are belt and deck related.
Posted on May 23, 2010
Testimonial: "Many thanks for prompt response, seems that the treadmill works only when in the upright position and not the horizontal as per normal. Gonna have to learn to run up walls i guess"
To find a specific bearing that has gone bad in a treadmill you can use a long handled screwdriver and touch it to a non-moving portion of the rollers and then put your ear up to the handle and the screwdriver will amplify the noise of the part so you can find out which part is making the noise. If it is a bearing, it will be obvious which part is the problem because the grinding noise of the bad bearing with be amplified by the screwdriver.
Posted on Jun 11, 2010
The manual said that after lubricating the deck, press Stop and Speed buttons together for 5 minutes and this will reset the lubrication message and the treadmill should work.
Posted on Aug 22, 2010
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