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True 850 treadmill, no incline, motor makes noise even after we hit stop and get off of machine

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SOURCE: Pro Form 745cs Treadmill does not incline

my sisters roller broke of the back end and detached from the plastic end can this be fixed?

Posted on Oct 10, 2009

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SOURCE: Pro-Form Sport 1000 treadmill does not stop inclining

Do a Calibration on the treadmill. Take out the safety key. With 2 fingers, hold down the stop button and the speed up or spped plus button. keep holding them down as you insert the safety key, then let go of both.
Press the stop button 1 time, you should see all 0's in the windows, or EP 2P or something weird like that.
Press the Incline up button and then wait. If the incline go up until it stalls then down until it stalls the stops at the bottom, the you are recalibrated, take out the safery key and put it back in to see if all is well. If the incline takes off up again without touching a button, the you have wiring problems or control problems. Call service company to get it repaired.

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

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SOURCE: Image 10.0 treadmill incline not working

I have a image 10.0 treadmill. I recently started running on it about 2 weeks now, my problem is that now when i put the red plastic card in the console to start it up, the console completely lights up and starts to buzz, and i won't start. I've unplugged it, it worked, then when i shut it off again and reinsert the red plastic card it does the same thing. What is this problemand what can i do?

Posted on Mar 23, 2010

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SOURCE: Treadmill incline error

Try this, it fixed it for me, if it doesn't work let me know

I bought a used Precor 9.4 treadmill, but the incline adjustment was not working.
So, I did the following.
1. Turn off, unplug the treadmill and wait for an hour (this is for safety
2. Remove the black motor cover
3. Observe the transformer to the right of the motor and towards the belt ( I point to it in the video)
This transformer converts DC electricity to AC electricity and the AC current goes directly to the Incline motor which is in the black box towards the front of the machine.
4. On mine the wires had come loose from the transformer, they were soldered on very poorly, the wires are stiff and you should be able to see 4 wires coming from the top of the circuit board and plugging into the transformer, I had three of the 4 wires loose.
5. If you are not comfortable working with electronics or soldering DO NOT DO THIS REPAIR, you could get shocked very badly if you just go poking around in there with metal objects, get a friend who knows how to solder or hire someone.

6. It took about 5 minutes I just heated up my $10 soldering gun from radio shack and soldered all the loose wires that were about a millimeter away from the tabs on the back of the transformer, and VOILA! The incline now works!

Posted on Mar 25, 2010

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SOURCE: My treadmill is stuck in the max incline position

If the incline moves but only just a bit, it could be a problem as simple as the gearbox on the motor being jammed. We remove the motor from the treadmill, reconnect the wiring, and then try to run the incline motor outside the treadmill. Many times, this will unjam it if that is the problem and then reinstalling it in the treadmill will get it to work. If you have the same problem or it doesn’t run outside the machine and you can hear it try to work, you need to replace the incline motor.

Posted on Jun 11, 2010

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Why does my treadmill stop after a few seconds then error code E1 displays. What do i do?

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True Treadmill Errors and Service Messages
  • The True 600, 700, 725 and 750 series treadmills are equipped with built-in diagnostics and maintenance reminders that display either an error message or service message as they occur.
  • The error messages that may be displayed by the built-in diagnostics are as follows:
    • E1:INCLINE
      • This means that the incline is moving when it has not been commanded to.
    • E1:MINIMUM
      • This is a minimum incline calibrating error that can be cleared by calibrating the incline.
    • E1:RANGE
      • This means the difference between the treadmills zero position and maximum incline is not sufficient.
    • E1:STALL
      • This means that the incline is not moving when it has been commanded to.
      • This occurs when acceleration greater than 2.1 mph occurs as this is greater acceleration than anticipated.
    • E2:CAL
      • This means feedback cannot reduce or increase speed to target and error can be cleared by calibrating treadmill.
    • E3:EEPROM
      • This error happens when a data error is detected on the EEprom. The control panel needs replaced if this error occurs.
    • E5:SENSOR
      • This error occurs when there is no speed or RPM feedback detected from speed sensor.
  • The service messages that may be displayed by the built-in maintenance reminders are as follows:
    • S1:LUBE
      • This service message displays when it is time for inspection of the deck lubrication system.
    • S2:CLEAN
      • This service message displays every 500 miles and is your prompt to clean the treadmill.
    • S3:MOTOR
      • This service message displays every 2500 hours and is your prompt to check the motor brushes.
  • This information should help you understand the cause of the error message or code and how to take action to repair your True treadmill

Errors for True Treadmills E5 Sensor E2 Cal S1 Lube and more

Oct 12, 2015 | Exercise & Fitness

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Making very loud whistle noise

Be sure to verify if you are getting the noise while you are physically on the machine or with no one on it
Creaking or squeaking while running on the machine usually indicates an issue in your incline motor, deck frame, springs, and or pivot points

A loud grumbling noise getting louder and louder while elevating speed, usually means you have a bad bearing

Any knocking noise coming from a treadmill indicates bad bearings in your front roller, rear roller, or drive motor

Isolate the bearings in the front and rear rollers from the drive motor bearings

To test: Unplug machine, remove the main shroud, remove drive belt from drive motor and front roller pulley

After doing so, move the treadmill belt by itself by pushing it backward or forward with just your hands and listen for any noise, if you get any noise it is most likely coming from either the front or rear roller. To isolate the noise out of the two rollers you must remove the rollers and turn each one individually.

If no noise with the first test, go ahead and start the machine and run it at a low speed. You want to listen for noise, if you get knocking or grumbling while drive motor is running with no drive belt attached then the issue is in your Drive Motor.

A lot of times simple maintenance will save your treadmill from noise, you want to make sure and lubricate your treadmills *pivot points. Incline motor bolt, shaft, deck screws, and or any *pivot points on the bottom of your machine. Metal on metal *pivot points are usually the culprit in most cases.

*Pivot points are just areas of high friction where there may be a bolt, washer, and nut attached to the base of your frame or any hinges on your folding type treadmills. Metal to metal needs to be lubricated to minimize wear and tear of those areas.

Synthetic grease works best or any spray on lubrication works fine if you do not want to remove any bolts or hardware.
If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to call us or visit us online
888-713-2880 or

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Why is my true 400p stuck on maximum incline and will not lower?

It is likely the connections to the incline motor are loose or the incline motor itself is faulty. Refer Troubleshooting section in the manual which you can download from this site.

True Fitness RESIDENTIAL TREADMILL Owner Manual 400 ManualsOnline com

Aug 21, 2014 | Exercise & Fitness

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The incline motor makes a noise near (but not at) the lowest elevation when rising or lowering. The noise is somewhat metal-on-metal and only lasts 1 second or less. Is this a concern? Is there anything...

Incline Motor

Treadmill manufactures publish user's guides that contain running deck incline operation procedures and warnings. Typical guides include weight limits and conditions for use. Most treadmills are designed to manage up to 250 pounds of weight. Operating the incline with excessive weight on the deck or cycling through numerous incline setting in succession can tax the incline motor. In time, the normal sound of the incline motor may become louder when the feature is used inappropriately.

Jul 25, 2011 | Nordic Track NordicTrack Treadmill, A2550

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My proform tl 585 is stuck on an incline. when i try to lower the incline, the button does nothing. the incline could still raise, but obviously i'd rather lower it than raise it more.

Take the cover off and inspect the wiring. Make sure all the wires from the incline motor are connected.
If all the wires are connected and everything looks OK, try the incline again.
There are only 3 wires on the incline motor, red, white and black. This machine does not rely on any electronics to operate the incline. We know the motor works, because it will go up..Likely the switch in the console is defective.
To lower the incline, reverse the black and red wires, that will make up go down and vice versa.. If that doesn't work, the motor is likely defective.
The incline motor is available, around $110. To order find the model number on the frame of the treadmill and call the service number found there. Have your model number ready (starts with "P").
The console is no longer available.

Feb 27, 2011 | Proform 585 CS Treadmill

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My incline doesn't work

Does it make any noise? You can always isolate the incline motor from the rest of the treadmill and use a 110v jumper cord from white to black or white to red and check to see if the incline motor works with the jumper cord. If so than you know the problem is in the electrical of the treadmill.

Aug 21, 2010 | RTO Image 15.0R Treadmill Walking Belt

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Lifefitness TR 9000 treadmill - 1997 model

Because you are hearing the lift motor making a noise, it sounds like the gears in the motor are bad. The fix is to replace the lift motor.

Apr 28, 2010 | Life Fitness 9000 Next Generation...

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How do I fix my Endurance Treadmill TF3i Err7 problem? I stopped during operation.

Unplug unit remove motor shroud check connections on lower board (incline board). I believe their is a 3 amp fuse in circuit check with multi meter to see if open replace fuse power up unit and if it blows the fuse then replace incline motor and if not, then use engine mode press stop then Incline + or - to force incline up to max incline then bring it down to 0 then turn off power then wait 10 seconds then hit power on then if error does not appear then hit start and resume using unit. If the procedure above does not activate unit then replace board.

Apr 15, 2010 | Endurance T3 Treadmill

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Incline problem

Make surt that there is nothing under the treadmill that could get caught in the mechanism.

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