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I have a Proform 970 Treadmill and the speed function is not working properly on the console, help

I have a Profom 970 Treadmill and the speed control on the console will not lower the speed in increments. Also, I can only use the manual setting, can't get other functions to work. Help

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Run the software calibration for easy diagnostic and fix it. Go under the HOOD cover motor, and see the instruction. God bless you

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Run the software calibration, go under the HOOD cover motor, and see the instruction, for easy diagnostic and fix it. God bless yo
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