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Bowflex treadclimber seems really stiff and cannot walk upright without holding bar

I cannot walk more than 5 minutes and have to hold onto the bar to keep my back straight. I have been a very experienced treadmill walker and never had this problem even when upping the incline. I am wondering if we failed to loosen something - we have it set at the minimum level - or does it need oiling? thanks!

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SOURCE: Bowflex Treadclimber tc 1000 turns off

Hi,
Problem could be low colant, water pump, fan not kicking on (bad sen or bad fan motor) radiator dirty,
so the Treadclimber not working properly.
I hope this helps u
Thanks for using FixYa.

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

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SOURCE: the machine will quit wright after you start and

Had my TC5000 for a year and this is the first time this happened. I use it everyday. Googled "Bowflex Teadclimber error codes" and found this link  download.dfxi.com/supportdocs/AM/Bowflex/BFX_TC135_AM_2008.pdf which is a pdf manual. 
I'm going to try this fix now, hope it works for you and me
Here's what it says for ERR LS:
Belts stop turning and “err LS” or “err OS” is displayed Calibration Re-calibrate machine using Owner’s Manual calibration procedure. Speed sensor 1. Cycle power off and on. 2. Put the machine in calibration mode (see Calibration procedure in Owner’s Manual) but do not start the calibration routine. 3. Remove right rear plastic cover to view LED diagnostics on control board. Caution: Machine is on. Current is active!! 4. Locate LED D on the motor controller board. LED may be lit or unlit. 5. Manually advance the treadle with your foot, and check if LED D is blinking. 6. If LED D is not blinking, then the speed sensor is not supplying a signal. Check that the speed sensor wire is plugged into the motor controller board, to the connection labeled “P1”. Check connection of speed sensor to jumper wire. Check speed sensor adjustment (use business card to set gap between sensor and pulley). If LED D still does not flash replace sensor. I/O cables If LED D is flashing when the belts are turning but err LS or OS persists check connections and for signs of visible damage to any of the three I/O cables. If no damage, check continuity using a multi-meter. If a multi-meter is not available contact customer service for replacement cables and further assistance.
Mike

Posted on May 30, 2009

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SOURCE: calibration fail message on bowflex treadclimber.....help

Unplug your machine, restart it and try to calibrate it one more time. I had to do this with mine and it did take more than one try to get it to recalibrate again.

Posted on Jul 29, 2009

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SOURCE: bowflex treadmill series 7 saying safe out

I had the same problem, however the treadmill remained in 'safe out' status even when the Safety pull pin was correctly inserted.
The cause of my fault was that one of the kids decided to insert a wrist watch into the round hole located on the control panel's lower cover. In doing so this unplugged the cable conector for the magnetic switch which operates the 'safe out' function, from the main circuit board. The repair was quick and easy, i turned the power off, removed the bottom cover from the control panel and simply plugged the magnetic switch back into the main circuit board and all was back to normal.

Posted on Dec 21, 2009

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SOURCE: my bowflex treadclimber starts for abut 3sec then

The machine needs to be re-calibrated if its an L5 error.
Your speed sensor must have been damaged either during shipping or use. You'll need a new one. If under warranty - give Bowflex a call. They will ship you out a new sensor and guide you through installing it via the phone... re-calibrating the machine... and getting it operational again. It will take about 2 hours.

Posted on Jan 22, 2011

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