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I get an L5 Err message and the treadmill will not move.

While it was in operation (just before dying), there was a burning smell of plastic.  If anyone has had this problem, please let me know the resolution.
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Not a chance this is speed sensor related, the probability that a magnetic pickup is "fried" is near zero. This is a classic over current problem caused by lack of lubrication / old belt and deck. Something on the motor controller melted (hence the smell of burning plastic). This will need to be replaced most likely although these units contain a slow blow ceramic fuse that may have tripped first. At any rate the unit should be tested for current draw before being put into regular use again.

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Sounds to me like your speed sensor fried itself. The speed sensor is on the pulley that turns the belt. If you're under warranty them give bowflex a call. If not under warranty you can still call and order the part. Porbably about $20 for a new sensor.

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