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Check the gear on this motor maybe broken .

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  • Lex Smith Apr 04, 2015

    check the gear on this motor maybe broken .if ok check electrical switching

  • Lex Smith Apr 04, 2015

    check the gear on this motor maybe broken .if ok check electrical switching

  • Lex Smith Apr 04, 2015

    check the gear on this motor maybe broken .if ok check electrical switching



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My treadmill won't go down the platform how to lower it please help

If it is stuck in the incline position all you need to do is re-calibrate most of the time

The first step to re-calibrate the incline. ProForm provides calibration instructions in the treadmill owner's manual.

Hold down the "Stop" button and the "Speed" up button. Insert the safety key into the console then release the "Stop" and "Speed" buttons.

Press the "Stop" button then press either the "Incline" up or down button. Wait while the treadmill raises then lowers the incline ramp. Press the "Stop" button and remove the safety key.

Hope this helps or solves the problem, if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us at 888-713-2880 or visit us online at

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LUBE or wax the deck belt, this happen because you do not have schedule maintenance according with the owner manual. The machine shut down for autoprotection in electronic system Do it NOW.
2) LUBe the rollers bearint too with WD-40 only for rollers
3) Test the drive belt motor, for worn or cracking belt, replace or adjust it
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5) Test the output voltage board, for input voltage motor, if there are NOT the board is faulty.
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Lower incline

Dear Sir:

I STRONG recommend RUN the calibration Software Inmediately, for eay Diagnose and troubleshooting, most of them instruction has coming in the Hood of Motor, follow the instruction or use your instruction manual.

Adjust the sensor speed attached the diagram. Tight the wires from sensor speed. The sensor speed can be faulty. Adjust the Pot with the gear in the same motor, both can be faulty. And finally the main motor board can be wrong. sincerely.

God bless you.

ernesto cuadra
managua, nicaragua.

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If your incline is not working it can be a few different things.
1)There may not be any signal from the console which could be a damaged cable tight the flexible cable vs keypanel( spray too with contact cleaner spray) vs display board.
2) the console itself has failed :tigh the connector comming to lower board (main motor controller board).
3)The motor control board may have failed from a worn treadmill belt and deck(exchange it) Test if the Voltage with DVOM is there present 120VAC
4) the motor may have burnt out Test the motor with 120VAC.
5)also a potentiometer geared to the motor so the console knows what height the incline is at ADJUST IT.
6) the gearing can slip, giving the console false information which can cause chassis damage FAULTY.
12_7_2011_6_27_57_pm.gifNow with the block diagram you will have strong resultant for determine what is wrong. This I did for people like you, and to know how the main motor board controls functions by 90% aprox of any treadmills. sincerely.

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incline Motor is not working it can be a few different things.
1) may not be any signal from the console which could be a damaged cable(tight the flexible cable from keypanel vs display board)
2) Tight the connector from display board vs lower board ( main motor controller board the console itself has failed.
3) The motor control board may have failed from a worn treadmill belt and deck measure 120VAC input for the board
5) the motor may have burnt out Test try to measure 120VAC.
6) potentiometer geared to the motor adjust it so the console knows what height the incline is at.
7) the gearing can slip, giving the console false information which can cause chassis damage.
Now see the block diagaram that I did , for person like you, for to know how the main motor board has aprox 90% of functions of any treadmills. sincerely. Good luck, G-d bless you.


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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.

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