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My treadmill all of the sudden only runs to 6 mph even though the speed is set at 10 mph. The belts are tight, no loose wires. Does anyone have an idea of where to start?

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Check the speed switch/potentiometer. It is probably dirty or broken.

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Sole treadmill displays LS1 error as soon as I press start.


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Belt Too Tight A walking belt that is too loose will slip and one that is too tight runs slowly. Adjust the tension by inserting a 6 mm Allen wrench into the hole in the right end cap at the back of the deck. This gives you access to the tension bolt. Turn the wrench counterclockwise no more than a 1/4 turn at a time to decrease tension or the opposite way to increase tension. Do not tighten more than necessary to eliminate slippage of the belt on the front roller. You must also then adjust for tracking due to increased belt tension by turning both tracking bolts on each side of the end of the rail 1/4 at a time.
Belt Lubrication Sole treadmill belts come pre-lubricated, but after the first 50 hours of use you will need to lubricate the machine again. Use only lubricant sold by Sole. The treadmill can go for another 1,000 hours of use before another lubrication if it is cleaned regularly. If the belt is running slow and you have done everything else, it may be that your belt is ready ahead of schedule. Spread an entire tube width-wise across the center of the deck. The place where your feet hit when walking or running is the ideal location for the lubricant.

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Dear Sir:

Please adjust the sensor speed for the main motor. Of course I am recommending Very Strong to RUN the software calibration for easy diagnose and troubleshooting.

Otherwise see my personal TIPS, for diagnosee
Trouble.

sincerely. God bless you

ernesto cuadra
managua, nicaragua. c.a

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Turns on and then shuts off before it will start even after hitting reset


Dear Sir:

This problem is frequently.
1) Check the breaker from your home and reset.
2)Inspect the wires from your outlet in the wall and tight it.
3)Do not use any extension cord!
4)Examine the power cord and see if some wires is loose and tight it.
5)Test the ground from your outlet wall, and fix it.
6)Reset the c. breaker internal from the treadmill.
7) Inspect any wires loose and tight it.
8)Lubricates the treadmill between deck vs walk belt, this can cause to shut down the treadmill, since the complex electronic is designed for to protect the electronic components.
9) Lubricate the treadmill in according with your manual instructions.
10) The ball bearing from motor can be faulty+ball bearing from roller deck.
11) The main motor board can be faulty. ( this is last step)

sincerely. God bless you.

ernesto cuadra
managua, nicaragua.

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Proform xp 650 e 80 e 26 pluged in 1st time in about a year and got this code. Wont do anything????


I will try to help you: Please use patience+carefully and basic tools+Dvom. How to Troubleshoot a Treadmill


Although most home treadmills are designed for easy operation, there are some common problems that are inevitable. The console may not display. Perhaps a loose or slipping running belt poses a safety hazard. Maybe the treadmill runs at an unpredictable speed. Those are just some of the things that can happen to bring your workout to a halt. While certain repairs will require the services of a professional who specializes in treadmill maintenance and repair, there are some basic repairs that you can do yourself.

Difficulty:

Moderate
Instructions

1.

    • 1

Clean and routinely maintain the running belt. The belt may be worn if the treadmill stops operating or trips the circuit breaker. Look for any tears in the belt. Test the belt by putting the treadmill at full incline. If it does not shut off, you may need to replace the belt. You can try lubricating it first, but the safest fix is simply to replace it.

    • 2

Tighten the running belt if it is loose. A belt can slip if there is too much friction. Be careful not to tighten the belt too much, though. You should be able to lift the belt at least 3 inches.

    • 3

Push the belt in the direction that it normally turns. Turn off the power before you start. If the belt is difficult to turn, there is high belt/deck friction. However, if the belt moves freely, that's not the problem.

    • 4

Examine the roller sleeve to see if it is centered on the running belt. If not, this could cause the belt to move to one side. Often a common problem with treadmills, you can try making adjustments yourself, but eventually you may need to replace the sleeve or roller.

    • 5

Stop the treadmill and immediately unplug the power cord from the outlet if you notice a burning smell. Overheating could be a sign that there is too much friction or a short in the wiring. Examine the belt and deck for any signs of wearing. If they check out alright, inspect the wiring. Replace any damaged parts as needed.

    • 6

Check to make sure that the power switch is on if you suddenly lose power. If this isn't the cause of the power loss, unplug the treadmill from the wall outlet and individually test the fuses, breakers and switches. Test the wall outlet first, as a fuse may have blown or a circuit breaker tripped.

    • 7

Allow the treadmill to run at a speed of 2.5 mph without anyone walking on it if you notice fluctuations in the speed. The speed should be constant. If not, there could be a problem with the motor.

    • 8

Test the motor using a fully charged lantern battery. The motor should still operate at slow speed.

    • 9

Replace the batteries in the panel if it dims. If the batteries aren

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Why does treadmill keep blowing plug fuse as soon as you start to us it.


Dear Sir:

Hello, I hope everything is fine, in union with your family.

I will try to help you, inmediately.

INSTRUCTIONS: You must be carefully to do this.
    • 1
Cleanand routinely maintain the running belt. The belt may be worn if the treadmillstops operating or trips the circuit breaker or fuse. Look for any tears in the belt.Test the belt by putting the treadmill at full incline. If it does not shutoff, you may need to replace the belt. You can try lubricating it first, butthe safest fix is simply to replace it.
    • 2
Tightenthe running belt if it is loose. A belt can slip if there is too much friction.Be careful not to tighten the belt too much, though. You should be able to liftthe belt at least 3 inches.
    • 3
Pushthe belt in the direction that it normally turns. Turn off the power before youstart. If the belt is difficult to turn, there is high belt/deck friction.However, if the belt moves freely, that's not the problem.
    • 4
Examinethe roller sleeve to see if it is centered on the running belt. If not, this couldcause the belt to move to one side. Often a common problem with treadmills, youcan try making adjustments yourself, but eventually you may need to replace thesleeve or roller.
    • 5
Stopthe treadmill and immediately unplug the power cord from the outlet if younotice a burning smell. Overheating could be a sign that there is too muchfriction or a short in the wiring. Examine the belt and deck for any signs ofwearing. If they check out alright, inspect the wiring. Replace any damagedparts as needed.
    • 6
Checkto make sure that the power switch is on if you suddenly lose power. If thisisn't the cause of the power loss, unplug the treadmill from the wall outletand individually test the fuses, breakers and switches. Test the wall outletfirst, as a fuse may have blown or a circuit breaker tripped.
    • 7
Allowthe treadmill to run at a speed of 2.5 mph without anyone walking on it if younotice fluctuations in the speed. The speed should be constant. If not, therecould be a problem with the motor.
    • 8
Testthe motor using a fully charged lantern battery. The motor should still operateat slow speed.
    • 9
Replacethe batteries in the panel if it dims. If the batteries aren't the problem,check to see that all the wiring is still intact. Sometimes a wire pulls loose.
Thank you in advance, sincerely. God bless you.
If you need further assistance, please reach me.
E.CUADRA MANAGUA, NICARAGUA. C.A.

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I have a Image 15.0 R treadmill. It skips and I tried tightening the belt 1/4 turn as directed and not over tighten it. Still skips and actually squeaks now especially when running on the treadmill at 6...


3 different possibilities in my opinion:

belt is too loose, belt is too tight, belt is worn out.

Try to lift the belt and get your hand under it in the middle of the deck. If you cannot reach, it is possible that your belt is too tight. Another clue for this would be the belt "curling" on both sides at the edges. Try to loosen the belt, gradually and testing it along the way.

If on the contrary you can easily slide your hand under the belt from one side to the other, it is more likely that the belt is too loose. The squeaking might be due to the belt not being "square" on the deck. Try to loosen it even more until you can slide it with your hands across the deck. And have it aligned evenly at the front and back. Then retighten and adjust the tracking at low speed.
!!! Do not over loosen as the bolts might come out of the back roller.

A worn out belt might squeak and skip when its old.

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Cuando se camina sobre la banda hace ruido.


Estimado amigo:
Le saludo y le recomiendo que lea cuidadosamente con paciencia y cuidado usted debera usar algunas herramaientas basicas.

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Although most home treadmills are designed for easy operation, there are some common problems that are inevitable. The console may not display. Perhaps a loose or slipping running belt poses a safety hazard. Maybe the treadmill runs at an unpredictable speed. Those are just some of the things that can happen to bring your workout to a halt. While certain repairs will require the services of a professional who specializes in treadmill maintenance and repair, there are some basic repairs that you can do yourself.

Difficulty:

Moderate
Instructions

1.

    • 1

Clean and routinely maintain the running belt. The belt may be worn if the treadmill stops operating or trips the circuit breaker. Look for any tears in the belt. Test the belt by putting the treadmill at full incline. If it does not shut off, you may need to replace the belt. You can try lubricating it first, but the safest fix is simply to replace it.

    • 2

Tighten the running belt if it is loose. A belt can slip if there is too much friction. Be careful not to tighten the belt too much, though. You should be able to lift the belt at least 3 inches.

    • 3

Push the belt in the direction that it normally turns. Turn off the power before you start. If the belt is difficult to turn, there is high belt/deck friction. However, if the belt moves freely, that's not the problem.

    • 4

Examine the roller sleeve to see if it is centered on the running belt. If not, this could cause the belt to move to one side. Often a common problem with treadmills, you can try making adjustments yourself, but eventually you may need to replace the sleeve or roller.

    • 5

Stop the treadmill and immediately unplug the power cord from the outlet if you notice a burning smell. Overheating could be a sign that there is too much friction or a short in the wiring. Examine the belt and deck for any signs of wearing. If they check out alright, inspect the wiring. Replace any damaged parts as needed.

    • 6

Check to make sure that the power switch is on if you suddenly lose power. If this isn't the cause of the power loss, unplug the treadmill from the wall outlet and individually test the fuses, breakers and switches. Test the wall outlet first, as a fuse may have blown or a circuit breaker tripped.

    • 7

Allow the treadmill to run at a speed of 2.5 mph without anyone walking on it if you notice fluctuations in the speed. The speed should be constant. If not, there could be a problem with the motor.

    • 8

Test the motor using a fully charged lantern battery. The motor should still operate at slow speed.

    • 9

Replace the batteries in the panel if it dims. If the batteries aren't the problem, check to see that all the wiring is still intact. Sometimes a wire pulls loose.
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Con esto usted debera reparar su maquina. Si necesita adicional asistencia, por favor contacteme.

Agradeciendole, Dios le bendiga.

E.CUADRA
MANAGUA, NICARAGUA. C.A.






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I have a proform 785..the problem is the speed and incline decreases all of a sudden like within a minute...i raised the speed to 4 and it dropped to 2 within 1 min and same thing with the incline it...


Unplug unit remove motor shroud then start calibration procedure.
Press the Stop and the Speed Up keys down while inserting the safety key. If you cannot get into calibration then upper console needs to be replaced.
Press the Stop key one time. The Time window should read EP:2P. Some newer models may also say FP, Pass, or the like. This means that it passes the EPROM test. At this point if it show 2F FF or Fail then upper console needs to be replaced.
Press either incline key and the incline will calibrate automatically
BE CAREFUL, THE TREADMILL WILL RUN AT FULL SPEED IN THIS NEXT MODE! DO NOT STAND ON WALKING BELT.
Press the Speed Up key and hold it down until 85 is shown in the Distance window (some models may show the 85 number in another window).
If the top speed of the treadmill does not match the displayed speed on the computer console, adjust the max speed potentiometer (pot) on the motor control board. This is the board that the red and black motor wires connect directly into in the motor area. The Max Speed pot is clearly labeled.
The max speed potentiometer is a small square with a mobile center and is located in one corner of the board and is labeled MAX SPD. It is near the harness that carries the speed signal labeled H,W,L. Using a small insulated screwdriver adjust this potentiometer clockwise to speed up and counter-clockwise to slow down the max speed of the treadmill. A tiny turn of this potentiometer will make a big difference in speed so be careful when making adjustments.
It is not important to get the speed set exactly at the max speed of the treadmill but do make sure to get the speed within .2 MPH of the max speed of the treadmill. For instance if the max speed of the treadmill is 10 MPH, make sure to have the speed set between 9.8 MPH and 10.2 MPH. Some models have a 12 MPH top speed, so please check your manual if you aren’t sure.
After completing calibration of the speed, press the Speed Down key. The treadmill will automatically return to 0 MPH. Please allow the unit to stop completely before continuing.
Press the Stop key once and remove the safety key.

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Walking Belt is Worn: The only certain way to test for a worn walking belt is to take a DC amp draw (if you have a DC treadmill) or an AC draw (for AC). Trying to look at the belt or a feel test is highly unreliable. Better tests, if you lack a DC ammeter (they are expensive for a good one), are a coast test or an incline test. The coast test is to get on the treadmill as the lowest incline setting and walk on the treadmill at 3 MPH. Pull the safety key and it should take you 2-3 full steps to stop (this is a general rule…some like a few Tunturi models stop on a dime even with a healthy belt but for most models, this tests works well upon). Fewer steps indicate high friction. The incline test is to put the treadmill at max incline and walk on it at 3 MPH. If the treadmill operates normally at max incline but bogs down at minimum incline, replace the walking belt. Gravity takes over for the drive system eliminating much of the friction problem. On some heavily worn walking belts, this test will not eliminate the problem. Go to your local hard ware store and purchase silicone spray. Apply Lubricant by lift one side of the running belt spray contents length wise starting at motor shroud to the back end repeat this process on the other side. If this unit bogs down again then you will have replace the running belt and possibly the deck

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Press the Stop and the Speed Up keys down while inserting the safety key.
Press the Stop key one time. The Time window should read EP:2P. Some newer models may also say FP, Pass, or the like. This means that it passes the EPROM test.
Press either incline key and the incline will calibrate automatically.
BE CAREFUL, THE TREADMILL WILL RUN AT FULL SPEED IN THIS NEXT MODE! DO NOT STAND ON THE WALKING BELT. Press the Speed Up key and hold it down until 85 is shown in the Distance window (some models may show the 85 number in another window).
If the top speed of the treadmill does not match the displayed speed on the computer console, adjust the max speed potentiometer (pot) on the motor control board. This is the board that the red and black motor wires connect directly into in the motor area. The Max Speed pot is clearly labeled. The max speed potentiometer is a small square with a mobile center and is located in one corner of the board and is labeled MAX SPD. It is near the harness that carries the speed signal labeled H,W,L. Using a small insulated screwdriver adjust this potentiometer clockwise to speed up and counter-clockwise to slow down the max speed of the treadmill. A tiny turn of this potentiometer will make a big difference in speed so be careful when making adjustments. It is not important to get the speed set exactly at the max speed of the treadmill but do make sure to get the speed within .2 MPH of the max speed of the treadmill. For instance if the max speed of the treadmill is 10 MPH, make sure to have the speed set between 9.8 MPH and 10.2 MPH. Some models have a 12 MPH top speed, so please check your manual if you aren’t sure. THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT STEP BECAUSE YOU WILL GET AN ERROR MESSAGE IF THIS STEP IS SKIPPED. After completing calibration of the speed, press the Speed Down key. The treadmill will automatically return to 0 MPH. Please allow the unit to stop completely before continuing. Press the Stop key once and remove the safety key.

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