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  • simplerway Apr 27, 2010

    The sensor spacing is not the problem. I was on the phone with a tech from Sole for 45 min. We reset the sensor, checked all plug-ins in the board and reset factory settings and lubed under the belt(dry as a bone 2 days out of the box). Nothing helped. Although, during the 45 min. call, the machine was running for about 30 min. without issue. When I got on it to test, that is when the fault surfaced and shutdown.

    The tech is sending a new motor and other parts today and is scheduling a home service call.

    Thanks for the response, it was worth a try.

  • simplerway Apr 27, 2010

    It wasn't the sensor adjustment. I was on the phone with a Tech from SOLE for 45 min. adjusting, calibrating and lubing.(Belt was dry from factory) We had the machine running for about 30 of those minutes. Just when we thought it was fixed, it shut off about 5 times in a row during attempted start ups.
    The tech is sending a new motor and other parts and scheduling an in-house service call.

    Thanks for the reply.

    Can't seem to buy anything that isn't a PITA!

  • simplerway May 19, 2010

    It was a bad speed sensor itself. The tech replaced the sensor and I sent everything else back.

    Treadmill works great!

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    My York T201 readmill runs for 8 seconds then stops and I get L51 error displayed?



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SimplerFASTERSolution So, I had the same problem. After removing the motor cover I checked everything out per earlier instructions. Everything looked great. Having been a software geek for as long as I've been running (35 years), I as inclined to believe this wasn't a hardware problem at all. It appeared to me that the system just needed to be recalibrated.'s what I did. I turned the treadmill on and selected the "Manual" program and hit "Start". The monitor, as usual, counted down 3-2-1. As soon as the rollers started to move I hit the "Slow" button on the right upright several times so I knew that the treadmill was running at it's slowest speed. I then started walking on the belt. I started tapping the "Fast" button and let the belt gradually increase in speed and took it up to 6.0. No problem! But...nobody wants to start each workout that slowly. I had a hunch it was 'fixed'. So, I stopped the treadmill and turned everything off. I started it again, selected "Manual", immediately hit the "2" then he "4" then the "6" on the right hand "Speed" panel, and it ran like new. No service call, no new speed sensor, no fiddling with the little 'diode', etc. Give this a try need to even remove the motor cover. Best of luck!

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Sound like a speed sensor adjustment here the steps for this procedure:
1. Unplug unit then remove the plastic motor cover. There are either 4 or 5 screws holding the cover in place depending on the model.
2. Locate the speed sensor between the front roller pulley and the frame of the treadmill. It is a small plastic piece approx 1 1/4” long and 1/4” in diameter with a black wire coming from the back of it leading to the electronic board in the motor compartment .
3. Locate the magnets mounted in the face of the pulley. (approx. 3/8” in diameter) 4. The end of the sensor should be positioned approximately 1/8” from the magnet at the closest point.
5. Follow the wire from the sensor to the control board. Make sure the connection is pressed firmly down on the board.

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