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I have just (today) came in possession of a Precor 9.4 e.i..s. the person who owned it prior said other than a bad on off switch this unit had no problems. I realize people lie (believe me) but the unit appears to be in remarkable condition (one owner) everything is is pristine clean and in as new condition. belt is like new clean dust and dirt free. the treadmill runs fine (by itself) as soon as you place a load on it (i.e. Me) after a short time the circuit blows. conversely (for some reason) I tried running a heavy duty (grounded) extension cord into the bathroom plugging into the gfi plug. i let it run then got on it myself. There after I gradually increased the speed (having no problems) it was not until after 8 mins of on again off again load to the unit the circuit once again blew.

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If it's blowing the circuit, the most probable cause is a worn belt. Too much friction is building up between the belt and the deck, causing an overload from the control board to motor. The top surface of the belt probably looks great, but if you feel underneath the belt toward the center, if it feels like rubber then the belt needs to be replaced. The sides of the belt on the underside (where you really don't walk at all, will pretty much have a cloth-rough surface to it. That's how it should be in the center as well.
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3. Drive motor brushes are bad.
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  2. Using an ohm meter, test the reed switch while rotating the drive pulley. The reed switch will close when the magnet passes in front of it.
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2. An interface chip (IC) has failed in the upper PCA's keypad.
3. Liquid (cleaning solution or sweat) may be on the surface of a touch sensitive display.

Corrective Action
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Corrective Action
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2. An interface chip (IC) has failed in the upper PCA's keypad.
3. Liquid (cleaning solution or sweat) may be on the surface of a touch sensitive display.

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