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Proform 490gs treadmill works for about 5 minutes, then turns off. Fuse reset button on bottom will reset motor after a few minutes. Unit is plugged directly into wall outlet with no obstructions in the motor or belt.

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As the walking belt wears, it creates more friction with the deck which creates more heat in the belt causing it to wear further. Additionally, the increased friction requires the motor to work harder to keep the belt moving at the same speed. With this in mind, it causes the motor to draw more electricity and therefore, more power to move the belt. The motor has to get rid of this excess energy in some way so the way it normally does it is by releasing it in heat so that's why treadmills with belt problems typically overheat the motor too.
All of this to say that if the breaker starts tripping, you know that the belt is causing the motor to pull too many amps and the safety system is working as it should. If the breaker has tripped more than a few times, it will need to be replaced because the breaker weakens every time it trips. Additionally, the walking belt will need to be lubricated at a minimum and if you want to be very aggressive toward the symptoms, replace the walking belt. Silicone lubes, like water-based liquid silicone require relubing once every 30 days. Go to E Bay and you will see the different types and prices they will all do the the job. I would go down to the Hard ware store and purchase a 4 or 5 dollar can of silicone lift the one side of the belt and spray the length of the belt 3 applications on each side should to tell you if has taken care of the problem if not the belt and deck will need replacing.

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