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We have a Spirit SS185 treadmill that makes a grinding noise when it's turned on and runs really slow for a few seconds then speeds up really fast for a few seconds. We've had this treadmill for several years. Is it worth repairing?

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Recheck your wiring and check your ground. If all that checks out then triple check your control board. Also the motor SHOULD have a reset button make sure that the button is not out and it is fully pushed in

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It requires a drive belt adjustment. Gain access to the motor and belt (Disconnect from power supply first!) and reajust belt tension.
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Yeah - the sensor is the problem... It is magnetic... You can find it next to the wheel on the belt - It is fairly small.... There is a metal disc in the wheell on the belt that is a magnet.. As it passes by the sensor - the sensor registers the magnet and can simply calculate speed based on the frequency of the passes... Sometimes the sensor slides too far back and ergo can`t register the magnet passing by - Then you get the L5 error...
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2) It could also be that the walk belt is rubbing on the sides of the deck and/or side rails. This happens when the belt shifts over from the center. It would definitely sound like a grinding noise, and the black dust could be from the walk belt particles wearing down due to the rubbing.
3) It could also be the drive motor brushes. Let me explain. The motor has two small blocks on either side of it (inside the metal casing). Those two blocks actually carry electricity into the spinning part of the motor (called an armature). They actually make contact with the armature at all times while it spins. Those "small blocks" are made of a graphite (what pencil lead is made of). Well, with so much spinning, and so much contact from the armature, those things grind down with time. They sometimes grind down until they are stubs only. Then they start grinding. The powder in this case would be the brush graphite piling up (this would often be shiny dust, and is a dark grayish).
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