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The treadmill keeps shorting out and tripping out everytime i turn it on and now wont turn on at all?

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I suspect it is because of the circuit you are using. Please check your treadmill's manual and see how much power it needs. If you dont have the user manual with you, no prob just look at the nameplate on your treadmill. Most treadmills demand a dedicated circuit. Since it is not working at all Please change the circuit. I faced the similar problem few days back.

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