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I have a free spirit treadmill that runs for about 10 seconds and ERR L5 comes on. What do I do?

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SOURCE: I get an L5 Err message and the treadmill will not move.

Not a chance this is speed sensor related, the probability that a magnetic pickup is "fried" is near zero. This is a classic over current problem caused by lack of lubrication / old belt and deck. Something on the motor controller melted (hence the smell of burning plastic). This will need to be replaced most likely although these units contain a slow blow ceramic fuse that may have tripped first. At any rate the unit should be tested for current draw before being put into regular use again.

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HI check speed sensor, if not solve replace the control board

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