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My lifespan folding treadmill no longer maintains a constant speed but instead it surges fast then slow approx every second.

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  • Noel Williams May 25, 2011

    By 'gears' do you mean the roller that is driven by a belt from the motor?

  • Noel Williams May 30, 2011

    There are no gears as such underneath the belt on my treadmill.



    I have lubricated with silicone between the deck and the belt in accordance with the Owner Manual, but it still surges fast then slow then fast - after about three surges it displays E3 and stops. I understand that E3 is an 'excessive peed' error message.



    I have checked the connections between the speed sensor and the control board and ensured that the sensor itself is clean.



    Any further ideas?

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Usually when the treadmill begins to behave this way it is usually as a result of the gears beneath the tread being stiff. Due to the stiffness the movement becomes hard atimes and frees up. If you continue using it eventually it will become completely stiff. What you need an expert to do is take the unit apart and grease the gears which are located under the tread. Once this is done and a system maintenance service the unit should start functioning normally again.
Hope this solution has been helpful?

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My treadmill runs for 9 secons and stops and shows E1


Ok. So the first thing to try is to calibrate the speed.
You do this by doing the following:
  • With the SAFETY KEY in place, hold the ELEVATION UP and SPEED DOWN buttons for five seconds. The console will beep twice, "ENG0" will appear in the Distance window, and a number will appear in the Elevation window.
  • Press SELECT until "ENG3" appears; this is for Auto-Calibration.
  • Press START to Auto-Calibrate.
  • The treadmill will calibrate minimum and maximum speed, and minimum and maximum elevation. When Auto-Calibration is complete, the treadmill will reset to User's start screen. This process takes three to five minutes.
Make sure there are no errors. . .and that the speed goes from super slow to super fast and then stops. . .. if it stays slow. . or stays fast. .or error code appears during calibration, there is a problem.
If after a good calibration sequence, if it still does the stopping and E-1 after 10 seconds. ., then you need to (Power off and disconnect treadmill). . .then unplug the speed sensor from the lower power board, blow into the connector on the wire, and add a little contact cleaner spray to the connector on the board.
Recap: If it actually runs. . .but stops after a few seconds. . but the calibration runs and passes fine. .. .more than likely it is a speed sensor misread or a faulty speed sensor.

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  2. Drive at a consistent speed. Avoid quick acceleration and hard braking. Cruise control will keep you at a constant speed, even when going up and down hills.
  3. Avoid stops. If approaching a red light, see if you can slow down enough to avoid having to actually stop (because you reach the light after it is green). Speeding up from 5 or 10 miles per hour will be easier on the gas than starting from full stop.
  4. Anticipate the stop signs and lights. Look far ahead; get to know your usual routes. You can let up on the gas earlier. Coasting to a stop will save the gasoline you would otherwise use maintaining your speed longer. If it just gets you to the end of a line of cars at a red light or a stop sign a few seconds later, it won't add any time to your trip. Ditto for coasting to lose speed before a highway off-ramp: if it means you catch up with that truck halfway around the curve instead of at the beginning, you haven't lost any time. In many cities, if you know the streets well, you can time the lights and maintain the appropriate speed to hit all green lights. Usually this is about 35 to 40 MPH.
  5. Slow down. Air resistance goes up as the square of velocity. The power consumed to overcome that air resistance goes up as the cube of the velocity. Rolling resistance is the dominant force below about 40 mph. Above that, every mph costs you mileage. Go as slow as traffic and your schedule will allow. Drive under 60-65 since air grows exponentially denser, in the aerodynamic sense, the faster we drive. To be precise, the most efficient speed is your car's minimum speed in it's highest gear, since this provides the best "speed per RPM" ratio. This is usually about 45 to 55 miles per hour.
  6. Use A/C only on the highway. At lower speeds, open the windows. This increased the drag and reduces fuel efficiency, but not as much as the AC at low speeds (35-40 mph). The air con - when used a lot - is known to use up about 8% of the fuel you put into your car.

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DC-6 error on Lifespan Treadmill


Follow attached link to see user manual.
Unplug treadmill.
On page 13 of the users manual, read step 5 part B regarding the wiring harness. Unplug and plug back in each of the connectors of the wiring harness. Plug the treadmill back in to see if it now works. https://s3.amazonaws.com/lifespanfitness/pdf/Manual_TR4000i.pdf

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IF IT STOP AFTER 6 OR 8 SECOND YOUR SPEED SENSOR IS NOT FIX AND ITS OUT OF SERVICE YOU MUST FIX IT SIMPLY AND YOUR TREADMILL WORK AS WELL
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Reebok 5500C - when turn on treadmill and increase the speed, the motor has a sudden surge, for approx 1-2 seconds, then stops.


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Replase the IGBT on the aluminium heat sink. this problem will be solved. Adde the photo of IGBT .


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I have an everlast folding treadmill and the machine starts fine but then it speeds up and and stops and the display say E1. I tried adjusting the belt but to no avail. Please help. Thank you.


if your everlast speeds up all of a sudden it is your speed controller and this is useally caused by you not lubricating under the walking belt, a dry belt will cause friction which causes the motor to labor harder and then over time your motor will over heat and cause speed problems,

or buy pluging your power cord directly into your out let the surges with cause your controlle board to fail over time u must plug the power cord into a 15amp surge protector with min 500 jouls and 1 plug at all times,

you should always have a anti static mat under the whole treadmill if your treadmill is on carpet static can de magnatize your motor, and static will be pulled into the treadmill

so when u step on your treadmill u become charged with static so every time you touch your computer console you are causing little charges to your console which over time cause the computer to male fuction,

also watch out for useing cheap exstention cords they will cause major damage to your treadmills electronics and motor they can not carry the proper voltage from the outlet into your treadmill so this will daMAGE YOUR TREADMILL ALWAYS USE A HEAVEY OUT DOOR THICK EXSTENTION CORD make sure it is 15 amps and a heavy gage and no longer the 10-15ft

the longer the exstention cord the more power you loose

Tim Ramsay

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this goes with all treadmills

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SimplerFASTERSolution So, I had the same problem. After removing the motor cover I checked everything out per earlier instructions. Everything looked great. Having been a software geek for as long as I've been running (35 years), I as inclined to believe this wasn't a hardware problem at all. It appeared to me that the system just needed to be recalibrated. So...here's what I did. I turned the treadmill on and selected the "Manual" program and hit "Start". The monitor, as usual, counted down 3-2-1. As soon as the rollers started to move I hit the "Slow" button on the right upright several times so I knew that the treadmill was running at it's slowest speed. I then started walking on the belt. I started tapping the "Fast" button and let the belt gradually increase in speed and took it up to 6.0. No problem! But...nobody wants to start each workout that slowly. I had a hunch it was 'fixed'. So, I stopped the treadmill and turned everything off. I started it again, selected "Manual", immediately hit the "2" then he "4" then the "6" on the right hand "Speed" panel, and it ran like new. No service call, no new speed sensor, no fiddling with the little 'diode', etc. Give this a try first...no need to even remove the motor cover. Best of luck!

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My Healthrider 400se Treadmill slows down after 10seconds


Use only a single-outlet surge suppressor that is
UL 1449 listed as a transient voltage surge suppressor
(TVSS). The surge suppressor must have a
UL suppressed voltage rating of 400 volts or less
and a minimum surge dissipation of 450 joules.
The surge suppressor must be electrically rated
for 120 volts AC and 15 amps. There must be a
monitoring light on the surge suppressor to indicate
whether it is functioning properly. Failure to
use a properly functioning surge suppressor could
result in damage to the control system of the
treadmill. If the control system is damaged, the
walking belt may change speed or stop unexpectedly,
which may result in a fall and serious injury.

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Treadmills come in two basic varieties, just like lawnmowers: manual and motorized. But, unlike a lawnmower, you will generally get a better workout from a motorized treadmill. Manual Treadmills - Getting Going On a manual treadmill, the action of your feet against the deck moves the belt. Pros * You provide all of the motive power and exercise your lower body. Cons * It can be difficult to get the belt moving intially. That straining against the belt can stress your joints. * You may have to raise the incline of the treadmill significantly to make it easy enough to get the belt moving. * Once the belt is moving, however, you would have to stop and get off to change the incline, so you are stuck with one incline level during each workout. Motorized Treadmill Advantages * The belt is moved by the motor, you don't have to strain to start it. * On many treadmills, you can adjust the speed and incline while you are still walking or running. On others, you may have to get off and adjust the incline manually, but you just have to turn on the treadmill to start the belt again. Manual Treadmills - Speed With a manual treadmill, you go only as fast as you push yourself. If you slow, it slows. If you stop, it stops. Motorized Treadmill Speed and Workouts The speed is adjustable and many motorized treadmills have workout programs that adjust the speed to give you a varied workout. This pushes you to go faster. The constantly moving belt of a motorized treadmill motivates you to keep up. Costs Manual treadmills are relatively inexpensive, in the $100-200 US range. Motorized treadmills for home use cost from $750-$5000, and generally the more you pay, the better you get. Most motorized treadmills under $1000 have underpowered motors and are less sturdy and have fewer options for adjusting the incline, programmed workouts, etc.

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