Low Speed Error on a
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It seemed that many people were having issues regarding
treadmill low speed errors. Further, it appeared that many different
brands and models of treadmills have the same electronics. I fixed mine.
Here's how I did it:
the front cover of the treadmill is the motors and electronics that tread
the mill. There is a sensor that feeds back information as to if the
treadmill belt is turning. The electronics compares two things.
First, if the motor that runs the belt is on or off. Second, if the
belt is turning. If the belt is turning at a speed proper for the
speed of the motor, then all is well. If the belt is bound up or
stopped, it is necessary to turn the motor off. That's the "low speed"
error seen in the photo to the right.
Here's a look under the hood:
sensor here has slipped in its holder. It is too far back from the
spinning wheel that holds the magnet.
fixed this by applying a few wraps of tape. The sensor is tightly in
the holder and no longer slips backward.
Email Steve Wolf, W8IZ