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I have a life fitness 9100 treadmill. I was running on it at .5 inclin

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I have a life fitness 9100 treadmill. I was running on it at .5 incline and I tripped . The treadmill came to a stop. I tried to start it up again and the display in the middle only comes on and not the time distance speed or incline. The tread won't move. It seems as though it's stuck at .5 incline and won't go down. Help?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Exercise Equipment
Expert:  Neil replied 1 year ago.
Hi
The first thing to check is the safety key, make sure it is firmly in place...
If it looks ok then come back to me..
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

There is no safety key . It's the older 9100

Expert:  Neil replied 1 year ago.
Ok so next we are going to have to check the walking belt is jammed on the underside, this involves dismantling the unit and making sure the belt isn't turned and jammed on itself underneath...
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Nope the belt moves freely

Expert:  Neil replied 1 year ago.
Check all connections on the motor control board at the bottom as well as to the controller at the top, unplug and replug each connector, make sure the power is off to the unit...
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

OK. Everything is plugged in

Expert:  Neil replied 1 year ago.
It sounds like an internal fault on the controller or possibly the motor control board... From here you need a multimeter and a bit of experience at working on electronics I'm afraid..
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I don't have that much experience in electronics. . Not sure what to do now

Expert:  Neil replied 1 year ago.
It is an odd fault... But it sounds like something has dislodged in the fall.... Possibly the magnets off the front roller, or something on one of the boards has failed...
Without the unit in front of me to carry out checks and follow the voltages I would just be guessing from here...
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

What do you suggest I do?

Expert:  Neil replied 1 year ago.
I feel you need a serviceman I'm afraid, ring around your local fitness equipment shops, they will know someone local that can look at this for you...
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I'm sure this won't be cheap.

Expert:  Neil replied 1 year ago.
Hard to quote how much I'm afraid, if an old unit may be better to buy a new one...
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I think it's a 2005

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Relist: Other.
My problem wasn't solved. Can I get a refund please
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Relist: Answer quality.