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My Pace Master keeps accelerating until it shuts down with a

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My Pace Master keeps accelerating until it shuts down with a code 31. the buttons don't work to slow it down and the shut off switch doesn't work either.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Exercise Equipment
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Its a Proselect. Over the past few weeks, every so often it would slow down a bit, then speed up and shut down with error code 26. I'd just pull the magnetic swith and it would be fine. This would happen during the treadmill running sometimes after a few minutes and sometimes after 20-30 minutes.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Today, it did it again, then when I looked under the hood, wiggled some wires and blew out the dust and now it just acclereates uncontrollable until it shuts down on error code 31.
Expert:  J.T. replied 11 months ago.

You need a new Motor control board

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
This machine is from about 2004. Are they still available?
Expert:  J.T. replied 11 months ago.

You can order one from fitnessrepairparts. Com or Treadmill doctor. Com

Expert:  J.T. replied 11 months ago.

O I'm not sure. Wmt will need to see if they have your exact model

Expert:  J.T. replied 11 months ago.

Being that old it may be more cost effective to look into a new machine. Treads usually last about 8-10 years

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
That's the question I had as well. Thanks for your input
Expert:  J.T. replied 11 months ago.

If you can find one under 300$ I would maybe do it but I would not invest a ton

Expert:  J.T. replied 11 months ago.

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