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Please explain what you mean by 'distance meter stopped working'... I presume you mean a console displayed function, but I'm not quite certain.
As for the incline motor not stopping: that could be the sensor that tells the control board what position the incline is in. Or it could be the controller board in a status of 'broken' or of sheer aberrational behavior.
But tell me: it could also be the console is 'broken' or defective. Esp. if the 'distance meter' is a console function.
So the question at this point is: Is the console set to tell the incline to raise to go upward? or is it spontaneously, the instant it is turned On, increasing the incline?
Given that the incline change happens the instant power is applied, you either have a defective motor controller board, or a defective control console.
As for the distance meter... that is somewhat less certain than I thought at first it would be. If the console receives information about elapsed distance through the motor controller board, then the motor controller board could be at fault too.
That could be settled simply by seeing whether the speed sensor goes to the motor controller board or, in one branch of the cable from it at least, directly to the console. In the first place, replacing the motor controller board might help, in the second case, the console would be implicated most likely, as needing replacement (possibly owing to an electronically 'jammed' incline controlling function.)