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I have a free spirit treadmill. IT runs for a minute and then stops and gives a L5 error code.
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Exercise Equipment
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Exercise Equipment Technician: Craig, Technician replied 8 years ago
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While it is running, is the speed indication solid and correct?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
It seems like it is. It only just starts so . It starts at 0.5,for speed and it goes up until 8 for time and then quits. error L5
Exercise Equipment Technician: Craig, Technician replied 8 years ago
Does it just take off and increase in speed?

Please press ‘ACCEPT’ now to continue for my time and advice. Thanks!

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
no the speed does not increase. I can adjust the speed but it still quits
Customer reply replied 8 years ago
my question has not been answered why am i paying.
Exercise Equipment Technician: Craig, Technician replied 8 years ago
I have 32 years of experience with electicla/electronics and you are paying to work through your problem. Do you expect me to pop up the easy button here? I can let you figure it out by yourelf if you 'd like and refund your 24.00 dollars. Or maybe you'd like a tech to come out and charge you $150.00 or so...??
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Any suggestions on what the problem could be? Calibration?
Customer reply replied 8 years ago
No I think i have accepted twice. Does that mean I have paid twice?
Exercise Equipment Technician: Craig, Technician replied 8 years ago

Your answer may take several correspondence to finish. Your patience is appreciated! Ask questions until you are satisfied!

I need you to pull the cover off the front motor/electronics area. Give everything a close visual inspection. Look for any burned looking connection or loose plugs...anything. Also, has the deck ever been cleaned and lubed?

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Exercise Equipment Technician: Craig, Technician replied 8 years ago
No you have not been charged twice. They take your credit card info up front, and then when you hit the 'accept' button is when you get charged.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Ok well do have any suggestions about my treadmill?
Exercise Equipment Technician: Craig, Technician replied 8 years ago
I need you to pull the cover off the front motor/electronics area. Give everything a close visual inspection. Look for any burned looking connection or loose plugs...anything. Also, has the deck ever been cleaned and lubed?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
no the deck hasn't been cleaned or lubed. How would I do that? I will look at the motor area
Exercise Equipment Technician: Craig, Technician replied 8 years ago
I will give you a link for the information. This could be causing the problem. It's called high friction overload. The motor could shut down from high current.

http://www.treadmilldoctor.com/Walking-Belt-Lube-Instructions

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