Exercise Equipment

Exercise equipment repair questions? Ask a technician

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

My proform treadmill keeps shutting off while I use it. It…

Customer Question
My proform treadmill keeps shutting...
My proform treadmill keeps shutting off while I use it. It keeps blowing the little breaker on it. What can I do to prevent this?
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Exercise Equipment
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Exercise Equipment Question
Answered in 9 minutes by:
6/28/2010
Exercise Equipment Technician: Neil, Technician replied 8 years ago
Neil
Neil, Technician
Category: Exercise Equipment
Satisfied Customers: 3,902
Experience: NZCE Electronics and Computing
Verified

Hi

 

My name is XXXXX XXXXX thanks for using Just Answer...

 

I would give the treadmill a full service and lub, this guide, whilst not for your model, will give you the procedures to clean and lube your treadmill:

 

treadmillmaint

 

If no luck then possibly you motor may be on its way out, this manufacturer offers a lifetime warranty on the motor so you should be able to get it replaced for free.

Ask Your Own Exercise Equipment Question
Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Relist: Answer quality.
Exercise Equipment Technician: Neil, Technician replied 8 years ago

The most common cause of the breaker blowing when in use is high friction putting strain on the motor, lubricating and cleaning the deck is the first thing to try.

 

I have no other answer for you so am happy to opt out and see if another expert has any other ideas...

Ask Your Own Exercise Equipment Question
Customer reply replied 8 years ago
How do I loosen the drive belt to center it?
Exercise Equipment Technician: Neil, Technician replied 8 years ago

You can download a manual from this link:

 

http://www.iconservice.com/CustomerService/manualsProductManuals.do?model=29927&modelName=PROFORM+730CS&version=0&company=11&language=

 

Page 21 includes the instructions to center the belt

Ask Your Own Exercise Equipment Question
Customer reply replied 8 years ago
no the drive belt under the shroud
Exercise Equipment Technician: Neil, Technician replied 8 years ago

Are you talking the belt that connects the motor to the roller? This normally doesn't need centering, is this belt out of alignment? If so you should check the mounts that hold the motor in position...

 

If your unit has a belt tensioning adjustment bolt then tighten it.

There may be a locknut on this bolt. Loosen the locking nut and

tighten the tension bolt. You will need to loosen the motor mount

bolts before doing this.

If you do not have a motor tension bolt, you will have to loosen the

motor mounts. This will require two people. After the bolts are

loose one person will need to apply pressure to the motor to tighten

the drive belt while the other person tightens the bolts.



Edited by Neil on 6/28/2010 at 10:38 PM EST
Ask Your Own Exercise Equipment Question
Exercise Equipment Technician: Neil, Technician replied 8 years ago

I added this to my last post but we might have overlapped so sent it again here:

If your unit has a belt tensioning adjustment bolt then tighten it.

There may be a locknut on this bolt. Loosen the locking nut and

tighten the tension bolt. You will need to loosen the motor mount

bolts before doing this.

If you do not have a motor tension bolt, you will have to loosen the

motor mounts. This will require two people. After the bolts are

loose one person will need to apply pressure to the motor to tighten

the drive belt while the other person tightens the bolts.

Ask Your Own Exercise Equipment Question
Customer reply replied 8 years ago
I might need to wait till my husband returns in a couple weeks to figure this out further.
Exercise Equipment Technician: Neil, Technician replied 8 years ago

Unfortunately the question will timeout in that time...

 

If you Accept you can return to the question again and seek more input to the problem, otherwise you will have to pose the question again and you may get another expert...

 

You have been charged a deposit but this can be returned to you if you are dissatisfied with our service.

Ask Your Own Exercise Equipment Question
Customer reply replied 8 years ago
oh?? I thought it was open for 30 days
Exercise Equipment Technician: Neil, Technician replied 8 years ago

You may know more from a customer perspective than I, but at my end the questions time out after three days of no activity... I know an accepted question I can leave open as I have been able to return to them even weeks later...

 

We can but try, but if you are unable to return to this post you will have to post a new question...

Ask Your Own Exercise Equipment Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with an exercise equipment technicianLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Neil Your Own Question
Neil
Neil
Neil, Technician
Category: Exercise Equipment
Satisfied Customers: 3,902
3,902 Satisfied Customers
Experience: NZCE Electronics and Computing

Neil is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

He answered my question promptly and gave me accurate, detailed information. If all of your experts are half as good, you have a great thing going here.

DianeDallas, TX

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

treadmilltech

treadmilltech

Technician

4,955 satisfied customers

20+ years experience repairing exercise equipment with emphasis on Nordictrack/Proform and Horizon

J.T.

J.T.

Technician

1,231 satisfied customers

I have over 10 years experience in all fields of fitness equipment repair and service.

Neil

Neil

Technician

3,902 satisfied customers

NZCE Electronics and Computing

Matthew

Matthew

Technician

135 satisfied customers

20+ years in Electronics, Mechanical, Service, Repair, Customer Service, Quality Control, Document Control, and Maintenance w/ 10+ in fitness equipment. All brands/models

Louie

Louie

Technician

57 satisfied customers

25+ yrs. experience in the field and 5+ yrs. online, down to component level.

Fitness Equipment Doctor

Fitness Equipment Doctor

Technician

50 satisfied customers

National electronic warranty inc service provider with 8 years experience and manufacturer certified

Daniel

Daniel

Engineer

45 satisfied customers

BSEE (Electrical Engineer), 10+ years electronic design experience ,chip, board, component expert

< Previous | Next >

Related Exercise Equipment Questions
I was jogging on my Proform 775 CT and the treadmill part
I was jogging on my Proform 775 CT and the treadmill part just quit . Wondering if there is a fuse or something simple like that … read more
treadmilltech
treadmilltech
Technician
High School or GED
4,955 satisfied customers
My proform 2000 treadmill that I just purchased keeps
My proform 2000 treadmill that I just purchased keeps tripping breaker. … read more
Pete
Pete
Engineer
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
1,131 satisfied customers
Hi, I have a ProForm 630DS treadmill that has gone unused for
Hi, I have a ProForm 630DS treadmill that has gone unused for a few months. Each of three times I've tried using it recently, the breaker trips and shuts off the machine whenever I push the speed up o… read more
treadmilltech
treadmilltech
Technician
High School or GED
4,955 satisfied customers
My proform 740cs treadmill keeps tripping the breaker/fuse
My proform 740cs treadmill keeps tripping the breaker/fuse after a few minutes of working out. I am walking, not running, but would love to be able to get more than 15 minute use from it. I weigh 215 … read more
treadmilltech
treadmilltech
Technician
High School or GED
4,955 satisfied customers
I have the same problem as this guy. http://www.justanswer.com/fitness-equipment/2xkge-he
I have the same problem as this guy. http://www.justanswer.com/fitness-equipment/2xkge-hello-my-treadmill-proform-when-turn-push.html But going a little bit farther I keep blowing the MOSFET at Q2. My… read more
treadmilltech
treadmilltech
Technician
High School or GED
4,955 satisfied customers
My Proform Treadmill abructly stopped while I was using it
My Proform Treadmill abructly stopped while I was using it twice. I reset the circuit breaker and started using it again only to have the treadmill stop again. What causes this problem?… read more
treadmilltech
treadmilltech
Technician
High School or GED
4,955 satisfied customers
i have a proform 390 crosswalk. I forgot to unplug it and
i have a proform 390 crosswalk. I forgot to unplug it and had a lighting strike killing serverl items in my house including my treadmill. When I plug the treadmill in, it keeps tripping the circuit br… read more
J.T.
J.T.
Technician
1,231 satisfied customers
My two-year old proform treadmill keeps tripping the circuit
My two-year old proform treadmill keeps tripping the circuit breaker in the house. I've ordered oil lubricant from managemylife.com and applied it below the top of the walking belt, but it still cuts … read more
treadmilltech
treadmilltech
Technician
High School or GED
4,955 satisfied customers
My Proform 730cs appears to have an electrical problem. After
My Proform 730cs appears to have an electrical problem. After operating for 10 - 15 minutes, it shuts off. I can reset what appears to be the fuse breaker switch and it willl run for 10 - 15 minutes t… read more
treadmilltech
treadmilltech
Technician
High School or GED
4,955 satisfied customers
I have a Proform 995 and I just pluged it in the outlet and
I have a Proform 995 and I just pluged it in the outlet and it went off along with some lights in my home. I read the manual and it reads that it is not compatible with GFCI equipped outlets, what doe… read more
treadmilltech
treadmilltech
Technician
High School or GED
4,955 satisfied customers
I have a proform pftl70070 that trips the circuit breaker after
I have a proform pftl70070 that trips the circuit breaker after different lenghts of time. I then have to wait 15 to 20 mins before I can reset it. I want to lube the deck----can I use a teflon spray … read more
treadmilltech
treadmilltech
Technician
High School or GED
4,955 satisfied customers
I have a Proform 730CS treadmill. The onboard curcuit breaker
I have a Proform 730CS treadmill. The onboard circuit breaker kept tripping. We lubricated it, and then ordered a replacement circuit breaker. Now, I don't know if this is related or not. 3 times now … read more
treadmilltech
treadmilltech
Technician
High School or GED
4,955 satisfied customers
treadmill proform crosswalk, walking & increased the slope
treadmill proform crosswalk, walking & increased the slope when the little red power magnet fell off. now I can't get it to start up again.… read more
treadmilltech
treadmilltech
Technician
High School or GED
4,955 satisfied customers
I have a proform 545 treadmill. It has been working fine until
I have a proform 545 treadmill. It has been working fine until now. I was walking, but it would not shut off until i disconnected the power key. When I put the key back, there is power to the display,… read more
treadmilltech
treadmilltech
Technician
High School or GED
4,955 satisfied customers
proform 730 cs treadmill. continually blows breaker fuse.
proform 730 cs treadmill. continually blows breaker fuse. Just ran with cover off until failure, nothing seemed too hot or not running properly. Just blows fuse.… read more
Craig
Craig
Electrical Director
Electrical Automation Technician
2,133 satisfied customers
I have a gym with a TROTTER 545. aFTER A MINUTE OR 2 IT TRIPS
I have a gym with a TROTTER 545. aFTER A MINUTE OR 2 IT TRIPS A BREAKER OR SHUTS DOWN. What's the problem.… read more
Fitness Equipment Doctor
Fitness Equipment Doctor
Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
50 satisfied customers
I have a proform 390pi treadmill that stops cold after about
I have a proform 390pi treadmill that stops cold after about 20 minutes. Motor ? Breaker ? Is this common? Pete… read more
Neil
Neil
Technician
Associate Degree
3,902 satisfied customers
running on my tredmill, went to incline it and it shut down
running on my tredmill, went to incline it and it shut down followed by a burning smell could you put me on to a local repair place in cairns if thats the case thanks… read more
Neil
Neil
Technician
Associate Degree
3,902 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x