Exercise Equipment

Exercise Equipment Repair Questions? Ask a Technician

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Exercise Equipment

Treadmill's line switched off on my circuit breaker (never

Customer Question
happened before). When I...
Treadmill's line switched off on my circuit breaker (never happened before). When I switched the circuit back on, the treadmill started up, console lit up, all controls seemed OK - until I pressed "Start". Nothing happened. Looked around motor (Johnson) and circuit board, can't see any damage or disconnected wires.
JA: What's the exact make and model of the treadmill?
Customer: Livestrong treadmill model 10.0T, serial # ***** purchased in January, 2011. Motor recently replaced.
JA: What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: Unplugged, looked for visible signs of disconnect or "frying"; everything looks fine.
JA: The equipment expert can solve this for you. Anything else you want him to know before I connect you two?
Customer: No, just to repeat: This happened after the treadmill tripped a circuit breaker - something it never did before.
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Fitness Equipment Technician about your situation and then connect you two.
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Exercise Equipment
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Exercise Equipment Question
Answered in 4 hours by:
6/16/2016
Exercise Equipment Technician: Russell H., Service Tech replied 1 year ago
Russell H.
Russell H., Service Tech
Category: Exercise Equipment
Satisfied Customers: 11,406
Experience: 8+ years of professional experience
Verified

Hi, thank you for contacting JustAnswer.com. My name is Russell. I will do my best to provide the right answer to your question.

Unfortunately, if the treadmill tripped a breaker (as opposed to your having switched it Off by the breaker), then something considerable may be wrong with it.

What were you doing at the time? running, or just walking? or not driving the belt at all?

If it doesn't trip a breaker now, good... but, have you recently adjusted the belt tension?

If the belt is adjusted (or, has shrunk up with age, and lack of lubricant...) too tightly, then it can stop the treadmill from working or running. An over-tight treadmill belt can cause wear, or even damage, in many other ways, such as by overheating the motor.

The solution that you should try first, is that the belt might need readjusting and lubrication (with the special, non-grease, lubricant these treadmill belts generally require.)

The belt should be adjusted, generally speaking, so that it is loose enough that it does not quite slip, but nearly that loose.

Ask Your Own Exercise Equipment Question
Ask Russell H. Your Own Question
Russell H.
Russell H.
Russell H., Service Tech
Category: Exercise Equipment
Satisfied Customers: 11,406
11,406 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 8+ years of professional experience

Russell H. 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

4,753 satisfied customers

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

J.T.

J.T.

Technician

1,107 satisfied customers

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

Neil

Neil

Technician

205 satisfied customers

NZCE Electronics and Computing

Louie

Louie

Technician

51 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

Rod

Rod

Engineer

17 satisfied customers

Repair electronic equipment and mechanical assemblies.

< Previous | Next >

Related Exercise Equipment Questions
NORDICTRACK E 7.0 VERSUS NORDICTRACK E9.0. I want to know
JA: What's the make/model of your device? How old is it? Customer: NORDICTRACK E 7.0 VERSUS NORDICTRACK E9.0 JA: How long has this been going on? What troubleshooting have you tried? Customer: i want … read more
Josh
Josh
It Support Specialist
Associate Degree
5,127 satisfied customers
Have a freespirit 122 300810 13 years old. when you plug in
Have a freespirit###-##-#### 13 years old. when you plug in the console says cal. then it shows e3 in the speed read out. … read more
Louie
Louie
Technician
Associate Degree
51 satisfied customers
My proform 560 treadmill stops after I walked on it for a
My proform 560 treadmill stops after I walked on it for a few minutes if I step off it starts moving … read more
Louie
Louie
Technician
Associate Degree
51 satisfied customers
I have a t 770 horizon treadmill but no manuels and it has
i have a t 770 horizon treadmill but no manuels and it has stopped with a lube indicator mode how do i lube it and reset … read more
J.T.
J.T.
Technician
1,107 satisfied customers
My treadmill seems to be skipping or hesitating while
My treadmill seems to be skipping or hesitating while walking … read more
Louie
Louie
Technician
Associate Degree
51 satisfied customers
Today our treadmill smelled like it was burning and during
Today our treadmill smelled like it was burning and during my workout the speed slowed down … read more
Louie
Louie
Technician
Associate Degree
51 satisfied customers
I have an old Nautilus T514-NS Treadmill .. it turns on
I have an old Nautilus T514-NS Treadmill .. it turns on counts down but then stops and returns back to the countdown screen or it will say SAFETY KEY while the safety key is in place … read more
Russell H.
Russell H.
Service Tech
11,406 satisfied customers
I need someone to come to my home and fix my bowflex
I need someone to come to my home and fix my bowflex treadclimber tc 3000. I live in long beach. the board doesn't seem to work anymore. can you recommend anyone … read more
Josh
Josh
It Support Specialist
Associate Degree
5,127 satisfied customers
I broke the shaft because of too much weight on a Gold's Gym
I broke the shaft because of too much weight on a Gold's Gym elliptical. Can it be fixed? I don't know how to remove the old shaft. … read more
J.T.
J.T.
Technician
1,107 satisfied customers
NordicTrack 1750. Just replaced the drive motor. I am quite
NordicTrack 1750. Just replaced the drive motor. I am quite sure that it is running slower than what the display says it is...any ideas? … read more
Russell H.
Russell H.
Service Tech
11,406 satisfied customers
I have an RL900 and the resistance doesn't change. The
I have an RL900 and the resistance doesn't change. The display does but the magnet doesn't move … read more
Pete
Pete
Engineer
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
1,109 satisfied customers
My Proform Performance 600 (six years old) was working fine
My Proform Performance 600 (six years old) was working fine and suddenly the control board does not function. I tried to reset the power switch but it still does not respond. There is electrical power… read more
Louie
Louie
Technician
Associate Degree
51 satisfied customers
I have an APEX 4100i. When first powered on, you can start
I have an APEX 4100i. When first powered on, you can start the treadmill in manual or program mode without any problem. After it has been running for a while, if you stop the treadmill, and then attem… read more
treadmilltech
treadmilltech
Technician
High School or GED
4,753 satisfied customers
I have a nordic track T5 zi that we just installed a new
I have a nordic track T5 zi that we just installed a new motor on. After about 30 minutes it stops and it makes a nouse after about 10 minutes if i use the incline. Then after it stops it has no power… read more
J.T.
J.T.
Technician
1,107 satisfied customers
My T-81 Horizon treadmill won't start up, moves about 6 - 8
My T-81 Horizon treadmill won't start up, moves about 6 - 8 inchs and stops. … read more
Louie
Louie
Technician
Associate Degree
51 satisfied customers
My treadmill will bog or shut down shorty after starting.
My treadmill will bog or shut down shorty after starting. … read more
Louie
Louie
Technician
Associate Degree
51 satisfied customers
Weight limit for NordickTrack gx 4.7 model 21914.3? New in
Weight limit for NordickTrack gx 4.7 model 21914.3? … read more
J.T.
J.T.
Technician
1,107 satisfied customers
How much do you charge for providing assistance? 2012 Nordic
It is out of warranty. I ran the calibration and it stuck on steep incline. The screw/motor "bumps" but won't continue through the process to lower and ultimately callibrate. … read more
Pete
Pete
Engineer
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
1,109 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