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My treadmill seems to be skipping or hesitating while

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My treadmill seems to...

My treadmill seems to be skipping or hesitating while walking

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Technician's Assistant: How long has this been going on? What troubleshooting have you tried?

Just staryed today took it back down to 0 incline reset the machine turned off and on checked the belt seems fine

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I am having issues with my treadmill it's try to skip or lagging when walking

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Exercise Equipment
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Exercise Equipment Technician: Louie, Technician replied 8 months ago
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Exercise Equipment Technician: Louie, Technician replied 8 months ago

Initially, the described symptom almost always is an internal hardware issue. Are you then considering a DIY (do-it-yourself) repair approach? If yes, do you have access to and familiar with a multi-meter?
If yes, please post back with clear closeup pictures of the console/display circuitry, motor, motor controller and all the wiring. Click HERE. These pictures would then serve as common references allowing me to see what you are seeing.
Still and if considering a DIY, let's try check and review the basics. Proposed preliminary tries (if have not been done):

  • check the wiring/connections from the bottom to the console/display;
  • very carefully check if there is voltage supplied from the motor controller to the motor;
  • even if just to eliminate as a suspect, consider performing the below tests:
  • • cautiously / manually turn the big motor and see pulley, roller, belt action;
  • • if comfortably able, disconnect the big motor and test run using a car battery;
  • • trace / check if the speed sensor is positioned and wired correctly.
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