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I have a pro form 4500 treadmill that just stopped moving.

I have a pro...

I have a pro form 4500 treadmill that just stopped moving. Everything else works. Seems its either the motor or the control board.

Technician's Assistant: What's the brand/model of your equipment?

Pro form model pro 4500

Technician's Assistant: How long has this been going on with your equipment? What have you tried so far?

It is 5 years old and just suddenly happened. I took the top off and cleaned everything.

Technician's Assistant: Anything else you want the Equipment Expert to know before I connect you?

There is a red LED on the control board that is on when you start the treadmill. When you go to start there is a another orange led that blinks and then the red led starts to blink.

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Dan
Dan, Master Tech and Repair Facility Trainer
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Experience: USAF trained; A.A.S Electronics; A.A.S. Education; Currently teaching basic and advanced electronic theory for the DoD.
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Welcome to the site! I'm Dan.

We need to remove the motor cover and disconnect the motor from the controller. Then use a fully charged cordless drill battery, and connect the motor to it. See if the motor spins. There's a video of this test >>here<<.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
is there a voltage that can be measured?

No you aren't measuring a voltage, you're supplying it to the motor to see if the motor spins.

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This will tell us if the motor is functional or if we need to examine the control board.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
It moved about a half a rotation
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
The drill battery was not fully charged.

Needs to be fully charged for the test to be valid (the motor pulls a lot of current). Recharge and run the test again. It should spin continuously and not stop.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
It runs when connected to the battery

OK great, so the motor is fine. Does the incline work?

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OK, if both motors (drive & incline) are working and the console is operational... then we're looking at a defective motor controller. Your treadmill uses a MC-2100 which you can purchase at a lot of different places including >>here<<.

I really hope that answers your question! Let me know if you need anything else. Oh, and please take a second to rate the service I provided (there should be a 5-star scale on your page somewhere). Don't worry, that won't close your question and you can still respond back at any time.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
thanks

You're welcome!

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