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Trouble with treadmill and transformer

I have a treadmill out of warrent that stoped working. The display
would not light up. I traced it to the "power board". I had someone at
work check it and said the transformer is "open" and therefore bad. He
said maybe some diodes on the same board are bad.

A new board form the factory is 60 bucks. I would really love to fix
this as cheaply as posisble. (Baby due any day.) Is it possible to just
replace the transformer on the board? On the transformer it reads:

class2 model/pin 15-8385 imput 115 volts output 8vac 1.6 amps.

Where could I find one? ALso, how would I check for a bad diode with my
voltmeter?

The treadmill is an immage model number 1mtl3952.

I am kind of a newbie but was able to diagnose the problem down to this
circuit board based on the wiring diagram inside the cover of the
treadmill.

Thanks again!
 
N

NSM

Jan 1, 1970
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| I have a treadmill out of warrent that stoped working. The display
| would not light up. I traced it to the "power board". I had someone at
| work check it and said the transformer is "open" and therefore bad. He
| said maybe some diodes on the same board are bad.
|
| A new board form the factory is 60 bucks. I would really love to fix
| this as cheaply as posisble. (Baby due any day.) Is it possible to just
| replace the transformer on the board? On the transformer it reads:
|
| class2 model/pin 15-8385 imput 115 volts output 8vac 1.6 amps.
|
| Where could I find one?

First I would check the transformer. You need an AC/DC Multimeter. You need
to know what to do.

| Also, how would I check for a bad diode with my voltmeter?

Most multimeters have a diode check function. I would use that. Then, I
would check for DC output.

| The treadmill is an immage model number 1mtl3952.
|
| I am kind of a newbie but was able to diagnose the problem down to this
| circuit board based on the wiring diagram inside the cover of the
| treadmill.
|
| Thanks again!
|
 
D

Dingo

Jan 1, 1970
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"I would really love to fix this as cheaply as posisble. (Baby due any day.)
"

AND

"On the transformer it reads: class2 model/pin 15-8385 imput 115 volts
output 8vac 1.6 amps"

Maybe it is a good idea to spend the $60. You don't want that baby to growup
with only one parent now. I mean chances are you won't kill yourself but why
play around with mains voltage and rick it if you haven't had training? And
if you end up in hospital, $60 is cheap, if the new transformer shorts and
burns down your house, $60 is cheap, if the new transformer kills something
else in the treadmill, $60 is cheap.

Remember it is just a treadmill, don't zap yourself just to save walking
outside.
 
J

James Sweet

Jan 1, 1970
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Dingo said:
"I would really love to fix this as cheaply as posisble. (Baby due any day.)
"

AND

"On the transformer it reads: class2 model/pin 15-8385 imput 115 volts
output 8vac 1.6 amps"


It should be easy to find a suitable transformer, just make sure it's also
class 2, which means if something shorts it will fail gracefully rather than
catch fire, most these days are.
 
R

Robert Monsen

Jan 1, 1970
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I have a treadmill out of warrent that stoped working. The display
would not light up. I traced it to the "power board". I had someone at
work check it and said the transformer is "open" and therefore bad. He
said maybe some diodes on the same board are bad.

A new board form the factory is 60 bucks. I would really love to fix
this as cheaply as posisble. (Baby due any day.) Is it possible to just
replace the transformer on the board? On the transformer it reads:

class2 model/pin 15-8385 imput 115 volts output 8vac 1.6 amps.

Where could I find one? ALso, how would I check for a bad diode with my
voltmeter?

The treadmill is an immage model number 1mtl3952.

I am kind of a newbie but was able to diagnose the problem down to this
circuit board based on the wiring diagram inside the cover of the
treadmill.

Thanks again!

Take a look here:

http://www.hammondmfg.com/5cpwr.htm

--
Regards,
Robert Monsen

"Your Highness, I have no need of this hypothesis."
- Pierre Laplace (1749-1827), to Napoleon,
on why his works on celestial mechanics make no mention of God.
 
J

Jumpster Jiver

Jan 1, 1970
0
Email me the board number. I may have it
 
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