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  1. Guest

    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!
     
  2. NSM

    NSM Guest

    | 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!
    |
     
  3. Dingo

    Dingo Guest

    "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.
     
  4. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest


    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.
     
  5. 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.
     
  6. Email me the board number. I may have it
     
  7. Mikey

    Mikey Guest

    Email me the board number. I may have it
     
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