Last updated on August 26th, 2022 at 04:45 am
Do you know what is the cause of the treadmill circuit breaker tripping? Or how do you reset the treadmill circuit breaker?
If you have ever experienced this problem, you should be familiar with this problem.
You’ve started your daily workout, hopped on a treadmill, and crashed. The circuit goes off and cuts off your session.
You are trying to push start again and the circuit breaker trips right back again.
The cause of the treadmill circuit tripping is due to the issue with the power.
We will analyze the different issues concerning this problem and a way to resolve it.
Causes Of Treadmill Circuit Breaker Tripping
The circuit breaker tripping on the treadmill seems to be a common issue among some users.
This issue in your treadmill can be caused by different factors.
We can reset the treadmill circuit breaker after resolving the issues.
A lot of consumption of electric power of the treadmill should be handled by a circuit.
It’s a general observation that the treadmill consumes energy ranging from 300-900 watts.
An overburdening circuit of the treadmill is the main cause of breaker tripping.
It usually happens due to overdrawing of the power than the capacity of the outlet.
The tripping of the circuit is beneficial because it saves the circuit from overloading.
Otherwise, it can cause damage to the treadmill.
There are two types of power outlets:
- GFCI Outlet
- AFCI Outlet
GFCI and AFCI are different types of outlets that monitors the flow of electricity at the outlet.
The GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter)outlet senses any current leak and shuts off the circuit if there are any abnormalities.
It protects you from shocks while working around it.
GFCI feature is found both in residential and commercial outlets.
An AFCI (Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter) outlet also senses any current leakage but it also senses ground faults.
They’ll stop the circuit if it detects any unwanted arcing.
The outlet will shut off before the fuse would ever blow giving your home added protection against fire.
A ground fault is another reason for the tripping of the treadmill circuit breaker.
It happens when the black wire touches the metal covering objects or direct ground.
But if you are unaware of solving this issue then take professional services.
A short circuit is one of the major reasons for tripping.
It happens when the two wires contact each other without touching the ground.
You will sense a burning smell and It will shut off the treadmill.
It can take place anywhere in the power cord or the power outlet of the treadmill.
How To Reset Treadmill Circuit Breaker
The circuit breaker will actually trip when the treadmill shuts down unexpectedly.
Most likely caused by the failure of some component.
For resetting the treadmill circuit breaker follow the few steps.
- Check the reset button on the treadmill frame near the power cord.
- If the switch is down then the circuit breaker is tripped.
- Now wait for 5 minutes and then switch to reset position.
If it doesn’t work then we will replace the circuit breaker.
To replace the circuit breaker follow the below steps.
Unplug the power cord of the treadmill for safety.
Uncover the motor hood from the motor.
Unscrew the washer attached to the circuit breaker.
Pull out the circuit breaker and flip it over to see where are line and load.
Now pull out the wires attached to the faulty circuit breaker and replace the circuit breaker
Now again place the new circuit breaker, cover the motor, and plug in the switch.
A Bottom Line
The treadmill circuit breaker keeps tripping usually caused by a problem with the treadmill’s electrical system.
It is a common issue that any treadmill owner can face.
Use surge protectors on the treadmill from power surges. So go for durable surge protectors to prevent the machine.
Check the compatibility of the power outlet with your treadmill and change the position of the machine.
This is the whole process and concerning information related to resetting a treadmill circuit breaker.
I am Humaira Maqbool, content writer on FitnessGearsHub. Fitness is my passion, I love to learn and explore modern fitness gears, applications, and exercises. As a fitness freak, I explore new exercises and experience fitness gears. I will share my knowledge and information about fitness gears based on my personal experiences and would love to solve the problems that you are facing about fitness machines.