Sunday, 31 December 2017

Comparison of treadmill motors

The graph above shows the consumption in A of a 180V engine compared to a 110V motor. Consumption of 110V motor is much higher than a 180V power motor.


110V Icon Motor
 
Comparison RPM 110V-180V
The graph above shows the number of turns per minute (RPM) detected on 180V and 110V motors.
A 110V motor at about 20 volts has a spin speed equal to a 180V motor at a 50V working point.
Assuming a 150W load, the consumption of a 180V motor remains at about 3A, while that of a 110V motor is 7.5A, resulting in an increased risk of overheating the motor control board and motor.
For this reason, the use of 110V motors with high loads, in particular walking, should be avoided. Contact our engineers to replace 110V motors with 180V motors on your treadmill. http://www.partsfortreadmill.com/

Friday, 29 December 2017

Treadmill assistance | error codes and troubleshooting

Error codes are based on Carnielli Treadmill. Some other brands/models share the same or similar error codes.
Generic errors
Possible cause: Treadmill does not work
1) Reason: no connection to power supply.
Solution: plug into socket. Check socket.
2) Safety key is not inserted
Solution: insert safety key in the monitor
3) Reason: Signal circuit system is cut off
Solution: Check control panel and signal / data cable
4) Possible cause: burnt fuse
Solution: Change fuse
Belt does not run properly
1) Possible cause: belt is not adjusted
Solution: adjust belt – follow instructions provided on our blog
2) Possible cause: Belt too tight
Solution: adjust the belt – follow instructions provided on our blog
Belt is slipping
1) Possible cause: Belt is too loose
Solution: adjust the belt
Errors E1, E2, E3
Errors E1, E2, E3 possible causes are the motor-to-board or motor-sensor-control board connections.
In most cases it is a damaged sensor, a burnt engine (excessive absorption) or a faulty motor control board.
E1
a) possible cause: bad wire connection
solution: connect the wires again or replace wires / sensor
b) possible cause: faulty computer
solution: replace the computer
c) possible causes: faulty controller or motor
solution: replace the controller or the motor
E2
a) possible cause: the motor wires does not connect well with the controller
solution: check the connection, disconnect and connect again. Steps as in E1 above.
E3
Follow steps as in E1 above
Errors E5, E6
E5 identifies a current overload to the motor (so probably the motor is faulty)
E6 power problems at the console of the treadmill (therefore probable problems on the transformer of the engine board)
E5
a) possible cause: damaged motor
solution: replace the motor
E6
A) possible cause: damaged controller
Solution: replace the controller
Errors E7, E9
E7 identifies the lack of the security key
E9 problems with the inclination motor signal (probable failure on the inclination motor control)
E7
a) possible cause: the computer does not receive the signal from the safety key
solution: check if the safety key is inserted / replace it
b) possible cause: the computer is damaged
solution: repair / replace main computer
E9
a) possible cause: the controller could not check the signal from the incline motor (VR signal)
solution: check the VR wire and the connector, replace the incline motor


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Wednesday, 27 December 2017

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Monday, 25 December 2017

Boflex Assistance, Gold Gym Assistance, Greenmaster Assistance | cross trainer console

Contact us for assistance and spare parts Boflex, Gold Gym, Greenmaster, and many other brands including fitness equipment sold in supermarkets.
Troubleshooting guide for cross trainer and stationary bikes
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PROBLEM
SOLUTION
1.
The display does not turn on.

1. Make sure the transformer is properly connected to the power outlet.
2. Make sure the transformer is properly connected to the connector on the cross trainer.
3. Check the AC voltage of the transformer. It must be the same as the mains (Europe 220-240 V, US 110-120V).
4. Check that the data cable on the console is properly connected (usually 12, 10, 9 or 8 pins).

2.
No resistance variation
1. Check that the motor operates when the resistance increases or decreases (hear noise).
2. Check that the data cable on the console is properly connected and in good standing (not pinched, bent, etc.)
3. Check if the motor operates after re-connecting the transformer and turning on the console.
3.
The display does not display pulsations
1. Make sure that the user is placing both hands on the handpulse sensors.
2. Check the cables connecting the handpulse sensors to the console are properly connected
3. Check whether the console is in power saving mode
4.
Pulse is not displayed with the chest strap
1. Make sure the user wears the chest strap properly. Make sure the body is aligned with the console. Make chest skin slightly moist before wearing the strap.
2. Check if the battery is working. Test with a new battery.
3. Check whether the console is in power saving mode
5.
Indication E-1
E-1 means that the console does not receive data related to the "body fat". Make sure the user is holding both hands on the sensors.
6.
Indication E-4
E-4 indicates that age, weight, and height go beyond the range when the user sets his values. Stay in the ranges indicated in the instruction manual.
7.
Indication E-2
1. Check that the 12 PIN connector on the console is properly connected.
2. Check that the motor does not exceed the maximum limit.
8.

Speed is not displayed
1. Check that the 12 PIN connector on the console is properly connected.
2. Check that the speed sensor cable is properly connected.
9.
Failure in response to the RECOVERY function.
1 Check that the console is in the STOP state.
2. Check that the pulses are displayed on the display.


Saturday, 23 December 2017

Kettler assistance | connect an inclination motor | valid for most makers / models

The inclination motor has 3 power cables: one WHITE, one RED and one BLACK.
The WHITE wire is the common and must be connected in COM position
The RED wire is the upward command, it must be connected to UP
The BLACK wire is the DOWN command
In addition, there is usually an additional smaller cabling made of three wires. It passes to the computer the position (VP) of the incline motor (it’s a data cable). http://www.partsfortreadmill.com/


Thursday, 21 December 2017

VIBRATING PLATE ISSUES: NOISE WHEN OPERATING

Noise issues can arise:
- from the motor
- from mechanical transmission
- from the transmission belt
- from other components
A) Noise from the plate motor
1) Remove the transmission belt to check if the noise comes actually from the engine
2) If noise comes from the motor itself, this can be repaired by following the instructions below:
- If there is noise and sparks, there you may need to change the brushes of the motor. See the following pictures on how to work to replace the brushes.

 
- Loosen the motor cover bolts and remove it lightly from the seat but without removing the lid completely. Try rotating it in reverse and tighten the bolts again.

 
- If the problem persists, replace the motor. You can find brushes and motor on www.partsfortreadmill.com
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Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Icon MC2100E repair | LED problems

ICON MC2100 REV D controller

 
ICON MC2100ELS controller
If you need spare parts or assistance, contact us http://www.partsfortreadmill.com/index.php/
 
To find out if the controller is broken etc., these procedures must be followed
- with the board installed and taped off of the main switch, keep an eye on the red LED on the board (the only one there is). It is turned on by the main switch, the LED MUST NOT light up simultaneously with the activation of the switch, but it must light up steady after a few instants delay.
At the beginning, it makes an almost imperceptible "blink", then it turns on fixed. If it gets fixed immediately, the card has lost its programming and you have to change the card or have it repaired in a very specialized lab who has the programming chip (you can ask us for advice).
Other cases in which the controller should be replaced/repaired, always linked to the LED are:
- LED on steady immediately with weak light.
- LED completely off, but dashboard turned on (probable microprocessor in short).
Note: starting from May 2015, the Treadmill Parts, together with some Repairs Laboratories, has developed a replacement chip which allows the successful repair of all the defective Icon boards of the MC2100 and MC2000 type, even in the event of a faulty original chip.

Sunday, 17 December 2017

StrengthMaster Assistance, Panatta Support, Vision Fitness Support AUTO-DIAGNOSIS for TREADMILLS

Contact us for assistance and spare parts for home and professional fitness.
To enable the self-diagnosis test, do the following:
1. Press the "Enter" and "Up" or "UP" keys simultaneously for 3 seconds


 
2. Press the "Enter" key repeatedly until "AUTO" is displayed

 
3. When the "AUTO" message is displayed, press the "START" and "UP" keys to proceed to self-diagnosis.

 
CAUTION: Do not place your feet on the belt during this procedure.


4. After about 25 seconds, if the treadmill is working properly, the display should be blank (no signal).
 
5. Press the "ENTER" key simultaneously and press "UP" to exit the self-diagnosis function.

Friday, 15 December 2017

Treadmill assistance DOMYOS TC140 ERROR CODES

Code Error Troubleshooting Guide


Er1 treadmill speed ​​sensor error
1) Check that there is nothing internally stuck
2) Check that the speed sensor is not loose or defective.


Er2 treadmill motor connection error
1) Check if the motor connection cables are loose.
2) Contact us for further testing and identifying the defective component.


Er3 treadmill Error PC/display board and control board system error
1) Check whether the connection cables to the console and the MCB are loose or damaged. Replace if it’s the case http://www.partsfortreadmill.com/index.php/parts-for-treadmill/transformers-chokes-breakers/
2) Contact us for further testing and identifying the defective component


Er4 treadmill control system failure error.
Please contact us for further testing and identifying the defective component


Er5 treadmill Motor protection fault.
Please contact us for further testing and identifying the defective component
In most cases the motor should be replaced


Er6 treadmill motor Control System Error (MCB).
Please contact us for further testing and identifying the defective component
In most cases the controller should be replaced or repaired


Er7 treadmill Tilting error (only for versions with electric inclination)
Please contact us for further testing and identifying the defective component
In most cases, the tilt engine must be replaced or repaired


Er8 treadmill HRC program error (only for versions with cardio program)
1) Verify that the user has both hands in firm contact with handpulse or he is wearing a chest strap. (The chest strap is an optional feature).
2) Verify that the heart rate monitor cables are not loose / if handpulse sensor.
3) Contact us for further testing and identifying the defective component.
After performing the checks and operations outlined above, try switching the machine back on and see if the error is still displayed. If the error persists, contact us for assistance.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Treadmill lubricant

We never get tired of repeating how important it is to lubricate the treadmill belt regularly. It’s a simple and cheap solution which can help you avoid future damage to the treadmill’s belt, deck, motor, and even controller. The repair of these parts or their replacement can be really expensive. Moreover, the use of a special lubricant for the treadmill deck contributes significantly to the duration of the treadmill and reduces electric consumption.
Prefer 100% silicone/ Polydimethylsiloxane based lubricants avoiding oil derivatives (such as WD40) that can damage the belt or the laminated surface of the treadmill deck.
For more safety, use only environmentally friendly lubricants as the treadmill lubricants proposed by Treadmill Parts.
LIQUID (Standard lubricant Technogym for treadmills and fitness machines - Polydimethylsiloxane - 1 kg)
SPRAY (easy for home)

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Icon Assistance, Nordic Track Assistance, JK Fitness Assistance, BH Fitness Assistance. | Identifying motor defects

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Some tips for checking engine (search in our blog for more tips and information on how to test engines)
How to check if the treadmill motor is defective:
  1. The motor is short-circuited between chassis and red or black cables, symptoms:
    • the motor controller power part gets damaged (this defect on controller may happen also for other causes not related to motor),
    • the home differential switch off;
    • the board goes into short and the engine always runs at maximum speed (this defect on controller may happen also for other causes not related to motor).
  1. The motor loses its magnetism, symptoms:
    • the motor does not have any force / torque: this happens when the engine runs for long periods of overload (overheated);
    • you may also experience unstable performance of the controller, increases or decreases in motor speed, or the motor "has no force". Measure the number of motor revs to determine if it is still good.
Take the example of a standard 180V / 4200RPM motor:
 
the ratio between speed and voltage is proportional


If the number of RPMs measured is out of the variation range (5% variation), the motor is probably to be replaced.


c. Motor brushes are defective: if the brushes are not inserted correctly or their surface is not smooth, they may cause sparks and noises during operation. Defective brushes should be replaced and it is recommended to let the engine run 1-2 hours at maximum speed before using the treadmill, so that the new brushes better adapt to the motor.


  1. Short or intermittent wobble, abnormal power consumption: in the case of short windings or interrupted windings, the motor generally reports:
    • abnormal power consumption (greater than 1.5 A with a motor connected to drive belt and belt or greater than 500mA with unloaded motor – i.e. not connected to the belt)
    • or does not respect the number of turns.
This is the most risky case because the engine may start if you push it, but it would soon damage the motor controller.


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Error E6 on electric incline treadmill



The E6 error is normally related to the missed / incorrect reading of the motor inclination position signal (VR) and depends on 99% of the tilt motor or on problems in the connections. The motor board directly passes the signal to the console, without any modification. Therefore, the cases of E6 errors dependent on the engine board are rather rare.
The following indications are for Astar treadmill controllers but they can also be replicated for other models.
The operations to be performed if the controller is fitted with an Astar controller & console are:
1) reset + incline down to enter engineering mode
2) press mode 4 times to enter test mode
3) start to start testing mode
4) incline up and down to test inclination
if it moves up and down, check if the ADC value changes (if it does not change, it means that the tilt motor signal is interrupted - broken wire or badly connected)
if it does not move, the motor connections are usually wrong or the motor is stuck or broken, however, check whether LED 2 or LED 3 lights up.
The board makes an auto-tuning at power-up so it may be that the treadmill moves by itself when you install a new controller if the console doesn’t get the VR incline signal.
The console in some cases allows to adjust the inclination, but this adjustment only affects the console and the inclination motor (it may be necessary to do it when changing the incline engine).
On some lower controller cards, there is a special LEARN button to be used for this purpose (press it and power on).
One last note: the inclination motor has a thermal sensor so if you start to go up and down to test the inclination after a while back and forth the engine heats up and goes into protection. You will get then the same error code.
Replacement parts available at http://www.partsfortreadmill.com

Monday, 11 December 2017

Treadmill: upgrading the treadmill motor board with new software

* Both the controller and the program need to be powered separately - proceed as follows.
* This is risky: this operation must be performed only by qualified technicians
Step 1) Remove the control board and connect it to the power kit:
a) Connect the black wires from the ON / OFF button directly to the card
b) Connect the power cord to the power outlet and press the ON / OFF button
 
Step 2) Connect the programmer power supply to the electrical outlet
     * The 9022A software should only be used for STRADA 4.0
 
Step 3) Insert the wiring of the programmer as shown in the picture, paying attention to the wire
Green is facing upwards. From the side of the programmer, bent terminals should be inserted by 90 °
 
The green wire must be at the white triangle on the programmer.


Step 4) Download the software into the control board
to. Press on the contact so that you are sure that during the upgrade you make no mistakes.
b. Press the black button of the programmer to download the program.
c. The BUSY LED lights up during refresh operations and then goes off when the update is done. The update fails if the BUSY LED starts blinking after pressing the black button.
The green wire must be at the white triangle on the programmer. http://www.partsfortreadmill.com/


Thursday, 7 December 2017

Gold Gym Assistance, High Power Assistance, Treo Fitness Assistance | Troubleshooting

HE LIGHT OF THE SWITCH IS NOT SWITCHING
1) Check that the fuse and the switch are not faulty
2) if they are broken, change them, you can find on www.partsfortreadmill.com


THE BELT DOES NOT START AFTER PRESSING THE START BUTTON
1) Check all cables and connections
2) Check if the motor controller is defective.


THE CONSOLE FUNCTIONS IRREGULARLY
A) The display does not work
1) Check cable connections to the console
2) Try to reconnect the 3 connecting cables as shown in the pictures


B) Not all LEDs are displayed
1) Replace the console
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Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Error E6 on electric incline treadmill

The E6 error is normally related to the missed / incorrect reading of the motor inclination position signal (VR) and depends on 99% of the tilt motor or on problems in the connections. The motor board directly passes the signal to the console, without any modification. Therefore, the cases of E6 errors dependent on the engine board are rather rare.
The following indications are for Astar treadmill controllers but they can also be replicated for other models.
The operations to be performed if the controller is fitted with an Astar controller & console are:
1) reset + incline down to enter engineering mode
2) press mode 4 times to enter test mode
3) start to start testing mode
4) incline up and down to test inclination
if it moves up and down, check if the ADC value changes (if it does not change, it means that the tilt motor signal is interrupted - broken wire or badly connected)
if it does not move, the motor connections are usually wrong or the motor is stuck or broken, however, check whether LED 2 or LED 3 lights up.
The board makes an auto-tuning at power-up so it may be that the treadmill moves by itself when you install a new controller if the console doesn’t get the VR incline signal.
The console in some cases allows to adjust the inclination, but this adjustment only affects the console and the inclination motor (it may be necessary to do it when changing the incline engine).
On some lower controller cards, there is a special LEARN button to be used for this purpose (press it and power on).
One last note: the inclination motor has a thermal sensor so if you start to go up and down to test the inclination after a while back and forth the engine heats up and goes into protection. You will get then the same error code.
Replacement parts available at http://www.partsfortreadmill.com

Error E6 on electric incline treadmill


The E6 error is normally related to the missed / incorrect reading of the motor inclination position signal (VR) and depends on 99% of the tilt motor or on problems in the connections. The motor board directly passes the signal to the console, without any modification. Therefore, the cases of E6 errors dependent on the engine board are rather rare.
The following indications are for Astar treadmill controllers but they can also be replicated for other models.
The operations to be performed if the controller is fitted with an Astar controller & console are:
1) reset + incline down to enter engineering mode
2) press mode 4 times to enter test mode
3) start to start testing mode
4) incline up and down to test inclination
if it moves up and down, check if the ADC value changes (if it does not change, it means that the tilt motor signal is interrupted - broken wire or badly connected)
if it does not move, the motor connections are usually wrong or the motor is stuck or broken, however, check whether LED 2 or LED 3 lights up.
The board makes an auto-tuning at power-up so it may be that the treadmill moves by itself when you install a new controller if the console doesn’t get the VR incline signal.
The console in some cases allows to adjust the inclination, but this adjustment only affects the console and the inclination motor (it may be necessary to do it when changing the incline engine).
On some lower controller cards, there is a special LEARN button to be used for this purpose (press it and power on).
One last note: the inclination motor has a thermal sensor so if you start to go up and down to test the inclination after a while back and forth the engine heats up and goes into protection. You will get then the same error code.
Replacement parts available at http://www.partsfortreadmill.com

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

LIEO - PowerFirst Card with Optical Speed Sensor - Replacement with Magnetic Speed Sensor

LIEO / Power First type cards are used on DKN, Carnielli and other treadmills. Controller models are PF 901, PF 902, PF 903, PF 905 and PF 906. Those treadmill controllers have both optical (3-pin) and magnetic (2 pin) connectors for speed sensor.
These boards can be replaced with matching Endex-branded models (the leading brand for treadmill boards).
The signal connectors on the console are identical (7 pin + 5 pin).
If the original board is equipped with a magnetic sensor, there is usually no need for adaptation and you can directly replace it with the Endex controller.
In the case that the original board has a 3-pin optical sensor, it is also necessary to purchase a magnetic speed sensor and a magnet to be used with the replacement card.
The speed sensor is connected to the only 2-pin connector on the new board.
Second step: the front roller should be analyzed. In most cases you will find that it already has a small magnet, in some cases even two magnets (red arrow on the magnet, blue on the compartment prepared for the second magnet).
In this case, it is better to keep one magnet only, because putting two would result in a bumpy speed.
If the magnet is missing, proceed with bonding (with a two-component type glue) the magnet in the seat (if present) or in any other suitable space.
Place the magnet and the sensor so that when the ribbon turns, the magnet moves at about 2/3 mm from the sensor without ever touching it. http://www.partsfortreadmill.com/

Sunday, 3 December 2017

How to strengthen the board of the treadmill?

The typical break in the treadmill decks is about two-thirds of the length of the table, especially for users running on the treadmill regularly.
 
The breakage is due to the continuous stresses on the center of the deck, which is particularly flexible as the deck is an integral component of the damping system in domestic treadmills.
To prevent breaking decks, it is possible to insert a reinforcement metal bar (max. 3 mm thick) isolated from direct contact with the table by means of rubber spacers.
Both the bar and the spacers can be commonly found in hardware stores.
The presence of the bar reduces the flexion of the board, avoiding overextension and breakage. It is the same principle of reinforced concrete. The bar can be fixed to the chassis or in some cases to the deck itself, using in this case passing screws (thus crossing the entire deck) and carefully inserting the screws in the center (the rubber gasket seen at the center in the diagram below uses only glue).

Friday, 1 December 2017

Treadmill has stopped working

Question:
Hi I have a Turner XT5000 HRC treadmill, unfortunately it has a malfunction. It starts normally but in the first two seconds it immediately accelerates on its own, then after a couple more seconds it hangs up giving the L5 Low Speed error. Are you able to understand the problem?
Answer
it could be a speed sensor problem, check
1) Check exactly after how many seconds it stops
2) Unplug the speed sensor, normally a two-pin cable, which ends with a sensor close to the front roller
3) Re-start and check again. If it stops after the same amount of time, replace the sensor.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Repairing Fassi professional treadmill - Inverter Replacement for gyms

Replace the original inverter of the Fassi treadmill with a Toshiba high quality inverter and create a circuit to display the speed on the screen and to operate the inclination.
For more information about this service
We thank the customer for making the repair results available
Lab test 
 

Monday, 27 November 2017

Problem with a treadmill: it occasionally works and stops

Question
I have a "Power Run 3.6 easy" treadmill from ENERGETICS, which gives me error E2. I checked the speed sensor and it is OK. Can you suggest me any test that I can do to understand what does it depend on?
Answer
Good morning,
About your request for error E2 I recommend making some checks and then see what to do. Unplug the machine and:
1. Try turning by hand the motor to see if it has a fluid and frictionless movement
2. If it does, try to test the treadmill with only the motor connected (disconnecting the drive belt)
3. Does the running belt seem to be worn out? It could generate motor resistance, perhaps with some abnormal friction
4. Is the error displayed immediately (just when the machine is switched on) or is it displayed after a while?
Customer response
I did the tests you suggested, but the treadmill continues to give the E2 error.
Error E2 is displayed at power up after several seconds scanned by a beep.
I add that for 2 times, at different times since the E2 was presented, the machine at power-on has worked normally. So sometimes it goes, sometimes it does not go.
The speed sensor works.
What further tests can I do?
Answer
If every now and then the motor goes and occasionally runs and then doesn’t, I would recommend sending the motor for testing.
In fact, this type of defect may depend on the motor and could also cause damage to the board, so it’s better to check the motor before further damage is made to the machine. www.partsfortreadmill.com

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Problem: Nordick Track treadmill jumps out, solved with 110V motor replacement with 180V motor

Let's summarize the experience of this customer
The customer sent us as his board and engine to be tested at the laboratory. The lab found a defect, which was leap current
Lab finds KO motor short, controller to be repaired.
After some time, the customer receives the card and the original engine (new) Nordick Track.
After some time, the customer contacts us again saying that he has another problem, this is his description of the problem: «I tried it for 25 minutes after which I turned off everything, I checked the fuse that was close to the plug and it was blown, I reactivated it but as soon as I start the treadmill, the engine starts to turn “jumpy”, I also tried without the engine connected. Your technician told me that even without the engine the light should blink but instead it remains off”
After a few days the controller came back to the lab, and we find out that the board is damaged again on the power output part, probably due to incorrect maintenance or "load" side issues. The controller is still repaired and the customer is required to pay a very reduced fee for the repair.
The lab confirmed that they replaced the power part of the card. It is the part which gets damaged in case of "load" problems, such as wrong maintenance, old tape (too much friction), etc.
Even after this the customer still complains about the treadmill malfunction. It starts, you can walk on it for 5 seconds and then it stops again. Without anyone (unloaded) works fined, but with a person of about 60/70 Kg stops
A replacement board is then sent to the customer, which accepts both 180v motors and 110V motors. The treadmill works fine a few weeks, after that it still notices problems with the card.
The new board (with original engine) causes the same problem. The customer agrees to try the replacement engine 180V.
After that we received the new message from the customer: “Good morning Luca, I tried with the engine that you sent me. It looks like it's okay now. I used it for about 40 minutes and it did not stop. I wanted to ask you if it is normal that after the 40 mins training the engine gets quite hot. Thank you.”
Afterwards we sent the customer instruction on how to adjust the main running belt and the drive belt.
He wrote us back: “Sorry for the delay, now it looks like it's okay” www.partsfortreadmill.com

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Problem after replacing the treadmill motor

Question
I replaced the treadmill motor with a new one, and connected it. Now I have a problem, the treadmill without any command starts at maximum speed. Faston connectors are properly connected (red + black –) if I put them opposite, treadmill reverses direction and stops immediately after that. Please help.
Answer
To reverse the direction of the treadmill, it is enough to reverse the red and black cables, unfortunately the fact that it starts immediately at maximum speed means the control board is short-circuiting.
So, you may want to check if it can be repaired or not.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Modify icon brand treadmill (Nordick Track, Proform, Weslo), with larger engine (180V)

Example treadmill modification using a “3 HP Mega Motor” motor type and an Eway compatible controller www.partsfortreadmill.com
Here are some advantages:
- the use of a bigger engine (10 cm in diameter compared to 8 of the original engine), allows better heat dissipation and reduces engine overheating even under harsh conditions
- The use of 180V motor technology allows a reduction in the current (A) resulting in further reduction of the risk of overheating and consumption. It is also more suitable for use in Europe (where the mains current has a voltage of 220 ~ 240VAC)
- The most powerful engine is suitable for longer use
A similar result can be obtained by applying a change to the original Icon Controller board, as follows

Sunday, 19 November 2017

I cannot measure the belt of the treadmill

Question
I guess I cannot measure the belt because it's sliced so I can do it??
Answer
If it is broken, cut it with a cutter, pull it out and then measure it. If you do not succeed, you have to pass a string along the entire length of the path the belt should have, from there you can find the length. You should also check (by removing the lateral end caps) the position of the adjustment nuts, to understand if it is better to replace with a little longer or a little shorter belt than the original.
The list of belts we have available is on the internet and you can find it at the following link. They cover almost all makers and models of treadmills, tailor made belts for special models are also available.

Friday, 17 November 2017

How to Repair Bike Computers

You can do the adaptation by splicing the cables and connecting them directly if the contacts do not exactly match those of the original computer.
Speed sensor (Sensore n. giri in the pic) is always a single-pin 2-pin cable that differs from the others. Two pins are almost always enough for the bike speed sensors.
The double connectors (sensori cavi pulsazioni) are 2 cables, usually one of the two is white, they are handpulse sensors. They might be 3 or 4 wires. Each pulse need at least one cable + one which may be in common.
Note that if the bike has jack type connectors (headphones), these are interchangeable with those of the example computer above, but if you see a connector made up of a single long cable strip, this is not compatible and you need a different computer (bike “ergometer” computer with automatic tension adjustment).

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Error E1, E2, E3, L5 and LS on treadmill

Question
My Prorun K30 treadmill has problems with the motor, it starts but stops shortly after, and L5 error appears on display. I would need technical assistance or any information about any check I can do to understand what’s the problem.
Answer
Error L5 is like error E1. It would better read as LS (low speed). Usually you can fix it by replacing the speed sensor or the motor controller.
In fact, for the E1 and the similar errors (some models call it E2, E3 (rare), low speed, or LS) you have to distinguish
- If the treadmill runs for a few seconds and then stops showing E1, low speed or similar -> 99% is the sensor that does not work anymore. BUY SPEED SENSOR (you can find them on www.partsfortreadmill.com)
- If it works for some time (minutes) and then stops showing E1, it is often the controller that goes into protection (may be worth checking the running belt if old or not lubricated, and also check problems with the motor such as electric leaks.) Buy motor, belt or test your engine. (see www.partsfortreadmill.com)
- if it clicks and then stops, the controller is short or the motor is short. Test them. (see www.partsfortreadmill.com)
- if it does not move at all, 99% the controller is faulty. Replace the controller. (see www.partsfortreadmill.com)

Monday, 13 November 2017

Adjusting the treadmill belt if it does not keep the position

Question
 I ask you kindly to explain what should I do on the treadmill that presents this little problem:
- the belt slowly moved all in the left part (seen from above) and is therefore no longer "centered"; what adjustments should I take, should I adjust on the front or on the rear roller?
Answer
The front roller must be perfectly aligned and should never be touched for adjustments.
To adjust the belt, you can use only one of the nuts on the rear roller, turning it clockwise or counterclockwise depending on the effect it seeks (if you remove the two endcaps, it will be easier for you to see what happens).
When adjusting the treadmill should be going at around 2/3 km / h unloaded (nobody on the belt) and you can start by turning the nut (1 full turn / if no effect repeat with max another turn), so that the belt returns in the central direction. Once the center is reached, the belt will tend to "go to the other side", so you should turn maybe 1/4 or 1/2 turn in the opposite direction to the initial adjustment to settle.
If it seems good now, you can gradually increase the speed, checking that at higher speeds your belt do not tend to move (in which case you repeat the operation again, with ever smaller and more accurate adjustments) until you reach the max speed.
Notes
1) If at first it is very "off-centered" you can initially push it manually (pointing your feet when the belt is turning at low speed) to make it go a bit in the middle. This is to prevent the belt from ending up on the rim of the footrest and ruining, crawling on.
2) If you need to adjust very frequently, check the leveling of the feet and the floor itself. Also check if the running belt is not under-tightened (avoiding, however, to over-tighten). If even tapered and well tensioned, the belt tends to move around, check your own way of walking / running because probably you don’t run in the middle, or you push with one foot more than the other and this can be a good opportunity to fix a little for a better training.
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You can self-test and adjust the correct belt tension. Turn both adjustment knob to release tension from the running belt until it slips on the roller when loaded. Then tighten it slowly up to the best coupling. Be careful that if the running belt is old (> 4 years old) and very tighten, it is better to replace it with a new low friction belt.
To set the correct tension of the belt, remove the motor cover, start the treadmill (should rotate at low speed), climb onto the belt, hold the handrails and try to lock the belt.
Check whether the engine continues to rotate but the belt stays it means something is slipping (the belt, the drive belt or the pulley).
Tighten the belt and until the belt - roller – drive belt - motor coupling is perfect, do not over tension, because it only adds load to the treadmill, resulting in early wear on the transmission system and board / engine parts. http://www.partsfortreadmill.com/

Saturday, 11 November 2017

A problem with the treadmill, which seems to be due to the motor but turns out to be caused by the belt

A problem with the treadmill, which seems to be due to the motor but turns out to be caused by the belt
Below is a summary of a long email exchange with a customer who had problems that ultimately turned out to be caused by the belt. After testing and changing a lot of components, the customer finally decided to follow the advice ...
J.G. Customer “I have a problem with my TC 470 Domyos treadmill. It happens that after a few minutes of using it at a speed of about 4 km / h the treadmill stops despite the display working. If I come off the belt it starts to turn and if I go back it stops. Until a few days ago it did it once and then worked, but tonight it continues to block. I took off the engine compartment cover and noticed that when it stops is not the belt sliding or anything else but the engine stops. I thought it might be a problem with brushes and then I unplugged the engine from the treadmill but did not open it to avoid further damage. I wanted to know what you could advise me and, if you think it might be the engine, what to do. The engine type is ICON 2.8hp 130VDC / 2089 watts.”
We wrote to the customer: “First, do not use the treadmill in these conditions because of the risk of further damage. The problem depends on the engine, which has probably developed some internal electrical dispersion, this makes it possible to activate the board protection. In turn, damage to the motor can be endemic or depends on the treadmill used or poorly maintained. Could you send me a photo of the engine?”
Customer J.G. “Thanks for the prompt reply, definitely before using it I will have to fix the problem. Anyway I tried to lubricate the belt, but nothing. However, the motor is identical to that of the 2.8 hp 130 vdc Icon that you sell used at 90 euros and you have the photo on your site, or alternatively the new one is compatible with 130 euros. Anyway tonight I'll take a picture and I'll send it to you”.
[We tried to convince the customer to replace the belt, but after some email exchange the customer decided to buy a used engine and not the belt]
 [10 days later ...]
J.G customer: “Hi Luca, unfortunately even with the motor you gave me today, the problem remained, even if it took a minute before it stopped, your motor stops after 15 seconds. With the tester I could not measure the absorption because in my opinion it is only for AC. Anyway the engine for the two times I tried was cool. Now tell me what you can do.”
Our answer: “Do you confirm that it stops after the same time even if there is no one on the treadmill?”
Customer J.G. “Unloaded does not stop but this was also true for the original engine, it's clear I did not go for so much time”
Our reply: “we can send you to test the old engine to see if it can still be used, while for the rest, if the problem emerges always when treadmill is loaded, you need to replace the belt”
Customer J.G. “Why do you say that I probably have to replace the belt? Maybe because it makes too much friction on the board? But it looks new!!! So your suggestion is, I test my motor, I send you back and pay the difference of the new belt, right?
Our answer: “I confirm the offer is that. To control the belt’s quality and friction, you should check how many A absorbs the engine when you are on the treadmill. However, since the components involved are only board, motor, belt, and deck, the probability of the belt is very high, especially if the belt is older than 3 years because it loses its properties.”
[... the client then decides to send his card and his engine for testing]
J.G customer: “Hi Luca, this weekend I did not have to do anything with the treadmill. Anyway I decided to disassemble engine and board and let you have them for testing.
[after 10 more days we get the results of the lab]
We wrote the customer: “Hi John, I have good news from the lab, which tells me that "new engine, older one and board, all three work fine"
[after a few days the old engine, board and belt are delivered to the customer]
Customer J.G. “Works!!!!! My treadmill started working again, thank you for your help.”
[original text edited and shortened to make it clearer to the reader]