Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Test the EMI filter on a treadmill

The EMI filter protects other users connected to the home network from interference. A malfunctioning filter may cause interference and damage to other electric equipment connected or may block the current supply to the motor control board.
Test
Set up the multimeter on the OHM measurement
Test 1: from point A to point B, normal reading 0.4 Ohm (there must be continuity)

 
Test 2: from point C to point B, normal reading 0.4 Ohm (there must be continuity)

 
Test 3: from point A to point E, normal reading 1 or OL (there should be no continuity, if there was, it would indicate a short circuit)

Contact us or visit our online shop www.partsfortreadmill.com to buy top quality spare parts at reasonable prices.

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Replacing a roller

The replacement of the roller is necessary in case of noise, when it is not possible or not convenient to replace the bearings.
Required tools: Phillips screwdriver, 6mm hexagonal T-handle
Procedure to be followed for the front roller
1) disconnect the power supply and remove the motor casing
2) remove the speed sensor (to avoid damaging it)
3) remove the transmission belt
4) loosen the rear roller adjustment screws
5) unscrew the screws that fix the front roller
6) replace the front roller, then replace the drive belt
7) adjust the tension of the transmission belt
8) adjust the tension of the running belt
9) align the running belt
10) refit the crankcase


Procedure to be followed for the rear roller
11) loosen the rear roller adjustment screws and unscrew them
12) replace the rear roller
13) adjust the tension of the running belt
14) align the running belt


Buy the replacement roller on our e-shop www.partsfortreadmill.com

Friday, 11 May 2018

Motor integrity test

Remove the faston connectors from the M + and M- motor board. Set the multimeter / voltmeter to 200 VDC. Connect a test lead to the red cable (M +) and one to the black cable (M-). Turn the flywheel with your hands.
Normal result:
the faster the motor is turning, the higher the voltage produced. If no voltage is seen and the cables are connected correctly, the motor must be replaced. The DC motor, in fact, acts like a dynamo

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Making the most of cross trainers by properly adjusting the elliptical

The position of your feet on the elliptical (cross trainer) influences the way of working of the muscles of your legs:
- with the feet as far as possible, the quadriceps work a little more
- with the feet as far back as possible, the buttocks work a little more
Even if you tilt your torso a little further, you can see more work on your buttocks.
The energy expenditure and fatigue are greater when the movement of the legs also matches that of the arms.
When you feel tired, before stopping the exercise try to stop the arms by putting them on the appropriate supports and continue only with the legs.
Some useful tips for those starting to train with the cross trainer.
To get on the elliptical position laterally, rest the foot on the lower platform keeping your hands firmly resting on the fixed handlebars of the tool, then pushing on the supported leg also bring the other foot on the platform. Only once the movement is started, towards the front, carefully move the hands on the mobile supports, one at a time. Never move your legs without having your hands resting on either the fixed or mobile part.
Keep your feet all resting on the platform and wear appropriate footwear. Do not perform barefoot exercise.
Also for the descent, first stop the leg stroke, then holding firmly to the fixed part of the handlebar, descend sideways first with one foot then with the other.
Stay with your back straight if you suffer from backache.

Saturday, 5 May 2018

Energetics assistance

ENERGETICS is one of the brands of the Intersport group and is today one of the reference brands in the world of fitness and home fitness in the whole of Europe. Its fitness equipment proposals are differentiated by the high technological content and are dedicated to those looking for the best quality-price ratio with a view to maximum performance.
We are an official technical assistance center for Energetics in different European countries and therefore we have experience on assistance on all home fitness equipment.
Contact us or visit our e-Shop if you are interested in repairing your fitness equipment. You can buy the parts needed to repair your treadmill on our e-shop www.partsfortreadmill.com

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Tunturi assistance

Tunturi is a reliable brand with many years of experience in the field of fitness and fitness equipment. Although this market is relatively young, Tunturi had already made a name for itself in 1970. The renowned Tunturi W1 was indeed the first exercise bike with ergometer.
Tunturi was born in 1922. The foundations of the Tunturi brand were laid by the Harkke brothers with a small bicycle shop in Turku, Finland. Within a few years, the small shop became a factory and now Tunturi products are sold in over 40 countries around the world and have the latest technology (EMS resistance, iPhone, iPad and Android connectivity, Smartphones and many others).
We are proudly an assistance center for Tunturi spare parts in Europe. For information on Tunturi parts, contact us on www.partsfortreadmill.com

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Old stationary bike like Atala and Carnielli Assitance

In many homes there are old stationary bikes, such as brand Atala, Carnielli, Striale.





 

For the Atala brand, we are an exclusive technical assistance center and we deal with technical interventions in different countries, thanks to the network of technicians spread throughout the territory.
 
For all users who love do-it-yourself repairs, spare parts are available, which can be purchased on our e-commerce www.partsfortreadmill.com. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Sunday, 29 April 2018

Treadmill maintenance guide

Keeping your treadmill clean and lubricated is vital. Below are some helpful tips to make sure you get the most out of your machine
Cleaning the treadmill:
-After use, remove any sweat residues from the treadmill. The sweat corrodes your treadmill, ruining the paint, and predisposes the tool to rust. Sweat can also leave unpleasant stains on the plastic.
-Once every 6 months, unplug the treadmill and leave it turned off for 20 minutes, then remove the motor cover and hoover it inside.


Lubrication and tension of the belt:
The main cause of damage to the treadmill is the lack of lubrication and excessive tension.
Too much tension puts excessive force on the motor and damages the belt, the motor and the treadmill control board.
The procedure for proper lubrication and tensioning of the belt and treadmill is normally found in the user manual of your treadmill, but is also reported at various posts on our blog.


The bolts on the frame:
Once a month, check that all the treadmill bolts are tight, except for those on the wheels which, on the contrary, must leave a little play to allow easy movement of the wheels. This will prevent the appearance of annoying noises and click clacks on your treadmill.

Friday, 27 April 2018

Diamondback, Reebok, Dynamix, V-Fit, Quantum assistance: the drive belt slips (spin bike, exercise bike, cross trainer)

If the belt of an exercise bike, treadmill or cross trainer slid the causes can be
1) the belt is slow
2) consumption
3) dirt
4) the flywheel bearing is worn out
Solutions
1) tighten the belt (use the belt tensioner adjustment) or replace it. Because of normal use, the belt, in fact, tends to loosen
2 and 3) clean or replace the belt. Never use lubricants on the belt!
4) replace flywheel bearing
In case the belt adjustment has reached the limit, on a spin bike, the following procedure can be used to replace the belt tensioner spring
To avoid slipping into the snap starters, simply replace the tensioning spring according to the enclosed instructions. In the case of really intensive use (spin bike) it is also possible to replace the spring with a metal ring.
 
1. Loosen the nut B
2. Replace spring D with a shorter spring but of the same thickness (C). Any shorter spring, if with the same thickness, is still usable. A spring with a higher thickness can also be used, but it is advisable not to use springs with a lower thickness.
3. Screw the nut B back on to retighten the spring C.
4. Verify that the nut A is slightly loose. Nut A must NOT be tightened otherwise the tensioning mechanism will not work.


NB:
a) with intensive use, the belt tends to stretch, so if necessary, replace it with a new belt.
b) Avoid putting too much tension on the belt if it is not necessary (avoiding tightening the nut B as much as possible) to avoid premature belt wear.
If the belt is worn and you need to replace it, you can buy the replacement strap on our e-shop www.partsfortreadmill.com

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Treadmill maintenance: replace bearings and motor brushes

Procedure
1) after removing the motor, remove the brushes, usually fixed with a plastic cover, which can be rotated with a coin, or with a screwdriver
 
2) Check if the surface of the brushes is smooth. If it is pointed, streaked or burnt, the brush should be replaced (see point 10)
 
3) Before proceeding with the opening of the motor, mark the exact position of the front and rear covers 
 
4) Unscrew the nuts that fix the covers to the motor frame
 
5) Beat gently with a rubber or wood hammer to remove the covers

 
6) Use an extractor to remove the bearings

 
7) Assemble the new bearings using the rubber hammer
8) Close the covers
9) Install the brushes
10) Replace the brushes with new ones (if necessary)
11) Turn on the power and start the treadmill at 5 km / h. Let it go for at least an hour so that the brushes fit the manifold shape.

 
Check that the motor is in good condition and if it is damaged, buy your replacement motor on our e-shop www.partsfortreadmill.com

Monday, 23 April 2018

Treadmill: care and maintenance

Having a treadmill at home allows you to avoid going to the gym. It's also more convenient because you do not have to move, wait for your turn to use it, or worry about staying on the machine for too long leaving no room for others. However, when you have a treadmill at home, you need to take care of it, in order to keep it functioning effectively. Below are several tips to keep your treadmill in the best possible shape.
Cleaning and maintenance
Cleaning and maintenance of the domestic treadmill is not a fun job. However, even if you have one of the best treadmills, it will not work properly if you do not take care of it. Household treadmills are expensive, especially if they are of good quality, and workouts put a great deal of stress on the components of the machine. If you do not spend at least a minimum time taking care of it, the treadmill will break and you will find yourself looking for a new one or you will have to face the costs of the repair.
Cleaning the Treadmill
One of the most common causes of premature deck and belt wear is the accumulation of dirt and debris. For this reason, even the best home treadmill needs regular cleaning. If you have a treadmill, you should clean the deck and belt at least once a month. You should also clean the areas on both sides of the belt, as well as the exposed areas of the deck. Also clean the other parts of the machine with a damp cloth or sponge each week, and clean / vacuum the treadmill motor area at least three times a year. When cleaning the motor, follow the instructions in the user manual.
After cleaning between the deck and the belt, it is always necessary to lubricate the belt. Use proper and specific lubricant, like the ones you can buy on www.partsfortreadmill.com
Lubrication of the treadmill
Some treadmills may have self-lubricating systems or be pre-lubricated. Nevertheless, this does not last forever and after some time it is necessary to start regular maintenance including lubrication. Follow the instructions described in the user manual or those on our blog. Remember that even in case of irregular use, after a few years (6/8 depending on the treadmill) it is advisable to replace the running belt, especially if it is not lubricated regularly, as it hardens and loses some of its elastic properties, becoming stiffer and generating more friction with the deck.
Belt alignment
Even the best treadmills for the home may require alignment of the belt from time to time, especially if the user uses the treadmill by walking slightly crooked or if the treadmill is not perfectly levelled on the floor. The belt should be straight along the center of the deck at a similar distance from one side to the other. If it does not follow this path and tends to go near the edges, it must be re-aligned by adjusting the bolts on each side of the back of the machine. Make small adjustments and check your progress by following the step by step instructions that we have indicated on our blog. If there are problems with alignment, consult the user manual or our blog.
Maintenance and belt tension
Most good treadmills are properly adjusted at the factory. However, if you use the treadmill a lot, the belt may become loose. If it is too loose it will start slipping, which causes an unpleasant situation for the user. But be careful when adjusting the tape: if it is too tight, it will cause damage to the motor and rollers. The tension of the belt should always be sufficient to prevent it from slipping. To determine if the treadmill is slipping, move the treadmill to a slow pace and press the foot down and forward vigorously. If the belt slips, it is necessary to tighten the bolts. Follow the instructions on our blog for more tips.
Replacement of the belt
Whether you have purchased a large and expensive home treadmill or a cheaper model, the belt will eventually wear out. You should check the belt for signs of wear at least once every three months. To check for wear, rest your hand along the bottom of it. If the carpet is worn out, it changes color (becomes darker) or the lower white texture is damaged, it must be replaced. If you continue to use a belt that needs to be replaced, the belt friction will quickly cause damage to the motor or control board, which are very expensive components. It will also cause an increase in energy consumption every time you use the tool. Replacing the belt regularly will increase the life of your tool in a very sensitive way. When replacing the belt remember to buy a low-friction belt and a recent one so as to be sure to buy a quality product. Low friction belts are available on www.partsfortreadmill.com
Protection of the electrical system
Most home treadmills manufactured today use electronic consoles controlled by computers and a sophisticated motor control system. Just like a desktop computer, the electronics on board the treadmill can be damaged by power surges. To protect the machine from damage, connect it to an outlet that is properly grounded. If possible, use a dedicated circuit for your treadmill. Avoid using multi plugs or similar.

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Proper setting of the spin bike regulation | Knob replacement

The settings in a spin bike are:
- height adjustment of the saddle
- saddle adjustment in a horizontal direction (where possible)
- height adjustment of the handlebar (where possible)


Height adjustment of the saddle
The height of the saddle must be such that: when sitting on the bike,
  • stop the pedals in a vertical position (12 o'clock, 6 o'clock)
  • place the heel on the pedal at the bottom and
  • check that the lower limb is completely extended.
Start pedalling by resting the forefoot (the pushing area coincides with the area between the toes and the plant) and check that with the pedal at the bottom (6 o'clock) the angle between the thigh and the leg does not exceed 90% of the complete extension.
NB: if you pedal while seated, and the pelvis moves too much, then the saddle could be too high. If pedalling while seated you bring your knees outward, then the saddle may be too low.
Saddle adjustment in a horizontal direction (where possible)
The saddle must be adjusted horizontally with the pedals parallel to the floor, the knee of the forward leg must fall to plumb half of the pedal. Pedal and stop the pedals horizontally at 3 o'clock and at 9 o'clock and verify that in this position the knee plumbs with an imaginary line on the ankle.
NB: keeping the saddle too far forward or too far brings the knee out of alignment.
Height adjustment of the handlebar (where possible)
Position the handlebar at least 5 cm above the saddle line. People with back problems, especially the lower back, should hold the upper handlebar to keep the torso in an upright position, thus removing tension from the lumbar spine.
OTHER USEFUL TIPS
During training with spin bikes:
- the head should allow you to look forward without too much difficulty,
- the shoulders should remain relaxed and straight (always avoid the turtle neck),
- the elbows should not be open but must remain in line between the hands and the shoulders,
- the pelvis should remain still and not swing sideways (body roll),
- the knees should neither converge nor diverge,
- the feet must be kept parallel to the floor during the whole cycle of pedalling looking for a circular, continuous, fluid movement.
During the ascent it is advisable to put yourself first on the bicycle, then place one foot on the lower pedal holding firmly with both hands on the handlebars, push on the leg resting on the pedal and sit on the saddle, then place the other foot on the free pedal.
Do not cycle without keeping your feet in the pedals.
Always wear appropriate footwear and do not perform barefoot exercise.

Treadmill Assistance: error codes model 4.1

Assistance for treadmill error codes treadmill model 4.1
E01: Connection error, check cables from console to control board. Please note for many treadmills E1 is speed sensor error.
E02: Motor connection problem, check motor and cables.
E05: Overload, if the error repeats, it means that there is an overcurrent in the motor
E06: power supply problems, check the transformer voltage, replace lower control board;
E07: safety key error, replace safety key
E09: lack of signal from the inclination motor (check wiring); replace tilt motor
You can buy spare parts for your repairs on our spare parts shop for treadmills, cross trainers and exercise bikes. Request a visit from a specialized technical assistance center, contact us on www.partsfortreadmill.com

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Ergo bike and cross trainer assistance: Display problems (ergometers)

Cross Trainer Assistance and Ergo Bike

How to solve the most common problems with the display of ergometers (electronic resistance regulation)
No power:
1) Check that the power supply cable is firmly inserted into the bike socket
2) Check with a tester that the power supply emits voltage (usually works from 6 VDC to 9 VDC)
3) Check the cables that connect the display to the bike. Try disconnecting and reconnecting the cables and making sure that all pins are straight (none should be bent) and that the connection is nice and tight.
cross trainer assistance
 
Failed to set resistance or failed to read laps
Check the data cables that connect the display to the bike. Try disconnecting and reconnecting the cables and making sure that all pins are straight (none should be bent) and that the connection is nice and tight.
If the computer of your exercise bike is broken, contact us for information. We will provide you with a compatible computer or a replacement kit - a brand new electronic system to update your bike to the best standards.

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Turner Cross trainer assistance: repairing tools, adding spacers in a cross trainer

Contact us for assistance Turner to buy spare parts and for contacts of a local service center on www.partsfortreadmill.com .
In case there is excessive play in the cross trainer arms it may be necessary to add spacers / washers. You can buy washers of appropriate size from a hardware shop, to be used as spacers.
 
You can buy spare parts for your repairs on our spare parts shop for treadmills, cross trainers and exercise bikes. Or contact a specialized technician for assistance with your cross trainer

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Nordictrack assistance: cross trainer noises

Noise is one of the most frequently problems affecting cross trainers and it is often difficult to find the solution. In addition to the other recommendations, which you can find in our blog, it is advisable to proceed as follows, if you hear a noise:
Click clack type noise coming from the pedals.
 
To check if the noise depends on the play in the connection of the pedal tubes:
- hold the pedal tube marked with the green arrows in the previous image
- force a lateral movement on the tube marked with the red arrows
- this could cause a noise similar to that heard during training. This problem can be solved by adding washers on the pedal axis.
 
- Check whether by performing the previous test you have a space (marked with the yellow arrow in the image)
- If so, fit thin metal or nylon washers on the pedal axle.
- The minimum number of washers required to reduce the empty space must be added, but it should never be exaggerated otherwise an additional noise may be generated.

 
You can buy spare parts for your repairs on our spare parts store for treadmills, cross trainers and exercise bikes or request the assistance of a service center for stationary bikes and treadmills, on www.partsfortreadmill.com

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Tunturi Platinum support: E1 error due to excessive sensor distance

When the E1 error occurs, check that the speed sensor of the treadmill is not too far from the magnet (2-3 mm max). Then verify that the sensor is working.
Some sensors, such as the one in Tunturi Platinum treadmills, have a double casing, which makes reading more difficult.
Following the instructions below, it is possible to remove a part of the double casing, without risking damage to the sensor, which remains however covered by dust and external agents.

 
1) Open the sensor
2) Identify the lower sensor cover (B in the picture)
3) Cut the front part of the lower cover by removing the excess plastic
4) Reassemble the sensor and fix it
5) Still doesn’t work? Buy a replacement sensor here: http://www.partsfortreadmill.com/parts-for-treadmill/speed-sensor-for-treadmill/
You can buy spare parts (REED sensor and magnet) on our treadmill spare parts shop www.partsfortreadmill.com .

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Treadmill safety key

Have you lost the safety key of your treadmill?
There are three types of security keys:
1) external switch
In this case there is a small switch that interrupts the supply circuit, if it is released. A magnet in the safety key keeps the switch pressed.
2) contact
in this case the safety key generates an electrical contact in the console, through the two metal tips that can be seen in the picture, acting as a switch itself.

 
3) magnetic
in this case the switch is on the back of the console and is activated by a magnet in the safety key.


 
There are many different shapes of security keys, some more specific, such as the one shown in the picture
 
If you have lost the security key of your treadmill, you can purchase the replacement on our e-shop http://www.partsfortreadmill.com/parts-for-treadmill/treadmill-safety-key/ 

Sunday, 25 March 2018

Star Gym Treadmill assistance: E1 error for magnetic speed sensor treadmills

E1: when the E1 message appears on the console after about 5-10 seconds, it means that no speed signal has been detected.
Solutions to the problem:
• check that the speed sensor is correctly connected to the control board;
• check the presence of the magnet on the front roller pulley;
• check that the sensor cable is not damaged or there is no damage to the sensor itself;
• check the distance L = about 3mm (see picture) of the sensor from the magnet on the front roller pulley; if sensor iss too far or too close to the pulley may cause error;
• replace the sensor;
if it still doesn’t work check control board, motor, cabling and console.
 
Contact us for a repair quote for your treadmill.
Motor control boards and other spare parts are available on our e-shop www.partsfortreadmill.com

Friday, 23 March 2018

S-3 Service distance – reset oil mark on S51 HRC treadmill

When the oil can mark appears on the computer, follow the below instructions to reset.
Switch the treadmill power on and insert the safety key, computer will be powered on. Then press the INCLINE UP and DOWN buttons together and hold them for 3 seconds. The computer will display “SLEEP SETTING” and “1” blinking.
Then use INCLINE UP and DOWN until the computer displays “SERVICE DISTANCE” and “3”. Press the ENTER button to enter the service distance program and display service mileage on the computer.
If you just want to check service mileage press the STOP button twice and return to the power on status. If you would like to reset service mileage, first press the INCLINE DOWN button then press the ENTER button. The computer will display “0.0” service mileage, then press the STOP button twice, to return to power on status. 
 


Halley Fitness Assistance: Noise from the cross trainer (elliptical)

Many problems on cross trainers are caused by imperfect assembly and can be solved easily.
1) check that all parts are correctly and sufficiently tightened (check with the instruction booklet). The nuts and screws must be tightened at regular intervals because they may become loose with use.
2) The joints can be lubricated with vaseline or light grease. Periodically check that the nuts are tight, that they move freely and are well lubricated. It is advisable to use a very light grease or vaseline, avoiding the use of multipurpose oils such as WD-40.
3) In case there is excessive play in the cross trainer arms it may be necessary to add spacers to remove the space that causes noise (click clack) from your cross trainer.
For cross trainers with front flywheel, check also:
1) cleaning of the sliding tracks, which must be subsequently lubricated with a silicone-based spray. Remember to also check the condition and the cleaning of the wheels.
2) alignment of pipes and pedals. Especially during assembly, do not fasten nuts for the tracks and for the front upright. You have to try several times to rotate the pedals and the handlebars by hand and then adjust the position of the front pillar, the handlebars and the tracks so that everything is perfectly aligned.
You can buy spare parts for your repairs on our spare parts shop for treadmills, cross trainers and exercise bikes. http://www.partsfortreadmill.com

Spare parts for treadmills: optical sensor

The alternative to the magnetic (reed) sensor on treadmills is the optical sensor.
In this case the sensor consists of two LEDs (one emitter and one receiver) that measure the speed of the treadmill. Contact us for information, we are able to supply sensors for the most popular brands in the market including home fitness Best Fitness, Premierfit, BodyCraft, Bodymax, CV Fitness, Powerline, Powersport, Aerobic, AFG, Ajay, Avita, Bodyguard, Body Science, Challenger, Coursetter, DP Concourse, Everyoung, Essential, Golds Gym, Health Rider, Health Trainer, Hidden Grove, Hotel Fitness, Lamar, Marathon, New Balance, Tectrix Cybex, Tomahawk, Trackmaster, Treadclimber, Trotter Cybex, Universal, York, Technofit, Raleigh Power Runner, Trimmaster, Trimline, and many more.
 

Friday, 9 March 2018

Halley Fitness Assistance: Noise from the cross trainer (elliptical)

Many problems on cross trainers are caused by imperfect assembly and can be solved easily.
1) check that all parts are correctly and sufficiently tightened (check with the instruction booklet). The nuts and screws must be tightened at regular intervals because they may become loose with use.
2) The joints can be lubricated with vaseline or light grease. Periodically check that the nuts are tight, that they move freely and are well lubricated. It is advisable to use a very light grease or vaseline, avoiding the use of multipurpose oils such as WD-40.
3) In case there is excessive play in the cross trainer arms it may be necessary to add spacers to remove the space that causes noise (click clack) from your cross trainer.
For cross trainers with front flywheel, check also:
1) cleaning of the sliding tracks, which must be subsequently lubricated with a silicone-based spray. Remember to also check the condition and the cleaning of the wheels.
2) alignment of pipes and pedals. Especially during assembly, do not fasten nuts for the tracks and for the front upright. You have to try several times to rotate the pedals and the handlebars by hand and then adjust the position of the front pillar, the handlebars and the tracks so that everything is perfectly aligned.
You can buy spare parts for your repairs on our spare parts shop for treadmills, cross trainers and exercise bikes. http://www.partsfortreadmill.com

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Treadmill maintenance: deck replacement

To replace the deck, proceed as follows:
remove the motor front casing and the rear plastic caps;
remove the side footrails;
loosen the rear roller as far as it will go;
unscrew the external screws of the deck and remove it (see next figure);
insert the new deck and fix it to the frame;
reposition the rear roller and make a first adjustment of the belt;
rearrange the protections removed and start the treadmill slowly to adjust the belt correctly.

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Replacement of the treadmill belt

To replace the belt, follow the next steps:
¬ remove the front casing and the rear roller cover plastic guards;
¬ remove the side footrests;
¬ remove the rear roller:
¬ remove the right-hand adjusting screw of the front roller so that it can be lifted;
¬ unscrew the external screws of the deck;
¬ remove the belt and insert the new one;
¬ tighten the adjusting screw of the front roller and align it correctly so that it is exactly perpendicular to the deck of the treadmill (see Figure);
¬ reposition the rear roller and make a first adjustment of the belt;
¬ rearrange the protections removed and start the treadmill at a low speed to adjust the belt correctly.


Sunday, 4 March 2018

DK City, Proteus, Powerfirst, Dream Fitness assistance | do it yourself | Replacement of the elevation motor

Contact us if you need spare parts for the brands DK City, Proteus, Powerfirst, Dream Fitness or any other brand of domestic or gym treadmill. We are able to supply most of the spare parts at competitive prices (boards, running belts, transmission belts, motors, tilt motors, control boards).
For a correct replacement of the elevation motor follow the following procedure:
• turn off the treadmill and disconnect it from the power supply;
• disconnect the electric cables of the elevation motor;
• remove the damaged elevation motor;
• connect the electric cables, including grounding, of the new elevation motor;
• switch on the treadmill and try adjusting the inclination (without fixing the motor to the frame) using the "INCLINE +" and "INCLINE -" keys, making sure that the motor axe turns;
• if the engine works correctly, keep the "INCLINE -" button pressed until the engine reaches the end position;
• press the button again to make sure that the motor does not go further down and the axe does not rotate;
• turn off the treadmill and turn the cylinder on the axe (see Figure) until you reach a L MIN distance defined by the following table; take care not to rotate the central axe; the table also defines the maximum distance of extension of the cylinder with maximum inclination L MAX of the treadmill (data may vary by a few millimeters between different models of treadmill);
 


• fix the rear bracket of the elevation motor;
• position the hole for inserting the locking screws; it will be necessary to rotate the cylinder with a maximum of ½ turn; take care not to rotate the central axe;
• fasten the fixing screws of the elevation motor;
• calibrate the tilt motor by pressing the "SPEED +", "SPEED -" and "ENTER" buttons at the same time for a few seconds (works on most models). This procedure allows to restore the correct inclination range.


Contact us for assistance and spare parts.

Friday, 2 March 2018

Body Masters, HealthRider, Greenmaster, Reebok assistance | measurement of electric current at initial speed

We report a tip to measure the electric current at initial speed which works for treadmills branded Body Masters, HealthRider, Greenmaster, Reebok and others. 
 
1) Select the value of 40A in direct current on the clamp of the amperometer
2) Reset the instrument
 
3-4) Hook the red wire of the motor with the clamp and carry out the reading. The measurement should be done with the treadmill switched on at the speed of 0.8 km/h.
The measurement carried out should not exceed 2 A, otherwise it means that there are probably engine failures (overcurrent / current leaks).
Buy on our e-shop spare parts to get assistance on Body Masters, HealthRider, Greenmaster, Reebok, and all brands of commercial and domestic treadmills.

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Treadmill service: Replace front roller

To replace the front roller, follow the procedure below:
turn off the treadmill and disconnect it from the power supply;
open the motor protection cover;
loosen the rear roller trying to keep the roller perpendicular to the running deck;
completely unscrew the right-hand adjusting screw of the front roller;
remove the drive belt from the roller and motor pulleys;
remove the front roller and replace with the new roller;
reposition the drive belt on the roller and motor pulleys;
screw the right screw on the front roller and align it correctly so that it is exactly perpendicular to the deck of the treadmill (see following photo):
 
  • check the exact alignment of the transmission belt (see the following photo);
     
    re-tighten and adjust the rear roller;
    turn on the treadmill and set the manual program to 5 - 6 km/h to perform the re-alignment of the rollers and centering of the belt;
    switch off the treadmill and reposition the motor protection cover.

Monday, 26 February 2018

Weslo Assistance: Electrostatic discharge

Contact us for assistance and spare parts
We see in this article a suggestion of our technicians for assistance on the Weslo treadmills.
If the user receives a small electric discharge during operation of the treadmill, you can try solving the problem in the following manner
• check the nature of the "discharge, i.e. if it derives from static or other phenomena;
• if the electric discharges are of an electrostatic nature, check the environment in which the customer is running and with what types of clothes he performs the exercises. If necessary replace the belt, because old running belts may cause electrostatic discharges;
• if the electric discharges are not of an electrostatic nature, check the grounding system of the treadmill and all its components. Check the integrity of the wiring and that there are no components of the controller under tension in direct contact with parts of the frame;
• check that the customer's grounding system is up to standard;
• check the pulse sensors, as in some cases the wires leaving the sensor touch or are pinched to the frame (see figure). In this case isolate the part where the contact occurs (see figure) and reposition the hand-pulse (see figure)
• if, after careful checking of the connections and any replacement of the belt or other parts, no appreciable results are obtained, the cause may lie on the frame painting.



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Saturday, 24 February 2018

Treadmill motor: replace it and adjust the trimmer of the board

Some things to consider when replacing the treadmill motor.
Over time, the ways in which the power ratings of treadmill motors have been calculated have changed. In the past, the c.d. "continuous duty power" S1 was calculated on the basis of the motor insulation class and the type of use (8 duty cycle classes, S1 to S8, defined by the IEC). Subsequently for marketing reasons, powers related to discontinuous operation were used. So, the same engine labeled in the past 3/4 HP (0.75 HP) can now be labeled 2.75 HP, because instead of doing the calculation in S1 class it is done in class 6.
 
Test of the armature of a motor, weight verification
 
In general, the real power of the motor depends primarily on the diameter and secondly on the length of the motor (the diameter, however, affects much more). It can be considered that motors with diameter from 8 / 8.5 cm are from about 1.5 HP continuous (some more serious manufacturers mark them 1 HP), a diameter of 9.5/10.0 sounds reasonable for 1.75 HP, 10.5 cm for 2.25, 12 cm for a 2.5 / 2.75. Besides it is difficult to go on motors for domestic use. Small motors break down more frequently (they dissipate heat much worse, have a smaller manifold, etc.). Some construction details could make one motor a bit better than another of equivalent dimensions (e.g. the one in the picture above has the slats of the oblique armature)
 
Turning the TORQUE trimmer clockwise adjusts the torque given to the motor
When replacing a smaller size motor with a larger one, it is often necessary to adjust the trimmer on the board.
It may be necessary to adjust the IR and LIMIT trimmers (also called TORQUE)
The SPEED trimmer is used to adjust the ratio between the input signal to the motor board (coming from the console) and the relative output on the motor (e.g. from a 5V regulation from the console = 140V to the motor can switch to 5V to the board = 180V to the engine). This adjustment is usually useless because a retraction system (optical or magnetic speed sensor) returns the real speed to the console and the console consequently adapts the signal sent to the engine control card as long as the read speed does not match the one set on the console.

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Kiva

At Parts For Treadmill we are convinced that every little helps.

Today we are helping Oxfam, an association that, despite the recent scandals, is helping people all over the world and is highlighting in their reports growing inequalities in the third as well as in the western world.

We also believe in entrepreneurship, so we are helping little communities and growing entrepreneurs with the association Kiva

Kiva ( www.kiva.org) is an international no-profit organization which envision a world where all people hold the power to create opportunity for themselves and others.

By lending as little as $25 on Kiva, anyone can help a borrower start or grow a business, go to school, access clean energy or realize their potential. For some, it’s a matter of survival, for others it’s the fuel for a life-long ambition.

Today we help:

A loan helps to buy more maize flour, cassava and beans for sale.

$25.00

Kuña Mbarete Group

Curuguaty, Paraguay

A loan helps to buy fabric in bulk.

$25.00

Sokhea's Group

Kampot Province, Chhuk District, Cambodia

A loan helps to buy more fertilizer to improve the yields

from her lemongrass farmland.

$25.00

A loan helps to buy shoes and undergarments to sell.

$25.00

Benkadi Group

Nonsombougou, Mali

A loan helps to buy sheep to raise and resell in order to support

his family.

$25.00

A loan helps to buy more women's clothes to sell.

$25.00

Mujeres Promesas Group

San Pedro Yepocapa, Chimaltenango, Guatemala

A loan helps to buy soda pop at wholesale prices.