Monday, 6 September 2021

Testing of a treadmill controller (working)

 


In this video we can see one of the testing phases of a treadmill controller. The customer sent for testing and the outcome is that the controller is OK (so the problem on the treadmill is some other component).
If you are interested in having your treadmill controller tested professionally you can visit this website: https://www.partsfortreadmill.com/treadmill-controller-repair-service.html

Wednesday, 7 July 2021

How to find out the size for a drive belt when you don't have it anymore or it has been totally destroyed

 The easiest way to know the right replacement for your drive belt is to read the codes and tell them to specialists which will return the right item for you to purchase.

When you can't read the code you can measure the belt. 

When the belt is missing you need to get a cooking twine or similar

Standard setup of a bike

Here we can see the standard setup of a bike. As you can see there's a tension controller to keep the belt tensioned in the right way


You should make a round around the big pulley and the small one (green) with your cooking twine and so you will know the size required. Send this information to a specialist to know the right model.

Discover at the following links more information about drive belts

Exercise Bike drive belts https://www.partsfortreadmill.com/stationary-bike-parts/bike-transmission-belt/

Treadmill drive belts: https://www.partsfortreadmill.com/parts-for-treadmill/treadmill-drive-belt/

Multi groove drive belts for gym and high end home use equipment

https://www.partsfortreadmill.com/commercial-equipment/treadmill-drive-belts/

https://www.partsfortreadmill.com/commercial-equipment/treadmill-drive-belts-j10/


Wednesday, 9 June 2021

How to use wavy washers to install a new treadmill motor when the drive belt looks too short

 

We can see how a wavy washer can help us to adjust the distance between the motor and its bracket. By this way, adjusting the drive belt becomes easier.

Using a sticky tape is useful to put more than one wavy washer. We need to put together and join them with a little bit of sticky tape.


 

Monday, 4 January 2021

Calibration SCHWINN 510T (eway B407 controller)

 Every time a MCB get replaced we need to calibrate the new MCB.


 During the calibration process also the incline will be adjusted and calibrated.

Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Final test after the installation of a console and motor board kit on a treadmill

 In this final test we show the installation of a brand new set of electronics embedded in the console of the customer. For more information, visit www.partsfortreadmill.com

 


 

Tuesday, 1 September 2020

Three simple things you can do to keep your treadmill healthy

 

Over the years, I have noticed that most of the problems that occur on treadmills requiring expensive repairs could be avoided by adopting three simple behaviours:

 

1) Always start with your feet on the side footrests and only after the belt has started (at minimum speed) step on the belt. This simple behaviour prevents the motor from starting with the rotor locked. This condition requires quite high inrush currents and the high current can damage the electrical wires that make up the motor. Furthermore, especially for American type treadmills (Weslo, Healthrider, Nordick Track and some Decathlons), in certain operating conditions the electromagnetic field caused in this condition, in a few milliseconds, can interfere with the permanent magnets and partially demagnetize the magnets of the engine.

2) Regularly clean and lubricate the running table

This is something very often forgotten: as time passes, dirt accumulates and dries up the light layer of lubricant that facilitates the sliding of the belt on the table, increasing the friction factor. Since double the friction is twice the effort (and wear) of your treadmill, this condition can lead to permanent damage to the motor, controller, or both.

3) Check the motor temperature from time to time and contact a service engineer if it becomes hot as further maintenance may be required.

Most failures and maintenance problems give out a strong signal before something breaks: the motor will start to warm up. Therefore, checking the temperature from time to time at the end of the workout will allow you to verify that everything is okay. Temperatures of the external motor casing above 45°C indicate that further maintenance operations must be carried out or that there is some problem to be solved.  Temperatures above 50/55°C are dangerous because if the temperature on the casing reaches those levels the internal temperature exceeds 100°C, a value at which the insulating resin that surrounds the wires of the motor begins to deteriorate and small short circuits begin to form which can damage the motor in a short time.

If you need spare parts or lubricants, please visit www.partsfortreadmill.com

Wednesday, 19 August 2020