Monday, 6 April 2015

Which is the right replacement motor for treadmill ...

Question: Which is the right replacement motor for treadmill ... 

Answer:
if you cannot find the exact replacement for a motor, you can replace with a different one, but please not the following

  1. check motor body diameter. The motor body diameter reflects the real available power of the motor much better than the (often fake) labels
  2. check the overall size of the new motor (if too big, it won't fit in the treadmill).
  3. check the voltage rating 180 up to 230 V motors should be replaced with any 180 or 230 motor. 95/110/130 V motors should be replaced with 95, 110 or 130V motor. 95/110/130V motors may also be replaced with 180V motors, but the treadmill won't reach anymore the max speed since the controller will provide max 130V to the treadmill motor.
Don't loose much time on speed rating (see also this article: http://www.treadmillsrepair.co.uk/2015/04/treadmill-speed-when-do-you-need-to-set.html  ), fixing holes position (you can drill the fixing bracket or fix the motor with metal bands as described in the blog), HP rating (this value is defined by the treadmill supplier and often is fake)

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