Tuesday 31 October 2017

How to fix a Treadmill: Practical advice for DIY repairs

Anyone who has a treadmill will have to repair or fix it sooner or later. You may be having trouble with the wear-resistant platform, but it's nothing serious. You can easily learn how to adjust a treadmill by yourself.
Fixing a treadmill, most common things to do:
Check the power supply. Make sure your treadmill is getting proper power supply. Problems with the other home appliances, the sockets, or the use of extension or adapters may diminish the effectiveness of your treadmill, or even damage the electronic control card.
For safety reasons, be sure to turn off power before performing the following steps.
Clean the treadmill. Make sure that there is no dirt or any other accumulation on the treadmill belt, in the motor housing, or the bottom of the rollers. Dirt can cause friction of the belt and will slow down or cause problems during walking and running on the treadmill. When the treadmill is clean, you can turn on the power and check whether the dirt removal has resolved the problem. Do not forget to clean the deck and the belt with alcohol, removing all dirt and lubricant residues and using the new 100% silicone lubricant on the table.
Examine the speed sensor. Check the speed sensor, you can accumulate dust that annoys speed reading, causing various faults during use. Anything that may have accumulated on or around the speed sensor must be removed. A tapering motion or the appearance of an error (E1, E2) a few seconds after the belt is started may be attributed to the sensor covered by dirty, or defective.
Replace the belt. Follow the manufacturer's instructions or those on our blog to remove the motor cover. Loosen the back of the belt with the screwdriver or the keys. Mark the position of the front roller so that the new belt can easily be re-aligned. Pull the belt from the treadmill deck, then put the new belt on the treadmill. Make sure you buy a suitable belt for the treadmill and ensure its good quality. Do not strain too much. Follow the directions of the manufacturer’s booklet or those on our blog.
If you smell burning, clean everything, adjust the belt (reducing the tension as low as possible) and lubricate the deck. If, after doing so, there is still a burning odor, unplug the treadmill and stop using it until the problem is solved. The motor is overheating, causing the burning smell. It may be that the belt is misaligned or replaced or the deck is chipped. Do not continue training with the risk of causing expensive damage to the motor and / or the treadmill control board.
Replace the motor / board. After identifying the failures, this could be the only solution. Follow the step-by-step manual or the directions on our blog. Put all the small parts of your treadmill in a container, so you cannot lose them and you can reassemble all the pieces more easily. This may not be within the reach of everyone. If you are in doubt, contact a qualified technician and never carry out operations without taking appropriate electrical precautions.
After any intervention you should thoroughly test the smooth operation of the treadmill, first without anyone, up to max. speed, then with a test session. During testing, constantly monitor motor and board temperature, if it rises, it may indicate some mounting error or need of further service.
Never use the treadmill with children, people with disabilities or the elderly as long as you are not sure of the perfect working order of the machine. http://www.partsfortreadmill.com/

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