Friday, 21 September 2018

Service in a gym in Italy


For professional assistance in the gym, contact the specialized technicians that you can find at the following address:

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Test after the repair of a Technogym Excite console


Final test after repair of a Technogym Excite console. If you need electronic repairs for Technogym equipment, both the new Excite series and the old XT, XT PRO, RACE series, please visit our website http://www.partsfortreadmill.com

Monday, 17 September 2018

Reset procedure for treadmill controller e-Way B307D - B307D02

After replacing the control board eWay model B307, please proceed as follows to reset settings and recalibrate the speed.
Remove the safety key, press the MODE key and keep it pressed, then insert the safety key again. The treadmill enters self-checking mode. While the treadmill is in this mode, press the START / STOP button twice, the treadmill will then reset the settings and calibrate the speed automatically.
At the end of the procedure the treadmill will stop and after having been switched off and on again it will be possible to use it once more.
Caution: no one should step on the treadmill during the recalibration procedure.
This procedure can also be used for many different models of treadmills that use the e-Way B307D - B307D02 motor boards.



Saturday, 15 September 2018

Matrix treadmill improving of membrane keyboard with touch sensor buttons

In this video we show the upgrade on a Matrix treadmill console.
The membrane keyboard of the old console has unfortunately been damaged and the original spare part is too expensive or no longer available.

The laboratory then proceeds to replace the keyboard, inserting the touch sensor buttons that work simply when the user approaches the finger to the button and thus making the console much more functional and modern. Moreover, as for all the repairs carried out by our laboratory, we aimed not only at improving the functionality of the keyboard, but also at using superior quality components to guarantee a longer life than the original.
For more information, please contact us or visit the repair page on our website: www.partsfortreadmill.com

Friday, 14 September 2018

Battery replacement for Tunturi T8 Alpha 300

First disconnect the power supply, then remove the display from the trainer



 
Put the display with front side down

Take out the 4 screws with a screw driver by turning them counter clockwise.

Get a good hold on the complete display to avoid it opening while turning and turn with the front side up on your workstation.




   
As the front side is facing upwards and all 4 screws are taken out you can carefully lift the left side of the front cover.

As soon as you can, take a look at the inside to see where the membrane cable is located to prevent it from breaking.



 

See the membrane cable shown in the picture. This cable breaks easily and can only be replaced by replacing the complete upper cover.





Take out the membrane flat cable by gently pulling it out in the vertical direction. (upwards)




As the membrane cable has been released you can fully take off the front cover.

Once the front cover has been removed you can easily access the CR2032 back up battery.







Take a thin hard tool, such as a knife or a small screw driver to tilt the battery out of its housing.


Note: mind the polarity of the battery.

the + pole should be facing always upwards.



 
You can see the battery type as well as the polarity sign on the battery.

The required battery type is: CR 2032







 

Replace the empty battery with a new battery by pushing it in position gently.



 
Make sure you put the membrane cable back into the socket again.


Note: avoid contact with the connection end of the flat cable. We advise cleaning the cable contacts with contact spray before assembling.




 
Press in the connector gently and keep your hands as close to the slot as possible to avoid the cable from bending during the assembly.







 
Close the upper cover again and turn it upside down on your workstation again.








 
Assemble the display again by fastening the four screws.

Note: After replacing the battery, all user data is lost. Computer will show Error 162 ~166.

This can be solved by overwriting the existing users again.



After installing a new back up battery.

When you have installed a new back up battery you will lose the parameter stored in the user interface boards EPROM.

This can be solved by the following procedure.

Enter the engineer mode by:

<EXTRA> function key
<OPERATION KEY 1> top key on the left

<UP> <DOWN> Navigation key
<RIGHT> <LEFT> Navigation key

<OPERATION KEY 1> top key on the left

You can exit the engineer mode by pressing the <Training> button at any time.

 
First stage of engineer mode shows

Time and distance value

The lower memory shown in the display can be cleared by pressing the lower operation key.

Press the Right navigation key to go to the next stage.

Second stage of engineer mode shows

Trainers parameters stored in display EPROM.

Restore parameters by pressing the third (bottom down) key on the left, to update EPROM. This will be confirmed by the message “Write ok” on the bottom line for a second.

Press the Right navigation key to go to the next stage.



The second stage of engineer mode also shows the measured speed and power consumption of the brake. If you would like, you can start to pedal in this mode. You can adjust the tension by pressing the – or + in this mode to see the values change.

 
Third stage of engineer mode shows
Error log. Including the history and error quantity.

The error log can be cleared by pressing the lower operation key.

Press the Right navigation key to go to the next stage.


 
Fourth stage of engineer mode shows

User details.

It shows the currently stored users andtheir password. This cannot be cleared but only monitored.

Press the Right navigation key to go to the first stage.




Some important error codes to mention are:



Error code 131-138 : User data corrupt. Overwrite users to solve

  1. : Low battery voltage. Replace battery to solve 161-166 : Parameters corrupt. Update EPROM to solve.

If any other error code appears or the given solution does not solve your problem, please contact our service department.

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Energetics Treadmill Service and treadmill enhancement - Power Run

In this service carried out on an Energetics Power Run treadmill the engineer made the service on a very compact treadmill.
 
The customer (weight 98kg) had totally melted the treadmill motor, fortunately without damaging the control board.
  • for the service our technician has made a new metal bracket for fixing the motor. Made on purpose this allowed to mount a bigger motor in a smaller space (original engine diameter 8 cm, replacement motor diameter 10 cm)
  • installed a 2.25 hp Turdan engine instead of the original engine.

  • for greater safety, he drilled the plastic housing with two round holes and inserted two 12v fans (powered by a small transformer that receives power when the treadmill switch is turned on)
The result is that the user can train on the treadmill without the risk of overheating and improved the equipment with a motor that is normally mounted on much more expensive treadmills, thus having substantially improved it.
To purchase this motor or other motors, follow the link: http://www.partsfortreadmill.com/parts-for-treadmill/treadmill-motor-replacement/
For assistance, maintenance and service at home, please follow the link: http://www.partsfortreadmill.com
For ideas on do-it-yourself repairs read the blog articles and follow the link: https://www.treadmillsrepair.co.uk/


Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Treadmill Parts Repair – Service in an Italian gym

"Village" Gymnasium Valcanneto-Aurelia (Rm)

 
General maintenance of treadmills, roller and running belt replacement and lower kit (inverter) repair.

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Sabaudia treadmill service in an Italian gym

This is why maintenance is required for treadmills .... General cleaning, maintenance and replacement of the belt, console repair and maintenance.


Friday, 13 July 2018

NordickTrack 9600 Incline Trainer support (treadmill model n. CINTK6502.0)

In the video we see the operating test of a replacement inverter for the NordickTrack 9600 Incline Trainer. The inverter supplied as a replacement is Toshiba branded and has a 3 year warranty from the supplier.
 
Replaced inverter type
Inverter Icon Delta Electronics, model 169004, for NordickTrack 9600 Incline Trainer n. CINTK6502.0
Icon / Nordick Track compatible codes:
186550; 185,412; 177,574; CCKT6050; CCKT6049

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Repair of the controller Icon Mc2100 rev D - installation with 180V and 130V motor compared

Example of a repaired icon controller, test with 130V motor, a higher current absorption can be noticed

 
Example of icon mc2100 rev. D controller repaired, testing with a 180V motor, there is a reduction in consumption, with a better general behavior of the treadmill.


At the following link you can buy the controller test for analysis and repair http://www.partsfortreadmill.com/treadmill-repair/treadmill-controller-repair-service.html

Monday, 9 July 2018

New controller + motor kit for treadmill Nordick Track, Proform, Weslo

A special kit is now available from Treadmill Parts, that allows you to replace the control board and the motor of the treadmills branded Nordick Track, Proform, Weslo at a reasonable price (under € 250).

 
You can see above an example of installation .
The kit has been designed specifically for use in Europe, with 220 / 240V mains voltage and consists of a board, motor and two convenient metal clamps to fix the motor in position.
The advantages of using 180V engines instead of the original 130V engines are notable and explained in other articles on this blog.
Moreover, the supplied controller is equipped with a special overload LED which will light up, causing the board to slow down, if it reads abnormal absorption. This is a useful indication to notice the need for maintenance BEFORE damaging the components of the treadmill.
 
The board is composed of two sides and can be disassembled to position it in the same position as the original board (as for example) or it can be fixed on the frame by making two holes with the drill, or with double-sided tape.
In case of fixing with double sided tape, remember to use a grounding cable to ground the board frame because the tape may be insulating. This is to maintain electrical safety.

Saturday, 7 July 2018

Electrical treadmill maintenance: fault detection through error codes

he following instructions refer to Shanghai eWay controllers, used on several brands (for example Royal Beach and Starter). They may apply to other treadmill controllers.
Error E0 The safety key of the treadmill is not in place
When E0 is displayed, insert the security key in place. If it doesn’t work, replace the key.


Error E1 Failure to receive speed signal from the sensor or the motor control board of the treadmill
Unscrew and lift the motor housing carefully
1. Check the condition of the cables and make sure that all connections between the motor speed sensor, motor control board and console are ok.
2. Check that the speed sensor and the magnet are correctly aligned (distance 2-3 mm) and that no metal parts have been attached to the magnet (i.e. screws).
The magnet is located on the front roller, near the motor belt.
3. If the running belt moves and then the E1 code appears after 10 seconds, check and if necessary replace the speed sensor. Buy it on www.partsfortreadmill.com
4. If the treadmill belt does not move, check the motor control board and the motor


E3 Error in the self-checking procedure of the treadmill
1. If the travel belt does not move, check the motor control board and the motor
2. Make sure all the wires between the motor control board and the console are connected.
3. Check that the speed sensor and the magnet are correctly aligned (distance 2-3 mm) and that no metal parts have been attached to the magnet (e.g. screws).
The magnet is located on the front roller, near the motor belt.
3. If the travel belt moves and then the E1 code appears after 10 seconds, check and if necessary replace the speed sensor
4. If the travel belt does not move, check the motor control board and the motor. You can have them tested or purchase new ones on www.partsfortreadmill.com


Lack of energy / the treadmill does not turn on
1. Check that the circuit breaker has not been activated by switching the treadmill switch on and off.
2. Check the fuses (they are usually on the motor control board)
3. Check the electrical socket (Insert some other equipment into the socket to make sure it works properly)
4. Check the electric cable (you may need to have it checked by an electrician)
5. If it doesn’t work, we suggest replacing the controller with a new one. You can buy it http://www.partsfortreadmill.com/parts-for-treadmill/treadmill-controllers/
The console is in error or does not turn on:
make sure that the treadmill is connected to the mains, switch off and on the main switch and
be sure that the security key is well positioned. If the problem persists, contact us for assistance.


The belt does not stay in the middle of the treadmill when it is running:
At first, check that the treadmill is positioned on a straight and level surface, then refer to the instructions on the blog about how to tighten and center the belt.
In the event of overheating, noise or if the motor seems to be under stress, provide additional cleaning and lubrication.


The treadmill belt slides during use
after a period of use, the belt may need to be stretched again. Refer to the belt maintenance instructions presented on the blog


The heart rate is wrong:
make sure you have your hands well moistened. Make sure that all connections on the back of the console are well connected and that there are no damaged cables.


The values ​​shown on the display are not accurate.
all values ​​shown on the display are indicative and subject to tolerances according to the class of the treadmill. The home treadmill class is usually the HC class (domestic use) of the EN957 standard.


With a zero inclination, the belt is still slightly inclined.
carry out the self-control procedure as described in the blog. However, it could remain a residual inclination of ± 1%.

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Wrong installation of the motor. Motor replacement

Motor treadmill assembly
In this example, we see one of the errors that can occur when mounting a treadmill motor.

 
As you can see from the picture the customer has inadvertently mounted the motor misaligned with respect to the roller pulley. In this configuration the drive belt will not work correctly.


Although the belt has some play and can recover imperfect alignments, if the misalignment is excessive two effects will occur:
1) the belt will tend to come out of the pulley during use
2) if you stretch the belt a lot to prevent it from slipping, it will apply a tangential force on the bearings of the pulleys (roller and motor) and this could lead to noise


Other possible errors in the installation of a replacement engine:
1) too long screws. If the screws are too long and enter too much into the motor, this can lead to several problems. The screws must simply be screwed into the outer frame of the motor. This problem can be avoided by using simple washers;
2) drill the motor: the motor must never be drilled. If the holes on it do not correspond to those on the treadmill bracket, it is necessary to drill the bracket (which is much simpler and safer). There are also motor clamps that allow you to fix the motor in position without the need to make holes, you can buy them here: motor clamps for treadmills
3) tensioning the motor belt too much: over tensioning the belt (or the running belt) is always an error and causes premature wear of the components. The tension must be the minimum necessary to ensure that the user cannot slip during the exercise and must not go further.
4) forget to do maintenance and monitor the motor during the first use: replacing the motor may not be a simple operation and the failure of the old motor could be due to some forgetfulness in periodic maintenance or some other component (e.g. running tape) that requires maintenance or replacement. How can you prevent the newly purchased motor from melting like your old motor?
It's easy, you have to measure "the fever" (especially during the first training sessions)
If the outer casing of the motor reaches 45 ° C during training or exceeds it, it means that additional maintenance is necessary. If you do not have a specific thermometer, you can simply (carefully) place your hand on the motor at the end of training, if the temperature is too high, it will not be possible to keep the hand on the motor because it will be too "hot".
If the temperature is abnormal, please first proceed with a cleaning and maintenance cycle, using appropriate lubricants. See the directions on our blog for the best tips.
If, despite the cleaning and lubrication, the motor continues to heat, the problem may lie in the deck, which must be straight and not have any hollows, or in some mechanical problem, but most frequently it concerns the running belt, especially if the belt is older than 5 years. By replacing the belt with a low-friction tape for treadmills, you will almost always solve the problem. If you purchased the motor at our treadmill spare parts e-shop and need more parts to complete the repair, please contact our customer care to get a special discount that will make your repair convenient.

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Treadmill maintenance: piston lubrication

Lubrication of the piston used for servo opening and closing of the treadmill should be performed every 2000 hours of use or every 3/4 years.
1) disconnect the power supply to the treadmill
2) close it upright
3) apply a very light lubricant to the piston rod (metal part)
4) open and close a dozen times to ensure that the lubricant enters the piston
5) clean excess lubricant

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Treadmill: some advice for use and maintenance

For your safety, comfort and durability of the product, you should carefully follow the instructions in the manual supplied with the treadmill. In some cases, the manual of the treadmill is lost, so here are some useful tips to ensure the life of your treadmill:
1. Check the power supply. The treadmill must be powered by a 220V grounded socket. Avoid as much as possible extensions, splitters and multiple sockets.
2. All cardio-training equipment undergoes strong mechanical pressure. It is normal for some parts to have a little play, so check regularly the correct tightening of the nuts to be safer. On the contrary the running belt, the drive belt and the wheels MUSTN’T be completely tightened / stretched. Follow the specific instructions provided on the blog to properly tension drive and running belts.
3. Clean the treadmill regularly. Do not use aggressive detergents such as those for washing glass, alcohol or acetone. Only a mild detergent should be used on a smooth cloth. Remember to clean the motor compartment (only by vacuuming the dust). Do not use any lubricant inside the motor compartment. Remember to clean the deck top regularly and lubricate it as indicated in our blog.
4. Sweating accelerates the corrosion of metals, plastics and coatings. We urge you to clean the treadmill after each exercise, to avoid wear of the treadmill. You can also use a special silicone spray made in Italy supplied by Treadmill Parts. A slight passage of spray on the metal parts creates a thin protective layer that makes water and sweat slip and thus avoids corrosion phenomena.
5. Schedule of preventive maintenance
When you purchase a new treadmill or replace the belt, a settling / running-in period may be required. This may take days, depending on use (approximately 20 hours). It is therefore necessary to monitor the centering and the tension of the belt during the break-in. Also pay close attention to the motor. If during training it tends to warm up, you shouldn’t overlook this symptom!
NB: a well lubricated running deck and a correctly strapped belt and strap can save up to 50% of the electricity consumption.


The importance of the belt
When the belt is of good quality and correctly stretched, no noise is heard during the exercise. If a belt is stretched too little then the front roller slides. It is therefore easy to see if the belt is too loose. On the contrary, a belt that is too tight or aged can break or wear out prematurely, causing excessive electrical consumption and putting the motor and board at risk. It is more difficult to notice belt wear, so follow our blog instructions and check the motor temperature regularly. If it heats up it could be the symptom of a wrong adjustment or the need to replace the belt.
The simplest way for regulation of running belt tension is to start from a slipping situation and then adjust slowly to the right position. See the articles in our blog to proceed correctly.

Friday, 29 June 2018

Assistance for treadmills: MyFit, Hyperfit, Starter, Toorx and some maintenance advice

To help ensure a long service life of the treadmill, routine maintenance should be performed.
Every week:
remove dust, dirt or any traces of sweat from the treadmill with a damp cloth. Do not use detergents under the running belt. Be careful not to throw water or allow moisture to pass between the edges of the display panel and the console. Inspect the belt to make sure it runs straight and smoothly.
Every 15 days or according to use
It is important to lubricate the running board by applying silicone spray to improve the performance of the treadmill. The lubricant must be applied between the belt and the walking deck, in the contact parts subject to greater friction and wear, i.e. towards the center.


Every month:
Vacuum to remove dust or dirt that may form under or on the sides of the treadmill. Check the components of the treadmill structure to make sure that the mounting screws are not loosened, and tighten them if necessary.
In case the decals placed on the sides of the main frame of the treadmill are unglued, simply heat them with the hair dryer and apply light pressure with the hand to make them adhere to the surface.
If the protective plastic of the console is removed, it is advisable to clean it to remove glue residues especially on the bright LEDs.
In case you need assistance contact us.

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Treadmill maintenance: lubrication of the running belt

Correct lubrication of the running belt allows friction to be limited and helps to prolong the service life of the motor and of the motor control board. It is therefore a fundamental maintenance operation to ensure the long life of the treadmill.
For the lubrication of your treadmill we suggest you use only 100% silicone sprays and avoid sprays that use additives and petroleum distillates, which could ruin the running belt or the deck.
The belt and the deck surface must be slightly greased. If the surface is dry, proceed with lubrication by following one of the alternatives presented below
Alternative 1
1) close the treadmill in a vertical position
2) spray 3 or 4 times with the lubricant under the belt
3) reopen the treadmill, start it at low speed (4km / h) and walk for a few minutes
4) check that the lubricant is spread over the entire surface
 
Alternative 2
1) lift up the running belt
2) using a straw, spray the lubricant as much as possible towards the center of the running deck
3) start the treadmill at low speed (4km / h) and walk for a few minutes
4) check that the lubricant is spread over the entire surface
 
Caution:
1) it is important to avoid too much lubrication of the treadmill (wetting the belt).
2) try to always lubricate well the center of the deck (where you normally walk)
3) always lubricate the lower surface of the belt (between the deck and the belt, normally colored in white). NEVER lubricate the top surface of the belt (black) to avoid making it slippery.

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