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
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.

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

Wednesday 25 April 2018

Treadmill maintenance: replace bearings and motor brushes

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

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
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
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.
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

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 .
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