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.