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Belt keeps slipping on treadmill
Adjusting Tension on a Treadmill Running Belt
It is necessary to properly tension a treadmill belt
when it is replaced. After time, a belt can stretch and may begin to slip. When this happens, it is necessary to adjust the tension of the running belt to stop it from slipping. Manufacturers of treadmills generally agree on one of three procedures for how to tension a treadmill running belt
How to Tension Treadmill Walking Belt that Slips
- Adjust for no slippage of the treadmill walking belt on the front roller (Often referred to as the "Stomp Test")
- This procedure works well for a previously installed belt that is now slipping.
- Underside of belt should be free of any glazing/wax buildup.
- Rollers must also be free of wax buildup.
- Be sure belt tracking/centering is correct before proceeding.
- The most popular speed for this adjustment is 2mph to 3mph.
- Try to slow the belt by applying pressure with your foot against the belt movement while grasping the handrails. If the running belt slow, slips or stops (and the front roller does not) adjust BOTH adjustment bolts 1/4 turn clockwise. Test again and repeat adjustment if necessary.
- This procedure requires two belt gauges or calipers
- This procedure works well when installing a new belt.
- This procedure requires you to stretch the belt. Depending on the manufacturer*, this varies between .4 and .6 percent. A dial on the gauge or caliper will indicate the amount of stretch. *Consult the owner/service manual for proper tension.
- If you are working on a previously tensioned belt you will need to release the tension before attaching the gauges or calipers.
- Gauges or Calipers unavailable
- Release the tension on the belt.
- Using a yard stick or tape measure, place two marks on the left and right edges of the belt and deck 36 inches apart (or 50 inches if you prefer).
- Adjust the left and right tensioning bolts until both sides measure 36 3/16 inches (or 50 1/4). This is equal to .5% of stretch.
- Test for proper tracking and tension, adjust if necessary.
on Apr 24, 2014
Treadmill says fill with wax
Diagnostics is entered by holding the 'PAUSE' key when power is applied or by holding the
'PAUSE' key and pressing the 'CLEAR' key twice from any state.
The unit will take approx. 3 to 4 seconds to enter Diagnostics.
On entry to this state, the message:
USE ARROW KEY TO SCROLL THROUGH LIST till show on ddisplay the option "MAINTENANCE"
USE ARROW KEY TO SCROLL THROUGH LIST when display show the message "replace wax bag" press enter
the display show "repair logged" and exit press the key "clear"
on Mar 15, 2013
Once treadmill is turned on it starts then a
It sounds like you have a reed switch malfunction. The reed switch is located next to the front drive roller at the drive pully under the motor hood. It is the little black wire with the pick up on the end. It need to be about an 1/8th of an inch away from the magnet that is mounted in the pully. If it looks lined up and is not twisted, check the other end. It is plugged into the controller on the other side. If all looks fine, you just might nee to get another one.
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on Nov 12, 2010
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