20 Most Recent Schwinn 220 Recumbent Exercise Bike - 2012 Model Questions & Answers


if the pedals are direct to the wheel , there will be no chain
if the pedal arms are back from the wheel , it will be a chain which has probably broken or come off the cogs under the covers
The fix will be to remove the covers and see what has happened

Schwinn 220... | Answered on Dec 31, 2015


You will have to remove the plastic housing by unscrewing several screws about the perimeter. Take your time with the housing and inserts as they can be awkward to maneuver. There are 2 circular plastic inserts for the pedals. These can be popped out of the housing with a bit of effort to allow the housing to be cleared of the motor area without having to remove the pedals. Be careful not to break the plastic tabs on the inserts otherwise you will have to tape or glue them back in place. It will be most helpful to take several detail photos of the existing motor set up in case a screw, bolt, nut, spring, etc., pops loose making it difficult to determine from where it came. When I replaced my motor, the factory rep. recommended for easier installation that I first unplug the existing motor and plug in the replacement motor, then set the resistance to high on the control panel. Once the replacement motor has adjusted to the high setting, unplug the power, unbolt the existing motor and then install the replacement motor. Check the photos taken to ensure the motor's base is in the same alignment as the original motor. Plug the power back in and use the control panel the adjust the resistance to ensure the motor is responding. Then replace the plastic housing and again carefully pedal inserts.

Schwinn 220... | Answered on Mar 07, 2015


There should be a circular insert at the shroud that the crank arms for the pedals go through. It took me a little careful work to pop the inserts out of the shroud. This leaves a just enough space to carefully squeeze the shroud over the pedals allowing access to the interior. Its a tight fit and may require tackling it from different angles to get the shroud off. It can be done, but be careful not to apply too much pressure resulting the cracking off the shroud.

Schwinn 220... | Answered on May 27, 2014




Proceed according and fix it. God bless you

Schwinn 220... | Answered on Feb 19, 2013

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