Question about Bowflex Revolution Home Gym
The main cable is off the track if the large pulley. We don't know how to get inside to get it back on the track. Both right and left sides are off track. We have both the user and assembly manuals and they are of no help. Can we take off the tension knobs? My husband owns an auto mechanic shop so he has lots of tools and expertise. Can you please help? The machine is used, but nothing appears to be broken or missing.
Thanks so much.
I had same problem. I fixed it by taking plastic sides off using a long phillips head screwdriver. Jay, you don't have to take the sides off to fix your problem. The sides come off only to untangle and rewind cables on pulleys. Pull the cables all the way out. Have a helper pull out and keep holding out the tension knob This is shown at the bottom of page nine in the manual. With someone holding the tension knob out turn the large pully located beneith the tension knob CLOCKWISE! I screwed mine up by turning it counter-clockwise. This winds the handle to the top and if you start with all the cable pulled off the pully, the cable should then wind itself nicely back onto the pully. Once the handle is all the way up, with the round ball on the cable jammed up against the pully, then and only then let go of the tension knob and let it fall back into place. If the handle falls down a few inches repeat this proceedure but push lower pully a bit harder and try to turn tension knob, while it is pulled out, in the opposite direction and it will then click into place one notch tighter and should hold the black ball on the cable firmly against the pulley. Let me know if this was helpful.
Posted on Dec 01, 2008
I am not sure my problem is the same as the previous one, but here we go.
Product: 2009 Bowflex Revolution
Situation: I tried to create more tension on the rope as advised by the Bowflex manual. I pulled the knob out turned counter clockwise and all hell broke lose.
Problem: There was no tension in the cable and the rope would just dangle with now resistance for the right side of the Bowflex.
Solution: (You may need two people!)
1) Unscrew the top portion of the Bowflex. ( 4 Screws) 2) Make sure the handles are in the 9 position 3) Make sure the yellow ribbon is not tangled due to the extra slack 4) You need to make sure the grey rope ball is all the way against the pulley. You can achieve this by turning the TENSION KNOB clockwise (but do not pull it out) until the grey ball is tightly against the pulley. 5) Have your partner place one finger under the yellow cable and pull to create tension again the ribbon so to not tangle due to the extra slack 6) Pull the tension knob OUT and with your other hand turn the disc that is directly behind it with groves clockwise until your partner tells you there is no longer any slack on the yellow ribbon 7) Screw back on the top portion of the Bowflex
Posted on Jul 26, 2009
Just a quick add: I had the same problem on one side. When I was able
to solve it that side made a rubbing noise like the cable was rubbing
on something. I discovered inside where the cable enters the main unit
(plastic grey thing) there is a smooth curved guide right after the
pulley. It guides the cable into and onto the main wheel.
I took off the stationary 5# weight so there was no tension on the cable and slide the cable behind the smooth curved guide. Put everything back together and no more noise.
Posted on May 10, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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