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Problem with weider platinum, 600 weight will not adjust

THe console stays on 10 and now will not move back..The weight is actually all the way up and wont come down.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Weider Platinum Crossbow is locked up.

i have the manual, to recalibrate the machine press and hold the next button and the motorized wieght adjustment+ button for five seconds. when the buttons are released, a number will appear in the reps display. press the next button again, then press the motorized weight adjustment+ button: this should start the reclaibration process. i am lucky i bought the machine in 10-2004 and it has a ten year warrenty. it isn't working it happened before and they had to replace the motor. if it works remembe to unplug the machine when not in use. it is a great machine to get in shape with. you just have to use it.

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a Weider Platinum XP800 Crossbow that will not start.

I had the same problem. Take off the black box at the base and check to see if any of the wires broke lose from the connectors, mine did. One pair of wires was alot shorter than the rest, so when the previous owner disassembled the crossbow he lifted the unit too far before disconnecting the wire connectors thus braking the two wires from the connector. Simply remove the remaining wire bits from the connector with something sharp (unplug machine from the wall). Then take the broken wires and push them down into the connector terminals with a butter knife. The terminals will cut through the wire insulation and make a contact with the wire. Problem solved.

Posted on Sep 02, 2009

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SOURCE: weider platinum xp800 does not work

When turned on and increasing the weight, the digital numbers increase, but the weight doen't change.

Posted on Feb 21, 2010

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SOURCE: Weider platinum. Motor whines 1-3 seconds on start

the motor that adjusts the weight is damaged or broken. replace or fix this motor and you will be done

Posted on Jan 24, 2011

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There is a wire that breaks that is attached to a limit switch that islocated inside the elbow of the Pivot arm. You need to extend the wire arerouted it to run on the outside of the pivot arm to avoid be nicked or pinchedby the moving parts. Hope this will help you. Good Luck.

Posted on Jul 23, 2011

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Weider Platinum xp600 won't change weight


I just finished fixing this exact problem on my XP600. I also could increase the weight, but not lower it. Both wires (grey and orange) were cut from the lower limit switch (it's in the upper right corner). The way the harness was jammed into the unit, it broke the wires. The limit switch fell apart as I was taking it out, so I soldered the grey (there's two) and the orange wires together. The display now works properly. Because the switch is now bypassed, I just have to be careful and not drop the weight past 15/20 lbs. If you raised the weight when the display wasn't reading right, it will reset once you increase the weight to the max. Then you can decrease and it will read the right weight.

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Weider Crossbow Platinum The weight resistance needs calibration 20 lbs feels like 100 lbs. How can I fix this?


ADJUSTING THE RESISTANCE When the resistance setting changes, the motor will be heard. To prevent damage to the motor, do not pull any of the cables while the resistance setting is changing. If a cable is pulled, the words RELEASE HANDLES AND READJUST RESISTANCE AS DESIRED may appear in the main display on the console.If this message is displayed repeatedly but no cable is being pulled, there may be too much tension on the Upper Cable . Adjust the tension as described below. To decrease the tension on the Upper Cable.turn the two 3/8” x 38mm Tension Screws twice,counterclockwise. Select the desired resistance setting.Repeat this step if necessary.CLEANING THE BAR GUIDES Over time, dust may build up on the Crossbar Guides , causing a squeaking noise as the resistance system is used. If this occurs, wipe off the Crossbar Guides with a damp cloth and a mild, non-abrasive detergent. Do not use solvents.
RECALIBRATING THE CONSOLE To recalibrate the Console , first plug in the resistance system . Plug the indicated end of the Transformer into the Back Mech Cover . Plug the other end of the Transformer into a 120-volt outlet. All indicators and displays on the console will flash once; the console will then be ready for use. The motor may be heard while the resistance system calibrates itself. Important: Always plug in the transformerwhen using the resistance system., press and hold the NEXT button and the MOTORIZED WEIGHT ADJUSTMENT + button for five seconds. When the buttons are released, a number will appear in the REPS display. Press the NEXT button again, then press the MOTORIZED WEIGHT ADJUSTMENT + button; this will start the recalibration process. This may take a few minutes as the motor moves between the lowest and highest resistance settings. When the motor finishes, unplug the transformer from the 120- volt outlet.The Console will be recalibrated. Use the resistance system as described in the CONSOLE

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I resently bought a Weilder XP 800 and had to order a new transformer, I pluged it in and get nothing, Do I have the right trransformer or not? transformer is 120v, 24 dc volts?


There is a wire that breaks that is located inside of the pivot arm that hooks to the limit switch. (If you take off the back look on the RIGHT side of the machine.) When that breaks, the weight will not adjust.
I extended and rerouted my wires to run on the outside of the arm instead of the inside where they get nicked or broken by the moving parts.

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Weider platinum xp800 gets locked in maximum weight position


open the housing in back of unit and manually turn the bar (top left)next to pulley motor until the resistance bar is all the way to the right or in the lowest wieght setting. make sure to put the weight on the console to 10lbs. now plug unit in and press and hold the next button and the + on the wieght selector for five seconds then press the + again on weight then next one more time and this will recalibrate the machine, unplug and plug back in and ur ready to go.

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Weider platinum xp800 does not work


There is a wire that breaks that is located inside of the pivot arm that hooks to the limit switch. (If you take off the back look on the RIGHT side of the machine.) When that breaks, the weight will not adjust.
I extended and rerouted my wires to run on the outside of the arm instead of the inside where they get nicked or broken by the moving parts.

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Weider Platinum Crossbow is locked up.


i have the manual, to recalibrate the machine press and hold the next button and the motorized wieght adjustment+ button for five seconds. when the buttons are released, a number will appear in the reps display. press the next button again, then press the motorized weight adjustment+ button: this should start the reclaibration process. i am lucky i bought the machine in 10-2004 and it has a ten year warrenty. it isn't working it happened before and they had to replace the motor. if it works remembe to unplug the machine when not in use. it is a great machine to get in shape with. you just have to use it.

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