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Exercise Bike lost resistence

I have a ProForm G35 exercise bike. It comes with four pre-programed exercise routines on the console. The console is still operating and exhibits an increase in the resistance on the programs, but the pedals go around as if the chain was off a road bike. Just spins. How do I regain the resistance?

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  • zexp Dec 21, 2008

    I have a proform gt-30 with the opposite problem - tension stays too tight. Knob turns and appears to tighten and loosen, but tension stays the same.

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SOURCE: No resistance when I pedal the stationary exercise bike

Hi,

I looked into this thinking is must be a simple belt, or tention wheel, but these devices are much more complex than the average exercise machine. See the Recumbent selection here.

It appears that the tentioning device is a magnetic brake.
This would require that it be plugged into a power source and programmed to provide a desired tention.
I've never used one of these so I can't say what kind of programming options there are or where they are found.

Hope this helps.
Richard.

Posted on Dec 07, 2009

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SOURCE: the resistance belt on my Schwinn 205p recumbent

http://www.fitnessrepairparts.com/equipment/SelectEquipment/100 lists all the parts for this model

Posted on Jan 03, 2010

JayduttDave
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SOURCE: magnetic resistance not working on proform gl105

Just oil the area of magnetic resistance and if the problem continues then contact nearer repairer.

Posted on May 15, 2010

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