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How do i know if i need a new walking belt proform 530

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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Not sure what's happened here. treadmill won't turn on when red key is inserted. checked electrical plug to make sure it worked. I couldn't see that there's anything wrong with the red key. Have any ideas?

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SOURCE: Proform 545S needs replacement walking belt

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Posted on Apr 16, 2010

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SOURCE: I need to tighten the belt, it keeps slipping while walking on it

Unplug unit then remove motor shroud then do the following: If the problem is in the drive belt, either the drive belt will stop when stalled or the front roller will stop when stalled. If the motor, drive belt, and front roller continue to turn when the walking belt is stalled, the problem is with the walking belt slipping on the front roller. If the drive belt continues to turn but the front roller stalls, you may have a broken front roller pulley.

1) Adjusting the running belt if the problem: If the walking belt slips when walked on, UNPLUG THE POWER CORD. Using the hex key, turn both idler roller bolts clockwise, 1/4 of a turn. When the walking belt is correctly tightened, you should be able to lift each edge of the walking belt 2 to 3 in. off the walking platform. Be careful to keep the walking belt centered.Then, plug in the power cord, insert the key, and carefully walk on the treadmill for a few minutes. Repeat until the walking belt is properly tightened.
2) Adjusting Drive belt: Find the motor mounts. Many motors in Icon treadmills have a main pivot joint in which a bolt runs the full length of the motor mount. This bolt will require loosening to provide maximum adjustability. Some models have a single jack bolt and others have an auto tensioner. Single jack bolts are the easiest to adjust.

Posted on May 15, 2010

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SOURCE: my treadmill Proform caliber walk... belts keeps

The deck needs to be lubricated. The lubricant can be purchase @ LUBRICATION PROCEDURE: 1. Turn off and unplug treadmill. 2. Cut off the end of the tube of lubricant. 3. Holding the tube in one hand, insert the tube underneath the treadbelt halfway between front and back and halfway between right and left. 4. Squeeze the full contents of the tube onto the deck in a circular pattern in the center 1/3 of the deck. 5. Plug in2_bing.gif and turn on treadmill, then walk normally on treadmill at 0.5 mph for five minutes

Posted on May 16, 2010

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SOURCE: I need to replace the walking belt on a ProForm PFTL40070.

Installing An Icon Fitness Treadmill Belt You can save yourself a great deal of time by following these instructions as opposed to those of the manufacturer. Please contact us if you need any further help. UNPLUG THE TREADMILL BEFORE DOING ANY REPAIR!
Step #1- Remove the plastic railing on the right hand side of the deck. Most railings are stapled down so using a flat head screwdriver or another prying device is the easiest way to do it. The plastic is refastened using screws provided with the belt in a later step. If you cannot see the staples, you may need to remove the cosmetic center insert cover first by simply sliding it to the back of the treadmill. This rail is on the opposite side of the front roller pulley and motor. Some of the models aren’t stapled down and with these, you simply remove the rear end cap and slide the rail off the back of the treadmill.
Step #2- Loosen the rear roller and remove the two adjustment bolts. Some models have a spring loaded tensioner on the right hand side so be careful when removing these bolts. After the bolts have been removed, remove the rear roller end cap(s). The rear roller should now simply slide out of the walking belt.
Step #3- Remove the motor hood. Using a black permanent marker, make a mark on the front roller adjustment bolt on the motor compartment side at exactly where it fits flush with the roller so you will know where to retighten it later. The adjustment bolt is on the right hand side of the front roller. Then remove the bolt with a 7/16” wrench. Step #4- Remove the deck screws which should now be exposed since the plastic cover is off. In this step, also remove the staples with a pair of pliers. Be sure to remove all deck and staple debris before continuing.
Step #5- This step is easiest if you have another person to help but it is possible with one person. Lift up the side of the deck that has been loosened and making sure that the front roller is angled toward the deck, remove the old belt by simply pulling it to the side. A few models had a side hand rail that attaches to the side of the treadmill and if you have one of these, the hand rail must be removed first.
Step #6- Install the new belt just like you removed the old belt. Before proceeding, make sure that the belt is in the center of the two metal belt guides that protrude from the bottom of the deck. The guides should be angled where the sides of the belt are turned slightly upward. Sometimes these can get bent during installation so make sure they are contacting the edges of the belt or the belt will not stay centered properly. Step #7- Install the front roller adjustment bolt where you just start it. Do not return it to its original position yet.
Step #8- Install the deck screws.
Step #9- Slide the rear roller back into position and insert the end caps and rear roller bolts. Most models have a small ground wire on one of the rear roller bolts. Make sure to just slide this over the bolt before it is inserted in the roller. The ground wire dissipates static electricity that is built up on the walking belt to help the roller bearings last longer and reduce static discharge on the electronics.
Step #10- Adjust the front roller bolt to its original position.
Step #11- Tighten the rear roller bolts to where the tension on both sides feels even and you can lift the walking belt 2-3” in the center of the belt from the deck surface.
Step #12- Replace the right side railing with the screws provided using a screwdriver.
Step #13- Start the treadmill and align the belt according to the instructions in the owner’s manual or on our web site troubleshooting page under “Belt Centering Tensioning Instructions.”
Step #14- Once the belt is aligned, test the belt for slippage. If the belt slips at all, tighten the rear roller adjustment bolts equally on both sides ½ turn until the slippage is gone. Do not over tighten the belt where it has less than 2” of lift from the deck surface.
Step #15- Replace the motor hood and make sure no odd noise is apparent and that the belt is tracking and tensioned properly.

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I replaced the belt on the Proform 530x and it still sticks. I have also tried to silicone spray the deck,. Help ?

You must LUBE very well the deck belt. 2) adjus the roller bearing and LUBE very well 3) Motor can be LUBE follow the instruction manual for LUBE. 4) Adjust the deck belt see the diagram.

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Apr 23, 2012 | Proform 530 Treadmill Walking Belt

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Step on the belt ready to run and it stops

depending on the age of your machine and what I mean is the usage. heavy use check the motor belt . hardly used, need to tighten the walking belt.

Feb 28, 2011 | Proform 530 Treadmill Walking Belt

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Belt slips when walking on it.

there's a wrench that came with it, an allen wrench, turn on betl at medium slow speed, go to rear of treadmill and using the wrench give at each end caps(there is a hole to put the wrench) a half a turn on each side several time and walk in it until belt remains stable.

Feb 08, 2011 | Proform 530 Treadmill Walking Belt

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The treadmill seems to work fine at first then the belt kinda sticks. It like stops and goes. Electrical seems fine

It's possible that your treadbelt needs lubrication, or simply adjusting. Here is a tutorial on adjusting your treadbelt:

Here is one link to purchase a lube kit, there are probably many others online also:

Should you actually need to purchase a new treadbelt, I would try to identify which specific model of the Proform 530 you have from this list and then in the parts list for that treadmill scroll down to "Treadbelt"

Oct 14, 2010 | Proform 530 Treadmill Walking Belt

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Belt is slipping, how do i tighten it ???



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Jul 28, 2010 | Proform 530 Treadmill Walking Belt

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Have a PFTL5123 Proform 530 with console not working. Part # 204384. Can I repair it or where can I buy a replacement.

Go to click on replacement parts, the console part # differs from yours the part # shown is 207885 out of stock . You may want to call them @ 1-800-999-3756 to confirm the correct part #.
If you getting ff or 2f then you have a Eprom problem unfortunately some components are proprietary and cannot be found. So replacement is your only option.

May 21, 2010 | Proform 530 Treadmill Walking Belt

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Proform 530 powers up but won't start

If it lights up, incline works and counts like it's going but no belt movement it's your motor controller. If it's not doing these things then I need to know what it's doing or not doing.

Nov 16, 2009 | Proform 530 Treadmill Walking Belt

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My belt runs but stops as soon I step on it.

More than likely your drive belt needs to be tightened. Lower cover needs to be removed to access this drive belt.

Nov 12, 2009 | Proform 530 Treadmill Walking Belt

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