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Where and how often do I lubricate Spirit XE295 Elliptical

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  • Sarah Cloutier Jan 20, 2013

    I already read the manual and 1 Solution below does not help. I've restated the question leaving out the "and how often", Perhaps the compound question complicated the answer.

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The manual for this Elliptical doesn't show any lubrication needed.


Is the unit starting to make abnormal noises like squeaks, thumps, or extra/less resistance?


This is from the owners manual for the Spirit XE295.



Maintenance:
1. Wipe down all areas in the sweat path with a damp cloth after each workout.
2. If a squeak, thump, clicking or rough feeling develops the main cause is most likely one of two
reasons:
i. The hardware was not sufficiently tightened during assembly. All bolts that were
installed during assembly need to be tightened as much as possible. It may be
necessary to use a larger wrench than the one provided if you cannot tighten the
bolts sufficiently. I cannot stress this point enough; 90% of calls to the service
department for noise issues can be traced to loose hardware or the rear rails being
dirty.
ii. Dirt build-up on the rear rails and polyurethane wheels are also a source of noise.
Noise from build-up on the rails can cause a thumping sound that you would swear
is coming from inside the main body of the machine because noise travels, and is
amplified, in the tubing of the frame. Clean the rails and wheels with a lint free cloth
and rubbing alcohol. Stubborn build-up can be removed with your thumbnail or a
non-metallic scraper, like the back edge of a plastic knife. After cleaning, apply a
small amount of lubricant on the rails with your fingers or a lint free cloth. You only
need a thin coat of lubrication, wipe off any excess.
3. If squeaks or other noises persist, check that the unit is properly leveled. There are 4 leveling
pads on the bottom of the rear rails, use a 14mm wrench (or adjustable wrench) to adjust the
levelers.

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