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Resistance does not increase

I can increase the settings on the display but it does not change the physical tension.

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Please read the instruction and fix it. God bless you



Check your owner's manual for diagrams and definitions. You'll need this information when you put the elliptical back together. You'll also want definitions in case you need to call the customer support line for assistance.
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Be aware that the resistance is often the part that requires repair. Resistance is managed magnetically, so often if the machine is working, but the resistance isn't setting correctly or at all, check the bolts that secure the magnets. If they are loose, the resistance will slip. If the bolts are fine, check the magnets themselves by using a refrigerator magnet and see if it is attracted or repelled by the your fridge magnet. If not, the magnets have de-magnetized and need to be replaced.Test with the magnet from a refrigerator, If the magnet attract and repulse, is o.k If not replace the magnet.Resistance does not increase - 1_21_2013_5_29_53_pm.gif

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