I have a bowfex 1090 selectech, only 4 months old. I have found that the large weight nearest to the handle drops out when shaken. Sometime it just falls out. Ive noticed that there tends to be more movement between the handle and the first weight. Obviously a manufacturing fault and maybe many others are having the same problem. I live in a remote area hence unable to use manufacturers garantee. I just want to know how I can fix it!!
If you have an issue with the SelectTech dumbbells of any kind, just contact the customer service phone number 1-800- BOWFLEX. All they require is a proof of purchase (receipt) to be sent in and they will send you any replacement parts free of charge. You do not need to send the old parts back first.
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1. Check to assure that the ******** handle is fully depressed into
the ******** base. If not fully depressed, the locking mechanism
will not be released and may be keeping the adjustment knobs
2. Check to see if any weight plates have been put into the base
assembly backwards with the "support ******" facing the grip of
the ******** handle. All weight plates must have the selection
****** facing away from the grip of the ******** handle.
3. Check to see if there is any dirt, debris or other obstruction in the
******** base. You may need to remove the weight plates from
the base to accomplish this check. Remember to put each weight
plate back in its appropriate location with the selection ******
facing away from the ******** grip.
if the shutter is jammed just off the device,and slightly pull the shutter door with your hand 3-4 times.apply a drop of oil on both the sides.and then on the device.and check it will work.
and for the replacement off the handle you will have to check on the old device that where are locks in the back you just have to remove that locks,also check for the hidden screws in the centre or back of the handle.which may be blocking it to be removed easily.
Try setting the handle in the plates back onto the carrier(bottom). Lightly tap on each plate that is stuck. Now push the plates down (vertically) onto the bottom carrier. Now try turning the dial (side that was stuck). It worked for me. Have my 1090 plates were stuck on the handle. Good luck
Hi I called 1-800-628-8458 (the number in the manual) after trying several of the methods shown here. None worked. your dumbbell needs to be on a flat surface, no roll the dumbbell over to where the weight is facing the floor and the base is up in the air. With both hands lift the base and gently shake, the weight should fall out. Put the base back on the floor face up and inspect the grooves where the weight plates go for any debris. Clean this area if you find debris. Now you will need a pen or pencil with your weight. Grab your weight, still facing down and you will see a black release button on both sides on the inside of the weight. It is in between the metal dial and the inner part of the weight. Now press down on that button with your pen or pencil and start turning the dial (caution: the weight plates are going to fall out) keep turning until all of the plates are out. Do the same thing for the other side. Now grab each plate and put it back on the base where it goes, the smallest plate on the outside to the largest plate on the inside, make sure the small metal piece on the bottom of each plate is facing away from the inside of the base. Do this for all of the plates. Now back to the dumbbell. Grab your pen or pencil again and press down on the black release button and turn the dial to where the number 5 or lowest weight is selected where it reads Bowflex. Do this for both sides. Now grab your dumbbell and carefully put it back into the base. It is important that you put the dumbbell down straight, avoiding any shifting in plates.
Just had to completely take ours apart & wash everything.... putting it back together I found the 33lb recline weight limit & since our guy is 32 figured I'd move it upright & had the same problem.... googled & never found an answer..... but figured it out myself.
Flip it over & there are 4 "screws" on the bottom - they are hex head so you'll need the right screwdriver (I have a kid with interchangeable heads that had the right one)... unscrew them, pull the handle & manually snap it into place - it's like it gets off a bit when reclined for a long time. Once I did that & it snapped in I put the bottom plate & 4 screws back on... presto!
Hopefully you didn't give up already since this is a few months old of a question.
Just call Bowflex. If you don't want to call here's the solution. There is a reset button on the bottom of the handle. Take the handle out, place on the floor side ways, depress the square button and turn to 5 lbs. Whatever weights that were on handle will fall out. Place the weights back into the holder. Make sure they are positioned correctly then put the handle back. Then test by dialing up different weight settings and lifting the ******** out of the holder. You should be back in business. If that doesn't work call Bowflex which you should do anyway.
I wanted to add my solution to these as I bought a set of second hand bowflex dumbbells only to find one of them wouldn't turn. The dail kept sticking or just not turning.
After hitting goggle and coming up blank i turned to the tool box lol
I set the bar to 5lb both sides and removed the handle, leaving all the weights in the base, I then removed the weights from the base one by one. Once the base was empty I replaced the empty handle onto the empty base and tried to turn the knob, it wouldnt turn, on the base there are two metal hooks, these stop you pulling the handles out In between weight settings, the metal hook on the base was hitting the metal disk (which has many hooks all around it) on the handle.
I lifted the handle off Swaped sides and it still was hitting the metal base hook.
If you undo the 6 screws on the underside of the base and pull apart the two halfs you will find a large black square which is held in place by 2 more screws, remove these and pull out this square, you will now have access to the underside of those two metal hook (which are held in place by two screws each) undo these a little and push back on the hooks and retighten these screws, turn the base over and replace the handle to see if the dial will turn freely on the base.
Replace all the screws, re fix the two base halfs together, sit the weights down in the base, place the handle back and turn that dail
Hope this helps someone.