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When running, belt feels like it gets caught or slides off track.

When I run at 4.5 or 5.0 the belt feels at times more often than wanting, tend to slide out of place or feels like its getting caught. It's really scary when running and feels like im about to bailout because of the sliding or caught feeling it gives.

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Sounds like the belt is loose. To tighten the belt, start by locating the two bolts that adjust the rear roller (one on each side of the unit in the back). Run the unit at about 3 mph. Tighten the bolts a 1/4 turn at a time. Make sure that what you do to one side, you MUST do to the other side or the belt will get off center. After you tighten it 1/4 turn, check the belt to see if it is still slipping. If it is then tighten the belt 1/4 turn again. Continue until the belt does not slip, but do not tighten the bolts more than 2 full turns.

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I can read you trouble, and follow the next steps:
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