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Belt speed fluctuation

And after I turned the two hex screws for adjusting the belt tension a quarter of a turn tighter, I only here a bump and no movement from the belt....I went a quarter turn looser and even a half and still nothing?????? just bought the thing and having doubts!

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I assuming these hex screws are near the rear of the unit. But they should not affect operation unless really out of whack, but they should be adjusted with the belt moving. Try manually moving the belt first.

If it moves and If it is a newer machine more than likely the motor sensor is telling the control board that the motor is not working and it is shutting down as a safety measure.

If it doesn't move - somethings jammed

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How do I adjust the belt on my TX40sportcraft threadmill


Set the speed on the treadmill at 2 MPH, If the
walking belt has shifted to the left, use the hex
key to turn the left idler roller screw located on rear
of walking deck clockwise 1/4 of a turn; if the walking
belt has shifted to the right, turn the left idler roller
screw clockwise 1/4 of a turn. Be careful not to
overtighten the walking belt. Always wait to see if the
belt moves as your turning the screws. Take your time
in adjusting belt.

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Tri Flex Deck Spring Bumper Kit Installation Instructions


Following are instructions on installing the tri flex deck spring bumper kit for the Quinton 3.0, Clubtrack, Clubtrack Plus, MedTrack CR60 and MedTrack SR60 treadmills.
  1. Set the treadmill to 5% grade and turn off the circuit breaker. Unplug the treadmill power cord from the outlet.
  2. Remove the front trim cover, hood, and both side rail covers.
  3. Relax the tension on the walking belt by removing the two screws in the rear end caps and the end caps.
  4. Remove the rear roller, then the front roller.
  5. Remove the walk belt and deck.
  6. Remove the compression mounts noting the position of the short and long mounts.
  7. Install the new compression mounts. DO NOT USE LOCTITE. Each side rail should have 5 long and 4 short compression mounts. The two rigid spacers will be installed in the rear holes.
  8. Install the slider bed (deck) and belt. Install the 12 6mm hex head screws using Loctite 242 on the threads. Torque to 30 inch-lbs.
  9. Replace the rollers, end caps, side rail covers, hood and front trim cover. Tension the walk belt and adjust belt tracking.
  10. Verify operation by operating the treadmill with a user at various speeds. Verify there are no unusual noises from the deck area .

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on Mar 11, 2015 | Treadmills

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Belt keeps sliding from side to side


You have not properly aligned and / or adjusted the tension. If it is SLIDING then you do not have enough Rear Tension. Once you get the right amount of REAR TENSION, then you have to adjust the left right (balance the belt). Your belt should go straight, right now you have it too far to the FRAYED SIDE. Turn the Machine on, have your Hex Wrench in the Bolt and turn it slowly CW and as the belt come back to Center, watch the adjustment. If it continues to go past, then loosen it a little until you have the right balance. Remember REAR TENSION FIRST... THEN BALANCE for Alignment

Mar 03, 2014 | Proform Crosswalk 395 Treadmill

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The belt slides to one side (the same side) always when we start to walk. It is a new belt and deck. Afraid it will wear out the belt as it starts to rub against the edges. Thanks


you need to tighten the w/belt. the side that the belt goes to tighten 3 quarter turns. now on the other side loosen 2 quarter turns. turn on the the belt on 3or 4 setting the belt should start moving over when it get to where you want it tighten the sid e you first loosen 2 quarter turn. then run it at higher speed to see if it stays its trial and error remember rightie tightie leftty loosie. in the end you want equal tension with the rollers bolts ps good tension is 2 -3 inches up when lifting up the sides of the w/belt

Mar 17, 2011 | Life Fitness T3 Treadmill with Advanced...

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Track sliping


Adjust walking belt tension at the front of the unit using the provided hex wrench on the exposed adjustment bolts located on each side of each front roller. Be sure to adjust both bolts on each roller the same amount as to not disrupt belt alignment. Tighten (turn clockwise) each adjustment bolt in full turn increments. After each adjustment, restart unit and check to see if belt slippage has been eliminated. Repeat if necessary.If slipping feel persists after several adjustments, stop and see if it maybe the drive belt. Remove left rear plastic cover to expose “v” belt drive line and motor. Tighten nut on the motor tension bolt located on front side of motor in 1/2 turn increments until drive belt slippage is eliminated - DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN. Replace cover when finished.

Jun 27, 2010 | Bowflex Treadclimber

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When walking in my Bow Flexn as in regular treadmill mode it feels like it slips under my one foot sometimes any clue as to why ?


If belt hesitates or slips when walking on unit it may be caused by either a loose walking belt or a loose drive belt. To determine the cause perform the following test: Stand beside Tread-Climber® fitness machine and set speed to 2 MPH. Step on one treadle and attempt to stop movement. If one belt stops but roller at rear and other belt continue to turn walking belt tension should be adjusted. If both belts stop but motor is still turning the drive belt tension should be adjusted.
Adjust walking belt tension at the front of the unit using the provided hex wrench on the exposed adjustment bolts located on each side of each front roller. Be sure to adjust both bolts on each roller the same amount as to not disrupt belt alignment. Tighten (turn clockwise) each adjustment bolt in full turn increments. After each adjustment, restart unit and check to see if belt slippage has been eliminated. Repeat if necessary.

May 22, 2010 | Bowflex Treadclimber

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Speed fluctuates up and down on my pro for ekg treadmill. It does not stay at the set speed.


You may have a belt and deck problem. Test by the following procedure: Without the power on stand on the walking belt push the belt in the direction it normally turns, if the belt is very difficult to turn (on most treadmill) this means that you have high belt/deck friction. To inspect the belt and deck visually loosen the tension roller by following the instructions in your owner’s manual Do not loosen the bolts in the tension roller too far or the bolts will come out of the roller shaft. Inspect belt and deck. The deck should be smooth without any grooves, pits. The belt should have a consistent ridged feel from one side of the belt to the other ,a belt can be worn out without any sensory signs of a problem. If you feel deep grooves in the deck or uneven wear on the underside of the belt, part replacement is necessary. Visually look at the underside of the belt. It should have a consistent look. Black streaks in the belt are a sign of bottom-layer wear through. If your belt and deck is good a simply apply lubricant and this may resolve the problem Most problem are belt and deck issues.

May 15, 2010 | Treadmills

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Walking belt on image 10.0 tread mill slips, purchased it used, can see where it has rubbed to the left. How to adjust it?


There are adjustment screws on the very back of the deck… one on each side.

1. You will need a hex wrench that came with your unit (look on the side of the deck) sometimes it is attached to a bracket or look in your plastic bag with your instruction manual. If you cannot find it, do not worry, it is a common “hex” size. Purchase a "multi size” hex wrench at the hardware store"

2. Locate the screws on the back of the treadmill on the deck "where you walk" You will see one on each side.

3. With your wrench in hand, start your treadmill on a low speed and take note of which side the belt is "creeping" to the left or right.

4. If the belt is not centered and over to the left side take your tool and adjust the screw on the left side slowly a few turns until you notice the belt creeping back to the center....usually it does not take much adjustment.

5. Once you start getting the hang of what adjusting each particular screw does to the belt....You will be a pro in no time.

6. Once the belt centered, turn off the treadmill and unplug it. Take your hand and slide it under the belt about midway. The belt should feel "snug" against the deck. If it feels too loose...use your new found adjusting skills to tighten the belt adjusting each side a few turns…unplug…checking for tightness until you feel good about it.

7. Last suggestion: Some treadmills decks need lube to help it run smooth. Without it your deck will get worn and the belt will "stick" to the deck....not good. Buy the lube a sporting goods store or at a place that sells treadmills. If you cannot find any buy some spray on graphite.

Feb 25, 2010 | Treadmills

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I adjusted the belt so it would be more centered by following the instrucitons in the manual- turning left side hex screw 1/4 turn at a time until more centered. once it was more centered the belt started...


Under your motor hood you have a drive belt that can also slip. Depending on make you may after loosening the motor bolts and have an adjusting bolts.

Feb 25, 2010 | Proform Treadmills

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Title: Treadmill Belt Problem


determine which side is off centered

If the tread is migrating from the left you need to adjust the tension adjustment on the right and side of the roller and make it tighter

Most adjustments are made by turning a set screw that moves the idler roller ( the roller that is at the end of the tread mill which is where you first get on)

TO ADJUST:

1 TURN THE POWER OFF AND UNPLUG AT WALL OUTLET

2 Locate the adjustment screw( remember you will adjust the side opposite the migration to tighten the roller)

3 manually force the treadmill belt over toward the proper path( I do this by taking my hand and sliding my fingers under the belt and lift the belt as I hand roll it

4 Turn the adjustment screw counter clockwise one revolution

5 plug in then turn on and see if it stays in place

6 Keep repeating the process ( steps 1,2,3,and 4 )

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