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I notice lately when on my personal climber hear squeaking noise on bottom of chain. Can I use WD 40 oil?d oil 40 to

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The manufacturer actually suggests using a 30W motor oil to lubricate the chains.

Preventive Maintenance Video for Stairmaster Stepper SC916

This video is covers preventive maintenance on your Stairmaster SC916 Stepper. Following a good preventive maintenance schedule will reduce equipment down times and repair costs.Due to the workout your equipment gets from use, they can become dirty over time.
Inspect the heart rate grips (if equipped) and make sure there is no accumulation of sweat on or around the contacts. A non-abrasive cleaner can be used on the contact heart rate grips daily.
Inspect all the shrouds and ensure they are securely fastened and no cracks have developed. Use of abrasive cleaners can create cracks in the shrouds or cause them to become brittle.
Inspect the cup holder shroud. Make sure there have been no holes drilled into the shroud for the purpose of allowing sweat to drain and preventing accumulation. The proper method of dealing with the sweat accumulation in the cup holder shroud is regular cleaning of the area.
Once you've made all the shroud inspections, step up onto the pedals. Feel the motion of the unit and verify smooth operation. Listen for irregular noises. A good maintenance routine allows you to recognize how a unit in good operating condition should feel and sound.
Next, inspect the step chains. The links of the chain should move freely. The chains should be lubricated on a 3 month basis with 30w motor oil.
Inspect the pedal hardware. Each step the user takes, there is movement of the pedal hardware. Ensure that all the snap rings are secure to their shafts and none are working free. If a snap ring is not secure, it's possible that damage to the pedal can occur or it could fall off during exercise and possible injury could occur.
These are the main points for preventive maintenance.

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No I believe that switch is the problem your Tectrix PC Is part of Cybex International and their phone # is1-800-677-6544 now if they do not have this part then call National Gym Supply @ 1-800 496-7278 the Personal Climber and The Climax ( commercial unit) uses the same switch assembly.

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Mine did that and I had to have the clutch replaced. The cost to order a part and have a tech come out to perform the repair was about $200.00

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