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Replaced belts on drive side, no tension on other side though?

I have easily installed the belts and stepped rollers on the drive side and get to the other side and there is so much slack its like the belts i ordered are incorrect.

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    britt graves Nov 24, 2013

    are there even suppose to be belts on both sides on the turbo classic?

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Refer this problem to Aquabot. It is possible that you were sent the wrong belts.

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Testimonial: "so there are definitely suppose to be belts on both sides of this model?"

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Video Demonstration of a Belt and Deck Replacement on a Life Fitness 95 T Treadmill

  • This video demonstrates the steps necessary when performing a belt and deck replacement on a LifeFitness 95T treadmill
  • Tools Necessary:
    • 9/16" Socket Wrench or 9/16" Hand Wrench
    • Long Flathead Screwdriver
    • Phillips Screwdriver
    • 4MM Allen Wrench or Allen Socket
    • 8MM Allen Wrench
    • Plastic Putty Knife
    • Shop Vac or Vacuum
  • Begin by turning off power at the treadmill and unplugging the unit from the wall
  • Remove the upright tube caps from the inside of the uprights
  • Remove the Phillips screw and tilt the cap in at the top
  • Remove the motor shroud by first taking out all four screws in the shroud
  • Then remove the screws at the top of the front panel and loosen the lower screws
    • This will leave enough play to remove the shroud as shown in the video
  • Now with the Phillips screwdriver, remove the finger guards at the end of the treadmill from each side of the rear roller
  • You will need to slightly twist the finger guards to get them out from under the belt
  • Using the 8MM Allen Wrench, loosen the bolts on each side of the rear roller by 10 full turns
    • At this point, you can completely remove the rear roller bolts while keeping count of the number of turns at each side of the roller
  • Do not include the 10 full turns from the previous step, only count the turns for this step and make note of the number of turns for future referenc
  • Carefully remove the rear roller from the treadmill and set it aside
  • At the motor compartment, use the long flathead screwdriver to lift the tensioner arm and remove the drive belt from the drive motor pulley
    • CAUTION Pinch Point
  • Using the 9/16" socket wrench or hand wrench, remove the bolt from the front roller mount
  • Carefully remove the front roller from the frame and set the roller aside
  • Use the 4mm Allen wrench or socket to remove the 4 deck bolts from the deck
  • Once the 4 deck bolts are removed, you can pull the deck and belt from the frame
  • Be careful to not let the deck drop too far down into the frame during removal
  • Damage to the anti-static tinsel can occur if deck drops too low into the frame (as seen in the video)
  • It is recommended to thoroughly clean the treadmill before completing your belt and deck replacement
    • While the belt, deck and rollers are out of the frame is a great time for cleaning
    • Dirt, debris or other contamination can cause noise, early damage or premature wear on new parts
  • Use a plastic putty knife to scrape away any debris build up from the front and rear rollers
  • Vacuum most of the painted surfaces then wipe clean with a Sportsmith equipment wipe
  • Once you've completed the cleaning of your treadmill, it should now be ready for reassembly
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  • Your unit may have an unused side of the deck that can be flipped into use or the deck may need replaced
  • Before installing the new deck surface, inspect the tinnerman clips
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  • Now place the belt and deck into the treadmill as a unit
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  • Then use a long tool to line up the deck holes by the rear roller while placing your weight onto the deck to allow the bolts to start
    • Install these bolts in about half way
  • Now tighten all four deck bolts
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  • Install the pulley end of the roller into the frame and align the other end with its bolt hole
  • Install the bolt and using the 9/16" socket or hand wrench, tighten it
  • Again, use the long flathead screwdriver to lift the tensioner arm and reinstall the drive belt onto the drive motor pulley
    • Practice CAUTION as this is a Pinch Point
  • Install the rear roller under the belt and while pulling back on the roller install the roller bolts on each side
  • Remember to keep count of the number of turns on the rear roller bolts
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  • The belt may still be too lose, but that is ok as it can be fixed in a moment
  • Plug the unit back into the wall outlet and turn the power on
  • Start the unit at a very slow speed and observe the tracking of the belt
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Step 1:

1)First lube the deck belt+rollers bearing see the video and proceed


Step 2:

2) if the problem persist
Time to replace the old board deck belt
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Step 3:

3) You must tesst the maim motor bearing+ drive belt
see my personal TIPS for motor helps, and replace if necessary or repair.
God bless you
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The drive belt is used by the motor to drive the treadmill walking belt via the front roller pulley. A drive pulley is mounted on the roller and the roller has knurling or a sleeve to help it drive the walking belt. The treadmill console detects the current speed of the treadmill by monitoring the movement of a magnet mounted on the front roller pulley with a reed switch or by using an optic switch which monitors an optic disk mounted either on the front roller or on the motor shaft. If the sleeve moves to the side, you will not be able to keep the belt centered and many optic disks can be warped if pushed to the side by the sleeve if it moves, but we do have replacement sleeve kits if needed.


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2) Remove the screws securing the motor hood and gently remove the motor hood.

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6) Mark the position of the front roller axle on the front roller bracket above the front roller adjustment bolt using a Sharpie marker so you will know where to put the bolt back into position. Remove the front roller adjustment bolt if your treadmill's front roller has a pitch adjustment bolt. If your treadmill does not have exposed roller bolts you will need additional instructions. Please see the troubleshooting section on our website for further help.

7) Gently slide the front roller from out of its mounting position on the frame. Do NOT remove the roller from the walking belt.

8) Slip the old drive belt off the roller and loop the new drive belt onto the front roller pulley.

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10) Using the screwdriver, loop the drive belt over the motor pulley. Many Icon units originally had the drive belt misaligned by design (if you can believe it). This was to use the side load of the drive belt in order to keep tension lower. It does lower amp draw for the machine and replacing a side load drive belt occasionally is much cheaper than replacing a motor and/or controller so if your original drive belt was off-centered, install the new belt in the same manner.

11) Re-tension the walking belt.

12) Plug in the machine and check the drive belt for slipping. You can use some automotive fan belt dressing on the grooved or contact side of the belt to help it with grip on the pulleys and it will treat the belt as well. We prefer using belt dressing rather than over-tensioning the belt for the aforementioned amp reasons as well as additional stress placed on the drive system parts.

13) Replace the motor cover and test.

14) Make sure the walking belt is not slipping and is properly aligned and your treadmill is ready to use.

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Hello, I will try to help you, inmediately.

Please follow the next step:


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on both sides but it does not run the full length of the mounting. Loosen this bolt(s) but do not remove. Jack

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2) Look for a bolt that will tension the motor. If it has this bolt, it typically runs in the same direction parallel

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3) If you have arrived at this step, let's make sure you have a drive belt tension problem. With the motor cover

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problem is in the drive belt, either the drive belt will stop when stalled or the front roller will stop when

stalled. If the motor, drive belt, and front roller continue to turn when the walking belt is stalled, the problem

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Hello , I hope everything is fine with your family.

Thank you by your request, and I will help you inmediately.

You have a Mechanical problem, please do the following:


Please do this with carefully!

The motor drive belt is adjusted independently from the walking belt. Some newer models have an auto tensioner which is a lever that has a wheel that puts pressure on the drive belt and a spring on the other end that automatically loads the belt to the proper tension. You should not adjust these since they are preset.

Tension can be affected slightly by adjusting the tension of the walking belt but if you have a slipping problem, the drive belt will require replacement. If your drive belt is too loose, it will slip on the front roller pulley or the motor pulley. If it is too tight, it will increase your amp draw to the point that you may have an electronics or motor problem. Due to this, it is better to be on the safe side and replace a drive belt rather than risk over tightening it. A drive belt is usually $29.99 or less while many parts you can damage by over tightening can be more than $300.

Additionally, too much tension can cause bearing failure in the motor and the front roller and front roller pulley failure. It is better to having the belt a little too tight rather than too loose due to the possibility of injury if the belt slips.

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DO NOT REMOVE ANY OF THE MOUNTING BOLTS TO THE MOTOR. SOME MODELS WILL REQUIRE 2 9/16" WRENCHES AND MAY REQUIRE TWO PEOPLE TO ACCOMPLISH THE REPAIRS

Before beginning this repair: Check to make certain that the drive belt requires adjustment. Check out belt slipping instructions or with the motor cover removed, walk on the belt normally and try to stallthe belt to make it slip.
Be careful during this test. If the problem is in the drive belt, either the drive belt will stop when stalled or the front roller will stop when stalled. If the motor, drive belt, and front roller continue to turn when the walking belt is stalled, the problem is with the walking belt slipping on the front roller. If the drive belt continues to turn but the front roller stalls, you may have a broken front roller pulley.

Step 1- Find the motor mounts
. Many motors in Icon treadmills have a main pivot joint in which a bolt runs the full length of the motor mount. This bolt will require loosening to provide maximum adjustability. Some models have a single jack bolt and others have an auto tensioner. Single jack bolts are the easiest to adjust.

Step 2- Find the set bolt(s) on the motor. This is typically run through only one side of the motor mount or may be on both sides but it does not run the full length of the mounting. Loosen this bolt(s) but do not remove. Jack bolt models will have flat mounts and may contain up to four bolts.

Step 3- Look for a bolt that will tension the motor. If it has this bolt, it typically runs in the same direction parallel with the drive and walking belts. If your treadmill is not equipped with this bolt, skip to Step 4. If your treadmill is equipped with this bolt (very few are) the repair will only require one person. Using 2 7/16" wrenches, make a few turns to this bolt, tighten the bolts from Steps 1 and 2 and test your treadmill for slipping. If belt continues to slip, repeat Steps 1, 2, & 3. If a second attempt does not repair the problem, skip to Step 5.

Step 4-
If your treadmill is not equipped with a bolt as described in Step 3, the drive belt must be tensioned by hand. While one person applied increased tension to the drive belt, the other person should tighten the motor set bolt(s) that are described in Step 2. Tighten the bolt from Step 1 and test. If the problem is not corrected, repeat Steps 1, 2, & 4 and retest. If problem persists, skip to Step 5.

Step 5-
If you have arrived at this step, let's make sure you have a drive belt tension problem. With the motor cover removed, walk on the belt normally and try to stall the belt to make it slip. Be careful during this test. If the problem is in the drive belt, either the drive belt will stop when stalled or the front roller will stop when stalled. If the motor, drive belt, and front roller continue to turn when the walking belt is stalled, the problem is with the walking belt slipping on the front roller. If the drive belt continues to turn but the front roller stalls, you may have a broken front roller pulley. If this is the problem, you will notice it because the plastic will usually make a loud squealing sound on the metal front roller. The entire front roller assembly repaired or replaced (see the help topic on replacing a pulley) and the drive belt must be replaced. We suggest replacing the drive belt as well because it is a low cost item and will most likely, have suffered unusual wear from the problem. Another possibility is that the drive belt has worn down. In some cases, belt dressing may help correct the problem. If not, the drive belt must be replaced.

Step 6- The belt should be able to be turned by hand at approximately a 90 degree angle from its normal operating position.


Thank you in advance, sincerely. God bless you.

If you need further help, please reach me.

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1. UNPLUG the dryer and remove the lint screen.

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The drum support rollers are located along the back wall (bulkhead) of the dryer.

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11. Have someone hold the drum in place while you re-install the belt over the tension pulley and motor. If working alone, kneel down so you can see the tensioner and motor and rest the drum front on your shoulder or knee.

With the belt removed, this may cause the idler pulley (tensioner) to come loose. This is normal with no tension on the pulley to hold it in place. To re-install the belt the pulley, follow these steps:

1. Loop the drive belt around the dryer drum with the groove side facing the drum.

2. With the tensioner in your left hand, insert the clip end of the idler pulley into the grooves on the dryer bottom casing with the idler wheel pointing to your left. (The grooves are directly in front of the drive motor.)

3. While holding the tensioner in place, insert the belt UNDER the wheel with your right hand and push the wheel to the RIGHT while pulling the belt over the drive motor pulley.

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Replacement parts (if required) can be ordered on line at any of the following websites:

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repairclinic.com

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Once you have the belt installed, re-install the dryer front panel by holding it as you did previously. Line up the holes on the inside bottom edge of the front panel with the small mounting cleats on the front edge of the side panels. This can be done by yourself, but an assist may make it easier. Once you have the front panel in place, lean against it to hold it in place and install the mounting screws.

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I need to replace the walking belt on a ProForm PFTL40070.


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Step #1- Remove the plastic railing on the right hand side of the deck. Most railings are stapled down so using a flat head screwdriver or another prying device is the easiest way to do it. The plastic is refastened using screws provided with the belt in a later step. If you cannot see the staples, you may need to remove the cosmetic center insert cover first by simply sliding it to the back of the treadmill. This rail is on the opposite side of the front roller pulley and motor. Some of the models aren’t stapled down and with these, you simply remove the rear end cap and slide the rail off the back of the treadmill.
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Step #6- Install the new belt just like you removed the old belt. Before proceeding, make sure that the belt is in the center of the two metal belt guides that protrude from the bottom of the deck. The guides should be angled where the sides of the belt are turned slightly upward. Sometimes these can get bent during installation so make sure they are contacting the edges of the belt or the belt will not stay centered properly. Step #7- Install the front roller adjustment bolt where you just start it. Do not return it to its original position yet.
Step #8- Install the deck screws.
Step #9- Slide the rear roller back into position and insert the end caps and rear roller bolts. Most models have a small ground wire on one of the rear roller bolts. Make sure to just slide this over the bolt before it is inserted in the roller. The ground wire dissipates static electricity that is built up on the walking belt to help the roller bearings last longer and reduce static discharge on the electronics.
Step #10- Adjust the front roller bolt to its original position.
Step #11- Tighten the rear roller bolts to where the tension on both sides feels even and you can lift the walking belt 2-3” in the center of the belt from the deck surface.
Step #12- Replace the right side railing with the screws provided using a screwdriver.
Step #13- Start the treadmill and align the belt according to the instructions in the owner’s manual or on our web site troubleshooting page under “Belt Centering Tensioning Instructions.”
Step #14- Once the belt is aligned, test the belt for slippage. If the belt slips at all, tighten the rear roller adjustment bolts equally on both sides ½ turn until the slippage is gone. Do not over tighten the belt where it has less than 2” of lift from the deck surface.
Step #15- Replace the motor hood and make sure no odd noise is apparent and that the belt is tracking and tensioned properly.

May 19, 2010 | Proform 325 Treadmill Walking Belt

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Belt stops running while standing on the treadmill


Either front roller may need to be replaced or the motor drive belt may need to be adjusted. This problems are caused when a walking belt is worn out and in need of replacement. Too much tension can cause bearing failure in the motor and the front roller and front roller pulley failure.

Motor drive belt adjustment: The motor drive belt is adjusted independently from the walking belt. Some newer models have an auto tensioner which is a lever that has a wheel that puts pressure on the drive belt and a spring on the other end that automatically loads the belt to the proper tension. You should not adjust these since they are preset. Tension can be affected slightly by adjusting the tension of the walking belt but if you have a slipping problem, the drive belt will require replacement. If your drive belt is too loose, it will slip on the front roller pulley or the motor pulley. If it is too tight, it will increase your amp draw to the point that you may have an electronics or motor problem. Due to this, it is better to be on the safe side and replace a drive belt rather than risk over tightening it.

Feb 20, 2010 | Proform CrossTrainer Treadmill

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