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After using the a40 only a few times, the pedal crank assembly shifted to the left so that the crank arm on the left side scrapes against the plastic casing.

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Hi,

I am getting same issue? Are you able to resolve your problem.

This is really bad. Schwinn is supposed to be good company.

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I have a Proform Smart Strider. We just assembled it & when I tested it there's a very loud scraping sound when I stride, regardless of the level or program...help, pls. Thx.


I recomend you to disassemble again, and repeat the steps. Something must be there ARE not according with the instruction assembling. Try however for to see the some loose parts, bolts, nuts, and lube.
See this small instruction.s
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Remove the screws or bolts securing the ends of the pedals to the crank axles. Slide the ends of the pedals off the axles. Remove any screws or bolts securing the left and right disc shields to the base unit. Pull or pry the disc shields off the base unit and set them aside.

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Remove any screws or bolts securing the left and right side shields to the base unit. Detach the side shields and set them aside. Examine the interior of the base unit and locate the drive belt.

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Pull the drive belt free of the crank pulley, flywheel and any other pulleys. Discard the old drive belt and install a new belt in its place. Turn the crank axles by hand to confirm that the belt will turn smoothly when the device is in use.
Lubrication:
Detach the ends of the pedals from the crank axles. Spread a layer of machine grease over the crank axles, then reattach the ends of the pedals.

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Remove the bolts connecting the pedals to the swing arms. Detach the pedals from the arms, then spread a layer of machine grease over the axles on the swing arms. On some models, the bolts may also serve as the axles. Reattach the pedals to the arms.

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Remove the bolts connecting the swing arms to the elliptical's upright. Detach the swing arms from the upright, then spread a layer of machine grease over the axles on the upright. Reattach the arms to the upright.

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Dear Si: Please do the following>
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Removethe bolts connecting the pedals to the swing arms. Detach the pedals from thearms, then spread a layer of machine grease over the axles on the swing arms.On some models, the bolts may also serve as the axles. Reattach the pedals tothe arms.3
Remove the bolts connecting the swing arms to theelliptical's upright. Detach the swing arms from the upright, then spread alayer of machine grease over the axles on the upright. Reattach the arms to theupright.

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I have a NordicTrack SL710 recumbant bike that the pedals slip and make a clicking noise?


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Kneelnext to the left side of the elliptical's base. Use the Phillips screwdriver totighten the two screws located in the center of the left pedal.2
Use theAllen wrench to remove the bolt securing the left pedal arm to the pedal legand body arm. Use the Phillips screwdriver to remove the screw securing therear end of the pedal leg to the crank arm.3
Pull theend of the pedal leg free of the crank arm. Wipe the crank arm clean, thenapply a fresh coating of machine grease or silicone lubricant. Replace the endof the pedal leg back onto the crank arm and use the previously removed screwto secure it back into place.4
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Loose Pedals 1

Kneel next to the left side of the elliptical's base. Use the Phillips screwdriver to tighten the two screws located in the center of the left pedal.
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Use the Allen wrench to remove the bolt securing the left pedal arm to the pedal leg and body arm. Use the Phillips screwdriver to remove the screw securing the rear end of the pedal leg to the crank arm.
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Pull the end of the pedal leg free of the crank arm. Wipe the crank arm clean, then apply a fresh coating of machine grease or silicone lubricant. Replace the end of the pedal leg back onto the crank arm and use the previously removed screw to secure it back into place.
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Join the front end of the left pedal arm to the ends of the pedal leg and body arm. Use the previously removed bolt to connect the pieces together.
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Move to the right side of the elliptical and repeat the above steps on the right pedal arm.

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My proform 2605 elliptical the right foot pedal is making a loud noise like it's slipping.


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Removethe bolts connecting the swing arms to the elliptical's upright. Detach theswing arms from the upright, then spread a layer of machine grease over theaxles on the upright. Reattach the arms to the upright.

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The pedal assembly on my blackwater somehow got stripped always had problem with pedals coming off


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When the bike is peddled there is a clicking sound. Is this normal? The bike hasn't been used for about a year.


I think the clicking noise is caused by one of two common issues. The easiest is that the little black computer pickup is too close to the magnet located on the right plastic piece on the right side of the wheel and everytime the wheel makes a full circuit while peddling, that little black piece clicks as it actually hits the magnet. If that's the case, then pull the black magnet sensor away just 1/16 of an inch aways so it will not hit the magnet everytime it passes the magnet. You can tell what's causing the clicking noise by getting on the floor and pushing the pedal around with one hand slowly and looking closely at the tow places I will mention to determine where the clicking noise comes from and then making the adjustment to stop it. the other place the clicking can come from is the chain rubbing against the metal on the left side. It might be hitting the TOP of the metal cage when cycling OR the BOTTOM of the metal shield which covers the pedal assembly. Look closely at the left side of the bike while peddling the bike slowly to see if the noise is metal against metal. You can shift the cage slightly to take the pressure of the cage from scrapping the chain by sitting down in front of the bike facing the cage and placing both feet onto the left & right supports (they're what hold the bike up) and you grab the little black wheels on both sides with your hands and push down slightly but firmly to shift the cage a bit and it will move up or down depending on where the chain is scrapping it when you cycle. That cage will shift slightly over time and it can make a loud noise when it scrapes the chain. I hope this helps. If not, give me a reply with more details and I'd be glad to help you isolate and fix the problem. Leave postive comment on fixya if you like my solution. Luke terpcafe@yahoo.com

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Pedal is off center & scraping side


Hello there. What has more than likely happened is that one of your crank arms have come loose. The front covers to access the crank arms are removeable but difficult to do. There are 11 screws and three clips that hold the covers on each side. You will also need an 8 inch phillips head screw driver to remove the covers.
First remove power to the machine.
Second, Using the 8 inch screw driver remove the screw in the hole that is visible on the side of the unit.
Then remove the screw in the hole located just above the arm assembly
Another screw is located inside the cup holder remove that as well
after removing the screw in the cup holder you can lift the cup holder up slightly and access the two screws for the lower cover. There is also another screw under the cupholder holding the side shield on remove that as well.
Next go to the bottom of the lower cover. There will be two screws holding the lower part of the cover on. There are clips on each side of the cover which also connect it to the side shields. If you pull gently on the sides of the cover it will pop off. Only three more screws to go.
If you have the ability to tilt the machine on its side it will help in this step. There are three screws also holding the bottom of the side shield on. remove those as well.
The only thing holding the cover on now are three clips in the front of the machine. These will be difficult to remove! You have to partially seperate the two shields from the top and working your way down pull the two shields away from each other. They will make a loud noise when they come loose so beware.
Once you have gotten the cover loose you can raise it up over the arm assembly.
You can now start working on the original problem.
Once inside you need to locate the crank arm assembly. (this is where the pedal leg connects ) You will see a bolt going through the crank arm where it connects to the crank shaft. both the right and left crank arms should be flush with the crank shaft. To realign the arms you must loosen the bolt holding the crank arm and also loosen the allen screw holding the locating key in place. The arm should then be movable to a point where it can be tapped back flush with the crank shaft. Retighten the bolt loosened in the previous step first. Then retighten the locating key allan screw Be sure to use alot of pressure when tightening the crank bolts to be sure you will not have to do this again.
Reverse the procedure for the covers to reinstall them.
Good Luck! Tim

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How can i take my pedals off


Since you did not indicate the the pedals were actually clips or special to your specific bike I can only assume they are standard pedals.

If you look where the pedal and crank arm meet you will see what looks like a metal pin. If you look closely you will notice this pin has two flats opposite each other. This is nothing more the a six sided bolt but with only two sides. Normally you would use a pedal wrench however a wrench of the appropriate size with a thin head will also work. Using a 2x4 about 4 feet long, place it against the pedal on the side opposite the side of the one your removing. Depending on whether you are loosening or tightening the pedal use the 2x4 as leverage against either the front or back side of the other pedal.

This will vary depending on the type of pedal you wish to remove. For instance some pedals use an allen head bolts that is threaded in from the inside of the crank arm.
Hope this helps.

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