The belt on my treadmill keeps slipping/moving to one side. can I fix it???
At the back of the treadmill, there are 2 adjustment screws, 1 on each side. They are used to move each end of the rear roller either forwards or backwards. I typically teach people to use the left hand adjustment screw because the direction you turn the screw is the direction the treadbelt will move. Turn the machine on and run it at the lowest speed, usually .5mph and while it's running, make an slight adjustment. If it's running while you do it, you will be able to watch the progress of the belt and it's easier to fine tune it this way. Using an allen key (you should have been supplied one with the machine) turn the adjustment bolt a 1/4 turn in the direction you want the belt to go (only from the left). Wait a few minutes and watch it carefully, you do not want it to run up against the side rails of the machine, this will shred the sides of the belt. You really shouldn't need to turn it more than a 1/4-1/2 turn to make an adjustment. Watch the belt migrate back towards the center and when it gets close, turn the screw slightly back a bit to stop the progress, or it will stop on it's own as it reaches the higher angle of the roller. Patience is key here, don't try to do it one morning on your way out to work. Give yourself 15-20min to focus on it and remember that as long as you don't use large adjustment increments and pay attention to where the belt is headed, you'll be fine.
Jun 01, 2010 |
Proform 530 Treadmill Walking Belt