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Xp 590s belt is grabbing or jerking. I tried

Xp 590s belt is grabbing or jerking. I tried tightening the belt.

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Probably a bad drive belt, they cost 20-30 bucks, possibly the front roller. You have to take the cover off and look to be sure.

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Dear Sir:

You must adjust again the speed sensor see the diagram attached, tight very well the cables, and clean aroun very well with alcohol.

2) Try to run the software calibration.

3) The problem is lack of maintenance, Specially LUBE between deck vs walk deck belt, Do IT RIGHT NOW.

That produce ENOUGH friction, by wear deck and walk belt, and shut down the system for to protect the electronic system and component.

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It sounds as though you have a defective tensioner. That's the spring loaded attachment that constantly keeps the belt tight.

Take your vehicle to AutoZone for a FREE diagnostic scan since the jerking may be unrelated to the loose belt.

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Make sure you adjust vthe motor belt first, it may be where the slipping is coming from. You should only be able to twist a properly tightened motor belt 45 degrees. After that, readjust the walk belt. If you have been tightening the walk belt trying to get the slipping out it may be too tight now. Use the instructions in your owners manual to adjust the walk belt. Also, lube under walk belt with the recommended lubrication . That will help the walk belt not too grab and take pressue off of both belts. Good luck

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At the end of of the running belts2_bing.gif in the end caps will adjusting bolts you will need a allen wrench to adjust the tension. Start your treadmill2_bing.gif and turn clockwise a 1/4 turn each time see i f you can stop the belt. You need to be aware that the drive belt can also cause this problem so I suggest that you remove the motor shroud and when you are adjusting whether the front roller is moving and the running belt has stopped or the roller has stopped and motor is rotating ( adjust Drive Belt)

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