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Treadmill is slippng badly

My 500 series Proform treadmill is slipping badly. is there an adjustment I can make to tighten it?

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There should be an allen head bolt on each side at the rear of the treadmill going throughthe rear cover into the tail [rear] roller. Turn each one 1/4 turn at a time equally untill slipping is stopped. If belt tracks more to one side tighten slightly more on that side.

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