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My treadmill makes clicking sounds and the belt doesn't move. I have adjusted the belt properly and still just getting clicking sounds and no action. Help please.

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  • meagle59 May 03, 2010

    I can see the motor running, but I am getting clicking sounds and the belt does not move. I have check the tension on the walking belt and have check the belt at different sitting, so I know that the belt is okay. I'm at my wits end here. Got the clicking sound from the motor and no movement on the belt. I checked the senor and it is proper set on the fly wheel of the motor. Any ideas as what to do now.

    Marshall Eagle

  • meagle59 May 03, 2010

    Refund my money...this is rediculious.

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It seems to have a problem with your motor i think you didnt get it serviced regularly. It can be a problem with your belt as well you can follow the bellow mentioned steps to get it fixed:


step 1
Lubricate the walking belt if you are experiencing friction. Unscrew the bolts and screws on the sides of the rollers to loosen them. Remove the front roller, then the rear roller. Remove the screws that hold the deck (the platform underneath the walking belt) in place. Lift the deck and the walking belt out at the same time. Lubricate the walking belt with a lubricant suggested by your manufacturer.

Step 2
Trim the edge of a tattered walking belt. Remove the walking belt. Lay the walking belt flat on the ground. Measure and mark the walking belt so you can trim it evenly on each side. Use a metal straight edge as a guide. Use a razor knife to cut along the edges, being careful to cut only what is necessary. Check to make sure the edges are smooth before replacing the walking belt.

Step 3
Adjust the tension of the walking belt by loosening or tightening the adjustment screws on the rear of the deck. To loosen, turn the bolts equally in a counter-clockwise direction. To tighten, turn them clockwise.

Step 4
Center the walking belt. To move the walking belt to the left, turn the left adjustment screw at the rear of the deck counter-clockwise until it is centered. To move it to the right, turn the screw clockwise.

if motor is faulty please get it replaced.

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Hi,please follow the stepwise solution provided below to help you fix your treadmill problem;
STEP 1 Check the electrical supply. Make sure the treadmill is getting electricity from the outlet. For all the remaining steps, turn off the power supply.
STEP 2 Clean the unit. Dirt can cause friction build up on the belt and cause it operate stiffly. Once the unit is clean, turn the electricity back on and see if this helped. If not, turn the unit back off again.
STEP 3 Examine the speed sensor for dust and dirt buildup as well. Cleaning the electronic sensors should stop jerky treadmill action
STEP 4 Replace the belt. Follow the manufacturer's directions to remove the hood of the treadmill. Loosen the belt fasteners with a screwdriver. Slip the belt off the machine. Put a new belt on the machine. Be sure the replacement belt is the proper one for your treadmill.
STEP 5 Adjust the belt if you smell something burning. If the smell persists, disconnect the unit and don't use it until you fix the problem. In all likelihood, something is causing the motor to run hot. A misaligned belt is usually the cause.
STEP 6 Change the motor. If all else fails, this may be the only solution to fix your treadmill. Follow the manufacturer's directions carefully.


Thanks and take care

Posted on May 03, 2010

  • Oyelade Gbenga May 03, 2010

    Hi,by now you ought to have solved your problem,i suppose.

  • Oyelade Gbenga May 04, 2010

    I hope your problem is solved,after following the above solution.




    Thanks and good luck

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Hi, unplug your unit remove the motor shroud then plug unit in now on lower board their should be some LEDs Get on the the unit and with one of your feet push the belt now one of those LEDs should flicker this is tell you that the speed sensor is good. Now with you feet on the side foot rails hit start you should see another LED flicker this is your PWM this signal tells that the upper console and cable for the most part is functioning. Now if the belt at this point If you have a multi-meter put in on dcv 100v connect where the 2 leads coming from the motor and see if there is any dc voltage generated. If the motor is still not moving last I would check is the motor itself unplug the unit take the motor leads off connect your meter lay the meter down where is completely visible, get back on the the unit and with one of your feet push the belt now you are generating dcv for all intensive purposes the if is reading then the motor is good Replace Lower board if motor iis not reading replace motor..

Take care

Posted on May 03, 2010

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    Shehu Pro May 03, 2010

    Hi, you have a cracked front roller, remove the front roller and cover to inspect it and you will discover that the rubber sleeve over the roller has slipped as well and is shredding. The roller is a heavy metal that you might not find ant crack, but you have to remove the torn of rubber and force the rubber sleeves back to the center. This will fix the clicking sound and the belt will start moving..

    Take care


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How do I adjust the walking belt on my treadmill, it's going to the left?


belts always move to the highest or tightest point . to adjust move one adjusting screw while the belt is running and you will see the belt move across the roller to the highest/ tightest point
adjust the screw until you get it to run in the proper position

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I have a summit 4500. the belt is off center to the left side and I have use all the adjustment and the belt doesn't move


Good day.
The belt can go off track for a number of reasons. If you say you've used all the adjustment and the belt doesn't move. To me this could mean that the belt either doesn't rotate or it is not moving to the center (centre), or to the right. I presume you mean it doesn't return to the center. But since you have said you've used all the adjustments, that also means that you have actually removed the plastic guards off to have done the supposed adjustments needed to make the belt track back in the center. So, here is the confusing part. Depending on which plastic guards you removed to do the supposed adjustments, normally the belt tracking bolts are at the foot of the treadmill. Stand on the treadmill, looking at the Instrument panel, the foot of the treadmill is behind you. There are two hex type adjusting bolts, one on each side. Now if the belt pulls left, you don't tension the left adjusting bolt, which would stretch the belt and make the treadmill labour worse. A belt that pulls sideways now but not when it was new, shows that the treadmill belt had been neglected. Instead, try slackening the right adjusting bolt to loosen the tension of the belt. An over tightened belt makes the motor work harder, leading to overheating and cook out, plus it also stretches the belt unnecessarily. A lose belt also means it slips at the revolving rotor (motor side) each time you impact the belt with your feet as you run or jog, therefore it means that the slippage will cause the rotor or the belt to wear out. To check on the correct tightness, lift one side of the belt at the center of the platform. It should raise no more that 2 and half inches. if it is less, it is too tight, if it is more, it is too slack. Either way, it is for you to experiments because you could be a six foot five and weight a tonne or you could be a four foot two and weight like a butterfly. Each person is different. Most treadmills are adjusted for up to five foot ten and for those that are taller or bigger, there are treadmills designed for them too. As you know, there are treadmills for all walks of life, small ones, medium ones and large ones, all designed for the appropriate weight ratio in mind. You can't use a small treadmill if you're six foot two and weight 14 stones (90 kg). There are treadmills to accommodate larger people. Most belt failures are the result of... like I said above, a number of reasons. One of them is the failure to maintain a treadmill. Lift the belt and place the palm of your hand on the metal platform (where the belt glides on) and feel if it is sticky, hard to slide the palm of your hand, or feels dry. If any of thei si evident, then your treadmill od labouring and that means the result of the belt running to one side is because it has been stretched as the motor laboriously and continuously been trying to keep going. I have a Stream treadmill and every month of continuous usage, I lubricate the underside of the belt with a quality silicone lubricant, in spray form. I never spray it directly underside, especially if I have carpeted floor, but if you have lino or polished floorboards, I suggest you don't spray it at all because it stains carpets and makes lino and floorboards slippery. Instead, use a lint free cloth. Go outside, spray the lubricant on the cloth to just soak one side, then shape the cloth into a ball, return inside and lift the belt at the center and apply the wet site of the cloth on the platform, not under the belt. Spread the lubricant evenly across the center of the platform but not towards the rollers, just the center. Then run the treadmill a little. Stop it and reapply it again. Repeat the process a third time, then run it again. Then stop it and lift the belt. With the palm of your hand, see if you can feel any moisture or a slippery feel on the platform. If it feels slippery, then the belt is lubricated properly. Do this only every month of daily use. The lubricating of the platform is almost very little. never over lubricate or you'll soon see that excess lubrication stains the machine. You can hear it when the belt runs dry. A belt that is adjusted and lubricated properly runs almost silent, but a dried out belt sounds raspy.

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Belt has moved to the left


Adjusting Tension on a Treadmill Running Belt It is necessary to properly tension atreadmill beltwhen it is replaced. After time, a belt can stretch and may begin to slip. When this happens, it is necessary to adjust the tension of the running belt to stop it from slipping. Manufacturers of treadmills generally agree on one of three procedures forhow to tension a treadmill running belt.
  1. Adjust for no slippage of thetreadmill walking belton the front roller (Often referred to as the "Stomp Test")
    1. This procedure works well for a previously installed belt that is now slipping.
    2. Underside of belt should be free of any glazing/wax buildup.
    3. Rollers must also be free of wax buildup.
    4. Be sure belt tracking/centering is correct before proceeding.
    5. The most popular speed for this adjustment is 2mph to 3mph.
    6. Try to slow the belt by applying pressure with your foot against the belt movement while grasping the handrails. If the running belt slow, slips or stops (and the front roller does not) adjust BOTH adjustment bolts 1/4 turn clockwise. Test again and repeat adjustment if necessary.
  2. This procedure requires twobelt gauges or calipers
    1. This procedure works well when installing a new belt.
    2. This procedure requires you to stretch the belt. Depending on the manufacturer*, this varies between .4 and .6 percent. A dial on the gauge or caliper will indicate the amount of stretch. *Consult the owner/service manual for proper tension.
    3. If you are working on a previously tensioned belt you will need to release the tension before attaching the gauges or calipers.
  3. Gauges or Calipers unavailable
    1. Release the tension on the belt.
    2. Using a yard stick or tape measure, place two marks on the left and right edges of the belt and deck 36 inches apart (or 50 inches if you prefer).
    3. Adjust the left and right tensioning bolts until both sides measure 36 3/16 inches (or 50 1/4). This is equal to .5% of stretch.
    4. Test for proper tracking and tension, adjust if necessary.

How to Tension Treadmill Walking Belt that Slips

Mar 16, 2014 | Precor Exercise & Fitness

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I currently replaced the walking belt on my C954i/C956i treadmill. When I plugged it back in and turned on the power, the treadmill has no power. What could have happened?


Dear Sir:
I can read you trouble, and follow the next steps:
ALIGNING AND ADJUSTING THE RUNNING BELT
The correct alignment of the running belt is critical to the smooth operation of the treadmill. The belt is properly aligned at the factory. However, during shipping and handling or by use on an uneven surface, the belt may move off center and require a few simple adjustments. Before aligning the running belt, check its operation by following the procedure in Checking the Alignment of the Running Belt. If you determine that the belt needs alignment, follow the instructions here. CAUTION: Special care must be taken when aligning the running belt. Turn OFF the treadmill while adjusting or working near the rear roller. Remove any loose clothing and tie back your hair. Be very careful to keep your finger or any other object clear of the belt and rollers, especially in front of the roller and behind the deck. The treadmill will not stop immediately if an object becomes caught in the belt or rollers. Realigning the belt takes a few simple adjustments. If you are unsure about this procedure, call Precor Customer Support (see Obtaining Service.) Take the following steps to align the running belt on the treadmill. To ensure your safety, make all adjustments while the treadmill is OFF. 1. Make sure the treadmill is OFF and the running belt has completely stopped. 2. Locate the right belt adjustment bolt in the rear end cap of the treadmill. (To determine left and right, stand at the rear of the treadmill and face the display.) See Diagram 24. The direction you turn the bolt depends on how the belt is tracking. Make all belt adjustments on the right rear corner bolt using the hex key provided. • If the belt is off center to the RIGHT, turn the adjusting bolt ¼ turn clockwise, which moves the running belt to the left. • If the belt tracks off center to the LEFT, turn the bolt ¼ turn counterclockwise; this moves the belt to the right. Important: Do not turn the adjusting bolt more than ¼ turn at a time. Overtightening the bolt can damage the treadmill. 3. Turn the unit ON. 4. Stand beside the treadmill and press QUICKSTART. 5. If you are prompted for a password, press INCLINE ??¼, SPEED ??¼, SPEED ??². The running belt starts automatically after the 3-second countdown appears on the display. 6. Press the SPEED ??² key until the display shows a speed of 3 mph (5 kph). 7. Walk around to the rear of the unit and observe the running belt for a few minutes. The belt should run centered along the running bed. If the belt drifts off center, you will need to make adjustments. CAUTION: If you hear any chafing or the running belt appears to be getting damaged, stop the running belt immediately by pressing the red STOP button. Contact Precor Customer Support. 8. If the belt needs additional alignment, repeat steps 1 through 7 until the belt is properly aligned. 9. After aligning the belt, press the STOP button and RESET. Turn OFF the treadmill. Tighten any loose fasteners or other components on the equipment. If you hear unusual noises or you feel that the treadmill is in need of repair or service, contact Precor Customer Support. Refer to Obtaining Service.
Finally, check if the power cord is loose, connect it again. a) See if the breaker of Home is tripped? b) See if the breaker of the Treadmill is tripped. If do the Belt is very Tighted! loose a little. Try again.
Thank you in advance, if you need assistance, you can contact me, Blessing. sincerely.
E. CUADRA Managua, Nicaragua. C.A.

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I have a Healthstream Ge3400 Lightning treadmill and I need to know how to tighten the belt as I can't find the user manual for it, It has been ages since it has been used and when you walk on it even...


hi,
Here is the steps to adjust the treadmill belt,
(1). Turn off the treadmill and remove the plug from the wall outlet to make sure it doesn't turn on during the readjustment process.

(2).Tighten the roller bolts on the rear of the treadmill belt with an Allen wrench. Tighten both the right and left bolts with 1/4 turns.

(3).Avoid tightening the bolts more than 1/4 of a turn at a time. If the belt is tightened too much, it may cause damage to the belt, which would require a replacement.

(4).Plug the treadmill into the wall and press "Power."

(5). Select a program and begin walking. If the treadmill is still slipping, turn off the treadmill, unplug it and tighten the bolt a 1/4 turn again until it is properly adjusted.

watch the following video which will help you to do the same.All brand hve the same procedure for tighten the walking belt


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Belt starting slipping, adjusted according to User's manual...belt still slips.


hi,
Here is the steps to adjust the treadmill belt,
(1). Turn off the treadmill and remove the plug from the wall outlet to make sure it doesn't turn on during the readjustment process.

(2).Tighten the roller bolts on the rear of the treadmill belt with an Allen wrench. Tighten both the right and left bolts with 1/4 turns.

(3).Avoid tightening the bolts more than 1/4 of a turn at a time. If the belt is tightened too much, it may cause damage to the belt, which would require a replacement.

(4).Plug the treadmill into the wall and press "Power."

(5). Select a program and begin walking. If the treadmill is still slipping, turn off the treadmill, unplug it and tighten the bolt a 1/4 turn again until it is properly adjusted.

watch the following video which will help you to do the same.All brand hve the same procedure for tighten the walking belt.


If then also the belt is slipping then you have to replace the running belt with a new one.


ok

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I have a nordic track c2255 - having belt issues when I run(i am 200 lbs and the belt skips) i think the tread is properly adjusted - I took the cover off and noticed two idler arm spring settings - a...


Hello there, Your are perfectly fine by making that adjustment. That is actually what it is for. When the belts get older and start stretching you can move that spring and get more tension. It does not harm the roller or the drive motor.
Godd Job! Tim

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Treadbelt not alligned


Hi, Most all treadmills use the same type of belt tracking, which is an allen screw adjustment on the rear tension bar. One on either side. You should have been provided an allen wrench with your treadmill, if not then use one of your own the proper size. Make the adjustment with the unit running at its slowest speed. Clockwise tightens the tension and will draw the belt. Good Luck, this should Fixya!

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Title: Treadmill Belt Problem


determine which side is off centered

If the tread is migrating from the left you need to adjust the tension adjustment on the right and side of the roller and make it tighter

Most adjustments are made by turning a set screw that moves the idler roller ( the roller that is at the end of the tread mill which is where you first get on)

TO ADJUST:

1 TURN THE POWER OFF AND UNPLUG AT WALL OUTLET

2 Locate the adjustment screw( remember you will adjust the side opposite the migration to tighten the roller)

3 manually force the treadmill belt over toward the proper path( I do this by taking my hand and sliding my fingers under the belt and lift the belt as I hand roll it

4 Turn the adjustment screw counter clockwise one revolution

5 plug in then turn on and see if it stays in place

6 Keep repeating the process ( steps 1,2,3,and 4 )

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Manual Treadmills vs. Motorized Treadmills


Treadmills come in two basic varieties, just like lawnmowers: manual and motorized. But, unlike a lawnmower, you will generally get a better workout from a motorized treadmill. Manual Treadmills - Getting Going On a manual treadmill, the action of your feet against the deck moves the belt. Pros * You provide all of the motive power and exercise your lower body. Cons * It can be difficult to get the belt moving intially. That straining against the belt can stress your joints. * You may have to raise the incline of the treadmill significantly to make it easy enough to get the belt moving. * Once the belt is moving, however, you would have to stop and get off to change the incline, so you are stuck with one incline level during each workout. Motorized Treadmill Advantages * The belt is moved by the motor, you don't have to strain to start it. * On many treadmills, you can adjust the speed and incline while you are still walking or running. On others, you may have to get off and adjust the incline manually, but you just have to turn on the treadmill to start the belt again. Manual Treadmills - Speed With a manual treadmill, you go only as fast as you push yourself. If you slow, it slows. If you stop, it stops. Motorized Treadmill Speed and Workouts The speed is adjustable and many motorized treadmills have workout programs that adjust the speed to give you a varied workout. This pushes you to go faster. The constantly moving belt of a motorized treadmill motivates you to keep up. Costs Manual treadmills are relatively inexpensive, in the $100-200 US range. Motorized treadmills for home use cost from $750-$5000, and generally the more you pay, the better you get. Most motorized treadmills under $1000 have underpowered motors and are less sturdy and have fewer options for adjusting the incline, programmed workouts, etc.

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