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Just bought Schwinn 420 elliptical and the wheel is knocking at 3 and 6 o'clock. Seems to be coming from left hand side

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: While using the elliptical there is a persistent

We had a similar knocking but our problem wasn't as easy as just tightening the bolt. We had to pull off the flywheel itself and check the square connector that connects the fly wheel to the axil. Unfortunately ours has been worn down so the flywheel would never fit properly to the axil without knocking due to the space that has been created. Option number 1, call Schwinn and tell them you need a new flywheel. Option 2, pull some tools out of the garage and go mcguyver on it.... Our solution involved a welding torch.

Posted on Apr 06, 2013

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Hey Andy
Most exercise equipment will have will have some type locking method ( Nylon lock nuts , lock washer or locking solution ) If the bolt keeps loosening I suggest using Loctite Blue strong enough to keep the bolt in but if you need to break it loose you can. This particular brand is made in Germany so I assume that the person was in the military and purchased it their here is an email address for the company E-Mail:

Posted on May 20, 2010

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SOURCE: My Schwinn 430 elliptical makes a clunking noise when pedalling backwards but not forward. What is causing this?

I have a iron man cdt elliptical that was clunking . I found a shaft on the end of the crank was slipping in and out, inside the bearings. I shimmed it and retightened the retaining washer which prevented it from slipping . Smooth as silk now. It was very frustrating because all seemed tight at first.

Posted on Jan 16, 2013

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On my shwinn 420 I can only get manual on program settings

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How do I keep the left wheel from coming off the track while using the machine?

The most common fix for the wheels sliding off track is to clean off the lubrication along the rails and then reapply a small amount back to the rails.

The main problem is usually over lubrication.
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My Schwinn 420 elliptical is not powering on. The breaker and outlet source are fine. When I plug the machine in nothing powers on. The console displays nothing, no lights, etc.

test the power cord plug, in another device and see if working

2) replace batteries if your system has( clean the contacts from oxide,corrosion with contacts cleaner) and try again when you have isolated the problem

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Error code 1 on schwinn elliptical 420

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adjust the speed sensor see the diagram attached.

2) the main board can be faulty.

3) Run the software calibration.
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While using the elliptical there is a persistent knocking noice in the fly wheel area with each rotation. It seems to be at the bottom of the rotation. How do I fix it?

I just fixed the problem on my 430. Somewhere on this forum someone suggested that the dollar size cover on each side of the flywheel cover be removed and the bolt tightened. You will need a socket wrench. It took less than 5 minuted and whamo. Problem solved. Thanks to the individual with that input. Good luck

Jan 10, 2011 | Schwinn 430 Elliptical Trainer

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Error code 1 on schwinn elliptical 418 how do I fix it. I have replace batteries and unplugged unit. Error 1 shows up as soon as I turn unit on.

E1 error seems to indicate that the servo which controls the elliptical resistance is stuck. Here is how I fixed this (without using a "crank puller", which would be quicker by far).

You will need a very short phillips screw driver (snub nose), a long phillips screw driver, an allen key set, and crescent wrench.

- Remove the batteries from the unit.
- Remove the screws from the plastic housing (with the long phillips screw driver) on the left side. Do not forget the phillips screws at the front - they are smaller screws so don't mix them with the others. This will allow the plastic housing to flex and move around, but not come entirely off.
- Using the crescent wrench, remove the nut holding the left pedal to the crank. Carefully note the order of the washers on the crank attachment.
- Using the allen key, remove the little pedal attachment piece on the left crank arm.
- Using the short phillips screw driver, carefully reach inside the plastic housing on the top and remove the four screws holding the plastic plate on the outside of the fly wheel/crank. You will need to rotate the crank wheel to reach each of the four screws in turn on the inside of the case.
- Pull off the plastic cover for the wheel.
- Reinsert batteries and gently help the revealed cable (bottom) retract the magnet plate. In my case, the servo worked fine again after helping it retract the magnet plate that was somehow stuck/wedged.

Reverse steps to re-assemble.

Jan 16, 2010 | Schwinn 430 Elliptical Trainer

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