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How do i attach the motor drive to the treadmill

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  • MONA STOUTE Aug 04, 2010

    I am replacing my treadmill motor, so i wanted to know how to reattach the new motor to the treadmill. so i was not searching for any power source for any project.

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If you have been searching for a reliable power source for a small wind turbine project, you can use a treadmill motor to achieve excellent results with a smaller unit. For instance a 260 volt, 5 amp continuous duty treadmill motor can help you create a wind turbine that will create about 100 watt and 7 amps in a 30 mph wind. This simple how to guide will show you how to install a treadmill motor into an existing wind turbine project.
What You Will Need
■260 Volt DC , 5 amp continuous duty Treadmill Motor with a 6 inch threaded hub
■One way 30 - 50 Amp Blocking Diode
■2 x 5/16” x ¾” Motor Bolts
■3" X 11" PVC Pipe
■PVC saw
■Drill and drill bits
■Screwdriver set
■Wrench set
■Clamps
■Wire strippers
■Tape measure
■Pen or marker
■1/4 inch #20 thread tapping set
■Square tubing
■1/4 inch bolts and washers
■Sheet metal screws
■Straight edge

Step 1 - Make a Protective Cover for the Motor
Take a straight edge and pencil and draw two straight lines down the entire length of the PVC pipe. Make sure that the lines are about 3/4 inch apart. Then, use the PVC saw to cut along these lines to create the protective sleeve. Finally, make a 45° angle cut at one end of the pipe.
Step 2 - Prepare Square Tubing
Place the motor flatly on one end of the square tubing, so that the bolt holes of the hub are lined with the tubing and are faced down. Mark the positions of the bolt holes on the square tubing with a marker. Then, take a drill and a 5/16 inch drill bit and drill a hole at each mark all the way through the piece of square tubing.
Step 3 - Make Adjustments to Blades
If you will be installing the new treadmill motor into an existing wind turbine, you'll need to ensure that the bolt holes for the blades are aligned properly with the threaded hub on the new motor. If they don't match up, you'll have to drill new holes so that the blades will align with the holes of the threaded hub.
Step 4- Secure the Motor to Square Tubing
Place the treadmill motor directly on top of the square tubing and use the two motor bolts to secure it.
Step 5 - Attach the Diode
Use the two self tapping screws to secure the diode on top of the square tubing. Place the diode approximately 2 inches behind the motor.
Step 6 - Wire the Connections
To wire the motor to the diode, you'll first need to connect the red wire from the motor to the negative terminal of the diode. Connect the wire where it is labeled AC on the '-' side. Then, connect the black wire from the motor to the diode where it is labeled AC on the '+' side.
Step 7 - Attach Motor to Base
Place the motor and square tubing directly on the base of the support pole. If you are using a floor flange as the base, simply line up the holes, and then mark them with your marker. Then, drill the holes with an appropriate sized drill bit. Then, secure the motor and square tubing to the base using sheet metal screws.
Step 8 - Attach Blades to Motor
Attach each blade to the hub and then secure with 1/4 inch bolts and washers. Then screw the hub into the motor and turn the hub counterclockwise until it is tight. Tighten with a wrench or pliers.
Step 9 - Install Protective Cover
Slip the PVC protective cover over the motor and diode to protect them from the elements.

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Making very loud whistle noise


Be sure to verify if you are getting the noise while you are physically on the machine or with no one on it
Creaking or squeaking while running on the machine usually indicates an issue in your incline motor, deck frame, springs, and or pivot points

A loud grumbling noise getting louder and louder while elevating speed, usually means you have a bad bearing

Any knocking noise coming from a treadmill indicates bad bearings in your front roller, rear roller, or drive motor

Isolate the bearings in the front and rear rollers from the drive motor bearings

To test: Unplug machine, remove the main shroud, remove drive belt from drive motor and front roller pulley

After doing so, move the treadmill belt by itself by pushing it backward or forward with just your hands and listen for any noise, if you get any noise it is most likely coming from either the front or rear roller. To isolate the noise out of the two rollers you must remove the rollers and turn each one individually.

If no noise with the first test, go ahead and start the machine and run it at a low speed. You want to listen for noise, if you get knocking or grumbling while drive motor is running with no drive belt attached then the issue is in your Drive Motor.

A lot of times simple maintenance will save your treadmill from noise, you want to make sure and lubricate your treadmills *pivot points. Incline motor bolt, shaft, deck screws, and or any *pivot points on the bottom of your machine. Metal on metal *pivot points are usually the culprit in most cases.

*Pivot points are just areas of high friction where there may be a bolt, washer, and nut attached to the base of your frame or any hinges on your folding type treadmills. Metal to metal needs to be lubricated to minimize wear and tear of those areas.

Synthetic grease works best or any spray on lubrication works fine if you do not want to remove any bolts or hardware.
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How to troubleshoot a noisy treadmill


First verify if your are getting the noise with a user physically on the machine, without anyone on, or both.



Creaking or squeaking while running on the machine usually indicates an issue in your incline motor, deck frame, springs, and or pivot points.



A loud grumbling noise getting louder and louder while elevating speed, usually means you have a bad bearing.



Any knocking noise coming from a treadmill indicates bad bearings in your front roller, rear roller, or drive motor.

Isolate the bearings in the front and rear rollers from the drive motor bearings.



To test: Unplug the machine, remove the main shroud, remove drive belt from drive motor and front roller pulley.



After doing so, move the treadmill belt by itself by pushing it backward or forward with just your hands and listen for any noise, if you get any noise it is most likely coming from either the front or rear roller. To isolate the noise from the two rollers you can loosen the belt and turn each roller individually.



If no noise with the first test, go ahead and start the machine and run it at a low speed. You want to listen for noise, if you get knocking or grumbling while drive motor is running with no drive belt attached then the issue is in your drive motor.



A lot of times simple maintenance will save your treadmill from noise, you want to make sure and lubricate your treadmills pivot points. Incline motor bolt, shaft, deck screws, and or any pivot points on the bottom of your machine. Metal on metal pivot points are usually the culprit in most cases.



Pivot points are just areas of high friction where there may be a bolt, washer, and nut attached to the base of your frame or any hinges on your folding type treadmills. Metal on metal needs to be lubricated to minimize wear and tear of those areas.



Synthetic grease works best or any spray on lubrication works fine if you do not want to remove any bolts or hardware.



If you ever find yourself needing technical support, please do not hesitate to call us 888-713-2880 or visit us online at www.sportsmith.net

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