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Exercise Bike - Magnetic Resistance Failing

I have a 201 Schwinn Recumbent Exercise Bike, that I have been quite happy with for about 2 years now.

However, recently the resistance is failing - I believe it is a magnetic resistance system - and there is a slight difference between the weakest and hardest settings, but not like there should be.

Any help / suggestions, or even where I can find a repair manual?

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  • Anonymous Jan 31, 2009

    I have the same problem. I could not change the resistance, although it changed on it's own. I pressed the + and - resistance buttons together, and now it doesn't change at all. I assume I shorted something out.

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SOURCE: I need an owners manual

Vital Fitness
Customer Service
5988 Peachtree Corners East
Norcross, GA 30071

888/337-2883 M-F 8-4:30 EST

Manual has assembly/maintenance instructions and a 1-page description of functionality. And a warranty card...that is printed on the back of the instruction page. *headslap*

kb

Posted on Mar 09, 2009

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SOURCE: error message on recumbent bike

The problem might be the gearbox. I know because I have the same problem.  Keys fitness is out of business, but "The Treadmill Doctor" has purchased the inventory of parts for the bikes. They will help you troubleshoot, and have parts available if you need them. The number is 1-888-340-0482. Or, you can go to treadmilldoctor.com.

Posted on Apr 03, 2009

OakRun
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SOURCE: Wanted:Owners manual for DP Air gometer exercise bike

Scanned image of the 14 page manual that came with a DP AIR GOMETER Model 14-3800B that was purchased in 1991 is available at http://sites.google.com/site/oakrunsite/

Posted on Apr 12, 2009

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SOURCE: the resistance belt on my Schwinn 205p recumbent

http://www.fitnessrepairparts.com/equipment/SelectEquipment/100 lists all the parts for this model

Posted on Jan 03, 2010

JayduttDave
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SOURCE: magnetic resistance not working on proform gl105

Just oil the area of magnetic resistance and if the problem continues then contact nearer repairer.

Posted on May 15, 2010

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