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Owner's manual for older Schwinn Airdyne

Follow this link and you can download the owners manual as well as the exploded parts schematics. There will be information about the different years. other than the consoles they have remained the same for 20 + years. If you ever need to replace the bottom bearing be sure to get the lock ring as well. It changed from left hand thread to right. Thats it. You can also upgrade the console to the newer version. A little expensive but with proper care a 20 year old Airdyne will last till the frame rusts out from under it.
4/5/2021 12:00:54 PM • Schwinn 430... • Answered on Apr 05, 2021

Resistance level does not change anymore. What is

I fixed a problem with my Schwinn Elliptical 430 resistance level not working. When I would change the level anywhere from 1-16, I could hear the motor turning, but there was no change in resistance. If you hear the motor moving, then try this:

Using a Phillips screwdriver, remove all the screws on the left side of the large plastic cover (left side if you are standing on the machine). When all screws are removed, you can pull the plastic cover off, and move it towards the back of the machine without having to disconnect any of the metal bars. (The bottom two screws are a little tricky to get off. Hold the housing in place, don't let it sag, in order to get them out.

Look inside the unit and find the magnet, which is a rounded, brake-show like piece that is close to the flywheel, on the top half of the unit. There's a cable from the motor that goes upward and is attached to the magnet housing.

If you try to adjust the resistance level now, you should see cable move up. This is supposed to allow the magnet to move closer to the flywheel and increase resistance. In my case, the magnet was stuck and wouldn't move upwards. When I gave the magnet a little push with a screwdriver, it popped up to where it should be.

To solve this issue, you will need two wrenches. You must go to the opposite end of the magnet, towards the front of the machine, and you will see it's connected with a nut & bolt. Using a couple wrenches, hold the bolt, and loosen the nut about 1/4 turn.

This should lessen the pressure on the magnet housing and allow it to move freely and not bind. Reassemble everything. Lie the elliptical down on it's side to allow the screws to fall into the holes easier.

Once it's all back together, you should find that the resistance level works again!
12/29/2020 3:47:53 PM • Schwinn 430... • Answered on Dec 29, 2020

Find repair service for schwinn treadmill

short of changing batteries ,if you got them, theres nothing you could do other then replace it, If your speed rpms and distance doesnt read its the speed sensor
6/25/2020 6:09:46 PM • Schwinn 430... • Answered on Jun 25, 2020

E2 error and no resistance

Clean the servo motor's potentiometer with 'tuner cleaner'. Remove the shroud on the 'passenger side' (it's a bit tricky, but not difficult). The potentiometer is a part of the black plastic servo motor assembly that adjusts the band of magnets (the magnets that create drag on the flywheel). The potentiometer measures the angle of the small pulley that tugs on the cable that moves the magnets. As often happens, potentiometers get dirty. In my case, the machine behaved intermittently, sometimes displaying the E2 error code. Cleaning the potentiometer solved the problem. Time will tell whether it's a permanent fix, but it certainly makes sense. If a potentiometer gives the 'brain' a bad signal, the brain won't know what to do. If you're not familiar with a potentiometer, it's a dial, like the volume control dial on your stereo. As you rotate the dial, it raises or lowers the electrical resistance, which the electronic circuitry can detect. In a stereo, it can control the volume. In the Elliptical, it tells the brain the location of the resistance magnets (how close to the flywheel, and thus how much resistance). It's a tight squeeze getting the can of tuner cleaner spray in there. Hope this helps.
2/15/2019 10:05:31 PM • Schwinn 430... • Answered on Feb 15, 2019

6110.2 treadmill didn't work when

Check all the cables , could be a damage wire somewhere
12/7/2017 10:29:29 PM • Schwinn 430... • Answered on Dec 07, 2017

Schwinn 418 Computer does not come on.

Did you ever fix this? I am having the same problem...
5/4/2017 12:35:10 AM • Schwinn 430... • Answered on May 04, 2017

Replacement batteries for Schwinn Airdyne AD3?

It should just be 2 AA batteries. Remove the battery door on the back of the computer to expose the batteries. Remove and replace. Computer Graphite Airdyne Big Fan Schwinn 92823 SPORTSMITH net
9/28/2015 8:34:48 PM • Schwinn 430... • Answered on Sep 28, 2015

Need manual for schwinn personal trainer 405 tread

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Please download the assembly manual for Schwinn® 430 Elliptical from the link provided below :


Please download the owners manual for Schwinn® 430 Elliptical from the link provided below :

11/27/2014 6:29:41 AM • Schwinn 430... • Answered on Nov 27, 2014
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