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You should not adjustthese since they are preset. Tension can be affectedslightly by adjusting the tension of the walking belt but if you have a slippingproblem, the drive belt will require replacement. If yourdrive belt is too loose, it will slip on the front roller pulley or the motorpulley. If it is too tight, it will increase your amp draw to the point thatyou may have an electronics or motor problem. Due to this, it is better to beon the safe side and replace a drive belt rather than riskover tightening it. A drive belt is usually $29.99 or less while many parts youcan damage by over tightening can be more than $300.Additionally, too much tension can cause bearing failure in the motor and thefront roller and front roller pulley failure. It is better to err onhaving the belt a little too tight rather than too loose due to the possibilityof injury if the belt slips. Motor Belt Adjustment-Icon Units Do not remove any of themounting bolts to the motorthese repairs will require 2 9/16" wrenches andmayrequire two people to accomplish the repairs Before beginning this repair: Check to make certain that the drive belt requiresadjustment. Check out belt slipping instructions or with the motor cover removed,walk on the belt normally and try to stall the belt to make it slip. Be careful during this test. If theproblem is in the drive belt, eitherthe drive belt will stop when stalled or the front roller will stop whenstalled. If the motor, drive belt, and front roller continue to turn when thewalking belt is stalled, the problem is with the walking belt slipping on thefront roller. If the drive belt continues to turn but the frontroller stalls, you may have a broken front roller pulley. If you need further assistance, please reach me, sincerely G-d bless you.

Reebok Vista... | Answered on Mar 07, 2016

This type of treadmills seem to have high probability of failure if you use the emergency cutoff switch instead of the power switch at the bottom.

My guess is by yanking the red magnetic safety switch, the induced current put a heavy load on the central controller circuitry, and over the time it damages the IC chips on that board.

There's a border-line failure phase before the controller goes completely dead, I realized this and stopped using the safety switch, it hasn't had any issue ever since.

Reebok Vista... | Answered on Nov 30, 2015

If you push start and the belt does not move then it seems like the is a problem. This problem may be the LCB.

Reebok Vista... | Answered on Dec 04, 2013

the machine can be stop and trigger the c.breaker or fuse+ and the motor can be overheating and eventually burn.
adjust the tension by 1/4" of deflection.
God bless you

Reebok Vista... | Answered on Oct 14, 2013

Some tips here, for Treadmill Belt Slipping:
1.- The walking belt may be too loose.
a) Contrary to some belief, we have never found a walking belt that has stretched out unless it is accompanied by the seam on the belt separating. If you have made recent adjustments, lubricated, or had repairs, a belt can slip if not tightened.
b) The belt can slip if you have too much friction or if the belt has been recently lubricated. Attempt to lubricate by using our World Famous Treadmill Lube or another lube compatible with your treadmill. If lube does not help your problem and you have exhausted all other possibilities, the walking belt is most likely worn out and must be replaced.
c) To adjust the belt, follow the instructions on our web site at the following link: NEXT POST
d) An overtightened walking belt can raise the amp draw of your treadmill, contribute to seam separation on the walking belt, or both, so do not overtighten the walking belt.
e) As a general rule, you should be able to lift the belt in the center on the side by approximately 2" to 3". As a general rule, if you cannot lift it by 2" to 3", the belt is too tight.

2.- The drive belt between the motor and the front roller may be slipping.
a) All drive belts tend to wear with age and will wear more quickly if not aligned properly. Tightening the drive belt according to the directions in your owner's manual may prevent slippage but we don't recommend it since it is easy to overtighten and this can damage expensive drive system parts- you are much better off replacing the drive belt. Some models are designed with a misaligned drive belt so the treadmill can use the side load of the drive belt to reduce operating tension. These will always wear out quickly.
b) Treating the drive belt with belt dressing, which can be found on our site, will help the drive belt if slipping and will help prevent cracking and splitting of the drive belt.
c) If slipping of the drive belt persists after following these steps, the drive belt must be replaced. We sell most styles of drive belts. The information printed on the drive belt will usually be all we need to provide a quote.
d) An overtightened drive belt can raise the amp draw of your treadmill, contribute to bearing failure in the motor or rollers, or both, so do not overtighten the drive belt.

3.- The pulley on the front roller may have lost its grip on the front roller.
a) With the treadmill off, put a small piece of colored tape on an area of the pulley that you can see and put a corresponding piece on the roller tube. You can also use a colored, permanent marker like a Sharpie and draw a line from the pulley to the metal roller tube. Turn the treadmill on and while being careful, test to see what happens when the belt slips. If the drive belt and pulley continue to turn and the walking belt and front roller stop, the pulley has lost its grip on the front roller. If you couldn't see the pulley slip, compare the tape or the line. If the portions of the tape or colored line are still aligned, the pulley did not slip. Misalignment of the line or tape shows that the pulley and roller tube are not turning together and a failure of the pulley mount. This can be repaired or you can replace the roller.
b) On DP, Roadmaster, and Vitamaster treadmills, we will need a physical measurement of the roller. On all other makes and models, please provide us with the manufacturer and model number for a quote.


Reebok Vista... | Answered on Oct 13, 2013

HI, make sure there isn't a short in the actual outlet wall socket. if the outlet wall socket is in good condition, this will confirm power board failuer.

You will need to replace the power supply board in this unit in this case.

Reebok Vista... | Answered on Aug 06, 2013

tes the reset button for open or faulty and replace. tight the connection, or see if there are some loose wires and resolder. and try again.
However you can reset disconnecting the power cord by 30 seconds. and try again.
God bless you

Reebok Vista... | Answered on Aug 04, 2013

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