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RESISTANCE PROBLEM WITH FREEMOTION 350R

9 out of 10 times the issue is a worn out clutch bearing or "one way needle bearing". Freemotion and Nordic Track are both owned by ICON Fitness. This technology for fitness equipment comes from the original Nordic Track skier. In the skier, there is a flywheel with an axle through it in the middle with skis left and right. Under each ski just about center of the length is a rubber roller that fits over the flywheel axle. Inside this roller is a "one way needle bearing". That is, when you push to the rear with the ski, the bearings rollers will shift and lock against the axle and engage the flywheel. When you pull the ski back forward the rollers inside the bearing release the axle and allow free movent forward untill you again push to the rear. Many poor souls were sold new skis and tension straps in most cases to no avail. What needed to be replaced or rebuilt were the rubber rollers under the center of each ski with the "one way needle bearing clutch" inside. The same technology is used inside this exercise bike except that the "one way needle bearing" is pressed directly into the flywheel itself. So rather that replacing or rebuilding the "roller clutches", you need to replace or rebuild the "flywheel". The price for the flywheel from ICON is $600 plus. Thats right $100 more than you probably paid for the bike. There used to be businesses that rebuilt the roller clutches for the skiers. There is no rebuild service available for the flywheel on this bike. So if you don't buy the maintenance contract witch will cost you as much as the bike for 4 or 5 years you have a very heavy piece of junk to dispose of. This is planned obsolescence at it's best. If you are very handy. You can disassemble the bike and find a commercial machine shop that can replace the bearing for you. It is sandwiched between roller bearings on each end. You will need a press designed to remove and replace bearings for commercial machinery like conveyor belts and assembly line equipment and someone to order and replace the same or an equivalent bearing. This actually should be a relatively affordable service. At least in comparison the only other option.
1/16/2019 3:32:37 PM • FreeMotion 350R... • Answered on Jan 16, 2019
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Does the seat recline?

If it reclines there is a handle to release it, does it have one? If not it doesn't recline.
10/14/2016 7:05:56 PM • FreeMotion 350R... • Answered on Oct 14, 2016
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My Freemotion 11.9 Treadmill has a high pitched noise coming from the electronic board. What could the issue be?

Question edited for clarity and fix the model number, no 'o'. Question moved from Televisions Category to maker Category. Try and find a repairer for the board, this make does not have a maker website, so made in China. I can't think of anything on a PCB that would make a noise. https://www.google.com/search?q=freemotion+11.9+parts ..
1/15/2023 2:05:10 AM • FreeMotion... • Answered on Jan 15, 2023
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I have a 350R freemotion that became unplugged. Believe it or not I have spent two days trying to find where to plug it in. Please help

Hi, The bottom front portion of the bike should be where the power insert is located. If you have further issues, please reference the bike manual diagram or you can call the manufacturer at 1 800-201-2109. Thank you.
10/15/2022 10:16:52 PM • FreeMotion... • Answered on Oct 15, 2022
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My freemotion i5.3 incline trainer shut off while I was walking on it and now it will not turn back on.

I have a Freemotion i5.3 Incline Trainer. When I run on it at 4+ MPH it makes loud bangs when my foot land on the platform. I usually walk on it at higher incline and just recently started running on it. The bangs are much louder at 0% incline than at higher inclines for the same speed. What might be the problem?
1/24/2021 4:50:05 AM • FreeMotion... • Answered on Jan 24, 2021
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Model 330R recumbent bike. Why is it making a humming sound?

Made in China. Cheap transformers and electrical clutches. Trace the hum, disassemble, replace humming unit with padding underneath. A piece of card or felt will suffice. https://www.amazon.com/review/R20B8A5N87L2ZB ..
10/30/2020 5:32:18 PM • FreeMotion... • Answered on Oct 30, 2020
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How lubricate 350R Freemotion cycle Bikes

3/27/2020 7:15:51 AM • FreeMotion... • Answered on Mar 27, 2020
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Freemotion model F610 squat machine

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1/14/2020 12:26:23 AM • FreeMotion... • Answered on Jan 14, 2020
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