C2200 belt is slipping how to straighten and tighen belt
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First, ensure that it is the walking belt that is loose.
There is a belt hidden under the hood that connects the front roller to the
motor (motor/drive belt). Start the
treadmill at 3 or so and carefully apply pressure to the walking belt until it
slips/stops. Watch the front
roller. If it continues to spin when the
walking belt stops, it’s the walking
belt. It the front roller stops with the
walking belt, the motor belt is
loose and needs adjusted or replaced.
To adjust the walking
belt, locate 2 hex head bolts, one on either side of the deck on the very back of
the machine. These bolts will be
recessed inside the plastic covers. Your
treadmill came with a tool for this,
but if you can’t find it, a standard
(not metric) allen wrench kit will work.
It’s helpful to have a wrench in each bolt so that you can adjust them
at the same time, but one will work.
The allen bolts
thread directly through each side of the rear roller. As you tighten the bolts, it pulls the rear roller away from the front
roller, tightening the walking
belt. This also centers it; if you
tighten one bolt, it pushes the belt
towards the center of the walking deck away from the bolt you’re tightening. So if the belt is too far to the right, tighten the right bolt and it will move towards
Place your wrenches
in the roller bolts and turn the machine on to 3-4 miles an hour. Keep your fingers clear of the belt, it will eat them.
This method is quick, because
you can see the belt move as you tighten one side or the other. It takes a few seconds,
but if you tighten the right bolt for instance,
you will see the belt move to the left.
If the belt is loose but centered,
tighten each bolt ½ turn and then get on the machine and see if it slips. The user manual will tell you to pull it up a
couple of inches to test the tightness,
which is a relative method and doesn’t necessarily work. My wife can pull on the belt and get 2 inches, and I can probably get 3 or even 4 if I’m showing
off. The best way to test it is to
gradually tighten it until you can run on it without it slipping.
You should lube the
belt a couple of times a year. You can get them from iconfitness.com
Mar 11, 2010 |
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