Sunday, November 22, 2015

BOWFLEX TREADCLIMBER SERVICE MODE RUNNING BELT ADJUSTMENT AND LUBRICATION

BOWFLEX TREADCLIMBER TC20

TREADMILL 

SERVICE MODE  RUNNING BELT ADJUSTMENT AND LUBRICATION 

SERVICE MODE 
The Console has a Service / Setup Mode. Some options in the Service / Setup Mode can be adjusted to your preferences, but most are helpful for service of the machine. 

To access the Service / Setup Mode, hold down the Increase and Decrease buttons for 2 seconds when in Idle Mode.
EXIT THE MODE 
Push STOP to exit an Option and the Service / Setup Mode.
Order
Display
Option
Description
1

Unit

Units

Select your preferred unit of measurement; “Lb” = English
Imperial, “SI” = metric
2

brt

Brightness

Control the brightness level of the Console; “20” = maximum
intensity, “1” = minimum
3
LOG
Error Log
Displays error codes, starting with the most recent
4
Con
Console Version
Displays the Console software version
5
dr
Drive Version
Displays the drive software version
6
HrS
Total Hours
Displays total number of hours and minutes used
7
diSt
Total Distance
Displays total distance
8


HiSt


Motor Current History


Displays the average motor current for the current maintenance
interval. Push the Decrease button to view the averages of
previous intervals.
9
Hd
Hardware Type
Displays the hardware type
10
Curr
Motor Current
Displays the current of the motor
11
CoAS
Coast Time
Tests to see how fast the the belts stop
12
LOOP
Loop Back
Test to see if the Console is receiving data
13

Str

Set Time Reference

Sets the current day and time as the start of the workout week
for all users
14
CSn
Console Serial Number
Displays the serial number for the Console
15
dSn
Drive Serial Number
Displays the serial number for the Motor Control Board
16
dES
Drive Error Statistics
Displays the hard fault statistics experienced by the Console
17
Prog
Program Drive
Updates the program of the USB Drive
18
USb
Write System Log
Saves the system log to an attached USB Drive

Walking Belt and Deck Lubrication
or the best results lubricate the Treadles periodically with a silicone lubricant, using the following instructions:
1. Unplug the machine fully from the wall outlet, and remove the power cord from the machine. Place the power cord in a secure location.
2. Carefully lift each belt and apply silicone lubricant in the center of the Treadle deck along the entire reachable length of the deck. Apply 0.5 to 1.5 oz. of the lubricant on the deck underneath each belt.
NOTICE: Always use a 100% pure silicone lubricant. Do not use a degreaser like WD-40® or a petroleum based product as this could seriously impact performance.
Note: The Walking Belts may need to be loosened to allow for access during lubrication. Consult the “Adjusting the Walking Belts” procedure if necessary.
3. Connect the power cord back into the machine and then into the wall outlet.
4. Stay to one side of your machine.
5. Switch on your machine and start the belts at the slowest speed. Let the belts operate for approximately 15
seconds.
6. Switch off your machine.
7. Take care to clean up any excess lubricant from the Treadles. We also recommend a periodic inspection of the Treadle surfaces below the belts. If the decks appear worn, contact a TreadClimber Representative (refer to the Contacts section of this manual)
Walking Belt Alignment
The walking belts need to be adjusted if they are out of center enough to cause a rubbing or scraping sound.
Adjustments can be made at the Front Roller of each Treadle.
Adjusting the Walking Belts - While operating the machine, notice where the belts run on each Treadle. The Walking Belt Adjustment Bolts are on the front end of each Roller. If the belt is tracking too far to the right, use a properly sized Hex Key to turn the right adjustment bolt clockwise on that belt in full turn increments. If the belt tracks too far to the left, do the same thing on the left adjustment bolt.
Note: Do not turn the bolts counterclockwise when you adjust the belt alignment.
Belt Tension Check - Check the belt tension only when the machine is unplugged. From the belt’s midpoint, a correctly tensioned belt should only have an inch of give. To check, pull the belt upward at its midpoint and measure the distance to the deck. If the distance is more than an inch, the belt is loose. To tighten, turn both Walking Belt Adjustment Bolts clockwise one-half a turn and check tension again. Repeat this step if necessary.
Note: Bolts are turned counterclockwise equally to decrease belt tension.

Walking Belt Electrostatic Reduction
Your TreadClimber machine may develop a static charge caused by the movement of the walking belts. Follow this procedure to apply an anti-static spray to them to reduce the static electric charges.
Wait a minimum of 60 minutes after the last workout before you apply the anti-static spray, to let hot electrical components cool to room temperature.
1. Unplug the machine from the wall.
To reduce the risk of electrical shock or unsupervised usage of the equipment, always unplug the power cord from the wall outlet and/or the machine and wait 5 minutes before cleaning, maintaining or repairing the machine. Place the power cord in a secure location.
2. Using a 5 mm hex wrench, loosen the tension adjustment bolts for the walking belts to let them slide easily. Turn the bolts counterclockwise to decrease the tension.
Note: Be sure to record how many turns it takes to loosen the bolts to assist with reassembly.
3. Carefully apply the anti-static spray to lightly cover the top surface of the walking belts along the front of the machine, farthest from the motor (green highlighted area).
NOTICE: Hold the spray dispenser approximately 6” (13 cm) above the walking belt and point the spray toward the front of the machine, away from the motor. Apply the spray only on the belts, not on the deck or mechanism. If spray goes off the belts, wipe the excess spray off the other parts of the machine.
4. Using your foot, manually advance the walking belts toward the back of the machine, exposing the next unsprayed section.
5. Do steps 3 and 4 again until all sections of the belts are lightly coated with anti-static spray.
6. Wait until the belts dry fully (approximately 2-4 hours).
7. Using a 5 mm hex wrench, tighten the tension adjustment bolts for the walking belts. Turn the bolts clockwise to increase the tension.
8. Plug in the machine and turn on the power.
9. Inspect the walking belt alignment and tension before using the machine. Refer to the walking belt alignment and belt tension adjustment procedures.
Note: Repeat the procedure to apply anti-static spray if static electric discharge occurs again. The machine will accumulate more static electric charge when the surrounding air is drier.