Tuesday, November 10, 2015

BOWFLEX TREADMILL CALIBRATION RUNNING BELT ADJUSTMENT AND LUBRICATION

BOWFLEX TREADMILL 3 - 4 AND

CALIBRATION RUNNING BELT ADJUSTMENT AND LUBRICATION 

CALIBRATION
DO NOT STAND ON BELT WHILE CALIBRATING.
1) While in a dormant stage with the safety in/on press and hold “ENTER and “POWER” for 3 seconds or until the word “CAL” comes up on the display.
2) Press “START”.
3) Verify correct units of measure. Press “START” to change from one to another once it is on the desired unit of measure press “ENTER”.
4) Press “START” to begin calibration.
5) Once calibration is complete press “POWER” to save and press “ Power” again to exit.


Lubricate belt Message
A lubricate belt message will be displayed for each 250 miles of belt travel. The message “Lub bELt” will be shown in the left and right displays upon waking up from sleep mode and will remain there until any key is pressed. Once any key is pressed, the weight menu is activated.

Treadmill Maintenance
Just like changing the oil in your car or replacing a filter in your home’s heating and cooling system, a little preventive maintenance will insure your treadmill will operate smoothly and quietly for years to come.


Walking belt tension
As walking belts tend to stretch slightly with use, the walking belt may occasionally need to be tightened. If the walking belt is too loose, you may find the belt stops while running or walking, while the motor continues to run. DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN THE BELT. This will cause reduced motor performance and can cause roller damage. When properly tensioned, you should be able to lift the side of the belt about 2-3 inches (5-7 centimeters). A quick test for belt tension: you should be able to fit three fingers under the edge of the belt.


To tighten belt:
Use the hex key provided with the treadmill. Place the hex key in the hole in left end cap and into the socket of the adjustment screw. Turn key one full turn clockwise. Then place hex key in hole in right end cap and turn key one full turn clockwise. Check the tension of the belt. Continue back and forth until belt is at the correct tension. Make sure to adjust both sides equally to ensure correct belt alignment.


Walking belt Centering
The walking belt may occasionally need to be centered. First be certain that belt is tensioned properly (see above). Run the treadmill at about 3.5 mph (6 km/h). Place the hex key through the hole in the left end cap and into the socket of the adjustment screw.

If belt has moved to the right:
Turn the right adjustment screw 1/2 turn clockwise, then turn the left adjustment screw 1/2 turn counterclockwise. If belt does not move, repeat until belt is centered.
If the belt has moved to the left:
Turn the right adjustment screw 1/2 turn counterclockwise, then turn the left adjustment screw 1/2 turn clockwise. If belt does not move, repeat until belt is centered. Then recheck tension of the belt (see above).

General Cleaning
General cleaning of the treadmill will prolong the life of the treadmill and improve performance. Keep the unit clean by dusting regularly. Be sure to dust the exposed part of the deck on either side of the walking belt and also the side rails. For best performance, we recommend your treadmill be placed on a treadmill mat. Along with reducing noise, a treadmill mat will help to keep dust debris away from your treadmill’s critical components. Clean the top of the belt with a wet, soapy cloth. Be careful to keep liquid away from inside the motorized treadmill frame or underneath the belt.

Removing the Motor Cover
At least once a year remove the motor cover and vacuum under the motor cover.

Walking belt and Deck Lubrication
This treadmill is equipped with a pre-lubricated deck and belt system. The deck and belt friction may affect the function and life of your treadmill; Its recommend periodic lubrication.Also recommend a periodic inspection of the deck surface under the walking belt. If the deck appears worn,

Use the following timetable as a guide to lubricate the deck:
# Light user (less than 3 hours/week) annually
# Medium user (3-5 hours/week) every six months
# Heavy user (more than 5 hours/week) every three months

GNEREAL TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
CORRECTION
Elevation not accurate
Re-calibrate unit.
Speed not accurate
Re-calibrate unit.
Walking belt slips
Adjust walking belt tension.
Walking belt not centered
Adjust walking belt
Heart rate not displayed (using chest strap)

Moisten skin contact area on the chest strap, or turn chest strap upside down.
Treadmill squeaks
Lubricate pivot points.