Thursday, November 19, 2015

NORDICTRACK COMMERCIAL 1500 TREADMILL TROUBLESHOOTING AND BELT ADJUSTMENT

NORDICTRACK COMMERCIAL 1500 

TREADMILL TROUBLESHOOTING AND BELT ADJUSTMENT 

TROUBLESHOOTING
Most treadmill problems can be solved by following the steps below. Find the problem that applies, and follow the steps listed.
PROBLEM: The power does not turn on
WHAT TO DO :
a. Make sure that the power cord is plugged into a surge suppressor, and that the surge suppressor is plugged into a properly grounded outlet. Use only a single-outlet surge suppressor that meets all of the specifications described.
b. After the power cord has been plugged in, make sure that the key is inserted into the console.
c. Check the reset/off circuit breaker located on the treadmill frame near the power cord..
PROBLEM: The power turns off during use
WHAT TO DO
a. Check the reset/off circuit breaker (see the drawing above). If the circuit breaker has tripped, wait for five minutes and then press the switch to the reset position.
b. Make sure that the power cord is plugged in. If the power cord is plugged in, unplug it, wait for five minutes, and then plug it back in.
c. Remove the key from the console. Reinsert the key into the console.
d. If the treadmill still will not run, please see the front cover of this manual.
PROBLEM: The console displays remain lit when you remove the key from the console
WHAT TO DO : a. The console features a display demo mode, designed to be used if the treadmill is displayed in a store. If the displays remain lit when you remove the key, the demo mode is turned on. To turn off the demo mode, hold down the Stop button for a few seconds.
PROBLEM: The displays of the console do not function properly
WHAT TO DO
a. Remove the key from the console and UNPLUG THE
POWER CORD. Then, place the treadmill in the storage position. Next, remove the two indicated #8 x 3/4" Screws (1).

Lower the treadmill. Remove the four indicated #8 x 3/4" Screws (1), and remove the Motor Hood (75).

Next, locate the Reed Switch (53) and the Magnet (58) on the left side of the Pulley (59). Turn the Pulley until the Magnet is aligned with the Reed Switch. Make sure that the gap between the Magnet and the Reed Switch is about 1/8 in. (3 mm). If necessary, loosen the indicated #8 x 3/4" Tek Screw (24), move the Reed Switch slightly, and then retighten the Screw. Then, reattach the Motor Hood (not shown) with the six #8 x 3/4" Screws (not shown), and run the treadmill for a few minutes to check for a correct speed reading.

PROBLEM: The walking belt slows when walked on
WHAT TO DO :
a. Use only a single-outlet surge suppressor that meets all of the specifications described.
b. If the walking belt is overtightened, treadmill performance may decrease and the walking belt may become damaged. Remove the key and UNPLUG THE POWER CORD. Using the hex key, turn both idler roller bolts counterclockwise, 1/4 of a turn. When the walking belt is properly tightened, you should be able to lift each edge of the walking belt 3 to 4 in. (8 to 10 cm) off the walking platform. Be careful to keep the walking belt centered. Then, plug in the power cord, insert the key, and run the treadmill for a few minutes. Repeat until the walking belt is properly tightened.

c. If the walking belt still slows when walked on, please see the front cover of this manual.
PROBLEM: The walking belt is off-center or slips when walked on
WHAT TO DO :
a. If the walking belt is off-center, remove the key and UNPLUG THE POWER CORD. If the walking belt has shifted to the left, use the hex key to turn the left idler roller bolt clockwise 1/2 of a turn; if the walking belt has shifted to the right, turn the left idler roller bolt counterclockwise 1/2 of a turn. Be careful not to overtighten the walking belt. Plug in the power cord, insert the key, and run the treadmill for a few minutes. Repeat until the walking belt is centered.

b. If the walking belt slips when walked on, first remove the key and UNPLUG THE POWER CORD. Using the hex key, turn both idler roller bolts clockwise, ¼ of a turn. When the walking belt is correctly tightened, you should be able to lift each edge of the walking belt 3 to 4 in. (8 to 10 cm) off the walking platform. Be careful to keep the walking belt centered. Then, plug in the power cord, insert the key, and carefully walk on the treadmill for a few minutes. Repeat until the walking belt is properly tightened.
PROBLEM: The incline of the treadmill does not change correctly
WHAT TO DO : a. Hold down the Stop button and the Speed increase button, insert the key into the console, and then release the Stop button and the Speed increase button. Press the Stop button and then press the Incline increase or decrease button. The treadmill will automatically rise to the maximum incline level and then return to the minimum level. This will recalibrate the incline system. If the incline does not calibrate, press the Stop button again, and then press the Incline increase or decrease button again. When the incline is calibrated, remove the key from the console.