Saturday, November 07, 2015

SOLE F80 – F83 –S73 TREADMILL BELT TENSIONING – TREADMILL BLET LUBRICATION – PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS

SOLE TREADMILL F80 – F83 –S73  

 

BELT TENSIONING – LUBRICATION – PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS

Maintenance
Belt and Bed 
Your treadmill uses a very high-efficient low-friction bed. Performance is maximized when the bed is kept as clean as possible. Use a soft, damp cloth or paper towel to wipe the edge of the belt and the area between the belt edge and frame. Also reach as far as practical directly under the belt edge. This should be done once a month to extend belt and bed life. Use water only - no cleaners or abrasives. A mild soap and water solution along with a nylon scrub brush will clean the top of the textured belt. Allow to dry before using.
Belt Dust 
 This occurs during normal break-in or until the belt stabilizes. Wiping excess off with a damp cloth will minimize buildup.
General Cleaning 
Dirt, dust, and pet hair can block air inlets and accumulate on the running belt. On a monthly basis, vacuum underneath your treadmill to prevent buildup. Once a year, you should remove the black motor hood and vacuum out dirt that may accumulate. UNPLUG POWER CORD BEFORE THIS TASK.
TREADMILL BELT ADJUSTMENTS
TREADMILL BELT TENSION ADJUSTMENT  
 Belt tension is not critical for most users. It is very important for joggers and runners in order to provide a smooth, steady running surface. Adjustment must be made from the right side of the rear roller in order to adjust tension with the 6 mm Allen wrench provided in the parts package. The adjustment bolt is located at the end of the right side rail as noted in diagram below.

Tighten the rear roller only enough to prevent slippage at the front roller. Turn the treadbelt tension adjusting bolt in increments of 1/4 turn and inspect for proper tension.
When an adjustment is made to the belt tension, you must also make a tracking
adjustment to compensate for the change in belt tension. This is accomplished by turning both the tension and tracking Allen bolts an equal amount. This adjustment should be made by turning both bolts clockwise by no more than a 1/4 turn at a time.
DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN ,
 Over tightening will cause belt damage and premature bearing failure.
TREADMILL BELT TRACKING ADJUSTMENT 
The performance of your treadmill is dependent on the frame running on a reasonably level surface. If the frame is not level, the front and back roller cannot run parallel, and constant belt adjustment may be necessary. The treadmill is designed to keep the treadbelt reasonably centered while in use. It is normal for some belts to drift near one side while the belt is running with no one on it. After a few minutes of use, the treadbelt should have a tendency to center itself. If, during use, the belt continues to move toward one side, adjustments are necessary.
TO SET TREADMILL BELT TRACKING
 A 6 mm Allen wrench is provided to adjust the rear roller. Make tracking adjustments from the left side only. Set belt speed at approximately 2 to 3 mph. A small adjustment can make a dramatic difference. Turn the bolt only a 1/4 turn and wait a few minutes for the belt to adjust itself. Continue to make 1/4 turns until the belt stabilizes in the center of the running deck. The belt may require periodic tracking adjustment depending on use and walking/running characteristics. Some users will affect tracking differently. Expect to make adjustments as required to center the treadbelt. Adjustments will become less of a maintenance concern as the belt is used. Proper belt tracking is an owner responsibility common with all treadmills.

TREADMILL BELT / DECK LUBRICATION
Do not re-lube with other than Sole lubricant. Sole provides one application with this unit. See your Sole dealer for additional purchases. The use of some other lubricants may destroy the deck surface or belt and will void warranty. Conditions exist beyond Sole’s control on belt / deck cleanliness which relates to friction. You should apply the enclosed belt lubrication after approximately the first 50 hours of operation. Use all the contents of one container (no more) and spread lubricant onto middle portion (away from edges) of the deck (under treadbelt) along it’s width. When walked on, the belt will make certain an even coat is applied. Lubricant is not harmful to the skin. Lube will be distributed properly by walking at 2 to 3 mph for 3 to 5 minutes on all areas of the belt. Use handrails for support. The first few minutes you will be polishing your deck and lubricating the belt backing. Do not run on a newly lubricated belt until the above break-in procedure is done. If the treadmill belt/deck is kept reasonably clean it is possible to expect over 1000 hours before additional re-lubing is necessary.

TREADMILL PROBLEM AND SOLUTION
Display does not light
Tether cord not in position.
Circuit breaker on front grill tripped. Push circuit
breaker in until it locks.
Plug is disconnected. Make sure plug is firmly pushed
into AC household wall outlet.
Household circuit breaker may be tripped.
Treadmill belt does not stay centered Treadmill belt hesitates when walked/run on
A user may be walking while favoring or putting more
weight on either the left or right foot. If this walking
pattern is natural, track the belt slightly off-center to
the side opposite from the belt movement. If needed adjust the treadmill belt tension.
Motor is not responsive / Display is lit
Make certain clock is running.
Treadmill will only achieve approximately 7 mph but shows higher speed on display
This indicates motor should be receiving power to operate. Low AC voltage to treadmill. Do not use an extension cord. If an extension cord is required it should be as short as possible and heavy duty 16 gauge minimum. Low household voltage. Contact an electrician. A minimum of 110 volt AC current is required.
Treadmill belt stops quickly or suddenly when tether cord is pulled
High belt tension or deck friction. Try to lubricate the treadmill
Computer shuts off when console is touched (on a cold day)while walking/running
Treadmill is not grounded. Static electricity is “crashing” the computer
Grounding instruction
If the treadmill should malfunction or breakdown, grounding provides a path of least resistance for electric current, reducing the risk of electric shock. This product is equipped with a cord having an equipment-grounding plug. The plug must be plugged into an appropriate outlet that is properly installed and grounded in accordance with all local codes and ordinances.
A temporary adapter that looks like the adapter illustrated below may be used to connect this plug to a 2-pole receptacle as shown below if a properly grounded outlet is not available. The temporary adapter should be used only until a properly grounded outlet (below) can be installed by a qualified electrician. The green colored rigid ear-lug, or the like, extending from the adapter, must be connected to a permanent ground such as a properly grounded outlet box cover. Whenever the adapter is used, it must be held in place by a metal screw.
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