Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Gold’s gym 430 - Treadmill – Troubleshooting – How to adjust the speed sensor – How to tension the running belt of the treadmill – Treadmill repair and service

Category: Treadmill Repair and Servcie 

Contents of this article 

  • How to adjust the speed sensor 
  • How to adjust the running belt 
  • Troubleshooting other problems 

Gold’s gym 430

TROUBLESHOOTING
Most treadmill problems can be solved by following the simple steps below. Find the symptom that applies, and follow the steps listed.
The power does not turn on
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.
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. If the switch protrudes as shown, the circuit breaker has tripped. To reset the circuit breaker, wait for five minutes and then press the switch back in.
The power turns off during use
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 back in.
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.
The console displays remain lit when you remove the key from the console
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. If the displays are still lit.
The displays of the console do not function properly
a. Remove the key from the console and UNPLUG THE POWER CORD. With the help of a second person, carefully tip the Uprights (73, 78) down. There may be two M4.2 x 16mm Screws (12) in the bottom of the Belly Pan (69). If there are, remove them. Note: A Phillips screwdriver with a shaft at least 5 in. (13 cm) long is required. Then, raise the Uprights.
Remove the three M4.2 x 19mm Washer Head
Screws (13) and carefully pivot the Hood (53) off.
Locate the Reed Switch (54) and the Magnet (42) on the left side of the Pulley (44). 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 neces sary, loosen the M4.2 x 19mm Screw (1), move the Reed Switch slightly, and then retighten the Screw. Reattach the Hood (not shown), and run the tread mill for a few minutes to check for a correct speed reading.
The incline of the treadmill does not change correctly
a. With the key in the console, press one of the Incline buttons. While the incline is changing, remove the key. After a few seconds, re-insert the key. The treadmill will automatically rise to the maximum incline level and then return to the minimum level. This will recalibrate the incline system.
The walking belt slows when walked on
a. Use only a single-outlet surge suppressor that meets all of the specifications.
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 rear 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 2 to 3 in. (5 to 7 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
The walking belt is off-center or slips when walked on
a. If the walking belt is off-center, first 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 rear roller bolt clockwise 1/2 of a turn; if the walking belt has shifted to the right, turn the bolt counterclockwise 1/2 of a turn. Be careful not to overtighten the walking belt. Then, 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 re move the key and UNPLUG THE POWER CORD. Using the hex key, turn both rear roller bolts clock wise, 1/4 of a turn. When the walking belt is correctly tightened, you should be able to lift each edge of the walking belt 2 to 3 in. (5 to 7 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.