Saturday, November 26, 2016

Bowflex Tread Climber 1000 - 3000 - 5000 – How to adjust the running belt – How to calibrate the treadmill – E1 Error code troubleshooting – Running belt slipping adjustment

Walking Belt Adjustment
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.
Belt Alignment
1. Visual Test – Stand beside the unit and set the speed at 1.5 mph. Stand in front of the unit to see the adjustment bolts on each end of each front roller .
2. If the belt tracks too far to the right, use 3/16” hex key to turn the right adjustment bolt  clockwise in full turn increments until the belt is aligned.
Note: The belt will always move away from the tension bolt being tightened.
NOTICE: Do not turn bolts counterclockwise to adjust belt alignment. Bolts are turned counterclockwise only to decrease belt tension.
3. If the belt tracks too far to the left, do the same thing on the left adjustment bolt for that roller.
4. If the belts are running at a diagonal, install the Rear Belt Guide Kit.
Belt Tension
Check the walking belt tension only when the machine is unplugged. From the belt’s midpoint, a correctly tensioned belt should only have 1” (2.5 cm) of give. To check, pull the belt upward at its midpoint and measure the distance to the deck. If the distance is more than 1” (2.5 cm), the belt is loose. To tighten, turn both bolts clockwise one half turn and check tension again. Repeat this step if necessary. If a belt is too tight, loosen (turn counterclockwise) theadjustment bolts one half turn and check the tension again. Repeat this step if necessary.
NOTICE: Bolts are turned counterclockwise only to decrease belt tension. Do not turn bolts counterclockwise to adjust belt alignment.
Correct a Hesitating or Slipping Belt
A problem with the belt, drive shaft, or improper lubrication of the deck surface can cause the belt to slip or hesitate.
Do the following test to fnd the cause:
1. Stand beside the TreadClimber ftness machine and set the speed to 2 mph (3.2 kmh).
2. Hold the handlebar for support, and step on one treadle with enough pressure to try to stop the belt from moving. If the roller at the back end of the treadle is still rolling, adjust the Walking Belt. If the roller stops, adjust the Drive Belt.
Adjust the Walking Belt:
1. Turn the tension adjustment bolts on both sides of the front rollers with 3/16” hex key to adjust the Walking Belt tension.
2. Turn each adjustment bolt clockwise in half turn increments to tighten the belt.
3. Restart the machine after each half turn adjustment to see if the belt still slips.
4. Repeat these steps if necessary. If the belt still slips after several adjustments, stop and refer to the “Adjust the Drive Belt” section.
Adjust the Drive Belt:
1. Make sure that the Shipping Bolt has been removed from the bottom of the machine .
2. Disconnect the machine from the power source and wait for at least 5 minutes.
3. Remove the left plastic drive cover to get access to the “v” Drive Belt .
4. Tighten the nut on the motor tension bolt located on the front side of the motor in 1/2 turn increments.
Check Drive Belt tension after each full turn:
Belt should feel taut, with 1/8” - 1/2” deflection when pressed at the midpoint.
Carefully twist the belt at the midpoint . It should turn 90 degrees (to vertical), no farther.
5. Replace the plastic drive cover
Calibration (TC3000 and TC5000 only)
The TreadClimber  Model TC3000 and TC5000 must be calibrated after replacing a component such as a belt or motor, or after a power outage.
Calibrating the TC3000 and TC5000 is an important part of troubleshooting and maintenance.
1. Plug the power cord into a wall outlet and turn on the power switch.
2. Stand on the side foot support platforms or beside the machine. DO NOT STAND ON THE WALKING BELTS.
3. Press and hold down the POWER and SLOWER buttons.
4. Insert the Safety Key.
Note: If the Safety Key is not fully inserted into the safety keyhole, the TreadClimber  ftness machine will NOT power up.
5. Release the POWER and SLOWER buttons. The TIME display will show “CAL”, “PrSS”, “Strt”.
6. Press the START/STOP button to start the calibration .
Note: The belts will start and stop and the displays will show various numbers that relate to calibration -do NOT interrupt calibration.
7. Calibration will take about 30 seconds. When calibration has completed satisfactorily, “CAL PASS” or “CAL DONE” will show in the TIME display.
8. Remove and re-insert the Safety Key to clear the displays.
Note: During calibration, the 100 ft (30 m) LED on the TC5000 signifes the belt speed sensor, and 1000 ft (305 m) LED is the step sensor. Some models of the TC3000 will show the step sensor in the DISTANCE window as a heart and the speed sensor in the SPEED window as a heart.
Explanation of Calibration Display Messages
(for information only):
During calibration, the TIME display will show the status of the calibration process. When there is no text message in the TIME display window, the other displays will show the following:
# HEART RATE (TC5000 Only) – will show the status of the motor control relay.
# ON signifes the power relay is on and energizing the motor.
# OFF signifes the motor control relay is off and not energizing the motor.
# CALORIES/CAL PER MIN – will show the version number of the software.
# TIME – will show either a text message regarding autocalibration (“d0nE”, “Strt”, etc.) or the actual Pulse Width
Modulation (PWM) number. PWM is a number that provides digital information about base unit functions to the console
when START/STOP, FASTER or SLOWER is pressed during calibration.
# MILES/TOTAL STEPS (DISTANCE/MILES for TC3000) – will show the calibration of the total step count.
# SPEED – will display the actual belt speed during the calibration function.
Error code E1
(TC 1000 only)
1. If belts move prior to the error, check speed sensor for proper position. Correct the position if necessary, and make sure the sensor wire is connected.
2. Turn power off and back on, then check if error persists.
3. Turn power off and back on again. If belt does not start, refer to “TC 1000 Belts Won’t Start” in the Mechanical Troubleshooting section.
4. If belt starts but stops again and displays the E1 error, replace the upper console and 49 inch I/O cable.
5. If the above steps do not correct the problem, replace the MCB.