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Does anyone know how to fix a treadmill belt?

Post by Kimmymc on Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:40 pm

I have spent the last hour and a half trying to adjust the belt on my treadmill. I started out just wanting to tighten it. Now is it going way to the left. I almost had it fixed a few minutes ago but when I thought I was tightening it, it moved again. Does anyone know how I can fix it? I think that the side that it is moving to is too loose, right? I am very frustrated right now!
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Post by Guest on Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:51 pm

Funny you should post this. I was just about to create a forum for can you fix it etc, specifically for things like this.

Oh and I dont have an answer for you.. Sorry.

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Post by TR11005 on Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:57 pm

Did you lose the instructions that came with the treadmill. If you find name of manufacturer and model. Then go to there website. Manuals are online these days. Mine has a adjustment on the outside on the back to center it. It is possible the belt is too worn. Then the adjustment will not help. If you have a service manual then you could order a new belt or call someone for technical support.

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Post by Kimmymc on Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:10 pm

TR11005 wrote:Did you lose the instructions that came with the treadmill. If you find name of manufacturer and model. Then go to there website. Manuals are online these days. Mine has a adjustment on the outside on the back to center it. It is possible the belt is too worn. Then the adjustment will not help. If you have a service manual then you could order a new belt or call someone for technical support.


Yes, I have the manual. I also Googled and looked on YouTube. I'm just frustrated. I had it perfect then it moved again. The belt has turned under on the left side. I use that treadmill everyday. It's the only thing keeping me somewhat sane right now. I just need to relax for a few minutes.
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Post by Guest on Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:16 pm

Created a new forum for DIY ers etc. Im going to move this thread ok.

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Post by Guest on Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:29 pm

Hi ya peeps! OH GEEZ.....Jimmy is da Admin. I'm banned for sure now. Razz Luv to see all the cool peepers here (but sorry to hear the other forum is gone). See. I soon as I log on this thread gets moved. Don't make me come over there and sing the Barney song.....you know I will. lol!

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Post by Guest on Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:31 pm

Check it out! Kimmy's photo is back! Been waiting for that for a long time. So purdie! cheers (I got two posts now....total rock star status!)

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Post by mistermunster on Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:40 pm

Bout time you showed up Tiers. Very Happy
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Post by Guest on Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:42 pm

Tiers for Fears wrote:Check it out! Kimmy's photo is back! Been waiting for that for a long time. So purdie! cheers (I got two posts now....total rock star status!)


Hey Tiers(Richard)!!! How the hell are you??????

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Post by Guest on Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:11 pm

mistermunster wrote:Bout time you showed up Tiers. Very Happy


Munster! Now I gotta find my avatar of the dog with the wig (remember?). Good to see you here my friend. cheers

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Post by Sovereign on Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:14 pm

Can you post some pics of the problem? If I can see it I can probably figure it out.
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Post by Guest on Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:23 pm

maggie225 wrote:
Tiers for Fears wrote:Check it out! Kimmy's photo is back! Been waiting for that for a long time. So purdie! cheers (I got two posts now....total rock star status!)


Hey Tiers(Richard)!!! How the hell are you??????

Hey maggie225, that avatar is the best! Hope your doing well my friend! I'm just chillin over here in Vegas enjoying this re-union of sorts. Um, the gig on the ship didn't quite work out as planned. Long story. I'm still on a waiting list with Holland American Lines and working with a recruiter from Carnival for the showband this summer on one of their ships. Jobless_in_MA has recommended a Norwegian Smelt boat instead. I'll have to borrow his famous brown jacket for that gig. lol!

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Post by kellylee123 on Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:32 pm

take a pic of the base where you r adjusting it....jeff can help tommorow he just did this a couple months ago....
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Post by Guest on Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:38 pm

Tiers for Fears wrote:
maggie225 wrote:
Tiers for Fears wrote:Check it out! Kimmy's photo is back! Been waiting for that for a long time. So purdie! cheers (I got two posts now....total rock star status!)


Hey Tiers(Richard)!!! How the hell are you??????

Hey maggie225, that avatar is the best! Hope your doing well my friend! I'm just chillin over here in Vegas enjoying this re-union of sorts. Um, the gig on the ship didn't quite work out as planned. Long story. I'm still on a waiting list with Holland American Lines and working with a recruiter from Carnival for the showband this summer on one of their ships. Jobless_in_MA has recommended a Norwegian Smelt boat instead. I'll have to borrow his famous brown jacket for that gig. lol!

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kellylee123 wrote:take a pic of the base where you r adjusting it....jeff can help tommorow he just did this a couple months ago....

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Post by Kimmymc on Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:43 pm

Sovereign wrote:Can you post some pics of the problem? If I can see it I can probably figure it out.

I just posted and I don't think it worked! I hope I'm posting the pic correctly. The way I got it PERFECT was totally loosening up both sides and moving it. I tried to tighten each side evenly but when I turned it on (only 1 to 2 mph) it pulls to the left again

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Post by Kimmymc on Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:45 pm

kellylee123 wrote:take a pic of the base where you r adjusting it....jeff can help tommorow he just did this a couple months ago....

Hi Kelly, it just has one roller adjustment on each side in the back. It requires an allen key. I would appreciate any help I can get! I use my treadmill everyday. I wish I would have been more careful when I decided to tighten it.
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Post by Kimmymc on Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:46 pm

Tiers for Fears wrote:Check it out! Kimmy's photo is back! Been waiting for that for a long time. So purdie! cheers (I got two posts now....total rock star status!)

Hey Tiers! Good to see you here!
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Post by Sovereign on Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:48 pm

Can you safely loosen and tighten it while it's running? That's how I'd do it.
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Post by Kimmymc on Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:11 pm

Sovereign wrote:Can you safely loosen and tighten it while it's running? That's how I'd do it.

I'm going to try that tomorrow. I have spent all evening trying to fix it and I'm a bit frustrated. I really appreciate your help! I'll let you know how it goes.
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Post by Sovereign on Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:19 pm

Please do. If it's wandering, the best way to find the right adjustment is while it's running.
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Post by Kimmymc on Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:25 pm

Sovereign wrote:Please do. If it's wandering, the best way to find the right adjustment is while it's running.

I wish there was a way to see if each side is tightened equally. I guess the only way to tell is if the belt doesn't wander. At least I found the trick on how to get started the right way.
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Post by Sovereign on Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:27 pm

If you can't get the thing to stay centered like that, another option would be to use o-rings or several rubber bands to make belt guides on the lower roller. A redneck fix, but it'd work.
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Post by Riled American on Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:35 pm

How old is the belt? How long have you owned it? If it curled under, it sounds like it's stretched out or dry rotted. Isn't there some kind of lube treatment you're suppose to use to treat the belt? I can't remember. It's been awhile since I've dealt with a t-mill. You'll have to re-feed the belt uncurling it as you push/pull the belt by hand. Then there's the adjustment for left and right travel. If you can get it to uncurl and running again, do the adjustment. From what I understand, once they start traveling and won't adjust, the belts shot. You have to make the adjustments slowly.
UGH!!! This is so hard to do this
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Post by Kimmymc on Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:41 pm

I really hope the belt isn't shot. It started curling under when it went to the left to far and too fast. It will straighten out. I just need more patience to deal with it. If I can't get it, I will call my brother and see if he can fix it.
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Post by Sovereign on Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:47 pm

Make a new one out of duct tape. Wink
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