treadmill repair expertise ?

how to replace a treadmill deck

12 messages
13/01/2013 at 14:01

OK. 

Being too lardy, ive killed my treadmill.  The label says fat people over 135 need to start elsewhere, so I should have been OK.

 

but the deck has now got a delightfull crack down the middle, and the runs are more spongey than necessary.

 

the challenge is, how to replace the treadmill deck ? as replacing the treadmill is not a priority for the OH. ( repairing it is a close second not a priority as well )

thanks in advance for any advice

 

13/01/2013 at 14:21

Any chance its still in warranty?

Sounds like it will be expensive to repair.....bin it and run outside??

Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
13/01/2013 at 15:05
+1 for bin it and run outside
13/01/2013 at 17:33
I vote for run outside, it's much more fun.
13/01/2013 at 19:38
Ill be outside, although not sure how the qc session will work from the turbo

Repair looks easy - just need a part ( replacement deck )

Id scrap it but its not yourargos special treadmill, but rather more of an investment
Doner Kebab    pirate
13/01/2013 at 23:47

what make is it? if it is any of the nordic track companies - they own a few = pro form ,weslo and a load of others - i have a number somewhere that i may be able to find for the repair and spares centre

 

14/01/2013 at 12:05

tunturi t20. .....  i think their a competitor

14/01/2013 at 15:53

and panic over. part is available for £62, fitting is a power screwdriver and a mug of tea exercise.

so ordered,and a fortnight of running in the real world.

never know,( once youve gone tarmac, you never go back ? ) might leave the part in a box until I can be arsed if I get addicted to the outside running lark...

thanks everyone

Doner Kebab    pirate
14/01/2013 at 17:56

i always find that i get better results from the treadie for things like 800m / 1600m repeats and where theres no hills its a godsend. Also do half my weekly mileage on a treadie (on average) in a bid to avoid injury

15/01/2013 at 00:24
Where did you find the part? Mine needs a new motor
15/01/2013 at 08:34

in the UK, I used tuntur's listed support vendor....

benchmark fitness solutions : 01777 712 627...

see if you can upgrade the motor.  ( i had my motor burn out when under warranty. engineer came out and had the wrong ( better ) motor on the van so fitted that

17/03/2013 at 18:20

I had an issue with the treadmill motor and I have replaced it by myself. Just took out the old motor and inserted the new one.Pay attention: if it is for walking then a RPM of under 5,000 will work but if it is for running the RPM should be lower than 4,000. Must check this. I got the new motor from the Proform asupplier here in London (my treadmill is Proform 505.

 


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