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Treadmill belt issues

FyreWulffFyreWulff YouRegistered User, ClubPA regular
edited March 2007 in Help / Advice Forum
Short story:

Landlord moved us to a new apartment building. There was a locked room downstairs with a bunch of unused stuff - washing machines, furniture, a swimming pool.. and a treadmill.

It's one of those ones where you have to power it yourself/get it going, but it works for me. However..

When I brought it up from the basement, I noticed that he belt was rubbing up on the left side, which makes it harder to keep it going. I "moved" the belt over by picking up the belt with my fingers on the left side and moving the belt.

However, after a minute or two of running on it, the belt eventually makes it over to the left side and starts rubbing up against it again.

Anyone have any ideas on how to prevent it from doing this?

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    PirateJonPirateJon Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Shouldn't do that so sounds like something is broken. Might be worth looking for a missing or damaged part then asking the manufacturer how much a replacement would be.

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    crakecrake Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    In the past, I've used a bit of oil to cut down on the friction. It helps a little, but it still keeps sliding over. I just started letting it after a while, and just oiled up the side panels to reduce friction and wear/tear. Didn't seem to hurt it much.

    It started out as a piece of junk anyway, eh. :)

    (I loved how you included a swimming pool in the list of unused 'stuff')

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    Cold KoalaCold Koala Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I bet the swimming pool was inflatable.

    This happened to my family a while back. The problem had to do with alignment. Make sure everything's straight and symmetric?

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    FyreWulffFyreWulff YouRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2007
    The swimming pool was one of those thick plastic ones with the steps molded into the side.

    After messing with it some more, it seems it might be an alignment issue.. the "top/front" roller has the belt over farther than the bottom one, and it's probably making the belt come back over. Jesus, this belt is so damn flexible in the middle, but has an iron grip on those rollers...

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    EverywhereasignEverywhereasign Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    See if the rollers have an adjustment on either side. My parents had one like that a while back and it took ages to get the rollers straight and tightened. I never used it because it was such a pain in the ass.

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