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Series: Technicians Video Tool Box

by Mark


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About this Series

  • Lessons: 14
  • Total Time: 2h 53m
  • Use: Watch Online
  • Access Period: 180 Days
  • Created At: 06/24/2010
  • Last Updated At: 01/02/2011

Series of technical situations covered over a variaty of equipment.

Perfect for the health club Equipment Technician or someone wanting to become an equipment technician. Includes; How to buy a used treadmill, service and maintanance on treadmills,
how to adjust rear rollers, How to test a treadmill that won't start, belt and deck replacement,treadmill motor replacement, how to make a slideboard, stepper maintenance, mic maintenance and more to come.

Learn from my experiences and continue to recieve free e-mail service support when you need.

About this Author

15 lessons

I've been self employed servicing Exercise equipment in Austin, TX for 28 years.
I have 12 Manufacture service certifications by the biggest names in the fitness industry, such as Precor, Star Trac, Life Fitness, Technogym, Woodway and Track Master, to name a few.
A certified Fitness Specialist by the cooper clinic in Dallas, and a personal trainer for the first 16 years of my fitness career.

Now retired. I hope to be able to help others with diagnostic steps to give you the answers you need, before you call the service tech, or before you do it yourself.

You can also Receive Continued support after video sale by E-Mailing me at markepeterson@austin.rr.com

For instant messaging...

Lessons Included

Saved $150 Service Call and Cost of New Roller/...
~ nhuffine

Thanks Mark!

I saved $150 Service Call and buying a new Front Roller with Sheave/Pulley. Your fix worked perfectly, didn't need to buy any new parts, and only took me 30 minutes with my drill, drill bit, screws, and screwdriver. Landice L8 Executive Trainer Treadmill back working perfectly.

Thanks again!

Saved me dough and time!
~ rwhite

I thank GOD I was led to this site and tutorial by you! I had been having all the problems you described, with my Nordic Track c2300 treadmill. I lubed the belt, adjusted the rear roller but the belt kept slipping when I was on it. I was just about to order a new front roller and pulley for about 150.00 and the shipping would have taken 10-14 days! Man, you really saved me. Thank you for such a concise and plainly explained video. I appreciate it and you helped me get back to my fitness goals! GOD bless you!

Excellent Advice
~ nlloyd

My treadmill's front roller pully was slipping. I tried everything from lubricating the belt deck to tightening the belt. I searched the internet and luckily found this video. I followed the video and it was fixed. Do make sure you have the proper drill bits to drill into metal. Treadmill is now working. I almost ordered a new Front roller which was going to cost me $159 plus shipping. This only cost me about $3. Thanks

Too Slow!
~ wstorey

Guys - I am on high-speed internet but the video load was so slow that it is unwatchable. Can anything be done?


StairMaster 4000PT routine service.
~ rglazer

I am the original, private owner of a StairMaster 4000PT that I bought new in 1992. It has never failed and I have had it serviced once a year. Only two people use it. I decided to do the service on it my self this time. Your video made the job easy, however, I think that it should be reshot in HD to make it a little easier to watch. My StairMaster runs better than ever. I will now service it 3 times a year. I could buy a newer model, but hey, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it".

Robert A. Glazer

~ tpresley


Initial Treadmill Diagnostics
~ whulsey

Excellent work and initial explanation. Thanks for your help, Mark!

Repairing the front pully worked!
~ jlogerquist

I had the problem Mark described in the video. I contacted the manufacturer Life Fitness and a local dealer with no luck and no help. They only wanted to come out and put on a new running belt for big bucks! That wouldn't have even solved the issue I tried to describe to them.
After figuring out the real problem I learned I can't even get a replacement front roller from anyone for my treadmill anymore since it was from 1999. I thought there must be a repair option when I came across Mark's video. Thanks tons Mark! The only thing I would add is it's not quite that easy drilling into a solid stainless steel roller like I had and getting the screws to grip. Make sure to have high quality steel cutting bits. The correct screws are very important too. The repair does work and I'm back in business.

Below are the descriptions for each of the lessons included in the series:

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