treadmill repair expertise ?

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

 

Comments

  • Any chance its still in warranty?

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

  • +1 for bin it and run outside
  • MillsyMillsy ✭✭✭
    I vote for run outside, it's much more fun.
  • 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
  • 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

     

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Where did you find the part? Mine needs a new motor
  • 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 image

  • 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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