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Our Schwinn 130 worked fine for a year then the resistance setting got stuck. We took it apart and found that the bolt that holds the magnet arm was too tight and preventing it from moving it to the highest resistance setting. We loosened the bolt a bit and added some WD40 and it works great now.

Schwinn Exercise... | Answered on Nov 30, 2019

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Schwinn Exercise... | Answered on Oct 28, 2019
Follow this link and you can download the owners manual as well as the exploded parts schematics. There will be information about the different years. other than the consoles they have remained the same for 20 + years. If you ever need to replace the bottom bearing be sure to get the lock ring as well. It changed from left hand thread to right. Thats it. You can also upgrade the console to the newer version. A little expensive but with proper care a 20 year old Airdyne will last till the frame rusts out from under it.

Schwinn 430... | Answered on Sep 27, 2019

Generally, the L5 error indicates that the controller circuit is not receiving any data feed from the speed sensor of your treadmill.

When you start the treadmill (that has a L5 error), it will start briefly and then stop. It stops due to a built-in safety feature i.e. no speed data = stop motor.

To fix this issue:
Remove the motor cover, the speed sensor is located near the small wheel that has the small belt that connects with the roller. The sensor is a little (usually black) tube like thing.

In 90% of the cases, the sensor position has shifted (usually happens if you're not too careful when removing or fitting the motor cover). The sensor position is sensitive with respect to the two magnets embedded amongst the spokes of the small wheel (see photo).

In some treadmills, the sensor is fitted parallel to the wheel while in others, it is fitted perpendicular to the wheel.

All you have to do is move the sensor a tiny bit to the front (or back) and restart the treadmill. If this did not work try to reposition again (see attached photo). Depending on how far the sensor shifted from its correct position, it might take a few tries before you get it right. You know you've got it right when the treadmill once again functions normally.

In 10% of the cases, the sensor wire might have either got disconnected or broken (usually happens if you're not too careful when removing or fitting the motor cover). If you are a DIY kind of person and have a soldering kit handy, then you will know what to do else, call the technician - shouldn't take more than 15 minutes to fix it.

Hope this helped.

Schwinn Exercise... | Answered on Mar 10, 2019

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Schwinn Exercise... | Answered on Feb 19, 2019

Clean the servo motor's potentiometer with 'tuner cleaner'. Remove the shroud on the 'passenger side' (it's a bit tricky, but not difficult). The potentiometer is a part of the black plastic servo motor assembly that adjusts the band of magnets (the magnets that create drag on the flywheel). The potentiometer measures the angle of the small pulley that tugs on the cable that moves the magnets. As often happens, potentiometers get dirty. In my case, the machine behaved intermittently, sometimes displaying the E2 error code. Cleaning the potentiometer solved the problem. Time will tell whether it's a permanent fix, but it certainly makes sense. If a potentiometer gives the 'brain' a bad signal, the brain won't know what to do. If you're not familiar with a potentiometer, it's a dial, like the volume control dial on your stereo. As you rotate the dial, it raises or lowers the electrical resistance, which the electronic circuitry can detect. In a stereo, it can control the volume. In the Elliptical, it tells the brain the location of the resistance magnets (how close to the flywheel, and thus how much resistance). It's a tight squeeze getting the can of tuner cleaner spray in there. Hope this helps.

Schwinn 430... | Answered on Feb 15, 2019

Always consult a personal trainer for assembly instructions. It's interesting how a fit partner can help you assemble almost anything. If anyone is interested in finding out more, please refer to the following fitness specialists. They are true professionals.

Schwinn Exercise... | Answered on Jan 12, 2019

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Schwinn Exercise... | Answered on Nov 26, 2018

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Schwinn Exercise... | Answered on Nov 04, 2018

Check your speed sensor

Schwinn 150... | Answered on Oct 29, 2018

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