I'm thinking of getting this treadmill, but he says you can't adjust the
motor speed. Do you think it would be easy to fix? Could I just hard
wire the motor to run at a certain speed?
Not likely... Modern treadmills have DC motors that operate from
modulated power supplies. An electronic tach instantly senses the
motor speed and the electronic logic decides whether to apply more
power or not.
There is a big difference between operating loaded and unloaded and
the lack of speed regulation might be just enough to be dangerous.
when I was a kid, I took a pocket football game (where the players are
my batteries ran out, i cut the chord from a lamp, and straight wired
110 to the 9 volt
battery wires...it was a fine wiring job.
when I plugged it in...it ran superfast for about 10 seconds...then it
On Mon, 19 Dec 2005 22:14:40 -0500, Michael Shaffer
No experience. Hard to tell from here.
Guessing, It probably does run at a constant speed but if it isnt'
meant to, if you have to ask you probably can't do it.
Or, maybe because it is so expensive the motor runs at variable speed.
On a cheaper one, they would use some continuous transmission to vary
I found one in the trash a month ago, don't know what brand but it was
nice, It was there for 15 hours, but when I went to get it at 16
hours it was gone. The other guy is more likey to actually exercise
than I am.
Remove NOPSAM to email me. Please let
me know if you have posted also.
No, I doubt if you could just "wire" it for a certain speed. What you
might be able to do is to repair it, replacing the defective part. I
suspect that you may have problems finding the parts however. Before you
consider buying this see if you can contact the manufacturer and see if they
can supply parts to this older model treadmill.
I think I would pass on it.
I have a new Landice, and they are heavy. You might want to figure out how
you plan on getting it to the spot you want first.
I doubt they will seel you replacement parts, but you can try. THe Landice
I have has a lifetime warranty on all parts, but only one year on labor.
When I had recurring problems with a new unit I got the store owner to raise
it to three years.
The new one is problem free so far.
The motor most likely works on a pulse modulated power, meaning that
electronics vary the speed, not a simple raising or lowering of the voltage.
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