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I have a York T302 diamond which keeps tripping / stopping

Customer Question

hi .. I have a York T302 diamond which keeps tripping / stopping ..... the problem seems to be weight related ..... we are biggish people but the unit never had the problem before ....
JA: What's the make/model of your device? How old is it?
Customer: Its a York T302 ...maybe 7 yrs old
JA: How long has this been going on? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: on and off for about 6 months .. the belt has been well greased ...
JA: Anything else you want the equipment expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: No .. not really ....
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Exercise Equipment
Expert:  Pete replied 3 months ago.

Hi John,

My name is***** will try my best to help you with your question.

What are you using to grease the belt? Is it the correct type of belt lubricant for your machine?

This problem can occur if the belt is starting wear, and while lubricating the belt can help a little when it is worn and frayed, eventually the belt will need to be replaced.

You can examine the the underside of the belt to determine if it is frayed and catching on the platform.
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Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Hi Pete ....
The belt doesn't seem to be too worn and the grease I'm using is 'Smooth Run'
Treadmill lubricant Conmercial Grade 100.% silicone
Expert:  Pete replied 3 months ago.

Ok, have you checked and adjusted the tension of the belt?

Do you have any electronic test equipment available to carry out some tests on the motor?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Yeah I have a Multimeter and I'm an engineer ....what am I looking for ....?
Expert:  Pete replied 3 months ago.

Check the amp load on the motor when it is running and let me know what it reads?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
The belt tension seems to be OK .... I take it you mean the drive belt ?
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Sure ...but I can't do that now I'm out of place at the moment ....can I get back to you ?
Expert:  Pete replied 3 months ago.

I mean the walking belt - let me know if it seems too tight or too loose...

You can reply back here any time.

Pete.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
How much play should be in the belt ?
Expert:  Pete replied 3 months ago.

You should be able to lift it around an inch off the platform in the middle area.

Does it run ok when you aren't standing on it?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Yeah it runs ok with nobody on it ....the manual says 5-7 cm play on the belt is acceptable