Prior to purchase, it is important that a buyer is well aware of where to get elliptical trainer maintenance services should the equipment break down. There’s nothing more frustrating that having a thousand-dollar equipment break down and no help in site for the repairs.
Fortunately, elliptical trainers do not need to frequent attention to work properly. Due to the simplicity of the concept, it’s fairly easy to notice problems and fix them as necessary. Following are some Do-It-Yourself techniques to answer minor elliptical trainer problems.
Getting rid of the Squeak
Is something squeaking or groaning each time the pedals pushes upward or downward? Like most machines, it is natural for an elliptical to get “bone dry” and would therefore need to be lubricated in order to function again. Think about the body being dehydrated and the bones starting to stiffen up. Applying the same concept to elliptical would mean oiling up the squeaky part for it to run smoothly again. Most elliptical deliveries come with an oil pack as well as the manual for application. If it runs out, then the nearest hardware store should be able to supply the item.
Check the Nuts and Bolts
If something seems amiss with the elliptical – perhaps the resistance being too weak or some parts starting to squeak and groan – then chances are some nuts and bolts are turning loose (or too tight). For cases like these, users can simply whip out the old screw driver and start tightening the bolts back into place. This shouldn’t be hard and would take as little as a few minutes.
Make the Elliptical Child-Proof
This technique is basically more for prevention than cure. Basically, owners should make sure that their elliptical are well covered to deter any children from mounting the equipment and trying it out. Not only can this damage the device but more importantly – it may cause harm to the child. Additionally, an unprotected elliptical trainer would be a favorite landing spot for grime, dirt and dust which is hardly attractive. Those being said, make sure to clean the elliptical as often as possible with the help of the guide usually provided in the manual.
Note that if the elliptical trainer is still covered by the warranty, then it might be a good idea to lay off any major fixes on the item. Instead, call the manufacturer immediately and have them look the item over.
As for elliptical trainer maintenance, there are currently numerous stores that provide key items for the device. This can be anything from screws, bolts, caps, motherboard and even batteries. Hence, finding replacement parts is not a problem whether one looks for it through a land-based store or online.
Of course, the manufacturer themselves provide parts of the product. Usually, these are better options since it guarantees that the parts will fit the elliptical trainer perfectly. The manual also provides excellent ideas for elliptical trainer maintenance requirements in order to keep the device at tip-top shape for a long time.