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The most common reason why you may have resistance issues is due to cross cabling or bent pins. However, a wobbly resistance wheel could also be that cause. If this is the case, then the hub should be replaced.
The control knob is between the handlebars on the bike`s stem. Turn it clockwise to increase the resistance. Decrease the resistance level by turning the knob counterclockwise. Wait a few seconds while continuing to pedal.
The lack of resistance may be caused by mechanical failure of the gearbox or flywheel. Unplug the bike before doing repair work. Remove the pedals with a crank arm, Allen wrench, or Phillips screwdriver. Unscrew and remove the shields to find the flywheel and belt.
A clicking noise or feeling often is caused by loose screws or bolts located on the pedals or crank arms. The noise or clicking feeling should go away after everything is tightened.
Fluid trainers don`t have adjustable resistance. If you want the resistance to be harder, shift the bike into a harder gear. The resistance will increase as your wheel spins faster.
Magnetic resistance works using magnets on either side of the flywheel. Once in motion, the flywheel becomes the conductor. With every spin of the knob or push of a lever, the magnets get closer to the flywheel. This magnetic pull creates the higher level of resistance.
Level Of Wear And Tear

Magnetic resistance is nearly completely maintenance free because the only thing that`s changing is how powerful the magnet is that`s being utilized to prevent the spinning of the flywheel.

Like upright stationary bikes, you can adjust the resistance level on the recumbent bike and can pedal slower or faster to change the intensity of your workout. Most recumbent bikes use digital magnetic resistance.
There are three ways to increase magnetic force to increase resistance; increase the strength (grade) of the magnet (N value), reduce the distance from the magnet to the flywheel, or increase the physical size (diameter x thickness) of the magnet.
Most cycle bikes available on the market – including most Sunny cycle bikes – offer a micro-adjustable resistance knob. With a knob like this, you`re able to twist to the right to increase your resistance, and to the left to decrease your resistance. Simple as that!
Aim to maintain a cadence (measured on the cycle console in revolutions per minute or RPMs) of 80 to 100 RPMs on “flat ground” (low to moderate resistance) and 60 to 80 RPMs on “hills” (moderate to high resistance). If you find yourself struggling to maintain 60 RPMs, decrease the resistance.
Pedaling faster reduces the resistance you`re pushing against with each stroke, which shifts a good portion of the stress of pedaling from your leg muscles to your heart and lungs.
Kinomap. With more than 425,000km of video courses from around the world, Kinomap changes the resistance on your smart trainer based on the terrain in the video.
Magnetic or `mag` trainers work by creating resistance using a magnetic flywheel and magnets. Resistance can be adjusted manually, usually via a handlebar-mounted cable attached to the handlebar that moves the magnets closer or further away from the flywheel.
Many exercise bicyclists prefer speed to resistance, so they avoid using tension altogether. The main drawback is that they miss the muscle-building potential of using resistance on an exercise bike. Other cyclists use too much tension and put themselves at risk for injuring their knees or damaging their bikes.
You might know to look out for the different types of seating, the weight of the flywheel, and the weight limit of the bike. But what you might not know is that exercise bikes differ in resistance, and it is important to get one that works for you.
While drifting free electrons collide with the ions and atoms of the conductor. This collision is the fundamental cause of resistance in a conductor.
The lower the resistance, the higher the current flow. Possible causes: insulators damaged by moisture or overheating.
Do magnets weaken over time? Yes, magnets do weaken over time, but depending on the affection on it, it will retain it`s magnetism essentially forever. If you store permanent magnets correct, neodymium magnets will likely lose less than 1% of their flux density over 100 years.
As we leave the house less frequently than before, using an exercise bike daily to burn some calories in a short amount of time and shedding those extra kilos would seem like a great idea. However, experts recommend to use an exercise bike 4-6 days a week and take at least one day off to let your muscles relax.
There should be a tiny hole on the side of your treadmill that is just large enough for a small wire to fit through. What is this? Once you locate it, get a paper clip and use it to press the reset button inside that keyhole.
To do this, press and hold the STOP and SPEED INCREASE buttons (this will be either an up arrow or a + (plus) symbol). While holding these buttons, insert the safety key onto the console. This will cause the machine to go into calibration mode. After this has occurred, you may let go of the buttons and the safety key.
On the other hand, if you are using recumbent exercise bikes which don`t require as much physical effort, then it would be perfectly fine to use one everyday.
Recumbent bike workouts can vary in length depending on their style. Warm up for five minutes and pedal at a steady rate for up to 30 minutes, increasing the total workout time as your fitness improves. This workout is an important part of a fitness routine as it promotes recovery, fat loss, and boosts endurance.

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Error message on recumbent bike
ANSWER : The problem might be the gearbox. I know because I have the same problem. 
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Machine will stop adjusting resistance. On start up the machine will usually work. I can go through the calibration procedure and it will calibrate and work normally for 4 or 5 resistance adjustments. It will then stop adjusting. It acts like there is a cable pulled and refuses to adjust, even though I am not getting the warning telling me to “Release cable”
I have modified the wiring harness so that the wires do not fall off from the stepper motor, so this is not the problem. If I shut the machine down and leave it for several minutes, it will come back and work normal again… for a while. I am wondering if there is a problem with the sensors that are detecting a cable pull? Is there a way to disable those sensors to see if that is the problem
ANSWER : I would think that your problem has possibly to do with a faulty power supply, component, see to my mind it is a thermal problem as it heats up,it goes faulty? The Voltage changes and it goes out of spec.. When left to cool, it then is OK… Usually, & from my experience this is a thermal problem. To see obtain some Freeze Spray, from radio Shack or similar,and spray components on the main power board, and others too, use it on any large heat sinked components and see if when you do this the fault clears. Then replace that component(s).

Or as you suggest the sensors that feed the inputs maybe with sensors though one has little option but to replace them and see if this clears the problem.

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Remote control plane not responding to transmitter.
ANSWER : I do not have a solution for this problem, but I have exactly the same problem! Is it a common problem for these airplanes?

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Jeep liberty head gasket
ANSWER : You are not going to know for sure until you take it apart. If you are lucky it will just be the head gasket.

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My swimming pool. I have just had my fifth IC 40 Intellichlor chlorine generator installed in 4 years at a cost of over $900 today. Each one has worked for no more than 8 months. The first three were replaces under three year warranty, the fourth by a factory rep and I bought the fifth today. The first three all failed with Flow Chk PCB error message. The fourth just stopped working on Sunday, no power or lights. A local Pentair warranty person, whom I paid a Service Call, unplugged the unit, opened the small power center cover, showed me the green light indicating that there was power, plugged in a new IC 40 which worked immediately (as did the other four). I asked if I should replace the power center and he said that it’s basically just a transformer and is working fine. We do get occasional power blips that make the clocks on microwaves, etc blink, but I thought that the power center essentially isolates the cell from these. I do have a Florida Power and Light surge protector on the electrical box that brings power into the house. I have now talked to the pool builder, two Pentair warranty repairmen and one factory rep. I am at a loss. They all tell me they have no idea why these units fail after less than a year. This last IC 40 was installed 3/24/2010, version 2.0 and now failed in less than 5 months. Should I replace the power center that the IC 40 plugs into. Any other suggestions. I have been told that this is the best chlorinator. I don’t want to keep replacing units. By the way, each unit had been spotless inside. I keep the water chemicals and salt levels at ideal levels. The units have never worked long enough to get dirty inside. The power center is connected to an Intellitouch control system outside with an indoor control panel. Last time I called Pentair North Carolina and got some smart alec tech person that had no suggestions. Please Help if you can.
ANSWER : I’ve had the same experiance. On my fifth one as well. Fail every year. No idea why.

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I have a Health Stream recumbent exercise bike – it is now making a very loud noise and appears to be scraping a bit. I think it is ~8-10 years old and has never been serviced. Do these bikes need to be oiled and if so where on the bike? I am a 60 yo partially disabled man who needs to exercise on such a bike – it is in good condition and has been used reguarly for years. Are you able to provide me with advice? I live in Australia.
ANSWER : Problem about to be overcome – made contact with local person. Thank you – no further action required.

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My reebok i run treadmill was working fine,till my son pulled out the safty key.Now it won”t work at all ! The light is working on the on off switch,but the display is not on nor the belt moving.I have put the key back in,and tryed turning it off for a few minutes.But nothing is happening,there is a small button by the on off switch,not sure if its a reset button, but it is doing nothing, please help. 🙁 x
ANSWER : Welcome to FixYa.

Please provide me with the complete model number of your treadmill so that I can assist you further.

I’ll be waiting.

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