Wards makes many different types of exercise cycles so you can find the model that best fits in your home and suits your fitness needs. Wards exercise cycles are sturdy systems but equipment failures can happen at any time. When you need repair parts for your Wards exercise cycle, you can trust Sears PartsDirect to have the replacement parts needed to fix your equipment.
What to do when the control console won't power up on your Wards cycle
Dead batteries, a failed power supply, bad electrical connections or a faulty console can prevent the control console from turning on. If your exercise cycle is powered by batteries, change the batteries to fix a dead console. Replace the batteries during routine maintenance to keep the console powered up. If the console doesn't light up after replacing the batteries, you'll likely need to replace the console.
If your exercise cycle uses an electrical outlet for the power supply, unplug the and check the power cord. Reconnect power cord wires if disconnected. Replace the power cord if it's damaged. If the power cord is intact and properly connected to the console, then you'll probably need to replace the control console.
How to fix your Wards exercise cycle when resistance won't change
If pedal resistance sticks on one setting, the resistance motor could be defective. Many exercise cycles offer workout programs that vary resistance automatically during the routine. If resistance during the uphill climbs on a pre-programmed workout feels the same as the downhill treks, try manually changing the resistance. If you can change resistance manually, then you'll likely need to replace the console.
Most exercise cycles use battery power to change resistance, so checking for DC voltage going to the resistance motor is safe and easy. If batteries power your exercise cycle's control system, use a multimeter to measure voltage at the resistance motor when you manually adjust resistance on the console. Replace the console if it doesn't send voltage to the resistance motor when you manually change resistance. Replace the resistance motor if it doesn't run when getting voltage from the console.