Elliptical Machine: Rocks on the floor

Rocking can be caused by unstable flooring, poorly adjusted leveling feet or loose frame bolts.<p>Push down on diagonally opposing sides of the elliptical to check leveling feet for unevenness. Adjust the leveling feet if you can rock the elliptical.

Check all frame bolts for looseness and tighten any loose frame bolts. Periodically check frame bolts and tighten any loose bolts when performing routine elliptical maintenance. If the frame bolts are tight and the leveling feet are all firmly against the floor to prevent rocking, then check the stability of flooring under the elliptical. Using your foot, press down firmly on the frame above each leveling leg to check for rocking. If the elliptical rocks, move the elliptical to an area with stable flooring.

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These repairs may help solve your elliptical machine problem

Perform elliptical maintenance

Perform elliptical maintenance

Inspect and tighten all parts of the elliptical regularly. Replace any worn parts immediately. Lubricate all moving parts using all-purpose grease. Replace the battery if it's weak or dead.

Symptoms for elliptical machines

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Main causes: dirty heart rate sensors, wiring failure, bad control console
Main causes: weak batteries, loose wires, faulty control console
Main causes: faulty reed switch, reed switch needs adjustment, wiring failure, bad control console
Main causes: bad resistance motor, faulty control console, wiring failure
Main causes: dead batteries, power supply failure, bad wiring connections, faulty control console
Main cause: lack of lubrication on pivot points
Main causes: loose fastening bolts, damaged handle bars
Main causes: leveling feet need to be adjusted, loose frame bolts, unstable flooring
Repair guides for elliptical machines

These step-by-step repair guides will help you safely fix what’s broken on your elliptical.

June 15, 2015
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace an elliptical resistance motor

If the resistance motor is not changing the resistance on your elliptical, replace it using these steps.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less
June 1, 2015
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace an elliptical console

If the console on your elliptical doesn't work, replace it by following these 3 easy steps.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 15 minutes or less
June 1, 2015
By Lyle Weischwill
How to adjust an elliptical reed switch

If the console doesn't display the correct speed on your elliptical, adjust the reed switch using these steps.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less
Articles and videos for elliptical machines

Use the advice and tips in these articles and videos to get the most out of your elliptical.

June 1, 2015
Elliptical common questions
By Sears PartsDirect staff

Find out what questions other elliptical owners often ask.

May 4, 2015
Easy DIY elliptical repairs
By Sears PartsDirect staff

Learn about some easy elliptical repairs that you can do yourself.

April 24, 2015
How to maintain an elliptical
By Sears PartsDirect staff

Discover how to keep your elliptical trainer in good shape with these easy maintenance tips.