Model #PFTL42061 Proform treadmill

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Q:

how do i change the walking belt on our proform 585tl low profile treadmill (PFTL42061)? It is different than the MML response to another question like this.

A:

Thank you for your question.

I have looked at the picture you have submitted. This model is a bit more difficult to replace. To remove the front roller you have to remove the bolt coming from the side to release the block holding the end of the front roller. There is two ways of doing this. The first is to incline the treadmill all the way up. Then use a wedge between the upright and the incline frame. This should give you enough room to loose the bolt enough to slide the block out to remove the front roller. The second option is to remove the front pivot bolts and disconnect the lift assist shock. Then insert the key and push the incline button. Make sure you watch because it could bind and break the belly pan or cut wires. I do not prefer this method because of the chance of causing other problems.

Please let me know if you need further assistance.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

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Mark T.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
February 21, 2011
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The bolt in the side does not thread into the block very far. There should be enough room if you have the other side against the up right. There is not going to be tons clearance but should be enough. Removing the roller this way the head of the bolt will most likely scratch the up right when you are backing it out. As for the shock, you can remove it. Just make sure the incline is all the way down and the treadmill is folded. This will ensure the shock does not snap back on you.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
February 22, 2011
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Thank you for the feedback I will advise customers to remove the pivot bolts instead. You could drill a hole in the up right. I do not see what it would hurt. Just make sure you do not hit any wires in the up right. Thanks again for the reply.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
February 27, 2011
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Thank you for the reply. If the sleeve on the roller has moved, you need to replace the roller. The sleeve has two proposes. The first is to grip the belt so it does not slip and the second it to help keep the belt centered. I believe the new roller will have a dipped coating instead of the sleeve. Please let me know if you have further questions.

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Mark T -
Sears Technician
March 07, 2011
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