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    help with exercise bike

    Someone gave me a lifestyler 3500a exercise bike, something on it is broken. I need help figuring how to fix it. The chain is still on and turns but the wheel turns freely, not when you pedal. it seems something is not hooked up to the wheel properly. I do see a spring that is not attached to anything but not sure where it goes. Any ideas??
    (the resistance does not work)

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    Google the bike and look for a manual on it.
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    You are Missing the nylon/felt Belt

    Quote Originally Posted by bekme5529 View Post
    Someone gave me a lifestyler 3500a exercise bike, something on it is broken. I need help figuring how to fix it. The chain is still on and turns but the wheel turns freely, not when you pedal. it seems something is not hooked up to the wheel properly. I do see a spring that is not attached to anything but not sure where it goes. Any ideas??
    (the resistance does not work)
    You are missing the nylon / felt belt which loops around the wheel with the felt side rubbing against the wheel one end connected to the spring you mention and the other slipped up through the plastic buckle located just above the louvered wheel cover. You slip it through and pull it just GENTLY SECURE and buckle the latch TIGHT. When you pedal you shouldn't feel any resistance. Then turn the black tensioner knob to the right to increase resistance. It's a SEARS machine and they still sells the parts... Good luck

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    You are missing the nylon / felt belt which loops around the wheel with the felt side rubbing against the wheel one end connected to the spring you mention and the other slipped up through the plastic buckle located just above the louvered wheel cover. You slip it through and pull it just GENTLY SECURE and buckle the latch TIGHT. When you pedal you shouldn't feel any resistance. Then turn the black tensioner knob to the right to increase resistance. It's a SEARS machine and they still sells the parts... Good luck

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