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ProForm 595LE treadmill, Model #: 8321297773

by Manage My Life Last activity date:
January 8th, 2013

I had to replace the end cap on my treadmill. While I was working on it (in vertical position) the steel roller accidentally fell down and knocked off these two brackets that were screwed to the bottom of the treadmill board. These brackets are sort of like L brackets except they are more open. L brackets are 90 degrees, these are more like 130 degrees. The user manual part list has them listed as part #49 called "belt guide".


I see the holes in the board where these belt guide brackets were screwed in. I need to know which way they go. According to the diagram it looks like the part of the bracket that protrudes away from the surface is on the outside, but if you flip it around and make it on the inside then it actually pushes up against the tread belt and in my opinion help guide it.


Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Thanks.

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I know that this has been very confusing, and I am sorry about that. When I said that the guide should protrude away from the belt, I meant that the corner of the guide should be the furthest away from the belt. Like the picture circled in red below. The guides should not put any tension on the belt. They are only there to keep it from sliding off the platform. If the guides are touching the belt, they can tear it. Please let me know if you need anything else. Thank you for using Manage My Life.
by Manage My Life
January 8th, 2013
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Thanks again for your reply and diagram. It's a little fuzzy but I can make it out on my iphone. If you look at the diagram you provided me or the user manual, you will notice that the belt guide brackets are not the same shape as they are in real life. This is what is confusing me. The brackets I have -- which I provided a photo of about -- are less than 90 degrees (roughly 45 degrees). The belt guide brackets in the diagrams are more than 90 degrees (roughly 135 degrees).

Do you know if the belt guides when attached to the board are suppose to touch the tred belt?
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January 8th, 2013
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I do have a image of how the belt guide are supposed to be attached to the treadmill. However, the viewer for this is not very clear right now. I have attached it below, but I would suggest that you open the image up into your Paint program or a Picture editor to enlarge it. Please let me know if you need anything else. Thank you for using Manage My Life.
by Manage My Life
January 7th, 2013
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Thanks for your reply AnneJ.

These brackets have two sides. One side has two holes where screws go. Obviously this is the side that goes up against the board and is screwed in. The bracket is shaped like this a greater than sign (<). My question is which way is the bracket suppose to face? Is the open end of the bracket faces away from the belt then the belt will touch the back end of the part that protrudes. If it faces toward the belt and center of the machine the bracket doesn't touch the belt at all.

The diagram shows a bracket that is greater than 90 degrees (sort of like 135 degrees). The actually bracket is less than 90 degrees (sort of like 45 degrees). Am I looking at the wrong bracket?

I provided a diagram that I made using windows paint. Which way is correct. You will notice if the brackets face one way they don't touch the belt at all. I think this is wrong. The other way they actually touch the belt and therefore are "guiding" it.
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January 7th, 2013
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I can understand how important it is to have the right information for your treadmill. The belt guides on this treadmill need to be install just like the parts diagram shows. They will protrude away from the surface. These are there to keep the belt in place. If they push up against the belt, they will tear it. I hope this helps. If you need further assistance, please reply to this thread. Thank you for using Manage My Life.
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I made a mistake with the degrees of the angle of the bracket. It's less than 90 degrees, not more. It's more closer to 45 degrees. You can see what it looks like in the photo i provided.
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January 5th, 2013
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