DAILY STEPPER MAINTENANCE
• Remove excessive accumulation of dust, dirt, sweat, and other substances by using a clean soft cloth and a liquid non abrasive cleaner such as fitness equipment polish. Wipe down the display board, handrails, covers, heart rate grips, steps, and frame. Make sure sweat is wiped clean off of the unit so that the machine will not rust.
NOTE: DO NOT spray any liquid directly onto the display or heart rate grips.
WEEKLY STEPPER MAINTENANCE
• Vacuum the floor under and around the stepper. You may want to move the stepper so that you can fully remove all of the dust from under the machine.
• Check all of the screws on the handrails, display and covers to make sure they are tight. Retighten if necessary.
• Test the stepper in the user mode and make sure you can adjust the speed in which the steps are moving. If there is any unusual resistance or noise inform a service company so that they may make arrangements to have the unit inspected and possibly repaired.
MONTHLY STEPPER MAINTENANCE
• You must remove the covers, shut the stepper off and unplug it to perform the monthly maintenance, annual for home users.
• Using a vacuum and fine paintbrush remove all of the dust from inside of the stepper. Afterward using a clean cloth and fitness equipment cleaner and degreaser, wipe any excessive grease from the frame.
• Wipe the entire length of the chains with fitness equipment cleaner and degreaser and then use fitness equipment silicone lubricant or White Lightning to re-lubricate the chains. If it is a unit without chains just wipe the tension belts clean.
• Clean and inspect the friction / timing belt. If it is worn, cracked or frayed report this problem to an owner or manager so that they may make arrangements to have the belt replaced.
• Wipe the springs to remove grease, dust, or dirt. If there is a heavy build-up of grease use fitness equipment cleaner and degreaser to remove the grease.
• If the unit is equipped with a timing chain, or resistance chain be sure to wipe the chain clean with fitness equipment cleaner and degreaser, and re-lubricate the chain using fitness equipment lubricant or White Lightning.
• Remove the alternator brushes from the alternator and check for wear if they are worn. Report the problem to a fitness equipment service company so that they may make arrangements to have the parts replaced. When re-installing the motor brushes be sure that they are re-inserted the exact same way that they were removed. If this is not performed correctly it will damage the alternator which will result in the need for repair or replacement of the alternator.
• Before putting the covers back on the machine be sure that all of the electrical connections are properly connected.