Sorry, the web browser you're using is not supported by this website.

Please use Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or another browser to access homex.com. Thank you.

Skip to main content

We use cookies to enhance your experience. For details on how we use cookies, collect data, & how to manage your consent please see our Cookie Policy & Privacy Policy.

How do I replace a Resistance Motor in an Elliptical Machine?

The pedal resistance is adjusted by the distance of the C-magnet from the flywheel. The resistance motor should be replaced if it does not move when activated.

Follow these steps to fix your issue:

  1. Release the lower upright cover

    Use a slot screwdriver to pry up the lower upright cover. To release the upright cover from the side shields, slide it up on the upright.

  2. Remove the left pedal arm

    Pull the left pedal arm cover off after removing the left pedal arm cover screw. If you want to remove the screw from the left crank arm, use an Allen wrench. Pull the left pedal arm and washers off the crank arm shaft.

  3. Remove the left shield

    The left and right shields have screws on them. The left shield has to be removed.

  4. Release the resistance motor

    Don't remove the resistance motor mounting screws. The resistance motor should be removed from the mounting screws and slid down and off.

  5. Disconnect the cable

    The cable lock nut should be loosened. The cable needs to be released from the frame. The cable is in the motor housing. The cable needs to be removed from the motor pulley.

  6. Remove the resistance motor

    The wire harness retainer can be cut using a wire cutter. The wire harness on the motor needs to be disconnected. The resistance motor has to be removed.

  7. Install the new resistance motor

    Attach the wire harness to the motor. Attach the wire harness to the elliptical frame with a cable tie. The motor pulley has a cable on it. The cable should be put into the slot on the motor housing. The cable lock nut needs to be reinstalled. Put the motor under the 2 mounting screws. The mounting screws need to be tightened.

  8. Reinstall the left shield

    Stand up the shields. The shield mounting screws have to be reinstalled.

  9. Reinstall the left pedal arm

    Push the pedal arm over the crank arm shaft. The crank arm shaft has a D-washer on it. The lock washer and flat washer should be put on the Allen screw. Remove the Allen screw from the crank arm and tighten it counterclockwise. The crank arm shaft should be positioned over the pedal arm cover. Remove the pedal arm mounting screw.

  10. Reinstall the lower upright cover

    Attach the lower upright cover to the upright by snapping it over the side shields.

Time required:

15 minutes.

You would need the following tools:

allen wrench, phillip screwdriver, slot screwdriver, wire cutter, work gloves, wrench set.

Let's Get It Fixed!

HomeX virtual experts will assess your issue (for free!) and can resolve simple problems.

What Did You Think of This Article?

What Did You Think of This Article?

Shop Recommended ProductsShop HomeX Recommended Products