Preventative Maintenance for Ellipticals

In order to maximise life span, and minimise down time, all MATRIX equipment requires regular cleaning, and maintenance items performed on a scheduled basis.


Daily Maintenance Items

  • Clean entire machine using water and mild detergent such as dish soap, or other Matrix approved solution (cleaning agents should be alcohol and ammonia free).

Quarterly Maintenance Items

  • Check all connecting joint areas for tightness of bolt assemblies. Insure that there is little, or no free play at all joint assemblies once bolts have been tightened. Installation of washer kits may be required if free play does not come out from tightening bolts. Remove plastic covers, and lubricate ball joint where the Link Arm and Handlebar join together. A grease gun, with a needle fitting adapter is required for this (Matrix recommends using Superlube brand grease with PTFE {Teflon} additive). Ascent Trainer only – remove plastic covers, and lubricate Acme screw on left and right incline motors (Matrix recommends using Superlube brand grease with PTFE {Teflon} additive). See section 9.11 for incline motor access instructions.
  • I5X Incline Elliptical only – start machine and raise incline setting to maximum height. Turn power switch off at front of machine to prevent machine from lowering accidentally. Lubricate incline motor Acme screw under center of frame (Matrix recommends using Superlube brand grease with PTFE {Teflon} additive).

Yearly Maintenance Items

  • Remove wheel covers and check belts for damage, alignment, and proper tension. Replace if needed.
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