Please reference your instruction manual for confirmation on these issues, and contact Schwinn if you need to.
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You must read maintenance instructions carefully before starting any maintenance and repair work. In a number of conditions, an extra hand is essential to help you perform the necessary tasks.
Schwinn Airdyne AD 2 machine must be examined for any damage and need for repairs. As an owner, you are responsible in making sure that proper maintenance is performed on the machine. You must immediately repair or replace worn-out or loose parts. Likewise, only components supplied by the manufacturer can be used to fix and maintain the equipment.
Daily, Weekly, and Monthly Tasks
Daily: Before you use the machine, check it for loose, damaged, or broken parts. Avoid using the machine if found to be defective or have damaged components. Fix or replace any part that shows signs of damage. After your workout exercise, wipe your machine with a damp cloth to keep it free from sweat.
Weekly: Regular cleaning must be performed on the equipment to prevent the accumulation of dirt, dust, and grim on its surfaces. Make sure that you offer smooth operation of the handlebar and seat. When necessary, apply a coating of silicone lubricant to ease the operation.
Monthly or at least after 20 hours use: It is a must that you inspect crank arms, handle bars, and pedals. Anything that has loosened, such as bolt and screws, must be tightened.
Avoid using petroleum solvent or can cleaner when cleaning your machine. Likewise, you must be sure that your console is free from any moisture.
Replacing the Batteries
The display screen of the Console will flash the Batt-word sign if the power level of battery is low. Once you have to replace the AA sized batteries, make sure that the batteries point correctly to the positive and negative directions as presented in the battery bay.
Remember not to mix fresh batteries with the old ones. Likewise, never combine alkaline, rechargeable (Ni-Md and Ni-Cd), and standard-type carbon-zinc) batteries. If you intend to store the machine or not use it for a long period of time, you must remove all batteries to avoid possible corrosion damage.