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Why do my bands crack?

Posted on December 17, 2012 at 5:15 AM

This is often due to incorrect tension of the band. Correct tension is vital if you want to get the best life from a band. I cannot stress this enough. Generally speaking, the band should be tensioned so it does not slip while it is working. Your manufacture’s manual will give you detailed information about this.

From time to time, it may be necessary to make adjustments for band stretch. And something that most people do not do is to take off the tension when the machine is not being used – at least do this overnightand at weekends please.

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