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2Jul/18Off

How to Replace The Concept 2 Indoor Rower Chain on Models C/D/E

This video will demonstrate how to replace the chain on a Concept2 indoor rower models C, D and E.

  • To begin split the monorail from the frame by lifting the mouse and raising the monorail
  • Flip the frame over
  • Slide the return mechanism cover out of the frame
  • Remove the two SCAM pieces after taking note of the way the SCAMS connect for assembly
  • Hold the shock cord with one hand
  • Disconnect it from the pulley axle with your other hand
  • Slowly release the tension off the shock cord
  • Remove the nut and bolt holding the chain to the traveling pulley
    • Our machine used an 11mm wrench and a Philips screwdriver
  • Remove the two connectors from the end of the chain taking note of how they attach to the chain
  • Remove the chain from the traveling pulley
  • Feed the end of the chain into the frame, while pulling the handle end of the chain to remove the chain from the rower
  • Remove the U-bolt from the handle
    • For plastic handles push the U-bolt forward and remove the nuts from the U-bolt
      • Our machine used an 11mm wrench
    • For wooden handles use a screwdriver handle to tap the U-bolt down to remove the nuts
  • Install the U-bolt onto the new chain swivel
  • Install the new chain and U-bolt to the handle
  • Upright the frame and secure the handle into the foot straps
  • Place the frame in the storage position as shown in the video
  • Feed the end of the chain through the chain guide and into hole in the top of the frame
  • Feed the chain around the sprocket
    • You will need to spin the sprocket from the bottom to get the chain around the sprocket
  • Flip the frame upside down
  • Verify the chain only goes around the sprocket while feeding it toward the rear of the frame
  • Feed the chain through the traveling pulley from the bottom and around the pulley as shown
  • Make sure the chain is not twisted around itself or the shock cord
  • Feed the chain toward the front of the machine and install it around the pulley bottom side first
  • Make sure it is not twisted around itself or the shock cord
  • Feed the chain back toward the rear of the machine
  • Install the connector pieces as shown to the chain
    • They install in opposite directions
  • Install the chain to the traveling pulley with the nut and bolt removed earlier
  • Connect the two SCAM pieces to the axle as noted earlier
  • Again, Verify that the chain and shock cord routing is correct and not twisted or overlapping
  • Install the return mechanism cover
  • Upright the frame
  • Connect the frame to the monorail
  • Test the rower
  • If the shock cord does not return verify the shock cord path and the chain routing is correct and make sure both are on all the pulleys

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