How to Repair a Toni Little Gazelle

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How to Repair a Toni Little Gazelle
Learn how to repair the Gazelle by Tony Little. (Gerardo Mora/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images)

The Tony Little Gazelle is a home exercise machine. The design of the Gazelle is simple, and any repairs needed are minor, such as when the moving parts start making squeaking and grinding noises after many hours of use. Another common problem is that the frame screws and the nuts that hold the bolts will come loose.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Petroleum jelly
  • WD-40 or similar oil
  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Adjustable wrench

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Press any of the end caps back into the tube openings they were covering. The end caps may fall out of the tubes due to the vibration of the machine.

  2. 2

    Apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly to eliminate noises from the axle tube. Use the jelly around both ends of the horizontal bar across the vertical handles, and around the bar where it connects to the personal computer in the middle of the handles.

  3. 3

    Squirt a small amount of WD-40 to eliminate noises made by the cable holders. Apply the oil to the upper cable holders on the left and right sides of the machine, under the rear frame grips, and on the lower cable holders attached to both foot platforms.

  4. 4

    Tighten each of the screws if parts of the frame start to come apart or if you hear a clicking sound when using the machine. With a Phillips screwdriver, tighten the screws along the base of the frame and on the foot platforms. Use an adjustable wrench on all of the nuts on the frame. The motion of the machine may loosen the screws and nuts.

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