How do I Put Together the Weider Platinum Home Gym?

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The Weider Home Gym is an all-inclusive workout machine designed to give you exercises for the whole body similar to those found in a gym. With this machine, you can build muscle and tone in the comfort of your own home.

The home gym provides resistance and weight training for the arms, shoulders and back as well as exercises for the legs and core.

Attach a wheel to both arms of the base, using a bolt, three washers and a jam nut for each wheel.

Attach two plastic feet to the front of the base and two plastic feet to each arm of the base in the corresponding holes, using one screw for each foot.

Connect the upright to the base by placing both parts on their sides and bolting the upright through the two holes facing the front of the base as well as the two on the top of the base.

Connect the foot plate to the front of the upright, using a washer, bolt and nut in the bottom three holes of the upright.

Slide the lower wire harness located on the mech assembly into the upper wire harness socket located in the upright and snap it into place.

Connect the mech assembly to the base and the upright by using a bolt, washer and nut in the last hole on the upright into the appropriate hole on the mech assembly and two locknuts on each side in the plates on the base into the bottom of the mech assembly.

Connect the front leg assembly by pushing the front leg foot onto the front leg, screwing the leg lever bumper to the front leg under the front leg slot and bolting the bench rail to the front leg, using the two holes above the slot on the front leg. The hook of the bench rail should face downward.

Connect the bench rail to the upright by using a greased bolt and a nut through the holes located on the side of the upright and the holes of the bench rail, and turn the storage knob into the top hole on the upright and the bench rail.

Connect the leg lever to the front leg by inserting a greased bolt and a nut through the two holes at the top of the leg lever and front leg.

Attach the seat to the bench rail by pulling out the seat knob on the seat carriage, pressing the seat carriage on the bench rail and attaching two small metal spacers, a long metal spacer and two bearing wheels using an axle and two nuts to the holes located on the bottom of the seat carriage.

Finish attaching the seat by tightening the nuts on the wheel assembly so that the seat carriage is tight against the bench rail and engaging the seat knob into one of the adjustment holes.

Connect the lat tower to the upright by securing it with two washers and screws on each side of the lat tower and upright, attaching the upper wire harness to the console and screwing the console to the upright with two screws on the back of the upright.

Assemble the lat tower pullbar by attaching two eyebolts to the ends of the lat tower crossbar with a washer and a nut on each eyebolt. Screw the crossbar cover to the lat tower crossbar and lat tower through the holes in the centre of the lat tower crossbar and the top of the lat tower. The slit in the eyebolts should be facing toward the lat tower.

Connect the lower pulley system to the back of the upright by bolting a large pulley and a pulley plate to the right side of the upright. Pull out the upper cable located in the mech assembly between the large pulley and the pulley plates, and bolt a second large pulley between the pulley plates on the right side of the upright.

Attach the resistance bar by assembling a small guide spacer, a bar guide, a large guide spacer and another bar guide to the top of the back of the upright, pulling the cable between the two bar guides, pushing the metal cover on the cable into the block spacer, bolting a small guide space the first bar guide, the block spacer, the second bar guide, and two tethers to the upright, and sliding the resistance bar between the bar guides. Center the resistance bar on the block spacer.

Secure the side pulleys by sliding a pulley bracket onto both sides of the resistance bar, bolting a tether to each of the pulley brackets. Loop the upper cable around a large side pulley on each side and bolt them to the corresponding side pulley bracket. The upper cable should not cross itself.

Attach the tension screw to the pulley brackets with a few turns. The screws should be tightened with an equal number of turns.

Attach the back rest frame to the seat carriage by connecting two guard plates to the inner side of the back rest frame with two screws on each plate and sliding the backrest frame rod vertically down into the slot in the seat carriage.

Attach the leg lever cable from the mech assembly to the leg lever by locating the longer of the three ends and threading it through the slot in the front leg and bolting it on the rear of the leg lever with the bolt, washer and nut on the side.

Secure a pulley above the leg lever cable inside the front leg slot, using a bolt, washer, nut and two spacers.

Attach the other two ends of the leg lever cable onto the hook on the bottom of the bench rail.

Connect the foam pads onto the front leg tube and the leg lever tube.

Adjust the tension on the upper cable.

Ensure that all parts are tightened properly before using.