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By Stan Saryhin
#183 Sometimes you may experience a slip during workouts on your Stairmaster and one of the reasons can be a broken alternator. These steps will help you to determine if alternator is a problem.

1. Check for loose connections on the alternator
2. Check the battery it should gives you 6 volts if not the correct voltage replace the battery.
3. Disconnect power cord
4. Remove black wire from b+ terminal on the alternator
5. Remove the brown wire from the field terminal
6. Place a short wire with alligator clips from the b+ to the field terminal
7. Step on machine for at least 15 seconds
8. If you have full resistance alternator is good. If you lose resistance alternator needs replaced.

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