Step 1. Remove the Handle from the handle rests and place the handle in the full forward position
Step 2. Stand the WaterRower upright and disconnect the bungee from the recoil belt as shown
Step 3. Lay the WaterRower down and slowly pull the handle so that the drive strap unwinds from the clutch housing. Do this gently as pulling too fast will cause the recoil belt to wind up too much.
Step 4. Remove the handle rest bolts and handle rests as shown.
Step 5. Remove side bolts fixing the footboard to the side rails as shown.
Step 6. Remove the footboard.
Step 7. Remove the side bolts fastening the forward riser bracket to the side rails
Step 8. Remove the tank assembly.
Step 9. Replace the tank assembly.
Step 10. Replace the side bolts fixing the footboard and forward riser to the side rails as shown.
Step 11. Replace the footboard as shown.
Step 12. Replace the Handle Rests and Handle Rest Bolts as shown. Do not Tighten the bolts yet.
Step 13. Replace the bolts fastening the footboard to the side rails as shown. When complete tighten all fasteners.
If the tank assembly has the drive strap attached then goto Step 19, otherwise continue.
Step 14. Take the new handle assembly and pass the velcro end over the large pulley in the forward riser as shown. (The velcro should face the large pulley as it passes between the wire riser form and the pulley).
Step 15. Pass the drive strap around the large pulley and underneath the top deck back towards the clutch housing. Pass the end of the drive strap inside (towards the centre of the machine) the drive strap guide pulley (the upper of the two guide pulleys). Take the end of the drive strap and place the edge against the join in the mating velcro on the clutch housing as shown.
Step 16. Check that the belt orientation is correct. Slowly rotate the clutch (in a clockwise direction, as viewed from above) to feed the drive strap onto the clutch housing as shown. Make sure that the drive strap feeds evenly onto the clutch. Wind the drive strap onto the clutch so that the handle reaches its full forward position, as shown.
Step 17. If your recoil belt is still attached to the recoil bush then go onto step 18. Otherwise it will be necessary to reconnect the recoil. If you feel unsure about the orientation of the recoil it may be best to go through this process anyhow.
Step 18. With the handle in the full forward position, it is important that the recoil belt wraps around the recoil bush between one and two turns. Once this is so pass the recoil belt inside (towards the centre of the machine) the recoil belt guide pulley (the lower of the two guide pulleys) and over the two pulleys in the forward riser. Pass the belt underneath the machine towards the bungee as shown.
Step 19. Stand the WaterRower upright and connect the recoil belt to the bungee as shown.
Note: If the recoil belt buckle and D-ring have been removed it will be necessary to refit them before Step 19 may be completed. Refer to the Recoil Buckle Replacement Instruction for details