Treadmill Basics

Cleaning Of Your Treadmills

You don’t usually discover blow fuses, unless you are doing or having someone do some technical diagnostics on your treadmill. And even then, it is generally not recommended for users to replace blown fuses in the motor or motor controller.

When replacing blown fuses, you have to use the recommended fuse. This is true even if you’re referring to an electronic piece that isn’t a treadmill. When it comes to treadmill fuses, however, you have to understand that they are not interchangeable with automotive fuses. And so, if you discover a blow fuse in your treadmill, do not even attempt to make replacements on your own. Instead, contact a dealer for proper replacement.

Ground to an AC Wall Outlet.
You might ask why an AC wall outlet. Well the answer is with so many users owning treadmills with computer consoles such as those with programming these days, console crashes are also becoming very common. A computer crash may occur out of the ordinary, for example a display blanking out or not recording information or locking out. It may also be possible that the treadmill simply wouldn’t shut down altogether.

The process of cycling power on and off will reset the computers most of the time. If the crash is caused be a computer defect, this will likely result in loss of control to incline and speed or the treadmill may not even start at all. One way to safeguard your treadmill from console crashes is to plug the equipment into a grounded AC outlet.

If, however, the crash occurs frequently or is repeated, then consider the option of having it replaced. Most manufacturers that offer warranties in their products include console crashes in their warranty.

Read the Owner’s Manual
All of the above are meant to be steps you take once everything else in the owner’s manual fails to yield the result you want. But as what the old adage says: “An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.” No amount of repair and maintenance tips can compare to what you can prevent by just reading through your treadmill owner’s manual.

The manual contains all the tips and advice for your treadmill’s proper maintenance – something you can really use if you want to save from costly repairs. All maintenance procedures should be listed in the owner’s manual, along troubleshooting guidelines, parts listings, and instructions on repairs. Damage to your treadmill from improper use or unauthorized tampering can result in the manufacturer voiding the warranty. That is why, if you are in doubt about proper handling of your treadmill, contact either your dealer or the manufacturer for recommended care.