All treadmill owners should have some knowledge about Treadmill troubleshooting. Any machine no matter how sophisticated can break down. A treadmill is no exception to this rule.
One of the parts with which you might want to start troubleshooting is the motor. It is the heart of the treadmill. Of course, it is always advisable to call in an expert or a company service person in case you feel something is wrong with the motor.
Look up the warranty details on your machine, and contact the dealer from where you had purchased the treadmill. Many branded companies offer treadmills with a lifetime warranty. If that is the case, then getting the motor replaced or repaired should be no problem.
Another potential area of troubleshooting in a treadmill is the belt and deck area. The deck and the belt should be smooth and well lubricated. If the belt is uneven or has deep grooves, then it is time to get it replaced.
At times, the treadmill may shut down as soon as you step on the treadmill. This can be due to the friction setback between the deck and belt. It could also be because the circuit has tripped. Sometimes, the treadmill shuts off with an irregular rhythm, because of a loose end or a faulty control panel.
Another major treadmill troubleshooting area is the speed of the treadmill. To confirm that your treadmill has the correct speed, keep it on at a particular speed setting for some time. There should be no variations in the duration of the cycles. Erratic speed can be because of a faulty DC output or wear in the deck and belt area.
Once you have done your troubleshooting and you feel that repair is required, avoid going in for unauthorized servicing. It is better to call the in the experts. Leave the repair to them, as they know what is best for your machine.