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How To Keep Your Treadmill Running?

Buying a treadmill is hard enough. Choosing the best out of many treadmills in the market is nigh impossible. But once you’ve got the treadmill you’ve always wanted, are your worries truly over? Well, they certainly are, but only if you maintain your treadmill properly.

Your treadmill is probably the most expensive fitness investment you’ve ever made. It’s only natural therefore if you want to prolong its life. One of the ways to doing that is to keep a regular maintenance schedule. A quality treadmill, however, should not require frequent maintenance schedule. Upkeep for your treadmill includes period dusting, and, if need be, occasional belt lubrication. The following are some tips to help you maintain your treadmill and prolong the life of your fitness investment.

Keep it clean and dust free
The number one cause of premature belt failure is dirt. That has always been the case ever since the first treadmill was sold in the fitness equipment market. And the number one way of avoiding dust from totally ruining your precious treadmill is to adopt a cleaning routine of sorts.

Dusting between the belt and deck at least once a week will ensure longevity of the machine. The deck should be kept dry and debris-free at all times. In addition, make sure the area where you place your treadmill is relatively dust-free, to minimize the dust from getting between the belt and/or the deck.

Apply the following cleaning procedure once a week or as needed
Wipe down display with a mild solution of Non-Phosphate cleaner on damp soft cotton. Cloth should be damp not wet.
Wipe down handrails and traction strips with soft cotton cloth and mild soap and water. Cloth should be damp not wet.
Vacuum or wipe down the deck area between tread belt and frame.

For once a month cleaning
Unplug treadmill. Let it sit for 10 minutes. Take off motor cover and vacuum inside the motor area, being very careful not to directly touch the static-sensitive electronics.
Slide clean towel under tread belt and wipe deck and under the belt. Rotate belt 180 degrees and repeat.
Apply lubrication (only when recommended) under tread belt.
Check drive belt tension and adjust as necessary.
Check tread belt tension and tracking and adjust as necessary.