Treadmill Guides

Treadmill Maintenance

Now that you are a proud owner of a new treadmill, you should take steps to maintain your machine properly. Remember that taking steps to keep your treadmill in proper working condition will save you a lot of bother in terms of costly repairs later on.

A treadmill consists of a number of moving parts such as the conveyer belt and the motor. The latest models have advanced features such as consoles, CD layers and electronic pulse monitors. The first thing that you need to before you start using your treadmill is to read the owner’s manual.

There will definitely be a section on treadmill maintenance in the owner’s manual. This will explain the recommendations and precautions that you need to carry out in order to take good care of your machine. First of all, you should make sure that your treadmill is connected to a reliable and grounded AC supply.

Always keep your treadmill free of dust. Make sure that you wipe the console and other electronic components with a clean and damp lint free cloth once a week. Do not allow dust to accumulate near the motor and the conveyor belt.

Take note of the manufacturer’s recommendations for lubricating the motor and the belt. If the manufacturer requests you not to use a particular lubricant for the motor, then do not use that lubricant. Use supplies and consumables that are recommended by the manufacturer.

Make sure that the treadmill is always in level with the floor. Over a period of time, the belt may require adjustment. The belt should be adjusted regularly. It should not be either too tight or too loose.

Taking pre-emptive steps to maintain your machine and following instructions will prevent you from incurring heavy expenses in terms of repairs.
A treadmill is something like a car in terms of maintenance requirements. Timely servicing and keeping your eyes and ears open for trouble will always prevent breakdowns.