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Treadmill Troubleshooting: Use The Expert Advice

Motor is the heart of any treadmill. And only a heart specialist should do a heart operation or a transplant! Treadmill motor repairs can be costly as you never know what the defect is. so whatever may be the depth of your love for the heart of your own treadmill, don't express it yourself. Look out for the invoice of the treadmill and the relative papers. In all probability, the warranty on the motor will protect you. Sometimes, it is a life time warranty. Get the motor repaired through the manufacturer only.

But what if the motor is not under warranty? Even in that case, call the manufacturer. They often have exchange program and in all probability they will replace your broken motor and you will get it on a discounted price.

Do not try to open the motor, whose warranty is still in operation as you may lose your legal safeguards in relation to the warranty.

Scan the local newspapers. You will find some people who are desperate to dispose off their old treadmills, lock stock and barrel for very low prices. In fact you may locate an old treadmill, the parts of which are suitable for your treadmill. This bargain should work well, as you will have some more parts ready with you in case you need them in future.

Dust and moisture are the enemies ofany electrical equipment. Protect your treadmill well. Have a careful and well-planned maintenance schedule. You know it well- “Prevention is better than cure”. Look out for the special maintenance kits that are available in the market. The running belt requires special and constant attention as debris can pile up under the running belt. Wipe it down regularly. It increases the life of belt and the performance will be better without any noise. Be patient. Never spray the cleaning fluid right over the equipment. Have consideration for the delicate parts of the equipment.

Buy a good treadmill mat. It is a very good investment from all points of view. It helps to reduce the treadmill noise. Treadmill positioning and consequently the alignment of the belt are very important. Wrong alignment can result in accidents! You need to give top priority to your safety. If your treadmill is faulty in any area and howsoever small may be the fault, do not use the treadmill unless you rectify the error.

Your treadmill manufacturer is bound to have on his website, useful troubleshooting advice. Check their frequently asked questions column and get your knowledge updated, so that you can give a better presentation of your problems with the treadmill.

If you know how to repair your treadmill, do it confidently! In any case you also need to know how not to do it!