Treadmill Maintenance

Tips To Keep Your Treadmill Perfect


It’s standard procedure among all electronic equipment – you should keep the power cord free and away from places where people are likely going to step on it. The same rule applies with treadmills, especially if you are using the electronic type as opposed to its manual counterpart. Also, make sure that the power cord is clear of the incline mechanism.

 When it comes to maintenance of your treadmill’s belt, it is accepted that you lubricate the belt every so often. When you do that, try to avoid using silicone or oils, unless the manufacturer itself recommends it. The ideal combination for a long-lasting treadmill is often a clean, dry and dust-free bed and belt.

  You should make sure to use silicone spray when and which the manufacturer recommends. And it is important to follow the manufacturer’s directions closely. This is especially critical when it comes to application schedule and type of lubricant. Some treadmill decks may demand initial waxing to help reduce friction with the belt. However, do not wax a deck unless recommended by the manufacturer. Lubrication to pretreated wax decks may gump the wax.

Ensure low friction between deck and belt
To begin with, you want low-friction contact between the deck and belt. Damage to the motor electronics is more likely if the friction between the deck and belt is high. In addition, high friction belts will not coast when power is shut off. Neither will they be easy to dead-walk on when the power is off. Basically, high friction belts can cause the motor to stall – a situation which you do not want to happen as this is one sure-fire way of damaging your treadmill’s motor.