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95T Treadmill Belt and Deck Replacement

Video Demonstration of a Belt and Deck Replacement on a Life Fitness 95 T Treadmill

  • This video demonstrates the steps necessary when performing a belt and deck replacement on a LifeFitness 95T treadmill
  • Tools Necessary:
    • 9/16" Socket Wrench or 9/16" Hand Wrench
    • Long Flathead Screwdriver
    • Phillips Screwdriver
    • 4MM Allen Wrench or Allen Socket
    • 8MM Allen Wrench
    • Plastic Putty Knife
    • Shop Vac or Vacuum
  • Begin by turning off power at the treadmill and unplugging the unit from the wall
  • Remove the upright tube caps from the inside of the uprights
  • Remove the Phillips screw and tilt the cap in at the top
  • Remove the motor shroud by first taking out all four screws in the shroud
  • Then remove the screws at the top of the front panel and loosen the lower screws
    • This will leave enough play to remove the shroud as shown in the video
  • Now with the Phillips screwdriver, remove the finger guards at the end of the treadmill from each side of the rear roller
  • You will need to slightly twist the finger guards to get them out from under the belt
  • Using the 8MM Allen Wrench, loosen the bolts on each side of the rear roller by 10 full turns
    • At this point, you can completely remove the rear roller bolts while keeping count of the number of turns at each side of the roller
  • Do not include the 10 full turns from the previous step, only count the turns for this step and make note of the number of turns for future referenc
  • Carefully remove the rear roller from the treadmill and set it aside
  • At the motor compartment, use the long flathead screwdriver to lift the tensioner arm and remove the drive belt from the drive motor pulley
    • CAUTION Pinch Point
  • Using the 9/16" socket wrench or hand wrench, remove the bolt from the front roller mount
  • Carefully remove the front roller from the frame and set the roller aside
  • Use the 4mm Allen wrench or socket to remove the 4 deck bolts from the deck
  • Once the 4 deck bolts are removed, you can pull the deck and belt from the frame
  • Be careful to not let the deck drop too far down into the frame during removal
  • Damage to the anti-static tinsel can occur if deck drops too low into the frame (as seen in the video)
  • It is recommended to thoroughly clean the treadmill before completing your belt and deck replacement
    • While the belt, deck and rollers are out of the frame is a great time for cleaning
    • Dirt, debris or other contamination can cause noise, early damage or premature wear on new parts
  • Use a plastic putty knife to scrape away any debris build up from the front and rear rollers
  • Vacuum most of the painted surfaces then wipe clean with a Sportsmith equipment wipe
  • Once you've completed the cleaning of your treadmill, it should now be ready for reassembly
  • It is necessary to install a new deck surface with the new treadmill belt
  • Your unit may have an unused side of the deck that can be flipped into use or the deck may need replaced
  • Before installing the new deck surface, inspect the tinnerman clips
    • The tinnerman clips are what the deck bolts thread into
  • Simplify the installation process by placing the new treadmill belt over the new deck surface
    • Ensuring the belt is installed in the proper direction
      • If marked, use the arrows on the inside of the belt
  • Now place the belt and deck into the treadmill as a unit
  • Install the front two deck bolts (closest to the front roller) about half way
  • Then use a long tool to line up the deck holes by the rear roller while placing your weight onto the deck to allow the bolts to start
    • Install these bolts in about half way
  • Now tighten all four deck bolts
  • Carefully insert the front roller under the treadmill belt and into place
    • Making sure to install the drive belt over the pulley on the front roller
  • Install the pulley end of the roller into the frame and align the other end with its bolt hole
  • Install the bolt and using the 9/16" socket or hand wrench, tighten it
  • Again, use the long flathead screwdriver to lift the tensioner arm and reinstall the drive belt onto the drive motor pulley
    • Practice CAUTION as this is a Pinch Point
  • Install the rear roller under the belt and while pulling back on the roller install the roller bolts on each side
  • Remember to keep count of the number of turns on the rear roller bolts
    • Reinstall the roller bolts using the same number of turns you noted from earlier
  • The belt may still be too lose, but that is ok as it can be fixed in a moment
  • Plug the unit back into the wall outlet and turn the power on
  • Start the unit at a very slow speed and observe the tracking of the belt
    • If the belt is not turning with the front roller, make small equal turns of the rear roller bolts until the belt begins to move
  • If the belt moves quickly to either side of the frame, quickly press the STOP key to keep the belt from being damaged
  • If the belt is moving to the left side of the unit, you can tighten the bolt on the left side of the rear roller
  • If the belt moves to the right side, you can tighten the bolt on the right side of the rear roller
  • Once the belt is tracking straight, move on to the next step
  • Re-install the finger guards over the rear roller with the Phillips screwdriver
  • With the unit stopped, step onto the treadmill and straddle the running belt with a foot placed on each side of the frame
  • Start the unit at a walking speed and begin to walk on the belt
    • If the belt stops on your foot fall or with your weight, make small adjustments such as 1/4 turns on each side of the rear roller until the belt slippage or hesitation is no longer felt
  • Continue this adjustment until no slippage or hesitation is felt at running speed
  • Now reinstall the motor shroud and upright tube caps
  • Log the repair into the Maintenance record of the treadmill display electronics
    • Press STOP then hold the PAUSE key until the display comes on and reads SERVICE MENU
    • Use the UP or DOWN arrow to scroll to MAINTENANCE and press ENTER
    • Display now reads MAINTENANCE MENU
    • Use the UP or DOWN arrow, scroll to REPLACING BELT/DECK and press ENTER
    • Display will read REPAIR LOGGED and will then return to the SERVICE MENU
    • You can press STOP key to exit the SERVICE MENU
  • This completes the belt and deck replacement on the LifeFitness 95T treadmill

Life Fitness Treadmill Belt and Deck Replacement Video 95T

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how do I lubricate the walking belt ?


Video about How to Lubricate a Treadmill using Liquid Lube
  • This video will demonstrate how to properly lubricate your treadmill belt and deck. This demonstration is for the application of liquid lube.
  • To begin, clean the deck and belt by loosening the rear roller bolts 10 turns as seen in the video. It is best to loosen each side five turns and then repeat the process.
  • Now that the belt is loose you can take an old towel and place it under the belt as shown in the video. Move the towel up and down the deck, then using your hands pull the belt around half way to ensure you have completely cleaned the back of the belt. Then remove the towel.
  • Open your lube packet and use half of the package to make a half circle on the deck, from the front outer portion of the deck toward the center and then back to the outer edge. Use about half the package for this arc. Now repeat the process on the opposite side. Be sure to wipe up any excess oil as it is very slick!
  • Use your hand to move the belt around some more to begin spreading the lubricant out.
  • Now tighten the rear roller bolts back to the exact amount of turns they were loosened previously.
  • Power on and start the machine; let it run slowly for a few seconds to make sure the belt is staying aligned in the center of the deck area. If it is not centered correctly, make minor adjustments to correct the issue. Tighten the left bolt to move the belt to the right and tighten the right bolt to move the belt to the left. Now walk on the belt for a minute or so to fully distribute the lubricant.
  • This concludes today's demonstration of how to lubricate a treadmill using the liquid lube.
How to Lubricate Treadmill Using Liquid Lube Video Video about How to Wax a Treadmill Using Powder Wax
  • Our video demonstrates how to properly wax your treadmill belt and deck. This video will be about applying the powder wax.
  • To properly lubricate or wax your belt and deck you will first need to clean between the deck and belt to remove any contaminants.
  • To do so, begin by loosening the rear roller bolts 10 turns as seen in the video. It is best to loosen each side five turns and then repeat the process.
  • Now that the belt is loose you can take an old towel and place it under the belt as shown in the video. Move the towel up and down the deck, then using your hands pull the belt around half way to ensure you have completely cleaned the back of the belt. Then remove the towel.
  • Now that the belt and deck has been cleaned; Open your wax bag and using approximately a teaspoon, place the wax on the deck as seen in the video. Now repeat the process on the opposite side. Be sure to wipe up any excess wax as it is very slick!
  • Use your hand to move the belt around some more to begin spreading the wax out.
  • Now tighten the rear roller bolts back to the exact amount of turns they were loosened previously. Remember to tighten only half way on each side then repeat the process.
  • Power on and start the machine and let it run slowly for a few seconds to make sure the belt is staying aligned in the center of the deck area. If it is not centered correctly, make minor adjustments to correct the issue. Tighten the left bolt to move the belt to the right and tighten the right bolt to move the belt to the left. Now walk on the belt for a minute or so to fully distribute the lubricant.
  • This concludes today's demonstration of how to wax a treadmill using the powder wax.
How to Wax Treadmill Using Powder Wax Video

Dec 07, 2014 | Exercise & Fitness

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how to lubricate a precor treadmill belt?


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Video about How to Lubricate a Treadmill using Liquid Lube
  • This vidoe will demonstrate how to properly lubricate your treadmill belt and deck. This demonstration is for the application of liquid lube.
  • To begin, clean the deck and belt by loosening the rear roller bolts 10 turns as seen in the video. It is best to loosen each side five turns and then repeat the process.
  • Now that the belt is loose you can take an old towel and place it under the belt as shown in the video. Move the towel up and down the deck, then using your hands pull the belt around half way to ensure you have completely cleaned the back of the belt. Then remove the towel.
  • Open your lube packet and use half of the package to make a half circle on the deck, from the front outer portion of the deck toward the center and then back to the outer edge. Use about half the package for this arc. Now repeat the process on the opposite side. Be sure to wipe up any excess oil as it is very slick!
  • Use your hand to move the belt around some more to begin spreading the lubricant out.
  • Now tighten the rear roller bolts back to the exact amount of turns they were loosened previously.
  • Power on and start the machine and let it run slowly for a few seconds to make sure the belt is staying aligned in the center of the deck area. If it is not centered correctly, make minor adjustments to correct the issue. Tighten the left bolt to move the belt to the right and tighten the right bolt to move the belt to the left. Now walk on the belt for a minute or so to fully distribute the lubricant.
  • This concludes todays demonstration of how to lubricate a treadmill using the liquid lube.

How to Lubricate Treadmill Using Liquid Lube Video

Apr 30, 2014 | Precor 9.21 Treadmill

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belt keeps slipping on treadmill and belt is all the way back


If you have adjusted the tension on your belt to the max, it is more than likely time to replace your running belt. The running belt naturally stretches over time. I would suggest replacing the belt and flipping your deck. If the deck has already been flipped once, then you would need to replace the deck as well. Life Fitness Treadmill Belt and Deck Replacement Video 95T

Apr 01, 2014 | Life Fitness 91Ti Treadmill

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life fitness 95ti belt moving to one side any way of correcting


If the walking belt has shifted to the left, use the Allen wrench to turn the left rear roller bolt clockwise 1/2 of a turn; if the walking belt has shifted to the right, turn the left rear roller bolt counterclockwise 1/2 of a turn. Be careful not to overtighten the walking belt. Plug in the power cord, insert the key, and run the treadmill for a few minutes. Repeat until the walking belt is centred.

Jun 09, 2010 | Life Fitness 95Ti Treadmill 95 Ti

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