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HOW TO EXTEND THE LIFE OF YOUR TREADMILL

Did you know that you can extend the life of your treadmill and prevent it from having future technical problems, simply by lubricating your treadmill belt at lease every 2 months.

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I have a pro form treadmill and it seems like the belt is sticking, its about 14 yrs old. I think I might need to replace the belt


kilgore511,

The most common cause of belt sticking or "slippage" is lack of lubrication. Most treadmill belts use lubrication on the underside of the belt to reduce friction between the belt and the platform. This helps the treadmill glide along smoothly under the weight of a person. If your belt is lacking in lubrication, it can catch on the treadmill platform. Apply lubrication every few months to the underside of the belt to prevent this from occurring.

A petroleum or silicone based lubricant is recommended, and most easily applied in a spray can. Simply lift up the belt about midway along the platform and spray a small amount of lubricant underneath from about the middle of the platform width to the closest edge. Repeat from the other side. Apply lubricant sparingly...it can be messy.

Next, turn on the treadmill and let it run for a minute, then check if the belt still sticks. A little more lubricant may be necessary.

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DIYpro

Apr 29, 2011 | Proform Exercise & Fitness

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treadmill shuts off in middle of workout


A treadmill will shut down from to much friction which is due to high motor current because the walkbelt and deck are not properly lubricated. I would recommend replacing the motor controller,walkbelt,deck and applying .5 oz of lubricant on the deck every 3-6 months or 100 hours of use. This will extend your treadmill's life many years.

Aug 09, 2010 | Precor 9.31 Treadmill

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My ifit 730cs treadmill shuts off in the middle of my wokout. It throws a reset switch. What is causing this to do that?


A treadmill will shut down from to much friction which is due to high motor current because the walkbelt and deck are not properly lubricated. I would recommend replacing the motor controller,walkbelt,deck and applying .5 oz of lubricant on the deck every 3-6 months or 100 hours of use. This will extend your treadmill's life many years.

Jul 12, 2010 | Exercise & Fitness

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My question is, last night, I set the speed to 5mile/hr, the treadmill automatically stopped after 12mins( the belt stop, power was on). and I can not restart it immediately, Then after 5 mins, the belt can restart. I set the speed to 3mile/hr. The treadmill's belt stopped after 25mins automatically(power was on also).The stop is a suddenly stop


A treadmill will shut down from to much friction which is due to high motor current because the walkbelt and deck are not properly lubricated. I would recommend replacing the motor controller,walkbelt,deck and applying .5 oz of lubricant on the deck every 3-6 months or 100 hours of use. This will extend your treadmill's life many years.

Jul 08, 2010 | Nordic Track /proform Treadmill...

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it stops after 1hour and 40 minutes of running how do I get it so I can go longer?


A treadmill will shut down from to much friction which is due to high motor current because the walkbelt and deck are not properly lubricated. I would recommend applying .5 oz of lubricant on the deck every 3-6 months or 100 hours of use. This will extend your treadmill's life many years.

Jul 05, 2010 | Nordic Track NordicTrack A2750 PRO...

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