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Treadmill just want to know how to lubricate this machine. thinking of buying one

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Sorry, but the description does not indicate what type of machine you are looking to purchase.

Assuming it is a trealmill? Not all machines use belts which need to be lubed any more. AFG (Advanced Fitness Group) uses a belt deck combo which is pre-impregnated with lube for the estimated life of the belt. Landice does not suggest any lube for their standard home use treamills but does make Slip Coat if an additional application were needed.

Traditionally, you loosen the tension on the rear roller so you can access the laminated deck, on which the belt slides on top of. Specific to each brand or model of belt, you will apply either a wax or silicone lubricant. They are usually supplied in a single "dose" or application volume. Apply the lubricant to the deck, retension the belt and start the machine at a slow pace to evenly distribute the lube.

If you were referencing an ellitical, most manufacturers just want the track or beam to remain clean. Cleaning with a light solvent with usually remove any built up. I have found White Lightning (make) Clean Ride (model) wax based lubricant can resolve any noise a good cleaning cannot fix.

Posted on Jan 08, 2013

  • jan thompson Jan 08, 2013

    thank you its a treadmill Vibe life max pro R211. thinking of buying one without a manual and just wanted to know if it needs lub. cheers jan u have been most helpful but if u know anything let me know. it could also be a Lifespan Dominator. lm in australia and would like to know as much about this item. kindest regards cheers jan



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