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Nordictrak T5.7 treadmill squeaks while walking

I've tried adjusting tension. Loud squeaking near front of the belt while walking at any speed.

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  • Linda Thomas Jan 13, 2013

    Thank-You for the help. Although the cover/console was difficult to remove we managed to lube the bearings and belt. This Nordictrak T5.7 is brand new and I'm wondering if no treadmill is better than a low-end model. At any rate, thank-you for your help. I will continue to watch this site in order to learn more.

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Please LUBE the deck belt and roller bearing very important


if the problem persist after you did. Is time to change the deck belt.
God bless you

Posted on Jan 08, 2013

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it is the edge of the belt on the deck. Walk in the middle. Eric

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The drive belt was loose. I tightened up the motor just a smidge using a crow bar. That solved the problem.

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you need to lubricate the pivot points and deck. Check to make sure the deck is not broken.

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SOURCE: belt skips when weight goes on. It squeaks and

* take nail polish or paint and place a mark starting on the front roller pulley and going onto the front roller metal shaft
* then try to walk on it and see if the white mark separates
* if it does then the roller is bad and would need replaced or tap screws placed through the pulley into the metal shaft to hold it in place
* if it doesn't separate then the drive belt is slipping and most likely will need replaced, although you could try spraying belt dressing on it to see if that would be a temporary fix.
* if neither of these is your problem and the walk belt is slipping then you will need to try to adjust the screws in the back of the treadmill through the end caps. these are allen wrench screws.
Tighten each one the same amount such as 1 full turn to start with.
see if you can now walk without it slipping.
If not then tighten 1-2 more turn on both sides.
If after 2-3 full turns it is not tight enough
I would recommend replacing the walk belt.

Hopefully this helps with your problem!

Posted on Aug 14, 2010

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SOURCE: My Reebok RX 5000 treadmill

Hi,

Open the treadmill case and Just spray WD-40 oil on the belt joints and Just oil the shaft and roller area.Sometimes when belt slips it is designed to shut off to prevent further damage.If still the problem persist then,
Check the safety key
Check the house breaker and the outlet.
Check the 15 amp breaker on the treadmill (if equipped). a. If the breaker has tripped, let the treadmill sit for 15 minutes then power back up. If it trips again but in a shorter amount of time, you have a belt/deck friction problem.
b. If the breaker has tripped but tripped on power up, check for a short-to-ground condition in the electrical parts of the treadmill.
Check all the wiring connections. A loose or corroded wire can cause a brief loss of power that will not result in an error code.
Check the membrane switches. If there is a stuck switch, especially the power switch, it can cause this condition.
Check for an overheating motor. There is a thermal switch in the motor if the motor has blue wires. This can be due to a faulty motor or high belt/deck friction problems. Check for charring in the motor wiring, wiring connectors, or a burning smell.
Check for an overheating console. The console does not run on high voltage so if it is overheating you need to replace the PCB.

Please do rate the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


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* take nail polish or paint and place a mark starting on the front roller pulley and going onto the front roller metal shaft
* then try to walk on it and see if the white mark separates
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