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What could be making my treadmill get louder?

The motor still runs and the belt still turns, but the treadmill is very loud - I can't even hear the beeps when the speed changes anymore.

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Making very loud whistle noise

Be sure to verify if you are getting the noise while you are physically on the machine or with no one on it
Creaking or squeaking while running on the machine usually indicates an issue in your incline motor, deck frame, springs, and or pivot points

A loud grumbling noise getting louder and louder while elevating speed, usually means you have a bad bearing

Any knocking noise coming from a treadmill indicates bad bearings in your front roller, rear roller, or drive motor

Isolate the bearings in the front and rear rollers from the drive motor bearings

To test: Unplug machine, remove the main shroud, remove drive belt from drive motor and front roller pulley

After doing so, move the treadmill belt by itself by pushing it backward or forward with just your hands and listen for any noise, if you get any noise it is most likely coming from either the front or rear roller. To isolate the noise out of the two rollers you must remove the rollers and turn each one individually.

If no noise with the first test, go ahead and start the machine and run it at a low speed. You want to listen for noise, if you get knocking or grumbling while drive motor is running with no drive belt attached then the issue is in your Drive Motor.

A lot of times simple maintenance will save your treadmill from noise, you want to make sure and lubricate your treadmills *pivot points. Incline motor bolt, shaft, deck screws, and or any *pivot points on the bottom of your machine. Metal on metal *pivot points are usually the culprit in most cases.

*Pivot points are just areas of high friction where there may be a bolt, washer, and nut attached to the base of your frame or any hinges on your folding type treadmills. Metal to metal needs to be lubricated to minimize wear and tear of those areas.

Synthetic grease works best or any spray on lubrication works fine if you do not want to remove any bolts or hardware.
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Healthrider H55t makes a clicking noise

Check the front roller. Remove the drive belt and run the motor. If the noise is not there replace front roller.

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Treadmill makes loud grinding sound when I run in the middle of the tread. it doesn't make the noise if I run on the left side.

1)you must LUBE the DECK BELT, inmediately, for to avoid the friction
2)LUBE the rollers bearing.too
3) See the main motor for bearing and repair the motor for bearint too.
4) If the problem persist you have worn deck belt, and replace.
God bless you


Nov 07, 2012 | Exercise & Fitness

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I have Lifefitness 9500HR, commercial, when belt is running it produces load rubbing sound and when somebody is in it, the sound gets louder. What causing it?

this happen because lack of maintenance schedule, shut down and produce enough friction and loud, and shut down for to protect the electronic systemLUBE Inmediately the deck belt,maybe is time to replace the deck belt. by WORN.
2) LUBE THE rollers bearing too
3) test the motor voltage input, if there are the MOTOR need REPAIR.see my persosnal TIPS.
God bless you

Oct 16, 2012 | Life Fitness 9500HR Next Generation...

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Treadmill deck squeaking on left hand side

please do the following:
1) LUBE the deck belt , this happen because the lack of maintenance schedule.+adjust it each side see the diagram,worn deck probably.
2) Lube the rollers bearing too
3) test the motor for bearing need repair
4) test the drive belt for broken or worn.
5) test the puller for drive motor,can be worn, and replace.
God bless you

Jul 18, 2012 | Reebok Exercise & Fitness

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Plastic under the treadmill belt is bent/warped

Dear sIR:

You must replace this parts, go to or

sincerely. God bless you.

ernesto cuadra
managua, nicaragua. c.a

Mar 11, 2012 | Nordic Track Nordictrack Exp1000 Treadmill...

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My Epic 425 is getting louder and louder, a whirring noise, but can't seem to find maintenance help


It sounds like you have a drive motoer failing. The only other place that can be load or making noise is the front and rear roller. The rollers bearings when failing make a "popping" or "clicking" noise, and increases as you speen up. The motor "growls", and the faster you go the noise is..... well loud. The way to confirm this is to remove the motor hood, then start the treadmill on power/speed level 3. Be very carefull, and use a broom stick (wooden) to put on the drive motor while it is running. You should be able to "feel" what you are hearing. You should then raise the speed, and you will then feel the increase as well.

The replacement motor is around $200.00.

Hope this helps

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Nov 12, 2010 | Epic 425 Mx Treadmill EPTL88105 !

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Proform 400GI Treadmill making a very loud noise, which is worse when using speeds between 2.7 and 3.1, noise is so loud can't hear tv when turned up to full volume. It makes the noise without anyone...

This definitely sounds like the drive motor. One way to check is to remove the drive belt and run the motor without the walk belt connected. Obviously if you still have the noise it will be a motor issue. If not then it will be one of the 2 rollers. Good Luck! Tim

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