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I see an oil stain on the floor under the left front of my treadmill. (21" from the front and 9" from the left side). What is the cause of this and what can I do to fix it ? Thank you. Yves F.

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  • yfontaine918 Apr 03, 2011

    I don`t know what to tell you. I`m the orginal owner of the treadmill and never oiled or greased it.
    YF

  • yfontaine918 Apr 03, 2011

    about 4" dia.

  • yfontaine918 Apr 03, 2011

    OK Thanks

  • yfontaine918 Apr 05, 2011

    Sorry for my late reply, I purchased my treadmill at Costco approx 12 years ago.
    I haven't used it much until about 3 years ago when we started using it (3 hours/week).

  • yfontaine918 Apr 05, 2011

    As you probably can tell I`m not to familiar with FixYa. Every time I look all I saw was your message telling me you would be back in 30mins. It was only this morning I saw the view more comments button.
    Even if it`s still not clear why the oil/grease spill was 4" to 5" in dia. I will give you 95% rating for you time, effort and patience. Thank you.
    YF

  • yfontaine918 Apr 06, 2011

    yes, thank you.
    YF

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HI there! Treadmills dont actually have any mechanical parts that store any type of oil. There are packs of bearing in the system that use a grease pack but grease has such i high viscosity that it wont flow from the unit. Oil in fluid form is actually only used to lubricate the belt on the treadmill. Are you the second owner? If so maybe the previous owner had over oiled the belt causing it to leak on your floor. I hope that this helps shed some light on your question. Post any other questions you may have if you need more help.

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    Kelly Comstock Apr 03, 2011

    Are you there? Let me know if this helps. Your question keeps popping up on my que. If this helps please give thumbs up :)

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    Kelly Comstock Apr 03, 2011

    Im sorry to say but the oil wouldn't have originated from the treadmill since the only oil base lubricants are the oil on the belt and the grease on the bearings. How large is the stain? I will check one more thing that could be the possible source.

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    Kelly Comstock Apr 03, 2011

    Ok, I will be back in about 30 minutes

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    Kelly Comstock Apr 03, 2011

    Oh one quick question, How long have you owned this treadmill?

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    Kelly Comstock Apr 03, 2011

    The oil may be from the factory oiling the belt.

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    Kelly Comstock Apr 03, 2011

    If you are satisfied with the help I have provided would you be willing to accept the solution? If so i make $2 :) thank you

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    Kelly Comstock Apr 05, 2011

    Could you please rate the comment. I would really appreciate it.

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    Kelly Comstock Apr 05, 2011

    Yeah i didnt notice the comments tab for 4 days. :) thank you!

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    Kelly Comstock Apr 05, 2011

    Have you marked the question as solved or helpful? It is still showing in my que as unsolved.

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