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With every step I get squeak / chirp while running on treadmill.

While off......bouncing on deck - no squeak.

while running on treadmill squeak comes with every step

happened under warranty many times and technician would visit and leave and squeak was gone. no parts replaced.

running further back on the deck the noise seems to go away. closer to the console the noise is there with every step.

deck belt is not currently slipping

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  • chip backus Oct 26, 2012

    Did you ever figure out the cause? Mine is doing the exact same thing and driving me crazy but wont start until about 8 minutes into a run. thx

  • app_3rp52575
    app_3rp52575 Feb 10, 2013

    Mine Nordictrack 1750 does the same....

  • Kurt Dean
    Kurt Dean Nov 24, 2013

    Me too. Loud squeaking only when stepping down



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Check the knob used to hold it up in the folded position. While running, have someone pull it to the out position. That was the problem on mine. If it is, a little grease on the end of the rod should do it.

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    Matt W Dec 04, 2014

    Yes! Thank you for this. I had tried everything to get my Horizon T-101 treadmill to stop chirping and squeaking with every running step. A sprayed a tiny bit of WD-40 on the bolts connecting the platform to the main frame and voila. I'd made sure they were tight, but never occurred to do this.




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It could be any point where the platform mounts to the frame. there are plastic covers on the front corners of the platform remove them and look for loose screws.Also the squeak could be the belt rubbing on something underneath. Another squeak that can happen sounds more like a zip and that can happen when the front tip of your shoe rubs the surface of the belt when you are return your foot forward, this may sound crazy but an easy way to tell if that is happening it to walk with just socks on.If you don't hear that noise then you can assume it is your shoe dragging. .

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Mine is one day old and it squeaks while turned off and every little bounce on it. So, it's not the belt. It is likely where the deck mounts to the frame I'm assuming??? Any solutions?

ps. Followed set up instructions to a T

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