How to best lubricate your treadmill
( You can do it by following our guidelines or Call our service team and we can Call out and do it for you)
The treadmill requires the most care and regular maintenance. This is due to its design: while you walk or run on the upper side of the treadmill’s belt, the underside is constantly rubbing against parts such as deck , the motor suffers extra stress if deck or belt is dry causing damage to electronic boards and other parts, Therefore, lubrication is essential to ensure smooth movement and protecting parts , it is as essential as oil for you car.
Determining when lubrication is needed
By lubricating your treadmill regularly you help to ensure the most comfortable workout possible. Preventing skipping or slipping of belt.
Above all, you protect both the running belt and the motor and other parts from premature wear and tear. Under normal use, you should lubricate the treadmill every three months, If you use your treadmill more intensely, check more often to determine if maintenance is necessary.
Don’t wait until you hear noise or some other sound that would indicate unwanted friction.
So, how do you check?
Loosen the belt. Start by unplugging your treadmill – a necessary precaution before you do any sort of maintenance work. Then, loosen a bolt with an Allen wrench or a screwdriver, depending on the model. See your user’s model for detailed instructions.
Once the treadmill belt is loosened, lift it up slightly and put your hand under it. If the inner surface is dry, with no apparent coating of oil, it’s time to lubricate. On the other hand, if you remove your hand to discover it has some oil on it, there’s no need to lubricate.
How to Lubricate belt in 6 steps:
If you haven’t lubricated your treadmill for 3 months or more, or if you find you need to add some oil to it, don’t worry. The process is not too difficult . You can do it yourself by following our guidelines.
Step 1 :
Get a suitable treadmill lubricant like the one advertised on our site . Be careful: do not use oil or grease that have been manufactured for other purposes. This may clog the treadmill or, even worse, damage it to a level that you would need a new belt. It could also cause slipping belt and cause the treadmill user to fall.
Step 2 :
Unplug your device and loosen the belt by rotating both sides of bolts with Allen key or wrench counter clockwise and counting each turn and noting the amount of turns you make each side until belt becomes loose.
(Remembering and writing down the amount of turns is important for Allignment and tracking of your belt.)
(Example turns to loosen – if it is revolutions of Allen key you need a counter clockwise turn): if its left 12 turns and right 10 turns (L12 , R10)
Step 3 :
Lift the belt , and apply the lubricant using a small dry sponge underneath with the lubricant in the centre from top to Bottom lengthways on deck. Then repeat that making another line from top to bottom working outwards from top to bottom each time .usually Approximately 3 applications on each side should do it. (Tracks made by you with small sponge)
Step 4 :
Firstly, repeat in reverse step 2 (this time clockwise revolutions the same amount as before in reverse.
Example turns to tighten if it is revolutions of Allen key this time a clockwise turn): if its left 12 turns and right 10 turns (L12 , R10)
This will bring the belt back to where it was before you started the procedures.
Step 5 :
wipe off any excess lubricant on either side of the belt.
then when treadmill belt is RE tightened turn it on at a slow speed (about 2 mph, an average walking speed) for 3-4 minutes. And walk slowly in all areas of your belt . This should be sufficient to distribute the lubricant over the entire inner surface of the belt.
Step 6 :
Test before using
You can then test the belt at 5mph before running to make sure the belt is tight and does not slip by placing one foot on the Side of machine and on foot presses on belt to try and force stop the belt , whilst holding the handrail.
This will help to check that your belt is tight safe and ready to use.
If belt slips please adjust belt accordingly
Tighten clockwise both sides until slipping stops
plug in the treadmill. You’re now good to go: you can use your treadmill.
Make sure your belt stays tight and aligned correctly making the necessary adjustments as needed.