Whether you’re thinking about buying your first treadmill or have had your treadmill for years now, it’s crucial that you learn how to service your machine. Like any piece of machinery, without regular servicing, you could see your treadmill break down in the near future, need serious repairs, or just not work as efficiently as it could.
That’s why we’ve created this article to help you out. Servicing your treadmill can be a pretty confusing topic for those of you who have never read much about it. Below are some tips that are going to help you get started with servicing your treadmill and keeping it running smoothly.
1. Replace Your Belt & Deck at The Same Time.
First up, we have a tip that is pretty common sense. Over time, the belt and deck of your treadmill become “married” – of a sort. This means that you should never replace just one of them, but replace them both at the same time in order for them to work at their most efficient level. If you were to just replace one of the parts and not the other, there’s the off chance that your treadmill might not work as efficiently as it should. Depending on its particular condition, you should determine when and if you need to replace the belt and deck of your treadmill.
2. Make Sure to Use the Right Lubricant.
You should make sure that you figure out what the best type of lubricant to use for your treadmill is. If you use the wrong lubricant, you could be faced with a treadmill that doesn’t work as well as it should. The belt/deck combination is going to determine the best lubricant to use. This should be explained in the user’s manual, but if not, you can call the manufacturer and ask them what the best type of lubricant to use is.
3. Consult the Owner’s Manual Thoroughly Before Use.
The best way to make sure that you are servicing your treadmill in the proper way is to consult with the owner’s manual before you start using it. The manual is going to tell you everything you need to know about the treadmill and what kind of lubricant to use on it. Plus, it’s going to come with handy tips on the best times to service and what to watch out in a treadmill that needs servicing.
This is the same logic that goes with every other piece of electronics you own. You never know every single thing about the device before you consult with the owner’s manual.
4. Watch Out for Heat Build-Up.
When you use the wrong lubricant on a treadmill, you could see some extra heat build-up on the electronics. And when that happens, that’s no good for the health of your treadmill. As you probably know, the build-up of heat on electronics can spell the death for the system and that would be wasted money down the drain that you would have to spend on repairs or a brand new treadmill. It’s best to make sure you use the right lubricant to not have to deal with this in the first place.
5. Schedule Regular Tune-Ups for Your Treadmill.
If you like to do things on your own, that’s totally fine! But when it comes to using a treadmill, it’s best that you schedule a tune-up with a professional the first time you need some servicing done. When they service the treadmill, you have the chance to see first-hand the best ways to properly maintain the treadmill and then you can replicate this on your own after the professional tune-up is done. You wouldn’t want to do this on your own the first time around without knowing what you’re doing!
And there you have it, folks! These are the top tips you need to know in order keep your treadmill properly running for a long time into the future.