In the fitness world, today most of the people prefer to keep them hale and healthy. So exercise, walking and other essential healthy activities are being in the routine. But, in the rapid lifestyle going for a long and swift walk becomes sluggish. Hence, many health equipments are preferred. One among such equipment is a Treadmill. It occupies a smart area at home and makes everyone healthier; the modern equipment comes with several features. Normally, when using such products wear and tear occurs. In order to save the life of the Treadmill, we share the Maintenance tips for treadmill owners. Hope, this guide will help them to turn back their grimy one.
#1 Cleaning Treadmills
A Premature deck is a common cause for the accumulation of debris. This reason makes even the best treadmills for regular cleanings. Do you own a treadmill at home? Then it is time to clean the deck and belt at least once in a month. Both sides of the belt should be cleaned. Wipe off the rest portions using a wet cloth every week. Don’t forget to clean the motor area of the treadmill at least thrice every year. Please follow the user’s manual while cleaning the motor to avoid damages.
#2 Electrical System Protection
Electronic consoles are being in the majority home treadmills that are controlled by computers. The power fluctuations may cause damage to the consoles. Connect your treadmill to an AC outlet to protect the damage. If possible in your case go for a separate circuit for your treadmill.
#3 Lubricating the Running Deck
Lubrication is an essential activity for a treadmill why because the friction of the running deck increases and/or the motor starts to heat up. When you feel a jolting movement of the walking belt, it informs you the friction is hike.
The belt, motor and the running deck may wear out and break due to the insufficient lubrication. There may be a need for re-lubrication which purely depends on the running style and the user’s weight. Slow speed and heavyweight may strain the equipment and hence the device may demand some greater amount of lubrication. Do lubricate your device at least every four to six weeks.
#4 Belt Alignment and Tightening
Ensure the tightness of the running belt in your treadmill at least once a month. Excess wear may arise to deck & belt due to the loose belts. However, the belt should not be also too tight as the over tightness could damage rollers and motor. Keep the belt that doesn’t slip you from the machine. Since the treadmill’s belt is in the centre of the deck, the alignment can be easily monitored. When the belt moves one side it can be aligned by adjusting the bolts that grip the belt in its place. The correct location of these bolts would have been listed in the manual.
#5 Replacing the Belt
Whatever the cost of your treadmill, the belt will eventually wear out on continuous usage. Check out the signs of wear and tear in your belt at least three months once. To check out for wear, make your hand run along the belt’s underneath. If you feel the belt is rough and worn, it is time to change your belt. If you fail to replace the belt, the roughness of the belt will make the deck wear out fast. Replacing the belt on time will improve the life of it.
#6 Bottom Line
Treadmill maintenance only eats a few hours every month, saves you from many repair bills. The treadmill owners have to read the manual that comes along with the machine. It lists out the vital details such as where the parts, switches are provided and about the maintenance schedule. So, keep the manual in the viewable place to use it in urgent times.