To effectively lubricate the treadmill, the deck (support board) must be evenly lubricated. To do this, release the belt tension or use the extension attachment from the “Athlete” set.
It is worth noting that in addition to lubricating the treadmill, the simulator must be regularly serviced: clean it from dust, remove used lubricant and monitor the condition of mechanical components. How to properly maintain the simulator can be found in this article.
Operating the treadmill involves more than just training, but also timely care. Knowing how to properly maintain your treadmill will extend the life of your treadmill and save money on repairs.
Lubricate the treadmill. During exercise, the treadmill constantly rubs against the deck. With insufficient lubrication between them, friction increases, which leads to rapid wear of both the blade and the deck surface.
Since the treadmill needs to be lubricated constantly, we recommend choosing the best silicone oil for treadmill when making the purchase.
Treadmill belt. Over time, the stretching may loosen the treadmill and begin to slide towards the sides. In the event that it is loosely tensioned, slippage will appear.
If you pull it over, the load on the engine and shafts will increase, and the belt itself will work in wear and will soon begin to exfoliate and break. Due to the uneven tension of the tape, slippage to the sides is possible, which will lead to its deformation and damage.
As a rule, the tracks provide for adjusting the tension and position of the belt, and the procedure is described in the user manual.
Cleaning the treadmill. Clean the treadmill from time to time. These measures are to be taken only after de-energizing the simulator! First of all, the motor compartment must be vacuumed.
Remove the shroud and dust off the motor, board and bottom cover. Next, wipe the deck of any stubborn dirt, usually it forms in places where excess grease accumulates. Clean around and under the walkway and dust.
Starting the engine. Stand on the side of the treadmill before turning on the treadmill. Then start the engine by pressing the Start button and wait for the belt to move.
In this case, the motor will start without additional load (user weight), which can be especially important for old tracks and low power models.
De-energizing. Unplug this machine when not in use. At a minimum, unplug the magnetic safety key and turn off the toggle switch. While the track is connected to the network, current flows to the board. It is recommended to connect a voltage stabilizer to avoid breakdowns and protect against surges.
Intensive and long-term (8-12 months) use of the sports unit makes it necessary to lubricate the treadmill. For the correct choice of a lubricant, you must refer to the instructions, which, as a rule, indicate the composition.
In the first place it is worth putting substances that have a silicone base – these are treadmill lubricant sprays or gels, which are today the most popular lubricant.
Well-proven lubricants offered by Kangaroo Auto care for the prevention and repair of treadmills, which combine the function of a separating and lubricating agent are suggested by experts.
Aerosol cans are very convenient to use – in order to lubricate the treadmill there is no need to use additional tools at hand (rags, brush, etc.). You can just apply an aerosol spray!