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How To Repair Treadmills At Home?




By Javier Fuller

With increasing use of treadmills as fitness maintainer, their presence in the market has also increased. Several models of treadmills, from cheap, refurbished to the most expensive ones are available today. But like any other machine, treadmills too tend to get wear and tear. The more you use it, the more soon will its components get exhausted.

Almost all treadmills, after the expiry of its warranty period require much replacement and repair so that it keeps functioning well. Many people refrain from spending on repair and maintenance costs. Well, if your treadmill is of low quality, you surely wouldn't be preferring to spend your precious money on a low grade machine. Instead you will be interested in buying a new model altogether. But if you have a treadmill of a reputed brand, you would surely like to spend money on refurbishing your treadmill. Equipment maintenance is very important for your treadmill at home. You need regular servicing of your exercising machine. If you are not finding time to get your treadmill repaired at a service center, then it becomes important for you to perform service on your own.

The important parts of your treadmill are the motor, the belt, the deck and the display screen. There are certain basic things that you should keep in mind while repairing your treadmill. You should start repairing your treadmill with its most important part, which is a motor.

Constant cleaning of the motor is necessary. This helps it to make dust free. Next to the motor comes the treadmill belt. You should always keep the track of your belt's condition. If you are uncomfortable with it, you should replace it. There is another aspect to the cleaning process. You should constantly apply grease to the chain that supports the belt. Greasing it constantly will make the life of your treadmill's chain longer. It is also very important for you to examine the deck of your treadmill regularly.

Lubricating your deck also forms an important part of a treadmill repairman exercise. As the treadmill becomes old and much used, the belt tends to lose its balance. After a certain period of time, the treadmill belts do not remain centered. They get tracked either towards the left or the right. This type of defect can be repaired at your home easily with a screw driver. A proper balance is important for good exercising.

Any machine has a tendency to make noise. The same is true with your treadmill. The more you use it, the more it will become noisy. These symptoms show that now is the time for you to refurbish the motor of your treadmill. But replacing a motor is not an easy task. You should be careful about the compatibility of the new motor that you are intending to use. Most of the treadmill manufacturing brands have in their offer the replacement of parts of their models that includes belt and motor.

If you have these company replacement offers with you, then you would save heavy repair expenses. Apart from the motor and the belt, you may also find a need to replace the display screen of your treadmill.
 
 
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