Gymbo’s Maintenance Tips: Treadmill Daily Maintenance.

Published: December 8, 2013, No comments

Daily Treadmill Maintenance
The following treadmill maintenance should be completed every day.

Step 1 — Ensure that the power cord is not under the treadmill and away from the elevation screws. This will prevent the power cord from being pinched or bind up the elevation screws.

Step 2 — Remove excessive accumulation of dust, dirt, and other substances by using a clean soft cloth and a liquid non-abrasive cleaner, such as Fitness Equipment Polish. Wipe down the display board, handrails, shroud (motor cover), removable safety switch, and heart rate grips. Make sure sweat is removed from the treadmill everyday this is the primary cause of rust.

NOTE: DO NOT spray any liquid directly onto the display board or heart rate grips.

Step 3 —To increase the life span of the running belt, Clean under the running belt with a soft DRY cloth. To do this, slide the cloth between the running belt and the deck from one side of the frame to the other. The best way to accomplish this is to have a long towel put it under the belt, by the motor compartment and stand on the ends of the towel, run the treadmill (very slowly) for 2 or 3 cycles, pull it from the front of the treadmill to the rear of the treadmill. Repeat if the rag is dirty! I like to use white towels which make it easy to see the dirt, I use a clean towel each time…

Step 4 — Inspect the running belt to insure that it is not sliding over to one side of the treadmill. If this is occurring the belt will eventually move so far over that it will rub against the frame of the treadmill resulting in the fraying or complete destruction of the belt, damage to the plastic bodywork and most importantly exposes your members/

NOTE: If a tread belt is sliding over to one side of the treadmill reference our Gymbo’s Gymflix on How-To Align a Treadmill Belt Green Fitness Company treadmill saver  

About the treadmill saver®
The treadmill saver helps reduce costs associated with: excessive energy consumption, expensive breakdowns, unintentional neglect, costly service calls, equipment failure, premature wear of parts, early replacement of the treadmill, and user injuries, as well as supporting the maximum return on your investment and increased member retention.

Utilizing an eco-smart lighted warning system the treadmill saver alerts when maintenance or repairs are needed. Much like a traffic light, the treadmill saver shines green, yellow and red to inform you when the treadmill needs various levels of attention.

About the gymTOOLKIT
The gymTOOLKIT® is a compact and versatile mobile repair shop enabling you to preventatively maintain cardio and strength equipment on the spot, regardless of the manufacturer. The gymTOOLKIT contains every tool you will ever need to diagnose, repair and maintain any brand of fitness equipment.


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