Gymbo’s Maintenance Tips: Treadmill Weekly Maintenance.

Published: December 10, 2013, No comments

Weekly Treadmill Maintenance:
On top of the daily treadmill maintenance protocols the following should be completed every week.

Step 1 — Vacuum the floor under and around the treadmill. Do so with the treadmill at its maximum elevation of moved to another spot. NOTE: Be careful not to damage the power cord while performing this.

Step 2 — Inspect the inside surface of the running belt and the top surface of the running deck for unusual wear. Check whether the belt feels glazed (a smooth almost melted appearance).

NOTE: If the belt is glazed the running belt will need to be replaced. If this problem is not reported over time this will create more friction resulting in an overworked motor that will decrease the life span of the motor, destroy the motor control board and ultimately destroy your treadmill. The use of a “treadmill saver®” will alert you to the fact that the treadmill is generating more friction and needs attention!

Step 3 — Inspect the display and handrail screws for loosening and retighten if necessary.

Step 4 — Test each treadmill in the user mode to insure proper function of each machine. Increase the speed and incline to ensure that everything is working. When you have done this use the emergency stop switch to stop the treadmill to ensure that the stop switch is working. If a stop switch ever fails turn off the treadmill and report it to a fitness equipment repair or service company. A failed stop switch is an extreme liability and someone can easily get injured if it is not working.

Step 5 — Life Fitness treadmill maintenance: Some Life Fitness treadmills have a wax nozzle that will need to be cleaned every week. Reference our Gymbo’s Maintenance Tips: Life Fitness Wax Bags Inspection and Replacement. The use of a “treadmill saver” will alert you tot he fact that the treadmills wax nozzle is clogged and needs attention!

Step 6 —Inspect the treadmill for any broken parts. If anything is broken report it to a fitness equipment repair or service company so that the parts can be ordered and replaced.

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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