Treadmill Belt Slipping :
Be careful when testing for a slipping belt. A danger of a fall and serious injury is always present.
1) The walking belt may be too loose.
b) The belt can slip if you have too much friction or if the belt has been recently lubricated. Attempt to lubricate by using our World Famous Treadmill Lube or another lube compatible with your treadmill. If lube does not help your problem and you have exhausted all other possibilities, the walking belt is most likely worn out and must be replaced.
c) To adjust the belt, follow the instructions on our web site at the following link. http://www.treadmilldoctor.com/Troubleshooting
d) An overtightened walking belt can raise the amp draw of your treadmill, contribute to seam separation on the walking belt, or both, so do not overtighten the walking belt.
e) As a general rule, you should be able to lift the belt in the center on the side by approximately 2" to 3". As a general rule, if you cannot lift it by 2" to 3", the belt is too tight.
2) The drive belt between the motor and the front roller may be slipping.
b) Treating the drive belt with belt dressing, which can be found on our site, will help the drive belt if slipping and will help prevent cracking and splitting of the drive belt.
c) If slipping of the drive belt persists after following these steps, the drive belt must be replaced. We sell most styles of drive belts. The information printed on the drive belt will usually be all we need to provide a quote.
d) An overtightened drive belt can raise the amp draw of your treadmill, contribute to bearing failure in the motor or rollers, or both, so do not overtighten the drive belt.
3) The pulley on the front roller may have lost its grip on the front roller.
b) On DP, Roadmaster, and Vitamaster treadmills, we will need a physical measurement of the roller. On all other makes and models, please provide us with the manufacturer and model number for a quote.If you have any other questions, or if you feel that you have a problem not listed here, please contact us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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