How To Move A Treadmill

Step 1: Separating the Top Pedestal from the Base Frame

I moved my own treadmill from downstairs to upstairs to provide you with a hands-on experience. Start by carefully separating the top pedestal from the base frame. Take extra care to avoid pinching or damaging the communications cable and treadmill power cord.

How to Move a Treadmill

Step 2: Wrapping Each Section in Moving Blankets

After removing the four bolts, I wrapped each section of the treadmill in moving blankets. This step ensures protection in case of contact with walls or corners during the move.

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Step 3: Carrying the Sections Upstairs with Assistance

With the help of a second person, we carried each section of the treadmill individually up the stairs. This approach ensures safety and prevents dropping or damaging the machine during transportation.

Step 4: Reassembling and Testing the Machine

Once all the sections were safely upstairs, we reassembled the machine and performed a test to ensure proper functionality. This final step allows you to verify that the treadmill is working correctly after the move.Treadmill moving

Before you start…

Keep in mind that most treadmills are VERY heavy. Mine was over 300 lbs. fully assembled. So even in pieces, treadmills can be hard to handle. Make sure that you have enough people to carry the machine without dropping it or hurting yourself. In the case of moving a treadmill, more hands can be better.

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