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My Manual Says Not to Lube the Treadmill

We commonly get the call or email saying that you say we should maintain our treadmill but my manual says "no maintenance" or "do NOT lube."

The truth of the matter is just like there is not a "no maintenance" car, there is also not a "no maintenance" treadmill. Put simply, if you don't maintain it, it will need parts replacement quicker than if you do maintain it.

Wear parts get a new lease on life when you maintain the treadmill and electrical parts wear out much more slowly and in the case of solid state components, they can be damaged if you don't replace wear parts quick enough. To us, if you are replacing wear parts, that is maintenance. Not sure what the factories call this but they've never been able to give us a good answer on that.

I guess "no maintenance" sells good on the retail sales floor but the reality is that maintaining a treadmill is very easy. On most treadmills, all you have to do is keep them clean- keep the belt clean, the areas beside the belt clean, underneath the treadmill clean, and the motor area clean. The other item we are religious about is lubricating the walking belt. We suggest our World Famous Treadmill Lube and it only has to be done once about every 12 to 18 months depending upon how much you use the machine.

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