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Proform 585 EX Treadmill Running Belt Model PFTL58580

When customers call Treadmill Doctor regarding replacing the walking belt for their Proform 585 EX treadmill, one of the first questions asked is, “Is the Treadmill Doctor belt is as good as the original equipment belt?”. The type of running belt for the Proform 585 EX that came from the factory on this treadmill is a single ply belt. Treadmill Doctor sells a replacement belt for this treadmill which is a two ply belt. This upgraded belt is a more durable two ply belt that comes with a lifetime warranty and sells for $99.99. We also sell a two ply belt that is a little less expensive that comes with a one year warranty and it sells for $79.99. These two belts make an outstanding replacement for the original belt. When you replace the walking belt with a Treadmill Doctor walking belt, you are putting on a better quality belt that will give you many years of trouble-free use. When you combine the quality of the belt, the warranty and the price of the belt Treadmill Doctor gives you the most for your money, especially when you consider the fact that you will either have to pay someone to install the belt or you will have to install it yourself. We all know that labor is not cheap and if you install it, you could spend the better part of an hour, maybe more depending on your ability. I know that if I do something like this, I will not want to do it again any sooner than I have to. That's why I would put the better quality Treadmill Doctor belt on my treadmill.

Customers call in to our company all the time with problems with their treadmill. One of the first questions I ask is “Have you been lubricating the walking belt on your treadmill and with what?” I ask this question because In order to maintain optimal performance from the treadmill it is recommended that the walking belt be lubricated at least 2 times a year. When the belt on this, or any model is not lubricated, what happens is the belt dries out and this creates increased friction. This increased friction wears the belt out prematurely. Also, as belts wear, it can cause a lot of problems with the motor and electronics of the treadmill. This happens because there are fibers on the backside of the belt that start to break down and this increases the friction between the belt and the surface below the belt, which is called the deck. This extra friction means that the motor has to work harder to maintain the desired speed and the motor controller has to put out more energy in order for the motor to maintain that speed. The result is that the motor controller starts to get hot and eventually, they fail. The motor and the electronics in the treadmill can be very pricey to replace.

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