Before performing any type of maintenance or tune-up on your treadmill, make sure to turn it off and unplug it. Even if you’re just wiping down the surfaces after using it, nike internationalist unplugging it is both an important safety measure and a way to check that the power cord is in good shape and not caught underneath the treadmill or other furniture.

Swab That Deck

Keeping your treadmill free of dust will go a long way towards extending its life. After you use it, dust all external surfaces, including the running deck, using a damp cloth or a microfiber cloth. No solvents or abrasive cleaners are necessary, and they could actually damage the materials. It is also important to vacuum around your treadmill every week or two to keep dust to a minimum. If you have a folding treadmill, move it and vacuum underneath it. nike air max Cleaning the motor should be done on a monthly basis. After unplugging the treadmill and letting it cool down, remove the motor cover and use a cloth, a vacuum and/or a soft brush to remove any dust or other debris that has accumulated.

No Screws Loose

On a weekly basis, check that the bolts are all properly tightened. At the same time, inspect the running deck for signs of wear and make sure that it is centered properly. If it’s not, consult your owner’s manual for instruction on re-centering the deck.

A Well-Oiled Machine

Proper lubrication of the running deck is necessary to keep a treadmill functioning properly. Lubricating is more involved than the other basic maintenance tasks, but fortunately, it doesn’t need to be done as frequently. Some treadmills will alert you when it’s time to lubricate the deck, but a good rule of thumb is every six months. Since each brand and model is constructed differently, refer to your treadmill's owner’s manual and follow the steps for lubricating the deck.

When All Else Fails

If you follow a regular maintenance schedule and perform tune-ups according to the manufacturer’s instructions, your treadmill should perform well. If, however, nike flyknit sale you are having problems that a DIY tune-up doesn’t correct, it’s time to call in a professional. Some towns have businesses that specialize in servicing exercise equipment or you can start by contacting your treadmill manufacturer’s support department.