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Selecting A Replacement Belt For Treadmill Damages

Jan 22, 2008
Your walking belt for treadmill is more delicate because it is more exposed to contact and therefore prone to damage. This article explains the general pointers in doing a check up on the belt as well as how to replace it. How do you check signs of damages?

The two most important parts of the treadmill are the belt and the deck. If the belt is not properly taken cared of, the deck's mechanical operation will also get affected.

Maintain your treadmill belt with lubricants especially if you run on it everyday. You will know if your belt needs replacement if you notice these items.

- When there are curls on the edges.

- When the speed slows down the moment you step on the deck.

- There obvious grooves appear on your treadmill belt.

You may need to replace the belt if the walking surface generally looks worn-out. Otherwise, it may only need lubrication or waxing to keep it functional.

If one or two signs of damages are present, you may have to replace your belt. If you do not have the instruction manual, here are the basic instructions.

Removing the belt

- Make sure the treadmill is unplugged. Your treadmill must not be connected to a power supply.

- Locate the hood of the treadmill's motor and remove it.

- Prepare the removal of the rear roller by loosening the screws on both sides at the rear end. These are the same screws affecting the tension of the belt.

- The front roller can be removed using the same process. Incline the board if the screws are not accessible.

- After loosening the screws on both ends, remove the front and rear rollers.

- The next step is to remove the belt.

Replacing the belt for treadmill

- You need to lay the new belt and deck together. Slide the belt over the deck and align.

- Install the rollers and fasten the deck to the frame properly and securely.

- Fasten the belt and deck together with screws. You may need to adjust the deck to get the screws in.

- Slide the belt in through the rear roller by pulling it to the rear end.

- Adjust the screws a bit to hold the parts together.

- Replace the drive motor belt over the drive gear by sliding the front roller inside the belt.

- Tighten the screws of the front and rear rollers until the belt fits snuggly on the deck.

- Now that you have the new belt in place, you may need to adjust it. The adjustment concept is done by changing the speed to test the tightness and feel of your belt.

The procedure is actually simple but if you haven't done this before, it's best not to do it yourself. Seek help from someone who has more experience in replacing a belt for treadmill.
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