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Some Common Problems of a Treadmill

Treadmill is a kind of cardio exercise machine that offers you the effect of running outdoors and has many features like less risk of injury, entertainment features etc. With due course of time, a running treadmill may undergo many technical issues. This issues can be many. One should have that knowledge what can be such issues a treadmill may undergo, so that you will panic with its occurrence. Instead fix it out and use it as earlier. Here is the list of some most common problems in treadmill that almost everyone gets in their treadmill machine.

Some Common Issues And Problems of a Treadmill

Burning Smell

While using your treadmill, if you experience a burning smell, immediately turn off the machine, get down and unplug the power cord. This smell may be due to the friction of the belt and the deck or due to a short in the wiring, electronics or motor. One can take off the hood and vacuum out the area under the hood. Clean it nicely, lubricate the belt and deck and put everything back together. Now plug in and check if its working, with no one on it. And if it smells again, turn off and unplug the power cord and call any expert technician.

Non- Working Motor

Ther may be two reasons why a treadmill motor is not working- one due to any damage or circuitry issue of the motor and the other is due to the failed circuit of the lower control board, caused due to excessive heat. This excessive heat formation can be reduced to a great extent by applying a vinyl mat underneath and by applying lubricants time to time. The motor issue can also be prevented by not running it at max speed.

No Display

Console issues are usually minor. It generally occurs due to the crimped cords, worn batteries, magnet fall, etc. If the console of your treadmill develops static, simply reset the circuit breaker.

Slipping Belt

While running on a treadmill, user can sometime tend to slip. This may be due to too much friction or if the belt is over-tightened. Lift in the center of the belt and make sure that there is at least 2-3 inch gap.

Heated Belt

Heated belt is one of the most common problem, treadmills generally undergo. To much friction on the running belt may cause this issue and can be prevented by lubricating properly. When the friction increases to a certain point, the machine is automatically set to power off.

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manoj kumar
manoj kumar
July 8, 2016 12:17 pm

my trademill motor are not working

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