Treadmill Maintenance Guide

Treadmill Maintenance

The equipment is safe to use only when periodically maintained and inspected for faults and wear.

CAUTION: Do not attempt any servicing or adjustment other than those described in this maintenance guide. Any other servicing must be performed by an authorized service representative at Elite Fitness Equipment.

Check the tightness of all fixing screws once a year.

Do not overtighten. Defective components must be immediately replaced; the equipment must not be operated with any defective components.

Lubricating the Running Deck

Lubrication is the most important service activity for the treadmill. This is absolutely essential if the friction of the running deck increases noticeably or the motor begins to heat up; increased friction is indicated by a jerky movement of the belt.

Insufficient lubrication will cause the belt, running deck and motor to wear out and break. The need for re-lubrication depends to a great extent on the running styles and weight of the user: heavy user weight and slow speed put particular strain on the device and therefore demand greater lubrication.

The running deck requires periodic lubrication.

With average usage (30-minute workout sessions 5-7 times a week for 30-45 minutes), lubricate every four to six weeks.  You may adjust the timing of the lubrication based on the intensity of the treadmill use level.

How to Lubricate the Deck

  • 1. Stop running belt so belt seam is located on the top and in the centre of the deck.
  • 2. Lift running belt.
  • 3. Position nozzle between the belt and the board approximately 200 mm (8″) from the front of the treadmill.
  • 4. Apply the Silicon Oil from the front to the rear of the treadmill on each side of the treadmill. Try to reach the spray as far into the centre of the running deck as possible.
  • 5. The treadmill is instantly ready for use.
  • NOTE 1: Lubricate your treadmill only with Silicon Oil appropriate for your treadmill (you can purchase this from any Elite Fitness outlet)

Cleaning the Treadmill

Wipe the treadmill surfaces, especially the handlebars and console from dust with a damp cloth or towel. Do not use solvents. Use a small vacuum nozzle to carefully vacuum around all visible components (belt, running deck, side rails etc.). To clean the underside of the treadmill, lift the running deck to the storage position.

NOTE: Also keep the area near the treadmill clean. While in use, the treadmill gathers dust, we recommend that a mat is placed underneath the treadmill to reduce the amount of dust collecting inside the treadmill.

Aligning the Running Belt

Check if belt needs lubricating before you start, a slipping belt could be indicative of a dry deck. Monitor belt tracking during exercise and make adjustments as needed. The belt should run in the centre of the treadmill. Alignment is not usually needed, provided:

The treadmill is placed on an even, solid and horizontal surface and the belt is correctly tensioned

The alignment of the belt is correct

It is, however, quite common for the belt to be pushed to one side due to the user’s running style (e.g. more weight on one foot), which all belts do.   The alignment of the belt is adjusted by turning the two bolts at the back of the treadmill.

Align the belt according to the following instructions:

  • 1. Turn the power switch on and increase the treadmill’s speed to 5 km/h.
  • 2. If the belt drifts to the left, turn the left adjustment bolt 1/4 turn clockwise and the right adjustment bolt 1/8 turn anti-clockwise. If the belt drifts to the right, turn the right adjustment bolt ¼ turn clockwise and the left adjustment bolt ¼ turn anti-clockwise.
  • 3. If the belt remains centred the adjustment is correct. If not, continue to make small adjustments as above until the belt is correctly aligned. If the belt is allowed run across to one side for long periods of time the edges of the belt may be damaged and the treadmill may not continue to operate correctly. Any damage to the belt caused by the lack of necessary adjustment will not be covered by the warranty.

Adjusting the Belt Tension

The belt must be tensioned if it begins to slip on the rollers. In normal use, however, keep the belt as loose as possible. The belt tension is adjusted by turning the same screws as used for aligning the running belt. If turning the screws will not affect the belt tension, please contact your local Elite Fitness store.

  • 1. Increase the treadmill’s speed to 5 km/h (3 mph).
  • 2. Turn both adjustment screws an equal amount, ¼ turn clockwise.
  • 3. Try to slow the belt down by holding onto the handrails and braking as you walk (as if you were walking downhill). If the belt slips, turn another ¼ turn and repeat the test. When braking heavily the belt may slip. If the belt keeps slipping despite repeated adjustments, please contact your local Elite Fitness Store.

* Any damage caused to the equipment due to the disregard of this maintenance guide will not be covered by warranty

User Manuals

Please download the manual for your treadmill model below.