DIY treadmill repair
Your treadmill lets you get a cardiovascular workout at any time of day, regardless of the weather. And you can easily change your speed or incline. However, your fitness routine can suffer if your machine isn't working correctly. If you're having problems with your treadmill—maybe it won't power up or the walking belt keeps slipping—try the troubleshooting guidance below to help you narrow down the cause.
Then use our DIY treadmill repair guides for step-by-step instructions to fix the problem. For additional troubleshooting tips and advice on getting the most out of your treadmill, check out our articles page. To find the owner’s manual or a complete list of replacement parts for your treadmill, search for your model number.
A worn walking belt will begin to slow down during use. If your treadmill walking belt is worn out, replace it using these steps.
A worn-out walking board creates friction with the walking belt and causes the belt to slow down during use. Replace the walking board if it's worn or damaged.
A defective drive motor won't run when activated by the motor controller. Replace the treadmill drive motor if it doesn't run.
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These answers to common questions can help you make the most of your treadmill.