The majority of the folks use a treadmill machine to stay fit. The Treadmill machine helps them in running and jogging to burn their body fats. If you are new to the treadmill machine, you must know its essential feature for proper functioning. Before making its purchase, you must ask the potential problems your machine can face. How long can it work efficiently without any faults?
If you bought the treadmill machine and it stopped working in very little time, what can be the most common causes? Let’s have a look below:
The display is not working.
If the display is not working, check if the power cord is tightly plugged in the socket or not. Many sockets create this issue as well. Many treadmills function on batteries. You must check if the batteries are in good condition or not? Further, resetting the circuit can help you.
The display shows an error code.
Another issue with the display is the error codes. Error codes on display vary on the type of the manufacturer. One solution to this problem is matching your error code with the list mentioned in the manual or on the company’s website. Once matched, then follow the instructions and fix the error.
Treadmill belt as an issue
Sometimes treadmill belt slips and does not work correctly. The belt can either be tight or loosed. Sometimes it is highly lubricated. To know the exact problem, lift the belt from the center. The treadmill belt can be easily lifted 2-3 inches above. If the belt can be raised 3 inches higher, there is a need to tighten. For lubrication, you must clean the excess lubricant. It is also necessary to lubricate the machine after six months or 40 hours.
To clean excessive lubrication, you can take the help of water and soap. Clean gently to avoid any damage to the belt. Denatured alcohol also helps you in this regard.
Another issue can be belt joint which makes jerks while you jog. The only solution of this problem is to rejoint belt or replace your belt. There are many manufacturer & exporters that may suggest you better solution.
Another most common problem with the treadmill is the inconsistent speed. To handle this problem, take a guide from the manual to adjust the recommended speed. After changing, check the speed without getting on it. If you observe the belt caught, the problem can be with the mechanism holding and rolling the belt, or the problem can be with the belt itself.
If the speed lowers down, the issue can be with the motor. It is time to contact the technician to repair your machine. Another reason for the inconsistent speed is low voltage. Always plug in your power cord to the wall socket and avoid any extension.
If you feel burning odor from the treadmill machine, immediately turn it off. The burning odor shows the need for repair. If the scent seems like burning rubber, the problem can be from the belt on the deck. If it looks like plastic burning, it could be electrically short. It is recommended to service the machine immediately as it can cause a fire hazard.
Treadmill motor problems can result in a severe safety threat. If the motor works at full speed, it can create issues within a short time. It can result in inconsistent speed under recommended setting, belts flat out stopping, etc. The motor issue can be because of the low-quality belt or problem with the chip in the motor or any breakdown of the mechanical parts. Under these issues, the services of the technician should be taken immediately.
Through the most common causes mentioned above, you will be able to figure out the problems immediately. You will also know which time you need professional services.