Friday 22 July 2016

Treadmill: some advice for use

1: Check power supply. This device must be attached to a wall socket 220V single phase to grounded outlet.
2: The device is exposed to mechanical stress. Therefore it is important to check the tightness of the screws, as soon as they seem not well tightened or you hear a mechanical noise. Be careful not to tighten the screws that must have some degree of movement (such as transport wheels screws)
3: Do not use abrasive cleaning agents such as alcohol or acetone. Only a neutral cleaner on a lint-free cloth.
4: Sweating accelerates corrosion of metals and paints, degrading rapidly upholstery. So, we invite you to remove all traces of sweat after each exercise. Use appropriate lubricants on metal parts such as the silicone lubricant Silic-one, prevents rust on metal parts and to preserve them as well as make them shinier.
Safe lubricant, made in EU
The lubrication of the tape has several objectives: to avoid wear of the belt and deck, reduce power consumption and wear of the drive motor and controller.
A new belt needs to break int. It can take several days depending on usage (about 20 hours). Therefore, it should be particularly monitored its centering and its tension during this period. At the end of it, proceed to clean the belt, the engine compartment, inspect and lubricate the treadmill band. A well-regulated low friction and lubricated belt saves from 2 to 4 amp-hours, or a few tens of pounds/euro per year, which means that you can easily repay within one or two years of use a new low friction belt and the Lube. Make sure that the belt is tighten but not too much. You may get a break it or have a power consumption too high if you tighten it too much. Follow the instructions on our blogs to do this operation in the best way.
In any case, you should be able to put quite easily the hand under the belt, towards the middle of the belt. If you have to tighten belt very much to avoid it slipping on rollers, it's time to replace it.
Running/Walking Belt for treadmill (home use)
Treadmill running belt (commercial / gyms)
Don't forget that the gym treadmills need maintenance and lubrication and you have to replace the belt when it is worn. The power consumption is much greater in the gym because of use, so the payoff time of a low friction belt and the lubricant in less than 6 months.

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