From an economic point of view, a treadmill is definitely an important investment, as you are investing in your happiness and health. Therefore, you should make sure that it is always working in optimal conditions.
This means that you should regularly lubricate your treadmill so that it works at its maximum capacity. For this reason, I am going to teach you how to lubricate the Xterra treadmill and everything you need to know about lubricating your treadmill.
Table of Contents
- How to Lubricate Xterra Treadmill
- Frequently Asked Questions
How to Lubricate Xterra Treadmill
The first thing we’re going to do is take a T-shirt, or a light towel, or a rag that won’t fray, and wipe between the platform and the side to remove any debris that is trapped in there.
Halfway between the motor cover and the end of the running machine, tuck the garment under the belt until you can grasp it on both sides of the belt. Then drag the garment along the entire length of the belt 1-2 times until it is clean.
Once you have completed the above, use the following steps to apply the lubricant:
Step 1: Turn off the machine
Always make sure your treadmill is turned off and unplugged to reduce the risk of some injuries
Step 2: Check for lubrication
Look between the top of the treadmill base and the belt to check for lubrication.
Step 3: Reaching for the lubrication below
Mientras se arrodilla al lado de la plataforma de su maquina, use una mano para sostener la cinta de la caminadora hacia arriba y lejos de la base de la caminadora lo suficiente para que pueda usar la otra mano para alcanzar la lubricación debajo.
Step 4: Apply lubricant
At approximately 1 foot from the motor cover, begin applying 1⁄2 of your embrace or your bottle of lubricant in an “S” pattern about 4-6″ from one edge.
Step 5: Using the remaining half of the lubricant
On the other side of the treadmill where it is not lubricated, we will use the remaining half of the lubricant bottle, repeating steps 3 and 4.
Step 6: Reconnect everything
Plug your treadmill back in and turn it back on, making sure your power cord is securely connected before turning the power switch back on.
Step 5: Distribute lubricant along the belt.
Now the next thing you will do is walk on the treadmill belt at a moderate speed, this will be done for approximately 5 minutes so that the lubricant is evenly distributed on the treadmill platform and along the belt.
Now your treadmill is fully lubricated and you can start using it normally.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should you use Treadmill Lubricant?
Lubricating your treadmill will help reduce noise, help reduce friction between the belt and the treadmill deck, and restore proper operation to treadmills that have not been in use for a long time. For these reasons and more, you should lubricate your treadmill regularly.
What Treadmill Lubricant should you use?
Do not lubricate with anything other than XTERRA Fitness approved lubricant, as these are obviously your treadmills. Your treadmill comes with one tube of “Lube” and additional tubes can be ordered directly from XTERRA Fitness or another retailer.
How often should you use Treadmill Lubricant?
Actually, the lubrication time can vary, as it all depends on the model you have, some models should be lubricated more frequently than others, but still generally should be lubricated 3 months of use or every 40 hours of use. So I recommend that you use the owner’s manual to see exactly how often you should do it.
If you have a higher-end model such as the TRX3500 you would not have to lubricate it frequently, you could lubricate it every 80 hours of use or sooner if you find it dry or dirty.