Best value treadmill lubricant (over 12 mths supply). Easy to apply and delivered to your door within 2 to 5 working days. This is the easiest way to prolong the life of your treadmill if applied correctly. For full instructions, click on how to lubricate your treadmill belt.
With over 11 years of servicing and repairing treadmills I know worn belts & decks are the biggest cause of treadmill problems.
In short, You’re best to lubricate the treadmill every 1 to 3 months depending on usage and climate.
More specifically you need to lubricate between the treadmill belt and treadmill deck (the part you walk on).
When the treadmill belt gets worn, the extra friction overloads the electronics and causes the motor control board or motor to fail and the treadmill will no longer work. On top of the expense of replacing the electronics, you’ll have to replace your belt and deck, because without replacing them, the electronics will overload and fail again.
I’ve observed new treadmills I’ve sold lasting 3 times as long just by spending 5 minutes every 1 to 3 months, lubricating between the belt and deck. It’s easy to do and you don’t need to loosen off your belt to do it.
The facts are treadmills need maintenance and if you lubricate your treadmill it will slow down the wear on your belt and deck which will help to prolong the life of your treadmill.