Time to take a look at why a treadmill belt might require tightening up, how to acknowledge it and how to do it. What is the Tread Belt? The treadmill belt is the part of the machine which you run or stroll on. Driven by a motor and drive belt, it wraps around a roller at the front and back and covers the strolling deck of the maker.
· The treadmill belt should center itself on its own when the treadmill is not being used. The left side bolt should be adjusted only if you need to align the treadmill belt from one side to the other. Can you adjust an automatic belt tensioner? Cars that have an automatic belt tensioner don’t need to be adjusted. The process of adjusting drive …
HOW TO ADJUST A MOTOR DRIVE BELT. The motor drive belt is adjusted independently from the walking belt. Some newer models have an auto tensioner which is a lever that has a wheel that puts pressure on the drive belt and a spring on the other end that automatically loads the belt to the proper tension.
· To tighten your treadmill belt, use an Allen wrench to tighten the two bolts and the very back of the treadmill on either side of the rear roller. Give each bolt a quarter turn to the right. Check how high the side of the belt lifts up. If it needs more tension, keep giving each side a quarter turn until the belt lifts up between three and four …
Since it’s suggested to adjust a treadmill belt in 1/4 turn increments, follow it. Or lubricate the belt. Can You Over Tighten The Treadmill Belt? You should not over tighten the belt because an over-tightened belt can cause extra wear and tear on the bearings in the rollers and on the motor. Just make it enough so that it doesn’t slip.
Below are instructions as to tighten the belt and stop the squeak. Turn Off and unplug the Treadmill. Remove the housing cover. Loosen the plate holding the motor in place, (usually 4 bolts/nuts). Loosen the locking nuts on the adjuster bolts. Turn the adjuster bolts half a turn to tighten the drive belt.
· If the drive belt is worn out or is just too loose, it can cause slipping of the treadmill belt. And, in addition to this, the treadmill belt itself wears out with time, so you might just need to replace the treadmill belt. Replacing The Treadmill Belt
In the beginning, the treadmill belt works well, but as the day goes on, excessive friction of the belt with your foot can cause a running belt to bend over the treadmill. You might search for a guide on fixing a folded treadmill belt, but that’s not an ideal way to get a better solution; replacing a new belt will be a great option.
Re-install the drive belt .Install by walking the belt onto the larger drive roller pulley. Make sure that the belt alignment is parallel to the frame rail, see . Running Belt Tracking Adjustment. Start the treadmill and set the speed to 3 mph (5 kph). Observe and verify that the running belt tracking remains centered, adjust as required:
· If the drive belt of the treadmill is slipping, you should be able to adjust it. To adjust the drive belt remove the cover. Now loosen the bolts that mount the motor. By hand, pull the motor back so the belt is tight. Now have someone tighten the …