The belt may stop when you step on it if the distance between the two belt rollers needs adjustment. Either the belt has stretched, causing it to lose its grip on the rollers or the adjustable roller at the rear of the treadmill has moved. Both situations are quickly fixed by adjusting the bolts that hold the roller in place.
· The belt is driven by rollers. However, sometimes, rollers are bound to fail at one time or another. It is very simple to know whether you have stuck rollers. If the treadmill belt runs just fine and then it stops when you step on it, that must be a problem with the front roller. The belt will stop running, but the motor will still be running.
· Fixing A Slipping Treadmill Belt. There is a wide range of various reasons why your treadmill belt may slip. The problem can happen when the treadmill belt stops for a moment accidentally and slips. In other words, when you are running your foot lands onto the treadmill belt, and the belt stops for a second.
When the belts start slipping, some people just crank down the belts and on treadmills, tighter is not necessarily better. The tighter the belts, the more the drive system has to work to keep everything moving. You should be able to lift the walking belt (with the treadmill unplugged) in the center of the treadmill about 3″ without straining.
Many reasons are leading to the malfunction of your machine. You can blame the power source, bolts, running belt, or the motor. With each cause, you have a specific solution to fix your treadmill. This article will discuss the reasons why your treadmill stops working. We also suggest some practical solutions to tackle the problem.
· The most common reason for a treadmill to hesitate or stop is too much resistance to the walk belt turning. That could mean a roller bearing issue, overtightened walk or motor belt, or even a problem with the motor or controller themselves, but the vast majority of the time it is simply a dry or worn walk belt and board.
· Hi Matt, Hi Matt, I have a Horizon T500 treadmill that runs for awhile initially, speeds up and then I hear a relay switch and the belt stops, but the console stays lit. I can do this over and over. N … read more
· Problem #6: Heated Treadmill Belt. Another problem with most treadmill machines is that too much friction on the running belt can cause it to heat up. That’s why it is important to keep the treadmill machines lubricated at all times. …
· If I wait about 4 hours then the treadmill will start again but usually run for a shorter time, about 5 minutes. If I wait 24 hours then the treadmill starts again and runs for the usual time. Analysis: Based on the behaviour, it sounds like the problem is somewhere in the control board as I have eliminated the running belt as the current problem.