Maintenance of Your Home Treadmill

Table of Contents:

  1. The importance of regular maintenance
  2. Lubrication
  3. Weekly vacuuming
  4. Motor cleaning
  5. Belt alignment
  6. Nuts and bolts
  7. Cleaning after each use
  8. Protective mat
  9. Protecting electric components
  10. When should I contact InTheMarket.ie technical team? 
  11. Our top 3 treadmills

The importance of regular maintenance

A home treadmill is a big investment, but it can help you to maintain a regular fitness routine, which in turns makes you look and feel better. It’s well documented how improving our physical health can help improve your mindfulness and overall wellbeing. 

The secret to getting the most use out of your treadmill and lowering the likelihood of breakdowns and other issues is regular maintenance. A little routine maintenance goes a long way.

With each use, pay attention to how your treadmill feels. If the machine is operating erratically or if you notice, feel, or hear any rubbing or scraping, usage should be stopped until any issue has been resolved.


We advise lubricating your treadmill belt at least once a year. Your treadmill may require more frequent lubrication depending on how frequently, how much, and what kind of lubricant is utilised, and of course if you are training for marathons or using your machine for an occassional light jog. For intensive use, we advise lubricating your treadmill every 3 months.

Many of the InTheMarket.ie treadmills come with automatic lubrication. This will lubricate your treadmill every 30km and the machine will let you know automatically when the reservoir requires topping up.

The manual for your particular treadmill will include advice on how to lubricate the belt. A silicone- or paraffin-based lubricant is typically applied to the treadmill belt’s underside, paying particular attention to the region where your feet make the greatest contact. Don’t put it on the belt’s walking surface.

Before using the lubricant, the belt might need to be loosened; after using it, it should be retightened. Under no circumstances should you lubricate your treadmill with WD-40 or any other similar product. Only use the product that came with the treadmill or a silicone oil that you can purchase from InTheMarket.ie.

Please ask us about our InTheMarket.ie Maintenance Kit which gives you everything you need.

Weekly vacuuming

If feasible, vacuum the area around the machine and underneath at least once a week. The back of your treadmill will become clogged with dust and debris if you use it frequently. The majority of it comes from the soles of your shoes, with a tiny amount coming from the walking belt itself.

Maintenance of Your Home Treadmill

Motor cleaning

Additionally, you should clean the machine’s interior at least once a year. Turn off and disconnect the device before removing the motor cover to vacuum within the motor compartment. Whenever you are near any of the delicate electrical parts, exercise extreme caution and avoid touching them with your vacuum nozzle. If you happen to have an air compressor, it’s an even better solution than a vacuum cleaner.

Belt alignment

During every routine maintenance, you should check to see that if belt is straight and centred. It doesn’t have to be completely straight, but it also shouldn’t be rubbing or scraping the sides. Your treadmill will operate more effectively if the belt is kept in the centre.

A misaligned belt is probably to blame if you find that your treadmill is slowing down without you changing the speed or if you experience sliding. A belt that is crooked can also easily become frayed and torn, degrading far more quickly than it should.

If the belt is old and rough, replace it to extend the treadmill’s life. InTheMarket.ie can send you a new belt with a video on how to change it, or for a small fee, we can collect and repair the treadmill for you.

Nuts and bolts

Check the frame’s nuts and bolts about once a month to make sure they are tightened and the uprights holding the console to the frame remain stable. With constant use, they can vibrate loose. Your machine comes with a walking belt adjustment wrench.

Maintenance of Your Home Treadmill

Cleaning after each use

After each use, clean your device. This step is especially crucial if you frequently perspire. As moisture builds up in and on the machine, it can promote rusting of metal parts and harbor bacterial and fungal growth. A wet cloth can typically get the job done.

Protective mat

The purpose of placing a mat under your machine is to safeguard the area around your treadmill rather than the treadmill itself. If your treadmill setup is in a second-story room, a treadmill mat will prevent damage to your flooring and assist in reducing noise. A mat can make it simpler to vacuum the area surrounding your machine and prevent pet hair and extra dust from settling on your machine.

Try to keep pet hair as far away from the machine as you can. The quantity of pet hair, carpet fibers, dirt, and dust that enter the motor compartment can be significantly reduced by using treadmill mats. Treadmill motor and motor control board can suffer damage from foreign objects, necessitating expensive repairs.

Protecting electric components

Always be on the lookout for any electrical issues. A burning smell should never be disregarded. If you smell smoke when using your treadmill, stop using it right away and unplug it from the wall before looking into possible sources of smoke – dust under the motor, an object lodged under the belt etc.

In order to keep your treadmill safe during power surges and outages, you can also protect its electronic components by hooking it into a surge protector. Regularly inspect the machine’s power cords, looking for any damage or indications that they require replacement.

When should I contact InTheMarket.ie technical team? 

The user’s guide for your treadmill includes troubleshooting instructions for typical treadmill problems. You can undertake treadmill maintenance yourself if you are mechanically and electrically comfortable. If not, call us for a price on what needs to be resolved. In most instances, sending pictures and a video will help us diagnose the issue.

A qualified repair expert will be able to identify issues that might not be immediately obvious. Repairs, diagnostics and replacement components for treadmills can be expensive, therefore it’s always preferable to try to fix a problem as soon as it arises.

Check out our top 3 treadmills!

Commercial SMART Treadmill C-99

  • Motor: 3.5HP
  • Incline: automatic, up to 15%
  • Speed: up to 20kmph
  • Running surface: 58 x 145cm / 23 x 57 inch
  • Maximum user weight: 150kg

The Commercial SMART Treadmill C-99 brings home gym equipment to the next level. This next generation, commercial-grade model comes with all of the features you would expect in a robust treadmill: hydraulic folding system, wheels for easy movement, self-lubricating system for zero maintenance, 16-inch screen with a multimedia player, and much more. The 3HP motor allows you to achieve high speeds but more importantly, it guarantees that your motor will not be under pressure even when used frequently, hence ensuring a long life span. Pre-set workout programs make planning your run a breeze, and the automatic incline allows you to simulate hills without any set-up hassle.

SMART Treadmill with Incline T-98

  • Motor: 3.5HP
  • Incline: automatic, up to 20%
  • Massager: Built in to ease post workout fatigue
  • Speed: up to 20kph
  • Running surface: 52 x 138cm / 20.4 x 54.3 inches
  • Tablet size: 15.6 inches – watch Netflix, YouTube and more when working out
  • Console functions:  pulse, speed, time, distance, calories
  • Lubrication: automatic refuelling system
  • Programmes: a choice of pre-set programmes and the ability to create unlimited custom ones
  • Maximum user weight: 140kg / 308.6 lbs
  • Size when assembled: 190 x 88 x 128cm / 74.8 x 34.6 x 50.4 inches

Commercial SMART Treadmill with Incline C-66

  • • Speed: up to 18kph
    • Incline: up to 15%
    • Running surface: 48 x 135 cm / 18.9 x 53.1 inches
    • Tablet size: 10.1 inch – watch Netflix, YouTube and more when working out
    • Console functions: pulse, speed, time, distance, calories
    • Lubrication: automatic refuelling system
    • Programmes: a choice of preset programmes and the ability to create unlimited custom ones
    • Maximum user weight: 140kg / 308.6lbs
    • Size when assembled: 170 x 80 x 140 cm / 67 x 31.4 x 55.1 inches

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