Recommended General Maintenance
for Commercial Treadmills
The following are general guidelines recommended by Landice Rehab Treadmills.
Specific recommentations for different treadmill brands and manufacturers might apply.
Once per week:
1. Wipe down display. Use mild solution of non-phosphate cleaner on damp (not wet!) soft cotton cloth.
2. Wipe down handrails and traction strips with soft cotton cloth and mild soap and water. Cloth should be damp not wet.
3. Vacuum or wipe down the deck area between treadbelt and frame, including the visible part of the rear roller.
4. Clean Treadbelt Walking Surface - Treadbelts should be vacuumed to remove loose dirt. If vacuuming doesn’t remove dirt, we recommend the use of a medium stiff nylon bristle brush to remove dirt trapped in treadbelt surface. A damp (not wet!) sponge can be used to finish the cleaning process.
Once per month:
1. Take off motor cover and vacuum. Be careful not to touch any of the circuit boards.
2. Turn on the treadmill. Elevate treadmill to 15%. Turn off the treadmill. Vacuum under and around the treadmill. Turn on the treadmill and return to 0% elevation.
3. Mark the adjustment bolts on the rear roller and loosen each side two full turns. Examine the deck and treadbelt for wear and replace if necessary.
4. If lubrication is necessary slide clean towel under the treadbelt and wipe the deck and under the belt. Rotate belt 180 degrees and repeat. Apply one tube of Slipcoat, the only lubricant recommended by Landice, onto the middle 10” of the deck for the entire length of the deck. Do not put any lubricant on the top of the belt. If any lubricant gets onto the top of the deck wipe off immediately with alcohol. Retighten the rear roller two full turns on each side. Turn on the treadmill and set speed for 2mph. Check for proper tracking and tension of the treadbelt. Finally walk on the treadmill for a few minutes to ensure full lubrication of the entire belt.
5. Check condition of line cord for any cuts, gouges, or broken prongs on the plug ends. Replace if necessary.
Bi-yearly (every 6 months):
1. Check motor brushes for wear. Clean commutator if needed. See below for instructions.
2. Check all nuts and bolts for tightness, especially the upright bolts, handrails and bearing blocks bolts for elevation system(see Bearing Block Maintenance below). Do Not Over tighten!
Treadbelts should be vacuumed to remove loose dirt. If vacuuming doesn’t remove dirt, we recommend the use of a medium stiff nylon bristle brush to remove dirt trapped in treadbelt surface. A damp (not wet!) sponge can be used to finish the cleaning process. The only cleaner we recommend is Simple Green.
Before applying lubricant loosen treadbelt and wipe under the bottom of the belt and deck to remove dirt and debris.