5 Steps to Lubricate a Home Treadmill

The treadmill  running belt must be lubricated by special lubrication oil after a period of usage. Consult your
instructional manual for specific information about type of lubricant you must use; how often you
should lubricate the running belt and where apply it.

5 Steps to Lubricate a Home Treadmill

1. Unplug the treadmill.
2. You will need to access the deck and this can be achieved by lifting the belt on the treadmill
up with something flat and no sharp.

treadmill silicon oil

3. Look at the running board or touch it to check if it is oily or not. In case of not being enough
oily, use the lubrication oil provided with every treadmill machine, place it underneath the
running belt and spread a straight line of treadmill lubricant down the side of the deck.

lubricate treadmill running belt

4. Repeat on the other side.


5. Turn on the machine and leave it running for around 2-3 minutes at 3-4 kilometer per hour.
And walk on the treadmill to help spreading the lubrication oil.


  • If you use the treadmill less than 3 hours per week, you should lubricate it every 6 months.
  • If the usage is 3-6 hours per week, the lubrication should be every 3 months.
  • And for more than 6 hours per week, lubricate it every month.
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