Treadmill Routine Maintenance Schedule

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Horizon Fitness

Preventative maintenance is the key to smooth operating equipment, as well as keeping the users’ liability to a minimum. Equipment needs to be inspected at regular intervals. Defective components must be replaced immediately. Improperly working equipment must be kept out of use until it is repaired. Ensure that any person(s) making adjustments or performing maintenance or repair of any kind is qualified to do so.

 

WARNING

To remove power from the treadmill, the power cord must be disconnected from the wall outlet.

 

Daily Actions:

Clean and inspect the treadmill:

  • Turn off the treadmill with the on/off switch, then unplug the power cord at the wall outlet.
  • Wipe down the running belt, deck, motor cover and console casing with a damp cloth. Never use solvents, as they can cause damage to the treadmill.
  • Inspect the power cord. If the power cord is damaged, please reference contact information on the back cover of the INFORMATION CARD for assistance.
  • Make sure the power cord is not underneath the treadmill or in any other area where it can become pinched or cut during storage or use.
  • Check the tension and alignment of the running belt. Make sure that the treadmill belt will not damage any other components on the treadmill by being misaligned.
  • If any labels are damaged or illegible, please reference contact information on the back cover of the INFORMATION CARD for assistance.

Weekly Actions:

Clean underneath the treadmill:

  • Turn off the treadmill with the on/off switch, then unplug the power cord at the wall outlet.
  • Fold the treadmill into the upright position, making sure that the lock latch is secure.
  • Move the treadmill.
  • Wipe or vacuum any dust particles or other objects that may have accumulated underneath the treadmill.
  • Return the treadmill to its previous position.

Monthly Actions:

IMPORTANT! Turn off the treadmill with the on/off switch, then unplug the power cord at the wall outlet. Wait 60 seconds:

  • Inspect all assembly bolts of the machine for proper tightness.
  • Remove the motor cover. Wait until ALL display screens turn off.
  • Clean the motor and lower board area to eliminate any lint or dust particles that may have accumulated. Failure to do so may result in premature failure of key electrical components.
  • Wipe down the belt with a damp cloth. Vacuum any black/white particles that may accumulate around the unit. These particles may accumulate from normal treadmill use.
  • If your treadmill has air shocks under the deck for lift assistance, lubricate the silver air shock tube with Teflon-based spray found at your local hardware or bike store.

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