How Do I Stop My Treadmill Squeaking?

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By Simon Gould

There's nothing better than owning your own treadmill. You get to exercise at home and it doesn't matter what the weather is you can get some good miles done indoors. In time though, as the treadmill ages, you may start to notice some noises developing when you run. These can be annoying and they get louder and louder. Here I tell you how to reduce and maybe stop any squeaking noises you hear.

Why it squeaks

As treadmills age they start to develop noises and this can be a sign that something is wrong. The nuts and bolts that hold the treadmill together may have loosened very slightly. There are points where the screws meet that need lubrication. They recommend you do this with the belt regularly. There is special lubrication designed for this purpose.

Some research is needed on your part to get the right lubrication for the specific treadmill. Some manufacturers have their own so you would need to buy them. Amazon also sells treadmill lube* which doesn't cost too much and would be ideal to lubricate the points and rollers of the treadmill belt and may solve the problem.

All treadmills require some regular maintenance and doing that will help prevent any squeaking noises occurring. If you're not sure of how to do any of this you can pay a professional to maintain the treadmill for you. The following video shows someone with a common home treadmill dealing with the squeaking problem. It shows him lubricating the pivot points with grease and may help you deal with your's.

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Meet The Author

Simon Gould

I'm Simon Gould. I've been around treadmills my whole life. From running on them at an early age to working in treadmill dept's of national stores. I've run outside and I've run on treadmills and I prefer running on treadmills. I still run on one nearly every day and love it.

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