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How To Remove A Treadmill Motor Cover

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By Simon Gould

A home treadmill represents a big investment for the home and your future health and wellness. It requires regular maintenance of all types. Some need to be done every year and some every week. You need to get familiar with the machine and not just how to operate it. You should get familiar with it's workings and this will involve taking the motor cover off.

As part of regular maintenance it is advised that you vacuum around the motor and the motor cover after removing it. This is because lots of dirt and dust can accumulate within these parts. This is due to when you're exercising on the treadmill you're bringing up dust from the belt. Also all the dust and dirt in the home around us.

Removing the cover

First of all unplug the treadmill from the electrical outlet. To remove the cover you'll need a screwdriver of the same type that will open the screw so it could be a Phillips one that is needed or a normal flat head. There are usually 2 screws holding the motor cover in place and are usually at each end of the cover.

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Once you've undone the screws holding the cover in place carefully remove the cover and keep the screws in a safe place. Then you will see the motor which looks like a cylindrical object with wires coming out of it. If you are vacuuming this be careful not to touch the wires so that they could detach. If you have one use a pointy attachment for the vacuum.

When finished that's the vacuum around the motor done for your maintenance. You may have wanted to test the motor and that's why you've taken the cover off. In any case, take care putting the cover back on like you took taking it off. Tighten the screws back and then plug the treadmill back into the electrical outlet and you're good to go.

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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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