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Pete, Electronic Engineer
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My treadmill belt slows way down when I step on it and it

Customer Question

My treadmill belt slows way down when I step on it and it just shut it's self off
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Exercise Equipment
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

Have you applied any lubricant to the belt recently?

If not, then it may be creating friction when you step onto it and that will overload the motor, causing it to shut off.

If applying belt lubricant does not help, then check the condition of the underside surface of the belt - if it is badly worn or frayed then it will need to be replaced.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I also have a burning smell is that from the belt too. It is worse when I am walking. It is a second hand treadmill and so I don't know if or when it has been lubricated. Is there something specific for the nordic tracs that you should use to lube with? thanks
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
woudl the need for lube be causing the burning smell?
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.

Yes, if the belt is not lubricated then the friction will cause it to burn.

Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.

Let me know if I can be of any further assistance?


Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.

Hi, just checking in on your question. How did things turn out for you?