Departments
Brands
Top Brands
Brands You Follow
Stores
Nearby
You Visited
You Follow
You Search For
Topics
Hottests Topics
Catalogs
Featured Catalogs
People
Trendsetters
People Like You
Apps
Your apps
Discover apps
Get Advice
Top Questions
Your Q&A
Friends Asked
Ask A Question | Show All Questions
More on ShopYourWay
Manage My Life

My treadmill is squeaking, what can I use on it to stop the squeak?

by Manage My Life Last activity date:
February 22nd, 2011

I have a Weslo Candence 80 treadmill that I purchased from Sears. The belt is slipping and the rollers are squeaking. I have followed the troubleshooting suggestions with no success. Is there something I can use to stop the squeaking? Is there a reason why tightening the belt would not take the slipping problem away as the troubleshoot instructions suggested?

Tags:
Treadmills , Body Building and Toning
Be the first to comment
Ask your friends
Answers (3)
jpiano jpiano
I have a Weslo ellipticle machine. I've had it for about a year. It started out pretty quiet, but it's gotten progressively noisier, to the point where now it squeeks and creeks and thumps from what seems like every square inch of the unit. It also gets progressively worse as the work out goes on. I have to turn the T.V. up so loud, it's starting to bother the neighbors. I applied the amount of grease that they recommended in the directions, and have hit it all over with WD40. My friends with ellipticals say that theirs run silently. Very frustrated. HELP!!!!! John.
by jpiano jpiano
February 22nd, 2011
| Be the first to comment
0 votes
Manage My Life
The bearings in the front and rear rollers are sealed and you can't lubricate them. If the bearings are squeaking, you should replace the rollers.

To determine where the squeak is coming from remove the drive belt from the pulley on the front roller and walk on the belt to make the rollers turn. Without the motor noise you can determine where the squeak is coming from.

The reasons the belt will slip after you have tightened it are; the walking belt or walking board are worn or the walking belt needs lubrication.

To check for a worn walking belt or board lift the center of the belt and look at the top of the walking board and the bottom of the walking belt. If either shows signs of wear you should replace the worn part. When you run your hand over the top of the walking board and the bottom of the walking belt they should feel smooth and slick.

To test the walking belt lubrication, do not turn the treadmill motor on. Set the elevation to the highest level. Stand near the front of the walking belt. Push yourself firmly toward the rear of the treadmill. If the belt is properly lubricated the belt will take you to the rear edge of the treadmill and dump you off on the floor. If you move and stop, the belt needs lubricating.

The part number for the belt lubrication kit is 219168. You can buy it at [searspartsdirect.com]. The cost is around $4.00. The application instructions should be in the package, but in case they are not here is how to apply the lubrication.

Turn the walking belt until the belt seam is along the top of the front roller. Raise the belt on one side in the center of the walking board front to back as high as you can. Apply ½ the tube of lubrication to the walking board in a zig zag fashion moving from front to back. Move the belt until the seam comes up on top of the rear roller and lift the belt again and put the rest of the lubrication on the walking board in the same manner. Turn the treadmill on and walk on the belt for 10-20 minutes. Walk all over the belt to distribute the lubrication evenly on the walking belt and board.
Answered in 17 hours
by Manage My Life
August 19th, 2010
| Be the first to comment
0 votes
Manage My Life
I see your treadmill is squeaking and I bet that is really annoying. I found a question in Manage My Life under the Answers button that was similar to the one you asked. I think this question will give you the answer to your problem. I attached the link below, I hope this helps!!!!!!
Answered in 10 minutes
by Manage My Life
August 18th, 2010
| Be the first to comment
0 votes
Add your own answer
Sign in to answer a question
Didn't find what you are looking for? Ask a question