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why does my sears treadmill just stop suddenly after I have been using it for about 2 miles

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Thank you, Mark. I appreciate your help. We will try the lubrication kit; however, before we do, I neglected to mention in my first note that when the treadmill stops the reset button pops out. Would that should be a dry walking belt problem. Thanks for your help.
by Manage My Life
January 24th, 2011
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Mark T
Thank you for your question.

I am sorry you are having a problem with the treadmill. The most common reason for a treadmill to stop running while you are walking on it is a dry walking belt. A dry walking belt will cause the motor to over heat and turn off.

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 from our parts website

Sears Parts Direct

. 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 1/2 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.

To test the walking belt and board for wear, lift the walking belt and inspect the top of the walking board and the bottom of the walking belt for worn spots. Both surfaces should be smooth and slick. If you find worn places on either part, it should be replaced.



Please let me know if you need further assistance.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website:

Sears Home Services

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Thank you for using Manage my life.

Mark T.
by Mark T
January 24th, 2011
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Sorry - the model number is Sears SpaceMaker 1000LS, Model # 831-297530; the serial number is F15478249. Thanks.
by Manage My Life
January 22nd, 2011
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afritz afritz
Providing a model number to your question will help an expert better your search. If you would like to reply back to this thread with a model number I would be more than happy to assist you. Have a nice day.
by afritz afritz
January 22nd, 2011
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