How Hard Is It To Put A Treadmill Together? Find Out Here!

Published by Danica Rojero
Last Updated on May 31, 2021

Treadmills are one of the most popular pieces of fitness equipment for home use. They provide a great workout without having to go outside and brave the cold weather. The only problem is that assembling a treadmill can be difficult. There are lots of parts, screws, bolts and brackets involved in putting together a treadmill so it has been known to take many hours or even days to assemble one!

Steps for Putting the Treadmill Together:

  • Check if all of the pieces are accounted for and that they have been labeled correctly in order to avoid confusion during assembly. It's not a bad idea to set out your screws on an empty space so it doesn't feel overwhelming when looking at them later on.
  • Remove any protective covering from the treadmill frame with help from these instructions before proceeding. Then place the frame flatly down against something soft like carpeting or padding since it will need support during installation. The last thing you want is scratches on your floor.
  • Next, attach the front legs of the frame to the underside of the base and lift it up. Place one leg on either side so that they are perpendicular with each other.
  • The next step is optional but recommended: Attach an L bracket to both sides of the bottom brackets in order to secure them more tightly together before you move onto installing any additional pieces. This will ensure maximum stability when using your new treadmill because as soon as those sneakers hit, everything's going be jiggling around like crazy.
  • For a visual of what it should look like after this, take a peek at the picture on the box.
  • Attach two more pieces on either side and repeat the process with your front legs and L brackets that you just did for the base: measure out where they go on top of the frame, put them through those slots in order to make sure they are sitting flush against each other, tie down any loose ends so that there is no room for error, then tighten securely using nuts and bolts.

If you have done everything correctly up until now, congratulations! Your treadmill will soon be ready for use.

Should I Pay For Treadmill Assembly?

You may be looking to buy a treadmill, but have you considered whether or not you should pay for treadmill assembly? The cost of the machine is just one thing to consider. If you're buying your first treadmill and don't know how to assemble it, then it might be worth paying for expert help.

You can pay for treadmill assembly if you have any doubts about assembling the machine. This can be costly but worth it when time and frustration are taken into account. The cost of assembly ranges from $150-300 or more depending on where this service is being provided and how many pieces make up the treadmill.

For some families this fee could be considered an investment that will lessen frustrations with assembly while saving money in the long run by not having to replace parts due to improper installation. The benefit of paying for someone else to assemble your equipment is convenience and peace of mind; all too often we underestimate how difficult it can be when assembling a machine like this on our own.

But if this isn't your first purchase and you are confident in your ability to put together a piece of exercise equipment, then there's no need - unless you want someone else to do the work for you. Hover, if is will be your first time and if you are feeling up to the challenge of assembling your own treadmill, it is actually not that difficult.

Fortunately there are some tricks you can do to put your treadmill together faster than ever before:

  • The first one is to make sure you have everything before starting. The last thing you want to do is go back and forth between the instruction manual, parts bag, etc...
  • Check for any missing pieces or anything that needs assembling. If there are lots of screws on your floor already then it can be easy just to take a break at this point!
  • Once all of those extra steps are done start by following the instructions in order and don't stop until they're complete. It may seem like time consuming but if you set aside enough time then it won't feel as hard (or frustrating) when doing them in stages.

These tips will help with putting together your treadmill so you can get started right away! Just follow these short guidelines and you'll be able to get started.

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