Keeping your treadmill clean is the best way to make sure it stays running smoothly, performing daily and monthly cleanups on your machine can even extend the lifespan of your treadmill too.
To clean a treadmill properly, you should make sure you clean the belt, motor and deck, as well as wiping down the whole machine after each use.
We have put together a short yet informative guide below that will tell you how to clean each important part of your machine and why it is essential to do so, as well as some other care tips which can be important for your machine too.
First of all, it's necessary to keep your treadmill clean so as you can prevent dust, debris, human hair and pet hair from building up inside of the machine and causing blockages (especially around the motor).
Cleaning sweat and dust off the parts of your machine will also stop them from wearing down and increase their lifespan which is important for the treadmill belt.
Not every part of your treadmill needs to be cleaned daily, so some of these cleaning tasks can be performed once a month or every three months instead of every day.
To clean your treadmill properly you should focus on cleaning each part of the machine separately so as you can ensure you have done a complete job, we have listed out the best ways to do this below.
After every use of your machine, you should be wiping it down with a damp cloth, remove any debris or sweat you find on the display of the machine as well as handlebars. Never leave sweat on your treadmill as this can cause corrosion and lead to the wear down of metal parts over time.
Making sure the belt of your treadmill stays clean is extremely important, if not you can risk dust and dirt building up on your belt and causing extra friction, which could, in turn, reduce the lifespan of your treadmills belt and cause issues in the future.
It's also very important to clean your belt before you add any lubricant to it, doing so could cause a build-up of which would be even harder to remove in the long run.
We've listed out the steps to cleaning your treadmills belt below.
To clean where the lubricant will go on the belt, follow these steps too, but make sure the towel you are using is held tightly by two people on either side of the treadmill otherwise it could potentially get caught up in the machine.
Keeping your treadmills belt lubricated is important to reduce friction and heat produced by the machine, this, in turn, will help the motor and other parts of the treadmill last much longer.
To apply lubricant on your treadmill just follow the steps below, however, you should ensure you are using a 100% based silicone lubricant, failure to do so could cause potential damage to your machine, always go for the lubricant suggested by your manufacturer.
The motor of your treadmill will need cleaning once a month to three months, lots of dust and debris can build up in here, so it's a good idea to remove that dust before it causes even more issues with the motor and clogs it up.
When cleaning your motor, make sure to remove the cover with the screws so you can get right inside, never use water to clean this part of your motor and try a cloth, vacuum and dust blower instead to get into all the nooks and crannies.
If you struggle to take the cover off your motor your treadmill should include how to do this in their manual.
Now we understand how to clean a treadmill and the most important parts to be cleaning regularly, we have listed out a few more care tips below that will help you keep your treadmill in the best shape possible.
What's the best way to clean dust from a treadmill?
The best way to get rid of the dust on your treadmill is by using a vacuum and a cloth, you could also consider hanging a sheet over the treadmill when it is not in use.
What parts on a treadmill are most effected by dirt?
Most affected parts on your treadmill are likely the treadmill belt, motor and handlebars as this where you touch the most during using the machine.
Why should I wipe my treadmill down after every use?
It's important to wipe your treadmill down after every single use as sweat can corrode the machine, dirt can interfere with heart rate monitors on the machine too.
Overall, cleaning your treadmill is pretty simple, just make sure to do it daily and don't forget about the important parts like the motor once a month. Never get water on your treadmill and always use a damp cloth to clean and a vacuum for the dust.