Treadmill Belt Slipping

Treadmill Belt Slipping

Treadmill Belt Slipping

A slipping belt on a treadmill can be a frustrating problem for any fitness enthusiast. Not only can it affect your workout, but it can also be dangerous. The belt may feel loose or may slip to one side, making it difficult to maintain proper form and balance.


At Treadmill Repair Fresno, our experienced technicians are trained to handle all types of treadmill repairs, including belt slipping. We understand the importance of having a properly functioning treadmill and will work quickly and efficiently to get your machine back in top working condition.


We understand that your time is valuable, which is why we offer appointments after 5:00 PM and on weekends to fit your schedule. We also offer local residential and commercial fitness equipment repair.


In addition to repairing belt slipping, we also offer a wide range of services for your treadmill including: – Treadmill Belt Slipping-Maintenance and tune-ups – Motor repairs – Control panel repairs – Deck and belt replacements

Brands We Service

At Treadmill Repair Fresno, we service a wide variety of treadmill brands including: – NordicTrack – Proform – Sole – Horizon – Life Fitness – And many more.

Don’t let a slipping belt on your Nordictrack treadmill keep you from reaching your fitness goals. Contact Treadmill Repair Fresno today at (559) 216-5392 to schedule your appointment and get your treadmill back in top working condition. We are dedicated to providing top-notch service and ensuring our customers are completely satisfied with their repair experience.

How to check:

1 Step to the side of the treadmill and start it running.

2 Adjust the speed to 0.5 mph (this is usually the slowest the treadmill can go.)

3 With your weight on the foot on the floor use your other foot to push down on the belt toward the front of the belt in the center. Push down hard for 1-2 seconds.

4 The belt and roller should slow together but the belt shouldn’t slip off the roller.

5 If belt slips, tighten both sides by 1/2 turn then try again.

Treadmill Belt Slipping After Lubrication

Can a treadmill slip from too much lubricant?

Yes too much lubricant is dangerous sincw in can get onto the walking belt, creating a slippery surface.

Can I overlubricate my treadmill?

Yes, you most certainly can! Start small, you can always add more. Overlubrication can cause a number of issues. First, the excess lube will be flung out from under your belt at high speeds, your carpet, walls, and anything surrounding your machine could become soaked with silicone oil.

How do I know if my treadmill is lubricated enough?

Once the treadmill belt is loosened, lift it up slightly and put your hand under it. If the inner surface is dry, with no apparent coating of oil, it’s time to lubricate. On the other hand, if you remove your hand to discover it has some oil on it, there’s no need to lubricate.

What happens if you over tighten a treadmill belt?

Correct belt tension is critical to performence, and resist the urge to overtighten the tension bolts, the opposite problem to the common” loose belt. Overtightening can cause the walking belt to stretch prematurely, or worse, cause excessive friction coefficient similar to a belt and deck that goes unlubricated.

Why is my belt constantly slipping?

Slipping can be the result of a loss of belt tension (or a weak automatic tensioner) or pulley misalignment. When the belt slips off the track, the friction between the belt and accessory drive pulleys causes the belt to overheat.

Why does a belt slip?

Belt slippage basics – Vulcan Grip®

Belt slippage occurs whenever torque demand exceeds the available friction between a V-belt and one or more of the pulleys (sheaves). When this occurs, the belt begins to slide backwards a bit as it moves with the pulley.

What is the best lubricant for a treadmill?

Silicone Oil

Many treadmill manufacturers suggest using 100% silicone oil, which can be found as a spray or liquid. Some brands include a bottle with the purchase of one of their treadmills. Many brands also sell their own lubricants as well.

Can you use WD-40 to lubricate a treadmill?

Look in the manufacturer’s instruction manual (hard copy or online) for how loosen the treadmill belt so you can lift it and apply the lubricant. Use WD-40 Specialist Silicone or the manufacturer recommended lubricant and spray underneath the belt as you lift, repeating the process on both sides of the machine.

How do I make my treadmill less slippery?

How do you fix a slipping belt? To fix treadmill belt slippage, first check that each belt tension bolt is properly tightened. You can also lubricate the deck to ensure it runs properly, and check that the drive belt is in good condition. Finally, avoid too vigorous exercises as they may cause additional issues.

What happens if you don’t lubricate your treadmill?

treadmill belt slipping after lubrication

Applying treadmill lubricant to your machine reduces friction between the belt and the walking deck. When you don’t regularly lubricate the belt, the risk of your treadmill belt slipping and becoming damaged is significantly higher. You could prematurely wear out the deck and belt causing a major problem for your treadmill.