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Sunday 30 March 2014

Life Fitness T5 Treadmill squeaking

Problem Logged           26/03/2014 22:27:15           Life Fitness T5      "I bought Life Fitness T5 2nd hand. Stripped it completely, cleaned and put back together.There was loud squealing from the motor drive belt so I replaced it.I've done my best but am no expert so therefore if it is imperative that an expert come and set it up properly for me, this is something I would consider. There is slight squeaking at higher speeds when I am running. I used 3 in 1 Professional Silicone Lube on the deck, may be I need use something else, maybe its another issue altogether ?"         



Thanks for your enquiry. This kind of problem could be a slipping drive belt. Sometimes the treadmill drive belt will slip if there is too much friction between the treadmill running belt and the treadmill running platform; this can occur even if the drive belt is correctly tensioned. It may be that you need more lube on the running belt but be careful not to over-lubricate as this can lead to the oil migrating to the drive belt and also cause it to slip! I would recommend pure silicone oil or gel rather than aerosol spray. 3 in 1 silicone contains additives and I prefer not to use it. 

If you feel you need a visit then a full diagnosis of the problem would be a fixed price of £69+VAT. If we can repair your treadmill on the day then we do so and typically these kind of repairs add an extra £30 to £50+VAT. If you need new parts or the repair looks like it could get more expensive, we would ask you to pay for the diagnosis charge and then we would quote you a fixed price for the repair so that you can make the best decision (you would not pay for another diagnosis if a return visit is needed!).

Please let me know how you wish to proceed. If you wish to book yourself in for a visit, we have an online booking form or you can reply to this email with your full address and I will make the arrangements for you! We are currently working on a 7-10 day lead time to arrange a visit.

Kind Regards

The Treadmill Engineer

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