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Old 10-14-2009, 05:31 AM   #1
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I just got a used treadmill and it makes excessive noise. Any ideas?

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Old 10-14-2009, 07:15 AM   #2
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kinda need a bit more info.....
manual? electric? motor noise? "the roller bearings are shot" noise?

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Old 10-15-2009, 05:33 AM   #3
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It is a Pro Form 400 GI, electric. The sound comes from either the belt or the roller.
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i'd check the bearing brackets and mounts to be sure they're screwed down tight. they can come loose over time.
is it noisier when you use it?

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If you don't think it is fixable do not throw it away. You can use it for an automatic feed for a do it yourself belt-sander. A guy made one over on the woodworker forum that is linked to here. He did not have the feed in yet but the rest of it looked pretty cool.
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shouldn't there be some kind of return policy or something? I am sure the manufacturer will take the product back if there is something wrong with it
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probably not, he said it's used...

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We have an elliptical machine, which is different obviously, but one of the things you can look out for is joints that creak and WD40 should help. You DO NOT want to put WD40 on any motors or bearings, but most exercise machine is going to have non-mechanical joints that could make noise.

I guess the trick, is that you first need to figure out where the noise is coming from.

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