Tips To Keep Your Horizon Fitness Treadmill Running Smoothly

How often should I lubricate the deck of my treadmill?

It is recommended that you lubricate underneath the running belt every 150 miles or every 3 to 6 months, even when it is not in use.

How do I lubricate my treadmill?

Watch this video to see more about belt lubrication:



Watch the following video to see more about resetting the lube belt message:

What brand of lubricant should I use on the running deck?

For treadmills manufactured after November 2002 use lubricant that is 100 percent silicone. It can be purchased from Horizon Fitness or from a sporting goods or other fitness retailer. Important: it must be 100 percent silicone and not have other ingredients mixed in. It comes in oil or spray, but oil usually lasts longer.

Treadmill silicone lubricant

How can I stop the loud beeping noise when the buttons on the console are pressed?

The beeping noise is a safety feature that all fitness equipment manufacturers include on the products. It alerts the user to a change during a workout that includes a change in the resistance level on an elliptical and the speed and/or incline on a treadmill.

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How do I tension or align my running belt?

Watch this video to see more about tensioning the running belt:

Watch the following video to see more about aligning the running belt:

What routine maintenance should I conduct on my treadmill?

After each use, clean and inspect, following these steps:

1. Turn off the treadmill with on/off switch, then unplug the power cord at the wall outlet.

2. Wipe down the running belt, deck, motor cover, and console casing with a damp cloth. Never use solvents, as they can cause damage to the treadmill.

3. Inspect the power cord. If the power cord is damaged, contact Horizon Fitness.

4. Make sure the power cord is not underneath the treadmill or in any other area where it can become pinched or cut.

5. Check the tension and alignment of the running belt. Make sure that the treadmill belt will not damage any other components on the treadmill by being misaligned.

Every week, clean underneath the treadmill, following these steps:

1. Turn off the treadmill with the on/off switch, then unplug the power cord at the wall outlet.

2. Fold the treadmill into the upright position, making sure that the lock latch is secure.

3. Move the treadmill to a remote location.

4. Wipe or vacuum any dust particles or other objects that may have accumulated underneath the treadmill.

5. Return the treadmill to its previous position.

Every month:

1. Turn off the treadmill with the on/off switch, then unplug the power cord at the wall outlet.

2. Inspect all assembly bolts of the machine for proper tightness.

3. Turn off the treadmill and wait 60 seconds.

4. Remove the motor cover. Wait until all display screens turn off.

5. Clean the motor and lower board area to eliminate any lint or dust particles that may have accumulated. Failure to do so may result in premature failure of key electrical components.

6. Vacuum and wipe down the belt with a damp cloth. Vacuum any black/white particles that may accumulate around the unit. These particles may accumulate from normal treadmill use.

Additional “How-To” videos that can help to keep your Horizon Fitness treadmill running smoothly:

Treadmill Airshock Lubrication

How-To Replace a Motor Control Board

How-To Calibrate the Treadmill

How-To Set Up a Treadmill

Treadmill Parts Replacement