Proper tension of the treadmill

Proper running belt tension on the treadmill will ensure that the belt moves with the correct resistance and without deflection.

When tensioning the belt it should be tensioned so that only a small diameter (approximately 2- 4cm).

The belt should not touch the rear of the treadmill and should be evenly distributed across the entire width of the treadmill.

  1. Before starting to tension the treadmill, make sure that the machine is turned off and that no personnel is on the treadmill.
  2. Use a wrench or tool designed for tensioning the belt.
  3. Place a wrench or tool on the tension wheel and tighten it.
  4. When tightening, make sure that the belt is stretched evenly along its entire length.
  5. When tensioning the belt, make sure the belt does not press into the back of the treadmill.
  6. The belt should be taut so that only a small diameter (approximately 2-4cm) can slide between the fingers after pressing the central part of the belt.
  7. When tensioning make sure the belt does not touch the sides of the treadmill.
  8. Make sure the idler wheel is tight.
  9. After tensioning the belt, check that the belt slides properly and that there are no scratches or other damage.


Before each use of the treadmill, make sure that it is properly tensioned and that there are no signs of damage.

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