It’s not a good experience that the treadmill suddenly stops when you running on it. However, things always happen out of control.

Why treadmill will stop suddenly? A treadmill most frequently stops working to protect itself from any further damages than what’s already been caused. The primary cause for such stop mostly is the overheating motor, which is caused by the belt in most cases.

Why Belt Will Make the Motor Overheating?

The belt could become worn out, frayed, or out of position with constant wear and tear, all of which could lead to increased friction. But in a normal case, your treadmill will work again when the motor cold down.

When this happens, it is necessary to lubricate the belt or if it is time to replace the belt to ensure the smooth functioning of the treadmill.

Treadmill lubricant

Sometimes, when users don’t handle the treadmill properly or refrain from maintaining them well, the belt would simply need lubrication.

This is frequently seen when treadmills are placed over carpets, which will send the dust, hair, and other debris to the belt or motor.

Thus the motor could become heated easily and stop the treadmill functioning immediately due to the increased friction.

overheating treadmill motor

You should also install a gym flooring or a treadmill mat over the carpets, in order to prevent the dust from getting in the treadmill.

Lubricating the belt helps in reducing any friction that exists between the belt and the deck, and between the belt and motor.

But before applying any lubricant, ensure that your treadmill supports lubrication.

If so, it is advisable to choose silicone-based lubricants.

Final Words

If your treadmill often stops suddenly, it is because of your motor is overheating. To prevent this situation, you should check if your treadmill belt needs to be lubricated.

But before doing this, you should also check if your treadmill belt could be lubricated. If so, remember to clean your belt first, here is a simple guide to clean your treadmill belt.

The lubricant could be useless sometime because of the belt is worn out. If it is such a case, think about replacing your old belt.

Finally, if you still don’t know why it still stops or not sure what the problem is, it is advised to call out an expert and let them assist with you.

Although it will cost you, it is an affordable choice compared to replace a new treadmill.

Proper, regular maintenance will extend your treadmill lifespan, in other words, save your money. So it’s worth the time on taking care of your running machine.

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