One of the early models of Lifestyler treadmill is the Lifestyler 8.0 treadmill. This model was exclusively designed for home use. It is a motorized treadmill with a 1.25 horsepower motor with a speed that is capable of up to 8 mph. In case you want to change the inclination on your workout, you need to temporarily stop your exercise activity and get off from it. This is because this type of treadmill requires manual adjustment if you want to change the incline.
The Lifestyler treadmill model series have been so popular for many years. This is because this type of treadmill has been so very reliable and affordable to many. Thus, in case you need some replacement parts for your treadmill, you can find these very easily since there are lots of vendors even online vendors offering your needed parts.
One of the minor issues that you may experience when using the Lifestyler 8.0 treadmill is the grinding noise. But this issue can be addressed immediately and even you can fix this when done properly. As a treadmill owner, the best thing that you can do if you have treadmill at your home is to take good care and maintain it properly. Some of the parts that you need to check regularly and things to do to avoid the grinding noise are the following:
- Walking belt lubrication – Most of the treadmills particularly the Lifestyler 8.0 treadmill needs regular lubrication. This activity needs to be done regularly so that there will be less friction between the belt, the rollers, and the deck. If this activity is not done properly, the belt will dry out and will cause much friction against the other moving parts. When this happens, it will result to unwanted grinding noise. You can use the silicone spray lubricant for proper lubrication.
- Tension of the belt – Checking the tension and alignment of the belt of your treadmill is also very important. The tension and the alignment of the walking belt should not be so tight as it can result to the damaged of the treadmill motor and the belt itself. When checking the alignment and tension of the belt, just lift the center of the belt on one side and it should measure of around 3 to 4 inches referencing the platform. Just in case the measured value is not within the set standards, you can refer to treadmill manual for the details of the adjustment to be made.