Re: treadmill question: creaking/cracking sound
"Lil" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Bought a pacemaster pro plus II recently. Loved the machine and for a
> while I was trying to increase workout intensity by walking fast (3.4
> mph) with an incline for 6-7%. Initially, it was not a problem, but I
> noticed a creaking/cracking sound when I was walking in this mode.
> Initially, it was sporadic and occassional, but it has since gotten
> more frequent.
I've been running on my treadmill for a few years. I had a problem where
the belt overheated the board underneath and it punched a hole through it.
You might check for that. The reply by the makers of the equipment was to
suggest lubricating the board once a month with their 'special lube', which
felt suspiciously like mineral oil. So, mineral oil is what I use now on a
new board and no problems. YMMV
Alternatively, you could have a variety of stresses on the machine and it's
excaserbated by the incline position and could be why you don't hear it when
it's not inclined.
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