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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does treadmill repair cost?

Repairing a treadmill typically costs about $200. However, treadmill repairs vary and repair specialists may have different prices. For example, replacing, lubricating and adjusting the walking belts all have different prices.  

You also need to factor in the cost of the replacement parts. For example, a new treadmill motor costs $500 and a new drive belt costs $50-$100.

You’ll know exactly how much it will cost to repair, replace or maintain your treadmill by getting price quotes from treadmill repair services near you.

How often should you replace a treadmill belt?

You should replace your treadmill belt if it’s beyond repair and has gone through too much wear and tear. A service technician can help you determine if it’s time to replace the belt. Here are a few signs that indicate you might need to replace it:  

  • You can feel or see fraying, cuts or snags.
  • Your belt has loose seams.
  • The belt is discolored or your see dark/black streaks.
  • It’s more difficult to run (or it doesn’t feel as smooth)
  • You can feel uneven wear when touching both sides of the belt.

treadmill service professional can help you determine if it’s time to replace your belt.

Who can service a treadmill?

Professionals who have a lot of experience servicing treadmills, positive customer reviews and/or certification from treadmill manufacturers are the best pros to service your treadmill. Sometimes, these professionals are handymen or contractors. Use Thumbtack to learn more about the top-rated treadmill specialists in your area.

Do treadmills need maintenance?

It’s important to maintain your treadmill to keep it running. To stay on top of maintenance, you should:

  • Wipe down the surface after each use
  • Lubricate it as necessary
  • Clean the belt and deck
  • Replace broken treadmill parts
  • Get the belt aligned
  • Maintain the belt’s tension

You can find a professional to help you maintain your treadmill on Thumbtack.

Who can repair a treadmill?

If you think you need your treadmill repaired, hire someone who specializes in exercise equipment repairs. Ideally, the professional will have a few years of experience servicing treadmills and other types of equipment.

Try to find a service technician who’s been certified by equipment manufacturers — ideally, someone who’s certified by your treadmill’s manufacturer.

What happens if you don't lubricate a treadmill?

If you don’t lubricate your treadmill, you risk your treadmill getting damaged. For example, you could wear out your belt, deck and drive motor. Skipping the lubrication will put more stress on your treadmill and interfere with its performance. And too much stress on your machine could also lead to expensive repairs in the future.

Can a treadmill be repaired?

Yes, in many cases, a treadmill can be repaired. The service technician may need to lubricate your belt, replace a few parts or check the wiring — it depends on the problem. Ask a technician near you if your treadmill can be repaired or if you should replace it.

How long do treadmills last?

Treadmills typically last at least 10 years, and some experts say they can last 12 years. To extend your treadmill’s lifespan, take steps to properly maintain it. Read your manufacturer’s guidelines for tips on how to properly care for your treadmill and repair it as needed. 

How do you repair a treadmill?

To repair a treadmill, a specialist will diagnose the issue (and they may charge a diagnosis fee). For example, they’ll figure out the answers to these questions:

  • Why is the treadmill going too fast or too slow?
  • Why is the belt slipping? Is it too loose or too tight?
  • Why is the treadmill refusing to turn on?
  • Why is there a burning smell coming from the treadmill?

Once the source of the problem has been identified, a pro will take steps to repair it. If the belt is too loose or too tight, they might adjust it with a wrench. Or if the belt is dragging, they’ll lubricate it. 

But if there’s a bigger issue, the repair person may need to replace a few parts, such as the motor or drive belt.

Is a treadmill covered by insurance?

You’ll need to thoroughly review your insurance policy to find out if a treadmill (or other exercise equipment) is covered.

Reviews for Chicago treadmill repair contractors
Karen C.
Very good job repairing my treadmill. My family and I have been able to enjoy using the treadmill everyday now.
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Betty R.
We contacted All Fitness Repair through Thumbtack to advise on a treadmill repair. I have had the treadmill for 25 years. Mike at All Fitness responded quickly to our inquiry. He even contacted us on a Saturday evening while returning from another job. He guided us through the diagnosis of the failure. In the end we decided that the cost of repairing the machine was not worth the effort but not due to lack of Mike trying. Mike was easily available for consults, was thorough, knowledgeable and very pleasant to work with—all via voice and text. He agreed with the diagnosis to give up and did not waste ours or his time by even coming out. I would highly recommend All Fitness Repair for their knowledge and professionalism. Mike was great to work with. Betty R.
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Candace N.
Before I hired Gene, I asked if he was able to repair my Gold's Gym treadmill, gave him model #, what problem I was experiencing and etc. He assured me he would be able to find the parts. I then hired him due to his reassurance. He charged me $90 to come out which I did not mind paying as long as my treadmil was fixed. I also had to pay half for a part that he said was the problem. 1 week later he brought the part back, it did not work, reorder the part, brought it back 2 weeks later, he said it worked, but did not fix the problem, then he said he thinks it is the motor, but I disputed that because although I've purchased my equipment approx 10 years ago, it was like new hardly ever was used. He next said, he thought it was my console board, 4th week, he brought a console board that was not the same model as mine and of course it did not fit. I advised I do not have the money to be spending for him to be playing guessing game. I told him this is why I thought I was calling a professional who would diagnose and repair my equipment. Finally, I advised him, I was fed-up and asked him to return my deposit. He returned my depositfor the part that did not work, but not his service call fee for coming out. I truly feel that he had no intentions of fixing my equipment, that he makes his money collecting service call fees. Rip-Off !!!!
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