A home treadmill makes for a convenient workout any time of day, or night, all year round. However, treadmills must be cleaned and maintained to continue to operate correctly. Running, in particular, puts a significant amount of stress on the machine’s components, particularly the belt. Maintenance services ensure that treadmills continue to run smoothly and quietly. If they do break, fixing them is relatively affordable (compared with replacing a treadmill). The cost of maintenance and repair is generally low, depending on the number and type of parts need that to be replaced.
Many treadmill service operators, including Fixness Equipment in Scottsdale, Arizona, Fitness Equipment Specialist in Vista, California, and GymTech Solutions in Frederick, Maryland, offer preventive maintenance services, which include cleaning and aligning the walking belt, cleaning the rollers, vacuuming the interior of the machine, inspecting the electrical connections, securing any loose screws, and calibrating the drive and motors. GymTech Solutions, for example, charges $125 for a home service call, plus an hourly rate of $60 for maintenance services. S-Group Fitness in Bethpage, New York, also offers maintenance services, which start at $99.
Treadmill diagnostic services
Service operators also offer diagnostic and repair services, giving owners the information they need to decide whether repairing a treadmill is worthwhile. In general, the cost for diagnosing a problem, including labor but not parts, ranges from $100 to $200.
Treadmill repair services
A variety of things can break on a treadmill, but most of them can be fixed. For example, All Pro Fitness in Temecula, California, can replace rollers, belts, and controller boards, lubricate and adjust the tension on walking belts, and make other electronic and mechanical repairs.
Most repair companies charge an hourly rate, between $100 and $200, plus the cost of parts.
Treadmill replacement parts
The various components can be replaced, but not all should—a new treadmill motor starts at about $500 and can cost much more. Other parts make repair a more cost-effective option. A new treadbelt costs about $200-$300, for example, while drive belts cost from $50 to $100.