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Treadmill Removal

If your treadmill is broken or you no longer wish to use it, you will likely want to remove it from your home. Because treadmills are generally very heavy, you might need to disassemble the treadmill before removing it. Alternatively, if your treadmill is small or you can get another person to help you, you can leave your treadmill intact while removing it.

Disassembling the Treadmill

  1. Turn off the power to your treadmill and unplug it.

  2. Remove the screws on the bottom and sides of the display console and detach the console form the treadmill.

  3. Disassemble the walking deck. Remove the belt from the deck by taking out the screws that adjust the tension of the belt and lifting the belt off the deck. Detach the front and rear rollers by removing the screws on each side of the treadmill that secure the rollers to the treadmill’s base and lifting the rollers away from the deck. Lift the deck off the treadmill’s frame and set it aside.

  4. Detach the rail arms from the treadmill’s base by removing the appropriate bolts or screws.

  5. Move all the parts to the treadmill’s new location and reassemble the treadmill.

Removing an Intact Treadmill

  1. Turn off the power to your treadmill and unplug it.

  2. Fold and lock your treadmill’s walking deck. Lift the walking deck from the rear and fold it up toward the console until it locks into place. Tighten the locking knob or insert the locking pin on the underside of the belt if necessary. Each type of treadmill locks differently; refer to your owner’s manual if you are unsure how to lock your treadmill’s deck.

  3. Tilt the treadmill at a 45-degree angle and gently lift it off the ground from one end while another person lifts the other end.

  4. Carry the treadmill to its new location, pausing to rest when necessary. You can also place the treadmill on a flat furniture dolly and roll it to its new location.

    Warning

    Always stretch thoroughly before moving heavy objects and lift with your legs to minimize the chance of injury.

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Things Needed

  • Flat head screwdriver
  • Flat furniture dolly
  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Wrench

About the Author

Mike Andrew has written business and legal articles for "850 Magazine" since 2008 and covers college football for several websites. Andrew is a freelance writer, attorney and music producer based in Florida. He received his Juris Doctor from Florida State University.

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