NordicTrack Treadmills can vary in model style and while the model used in this repair example may not look exactly like your treadmill, the procedure demonstrated here is very similar. Always unplug the treadmill from the outlet before working around any moving or electrical components. If you need to use power while diagnosing an issue, please use caution.
Parts and tools needed:
Treadmill Belt Replacement Steps:
- Remove motor hood
- Remove walking platform screws
- Remove side rails
- Remove idler bolts
- Remove idler roller
- Remove drive roller
- Remove walking belt
- Replace the walking belt
- Reassemble the walking board
- Reassemble the front roller
- Reassemble the back roller
- Put the motor hood back on
Remove the motor hood and place the walking deck into the storage position. Make certain that the storage latch is properly secured.
Locate and remove the screws from the underside of the walking platform. Your treadmill most likely has eight. Refer to your user’s manual for verification.
Carefully lower the walking deck and remove the side rails.
While turning the drive roller by hand, pull on the inside of the drive belt in order to walk it off the drive roller pulley.
Now remove the drive roller.
Remove the four screws found above each of the isolators.
Using an Allen wrench, remove the four bolts found in each corner of the walking board. You will also need a crescent wrench.
With two people, lift the walking board up, and remove the walking belt.
Carefully place the new walking belt around the walking board.
Using your Allen wrench, replace the bolts in each of the four corners of the walking board.
Screw the isolator screws back into place.
Slide the drive roller into place. Walk the motor belt belt by hand onto the pulley just as it was taken off.
Replace the idler roller. Screw the idler bolts back in. Screw the side rails back on.
Now put the motor hood and screws back on.
After replacing the walking belt with a new one please make sure to read our service tutorial on “How to Align the Walking Belt on a Treadmill” and “How to apply treadmill lubricant to the walking belt” for any help needed while adjusting the walking belt.