Tech treadmill maintenance

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Huff-n-Puff Fitness Repair® provides both warranty and non-warranty service for fitness equipment of all kinds, including the machines listed on this page.

When we come to service your exercise machine, we use a thorough checklist to make sure everything is running smoothly and routine mechanical problems are prevented in the near future. You can take a peek at our checklist for each machine below.

  • treadmills  

    • Wipe down exterior of unit
    • Tension/align walking belt and drive belt
    • Calibrate drive and incline systems
    • Vacuum motor compartment/side rails
    • Tighten/check all frame hardware
    • Lubricate incline system
    • Inspect rollers
    • Diagnose/correct any error codes
    • Diagnose/correct any performance issues
  • ellipticals  

    • Wipe down exterior of unit
    • Calibrate resistance system
    • Tension belt(s)
    • Lubricate all joints
    • Tighten/check all frame hardware
    • Clean machine interior
    • Clean alternator and brushes
    • Clean/inspect roller wheels and tracks
    • Diagnose/correct any error codes
    • Diagnose/correct any performance issues
  • strength machines  

    • Wipe down exterior of unit
    • Inspect all cables and pulleys for wear
    • Lubricate cables and guide rods
    • Tension all cables
    • Tighten/check all frame hardware
    • Inspect upholstery
    • Diagnose/correct any performance issues
  • recumbent bikes  

    • Wipe down exterior of unit
    • Calibrate resistance system
    • Tension belt(s)/chain(s)
    • Lubricate all joints
    • Tighten/check all frame hardware
    • Clean machine interior
    • Clean alternator and brushes
    • Check tension spring(s)
    • Diagnose/correct any error codes
    • Diagnose/correct any performance issues
  • stationary bikes  

    • Wipe down exterior of unit
    • Calibrate resistance system
    • Tension belt(s)/chain(s)
    • Lubricate all joints
    • Tighten/check all frame hardware
    • Clean machine interior
    • Clean alternator and brushes
    • Check tension spring(s)
    • Diagnose/correct any error codes
    • Diagnose/correct any performance issues
  • rowing machines  

    • Wipe down exterior of unit
    • Inspect all cables and pulleys for wear
    • Calibrate resistance system
    • Tension all cables
    • Tighten/check all frame hardware
    • Inspect upholstery
    • Clean wheels and wheel tracks
    • Diagnose/correct any error codes
    • Diagnose/correct any performance issues
  • steppers  

    • Wipe down exterior of unit
    • Calibrate resistance system
    • Tension belt(s)/chain(s)/spring(s)
    • Lubricate all joints
    • Tighten/check all frame hardware
    • Clean machine interior
    • Clean alternator and brushes
    • Diagnose/correct any error codes
    • Diagnose/correct any performance issues
  • vibration trainers  

    • Wipe down exterior of unit
    • Tighten/check all frame hardware
    • Calibrate vibration motors
    • Confirm proper cable routing/fastening
    • Test vibration motor functionality
    • Tension vibration motor mounts
    • Tension vibration platform
    • Diagnose/correct any error codes
    • Diagnose/correct any performance issues
  • pilates machines  

    • Wipe down exterior of unit
    • Inspect all cables and pulleys for wear
    • Tension all cables
    • Tighten/check all frame hardware
    • Inspect upholstery
    • Clean wheels and wheel tracks
    • Diagnose/correct any performance issues
  • Continuous track treadmills  

    • Wipe down exterior of unit
    • Inspect tread slats
    • Tension/align tread slats and drive belt
    • Calibrate drive and incline systems
    • Vacuum motor compartment/side rails
    • Tighten/check all frame hardware
    • Lubricate incline system
    • Inspect rollers
    • Lubricate roller bearings
    • Diagnose/correct any error codes
    • Diagnose/correct any performance issues
  • Massage chairs  

    • Wipe down exterior of unit
    • Lubricate all joints
    • Tighten/check all frame hardware
    • Calibrate all motors
    • Confirm proper cable routing/fastening
    • Test motor functionality
    • Diagnose/correct any error codes
    • Diagnose/correct any performance issues
  • Water massage lounges  

    • Wipe down exterior of unit
    • Reboot electronics
    • Wipe down cover sheet
    • Drain old water
    • Inspect rubber barrier
    • Vacuum air filter
    • Tension belt(s)
    • Replace with fresh distilled water (customer provided)
    • Treat water with Defoamacide (customer provided)

Pro Tip!

We highly recommend that you don’t wait until something breaks to let us perform this maintenance for you. You can prevent the most common problems and extend the life of your machine with a Preferred Annual Care package – our cleverly named Wolf PAC!

Have a question about us, or about general equipment maintenance?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Huff-n-Puff Fitness Repair, LLC will be closed until April 30th. Per the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (IDCEO) and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), services to all residences and most commercial facilities has been deemed recreational and is not considered essential. We all understand the importance of your fitness routines and realize this is highly disruptive; in the same way the livelihoods of over a dozen of our employees have been disrupted by this pandemic.

In the meantime, we are authorized to service our hospitals and rehab facilities and are maintaining minimal staffing to ensure that we are able to respond to them as needed. Per the IDCEO and WEDC, service calls to residences, even due to medical need, are not authorized. Per their judgement, residential fitness equipment is not medical equipment, and is therefore not essential.

Once more, we fully understand how disruptive this is to everyone. Please do not ask us to make an exception to these orders. We run every part of this company by the book and we will not risk the health and safety of our employees and our customers, nor do anything outside the law. Any provider that continues to perform fitness equipment service outside the parameters set by IDCEO and WEDC is in violation of the directives that have been established.

We are eagerly awaiting the day when these orders are lifted and we are back to helping you maintain your fitness goals. When that time comes we will be making an exhaustive effort to perform service as quickly as humanly possible. We do anticipate a backlog of 5-plus weeks, and as always, service calls will be handled in the order they were received. If you are in need of service, please submit a request online and we’ll be in touch as quickly as possible.

Lastly, to all our customers, thank you all for your patience. You have all been wonderful to work with throughout this uncertain time. As we all pull through this together, we look forward to continuing to serve you as soon as these restrictions are lifted.

Stay safe and stay healthy!

Dan Thompson, Owner, Huff-n-Puff Fitness Repair, LLC