How To Lubricate NordicTrack Treadmill Belt?

The best way to keep your NordicTrack Tread in top running condition is by regularly lubricating it.

Without proper lubrication, your treadmill’s belt and deck could rub and create too much friction. Which over time can cause serious damage to your treadmill’s belt and motor.

Let’s go over how to lubricate NordicTrack treadmill in a simple and easy to follow guide.

Let’s get right into it!

How To Lube NordicTrack Treadmill Belt? – Step-By-Step Guide

Nordictrack treadmill 2490 stored in a corner of a room

NordicTrack treadmill manufacturers suggest using 100% silicone, which can be found as a spray or liquid. 

You always want to use a lubricant that is specifically for treadmills, and never products like WD-40 or any type of oil. Using the wrong lubricant can damage your treadmill belt.

Here is how to oil NordicTrack treadmill:

Start by unplugging the power cord at the wall outlet to turn off NordicTrack treadmill.

Using the T-wrench or Allen wrench, loosen the rear roller tension bolts 10-15 counter-clockwise turns. This should give the belt enough slack for you to lift it.

Reach under the treadmill belt and use a piece of cloth to wipe it down to ensure it is clean prior to applying any lubricant.

Lift the belt as far as you can and squirt the silicone oil in a zigzag pattern on one side of the running deck surface. 

Do the same on the other side, using about ½ bottle of silicone lubricant on each Side.

Make sure to not apply the silicone oil on top of the running belt. 

Once you are finished, lay the running belt down and then retighten both rear roller adjustment bolts clockwise the same number of turns loosened.

While staying off of the machine, turn on your NordicTrack treadmill and allow it to run at about 3 mph for about 5 minutes, so the lubricant can be evenly distributed.

Nordictrack 1750 treadmill in a home gym set up ready for use

Once the belt is fully lubricated, make sure it is properly centered and tensioned, then wipe any excess oil from the sides with a damp cloth.

What Is The Best Lubricant For NordicTrack Treadmill?

Just like every piece of exercise equipment, treadmill maintenance may be needed to keep your exercise equipment operating under good conditions. 

Here’s the best lubricant for NordicTrack treadmill you can use to grease your treadmill running deck:

Noosa Life Treadmill Belt Lubricant

The Noosa Life Treadmill Lubricant is toxin-free with zero propellants. It is formulated with 100% silicone to help your treadmill run smoothly. 

Noosa life lubricant has also been featured on a number of major news networks, including NBC, ABC, Fox and the Boston Herald. 

The lubricant comes in a squeezy bottle with an easy time-saving applicator which you can use to apply oil directly to the middle of the belt without any disassembly. 

The lubricant is also free of any odor, meaning you can do maintenance without suffering through the nasty smell.

How Often To Lubricate NordicTrack Treadmill?

Under normal use, NordicTrack treadmills should be lubricated every three months, or every 130 to maintain optimal performance. 

A good rule of thumb to follow is to loosen the belt then check under your belt every now and then to make certain it is well-lubricated. It should feel oily under the running belt, indicating that there is lube present.

If the inner surface is dry, with no apparent coating of oil, it’s time to lubricate. 

One thing to keep in mind is that the longer you wait between lubrications, the more oil will get contaminated with dust and dirt. 


After today’s article, lubricating a NordicTrack treadmill will be an easy task to do to keep your treadmill in optimum condition, while getting more life out of your treadmill.

Proper and regular lubrication will also help reduce wear and increase the longevity and functionality of the machine.

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