The responsibility of being the owner of a large piece of electronic equipment is not always easy, but it can be with the use of the owner’s manual that you are given upon purchase of the machine. Owning a treadmill is like owning any other electronic equipment in that some maintenance must be done to keep it functioning correctly, but none of this can be done unless you read the owner’s manual. I know that this is not cool or even enjoyable, but it could prolong your purchase’s life dramatically.
For instance, if you blow a fuse in your treadmill you cannot simply replace that with the fuse from your vehicle or other large mechanical equipment. You must use the recommended fuse to correct the issue or risk causing major damage to your treadmill. This is something that you may not realize unless you read your treadmill owner’s manual. It won’t blow you away or be made into a Hollywood Screenplay, but it could provide you with some priceless information.
Also, the treadmill should be grounded to an AC outlet to reduce the risk of losing valuable computer information. You may ask what is so important on the computer of a treadmill, but some are quite complex these days. Entire training regimen and workout information can be stored on a treadmill and you will not want to lose this information. Protect the AC to your treadmill like you would with your computer by protecting it from a potential power surge. These computers are difficult and sometimes impossible to replace, so keep it as close to perfect as possible!
Reading the owners manual will provide you with a lot of information that no salesman or personal trainer can provide you with so it is important to understand the intricacies of your treadmill. Don’t believe that you will simply figure it out as you go because it could be that you figure it out as it actually does go for good. The owner’s manual is not written for creativity and should not be read for such, but it can help you maintain your treadmill.