How To Reset Treadmill After Lubing | ‘Lube Belt’ Message Removed

All treadmills require lubrication as part of their regular maintenance, but many people don’t know how to reset the treadmill and recover it from “Lube Belt” message after they’ve lubricated it.

In this article we will see how to fix “Lube Belt” message to resume workout. Treadmills from the same brand usually use the same reset method, but the reset method for different brands may vary.

Let’s see how to reset this message to continue our workout session.

This sturdy and handy gear, inexpensive or expensive needs supervision too, for this purpose we lubricate it once after every 3-6 months.

Now discuss the fix for this notification that displays on console and interferes our workout.

How To Reset Treadmill After Lubing?

How to Reset “Lube Belt” Message on Any Treadmill? One Solution to All

Your treadmill will show a “Lube Belt” message on the console after you’ve run 150 miles on it. This is a reminder to lubricate the belt, which will help to prolong the life of your treadmill.

However, if you don’t want to lubricate the belt and just want to get rid of the message, here’s what you can do:

Reset “Lube Belt” Message on Any Machine

Press Stop and Speed Up/Speed + button simultaneously for 5-7sec. It will reset the “Lube Belt” message. Now “Lube Belt” will disappear.

This method works for most treadmills, but the console display may vary depending on the machine.

Now let’s see the reset methods of some specific machines.

Treadmill “Lube Belt” Message Reset Instructions for All Major Brands

Treadmill ModelReset Method
Live StrongPress Speed Up and Stop button at same time for 7 sec.
XTERRAPress Enter button for 3 sec.
Horizon Fitness/Horizon 7.0 ATPress Speed + & Stop button at same time for up to 7sec.
Horizon 7.4 AT Latest ModelsPress Stop button and Speed 12 key simultaneously for 5 sec.
Horizon 7.4AT Updated Software(4.006) / 7.8ATPress Stop key and Media Play/Pause key at same time.
Sunny TreadmillHold Stop button for 10 sec.
Integra TreadmillFor Lube Reset (Press Program button for 3 sec) / For Console Reset(Press Stop key twice).
AFG/ReebokThese treadmills can reset by common reset method explained above.

How to Reset Spirit Treadmill After Lubing?

Resetting the Spirit treadmill Lube message takes a slightly different angle. To reset Spirit Treadmill “Lube Belt” message do following steps:

  1. Remove the safety key first.
  2. Press ‘Start’ and ‘Speed Down’ button simultaneously.
  3. Insert the safety key again.
  4. Now press following buttons in this order: Speed Up > Speed Down> Speed Up> Speed Up > Enter > Stop

This will reset the Lube message.

Why Do We Need To Lubricate A Treadmill

Are you worried that the running belt of your treadmill is not working properly? Or it is creating friction and you can not increase your speed or incline?

The answer is that your treadmill requires lubrication.

For the smooth working of the treadmill and to avoid the friction between motor and the running deck, we need to lubricate it.

It also helps to fold and unfold a treadmill and lubricated roller bearings are easy to move.

Dirt and debris are major reasons behind the damage to belt and the deck.

If you do not care about the lubrication it will cause serious damage to the motor, deck, and breaking of the running belt. It may injure you too.

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What Should We Use To Lubricate The Running Belt?

It is recommended by the experts of the fitness gear manufacturers that 100% Silicon is best to apply on the treadmill walking belt.

This would reduce the friction between motor and running belt and give you a smooth run. This lube is available in both liquid and spray.

After every 150 miles, our treadmill reminds us to lubricate for the betterment of the working condition of the parts of the machine.

Removing dirt from it and lubricating it timely will prolong the age of the treadmill.

Lubing and Resetting of Treadmill after Lubing

We need simple steps to follow for lubricating the treadmill and resetting the machine after lubing to use again.

1) Unplug the Power Source

Power off the treadmill from its electric source for safety purposes.

2) Examine the Deck Condition

Before applying lube to the belt, check the belt/deck condition. For this purpose, slide your hand underneath the deck.

If it is already greasy it’s good to go and there is no need to apply more grease. In this case move to the resetting part of the treadmill.

Otherwise, if it is dry, it probably needs some lubrication.

The purpose of checking is to make sure that it is already not greased enough. If it is greased already, this can also be dangerous because belt will become more slippery which enhances the risk of injury.

3) Lubricating the Running Deck

Slide the lube spray or tube to the center of the deck, and apply 1/2 oz. of 100% silicone gently with controlled pressure on the applicator.

Repeat more than 2-3 times on both sides of the deck.

4) Reset Message of a Treadmill on Display

Once you have completed the lubrication you will receive the message of Lube Setting on the display of your treadmill, although your display may be slightly different, the steps would be the same.

5) Restart the Treadmill

Plugin the electric cord, remove the safety button, press the stop and enter key at the same time and place the safety button back again.

6) Reset Setting

Simultaneously hold and press the speed up arrow or speed+ key and then the stop button for 5-7 seconds.

The console will beep several times and return to the regular display.

7) Note for Resetting 

If the lube belt message reappears after five miles of use, then reset the message again.

User Manual/ User Guide

After following the above steps, if you are still facing any issue regarding lubrication or resetting of treadmill, then I would propose, that you should get assistance from user manual before you call for a professional service.

Because the user guide is provided with enough knowledge about the maintenance of the treadmill.

Also Read: How To Fix a Slipping Treadmill Belt


How to fix Integra treadmill Lube reset message?

To reset Integra treadmill Lube reset message press program button for 3 sec.

How to reset treadmill when it displays “Lube” message?

Lube Belt message could be removed by resetting treadmill. Here’s how:
Press the Speed Up/+ button and stop button simultaneously for few seconds.

How often should treadmill be lubed?

To extend the lifespan of your treadmill, it is important to lubricate the belt every 150 miles, or at least check it to make sure it is properly lubricated.

How to factory reset a treadmill?

To factory reset a treadmill to its default settings:

1. Remove the safety key from the console.
2. Press and hold the Speed Up/Increase and Stop buttons for a few seconds.
3. While still holding the Speed Up/Increase and Stop buttons, reinsert the safety key.
4. Wait a few seconds until the treadmill displays “Reset” or you see the default console settings.


I suggest adhering to the treadmill’s prompt to lubricate the belt. However, if you prefer to skip this task for now, you can refer to the article above.

The steps for lubing and the after part of lubing(resetting of treadmill) are also explained above.

It is a common issue that most people can’t figure out, how to reset treadmill after lubing it.

So, I have tried my level best to entertain you to the best of my knowledge. Hopefully, you have got all the necessary information required for the resetting of treadmill.


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