Things to watch out operating WalkingPad

Possibilities of Power Surge

As the WalkingPad is designed with electronic board for its smart features to communicate with the APP, it is filled with voltage-sensitive components that a power surge could damage very easily. If you live in area or building where the power supplies are not stable, power surge from your utilities company or lightning strike may cause damages to the electronic board.

We have reported cases of the WalkingPad LED showing Error codes leaving the power supply on after use, while this can be cleared by power off and on, but to protect the WalkingPad, unplug the plug from the main Power sockets when they are not in use.

For R1

For first time usage, please note the following:

a) Make sure the “Safety Pin” is slotted in to the Arm Rails, before the WalkingPad is able to start, this is part of the built-in feature for WalkingPad;

b) Design of the handrails

The handrail should be vertical at 90 degree with the walking belt to operate in “walking mode“, and maximum speed of this mode is 6km/h. On this mode, use can use both Manual Mode (M) or Auto Mode (A).
The Walking mode has 3km/h speed limit when it is first time use. 3 ways to unlock the speed limit to 6km/h;

i) Finish the beginner Novice Guide on KS Fit App;
ii) Setting limited speed on “KS Fit” App;
iii) walking on the R1 for 1km;

To operate in “Running Mode“, the arm rails need to be put horizontal with the walking belt, and with the safety Pin Slotted in. When in “Running Mode” you can’t operate in “Auto Mode”, for safety reasons.

“Running Mode” can go up to 10km/h speed limit after unlock.

c) If you see “SAFE” on LED panel, that means, safety pin is required to be slotted in to operate;

Statics Shocks

We also have user reported of static shocks while using R1.

As you walk over WalkingPad, your feet rub electrons off the EVO WalkingPad belt, leaving you with a slightly negative static charge. When you reach for the Arm Rails, which is build with metal, you may get a mild shock as electrons jump from you to the knob, which conducts electricity.

This is similar to some people who exit from a car and touch on the car door, which is metal, and experience mild static shocks. Most shocks happen because you and the car have picked up opposite charges. Leaving your seat separates these charges, creating the potential for a static shock. Touching the metal of the car as you get out lets the charge balance out by flowing harmlessly through your hand.

Not all people have these experiences, some may have body that’s more inductive will experience this.

Is the belt too tight to be push down all the way?

For new machines, it may be a bit tight for you to flatten the belt during first time use, but don’t worry, it’s normal, just push all the way down to flatten it, the belt is stretchable, just make sure the belt is centrally aligned with equal gap on both sides of the machine when flatten.

Make Sure your put the WalkingPad on a level surface.

Make sure your Walkingpad is put on an even floor/surface, as they were design with folding joint, one buyer reported recently there are squeaking sounds when they walk on it, we found out later it was caused by putting the WalkingPad on uneven floor, probably tweaking the two joining parts and resulted in the squeaking sounds, after adjustment, the sound dissappeared.

Maintaining The WalkingPad

Since WalkingPad is basically a compact treadmills, different from other treadmills by their own unique folding design, you can maintain them just like any normal treadmills

Taking Care of the WalkingPad

After each use, clean and inspect, following these steps:

a) Turn off the treadmill with the on/off switch, and then unplug the power cord at the wall outlet.
b) Wipe down the running belt, deck, motor cover, and console casing with a damp cloth. Never use solvents, as they can cause damage to the treadmill.
c) Inspect the power cord.
d) Make sure the power cord is not underneath the treadmill or in any other area where it can become pinched or cut.
e) Check the tension and alignment of the running belt. Make sure that the treadmill belt will not damage any other components on the treadmill by being misaligned.

General Cleaning

Use a soft, damp cloth to wipe the edge of the belt and the area between the belt edge and frame. A mild soap and water solution along with a nylon scrub brush will clean the top of the textured belt. This task should be done once a month. Allow to dry before using.

General Care

a) Check parts for wear before use.
b) Pay particular attention to the fixing knobs and make sure they are tight.
c) Always replace the mat if worn and any other defective parts.
d) If in doubt do not use the treadmill and contact our helpline.

Reasonable cleaning/lubrication should be made to extend the life time of this unit. Performance is maximized when the belt and deck are kept as clean as possible.


How to Check The Running Belt For Proper Lubrication

a) Disconnect the main power supply.
b) Feel the back surface of the running belt.
If the surface is slick when touched, then no further lubrication is needed.
If the surface is dry to the touch, apply a suitable silicone lubricant.

We recommend you use a silicone based spray to lubricate your Treadmill. This can be purchased from your local sports store.

Running Belt Lubrication

The WalkingPad is equipped with lubricated running board, which needs constant maintenance. The friction between running board and running belt has a great effect on the treadmills’ lifespan.

We recommend lubrication of the deck every 3 months.
– If you use your treadmill less than 3 hours a week, then lubricate every 6 months;
– If you use your treadmill 3-5 hours per week, then lubricate more frequently (6-8 weeks advised).
– If you use your treadmill more than 5 hours a week, lubricate every 2 months;

The steps are as follows:
a) Power off the WalkigPad;
b) Lift the WalkingPad as below pic, and lubricate on the center of the soft running deck evenly;
c) Power on the WalkingPad for 1 minute;
d) Wipe away any excess oil;
e) Repeat if necessary;

f) After use, if convenient, please fold the WalkingPad up into the storage position, if not convenient, please use something to cover it.

How To Adjust A Treadmill Belt | Treadmill Maintenance

After using the WalkingPad for a while, the walking belt may tends to go sideway a bit, and you will need to make alignment using allen key that comes with the original packing in the box, to re-align the belt, so that it will be centered when running.

We do not have videos on making alignment on WalkingPad, but you can follow the steps given below for normal standard treadmills:

Adjusting A Treadmill Belt

How To Lubricate A Treadmill Belt

Proper belt lubrication will help keep you treadmill in optimum condition and reduce needed repairs over time. We recommend you lubricate your treadmill once every three month using one ounce of silicone oil per each application. You can use the silicone oil provided by WalkingPad when you receive the new machine.

We do not have videos on lubricating the belt on WalkingPad, but you can follow the steps given below for normal standard treadmills:

Keeping the WalkingPad Clean

As the WalkingPad is a moving belt design, and a lot of statics will be produced, these statics will attract a lot of dust and stick on the machine.

We recommended you wipe the WalkingPad down after each use to keep the treadmill clean and dry. A mild detergent may be used at times to help remove all dirt and salt from the belt, painted parts, and the console.

WalkingPad Kingsmith R1 treadmill – How to fix loose belt

Use China Virtual Mobile Number to register for KSfit application for Walkingpad R1 Xiaomi Kingsmith

This is only for buyers who had purchased a China Version of R1

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