I bought the LifeSpan TR1200-DT5 Treadmill Desk. The manual says to use only 100% silicone lubricant. Their product is overpriced, so I Googled "100% silicone treadmill lubricant" to look for other products. What do I see in almost every return result? LifeSpan. Now it seems like a marketing ploy to advise only to use 100% silicone. Since hardly any other treadmill explicitly requires that, anyone looking for 100% silicone lubricant will inevitably come across LifeSpan's product.

It seems to me that lube for one treadmill will work with another, but could I be wrong?

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    This question is off topic because it is about treadmill lubricant.
    – rrirower
    Jan 15, 2015 at 2:56
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    Is it? In Meta, we have questions about asking questions about equipment and it was ruled valid.
    – Sean Duggan
    Jan 15, 2015 at 15:12

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Most hardware stores will sell silicone lubricant spray, it's the same stuff. Try Googling 100% silicone lubricant and leave out the word treadmill or ask at your local hardware for silicone lubricant spray. This is compatible with your treadmill, don't try non-silicone lubricants in case they eat at the belt.

  • Pretty much same results, but even more questionable now that LifeSpan still shows up numerous times even after removing the vital keyword "treadmill". I also need non-aerosol according to the manual which, to me, seems legit. Jan 17, 2015 at 20:02

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