Maintenance Schedule for Rowing Machines

Maintenance Schedule for Rowing Machines

In order to ensure the quality of your rowing experience and maintain the safety of your equipment, it is important to adhere to a regular maintenance schedule. The following tasks should be completed on a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis:


  • After each use, it is important to power off the rower and thoroughly clean high-use areas such as the handlebars and console with a non-acidic cleaner. It is essential to avoid spraying cleaning solutions directly onto or into the rower, as this could damage electrical components and void the warranty. Instead, use a soft cloth to wipe the surfaces clean. Additionally, make sure to inspect the power cord for any signs of damage, and if found, contact customer service immediately for replacement.
  • For all screened devices, it is crucial to clean sweat and fingerprint marks from the tablet screen using touchscreen screen cleaner after each use. Simply spray a microfiber rag with the cleaner and wipe in circular motions until the solution clears. Finally, clean the top of the rail with soapy water and a soft, dry cloth to remove any dust, debris, or sweat before and after each use.


  • Inspect all the assembled and pre-assembled hardware, including front and rear foot bolts, foot carriage bolts, rail securing bolts, seat securing bolts, drink holder (for select models), resistance controller, and hinge bolt for tablet mount (for select models). Tighten or replace any damaged hardware as necessary. Additionally, dust and vacuum the rower and the surrounding area, turning off the power and folding and rolling the rower to access hard-to-reach areas.
  • Assess the feet leveling system to ensure the rower is level, tilting the rower on its side on a soft surface if necessary and twisting the rubber stabilizers located on the front foot bar to adjust. Also, use a coin cell battery tester to check the rower resistance controller's battery power, replacing the battery with a CR2032 coin cell battery if needed (only for row sport 2, row, row-s, row-4s-10, row-7s).
  • Check that your app and equipment firmware are up to date with the latest versions. Inspect the velcro hook and loop straps on the foot carriages for wear and tear, replacing any damaged or worn straps by contacting customer service. Additionally, check the frame folding mechanism for proper function if used consistently.


  • Ensure there is no build-up of dust or sweat in the frame by removing the right side cover and spraying with compressed air. Stay 16” away from the rower when applying the compressed air. Also, check the wheels in the seat chassis by removing the back cap of the rail and removing the chassis. Tighten any bolts that lock the wheels into place as needed.
  • Lubricate the seat chassis wheels every 1-3 months with a small amount of silicone oil or mineral oil, sliding the seat and chassis up and down the rail to distribute the oil properly. Use a rag to ensure no oil drips onto stain-susceptible flooring. Finally, assess the quality of the belt by lowering the resistance and having one person pull the nylon belt until fully extended while the other inspects it for wear. If any wear is noticed, notify customer service for necessary service requirements.

By adhering to this maintenance schedule, you can ensure the longevity and safety of your rowing machine, allowing you to enjoy many successful workout sessions. For additional information, please refer to the instruction manual.