- Remove the safety key
- Press and hold the STOP button and the speed increase button at the same time
- Insert the safety key
- Release the STOP button and the speed increase button
- Press the Stop button
- Now press the Incline button
- You can calibrate the incline on most treadmill models by following the guidelines indicated here.
- Follow the simple steps below to calibrate the slope on your treadmill if it has a touchscreen display:
- Make sure your safety key is securely fastened to the console (or close by).
- On your touchscreen display, press the menu button (the three horizontal lines in the top left corner).
- Select Maintenance, then Settings.
- Select Calibrate Incline and then Begin when standing off the treadmill.
- Your treadmill’s screen will display “Calibration Complete” once it has finished calibrating. To utilize your treadmill, select Finish and return to the home screen.
Calibrate your treadmill’s slope if it does not respond normally when you try to adjust it is the most typical option. The entire range of the treadmill’s incline and decline functions are tested and/or reset. During the calibration, the machine will go to one extreme of its incline range, then to the other extreme, and finally back to its starting position.
If you want to learn more about the definition of calibration, please read the following article. Before calibrating the incline, turn your treadmill off and take it out of the power outlet. Wait at least 30 seconds before you connect the treadmill to an outlet and turn it on.
Do not stand on the machine while the inclination system is being adjusted. Dogs, hair, clothing, and other things should be kept away from the machine while the incline system is being adjusted. Pull the safety key from its position near the console to stop the incline calibration in an emergency. The How to Use the Treadmill part of your user’s manual contains the instructions for the incline calibration process.
To get a copy of your user’s manual, go to this page, type in your model number, and then click View Manual. You can access your manual by logging onto my.ifit.com and selecting the My Equipment link.
1. If your treadmill does not respond normally when you try to adjust the incline, follow these steps:
2. Remove the treadmill from the power outlet and wait 30 seconds.
3. Press and hold the power button until the treadmill turns off.
4. Turn the treadmill on again.
5. Take the treadmill out of the power outlet and turn it off.
6. Wait 30 seconds.
7. Turn the treadmill on again.
8. Let the treadmill run for about 10 minutes.
9. After the 10-minute period, take the treadmill out of the power outlet and turn it off.
10. Wait 30 seconds.
11. Turn the treadmill on again.
12. Let the treadmill run for about 10 minutes.
13. Take the treadmill out of the power outlet and turn it off.
14. Wait 30 seconds.
15. Turn the treadmill on again.
16. Let the treadmill run for about 10 minutes.
17. Take the treadmill out of the power outlet and turn it off.
18. Wait 30 seconds.
19. Turn the treadmill on again.
20. Let the treadmill run for about 10 minutes.
21. Take the treadmill out of the power outlet and turn it off.
22. Wait 30 seconds.
23. Turn the treadmill on again.
24. Let the treadmill run for about 10 minutes.
25. Remove the safety key from its position near the console.
26. The incline system is calibrated. If your treadmill does not respond normally when you try to adjust the incline, it has been calibrated.
You may be able to calibrate the slope of your treadmill if it has a non-touchscreen display (with an LED or LCD reading) by following the simple instructions below. Note that these instructions do not apply to all treadmill models, so check your user’s handbook for particular calibration instructions for your model.
- The safety key must be removed from the console.
- Hold down the Stop button for a few seconds.
- Attach the safety key to its position on (or near) the console while holding the Stop button. Your treadmill may now be in calibration mode, depending on the model (see above). Press and hold the Stop button.
- Once you’ve pressed the Stop button, release it.
- Press and release the Incline Increase or Incline Decrease button while standing off the treadmill. Now is the time for your machine to start the calibration process.
- Before standing on the treadmill, wait for it to come to a complete stop.
- To leave calibration mode, remove the safety key from its position on (or near) the console.
On a treadmill, how do you test an inclination motor?
Remove the screws or small bolts that hold the inclination motor to the housing and do a bench test. Using a screwdriver or Allen wrench, loosen these. Remove the electric motor from the housing and examine the gear on the motor shaft’s end. The motor must be replaced if the gear is destroyed.
On a treadmill, how do you change the incline?
Press and hold the stop and speed increase buttons to calibrate the incline. Insert the safety key while holding the buttons. Now the machine is in calibration mode. Once, press the Stop button.
On a treadmill, how do you adjust the incline?
Press and release the Incline Increase or Incline Decrease button while standing off the treadmill. Now is the time for your machine to start the calibration process. Before standing on the treadmill, wait for it to come to a complete stop.
How can I tell if my treadmill motor is malfunctioning?
If the machine shuts down, it could be due to a problem with the motor or a broken circuit. If your treadmill is slipping while you’re on it, it could be in need of simple treadmill repair. Align and tighten the running belt to solve treadmill difficulties caused by slippage.
Why does my treadmill turn on but not move when I step on it?
If the belt is overly tight, the motor may be unable to turn the belt due to the tension. If you recently adjusted the belt tension due to slippage, this is most likely the cause of your belt not moving. Elevate the belt’s edge.
Is it possible to fix a treadmill motor?
Treadmill motors typically include a plastic fan that can break. It’s simple to change; it’s usually held in place by a Seeger ring or simply snap-fit.
Why does my treadmill continue to incline?
Mechanical Error. The inclination motor or electronics console may have defective or shorted parts that cause the incline motor to malfunction, albeit this is less likely than a simple calibration issue. Keep the treadmill away from humid conditions, liquids, and dust at all times, according to ProForm.
Why won’t the inclination on my treadmill go down?
The inclination motor’s performance could be influenced by a number of things. The motor itself may fail and require replacement. The motor’s gearbox could get jammed. It’s possible that the electronics board that runs your motor or the photo switch that informs the console of the incline’s location need to be replaced.