DIY elliptical repair
An elliptical is a stationary exercise machine that simulates stair-climbing, walking or running, all the while providing a low-impact, cardiovascular workout. However, your fitness routine can suffer if your machine isn't working correctly—maybe the console won't turn on or it's displaying an incorrect speed.
If you're having problems with your elliptical, try Sears PartsDirect's troubleshooting guidance below to help you narrow down the cause, and use our DIY repair guides for step-by-step instructions to fix the problem. Get the most out of your elliptical by following the tips on our articles and videos page. To find the owner’s manual or a complete list of replacement parts for your elliptical, search for your model number.
If the resistance motor is not changing the resistance on your elliptical, replace it using these steps.
If the console doesn't display the correct speed on your elliptical, adjust the reed switch using these steps.
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