June 1, 2015

How to replace an elliptical console

By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace an elliptical console

This DIY repair guide explains how to replace the console on an elliptical. The console displays workout information such as elapsed time, distance traveled, estimated calories burned, current speed and pulse rate. If the console won't turn on or if the display is dim, check the batteries first and replace if needed. If the console still won't work, replace the console with the manufacturer-approved replacement part.

Use this repair guide and video to replace the console on ProForm, Weslo, Image, Lifestyler and NordicTrack elliptical exercisers.

Quick links
Tools required
Work gloves
Phillips screwdriver
Repair difficulty
Time required
15 minutes or less
Repair difficulty
Time required
15 minutes or less
Replacing a console on an elliptical

This video explains how to replace the console on an elliptical.

Instructions

01.

Remove the console

Remove the mounting screws from the console bottom.

Pull the console up and disconnect the wires.

Remove the mounting screws.

Remove the mounting screws.

Disconnect the console wires.

Disconnect the console wires.

02.

Install the new console

Connect the wires to the new console.

Position the console on the upright and install the mounting screws.

Connect the console wires.

Connect the console wires.

Reinstall the mounting screws.

Reinstall the mounting screws.

03.

Install batteries

Remove the battery cover.

Insert batteries into the console.

Reinstall the battery cover.

Remove the battery cover.

Remove the battery cover.

Insert the batteries.

Insert the batteries.

Reinstall the battery cover.

Reinstall the battery cover.

Warning: Undertaking repairs to appliances can be hazardous. Use the proper tools and safety equipment noted in the guide and follow all instructions. Do not proceed until you are confident that you understand all of the steps and are capable of completing the repair. Some repairs should only be performed by a qualified technician.
Symptoms for elliptical machines

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Main causes: dirty heart rate sensors, wiring failure, bad control console
Main causes: weak batteries, loose wires, faulty control console
Main causes: faulty reed switch, reed switch needs adjustment, wiring failure, bad control console
Main causes: bad resistance motor, faulty control console, wiring failure
Main causes: dead batteries, power supply failure, bad wiring connections, faulty control console
Main cause: lack of lubrication on pivot points
Main causes: loose fastening bolts, damaged handle bars
Main causes: leveling feet need to be adjusted, loose frame bolts, unstable flooring
Repair guides for elliptical machines

These step-by-step repair guides will help you safely fix what’s broken on your elliptical.

June 15, 2015
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace an elliptical resistance motor

If the resistance motor is not changing the resistance on your elliptical, replace it using these steps.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less
June 1, 2015
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace an elliptical console

If the console on your elliptical doesn't work, replace it by following these 3 easy steps.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 15 minutes or less
June 1, 2015
By Lyle Weischwill
How to adjust an elliptical reed switch

If the console doesn't display the correct speed on your elliptical, adjust the reed switch using these steps.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less
Articles and videos for elliptical machines

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