Elliptical repair guides

Whether you're replacing the resistance motor or the reed switch on your elliptical, our step-by-step repair guides and videos walk you through the repair. And Sears PartsDirect has more elliptical repair help for you, including DIY troubleshooting advice and maintenance tips on ProForm, Icon and Weslo elliptical exercisers. Search your model number to find a complete list of replacement parts, then order the part you need.

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Repair guides common to all 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
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
Articles and videos for elliptical machines

Use the advice and tips in these articles and videos to get the most out of your elliptical.

June 1, 2015
Elliptical common questions
By Sears PartsDirect staff

Find out what questions other elliptical owners often ask.

May 4, 2015
Easy DIY elliptical repairs
By Sears PartsDirect staff

Learn about some easy elliptical repairs that you can do yourself.

April 24, 2015
How to maintain an elliptical
By Sears PartsDirect staff

Discover how to keep your elliptical trainer in good shape with these easy maintenance tips.