Elliptical Machine: Console won't turn on
Dead batteries, a failed power supply, bad electrical connections or a faulty console can prevent the elliptical from turning on. If your elliptical is powered by batteries, change the batteries to fix a dead console. Replace the batteries during routine elliptical maintenance to keep the console powered up. If the console doesn't light up after replacing the batteries, you'll likely need to replace the console.
If your elliptical uses an electrical outlet for the power supply, unplug the elliptical and check the power cord. Reconnect power cord wires if disconnected. Replace the power cord if it's damaged. If the power cord is intact and properly connected to the console, then you'll probably need to replace the console.
Replace the elliptical console
The console displays the elapsed time, distance traveled, estimated calories burned, current speed and the user's pulse. If the console doesn't light up, replace the battery. If the problem continues, replace the console assembly. The console also controls the resistance motor. Replace the console if it fails to adjust the resistance motor.
Perform elliptical maintenance
Inspect and tighten all parts of the elliptical regularly. Replace any worn parts immediately. Lubricate all moving parts using all-purpose grease. Replace the battery if it's weak or dead.
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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