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.

Repair difficulty:
Time required:

Less than 15 min.

Part Required

  • Console
  • 4 AA batteries

For manuals, repair guides, and specific part recommendations, enter your model number.

Tools Required

  • Work gloves
  • Phillips screwdriver

Before you begin

Wear work gloves to protect your hands.


 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.

Step 1: Remove the console

Remove the mounting screws from the console bottom.


Pull the console up and disconnect the wires.

Step 2: Install the new console

Connect the wires to the new console.


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

Step 3: Install batteries

Remove the battery cover.


Insert batteries into the console.


Reinstall the battery cover.