A Nordictrack treadmill is an excellent exercise tool that permits you to get a workout right from the center of your living room. But, what if you have to move your treadmill from one location to another? How do you disassemble a Nordictrack Treadmill?
We’re here to help. Read on to learn how you can disassemble a Nordictrack Treadmill all by yourself. In no time, you’ll be able to move it from one location to another with portable, disassembled pieces. Let’s dove right in.
Disconnect the Power Source
First, you need to disconnect your treadmill from the power source. This step is vital so you don’t risk damaging any connecting points that will come in handy when you need to reassemble the NordicTrack in a new location.
Disconnecting the power source will also:
- Keep you safe from electrocution
- Make it easier to fold up and take apart parts
Ensure you do this before taking on anything else.
The power source is just the plug that connects the treadmill to an electric source in the wall. Unplug it from the wall, untangle any cords, and you’re good to go.
Take Off the Console Unit
Next, you need to remove the console unit from the machine. It’s attached to the front of the treadmill with four screws, all of which are removable by a Phillips head screwdriver.
Once you have the screws removed, set the console unit to the side. This action should reveal:
- The motor
- The control panel
These are the most vital parts of the machine.
Once the console unit is safe to the side, it’s time to disassemble the most vital piece of the Nordictrack Treadmill so it’s safe for movement. Proceed with these next movements carefully.
Remove the Grounding Wire
The grounding wire is the next thing to remove in the Nordictrack Treadmill system. This wire goes from the back of the console to the back of the treadmill. It’s a thin, black wire that should be easy to pick out.
Once you’ve located this wire, gently remove the cable from the back of the console box. Ensure it’s out of the way and move on to the next step. Take care to ensure you don’t damage the grounding wire, as it plays a critical role in providing a connection between your treadmill and the screen.
Detach the Console Clamps
The console clamps are up next. These sit at the top of the unit and should look like a typical clamping system. You’ll need to utilize a nine-inch rod to safely remove the console clamps from their position on the machine.
Before you can detach the clamps, ensure you take off the screws that hold each clamp in place. There should be four screws per clamp, all of which will come off with some effort from a Phillips screwdriver.
Once you’ve taken the clamps off, you’re ready to move on to the next step. We’re almost ready to fold up the system and prepare it for movement.
Take the Console from the Treadmill
Now that you have everything removed from the console, it’s time for you to physically remove it from the treadmill. You need to be careful with this part to avoid damaging or breaking any fragile pieces.
There should be six remaining screws attached to the console. There will be two on either side and two right in the center. With help from a friend, remove these screws. Set them off to the side and keep them together so you can reassemble the product once again.
Once the screws are off, you can take the console down. Gently lift it, checking to ensure all screws are off. It should separate without issue. Now, set the console off to the side where it can stay clear from damage. At this point, you’re ready to pack up the treadmill for shipping.
Fold the Device
Last, fold up the device for transport. You can pack the console in a separate box, taking care to keep it padded and layered to avoid damage as it moves.
With the body, you will need to remove various bolts before folding. There are eight scattered around the machine, which should be simple to locate. Remove these carefully. Once they’re gone, the machine should be able to fold in half without too much trouble.
Once the machine is folded, you can pack it up and wrap it for moving. You’re all done! Keep all the small parts in separate bags and keep track of them. Losing even one bolt could make reassembly impossible for your Nordictrack Treadmill.