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Category: Exercise Equipment
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The treadmill turns on, lights up, none of the keys will

Customer Question

The treadmill turns on, lights up, none of the keys will work. Some days it works fine, other days you can't get it to do anything.
JA: What's the make and model of your tv, and has turning it on been a problem in the past?
Customer: It's a treadmill....
JA: How long has this been going on? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: Checked the motor, checked connections
JA: Anything else you want the equipment expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: It's brand new. Less than a hundred miles.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Exercise Equipment
Expert:  Pete replied 1 month ago.

Hi, I'm Pete. Welcome to JustAnswer! I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Pete replied 1 month ago.

Have you checked for buttons sticking on the console?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Never had any problems with buttons sticking. If the incline up quick key or speed up quick key is pressed, the treadmill will beep. Other than that, the rest of the keys are unresponsive. It is a ProForm 8.0 trainer.
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Some days I walk out, turn it on, and it runs perfectly.
Expert:  Pete replied 1 month ago.

This sounds like an intermittent problem where the electronic button contacts occasionally stick - you may not see the buttons sticking, but they can stick internally.

They can be cleaned internally using electronic contact cleaner.