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The console does not work. E-2 shows up on the console.

Just bought a Schwinn 430 elliptical and the console ways E-2 when plugged in. It will not move to programs, heart rate or anything else. Has anyone else had this problem? How do I fix it?

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  • egerard Mar 18, 2009

    I get the same message just a few seconds into the program and lose all settings - resistance, etc. I've tried pulling the power plug and re-inserting it, and hitting reset, but it does it all over again.

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We had this problem after assembly as well, it turned out to be a bent pin inside the connector to the flywheel housing (where the wires connect inside the lower part of the main mast). It was so bent that it never actually made contact with the connector.

We straightened the pin, carefully reconnected the wires, and everything worked just fine.

This says to us that the "E-2" error message means the console is missing at least one connection from the system. This could be caused by a bent pin, a torn/cut/frayed wire, etc -- anything that might make it lose signal.

So check the lower connection for bent pins, check the upper connection for bent pins, and check all along the wires for any kind of damage.

Hope this helps!

Posted on May 03, 2009

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    doriagogo Nov 06, 2012

    Is there a video anywhere that shows how to fix this? I too am having issues with the E-2 message. The unit is almost five years old and has done this from the very beginning. Lately, it's become more frequent and annoying.

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