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Treadmill incline stuck @ steepest level (highest)

I cannot find my user's manual for the treadmill. I've tried unplugging it; turning it off/on; etc. I've pretty well pushed every button a few times and nothing happens.

I went through one of the pre-set programs (start to finish) with the hope that the incline would at least drop when the program was finished -- it didn't!

I remember that this happened once before, years ago, but am stuck with a poor memory and no manual - help!

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  • chokshi1961 Feb 20, 2009

    As soon as I start speed the belt stops moving what can I do?

  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2009

    The incline adjustment on my Horizon T91 does not function. The display shows each incline percentage, but the treadmill does not raise. We had replaced the console and there was no improvement. Our next step is to contact Horizon. Is there any other way we can fix this if it happens again when the treadmill is out of warranty.

  • fiona_on2 May 18, 2009

    my proform 360p has the same problem although it's only stuck on a sllight incline !! i have no idea what to do with it

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    Ramp stays in fully up position after program 1 has counted down the 30 minutes and finished. Ramp will not go down on any program number. When switching on the treadmill it seems to attempt to raise the treadmill even though it is in highest position. Will a system reset fix this problem and how do I carry out this reset. Any help appreciated

  • Josephine Laplace
    Josephine Laplace Apr 04, 2017

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!! Mine is a NordicTrack C2050 and the above procedure worked!

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MAKE SURE YOU STAND TO THE SIDE OF THE TREADMILL WHILE PERFORMING THIS
1)Connect the wall power to the treadmill
2)Remove the safety key
3)Hold down the red stop button and red increase speed button (this is the red triangle next to the start button)
4)Insert the safety key while holding both buttons down in step3
5)The treadmill will now go into a diagnotstic calibration mode
6)Let go of both buttons in step 3 and press the oval stop button once
7) Now press the up arrow green incline button once(This is located to the left of the yellow program button)
8) Allow the treadmill to go through a calibration cycle, once it completes and stops moving remove the safety key count to 3 and reinsert.

Posted on Feb 28, 2010

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  • chrisf925 Jan 20, 2011

    Thank you ssssooooo much! This totally worked! I paid $125 last month to fix this same problem, now I know how to fix this on my own. Thanks a million

  • Eric Jan 27, 2013

    Recalibration didn't work. Says "Calibrating Incline" but just stays there- stuck at the highest position.

  • Gina Bonadonna Jul 27, 2013

    Although your key discription differs from my Tempo 611T I still attempted your instructions, however it did not work. Do you have a fit for the Tempo 611T treadmill stuck on incline? thanks for your help

  • george demos
    george demos Aug 21, 2014

    i attempted to recalibrate...but nothing happened.

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I had the same issue with my Proform XP590 and resolution was to run through the re-calibration as described by the technical document found under the hood. The Pro-Form customer FAQ helped me out. http://www.iconservice.com/index.html

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I have an Epic T60, six years old-- bought it at costco. Was messing around one day and ran it up to 12 % and it stuck. Researched about calibrating the inline, the incline motor and the incline sensor. I got home and tried to recalibrate the thing and it didn't work. I removed the motor cover and took it apart (on its side). I found that the instructions available on the web for changing the incline sensor were accurate but what happened with mine was the screw that held a washer on the end of the threaded auger shaft had snapped with the pounding of running when the treadmill was at 0%. I took the incline motor off, tools were 14 mm wrenches only. I had to take the threaded rod out of the motor gear system and take it to my shop and drill out the old screw. Then I used a tap and created new threads in the end of the rod. I used a 5/16 bolt to replace the broken screw and put the thing back together again. It seems to word perfectly. I had to recalibrate it though. even though the new bolt is bigger, It calibrated fine.

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Have a Nordic Track Model #A2050. Same problem as jimmohn posting above. Incline stuck in up position. Fix by removing the jack-screw (pin & clevis) on both ends, manually unwinding screw out of shaft and replace with new screw & washer. The screw size is M6 x 3/4" long (metric). Instantly solve the stucked incline problem.

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I have a Nordic Track T7Si and turning it on this morning resulted in the elevation to the highest level of the incline. The display kept stating "calibration" and flickering between 0 and 1. Steps to remedy it.
1. Unplug
2. Trip the reset switch (not sure if necessary, but I did it)
3. Step to the side of the treadmill and plug it in.
4. Push START and SPEED UP buttons together
5. Insert safety key
6. Push STOP after a few seconds
7. Incline will return to zero

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    witold Skalbania Feb 24, 2014

    hi I have tried all of these. my nordictrack is still stuck at max incline 10% . shows message "wait calibrating incline" . after 30 sec shows normal display but incline still stuck at 10%

  • Ben Gelman
    Ben Gelman Mar 26, 2015

    Had this problem for a while. Stuck at 12% and calibration not working, although I could hear the motor trying. I opened the motor hood and tried moving the incline screw manually with no luck. Then, with hood open and treadmill on its side, I tried the calibration again. I saw the incline motor jump a little and just kept trying. As it struggled back and forth something finally loosened up and it stayed working! Back to normal now.

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