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Proform 980 CS treadmill - display screen is very hard to see, it's too dark. It can be viewed clearly from an extreme angle... Can the consol angle be adjusted or is there a hardware problem that could cause this? Thanks!

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Run the software calibration, for easy diagnose
2) However you must adjust the REED swtich, clean it, and tight every plug or connector from the machine and try again.
3) If the problem persist, the problem can be the display board. see the block diagram.
God bless you
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If the colse buttons make a chirping noise when you push them the console should be Ok. If there is no chirping noise with the push it is a bad console. If everything but the speed works it will probably be your motor controller that is bad.

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Not sure what's happened here. treadmill won't turn on when red key is inserted. checked electrical plug to make sure it worked. I couldn't see that there's anything wrong with the red key. Have any ideas?

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Press the Stop and the Speed Up keys down while inserting the safety key and try to get this unit in calibration mode if you cannot then, the upper console will have to be replace.

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Pro-form 980, regardless what button I hit the speed goes to 12

1) test the speed sensor, for open or faulty, see the adjustment. Clean if and tight the connector very well
2) tight the ribbon cable for keypads , and clean it
3) replace batteries,and clean the contacts baterries very well
4) adjust the Reed swtich, test for open or faulty, clean it and tigh the connector very well see the diagram
5) Run the software calibration for troubleshooting, diagnose, and fix it.
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Jan 22, 2013 | Proform 980 CS Treadmill

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I have the pro-form 980 cs and the screen displays a bright blue color but no words on the display. It was working fine, but a storm over the weekend knocked out our electrical power. It has not worked...

Dear Friend:
Thank you by your request.

I will try to help you inmediately:

nstructions Things You'll Need
  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Allen wrenches (included with the Proform 980 and Proform 980CS)
  1. Power
    • 1 Ensure that the treadmill is plugged into a grounded outlet using the correct surge suppressor. Use a UL 1449 suppressor listed as a transient voltage surge suppressor (TVSS). It must be rated for 15 amps and 120 volts AC. Secure the services of an electrician if the outlet is not grounded, or move the Proform treadmill near a grounded outlet. Do not use an extension cord.
    • 2 Insert the safety key fully into the display. Treadmills with keys are designed not to turn on without the safety key in place.
    • 3 Find the circuit breaker on the front of the frame and make sure it is not tripped. The circuit breaker is a vertical switch on the 98CS and a horizontal switch on the 980 Interactive Trainer. Press it to the "Reset" position, which will be labeled.
    Reed Switch
    • 1 Unplug the treadmill and remove the safety key.
    • 2 Move the upright base of the treadmill down with the help of another person and lift the uprights so that you can get to the underside of the console. Use a Phillips screwdriver with at least a 5-inch shaft to remove the screws. There are five hood screws on the 980 Interactive trainer and four screws on the 980CS.
    • 3 Remove the motor hood to get to the small reed switch by pivoting the hood off the frame. Find the reed switch and magnet, which are on the left side of the pulley for both models.
    • 4 Turn the pulley with your hand until the reed switch aligns with the magnet. There should be 1/8-inch gap between the two. Fix the distance so that it is 1/8 inch by loosening the reed switch screw and sliding it to the correct distance. Tighten the screw.
    • 5 Reverse the directions to put the hood back on and the treadmill upright in the original position.
    Optic Sensor
    • 1 Unplug the treadmill, take out the key and remove the hood cover.
    • 2 Locate the optic disc and optic sensors. The optic disc is the only circular disc set between two optic sensors.
    • 3 Spin the disc with your hand. It must spin without hitting either of the sensors. Loosen the adjustment bolts that hold the switches in place with the included Allen wrench and adjust them to ensure they do not interfere with the discs' ability to spin. Tighten the bolts and replace the hood

    Thank you in advance, sincerely. Blessing.
If you need additional Help, please reach me.


Sep 28, 2011 | Proform 980 CS Treadmill

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Beeps when buttons pushed, but won't start

Dear Sir:

Try it with some little Inyection of 50% of Oxigened Water +50% ethilic Alcohol(100%) for to clean the contacts or pad for the buttons.

Wait for 15 minutes.

An try it again.
Now if doesnot work go to the 2 Step.

2) You must open the cover, and look for the rely for to clean it contacts, in the same ways.The rely is the element for to swith off -and on the motor for Theadmill.

Respond it if you get solution.


Sep 05, 2011 | ProForm 980 CS Treadmill

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I have a proform 585 cs treadmill and when i plug my ipod into the stereo it wont work and i am wondering how or if i can fix it??


If you had the speakers working before, and now can take the console off and hope to find a broken wire or disconnected somehow, but you might check into a new console. All of the components run into a circuit board, and the speakers are most likley OK, it the board that freaked out.

Hope this was helpfull.


Dec 31, 2010 | Proform 585 CS Treadmill

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The numbers on the digital console are no visible

The console needs to be replaced. I used to service these machines as a field service tech. The consoles on these are not hard to replace. If it is under warranty the warranty provider will replace it for you. Anytime you buy excercise equipment it is a good idea to buy the extended warranty

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My Pro-form 980 CS will not start. I plug the key

Press the Stop and the Speed Up keys down while inserting the safety key. This should get you into calibration mode. Press the Stop key one time. The Time window should read EP:2P. Some newer models may also say FP, Pass, or the like. This means that it passes the EPROM test. If you cannot get into calibration or if the EPROM test fails then the upper console will have to be replaced.
If you get pass to this point then proceed with the calibrating the incline and speed.
Press either incline key and the incline will calibrate automatically.
Be careful the treadmill will run at full speed in the next mode DO NOT STAND ON THE WALKING BELT.Press the Speed Up key and hold it down until 85 is shown in the Distance window (some models may show the 85 number in another window).
If the top speed of the treadmill does not match the displayed speed on the computer console, adjust the max speed potentiometer (pot) on the motor control board. This is the board that the red and black motor wires connect directly into in the motor area. The Max Speed pot is clearly labeled
The max speed potentiometer is a small square with a mobile center and is located in one corner of the board and is labeled MAX SPD. It is near the harness that carries the speed signal labeled H,W,L. Using a small insulated screwdriver adjust this potentiometer clockwise to speed up and counter-clockwise to slow down the max speed of the treadmill. A tiny turn of this potentiometer will make a big difference in speed so be careful when making adjustments.
It is not important to get the speed set exactly at the max speed of the treadmill but do make sure to get the speed within .2 MPH of the max speed of the treadmill. For instance if the max speed of the treadmill is 10 MPH, make sure to have the speed set between 9.8 MPH and 10.2 MPH. Some models have a 12 MPH top speed, so please check your manual if you aren’t sure.
After completing calibration of the speed, press the Speed Down key. The treadmill will automatically return to 0 MPH. Please allow the unit to stop completely before continuing. Press the Stop key once and remove the safety key.

Jun 12, 2010 | Proform 980 CS Treadmill

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It is trying to its starting point I would suggest is to unplug the unit open the motor shroud unit. The shroud it has a mini manual this should have a calibration instructions that can be done and also upper electronics self test to see if the processor is functioning properly. It should give a better idea which to head. You can call Icon Fitness@ 1-800999-3756

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The console of my treadmill displays time and speed incorrectly

Hi. if you are talking about the same segment in all the characters of your display being lit, then it is a console problem - it will not be a hard thing to fix but you will need a board level electronic serviceperson to do it for you

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