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The console on my proform elliptical 490 le recently stopped working without warning. It doesn't come on at all, how can I fix this?

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1) Adjust Reed Switch see the diagram, test it, clean it and tight the connector very well.
2) see if the fuse are o.k
3) tight the ribbon cable inside console board, and clean it.
4) see if the power goes on.
5) Replace batteries if your system ( have it) clean it the spring contacts battery for corrosion, oxide, etc.
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Posted on Nov 19, 2013


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SOURCE: Just bought my Proform 490 LE elliptical 1 day ago

If you purchase from a store I would take it back and exchange it, or if you purchased it on line then the manufaturer and have send somebody out to take care of this situation you have a warraty on the unit

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SOURCE: proform 540 console doesn't work

If the console takesbatteries, replace them. If this does not work or your console does not requirebatteries, check the reed switch or optic sensor. Reed Switch: Unplug the treadmill andremove the motor hood cover. The reed switch is mounted on the frame next tothe front roller pulley. There is a magnet glued into the front roller pulley.When adjusting the reed switch, make sure it is pointing directly at themagnet. Move the tip of the reed switch within 1/8" of the magnet. Also,check to see that the wire is not damaged, and is connected to the console. clip_image002.jpgOptic Sensor: Unplug the treadmill and remove the motor hood cover. The optic diskand sensor are located either at the end of the motor or the right hand side ofthe front roller. The optic disk spins between two sensors on the optic switch.The disk must spin freely without touching either sensor. The sensors can bemoved by loosening the adjustment bolt holding the switch to its bracket. Theswitch can then be slid. Center the disk.

After you did these adjustments: Please tight the keypanel flexible cable vs display board and then tight the connector from display board vs lower board.
Try to clean the keypanel with spray contact cleaner with carefully and patience.
See diagrams. Good luck, sincerely. G-d bless you.

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SOURCE: Resistance on elliptical acting weird

1) tight the bolts tension for magnet and clean very well. and proof..if the fail
2) go to test the magnet, use again the magnet from your refrigerator magnet, for attraction and repulsion. If do not pass the TEST replace the magnet in any Hardware such home depot, etc.
God bless you

Posted on Aug 30, 2012

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