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Can the pro0form 490 C treadmill work without the safety key

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SOURCE: I have a model 297980

You have to put the safety key in if you want to select speed/incline or predefined programs.
It starts and runs at full speed on that occasion because it's part of the maintenance process, that lubricates the inner rollers so that it will continue to work perfectly for as long as possible.

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SOURCE: where do I insert the safety key

download the owner manual for free bless you

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