Question about Proform Crosswalk 500 Treadmill
None of the buttons work except for the #1 and #4 buttons. The machine will only turn on and off by inserting and removing the key.
So after reading the post from EricLaw, I wanted to clarify his solution because it also worked for me. When you open up the console, you will see the membrane (it actually says membrane inside very small) and the connecting wires to the membrane is actually a wide flat plastic with some stripes embedded in the clear plastic which can be easily detached from the membrane (looks like masking tape w/ stripes). These stripes are how the touch pad on the console talk to the membrane. I then took scissors and cut slits between each stripe (cutting only the clear plastic part of the plastic tape) so that I could leave a strip out of the membrane. I played around leaving different strips out until the right strip was left out. If I recall correctly, I left the 5th strip out and the key pad now works entirely EXCEPT the speed 1 and 4 which were the only keys working until I did this. Hope this helps.
Posted on Aug 19, 2010
After disassembling the console, it’s clear that the problem is there’s a stuck line in the membrane keypad. I wasn’t able to surgically fix that, but I determined which of the 8 control lines was stuck and simply unplugged that one. So, now the 1 and 4 button don’t work at all, but all of the other buttons do—including the increase/decrease buttons, which allow me to easily get to 1 and 4 anyway. That was sorta fun. The ProForm folks aren’t willing to replace/sell me just a membrane keypad—they will only sell a whole new console (>$300). Rats.
Posted on Apr 06, 2010
My profom 540 just stopped working and only 1 and 4 keys work. Last night, I tried the solution mentioned above and now all the keys work except the 1,4 and 6 keys but I can use the +/- keys to get these speeds. I am going to try to use the iFit function and see if it works. The solution is to remove the back cover, then remove the screws that attach the panel so I can have access to the back of the panel. Then I detach the locking piece of the white connector that receives the ribbon cables, then, remove the ribbon and cut along between the contacts and bend the 5&6th cable, then insert the rest of the ribbon leaving the 5&6th cables out and snap in back the locking piece, put the panel back and insert the key and for some reason everything works, except some of the keys. Then screw back the panel and the back cover and you are all set.
Posted on Jan 13, 2014
I had to leave the 5th and 6 wire out of the harness and the treadmill works perfect.
Posted on Aug 18, 2012
How is it that you even unplug clear plastic that is attatched to the membrane?
Posted on Jun 26, 2012
How does this happen all at once to everyone? I just experienced this #1 and #4 being the only functioning buttons on my Proform 540 for the first time tonight. How exactly to you find the control lines and what is the procedure for "unplugging" the one that is stuck? From what I see, they are all soddered into the main plug housings. Or am I looking in the wrong place?
Posted on Aug 13, 2010
Wow, It must be a bad part that is going out. I was searching on here for what could possibly be wrong with my treadmill. It does the same thing. Just the #1 and #4 work. I hope I can open it up and fix it like you have suggested. Thanks. I will make sure I contact Proform and let them know that it needs to be fixed for the future people buying this treadmill.
Posted on Aug 10, 2010
My proform 540 only turns on and off with the key and works in # 1 and 4, sounds like the same post as Aembrdery in July. any solutions
Posted on Mar 04, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Do a Calibration on the treadmill. Take out the safety key. With 2 fingers, hold down the stop button and the speed up or spped plus button. keep holding them down as you insert the safety key, then let go of both.
Press the stop button 1 time, you should see all 0's in the windows, or EP 2P or something weird like that.
Press the Incline up button and then wait. If the incline go up until it stalls then down until it stalls the stops at the bottom, the you are recalibrated, take out the safery key and put it back in to see if all is well. If the incline takes off up again without touching a button, the you have wiring problems or control problems. Call service company to get it repaired.
Posted on Apr 29, 2009
Hold the upper end of the treadmill with your right hand on the back end of the unit. Using your left hand, pull the lock knob to the left and hold it. Pivot the treadmill down until the frame is past the pin on the lock knob. Note: You may need to push the handrail to the side slightly. 2. Move in front of the back end and hold the treadmill firmly with both hands, and lower the treadmill to the floor. CAUTION: To decrease the possibility of injury, bend your legs and keep your back straight
Posted on May 31, 2010
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