How to Fold and Move Your Treadmill

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Folding Treadmills

Some treadmills have a deck that can fold for storage and transport. To fold, firmly grasp the back end of the treadmill. Carefully lift the end of the treadmill deck into the upright position until the lock latch engages and securely locks the deck into position. Make sure the deck is securely latched before letting go.


Unfolding Your Treadmill

Firmly grasp the back end of the treadmill. If your treadmill has a foot lock latch (A), to unfold, gently press down on the foot lock latch with your foot until the lock latch disengages. If your treadmill has a deck lock latch (B), pull the deck lock latch to release the deck. Carefully lower the deck to the ground.



There will be times when you need to move your treadmill to clean underneath it or retrieve an object that may have gotten kicked under it. When moving the treadmill, it is important to first remove the power cord from the frame and wall outlet, so it is out of the way and doesn’t get damaged.

Note: With some style treadmills, you may need to remove the side handrails to move through a doorway or hallway. Please see your Owner's Manual for instructions on the assembly of the handrails. 


Moving: Non-Folding

To move, firmly grasp rear frame and tilt the treadmill up (1) and roll (2).



Moving: Folding 2 Wheels

To move, make sure the treadmill is folded and securely latched. Then firmly grasp the handlebars, tilt the treadmill back (1) and roll (2).



Moving: Folding 4 Wheels

The 2 wheel locks must be released before moving. To unlock wheels, push down on the top lever (1) of the rear wheel locks located on the rear corners of the base frame. Then firmly grasp the handlebars, and slowly move the treadmill (3). After moving to the desired location, push down on the bottom lever (2) of the rear wheel locks to lock the rear wheels.

NOTE: Both rear wheel locks must be locked before using the treadmill.


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