Last Updated on November 4, 2021 by Jeff
ProForm treadmills are produced by a world-leader gym equipment manufacturing company based in the USA. You’ll find many series of ProForm treadmills with different prices, and they all come with lots of features. Each feature, from HD touch screens to desk attachments, requires certain parts, such as consoles and control boards.
These parts are robust, but with time and constant usage or everyday wear and tear, they can start to fail or perform inadequately.
Sometimes it’s a case of essential parts to the treadmill that will start failing, such as the motors or treadmill walking belt, which often gets the most beating from everyday intense cardio workouts. You might even decide that it’s time to update your belt to a cleaner, heavy grip one.
You can find all the information you need to replace your ProForm treadmill parts with new ones below.
ProForm prides itself on offering industry-leading fitness equipment with various series updates to keep their gear in tune with modernizing technologies and changing consumer patterns, such as the rise of desk treadmill demands. ProForm provides something for everybody’s budget.
But like all fitness apparatus, some parts may malfunction. This is down to usual wear and tear rather than just thinking you need to purchase a brand new machine. It’s usually just a case of replacing parts that will increase the machine’s longevity.
When Should Parts Be Replaced?
It’s important not to ignore a noise that’s unusual for your treadmill or an error warning that might display on your LCD console. If a part of your treadmill is starting to wear down, not only can that part fail, but then it puts stress on other parts, which could’ve been salvaged if you replaced a faulty part sooner.
If you’re in doubt, go ahead and replace a worn part because it’s better to replace it too soon rather than too late. How soon you should replace a part depends on the grade of your treadmill, how many hours it can handle in a day, the condition the machine is in, and the type of use it gets (intensive workouts, etc.).
If you’ve got one of the more expensive ProForm machines such as the ProForm Power 995 Treadmill, and you use it about an hour, 5 days a week, and you’ve housed it in a good environment (on a mat), then all you have to do is keep it clean and lubricated.
After about 2 years, it might be time to replace the wheel covers and drive belt and address any other problems you might be experiencing.
ProForm Treadmills models such as the ProForm Power 995i treadmill reviews, ProForm Pro 2000, Proform Pro 2000 treadmill, Proform 2000, and others have easily replaceable parts. Also, parts of ProForm ellipticals, such as the ProForm 520 ZN, and others are readily available.
Common Parts for Replacement
We’ve put together a list of the most common issues that you may face with your treadmill and which replacement part you may need for its solution.
Belt Lags or Slows Down
If you notice that when you’re on the treadmill, the belt seems to slow down either straight away or periodically, you may need one or all three of the following parts.
Most typically, your walking belt may be worn down, or the motor belt is too tight. You can test if this is the case by inclining the treadmill to the max and walking on it at 3 mph. If it works fine at a maximum incline but slows down at a minimum incline, you need a new belt.
For most issues that are experienced, the walking belt part replacement is perhaps the first place to look, and for a good general measure, it’s worthwhile replacing your walking belt every 2-3 years. It ensures that you get the most out of your treadmill and don’t wear down the other parts.
If you’ve tightened the motor belt too much, the system will have to use more drive to keep it running. Tighter belts should be loosened but not too much as they can cause slipping. You may need a new motor belt if it slips too much.
If your treadmill is making weird noises, it could either be the belt that needs replacing or the motor getting too hot. And lastly, it could be a defect in the bearings of the rollers – the rollers are what roll the walking belt round. For this, you can purchase the following:
This is the motor part that helps the machine add the resistance for incline mode. You can buy this part if it’s faulty on your treadmill.
This is the motor part that helps the machine run. You can buy this part if it’s faulty on your treadmill.
These are like the wheels that keep the walking belt running. You can buy them if your walking belt isn’t functioning as usual or making unusual sounds.
Treadmill Shuts Down
If the treadmill shuts down randomly, and either you get some error code or nothing shows up on your panel, it could be an issue with the wiring in the control board or console.
Like a computer, this is the motherboard for the treadmill to store the information of all the workout programs and settings. You can buy this part to replace a faulty one.
This is the display with all the buttons. It may be broken if it’s not reading the correct information, like the speed you’re running on, or it might be blank while the machine is still running. You can replace it with a ProForm console for your treadmill type.
Keeping an eye on the functionality of your treadmill and not ignoring the noises and alerts it makes is essential. This is the case with most mechanical appliances and can save you money and time in the long run.
Apart from taking care of your treadmill, housing it in a good environment, keeping it on a mat, lubricating, and cleaning it regularly, it’s vital to monitor it for any strange behaviors and address them early on.
The ProForm treadmills are professional-grade machines that serve many purposes, in particular, keeping you fit. They’re also not cheap, and most of us would rather replace a part when it’s needed than let the machine end up in a sorry state where it’s beyond fixable.
Most of the issues that users find with their treadmill can be fixed by replacing the faulty area with a new part, which increases the longevity of your ProForm treadmill, improves quality, and protects its resale value.