Are you planning to transport or move your Proform treadmill to a different place? If yes, then you probably know that you need to take your Proform 5000 treadmill apart for easy transportation.
However, it can be daunting, sometimes intimidating to take apart the treadmill. If you are going quick with the breakdown process, you may damage the unit and keep it from functioning properly.
If that is your concern, let’s dive right into today’s guide on how to disassemble Proform 5000 treadmill and safely move it to its new location or perform an in-depth cleaning to the machine.
Can A Proform 5000 Treadmill Be Disassembled?
Proform treadmills, like any other complicated machines, can be dismantled, but the process is not an easy task. You need to be extremely careful doing this type of job.
The most common reason why you might want to disassemble a Proform 5000 machine is to move it to a new location.
In order to relocate the treadmill, you would want to dismantle it first. But you must consider where you want to move it and whether or not it will fit well in the new space before you disassemble your treadmill.
Taking a Proform treadmill apart will save you so much time and energy and make it much easier to handle the awkward shape of the machine.
Basically, what you will be doing is taking the console off the handrails and then detaching the handrails from the base mounts and the base mounts from the frame, leaving you with four separate pieces.
Just make sure to lubricate Proform treadmill moving parts when assembling it back together.
Tools needed to take apart Proform 5000 treadmill
Before you take apart your treadmill and break it down into smaller pieces, the first step is to gather all the necessary tools. To disassemble the treadmill, you are going to need:
- Phillips head screwdriver.
- Allen Wrenches.
- Electrical tape.
- A plastic bag to store bolts, washers, and screws before you resemble the machine
How To Disassemble Proform 5000 Treadmill? (Instructions Guide)
Consider taking photos of your machine from all angles while it’s still assembled. This will show you exactly how things should look when it comes time to reassemble.
Here is your step by step guide on how to take Proform 5000 treadmill apart:
STEP 1: Disconnect the power source
Before you start the dismantling process, set the treadmill incline to the lowest level possible and unplug the tread from the wall outlet to turn off Proform 5000 treadmill.
This process is important because it helps to protect you from possible electrocution.
STEP 2: Remove the console
Remove the mounting screws attaching the console to the handrails. Gently pull apart to disconnect the wires from the back of the console.
Lift the console off and place it aside in a safe place.
Be careful of the console wire when you take the console out, so as not to injure yourself or damage the treadmill.
STEP 3: Remove the handrails
The next step is to remove the rails. Find where the handrails attach into the base mounts which are attached to the walking platform frame.
Have someone support the handrails as you unscrew and remove the screws on either side of the rail and place them in a plastic bag.
Next, gently remove the treadmill rails and wrap them in a bubble plastic wrap and tape it to keep them secure.
Once you’ve disassembled any removable parts from your treadmill, you are now left with the main frame base of your treadmill as one large item.
Make sure that you have collected all of the nuts and bolts and put them in a clear plastic bag so you can easily reattach once moved.
Proform is arguably one of the most popular fitness brands when it comes to at home cardio machines. They are suitable for both home and commercial use.
With all the aforementioned information, you will be willing to know how to take a Proform 5000 treadmill apart and safely transport it to its new location.