How To Disassemble Life Fitness Treadmill?

Are you planning to move Life Fitness treadmill to a different place? If so, then you probably know that you need to take your 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 Life Fitness treadmill and safely move it to its new location or perform an in-depth cleaning to the machine.

Can A Life Fitness Treadmill Be Disassembled?

picture of a treadmill against a white colored wall

Life Fitness 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 Life Fitness treadmill 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 Life Fitness 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 Life Fitness treadmill moving parts when assembling it back together.

Tools needed to take apart Life Fitness 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:

How To Take Apart A Life Fitness Treadmill? (Instructions Guide)

Nordictrack 1750 treadmill stored in a living room beside a white wall

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 Life Fitness 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 power off the treadmill.

This process is important because it helps to protect you from possible electrocution.

STEP 2: Remove the console 

First you need to remove the front side of the console. There is a bunch of Phillip’s head screws on the back side. Unscrew them and the face will come off.

Gently pull apart to disconnect the console cables .Then remove the other bolts to remove the back of the console. 

Lift the console off and wrap it with a babble wrap.

STEP 3: Remove the rails

The next step is to remove the handrails. Using a screwdriver, you have to remove the screws from the inside of both the right and left joint covers.

Next, have someone support the handrails as you unscrew and remove the screws on either side of the rails and place them in a plastic bag. 

Next, gently remove the treadmill handrails and wrap them in a bubble plastic wrap and tape it to keep them secure. 

STEP 4: Remove the uprights

First, slide up the plastic pieces that cover the upright arms, and find where the treadmill uprights attach into the base mounts.

Unscrew and slightly lift and remove the upright from the deck. It’s helpful to have a second person holding the uprights as you unscrew the bolts. This way, the uprights and frame will not fall.

Be extra careful with the left upright arm letting the data cable slide out. Make sure to tuck the cable into the arm so it doesn’t get damaged. 

Place the screws in a plastic bag, then gently separate the treadmill uprights from the base 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. 


Life Fitness 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 disassemble a Life Fitness treadmill and safely transport it to its new location.

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