How To Disassemble NordicTrack C990 Treadmill For Moving?

Are you planning to move your NordicTrack treadmill to a different place? If so, then you probably know that you need to take your NordicTrack C990 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 NordicTrack C990 treadmill and safely move it to its new location or perform an in-depth cleaning to the machine.

Can A NordicTrack C990 Treadmill Be Disassembled?

Nordictrack runners flex treadmill positioned on a carpet right in front of a shinny window

NordicTrack 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 NordicTrack C990 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 NordicTrack 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 NordicTrack treadmill moving parts when assembling it back together.

Tools needed to take apart a NordicTrack C990 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 NordicTrack C990 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 NordicTrack C990 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 NordicTrack treadmill.

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

STEP 2: Remove the console 

Gently pull apart to disconnect the console wire from the back of the console, then remove the mounting screws attaching the console to the treadmill.

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 handrails. Find where the handrails attach into the uprights, and 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 handrails and wrap them in a bubble plastic wrap and tape it to keep them secure. 

STEP 4: Remove the ground wire

Nordictrack treadmill 2490 stored in a corner of a room

The next step is to remove the grounding wire. This is a very thin wire that extends from a hole in the middle of the console on the backside into the control board.

Using a Phillips screwdriver, unscrew and remove the motor hood plastic cover. Find where the ground wire goes and disconnect it.

Using a flat head screw driver, pry the grommet off and pull the cables through until you fully separate them from the base.

STEP 5: 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.

Next, 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. 


NordicTrack 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 apart a NordicTrack C990 treadmill and safely transport it to its new location.

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