How To Disassemble Sole F85 Treadmill?

Are you planning to transport or move your Sole treadmill to a different place? If yes, then you probably know that you need to take your Sole F85 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 Sole F85 treadmill and safely move it to its new location or perform an in-depth cleaning to the machine.

Can A Sole F85 Treadmill Be Disassembled?

Sole f80 treadmill on a carpet behind a grey colored wall

Sole 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 Sole F85 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 F85 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 Sole treadmill moving parts when assembling it back together.

Tools needed to take apart Sole F85 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 Disassemble Sole F85 Treadmill? (Instructions Guide)

Sole f80 treadmill in a white background ready for use

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 Sole F85 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 Sole F85 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, and 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 uprights

Sole treadmill console paired with a Ipad device to share workout data

The next step is to remove the uprights. Fist unscrew and lift up the plastic pieces that cover the upright arms, then find where the F85 uprights attach into the base mounts which are attached to the walking platform frame. 

Unscrew the bolts from the right uprightSlightly lift the upright from the deck and unplug the cable connectors.

Next, unscrew the bolts from the left upright 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 remove the treadmill uprights 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, which cannot be disassembled.

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. 


Sole 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 Sole F85 treadmill and safely transport it to its new location.

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