How To Reset Bowflex Treadmill?

Sometimes your Bowflex treadmill may start having trouble running and stops functioning properly. The only quick way out there to fix it is by returning it to its original factory settings.

You should also reset your treadmill if you’re selling or giving it away.

Today’s article covers everything you need to know about how to reset Bowflex treadmill. The process only takes seconds to proceed.

Without further ado, let’s get right into it!

What Causes a Bowflex Treadmill To Need a Reset?

a woman in black sports bra and leggings exercising on a treadmill

Bowflex makes a variety of fitness equipment, including a series of treadmills.

There are a number of instances where you may need to reset your Bowflex treadmill.

The most common one is when there is an error message displayed on the console. However, it’s worth unplugging the treadmill for 30 minutes and seeing if that works. If that doesn’t work, then performing a reset is the best choice to make.

Next, to increase the difficulty of your workout you can increase the incline ramp, sometimes this functionality might stop working properly. In this instance the treadmill will require a reset to get things back together.

You also would consider resetting your treadmill after you have purchased your machine second hand or about to sell it and want to delete all the treadmill workout history and revert it to its original factory settings.

A Bowflex treadmill reset process can take anywhere from 5 minutes up to an hour to complete depending on the model of the machine and how many programs you have saved. 

How To Reset Bowflex Treadmill? Step-By-Step Guide

Bowflex treadmill console counting workout duration and other metrics

There are basically three different methods to use to reset a Bowflex treadmills. Each model and series have their own way to be reset.

Start by plugging the treadmill into an appropriate electrical power outlet. After you insert the safety key into place, switch the power button on to turn on Bowflex treadmill.

To reset Bowflex 3, 5, and 7 series, press and hold the ENTER and POWER buttons for three seconds. This will put the treadmill in dormant mode. From here you can access many features to adjust them.

Refer to your user manual for each feature and how to access them.

For the BXT series and Treadclimbers, turn on the treadmill, then press and hold the Pause/Stop button for 3 seconds to access the settings.

At this moment you are willing to make various choices by cycling up or down. From here you choose the reset console option and press enter.

By following these simple steps, you now have reset the console settings of your Bowflex treadmill. 

If somehow the process failed, repeat the process over again.


Knowing how to reset Bowflex treadmill after today’s guide is very helpful to help you resolve most issues treadmills tend to have.

When you reset your treadmill, you will return the machine to its original factory settings as it is the first time you are using the machine.

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