How To Turn On Woodway Treadmill?

Woodway is one of the most popular fitness brands in North America, well-known for building quality treadmills. 

If you have never used a Woodway treadmill before, chances are you don’t know how to operate it.

Well, the process is so easy and only takes less than a minute.  

Follow this step by step guide on how to turn on Woodway treadmill and safely start using it for the first time.

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

How To Turn On Woodway Treadmill? – Step by Step Guide

a Proform treadmill picture from the corner a room

The first step to turn on the Woodway tread is to,

1. Plug in the power cord

Before committing this step it’s worth mentioning that this product must be grounded. 

If it should malfunction or break down, grounding provides a path of least resistance for electric current, reducing the risk of electric shock.

Your Woodway treadmill, like other electronic equipment, can be damaged by sudden voltage changes in your home power.

Plug the power cord into an appropriate outlet that is properly installed and grounded accordingly.

2. Turn on the power switch

The next step is to turn on your treadmill is to switch the power switch on the right side of the Woodway frame near the treadmill’s power cord from position “0” to “I”. The treadmill is now in STAND-BY mode.

3. Attach the safety key into place

Before you can start using your tread, locate the clip attached to the safety key and and slide the clip securely onto the waistband of your clothes.

Next, make sure it is fully inserted into the safety key port as it is necessary to turn on the tread. 

The key usually has a clip that allows you to attach the key to your activewear during the workout for safety purposes. 

If the safety key is detached, the treadmill will stop immediately.

4. Start walking/running

Peloton treadmill picture from my home gym set up

Do not start the tread before stepping onto the running surface. Step onto it from the rear, using handrails for balance. Avoid leaning in and putting your full weight on the handrails.

Press and release the Quick Start Button to wake the tread (if not already on).

You adjust the tread to the desired speed using the FAST/SLOW keys or the number pad.

Each time you press one of those buttons, the speed setting will change by 0.1 mph. But if you hold down the button, the speed setting will change in increments of 0.5 mph.

You can also adjust the tread to the desired incline level by pressing the Incline UP/DOWN buttons or one of the Incline buttons numbered 0 to 15.

Each time you press one of the buttons, the incline will gradually change until it reaches the selected incline setting.

Final Thoughts

As you can see, there are a number of steps to take in order to successfully and safely turn on Woodway Treadmill for the first time.

You just need to follow these basic rules, and in just a couple of minutes, you can start using it:

  1. Plug the power cord properly into your treadmill.
  2. Make sure you have your Safety key in place.
  3. Select your workout parameters.
  4. Walk, jog, or run at your desired pace.


Where is the power switch on a Woodway treadmill?

a WOODWAY Treadmill power switch is located near the location of the power cord on the right side of the Woodway frame.

What is Dynamic mode on a Woodway treadmill?

Dynamic Mode allows you to disengage the belt safely in order to freely move the belt in any direction.

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