NordicTrack Treadmill Screen Not Working

NordicTrack remains one of the most popular fitness brands when it comes to at home cardio machines. But like any other complicated machines, NordicTrack products may malfunction in a variety of ways. 

If your NordicTrack Treadmill screen is not working, you’re not alone. This is a common issue that many people experience with their treadmill. 

Let’s review the most troubleshooting methods to follow in order to find out why your NordicTrack treadmill screen not working and fix it before calling the manufacturer or a repair person.

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

Why Is NordicTrack Treadmill Console Not Working?

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

There are multiple reasons for why a NordicTrack treadmill screen stops working and becomes unresponsive.

The problem might be something you can fix yourself, ranging from simple possibilities such as power supply problems, the installation does not meet the electrical power requirements, or the reed switch needs to be adjusted.

The following troubleshooting guides will help you identify and fix your NordicTrack treadmill display problem.

NordicTrack Treadmill Screen Not Working – Troubleshooting Guides

1. Reboot the treadmill

If your NordicTrack treadmill console is unresponsive, the first thing you should try is reboot the treadmill.

To do this, turn off NordicTrack treadmill by switching the power button to the OFF position, Unplug the power cord and wait for 30 seconds.

Next, plug the cable back in to see if the problem is still there. If rebooting the machine doesn’t solve the problem, try resetting your treadmill.

2. Reset the treadmill

an old woman using sole fitness treadmill

Doing a reset to the treadmill screen might help resolve the console issue. 

Here is how to reset NordicTrack treadmill screen:

  1. Turn off the power on your treadmill by flipping the power switch off.
  2. Next, locate the small reset opening. If you have a hard time locating it, consult your owner’s manual.
  3. After that, insert a paper clip into the pinhole and press it down, and have the other person flip the power back on.
  4. On the screen, the iFit logo will appear, and the following text ‘system recovery: please wait..’. will appear highlighted in blue. If you don’t see this blue text, then redo the reset.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen to set up the machine.

3. Check wires connections 

If your tread touch screen doesn’t work, there could be a wiring issue. 

Unplug the unit from the outlet before removing the protective covers. Refer to your owner’s manual for the assembly instructions to identify how to access the main wire. 

With the main wire now accessible, press the wire connectors together to make sure they’re properly connected. Ensure that all the connecting wires aren’t damaged or disconnected. 

Next, check the wires pins. These pins sit inside the plastic casing that connects the wire to the display screen. Make certain none of the pins have been broken or bent. 

If a bent pin is found, carefully bend it back into place.

Identify and check any pinch points the wire may have. Pinch points are any place the wire moves between two parts. 

If any of the wires are worn or damaged anywhere, submit a customer service request about how to replace them.

If no damage was found, reconnect the main wire and assemble everything back in. Turn on NordicTrack treadmill and check if the console works now.

4. Check The Reed Switch

Nordictrack T6.5s treadmill in a living room ready to be used

If NordicTrack screen is still not functioning properly, you need to check its reed switch.

What you are going to do is remove the treadmill motor hood cover, then inspect and regulate the reed switch using a robust Phillips screwdriver.

The reed switch is mounted on the frame next to the front roller pulley. 

To reduce the risk of electrical shock or unsupervised usage of the equipment, always unplug the power cord from the wall outlet and place it in a secure location, and wait 5 minutes before going through this process.

Once you have access to the reed switch, there is going to be a magnet glued into the front roller pulley. Check the distance between the switch and the magnet. 

If the reed switch seems too close to the magnet, then it needs to be adjusted.

To adjust the reed switch, first loosen the screw attaining the reed switch without removing it, then move the tip manually until you successfully lengthen the distance between the magnet and the switch of ⅛ inch. 

When the reed switch is correctly adjusted, make sure it is pointing directly at the magnet, then assemble the treadmill back together.

5. Check the outlet

If the screen on your treadmill is not functioning, always check if your power cable is connected properly to both the electrical outlet and the Treadmill’s deck.

A NordicTrack Treadmill console won’t function properly if there is a loose connection. The loose connection usually occurs if the treadmill power cable is not properly plugged into an electric outlet or the power cable is not properly connected to the power brick. 

Nordictrack x22i machine in front of a tv in a living room

Next, make sure that the tread is plugged into an outlet that meets its power requirements.

The power requirements are: 120V, 60Hz, 15A dedicated circuit that is used for a single appliance. 

Also make certain that the machine is not plugged into a GFCI outlet.

6. Check the power cord

If the electrical outlet works fine and the outlet meets the power requirements of your treadmill, unplug the machine to inspect the power cord. 

Make sure the cord is connected properly to both the electrical outlet and the Tread’s deck.

Next, check all wires between the power cord connection and the motor control board. Reconnect any loose wires and repair any broken ones.

If the cord has been damaged then you may need to replace it with a new one.

Final Tip

If none of the above fixes work, then you need to contact the Member Support Team of your NordicTrack treadmill. They will help you diagnose the problem and offer solutions.

male and female trainers running on treadmill

If your treadmill is still under warranty, the manufacturer may cover the cost to repair your machine. 

However, if you attempt to fix the tread yourself while it is under warranty, then you may void the warranty. 

In this case, only perform the troubleshooting tips recommended by your manufacturer.


Treadmill screens are an important part of exercising safely. You can use it to adjust things like speed, resistance and incline, and also useful for watching your progress while exercising.

After today’s article, you will be willing to know the reason why your NordicTrack treadmill console not working and take the necessary steps to fix it.

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