Proform Sport RL Rower Display Not Working

Proform Sport RL rowing machines is one of the top choices when it comes to at home cardio machines.

It offers a great value for money and has a fantastic range of features to provide the most satisfying and effective rowing workouts.

If your Proform Sport RL rower display not working or the display readout is growing dim, then let’s review the most proven troubleshooting steps you should follow to safely and successfully fix this issue.

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

Proform Sport RL Rower Display Not Working – Troubleshooting Guides

a picture of proform rowing machine from my garage gym

The digital console is an important part of exercising on your machine.

While a Proform Sport Rl unit still works even when its screen doesn’t, a workable console is needed so users can select their workout programs or see time, distance or estimated calories burned.

If the Proform Sport RL display does not turn on, you need to make sure that the power adapter is fully plugged in. 

1. Check The Proform Sport RL Power Supply

If the Proform Sport Rl rower display console doesn’t receive any power, you need to make sure you’ve already plugged your machine into a power outlet first.

Check your outlet first, ensure the power cord is connected securely, and that the cord and plug are free of damage.

If the power doesn’t come to the console, check if your outlet is workable by plugging an appliance into it.

If the appliance doesn’t power, you may need to check your Circuit Breaker or move the machine to another outlet.

However, if it’s still working correctly, then you need to check the connection at the front of the unit  to make sure the connection is secure and undamaged. 

If your machine has a loose connection, then you need to replace the power adapter of your equipment.

2. Adjust The Reed Switch

In case your screen only reads zeros for your RPM’s, or displays inaccurate workout data, it may just be a Reed Switch alignment problem.

The information on the display will not be right if the reed switch is too far from the large pulley magnet. Which means your Proform Rl reed switch should be adjusted.

a picture of proform rowing machine from my garage gym

First, unplug the machine if it is plugged into the wall to turn off Proform rower

What you are going to do is to remove your Proform Sport rower side shields, then regulate the reed switch using a robust Phillips screwdriver.

Here is how to adjust the Proform Sport Rl rowing machine reed switch:

Start by removing the four M4 x 19mm screws and the nine M4 x 16mm screws from the right and left shields. Then, gently slide both shields off to expose the flywheel magnet.

The next step is to locate your Reed Switch.

Now that you have found your Reed Switch we need to align that with your pulley magnet. You need to turn the Left Fan until the magnet is aligned with the Reed Switch.

Once you see that the magnet and the Reed Switch are in line, you will need to loosen the two indicated M4 x 19mm screws. Do not remove this screw completely.

With the screw loose, slide the Reed Switch so that it is about 1/8th of an inch away from the magnet, and then tighten up the adjustment screw that you loosened earlier.

Plug in the power cord to turn on Proform rower, and turn the left fan so that the Magnet passes the Reed Switch repeatedly. 

This time keep an eye on your console and see if your console is counting appropriately. You may need to repeat this process a couple of times in order to get the proper alignment and distance between the magnet and Reed Switch.

Repeat these actions until the console displays correct feedback. 

When the reed switch is correctly adjusted, press the power switch to the off position, unplug the power cord and reattach the parts that you removed.

3. Check Connections

Start by powering off your Proform Rl machine.

Next, you need to access the main wire. It typically goes through the upright and connects to the display console.

With the main wire now accessible, check this wires connections and pins.

These pins sit inside the plastic casing that connects the wire to the controller or console. You need to make sure 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 this wire is damaged anywhere, you may want to replace it.

If no damage was found, reconnect the main wire and plug your machine back in.

Check if the console works now.

Final Tip

If none of the above fixes work, then your console is probably damaged and needs to be replaced. 

Call Proform customer care at 1-888-533-1333 for a new part or service.

Final Thoughts

It can be quite frustrating when your rowing machine console stops operating properly as it should be.

You are no longer willing to get a quality workout if your Proform Sport Rl rowing machine display stops functioning properly. 

After this article you will be willing to know the reason why your Proform rower display console is not working and the necessary steps to take in order to safely and successfully resolve the issue.

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