V-Fit Rowing Machine Display Not Working

V-Fit rowing machines are one of the top choices when it comes to at home cardio machines.

They offer a great value for money and tend to provide a fantastic rowing experience for individual users.

If your V-Fit rowing machine 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!

Why Your V-Fit Rowing Machine Display Is Not Working?

technogym rowing machine picture from my home gym

The digital monitor is an important part of exercising on your V-Fit rower.

While the machine still works even when its screen doesn’t, a workable monitor is still needed so users can select their workout programs or track metrics like time, distance or estimated calories burned.

Most V-Fit rowing machine console problems are the result of low batteries.

V-Fit Rowing Machine Display Not Working – Troubleshooting Guides

The first to troubleshoot your V-Fit rower is to replace the display monitor batteries to see if it fixes the issue

1. Replace the monitor batteries  

four batteries in a grey background

A V-Fit rowing machine monitor requires two AA batteries. Alkaline batteries are also recommended to use.

Try not to use old and new batteries together or alkaline, standard, and rechargeable batteries together. 

If the Console has been exposed to cold temperatures, allow it to warm to room temperature before you insert batteries. Otherwise, you may damage the console displays or other electronic components. 

Start off the battery replacement process by lifting out the V-Fit monitor, then remove and discard the old batteries from the battery compartment.

Replace both of the batteries, and make sure they are facing the right direction and that the connections are clean, free of damage.

Finally push the complete monitor into place in the top of the Monitor Console.

2. Check sensor cables connections

a man wearing a white t-shirt exercising on a rowing machine

The next step is to check and remake the connections between all of the Sensor Cables.

You need to pry off the V-Fit rowing machine monitor from the frame and check that the wire that comes from the computer is properly connected to the wires that comes from within the frame.

With the sensor wires now accessible, check their connections and pins.

These pins sit inside the plastic casing that connects the cable 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 sensor cables to the console back together, push the console into place and check if the display works now.

If not, proceed to the next step.

Next, fold the rowing rail over the top of the Main Frame and slightly rotate the Seat Sensor about its fitting screw and then move the Seat up and down to check if the exercise monitor responds.

Continue to move and rotate the seat sensor until the Monitor indicates a Stroke Count.

3. Check the air fan magnet

a picture of proform rowing machine from my garage gym

Unscrew and remove the 6 Screws holding the Fan covers together. Then remove the Outer Fan Cover and the 4 x Air Fan cover inserts.

Check to see if the Air Fan Magnet is still in place in its location in a recess towards the center of the Air Fan.

If it is secure, rotate the tip of the Air Fan Sensor Cable about its fixing point until spinning the Air Fan causes the Exercise Monitor to register.

Row several strokes to ensure the monitor is functioning correctly.

4. Reset The Monitor

If your V-Fit rowing machine monitor does not boot up properly, or if the console freezes. A factory reset to the factory default settings might be your solution.

Doing this will erase all custom settings you have made to the console. 

Resetting the console requires you to remove one of the Monitor’s AA Batteries and wait for 30 seconds.

Next, refit the Battery back while holding down the Reset Button. After that the console will reset and back to the default settings.

Final Tip

female athlete in a dark background doing rowing exercise

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


It can be quite frustrating when your rower display console stops operating properly as it should be.

After this article you will be willing to know the reason why your V-Fit rowing machine display not working and the necessary troubleshooting steps to take in order to safely and successfully resolve this issue.

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