ProForm 831.297880 User`s manual

ProForm 831.297880 User`s manual
Model No. 831.297880
Serial No.
The serial number is found in the location
shown below. Write the serial number in
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USER'S MANUAL
SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO., HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL 60179
TABLE OF CONTENTS
IMPORTANT PRECAUTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
BEFORE YOU BEGIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
ASSEMBLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
OPERATION AND ADJUSTMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
HOW TO FOLD AND MOVE THE TREADMILL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
MAINTENANCE AND TROUBLE-SHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
CONDITIONING GUIDELINES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
NOTES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
ORDERING REPLACEMENT PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Back Cover
FULL 90 DAY WARRANTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Back Cover
Note: An EXPLODED DRAWING and PART LIST are attached in the center of this manual. Please save them for
future reference.
IMPORTANT PRECAUTIONS
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of burns, fire, electric shock, or injury to persons, read the
following important precautions and information before operating the treadmill.
9. Wear appropriate exercise clothing when
using the treadmill. Do not wear loose clothing that could become caught in the treadmill.
Athletic support clothes are recommended for
both men and women. Always wear athletic
shoes. Never use the treadmill with bare feet,
wearing only stockings, or in sandals.
1. It is the responsibility of the owner to ensure
that all users of this treadmill are adequately
informed of all warnings and precautions.
2. Use the treadmill only as described in this
manual.
3. Place the treadmill on a level surface, with at
least eight feet of clearance behind it. Do not
place the treadmill on any surface that blocks
air openings. To protect the floor or carpet
from damage, place a mat under the treadmill.
4. Keep the treadmill indoors, away from moisture and dust. Do not put the treadmill in a
garage or covered patio, or near water.
10. When connecting the power cord (see page 8),
plug the power cord into a surge suppressor
(not included) and plug the surge suppressor
into a grounded circuit capable of carrying 15
or more amps. No other appliance should be
on the same circuit. Do not use an extension
cord.
11. Use only a single-outlet surge suppressor
that is UL 1449 listed as a transient voltage
surge suppressor (TVSS). The surge suppressor must have a UL suppressed voltage rating
of 400 volts or less and a minimum surge dissipation of 450 joules. The surge suppressor
must be electrically rated for 120 volts AC and
15 amps.
5. Do not operate the treadmill where aerosol
products are used or where oxygen is being
administered.
6. Keep children under the age of 12 and pets
away from the treadmill at all times.
7. The treadmill should not be used by persons
weighing more than 250 pounds.
12. Keep the power cord and the surge protector
away from heated surfaces.
8. Never allow more than one person on the
treadmill at a time.
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13. Never move the walking belt while the power
is turned off. Do not operate the treadmill if
the power cord or plug is damaged, or if the
treadmill is not working properly. (See
BEFORE YOU BEGIN on page 4 if the treadmill is not working properly.)
19. Do not attempt to raise, lower, or move the
treadmill until it is properly assembled. (See
ASSEMBLY on page 5, and HOW TO MOVE
THE TREADMILL on page 12.) You must be
able to safely lift 45 pounds (20 kg) in order to
raise, lower, or move the treadmill.
14. Never start the treadmill while you are standing on the walking belt. Always hold the
handrails while using the treadmill.
20. When folding or moving the treadmill, make
sure that the storage latch is fully closed.
21. Inspect and tighten all parts of the treadmill
regularly.
15. The treadmill is capable of high speeds.
Adjust the speed in small increments to avoid
sudden jumps in speed.
22. Never insert any object into any opening.
16. To reduce the possibility of the treadmill overheating, do not operate the treadmill continuously for longer than 1 hour.
23. Always unplug the power cord before performing the maintenance and adjustment procedures described in this manual. Never remove the motor hood unless instructed to do
so by an authorized service representative.
Servicing other than the procedures in this
manual should be performed by an authorized
service representative only.
17. The pulse sensor is not a medical device.
Various factors, including the user's movement, may affect the accuracy of heart rate
readings. The pulse sensor is intended only
as an exercise aid in determining heart rate
trends in general.
24. This treadmill is intended for in-home use
only. Do not use this treadmill in any commercial, rental, or institutional setting.
18. Never leave the treadmill unattended while it
is running. Always remove the key when the
treadmill is not in use.
WARNING:
Before beginning this or any exercise program, consult your physician. This
is especially important for persons over the age of 35 or persons with pre-existing health problems.
Read all instructions before using. SEARS assumes no responsibility for personal injury or property
damage sustained by or through the use of this product.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
The decal shown at the right has been
placed on your treadmill. If the decal is
missing, or if it is not legible, please
call our toll-free HELPLINE to order a
free replacement decal (see the back
cover of this manual). Apply the decal
in the location shown.
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BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Congratulations for purchasing the new PROFORM¨
EKG treadmill. The PROFORM EKG treadmill combines advanced technology with innovative design to
let you enjoy an excellent form of cardiovascular exercise in the convenience and privacy of your home. And
when youÕre not exercising, the unique PROFORM
EKG can be folded up, requiring less than half the floor
space of other treadmills.
Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Central
Time (excluding holidays). To help us assist you,
please note the product model number and serial number before calling. The model number of the treadmill
is 831.297880. The serial number can be found on a
decal attached to the treadmill (see the front cover of
this manual for the location).
Before reading further, please review the drawing
below and familiarize yourself with the parts that are
labeled.
For your benefit, read this manual carefully before
using the treadmill. If you have additional questions,
please call our toll-free HELPLINE at 1-800-736-6879,
Towel Rack
Console
Water Bottle
Holder (Bottle
not included)
Accessory Tray
Pulse Sensor
Handrail
Storage Latch
Handrail
Key/Clip
LEFT SIDE
RIGHT SIDE
Walking Belt
Hood
On/Off
Switch
Foot Rails
Circuit
Breaker
Power Cord
Front Wheel
Rear Roller
Adjustment Bolts
Incline
Leg
4
Cushioned Walking
Platform
ASSEMBLY
Assembly requires two people. Set the treadmill in a cleared area and remove all packing materials. Do not
dispose of the packing materials until assembly is completed. Refer to the drawings below to identify the small
parts used in assembly. Assembly requires the included allen wrench
and your own phillips screwdriver
, adjustable wrench
, and scissors
.
Pulse Handrail Bolt (98)Ð2
1/2" Screw (13)Ð2
Extension Leg Screw (34)Ð2
Handrail Washer (16)Ð4
Handrail Bolt (15)Ð2
3/4" Screw (91)Ð4
Flange Nut (57)Ð2
3 1/2" Handrail Bolt (89)Ð2
3/8" Washer (61)Ð2
1. With the help of a second person, carefully lay the
treadmill on its right side as shown (refer to the drawing
on page 4 to identify the right side).
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1
Insert the Extension Legs (41) into the treadmill. Make
sure that the Extension Legs are turned so the Base
Pads (36) are on the indicated side. Attach each
Extension Leg with an Extension Leg Screw (34).
41
36
With the help of a second person, carefully raise the
treadmill to the upright position so the Extension Legs
(41) are resting flat on the floor.
41
36
2. Refer to HOW TO LOWER THE TREADMILL FOR USE
on page 13. Follow the instructions to lower the treadmill.
Position the Left Handrail (2) on the left Upright (14). The
lower end of the Left Handrail should be on the outside of
the Extension Leg (41) as shown. Thread a Handrail Bolt
(15) with a Handrail Washer (16) into the left Upright and
the Left Handrail. Do not tighten the Handrail Bolt yet.
34
2
15
16
2
14
Attach the lower end of the Left Handrail (2) to the
Extension Leg (41) with a 3 1/2Ó Handrail Bolt (89), a 3/8Ó
Washer (61), and a Flange Nut (57). Do not tighten the
Handrail Bolt yet.
41
57
89
5
61
3. With the help of a second person, hold the Console Base
(6) and the Right Handrail (32) near the right Upright (14)
as shown. Route the Console Wire Harness (92) through
the bracket on the Right Handrail.
Refer to the inset drawing. Slide the Strain Relief Clip
(88) onto the Console Wire Harness (92). Make sure that
there is no slack in the Console Wire Harness between
the Strain Relief Clip and the Console Base (6). Insert a
3/4Ó Screw (91) into the Strain Relief Clip and into the indicated hole in the Right Handrail (32). Tighten the Screw
into the Console Base.
3
6
Bracket
88
32
91
92
14
6
88
32
IMPORTANT: The Strain Relief Clip (88) must be
attached as instructed.
91
92
4. With the help of a second person, hold the Pulse
Handrail (99) near the right Upright (14) as shown. Route
the 30Ó and 9Ó Pulse Wires (97, 95) through the bracket
on the Right Handrail (32).
Connect the Console Wire Harness (92) to the Upright
Wire Harness (96). Connect the 30Ó and 9Ó Pulse Wires
(97, 95) to the Upright Wire Harness (92). Make sure that
the wires with tags are connected to each other. Refer to
the inset drawing if needed.
4
Bracket
92
2
97
14
Position the Pulse Handrail (99) between the Left and
Right Handrails (2, 32) as shown. Insert all wires into the
right Upright (14). Insert the bracket on the Right Handrail
(32) into the right Upright (14). Make sure that the wires
are not pinched.
5. Attach the Pulse Handrail (99) to the Left and Right
Handrails (2, 32) with two Pulse Handrail Bolts (98) and
Handrail Washers (16).
96
92
97
95
5
98
16
99
2
32
6. Attach the Console Base (6) to the Left and Right
Handrails (2, 32) with three 3/4Ó Screws (91).
99
95
96
32
16 98
6
6
32
91
2
91
6
7. Thread a Handrail Bolt (15) with a Handrail Washer (16)
into the right Upright (14) and the Right Handrail (32). Do
not tighten the Handrail Bolt yet.
7
15
16
Attach the lower end of the Right Handrail (32) to the
Extension Leg (41) with a 3 1/2Ó Handrail Bolt (89), a 3/8Ó
Washer (61), and a Flange Nut (57).
32
14
Tighten all parts used in this step and in step 2.
57
41
61
8. Attach the Storage Latch (12) to the left Upright (14) with
two 1/2Ó Screws (13). Be careful not to overtighten the
Screws.
89
8
14
12
9. Remove the backing from the Adhesive Clip (74). Press
the Adhesive Clip onto the base of the Uprights (14) in
the indicated location. Press the Allen Wrench (73) into
the Adhesive Clip.
13
9
14
73
74
10. Make sure that all parts are tightened before you use the treadmill. To protect the floor or carpet,
place a mat under the treadmill.
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OPERATION AND ADJUSTMENT
THE PERFORMANT LUBETM WALKING BELT
This product is for use on a nominal 120-volt circuit,
and has a grounding plug that looks like the plug illustrated in drawing 1 below. A temporary adapter that
looks like the adapter illustrated in drawing 2 may be
used to connect the surge suppressor to a 2-pole
receptacle as shown in drawing 2 if a properly
grounded outlet is not available.
Your treadmill features a walking belt coated with
PERFORMANT LUBETM, a high-performance lubricant.
IMPORTANT: Never apply silicone spray or other
substances to the walking belt or the walking platform. Such substances will deteriorate the walking
belt and cause excessive wear.
1
HOW TO PLUG IN THE POWER CORD
Grounded Outlet Box
Surge Suppressor
DANGER: Improper connection
Grounding Pin
of the equipment-grounding conductor can
result in an increased risk of electric shock.
Check with a qualified electrician or serviceman if you are in doubt as to whether the
product is properly grounded. Do not modify
the plug provided with the productÑif it will
not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet
installed by a qualified electrician.
Grounding Pin
Grounded Outlet
Grounding Plug
2
Grounded Outlet Box
Adapter
Your treadmill, like any other type of sophisticated
electronic equipment, can be seriously damaged by
sudden voltage changes in your homeÕs power.
Voltage surges, spikes, and noise interference can
result from weather conditions or from other appliances
being turned on or off. To decrease the possibility of
your treadmill being damaged, always use a surge
suppressor with your treadmill (see drawing 1 at
the right).
Surge Suppressor
Lug
Metal Screw
Surge suppressors are sold at most hardware stores
and department stores. Use only a single-outlet surge
suppressor that is UL 1449 listed as a transient voltage
surge suppressor (TVSS). The surge suppressor must
have a UL suppressed voltage rating of 400 volts or
less and a minimum surge dissipation of 450 joules.
The surge suppressor must be electrically rated for
120 volts AC and 15 amps.
The temporary adapter should be used only until a
properly grounded outlet (drawing 1) can be installed
by a qualified electrician.
The green-colored rigid ear, lug, or the like extending
from the adapter must be connected to a permanent
ground such as a properly grounded outlet box cover.
Whenever the adapter is used it must be held in place
by a metal screw. Some 2-pole receptacle outlet box
covers are not grounded. Contact a qualified electrician to determine if the outlet box cover is
grounded before using an adapter.
This product must be grounded. If it should malfunction or break down, grounding provides a path of least
resistance for electric current to reduce the risk of electric shock. This product is equipped with a cord having
an equipment-grounding conductor and a grounding
plug. Plug the power cord into a surge suppressor,
and plug the surge suppressor into an appropriate
outlet that is properly installed and grounded in
accordance with all local codes and ordinances.
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CONSOLE DIAGRAM
Program Indicator
Manual Indicator
Clip
Key
Displays
If there is a thin sheet of clear plastic
on the face of the console, remove it.
rate before you begin exercising, during your workout,
and again when you finish.
CAUTION:
Before operating the
console, read the following precautions.
Before operating the
console, make sure
that the on/off
switch, located near
the power cord, is in
the ÒonÓ position.
¥ Do not stand on the walking belt when turning on the power.
¥ Always wear the clip (see the drawing above)
while operating the treadmill.
ÒOnÓ
Position
OFF
ON
Next, plug in the power cord (see HOW TO PLUG IN
THE POWER CORD on page 8). Note: If the key is in
the console, remove it before plugging in the power
cord.
¥ Adjust the speed in small increments.
¥ To reduce the possibility of electric shock, keep
the console dry. Avoid spilling liquids on the
console, and use only a sealable water
bottle.
Step onto the foot rails of the treadmill. Find the clip
attached to the key (see the drawing above), and slide
the clip onto the waistband of your clothing. Follow the
steps below to operate the console.
STEP-BY-STEP CONSOLE OPERATION
1
The treadmill console features a manual mode and four
workout programs. When the manual mode is selected,
the speed and incline of the treadmill can be changed
with a touch of a button. As you exercise, the four displays will provide continuous exercise feedback. When
one of the workout programs is selected, the console
will automatically control the speed of the treadmill as it
guides you through an effective workout.
Insert the key fully into the console.
The MANUAL
indicator and the
four displays will
light.
In addition, the convenient pulse sensor allows you to
monitor your heart rate. You can measure your heart
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2
Press the MODE button to select the desired
mode.
4
After the START/
STOP button is
pressed, the walking
belt will begin to
move. Hold the
handrails and carefully begin walking.
When the key is
inserted, the manual
mode will be
selected, as shown
by the MANUAL indicator. If a workout
program has been selected, press the MODE button
repeatedly to select the manual mode again.
If the console is in the manual mode: As you
exercise, change the speed of the walking belt as
desired by pressing the SPEED buttons.
To select one of the four workout programs, press
the MODE button. The upper program indicator will
light. To select one of the other three programs,
press the MODE button repeatedly.
To stop the walking belt for a moment, press the
START/STOP button once. The TIME/PULSE display will begin to flash. To restart the walking belt,
press the START/STOP button again. To stop the
walking belt and reset the displays, hold down the
START/STOP button for two seconds.
Note: There are two twenty-minute programs and
two thirty-minute programs. The graphs in the center of the console show how the speed of the walking belt will change during the programs. During the
AEROBIC 1 program, for example, the speed will
gradually increase during the first ten minutes, and
then gradually decrease during the last ten minutes.
Each program begins with a two-minute warm-up
period, and ends with a two-minute cool-down period.
3
If a preset program is selected: The speed of the
walking belt will change automatically during the program as shown by the graphs in the center of the
console. The time remaining in the program will be
shown in the TIME display. When the program is
completed, the walking belt will slow to a stop. Note:
If the program is too difficult or too easy, the difficulty
level of the program can be adjusted. Press the
SPEED ▲ or ▼ button. The SPEED display will flash
and a number will appear in the display. This number
is the maximum speed that the walking belt will
reach during the program. Press the SPEED ▲ or ▼
button repeatedly to change the maximum speed
setting. When the maximum speed setting is increased, the difficulty level of the entire program will
increase. When the maximum speed setting is decreased, the difficulty level of the entire program will
decrease.
Set the desired speed setting.
To start the walking belt at the preset speed setting,
go to step 4. To adjust the speed setting before you
start the walking belt, follow the instructions below.
If the manual mode
is selected: Press
the SPEED ▲ button
repeatedly to select
the desired speed
setting. Note: The
TIME display will flash to indicate that the console
has been paused. The walking belt will not begin to
move until the START/STOP button is pressed (see
step 4). IMPORTANT: Select a low speed setting
before starting the walking belt.
If a workout program is selected: Press the
SPEED ▲ or ▼ button. The SPEED display will
begin to flash and a number will appear in the display. This number is the maximum speed that the
walking belt will reach during the selected program.
If desired, press the SPEED ▲ button repeatedly to
change the maximum speed setting. If the maximum
speed setting is increased, the difficulty level of the
entire program will increase. If the maximum speed
setting is decreased, the difficulty level of the entire
program will decrease. Note: The TIME display will
flash to indicate that the console has been paused.
The walking belt will not begin to move until the
START/STOP button is pressed (see step 4).
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Press the START/STOP button.
To stop the program for a moment, press the
START/STOP button once. The SPEED display will
begin to flash. To restart the program, press the
START/STOP button again. To stop the program
and reset the displays, hold down the START/
STOP button for two seconds. Note: Pressing the
MODE button will also stop the program, reset the
displays, and select a different mode.
5
Change the incline of the treadmill, if desired.
To change the incline, hold down one
of the incline buttons
until the desired incline is reached.
6
Follow your progress with the four displays.
7
Measure your heart rate, if desired.
Stand on the
Metal Contacts
foot rails and
place your
hands on the
metal contacts on the
handrail. Your
palms must
be resting on
the upper contacts, and your fingers must be touching the lower contactsÑavoid moving your hands
while measuring your heart rate. After a moment, a
ÒPÓ and three dashes ÒÐ Ð ÐÓ will appear in the
TIME/PULSE display and your heart rate will be
shown. For the most accurate heart rate reading,
continue to hold the contacts for about 15 seconds.
DISTANCE displayÑThis display
shows the total
distance that you
have walked or run.
TIME/PULSE
displayÑWhen the
manual mode is
selected, this display
shows the elapsed
time. When one of
the preset programs is selected, the display will
show the time remaining in the program. Note: This
display will also show your heart rate when you use
the pulse sensor (see step 7).
SPEED displayÑ
This display shows
the speed of the
walking belt, in miles
per hour or kilometers per hour. An
MPH or a KPH will appear in the display to show
which unit of measurement is selected.
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When you are finished, remove the key.
To change the unit of measurement, hold down the
START/STOP button while inserting the key into
the console. An ÒEÓ for ÒEnglishÓ (miles per hour) or
an ÒMÓ for ÒMetricÓ (kilometers per hour) will appear
in the DISTANCE display. Press the SPEED ▲
button to change the unit of measurement. Remove
and then reinsert the key.
¥ Make sure to stand on the foot rails and avoid moving
your hands while measuring your heart rate.
Excessive movement may interfere with heart rate
readings. If the pulse sensor is not used correctly,
your heart rate will not be shown.
Step onto the foot rails and remove the key from the
console. Store the key in a secure place. In addition, move the on/off switch to the ÒoffÓ position.
(See the drawing on page 9.)
PULSE SENSOR TROUBLE-SHOOTING
¥ Do not hold the metal contacts too tightly; doing so
may interfere with heart rate readings.
CALS./FAT CALS.
displayÑThis display shows the approximate numbers
of calories and fat
calories you have
burned (see BURNING FAT on page 16 for an explanation of fat calories). Every seven seconds, the
display will change from one number to the other.
An ÒFÓ will appear in the display when the number
of fat calories is shown.
¥ For the most accurate heart rate reading, wait for
about 15 seconds.
¥ For optimal performance of the pulse sensor, keep
the metal contacts clean. The contacts can be
cleaned with a soft clothÑnever use alcohol,
abrasives, or chemicals.
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HOW TO FOLD AND MOVE THE TREADMILL
HOW TO FOLD THE TREADMILL FOR STORAGE
Unplug the power cord. Caution: You must be able to
safely lift 45 pounds (20 kg) in order to raise, lower, or
move the treadmill.
1. Hold the treadmill with your hands in the locations shown
at the right. Caution: To decrease the possibility of injury, bend your legs and keep your back straight. As
you raise the treadmill, make sure to lift with your legs
rather than your back. Raise the treadmill about halfway
to the vertical position.
2. Move your right hand to the position shown and hold the
treadmill firmly. Raise the treadmill until the storage latch
closes over the catch. Make sure that the storage latch
is fully engaged over the catch.
To protect the floor or carpet from damage, place a
mat under the treadmill. Keep the treadmill out of
direct sunlight. Do not leave the treadmill in the storage position in temperatures above 85¡ Fahrenheit.
Storage
Latch
Closed
Catch
HOW TO MOVE THE TREADMILL
Before moving the treadmill, convert the treadmill to the storage position as described above. Make sure that the storage latch is closed fully over the catch.
1. Hold the handrails and place one foot on the base as
shown.
2. Tilt the treadmill back until it rolls freely on the front wheels.
Carefully move the treadmill to the desired location. Never
move the treadmill without tipping it back, or the base
pads may come off. To reduce the risk of injury, use
extreme caution while moving the treadmill. Do not attempt to move the treadmill over an uneven surface.
3. Place one foot on the base, and carefully lower the treadmill until it is resting in the storage position.
12
Base
Front Wheels
HOW TO LOWER THE TREADMILL FOR USE
1. Hold the upper end of the treadmill with your right hand as
shown. Using your left thumb, press the storage latch and
hold it. Pivot the treadmill until the frame and foot rail are
past the storage latch.
Opened
Storage
Latch
2. Hold the treadmill firmly with both hands, and lower the
treadmill to the floor. Caution: To decrease the possibility of injury, bend your legs and keep your back
straight.
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MAINTENANCE AND TROUBLE-SHOOTING
Most treadmill problems can be solved by following the simple steps below. If further assistance is
needed, call our toll-free HELPLINE at 1-800-736-6879, Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Central Time (excluding holidays).
PROBLEM: The power does not turn on
SOLUTION: a. Make sure that the power cord is plugged into a surge suppressor, and that the surge suppressor
is plugged into a properly grounded outlet (see page 8). Use only a single-outlet surge suppressor
that is UL 1449 listed as a transient voltage surge suppressor (TVSS). The surge suppressor
must have a UL suppressed voltage rating of 400 volts or less and a minimum surge dissipation
of 450 joules. The surge suppressor must be electrically rated for 120 volts AC and 15 amps.
b. After the power cord has been plugged in, make sure that the key is fully inserted into the console. (See step 1 on page 9.)
c. Check the circuit breaker located on the treadmill
near the power cord. If the switch protrudes as
shown, the circuit breaker has tripped. To reset the
circuit breaker, wait for five minutes and then press
the switch back in.
c
Tripped
Reset
Tripped
d. Check the on/off switch located on the treadmill
near the power cord. The switch must be in the ÒonÓ
position.
Reset
d
ÒOnÓ
Position
OFF
ON
PROBLEM: The power turns off during use
SOLUTION: a. Check the circuit breaker located on the treadmill frame near the power cord (see 1. c. above). If
the circuit breaker has tripped, wait for five minutes and then press the switch back in.
b. Make sure that the power cord is plugged in.
c. Remove the key from the console. Reinsert the key fully into the console. (See step 1 on page 9.)
d. Make sure that the on/off switch is in the ÒonÓ position. (See 1. d. above.)
PROBLEM: The displays of the console do not function properly
SOLUTION: a. Remove the six screws from the hood. Carefully remove the hood. Locate the Reed Switch (86) and the
Magnet (87) on the left side of the Pulley (85). Turn
the Pulley until the Magnet is aligned with the Reed
Switch. Make sure that the gap between the
Magnet and the Reed Switch is about 1/8Ó. If necessary, loosen the Screw (35) and move the Reed
Switch slightly. Retighten the Screw. Re-attach the
hood, and run the treadmill for a few minutes to check
for a correct speed reading.
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1/8Ó
86
85
87
35
Top
View
PROBLEM: The walking belt slows when walked on
SOLUTION: a. Use only a single-outlet surge suppressor that is UL 1449 listed as a transient voltage surge suppressor (TVSS). The surge suppressor must have a UL suppressed voltage rating of 400 volts or
less and a minimum surge dissipation of 450 joules. The surge suppressor must be electrically
rated for 120 volts AC and 15 amps.
b. If the walking belt is overtightened, treadmill performance may decrease and the walking belt may be
permanently damaged. Remove the key and UNPLUG THE POWER CORD. Using the allen wrench,
turn both rear roller adjustment bolts counterclockwise, 1/4 of a turn. When the walking belt is properly
tightened, you should be able to lift each side of the
walking belt 3 to 4 inches off the walking platform. Be
careful to keep the walking belt centered. Plug in the
power cord, insert the key and run the treadmill for a
few minutes. Repeat until the walking belt is properly
tightened.
b
3ÓÐ4Ó
Rear Roller Adjustment Bolts
c. If the walking belt still slows when walked on, please call our toll-free HELPLINE.
PROBLEM: The walking belt is off-center when walked on
SOLUTION: a. If the walking belt has shifted to the left, first remove
the key and UNPLUG THE POWER CORD. Using
the allen wrench, turn the left rear roller adjustment
bolt clockwise, and the right bolt counterclockwise,
1/4 of a turn each. Be careful not to overtighten the
walking belt. Plug in the power cord, insert the key
and run the treadmill for a few minutes. Repeat until
the walking belt is centered.
b. If the walking belt has shifted to the right, first remove
the key and UNPLUG THE POWER CORD. Using
the allen wrench, turn the left rear roller adjustment
bolt counterclockwise, and the right bolt clockwise,
1/4 of a turn each. Be careful not to overtighten the
walking belt. Plug in the power cord, insert the key
and run the treadmill for a few minutes. Repeat until
the walking belt is centered.
a
b
PROBLEM: The walking belt slips when walked on
SOLUTION: a. If the walking belt slips when walked on, first remove
the key and UNPLUG THE POWER CORD. Using
the allen wrench, turn both rear roller adjustment
bolts clockwise, 1/4 of a turn. When the walking belt
is correctly tightened, you should be able to lift each
side of the walking belt 3 to 4 inches off the walking
platform. Be careful to keep the walking belt centered.
Plug in the power cord, insert the key and run the
treadmill for a few minutes. Repeat until the walking
belt is properly tightened.
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a
CONDITIONING GUIDELINES
Burning Fat
WARNING:
Before beginning
this or any exercise program, consult your
physician. This is especially important for individuals over the age of 35 or individuals
with pre-existing health problems.
To burn fat, you must exercise at a low intensity level
for a sustained period of time. During the first few
minutes of exercise, your body uses easily accessible
carbohydrate calories for energy. Only after the first few
minutes of exercise does your body begin to use stored
fat calories for energy. If your goal is to burn fat, adjust
the intensity of your exercise until your heart rate is
near the low end of your training zone as you exercise.
The following guidelines will help you to plan your exercise program. RememberÑthese are general guidelines. For more detailed information about exercise,
obtain a book or consult your physician.
WARNING:
EXERCISE INTENSITY
Whether your goal is to burn fat or strengthen your cardiovascular system, the key to achieving the desired
results is to exercise with the proper intensity. The
proper intensity level can be found by using your heart
rate as a guide. For effective exercise, your heart rate
should be maintained at a level between 71.5% and
85% of your maximum heart rate as you exercise. This
is known as your training zone.
You can find your training zone in the table below.
Training zones are listed according to age and physical
condition.
Training Zone (Beats/Min.)
Age
Unconditioned
Conditioned
20
138-167
133-162
25
136-166
132-160
30
135-164
130-158
35
134-162
129-156
40
132-161
127-155
45
131-159
125-153
50
129-156
124-150
55
127-155
122-149
60
126-153
121-147
65
125-151
119-145
70
123-150
118-144
75
122-147
117-142
80
120-146
115-140
85
118-144
114-139
The pulse sensor is
not a medical device. Various factors,
including your movement, may affect the
accuracy of heart rate readings. The pulse
sensor is intended only as exercise aids in
determining heart rate trends in general.
Aerobic Exercise
If your goal is to strengthen your cardiovascular system, your exercise must be Òaerobic.Ó Aerobic exercise
is activity that requires large amounts of oxygen for
prolonged periods of time. This increases the demand
on the heart to pump blood to the muscles, and on the
lungs to oxygenate the blood. For aerobic exercise,
adjust the intensity of your exercise until your heart
rate is near the middle of your training zone.
WORKOUT GUIDELINES
Each workout should include the following three important parts: (1) a warm-up, (2) training zone exercise,
and (3) a cool-down.
Warm-up
Warming up prepares the body for exercise by increasing circulation, delivering more oxygen to the muscles,
and raising the body temperature. Begin each workout
with 5 to 10 minutes of stretching and light exercise to
warm up (see SUGGESTED STRETCHES on page 17).
Training Zone Exercise
After warming up, increase the intensity of your exercise until your heart rate is in your training zone for 20
to 60 minutes. (During the first few weeks of your exercise program, do not keep your heart rate in your training zone for longer than 20 minutes.) Breathe regularly
and deeply as you exerciseÑnever hold your breath.
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Cool-down
tween workouts. After a few months, you may complete up to five workouts each week if desired.
Finish each workout with 5 to 10 minutes of stretching
to cool down. This will increase the flexibility of your
muscles and will help to prevent post-exercise problems.
The key to success is to make exercise a regular and
enjoyable part of your everyday life.
Exercise Frequency
To maintain or improve your condition, complete three
workouts each week, with at least one day of rest be-
SUGGESTED STRETCHES
The correct form for several basic stretches is shown at the
right. Move slowly as you stretchÑnever bounce.
1
1. Toe Touch Stretch
Stand with your knees bent slightly and slowly bend forward
from your hips. Allow your back and shoulders to relax as you
reach down toward your toes as far as possible. Hold for 15
counts, then relax. Repeat 3 times. Stretches: Hamstrings,
back of knees and back.
2
2. Hamstring Stretch
Sit with one leg extended. Bring the sole of the opposite foot
toward you and rest it against the inner thigh of your extended
leg. Reach toward your toes as far as possible. Hold for 15
counts, then relax. Repeat 3 times for each leg. Stretches:
Hamstrings, lower back and groin.
3
3. Calf/Achilles Stretch
With one leg in front of the other, reach forward and place your
hands against a wall. Keep your back leg straight and your
back foot flat on the floor. Bend your front leg, lean forward and
move your hips toward the wall. Hold for 15 counts, then relax.
Repeat 3 times for each leg. To cause further stretching of the
achilles tendons, bend your back leg as well. Stretches:
Calves, achilles tendons and ankles.
4
4. Quadriceps Stretch
With one hand against a wall for balance, reach back and
grasp one foot with your other hand. Bring your heel as close
to your buttocks as possible. Hold for 15 counts, then relax.
Repeat 3 times for each leg. Stretches: Quadriceps and hip
muscles.
5. Inner Thigh Stretch
Sit with the soles of your feet together and your knees outward.
Pull your feet toward your groin area as far as possible. Hold
for 15 counts, then relax. Repeat 3 times. Stretches:
Quadriceps and hip muscles.
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5
PART LISTÑModel No. 831.297880
Key No. Part No. Qty.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11*
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19*
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
119038
142284
125708
140119
100691
139109
134690
142349
129639
131364
143478
137944
013576
142707
013505
014063
118016
012149
141176
126747
141175
013547
122812
014117
107503
143474
013162
140699
138746
013300
138141
142285
013581
013484
136728
126650
013307
132314
012056
137858
139153
109382
124695
124669
129542
139761
138853
130993
120867
109265
140702
116926
116927
138664
132383
016057
136012
1
1
2
1
4
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
13
1
2
7
1
1
1
1
1
4
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
11
1
1
2
2
35
4
2
2
4
1
2
1
1
1
2
4
12
1
1
2
1
2
4
1
1
11
2
Description
Key/Clip
Left Handrail
Cage Nut
Power Supply
Rear Isolator Screw
Console Base
8Ó Wire Harness
Spider Nut
Battery Cover
Incline Motor
Console Assembly
Storage Latch
1/2Ó Screw
Upright/Base
Handrail Bolt
Handrail Washer
Motor Belt
Motor Swivel Nut
Motor/Pulley/Flywheel/Fan
Pulley/Flywheel/Fan
Motor
Motor Tension Bolt/Incline Bolt
Motor Tension Washer
Motor Tension Star Washer
Motor Swivel Bolt
Wire Harness
Ground Wire Screw
Hood
Hood Shield
Screw
Latch Decal
Right Handrail
Frame Pivot Bolt
Extension Leg Screw
Electronics Screw
Base Pad
Wheel Bolt
Wheel
Wheel Nut/Base Pivot Nut
Controller
Extension Leg
Circuit Breaker
Power Cord Grommet
Power Cord
Upright Spacer
Isolator
Belly Pan Fastener
Choke
Motor Locknut
Belt Guide
Belly Pan
Releasable Tie
Cable Tie Clamp
Motor Belly Pan
11 1/2Ó Cable Tie
8Ó Cable Tie
Flange Nut
Key No. Part No. Qty.
R1297B
Description
58
119163 1 On/Off Switch
59
139579 1 Electronics Plate
60
140558 1 Incline Extension
61
014132 2 3/8Ó Washer
62
139763 2 Solid Isolator
63
119425 7 Incline Nut
64
117806 2 Incline Wheel Bolt
65
137731 2 Incline Wheel
66
100427 2 Incline Wheel Nut
67
138863 2 Upright Plug
68
130426 1 Ground Wire
69
142706 1 Incline Leg
70
000000 1 Base Plug (not used)
71
105444 2 Rear Roller Adj. Bolt
72
138738 1 Rear Roller Endcap
73
128457 1 Allen Wrench
74
016028 1 Adhesive Clip
75
140703 1 Left Foot Rail
76
140704 1 Rear Roller
77
128272 4 Platform Screw
78
138732 1 Latch Catch
79
140705 1 Walking Platform
80
140766 1 Walking Belt
81
112609 1 Front Roller Adjustment Bolt
82
139767 1 Shock
83
140767 1 Right Foot Rail
84
131090 1 Sensor Clip
85
140768 1 Front Roller/Pulley
86
123380 1 Reed Switch
87
100498 1 Magnet
88
115872 1 Strain Relief Clip
89
124614 2 3 1/2Ó Handrail Bolt
90
NSP
1 Frame
91
134594 4 3/4Ó Screw
92
143476 1 Console Wire Harness
93
143382 4 Hand Pulse Sensor
94
143380 1 Sensor Housing (see 101)
95
143621 1 9Ó Hand Pulse Wire
96
143474 1 Upright Wire Harness
97
143622 1 30Ó Hand Pulse Wire
98
113362 2 Pulse Handrail Bolt
99
142347 1 Pulse Handrail
100
141381 1 Reed Switch Bracket
101*
143821 1 Pulse Handrail Assembly
#
118204 1 8Ó Blue Wire, Male/Female
#
112083 1 8Ó Blue Wire, 2 Female
#
126146 1 4Ó Blue Wire, 2 Female
#
103823 1 14Ó White Wire, Pig Tail
#
102246 1 8Ó White Wire, 2 Female
#
143161 1 30Ó Black Wire, Male/Female
#
103825 1 20Ó Black Wire, 2 Female
#
101799 1 9Ó Black Wire, Male/Female
#
102634 1 8Ó Ground Wire, Female/Ring
#
118201 1 8Ó Red Wire, Male/Female
#
140456 1 UserÕs Manual
* Includes all parts shown in the box
# These parts are not illustrated
71
61
16
74
89
71
72
73
22
101*
8
99
22
98
16
22
3
47
76
62
64
31
90
75
60
93
2
16
63
94
5
10
65
93
22
66
13
94
6
63
93
93
35
68
27
63
78
35
91
8
46
66
69
63
35
95
35
47
62
5
77
97
46
65
35
EXPLODED DRAWINGÑModel No. 831.297880
37
47
64
22
77
47
1
80
46
12
57
51
53
35
35
56
30
30
48
13
14
35
81
47
16
50
77
16
36
30 83 82
52
47
39 35
35
84
41
100
11*
35
79
85
38
77 45 39
87 86
92
9
R1297B
39
46
45
54
35
34
36 38
39
49
18
44
57
22 24
23 67
17
67
30
37
19*
30
36
16
43
21
15
20
42
16
25
96
41
55
35
8
30
34
4
70
30
4
15
36
30
16
16
33
59
35
35
7
40
105
29
28
32
61
89
16
88
3
98
91
35
35
The model number and serial number of your PROFORM¨ EKG
treadmill are listed on a decal attached to the treadmill. See the
front cover of this manual to find the location of the decal.
Model No. 831.297880
QUESTIONS?
All replacement parts are available for immediate purchase or
special order when you visit your nearest SEARS Service Center.
To request service or to order parts by telephone, call the toll-free
numbers listed at the left.
If you find that:
¥ you need help assembling or
operating the PROFORM¨ EKG
¥ a part is missing
¥ you need to schedule repair
service
call our toll-free HELPLINE
1-800-736-6879
MondayÐSaturday, 7 amÐ7 pm
Central Time (excluding holidays)
When requesting help or service, or ordering parts, please be
prepared to provide the following information:
¥ The NAME OF THE PRODUCT (PROFORM¨ EKG treadmill)
¥ The MODEL NUMBER OF THE PRODUCT (831.297880)
¥ The PART NUMBER OF THE PART (see the EXPLODED
DRAWING and PART LIST attached in the center of this
manual)
¥ The DESCRIPTION OF THE PART (see the EXPLODED
DRAWING and PART LIST attached in the center of this
manual).
REPLACEMENT
PARTS
If parts become worn and need
to be replaced, call the following
toll-free number
1-800-FON-PART
(1-800-366-7278)
FULL 90 DAY WARRANTY
For 90 days from the date of purchase, if failure occurs due to defect in material or workmanship in this
SEARS TREADMILL EXERCISER, contact the nearest SEARS Service Center throughout the United
States and SEARS will repair or replace the TREADMILL EXERCISER, free of charge.
This warranty does not apply when the TREADMILL EXERCISER is used commercially or for rental purposes.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state
to state.
SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO., DEPT. 817WA, HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL 60179
Part No. 142354 G04311AC R1297B
Printed in USA © 1997 Sears, Roebuck and Co.
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