Image IMTL11994 User Manual

Image IMTL11994 User Manual

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Model No. IMTL11994

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IMPORTANT PRECAUTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 BEFORE YOU BEGIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 ASSEMBLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 HOW TO USE THE HEART RATE MONITOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 OPERATION AND ADJUSTMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 HOW TO FOLD AND MOVE THE TREADMILL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 CONDITIONING GUIDELINES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 PART LIST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 ORDERING REPLACEMENT PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 LIMITED WARRANTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Back Cover

Note: An EXPLODED DRAWING is attached in the center of this manual.


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.

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.

3.Place the treadmill on a level surface, with 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.

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 300 pounds.

8.Never allow more than one person on the treadmill at a time.

9.Wear appropriate exercise clothes when using the treadmill. Do not wear loose clothes 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.

10.When connecting the power cord (see page 7), 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 meets all of the specifications described on page 8. To purchase a surge suppressor, see your local IMAGE dealer or call 1-800-806-3651 and order part number 146148.

12.Failure to use a properly functioning surge suppressor could result in damage to the control system of the treadmill. If the control system is damaged, the walking belt may change speed or stop unexpectedly, which may result in a fall and serious injury.

13.Keep the power cord and the surge suppressor away from heated surfaces.

14.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.


15.Never start the treadmill while you are standing on the walking belt. Always hold the handrails while using the treadmill.

16.The treadmill is capable of high speeds. Adjust the speed in small increments to avoid sudden jumps in speed.

17.The heart rate monitor is not a medical device. Various factors, including the user's movement, may affect the accuracy of heart rate readings. The heart rate monitor is intended only as an exercise aid in determining heart rate trends in general.

18.When using CDs and videos, an electronic “chirping” sound will alert you when the speed and/or incline of the treadmill is about to change. Always listen for the “chirp” and be prepared for speed and/or incline changes. In some instances, the speed and/or incline may change before the personal trainer describes the change.

19.When using CDs and videos, you can manually override the speed and incline settings at any time by pressing the speed and incline buttons. However, when the next “chirp” is heard, the speed and/or incline will change to the next settings of the CD or video program.

20.Always remove CDs and videos from your CD player or VCR when you are not using them.

21.Never leave the treadmill unattended while it is running. Always remove the key, unplug the power cord and move the on/off switch to the off position when the treadmill is not in use. (See the drawing on page 4 for the location of the on/off switch.)

22.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 21.) You must be able to safely lift 45 pounds (20 kg) in order to raise, lower, or move the treadmill.

23.When folding or moving the treadmill, make sure that the storage latch is fully closed.

24.Inspect and tighten all parts of the treadmill every three months.

25.Never drop or insert any object into any opening.

26.DANGER: Always unplug the power cord immediately after use, before cleaning the treadmill, and 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.

27.This treadmill is intended for in-home use only. Do not use this treadmill in a commercial, rental, or institutional setting.

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. ICON assumes no responsibility for personal injury or property damage sustained by or through the use of this product.


The decal shown below has been placed on the treadmill. If the decal is missing or illegible, please call our Customer Service Department, toll-free, to order a free replacement decal (see the telephone number on the front cover of this manual). Apply the decal in the location shown. Note: The decal is shown at 38% of actual size.



Thank you for selecting the IMAGE® 10.2QL treadmill. The IMAGE 10.2QL treadmill combines advanced technology with innovative design to let you enjoy an effective form of cardiovascular exercise in the convenience and privacy of your home. And when you’re not exercising, the unique IMAGE 10.2QL can be folded up, requiring less than half the floor space of other treadmills.

For your benefit, read this manual carefully before using the treadmill. If you have additional questions,

please call our Customer Service Department toll-free at 1-800-999-3756, Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. Mountain 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 IMTL11994. 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 familiarize yourself with the parts that are labeled in the drawing below.


Reading Rack

Water Bottle

Accessory Tray Holder (Bottle

not included)




Lock Knob



Walking Belt




Foot Rail

Power Cord

Rear Roller

Adjustment Bolt



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. A rubber mallet may be needed for assembly.

Note: The underside of the treadmill walking belt is coated with high-performance lubricant. During shipping, a small amount of lubricant may be transferred to the top of the walking belt or the shipping carton. This is a normal condition and does not affect treadmill performance. If there is lubricant on top of the walking belt, simply wipe off the lubricant with a soft cloth and a mild, non-abrasive cleaner.

1. With the help of a second person, carefully raise the







Uprights (65) until the treadmill is in the position shown.







2. Press the Lock Knob Sleeve (68) into the left Upright

(65). If necessary, use a rubber mallet to tap the Lock 2 Knob Sleeve into the Upright.

Remove the Lock Knob (67) from the Lock Pin (72). Make sure that the Lock Pin Collar (70) and the Spring (69) are on the Lock Pin. Insert the Lock Pin into the left Upright (65) and tighten the Lock Knob onto the Lock Pin.











3.Make sure that all parts are tightened before you use the treadmill. Keep the included allen wrench in a secure place. The allen wrench is used to adjust the walking belt (see pages 22 and 23). To protect the floor or carpet from damage, place a mat under the treadmill.




The heart rate monitor consists of two components: the chest strap and the sensor unit (see the drawing below). Insert the tab on one end of the chest strap through the hole in one end of the sensor unit. Press the end of the sensor unit under the buckle on the chest strap. The tab should be almost flush with the front of the sensor unit.


Chest Strap





Sensor Unit


Next, wrap the

heart rate monitor around your

chest and attach the other end of the chest

strap to the sensor unit. Adjust

the length of the chest strap, if

necessary. The heart rate moni-

tor should be under your clothes, tight against your skin, and as high under the pectoral muscles or breasts as is comfortable. Make sure that the logo on the sensor unit is facing forward and is right-side-up.

Pull the sensor unit away from your body a few inches and locate the two electrode areas on the inner side. The electrode areas are the areas covered by shallow ridges. Using saline solution such as saliva or contact lens solution, wet both electrode areas. Return the sensor unit to a position against your chest.


Thoroughly dry the heart rate monitor after each use. The heart rate monitor is activated when the electrode areas are wetted and the heart rate monitor is put on; the heart rate monitor shuts off when it is removed and the electrode areas are

dried. If the heart rate monitor is not dried after each use, it may remain activated longer than necessary, draining the battery prematurely.

Store the heart rate monitor in a warm, dry place. Do not store the heart rate monitor in a plastic bag or other container that may trap moisture.

Do not expose the heart rate monitor to direct sunlight for extended periods of time; do not expose it to temperatures above 122° Fahrenheit (50° Celsius) or below 14° Fahrenheit (-10° Celsius).

Do not excessively bend or stretch the sensor unit when using or storing the heart rate monitor.

Clean the sensor unit using a damp cloth—never use alcohol, abrasives, or chemicals. The chest strap may be hand washed and air dried.


The instructions on the following pages explain how the heart rate monitor is used with the console. If the heart rate monitor does not function properly, try the steps below.

Make sure that you are wearing the heart rate monitor as described at the left. Note: If the heart rate monitor does not function when positioned as described, move it slightly lower or higher on your chest.

Use saline solution such as saliva or contact lens solution to wet the two electrode areas on the sensor unit. If heart rate readings do not appear until you begin perspiring, re-wet the electrode areas.

As you walk or run on the treadmill, position yourself near the center of the walking belt. For the console to display heart rate readings, the user must be within arm’s length of the console.

The heart rate monitor is designed to work with people who have normal heart rhythms. Heart rate reading problems may be caused by medical conditions such as premature ventricular contractions (pvcs), tachycardia bursts, and arrhythmia.

The operation of the heart rate monitor can be affected by magnetic interference caused by high power lines or other sources. If it is suspected that this is a problem, try relocating the treadmill.

The CR2032 battery may need to be replaced (see page 24).




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.


DANGER: Improper connection 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 product—if it will not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician.

Your treadmill, like any other type of sophisticated electronic equipment, can be seriously damaged by sudden voltage changes in your home’s 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). To purchase a surge suppressor, see your local IMAGE dealer or call 1-800- 806-3651 and order part number 146148.

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. There must be a monitoring light on the surge suppressor to indicate whether it is functioning properly. Failure to use a properly functioning surge suppressor could result in damage to the control system of the treadmill. If the control system is damaged, the walking belt may change speed or stop unexpectedly, which may result in a fall and serious injury.

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. Important: The treadmill is not compatible with GFCI-equipped outlets.

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.


Grounded Outlet Box


Surge Suppressor


Grounding Pin

Grounding Pin

Grounded Outlet

Grounding Plug



Grounded Outlet Box


Surge Suppressor


Metal Screw

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.





























Note: If there is a thin sheet of clear plastic






on the face of the console, remove it.









The treadmill console offers an impressive array of features to help you get the most from your exercise.

When the console is in the manual mode, the speed and incline of the treadmill can be changed with a touch of a button. As you exercise, the five displays will show your heart rate, the number of calories and fat calories you have burned, your speed, your pace, the distance you have walked, the incline level of the treadmill, the number of 1/4-mile laps you have completed, and workout time.

Four preset workout programs are also offered. Each program automatically controls the speed and incline of the treadmill as it guides you through an effective workout. The console even allows you to create custom workout programs and store them in the console’s memory for future use.

The console also features advanced technology. technology is like having a personal trainer right in your home. Using the included audio cable, you can connect the treadmill to your home stereo, portable stereo, or computer and play special CD programs (CDs are available separately). CD programs automatically control the speed and incline of the treadmill as a personal trainer guides you through every step of your workout. High-energy music provides added motivation. Each CD features two programs designed by certified personal trainers.

In addition, you can connect the treadmill to your VCR and TV and play video programs ( videocassettes are available separately). Video programs offer the same benefits as CD programs, but add the excitement of working out with a class and an instructor—the hottest new trend at health clubs.

With the treadmill connected to your computer, you can also go to our Web site at and access basic programs, audio programs, and video programs directly from the internet. Additional options are soon to be available. See for details.

To purchase CDs, videocassettes, call toll-free 1-800-735-0768. For information about optional hand weights, call toll-free 1-800-772-0257.

To use the manual mode of the console, follow the steps beginning on page 10. To use a performance program, see page 12. To create a custom program, see page 13. To use a custom program, see page 14.

To use CD or video programs, refer to page 17. To use programs directly from our internet site, see page 19.

Note: The console can display exercise feedback in either miles or kilometers. For simplicity, all instructions in this section refer to miles.



Refer to the drawing on the opposite page to identify the features described below.

A.Pulse display—This display shows your heart rate when the heart rate monitor is worn. The heartshaped indicator will flash each time your heart beats.

B.Calories/Fat Calories display—This display shows the numbers of calories and fat calories you have burned (see BURNING FAT on page 25). The display will alternate between one number and the other every seven seconds.

C.Speed/Minutes-Mile display—This display shows the speed of the walking belt and your current pace (pace is measured in minutes per mile). The display will alternate between one number and the other every seven seconds.

D.Distance/Incline/Laps display—This display shows the distance you have walked and the number of 1/4-mile laps you have completed. The display will alternate between one number and the other every seven seconds. Each time the Incline buttons are pressed, the display will show the incline setting for several seconds.

E.Time/Segment Time display—When the manual mode or an program is selected, this display shows the elapsed time. When a performance program or a custom program is selected, the display shows both the time remaining in the program and the time remaining in the current period of the program. The display will alternate between one number and the other every seven seconds.

F.Performance program profiles—These profiles show how the speed and incline of the treadmill will change during performance programs.

G.Incline buttons—These buttons control the incline of the treadmill. The incline range is 0% to 10%.

H.Stop button—This button is used to stop the walking belt.

I.Key with clip—The key turns the console on and off. The clip is worn on the waistband of your clothes.

J.Start button—This button is used to start the walking belt.

K.Mode indicators—These indicators show whether the manual mode, a performance program, a custom program, or an program is selected.

L.Speed buttons—These buttons control the speed of the walking belt. The speed range is 0.5 mph to 10 mph. Note: When the Start button is pressed, the walking belt will begin to move at 1.0 mph.

M.Program Select button—This button is used to select the manual mode, the four performance programs, the two custom programs, and programs. Note: If the walking belt is moving when the Program Select button is pressed, the walking belt will slow to a stop and the displays will be reset.

N.Record button—This button is used to program speed and incline settings for custom programs.


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