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Model No. IMTL19905.0

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IMPORTANT PRECAUTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 BEFORE YOU BEGIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 ASSEMBLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 OPERATION AND ADJUSTMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 HOW TO MOVE THE TREADMILL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 CONDITIONING GUIDELINES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 PART LIST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 ORDERING REPLACEMENT PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 LIMITED WARRANTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Back Cover

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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 at least eight feet of clearance behind it and two feet on each side. 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 350 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 11), 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 11. To purchase a surge suppressor, see your local IMAGE dealer or call the toll-free telephone number on the front cover of this manual and order part number 146148, or see your local electronics store.

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, accelerate, 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 TROUBLESHOOTING If the treadmill is not working properly.)

15.Read, understand, and test the emergency stop procedure before using the treadmill (see TREADMILL OPERATION).

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

17.To protect the treadmill and TV during lightning storms, unplug the power cord from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system. This will prevent damage due to lightning and power line surges.

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

19.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.

20.Never leave the treadmill unattended while it is running. Always remove the key, unplug the power cord, and switch the reset/off circuit breaker to the off position when the treadmill is not in use. (See the drawing on page 6 for the location of the reset/off circuit breaker.)


21.Do not attempt to move the treadmill until it is properly assembled. (See ASSEMBLY and HOW TO MOVE THE TREADMILL.)You must be able to safely lift 55 pounds (25 kg) to move the treadmill.

22.Do not change the incline of the treadmill by placing objects under the treadmill.

23.When using programs, 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. In some instances, the speed and/or incline may change before the personal trainer describes the change.

24.When using programs, you can manually override the speed and incline settings 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.

25.Always remove CDs and videos from your CD player or VCR and disconnect your MP3 player when you are not using them.

26.Inspect and properly tighten all parts of the treadmill regularly.

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

28.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.

29.The treadmill is intended for in-home use only. Do not use the treadmill in any commercial, rental, or institutional setting.

30.If an outside antenna or cable system is connected, be sure that the antenna or cable system is grounded to provide some protection against voltage surges and built-up static charges. Section 810 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA No. 70-1984, pro-

vides information with respect to proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge unit, size of grounding conductors, location of antenna discharge unit, connection to grounding electrodes, and requirements for the grounding electrode.

31.An outside antenna system should not be located in the vicinity of overhead power lines or other electric light or power circuits, or where it can fall into such power lines or circuits. When installing an outside antenna system, extreme care should be taken to keep from touching such power lines or circuits, as contact with them might be fatal.

32.To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not remove the cover or the back of the television. There are no user serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to qualified service personnel.

33.Upon completion of any service or repairs to the treadmill or the television, ask the service technician to perform safety checks to confirm that the unit is in proper operating condition.

Use No. 10 AWG (5.3mm2) copper, No. 8 AWG (8.4mm2) aluminum, No. 17 AWG (1.0mm2) copper-clad steel or bronze wire, or larger as a ground wire.

Secure an antenna lead-in and ground wires to the house with stand-off insulators spaced from 4 to 6 feet (1.22 to 1.83m) apart.

Mount an antenna discharge unit as close as possible to where the lead-in enters the house.

Use a jumper wire not smaller than No. 6 AWG (13.3mm2) copper, or the equivalent when a separate antenna-grounding electrode is used. See NEC Section 810-21 (j).

Note to CATV system installer: This reminder is provided to call the CATV system installer’s attention to Article 820-40 of the NEC that provides guidelines for proper grounding and, in particular, specifies that the cable ground shall be connected to the grounding system of the building, as close to the point of cable entry as practical.


Power Lines






















To External Antenna





Terminal of Treadmill











Lead-in Wire










Discharge Unit

Power Service Grounding



Ground Wire




Electrode System (e.g.



Interior Metal Water Pipe)




Optional Antenna Grounding Electrode Driven 8

Feet (2.44m) Into The Earth (If Required By Local

Codes). See NEC Section 810–21 (f).

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 here has been placed on the treadmill. If the decal is missing or illegible, please call the toll-free telephone number on the front cover of this manual and order a free replacement decal.

Apply the decal in the location shown. Note: The decal may not be shown at actual size.



Thank you for selecting the revolutionary IMAGE® ADVANTAGE 4000 treadmill. The ADVANTAGE 4000 treadmill offers an impressive array of features designed to make your workouts at home more enjoyable and effective.

For your benefit, read this manual carefully before using the treadmill. If you have questions after reading this manual, see the front cover of this manual. To

help us assist you, please note the product model number and serial number before contacting us. The model number of the treadmill is IMTL19905.0. 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.

Personal Television/Console

Water Bottle Holder

(Bottle not included)


Pulse Sensor





Circuit Breaker

Walking Belt

Power Cord

Foot Rail

Rear Roller

Adjustment Bolts



Assembly requires two persons. Set the treadmill in a cleared area and remove all packing materials. Do not dispose of the packing materials until assembly is completed.

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.

Assembly requires the included allen wrench and your own Phillips screwdriver . For help identifying the assembly hardware, see the hardware drawings below.




Handrail Bolt (90)–4

3/4” Tek Screw

Panel Screw

Console Bolt (110)–4







HandrailBracketBolt (31)–4

Upright Bolt (113)–4

Star Washer

Washer (116)–4


1.Raise the end of the Frame (not shown) until the treadmill can be moved on the Front Wheels (66), and carefully roll the treadmill off the wood pallet.

Insert the Wire Harness (108) and the TV Cable (109) through the Upright Plate (115).

With the help of a second person, hold the Upright (111) and the Upright Plate (115) against the Frame Cover

(52).See the inset drawing and make sure that the Upright is oriented at the angle shown and the Upright Plate is oriented as shown. Attach the Upright and the Upright Plate with four Upright Bolts

(113)and two Star Washers (114). Make sure that the

Upright Bolts are inserted straight into the Upright and Frame Cover. Do not tighten the Upright Bolts yet.































2. Have a second person hold the console assembly near





the Upright (111). Insert the cable and the wire harness








extending from the console assembly through the hole in





the top of the Upright. Attach the console assembly to the





Upright with four Console Bolts (110) and two Star





Washers (114). Firmly tighten the four Console Bolts.





Next, connect the cable and the wire harness extending





from the console assembly to the TV Cable (109) and the




Wire Harness (108). The connectors should slide to-





gether easily and snap into place. If they do not, turn





one connector and try again.






























3. Note: For clarity, the console assembly is not shown




in this step.









Orient the Short Panel (106) so that the indicated cutouts





in the top of the Panel are at the top. Have a second per-





son hold the Short Panel against the Upright (111), with





the top of the Short Panel flush with the top of the






Upright. Firmly tighten the four Upright Bolts (113).





Route the TV Cable (109) down one side of the Short








Panel, and route the Wire Harness (108) down the other





side of the Short Panel, as shown.





Next, hold the Long Panel (112) against the opposite side





of the Upright (111); make sure that the top of the Long





Panel is flush with the top of the Upright and that no




wires are pinched. Press the Long Panel and the Short







Panel (106) together, and align the three holes in the





Long Panel with the holes in the three Panel Brackets





(10). Attach the Long Panel and the Short Panel with





three Panel Screws (95).



















4.Identify the Right Handrail (86) and the Left Handrail (89); the Handrails have indented holes in the outer sides for the heads of the Handrail Bolts (90).

Hold the Right Handrail (86) on the right side of the treadmill. Loosely thread two Handrail Bolts (90) into the bracket on the Right Handrail and into the console assembly. Do not tighten the Handrail Bolts yet. Attach the Left Handrail to the left side of the treadmill in the same way. Then, slide the Upper Handrail (93) onto the Right and Left Handrails.

Next, slide a Handrail Bracket (32) onto the lower end of the Right Handrail (86). Insert two Handrail Bracket Bolts (31) with two Washers (116) into the Right Handrail and the Handrail Bracket, and finger tighten the Handrail Bracket Bolts into the Frame (28). Do not tighten the Handrail Bracket Bolts yet. Attach the lower end of the Left Handrail (89) in the same way.

5.Attach the Upper Handrail (93) to the Left and Right Handrails (86, 89) with four 3/4” Tek Screws (91) (only two are shown); start all four Tek Screws before tightening them.

See step 4. Firmly tighten the four Handrail Bolts (90) and the four Handrail Bracket Bolts (31).































6.Note the location of the 75 ohm antenna terminal on the treadmill. For the television to operate properly, an antenna, a CATV cable, or a VCR must be connected to the 75 ohm antenna terminal.

If you are using an antenna, it must be properly connected and adjusted for optimal reception. See ANTENNA CONNECTIONS on page 26 to properly connect an antenna. If you are using a CATV cable, see CATV CABLE CONNECTION on page 26 to properly connect the cable. If you are using a VCR, see HOW TO CONNECT A VCR on page 27 to properly connect the VCR.

The VCR must be turned on, a videocassette must be properly inserted, and the VCR must be playing. See your VCR user’s manual for operating instructions.

7.Remove the battery cover from the back of the Remote Control (134). Insert two “AAA” batteries (not included) into the battery compartment; make sure that the batteries are oriented as shown by the diagram inside of the battery compartment. Reattach the battery cover.


75 Ohm Antenna Terminal



“AAA” Batteries

Battery Cover

8.Make sure that all parts are properly tightened before you use the treadmill. Keep the included allen wrenches in a secure place; the allen wrench is used to adjust the walking belt (see page 31). To protect the floor or carpet from damage, place a mat under the treadmill.

If you purchase the optional chest pulse sensor (see page 12), follow the steps below to install the receiver included with the chest pulse sensor.

1.Make sure that the power cord is unplugged.

2.Remove the indicated 3/4” Screw (95) and the Access Door (121) from the bottom of the Console Base (98).

3.Connect the wire on the receiver (A) to the indicated wire extending from the Console Base (98). Hold the receiver so the small cylinder is oriented as shown and is facing the Console Back. Attach the receiver to the plastic posts on the Access Door (121) with the two included small screws.

4.Make sure that no wires are pinched. Reattach the Access Door (121) with the 3/4” Screw (95). Discard the other wires included with the receiver.

















Your treadmill features a walking belt coated with highperformance 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 NordicTrack dealer or call the toll-free telephone number on the front cover of this manual and order part number 146148, or see your local electronics store.

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, accelerate, 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 elec-

tric 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.


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Note: If there is a thin sheet of plastic


on the face of the console, remove it.



The treadmill console offers an impressive array of features designed to make your workouts more effective and enjoyable. When the manual mode of the console is selected, the speed and incline of the treadmill can be changed with the touch of a button. As you exercise, the console will display continuous exercise information. You can even measure your heart rate using the built-in handgrip pulse sensor or the optional chest pulse sensor. To purchase the optional chest pulse sensor, call the toll-free telephone number on the front cover of this manual.

The console also features twenty-five preset programs that automatically control the speed and incline of the treadmill as they guide you through effective workouts. You can even create custom workout programs and save them in memory for future use. In addition, the console offers four pulse programs that control the speed and incline of the treadmill to keep your heart rate near a target heart rate during your workouts.

Whether you select the manual mode or use a program, you can enjoy the personal television while you get in shape.

The console also features interactive technology. Having technology is like having a personal trainer in your home. Using a stereo audio cable, you can connect the treadmill to your portable stereo, home stereo, computer, or VCR and play special MP3, CD, and video programs ( MP3 programs, CDs, and videocassettes are available separately). programs automatically control the speed and incline of the treadmill as a personal trainer


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