NordicTrack APEX 6500 User Manual

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NordicTrack APEX 6500 User Manual

Model No. 30705.0

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USER'S MANUAL

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

WARNING DECAL PLACEMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 IMPORTANT PRECAUTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 BEFORE YOU BEGIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 ASSEMBLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 OPERATION AND ADJUSTMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 HOW TO FOLD AND MOVE THE TREADMILL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 EXERCISE GUIDELINES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 PART LIST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 EXPLODED DRAWING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 ORDERING REPLACEMENT PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Back Cover LIMITED WARRANTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Back Cover

WARNING DECAL PLACEMENT

The decal shown here has been applied in the location shown. If a decal is missing or illegible, call the telephone number on the front cover of this manual and request a free replacement decal. Apply the decal in the location shown. Note: The decal may not be shown at actual size.

NordicTrack is a registered trademark of ICON IP, Inc.

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IMPORTANT PRECAUTIONS

WARNING: To reduce the risk of serious injury, read all important precautions and instructions in this manual and all warnings on your treadmill before using your treadmill. ICON assumes no responsibility for personal injury or property damage sustained by or through the use of this product.

1.Before beginning any exercise program, consult your physician. This is especially important for persons over the age of 35 or persons with pre-existing health problems.

2.It is the responsibility of the owner to ensure that all users of this treadmill are adequately informed of all warnings and precautions.

3.Use the treadmill only as described.

4.Place the treadmill on a level surface, with at least 8 ft. (2.4 m) of clearance behind it and 2 ft. (0.6 m) 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.

5.Keep the treadmill indoors, away from moisture and dust. Do not put the treadmill in a garage or covered patio, or near water.

6.Do not operate the treadmill where aerosol products are used or where oxygen is being administered.

7.Keep children under the age of 12 and pets away from the treadmill at all times.

8.The treadmill should not be used by persons weighing more than 325 lbs. (147 kg)

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

10.Wear appropriate exercise clothes while 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.

11.When connecting the power cord (see page 10), 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.

12.Use only a single-outlet surge suppressor that meets all of the specifications described on page 10. To purchase a surge suppressor, call the toll-free telephone number on the front cover of this manual.

13.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.

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

15.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 on page 26 if the treadmill is not working properly.)

16.Read, understand, and test the emergency stop procedure before using the treadmill (see HOW TO TURN ON THE POWER on page 12).

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

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 5 for the location of the reset/off circuit breaker.)

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21.Do not attempt to raise, lower, or move the treadmill until it is properly assembled. (See ASSEMBLY on page 6, and HOW TO FOLD AND MOVE THE TREADMILL on page 24.) You must be able to safely lift 45 pounds (20 kg) to raise, lower, or move the treadmill.

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

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

24.Always remove iFIT cards from the iFIT slot when you are not using them.

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

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

27.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.

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

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

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BEFORE YOU BEGIN

Thank you for selecting the revolutionary NordicTrack® APEX 6500 treadmill. The APEX 6500 treadmill offers a selection of features designed to make your workouts at home more enjoyable and effective. And when you’re not exercising, the unique APEX 6500 treadmill 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 questions after read-

ing this manual, please see the front cover of this manual. To help us assist you, note the product model number and serial number before contacting us. The model number and the location of the serial number decal are shown on the front cover of this manual.

Before reading further, please familiarize yourself with the parts that are labeled in the drawing below.

 

Fan

Accessory Tray

Console

 

Handrail

Pulse Sensor

 

Latch Knob

Key/Clip

 

 

Reset/Off

 

Circuit Breaker

Walking Belt

 

Foot Pad

 

 

Power Cord

Rear Roller

 

Adjustment Bolts

 

 

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ASSEMBLY

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 hex key and your own Phillips screwdriver , standard screwdriver , and wire cutters . For help identifying the assembly hardware, see the hardware drawings below. To avoid damaging plastic parts, do not use power tools for assembly.

Screw (7)–2 1” Tek Screw (82)–4

Cage Nut (70)–3

Star Washer (67)–4

Base Plate Bolt (77)–3

 

Handrail Bolt (72)–4

 

1. With the help of a second person, tip the Upright

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(20) down as shown.

 

Insert the three Cage Nuts (70) into the three in-

 

dicated holes in the treadmill. To insert each

 

Cage Nut, first hook one side of the Cage Nut

 

into a hole. Then use a standard screwdriver to

 

press the other side of the Cage Nut into the

 

hole, as shown

20

 

70

70

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2. Attach the four Base Pads (81) to the bottom of

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the Upright (20) with the four 1" Tek Screws (82)

 

 

 

 

 

in the locations shown.

 

 

 

 

 

82

81

 

 

 

 

 

 

81

 

 

 

82

 

 

82

 

 

 

 

81

 

 

 

20

 

 

 

81

 

 

 

82

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

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the Upright (20) to the vertical position. Remove

 

 

 

 

 

the band securing the Upright Wire Harness (73)

 

 

 

to the right Upright. Have a second person hold

 

 

Console

the console assembly near the right Upright.

 

 

Assembly

Connect the Upright Wire Harness (73) to the

 

 

 

console wire extending from the console assem-

 

 

Console Wire

bly. Make sure to connect the connectors

 

 

 

properly (see the inset drawing). The connec-

 

 

 

tors should slide together easily and snap

 

 

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into place. If they do not, turn one connector

 

 

 

and try again. IF THE CONNECTORS ARE NOT

 

 

 

CONNECTED PROPERLY, THE CONSOLE

 

 

 

MAY BE DAMAGED WHEN THE POWER IS

 

 

 

TURNED ON. Then, insert the connectors into

 

 

20

the right Upright (20).

 

 

 

 

 

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4. Carefully set the console assembly onto the top

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Console Assembly

of the Upright (20) as shown. Make sure that no

 

 

 

wires are pinched. Attach the console assem-

 

 

 

bly to the Upright with four Star Washers (67)

 

 

 

and four Handrail Bolts (72). Start all four

 

 

 

Handrail Bolts before tightening them.

 

 

 

72

67

 

67

 

 

 

20

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5.Attach the Latch Housing (34) to the left Upright (20) with two Screws (7); start both Screws and then tighten them. Note: Make sure that the large hole in the Latch Housing is on the indicated side.

Remove the knob from the pin. Make sure that the collar and the spring are on the pin. (Note: If there are two collars, place one on each side of the spring.) Next, insert the pin into the Latch Housing (34). Then, tighten the knob onto the pin.

6.With the help of a second person, raise the Walking Platform (15) to the storage position and make sure that the latch pin is engaged as described on page 24.

Position the Base Plate (75) on the treadmill as shown. Attach the Base Plate to the Upright (20) with the three Base Plate Bolts (77). Note: It may be helpful if a second person tips the treadmill slightly as you tighten the Bolts.

Carefully lower the Walking Platform (15) to the floor as described on page 25.

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34

20

Knob

 

7

Spring

 

Large Hole

Collar

 

 

Pin

6

 

 

15

77

 

75

20

7.Make sure that all parts are properly tightened before you use the treadmill. Keep the included hex key in a secure place. The hex key is used to adjust the walking belt (see page 27). To protect the floor or carpet from damage, place a mat under the treadmill.

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If you purchase the optional chest pulse sensor (see page 23), follow the steps below to install the receiver included with the chest pulse sensor.

1.Make sure that the power cord is unplugged.

Remove the indicated Screws (7) from the back of the Console Base (98).

2.While a second person holds the Console (105), connect the wire on the receiver (A) to the indicated wire extending from the Console. Next, hold the receiver so the small cylinder is oriented as shown and is facing away from the Console. Attach the receiver to the Console in the location shown with the two included Small Screws (B).

3.Make sure that no wires are pinched. See drawing 1. Reattach the Console (105) to the Console Base (98) with the Screws (7). Discard the other wires included with the receiver.

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105

 

 

 

 

98

 

7

 

7

 

 

 

7

7

7

7

 

7

2

 

Wire

 

 

 

 

 

 

A

 

 

 

 

98

 

 

 

105

 

Cylinder

B

 

 

 

 

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OPERATION AND ADJUSTMENT

THE PRE-LUBRICATED WALKING BELT

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.

HOW TO PLUG IN THE POWER CORD

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 call the toll-free telephone number on the front cover of this manual.

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 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.

1

Grounded Outlet Box

Surge Suppressor

Grounding Pin

Grounding Pin

Grounded Outlet

Grounding Plug

 

2

Grounded Outlet Box

Adapter

Surge Suppressor

Lug

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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CONSOLE DIAGRAM

FEATURES OF THE CONSOLE

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 feedback. You can even measure your heart rate using the handgrip pulse sensor or the optional chest pulse sensor (see page 23).

In addition, the console features ten Cardio programs. Each program automatically controls the speed and incline of the treadmill as it guides you through an effective workout. The console also offers two Pulse programs that control the speed and incline of the treadmill to help you keep your heart rate near target heart rate settings. You can even create your own Record programs and save them for future use. Note: The Pulse programs require the use of the optional chest pulse sensor.

The console also features the new iFIT Interactive Workout system. The iFIT system enables the console to accept iFIT Interactive Workout Cards containing workout programs designed to help you achieve specific fitness goals. For example, lose unwanted pounds

with the 8-week Weight Loss program, or train for a long-distance run with the Marathon program. iFIT programs automatically control the treadmill while the voice of a personal trainer coaches you and motivates you through every step of your workout. One iFIT Card with three new programs is included. Additional iFIT Cards are available separately. To purchase iFIT

Cards at any time, call the telephone number on the front cover of this manual.

You can even listen to your favorite workout music or audio books with the console’s MP3 stereo sound system.

To personalize console settings, see page 12. To use the manual mode, see page 14. To use a Cardio program, see page 16. To use a Pulse program, see page 18. To create and use a Record program, see pages 20 and 21. To use an iFIT card, see page 22.

To use the stereo sound system, see page 23.

IMPORTANT: If there are sheets of clear plastic on the console, remove the plastic. To prevent damage to the walking platform, wear clean athletic shoes while using the treadmill. The first time you use the treadmill, observe the alignment of the walking belt, and center the walking belt if necessary (see page 24).

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