NordicTrack E 3200 NTL16920 User Manual


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IMPORTANT PRECAUTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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BEFORE YOU BEGIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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ASSEMBLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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OPERATION AND ADJUSTMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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HOW TO FOLD AND MOVE THE TREADMILL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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CONDITIONING GUIDELINES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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PART LIST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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ORDERING REPLACEMENT PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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LIMITED WARRANTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

NordicTrack is a registered trademark of ICON Health & Fitness, Inc.



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 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


the treadmill with bare feet,

wearing only

stockings, or in sandals.


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 meets all of the specifications described on

page 8. To purchase a surge suppressor, see your local NordicTrack 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 con-

trol 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 suppres-

sor 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 5 if the tread-

mill 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 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.

18.Never leave the treadmill unattended while it is running. Always remove the key and unplug the power cord when the treadmill is not in use.

19.Do not attempt to raise, lower, or move the treadmill until it is properly assembled. (See ASSEMBLY on page 6, and HOW TO FOLD


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

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

21.When folding or moving the treadmill, make

sure that the storage latch is fully closed.


22.When using CD’s 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.

23.When using CD’s 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.

24.Always remove CD’s and videos from your CD player or VCR 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 de-

scribed 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.This treadmill is intended for in-home use only. Do not use this treadmill in any 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 decals shown have been placed on the treadmill. If a decal is missing or illegible, please call our Customer Service Department, toll-free, to order a free replacement decal (see ORDERING REPLACEMENT PARTS on page 31). Apply the decal in the location shown.

Note: The decal shown at the right is 50% of actual size.



Thank you for selecting the revolutionary NordicTrack


at 1-888-825-2588, Monday through Friday, 6 a.m.




E 3200 treadmill. The E 3200 treadmill combines ad-


until 6 p.m. Mountain Time (excluding holidays). To

vanced technology with innovative design to help you


help us assist you, please note the product model

get the most from your exercise program in the conve-


number and serial number before calling. The model

nience of your home. And when you’re not exercising,


number of the treadmill is NTL16920. The serial num-

the unique E 3200 treadmill can be folded up, requiring


ber can be found on a decal attached to the treadmill

less than half the floor space of other treadmills.


(see the front cover of this manual for the location).

For your benefit, read this manual carefully before


Before reading further, please familiarize yourself with

using the treadmill

. If you have additional questions,


the parts that are labeled in the drawing below.

please call our Customer Service Department toll-free

Book Holder

Water Bottle Holder*




Pulse Sensor



Lock Knob


Walking Belt

Circuit Breaker

Foot Rail

Power Cord

Adjustable Cushion

Rear Roller


Adjustment Bolts

*No water bottle is included.



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.

Assembly requires the included allen wrench

and your own phillips screwdriver

, wire cutters

, and rubber


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 (69) until the treadmill is in the position shown.

Refer to the inset drawing. Insert one of the Extension Legs (102) into the treadmill as shown. Make sure that the Extension Leg is turned so the Base Pad (99) is on

the bottom. Note: It may be helpful to tip the Uprights (69) forward and tap on the Extension Leg with a rubber mal-

let as you insert the Extension Leg.

Insert the other Extension Leg (not shown) in the same way.

2.Press the Lock Knob Sleeve (70) into the left Upright (69).

Remove the Lock Knob (68) from the Lock Pin (74). Make sure that the Lock Pin Collar (72) and the Spring (71) are on the Lock Pin.

Insert the Lock Pin (74) into the Lock Knob Sleeve (70) and the left Upright (69).

Tighten the Lock Knob (68) back onto the Lock Pin (74).

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

Uprights (69) down as shown. Make sure that the

Extension Legs (102) remain in the Uprights.

Attach each Extension Leg (102) with two 1” Screws (148) and a Base Pad (99) as shown. Note: Attach the lower Screw (without the Base Pad) first.

With the help of a second person, carefully tip the

Uprights (69) back to the vertical position.

Note: One replacement Base Pad (99) may be included. Use the Base Pad to replace any Base Pad that becomes worn.







































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4. Cut the plastic tie holding the Upright Wire Harness (98) in




the right Upright (69). Have a second person hold the




Handrails (66) near the Uprights as shown. Connect the




Upright Wire Harness (98) to the wire harness extending




from the Console Base (81). Insert the connectors and the




Upright Wire Harness into the hole in the right Upright.




Set the Handrails (66) on the Uprights (69), being careful




not to pinch the Upright Wire Harness (98).









5. Insert two Handrail Bolts (78) with Handrail Washers (77)







into the right Upright (69) and the right Handrail (66).




careful not to pinch the wires.

Next, lift the right




Handrail (66) slightly and align the Bolts with the holes in



the Handrail. Thread the Bolts into the Handrail.

Do not



tighten the Bolts yet.








Attach the left Handrail (not shown) in the same way.




Tighten all four Handrail Bolts (78).





6. Make sure that all parts are properly tightened before









you use the treadmill. Place a mat beneath the tread-




mill to protect the floor.

For your benefit, familiarize




yourself with the information on pages 27 and 28.




If you purchase the optional chest pulse sensor (see




page 24), follow the steps below to install the receiver




and the short jumper wire included with the chest pulse










1. Make sure that the power cord is unplugged.




the indicated screws from the Console Back (A).




Important: The screws may be different lengths. Keep




track of which screws were removed from which holes.




Remove the Console Back.





2. Peel the paper off the pad on the bottom of the Receiver







(B).Turn the Receiver so the cylinder is on the side





and press the Receiver into the bottom of the




Console Base (D) in the indicated location.


















3. Connect the included Short Jumper Wire (E) to the wire on




the Receiver (B). Connect the other end of the Short





Jumper Wire to the PLS2 jack on the back of the Console




(C). If there is a wire already plugged into the PLS2 jack,






unplug it. Note: The other wires included with the receiver






may be discarded. The Wire Tie can be used to tie wires, if










Make sure that no wires are pinched.

See step 1.

Reattach the Console (C) with the screws.

Important: If

the screws are not put back into the same holes from


which they were removed, the Console will be dam-








Your treadmill features a walking belt coated with

PERFORMANT LUBE TM , 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 NordicTrack 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 indi-

cate 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 unexpect-

edly, 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 elec-

trician to determine if the outlet box cover is grounded before using an adapter.


















Note: If there is a

thin sheet









clear plastic on the face














the console, remove it.



























personal trainer right in your home. Using the included



audio cable, you can connect the treadmill to your home

The advanced console offers a selection of features


stereo, portable stereo, or computer and play special

designed to help you get the most from your exercise. CD programs ( CD’s are available



separately). CD programs automatically con-

When the manual mode of the console is selected, the


trol the speed and incline of the treadmill as a personal

speed and incline of the treadmill can be changed with


trainer guides you through every step of your workout.

the touch of a button. As you exercise, the console will


High-energy music provides added motivation. Each

display continuous exercise feedback. You can even


CD features two programs designed by certified per-

measure your heart rate using the handgrip pulse sen-


sonal trainers.


sor. Note: For information about an optional chest




pulse sensor, see page 24.


In addition, you can connect the treadmill to your VCR



and TV and play video programs (videocas-

Eleven preset workout programs are also offered.


settes are

available separately). Video programs offer

program automatically controls the speed and incline


the same benefits as CD programs, but add

of the treadmill to give you an effective workout. You


the excitement of working out with a class and an

can even create custom workout programs and store


instructor—the hottest new trend at health clubs.

them in memory for future use.






With the treadmill connected to your computer, you

In addition, the console offers two heart rate programs


can also go to our Web site at and ac-

that automatically adjust the speed and incline of the


cess programs directly from the internet. Additional op-

treadmill to keep your heart rate near a target level


tions are soon to be available. See for

while you exercise. Note: The heart rate programs re-




quire the use of the optional chest pulse sensor.






To purchase CD’s or videocassettes, call

The console also features new interactive


toll-free 1-800-735-0768.

technology. Having technology is like having a












Move the circuit breaker to the reset position.




Before operating the









console, read the following precautions.




Locate the circuit












• Do not stand on the walking belt when turn-




breaker on the treadmill








near the power cord.











ing on the power.





Make sure the breaker is





• Always wear the clip (see the drawing below)




in the reset position.




















while operating the treadmill.





Insert the key fully into the console.











• Adjust the speed in small increments in









Stand on the foot rails of the treadmill.

Attach the


order to avoid sudden jumps in speed.








clip securely to the waistband of your clothes.









• The pulse sensor is not a medical device.




Next, insert the key into the console. After a


Various factors may affect the accuracy of




moment, the program display and the main display


heart rate readings. The pulse sensor is in-




will light. Note: When the key is inserted, the


tended only as an exercise aid in determin-




treadmill incline system may automatically




ing heart rate trends in general.





calibrate itself—the treadmill will rise to the highest








incline level and then return to the lowest incline


• If you have heart problems, or if you are over




level. During calibration, the left side of the main


60 years of age and have been inactive, do




display will show two dashes (– –) and the seg-


not use the heart rate programs. If you are




ment time indicator will flash.




taking medication regularly, consult your









physician to find whether the medication will




Enter your weight.









affect your exercise hart rate.









• To reduce the possibility of electric shock,




Although you can use the console without enter-





ing your weight, the console will count your calorie



the console dry. Avoid spilling liquids








expenditure more accurately if you enter your


on the console and place only a sealed water








weight. To enter your weight, press either of the


bottle in the water bottle holder.










Age/Weight Set buttons. The words “ENTER



















WEIGHT” and the current weight setting will ap-















pear in the main display. Press the Age/Weight








Set buttons again to enter your weight. The but-












tons can be held down to enter your weight










quickly. Your weight will then be saved in memory.








1Attach the clip to the waistband of your clothes.


Stand on the foot rails



































of the treadmill. Find

















the clip attached to the























key and slide the clip


































onto the waistband of










To use the manual mode of the console

, follow the













your clothes. Next, in-























steps beginning on page 11.

To use a preset program













sert the key into the


















see page 13.

To create and use a custom program,





Test the clip by carefully taking a few




















see pages 15 and 16.


To use a heart rate program,




steps backward until the key is pulled from the





















see page 17.

To use an CD or video pro-




console. If the key is not pulled from the con-





















, see page 21.

To use an program di-




sole, adjust the position of the clip as needed.




















rectly from our Web site

, see page 23.




Then, remove the key from the console.



























Plug in the power cord.































See page 8.





















1Insert the key fully into the console.

See GETTING STARTED on page 10.



Select the manual mode.




When the key is inserted, the manual mode will




automatically be selected. If a program has been




selected, press the Select Goal

button repeatedly



until the words “MANUAL MODE” appear in the




main display.














Press the Start button or the Speed + button to 3 start the walking belt.

A moment after the button is pressed, the walking belt will begin to move at 1 mph. Hold the handrails and begin walking. As you exercise, change the speed of the walking

belt as desired by

pressing the Speed +

and – buttons. Each time a button is pressed, the speed set-


ting will change by 0.1





mph; if a button is held down, the speed setting





will change in increments of 0.5 mp

h. To change


the speed setting quickly, press the 1-step Speed





buttons. The speed range is 0.5 mph to 12 mph.





Note: After the buttons are pressed, it may take a





moment for the treadmill to reach the selected





speed setting.







To stop the walking belt, press the Stop button.





The time will begin to flash in the main displa

y. To


restart the walking belt, press the Start

button or


the Speed + button.







Note: The first time the treadmill is used, inspect





the alignment of the walking belt, and align the





walking belt if necessary (see page 28).





Change the incline of the treadmill as desired.









To change the incline of











the treadmill, press the










▲ and

▼ buttons.








Each time a button is pressed, the incline will

change by 0.5%. To change the incline quickly, press the 1-step Incline buttons. The incline range is 0% to 12%. Note: After the buttons are pressed, it may take a moment for the treadmill to reach the selected incline setting.

Follow your progress with the LED track, the 5 Training Zone display, and the main display.

The LED track


















































the manual mode or the






















 mode is se-





































































































lected, the program dis-









































































play will show an LED


























track representing 1/4

























mile. As you exercise, the indicators around the







track will light, one at a time, until you have walked







or run 1/4 mile. A new lap will then begin.







The Training Zone display

—As you exercise, the







Training Zone display will show the approximate intensity level of your exercise. For example, if four to six indicators in the display are lit, your intensity level is ideal for fat burning.

The main display —The main display will show the following information:

Incline —The left side of the main display shows

the incline level of the treadmill.


—When the




manual mode or the

 mode is se-




lected, the next section










of the main display will







show the elapsed time



and your current pace (pace is measured in



utes per mile

). The display will change from one



number to the other every few seconds; the Pace indicator will light when your pace is shown. When a program is selected, the display will show the time remaining in the program, your current pace, and the time remaining in the current segment of the program.


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