NordicTrack NCTL11990 User Manual

Model No. NCTL11990

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


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


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


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

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


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this product to be free

from defects in workmanship and material,

under normal use and service conditions,

for a period of one year

from the date of purchase. This warranty ex-

tends only to the original purchaser. ICON's obligation under this warranty is limited to replacing or repairing, at ICON's option, the product at one of its authorized service centers. All products for which warranty claim is made

must be received by ICON

at one of its authorised service centers with all freight and other transportation

charges prepaid, accompanied by sufficient proof of purchase. All returns must be pre-authorised by ICON. This

warranty does not extend

to any product or damage to a product caused by or attributable to freight damage,

abuse, misuse, improper or abnormal usage or repairs not provided by an ICON authorised service center, to

products used for commercial or rental purposes, or to products used as store display models. No other warranty

beyond that specifically set forth above is authorised by ICON.


ICON is not responsible or

liable for indirect, special or consequential

damages arising out of or in connection

with the use or performance

of the product or damages with respect to any

economic loss, loss of property, loss

of revenues or profits, loss of enjoyment or use, costs of removal, installation or other consequential damages of whatsoever nature. Some provinces do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages. Accordingly, the above limitation may not apply to you. The warranty extended hereunder is in lieu of any and all other warranties and any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose is limited in its scope and duration to the terms set forth herein. Some provinces do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts. Accordingly, the above limitation may not apply to you.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights which vary from province to province or so specified by the retailer of your equipment.

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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 in this manual.

3.Place the treadmill on a level surface, with at least eight feet (2 m) 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 275 pounds (124 kgs).

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

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.


10.When connecting the power cord (see page 8), plug the power cord into a surge protector (not included) and plug the surge protector into a grounded circuit capable of carrying 15 amps or more. No other appliance should be on the

same circuit. Do not use an extension cord.

11.Use only a CUL-listed surge protector, rated

at 15 amps, with a 14-gauge cord of five feet or less in length. Do not use an extension


12.Keep the power cord and the surge protector away from heated surfaces.

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 5 if the treadmill is not working properly.)

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

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

16.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.

17.Using hand weights and not holding the handrails may compromise your ability to maintain your balance. Hand weights should be used only by experienced users.

18.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 5 for the location of the on/off switch.)

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


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 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 below have been placed on your treadmill. If the decal is missing or illegible, please call our Customer Service Department, toll-free, to order a free replacement decal (see ORDERING REPLACEMENT PARTS on the back cover). Apply the decal in the location shown.

Note: This decal is shown at 38% of actual size.



Thank you for selecting the revolutionary NordicTrack


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EXP2000 treadmill. The EXP2000 treadmill combines


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advanced technology with innovative design to help


To help us assist you, please note the product model

you get the most from your exercise program in the


number and serial number before calling. The model

convenience of your home. And when you’re not exer-


number of the treadmill is NCTL11990. The serial

cising, the unique EXP2000 can be folded up, requiring


number can be found on a decal attached to the tread-

less than half the floor space of other treadmills.


mill (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*



Hand Weights








Pulse Sensor









Lock Knob



Walking Belt

On/Off Switch



Circuit Breaker

Power Cord

Foot Rail

Cushioned Walking Platform

Rear Roller

*No water bottle is included.

Adjustment Bolts




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

and wire cutters


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





treadmill to the upright position.








While a second person tips the treadmill to one side





and holds it, 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.





Next, tip the treadmill to the other side

and insert the




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





the side of the treadmill so that both Extension Legs





(102) are resting flat on the floor.










With the help of a second person, carefully lower the





treadmill frame.






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









Make sure that the Lock Pin Collar (72) and the Spring





(71) are on the Lock Pin. Insert the Lock Pin into the Lock




Knob Sleeve (70) and the left Upright (69). Next, press




the Lock Knob Spacer (117) onto left Upright. Tighten the




Lock Knob (68) onto the Lock Pin.










































3. With the help of a second person, 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 Screws (80) as














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

























4. Place one of the Handrail Spacers (65) on the right







Upright (69) as shown, with the cutout toward the tread-











mill (see inset drawing A). Pull the Upright Wire Harness







(98) up through the Handrail Spacer. Place the other








Handrail Spacer on the left Upright (not shown).



























Have a second person hold the Handrails (66) near the








Uprights (69) as shown. Connect the Upright Wire








Harness (98) to the wires extending from the right






Handrail. Insert the connectors and the Wire Harness








(98) into the hole in the Console Base (81) (see inset








drawing B).












Be careful not to pinch the Upright Wire Harness (98) as















you set the Handrails (66) on the Spacers (65).














5. Insert two Handrail Bushings (75) into the right Upright








(69). Turn the Handrail Bushings so they fit against the














Upright with the thick sides of the Bushings facing the








center of the treadmill as shown in the inset drawing.














Insert two Handrail Bolts (78) with Handrail Washers














(77) into the Handrail Bushings (75), the right Upright







(69), and the right Handrail Spacer (65). Lift up the right







Handrail (66) to align the Bolts with the holes in the








Handrail. Next, thread the Bolts into the Handrail (66).













Do not tighten the Bolts yet.










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








Tighten all four Handrail Bolts (78).







6. Look at the Rear Endcap (58). If the left or right foot on








the Endcap does not touch the floor, the included thick














base pads should be attached to the treadmill as de-








scribed below.












Refer to assembly step 3. Lower the treadmill frame








and the Uprights (69) as shown. If the


foot of the







Rear Endcap (58) was off the ground, remove the two








Base Pads (99) from the


Upright (69). Attach the







included thick base pads to the Upright. If the








of the Endcap was off the ground, attach the thick base















pads to the
















Note: If either side of the Rear Endcap (58) lifts off the








floor when the treadmill is used, attach the thick base








pads as described.












7. Make sure that all parts are tightened before you use the treadmill.


Note: If there is a thin sheet of clear


plastic on the face of


the hood decal and the “ComforTrack” decal, remove it.

Keep the included allen wrench in


a secure place. The allen wrench is used to adjust the walking belt (see page 27). To protect the floor or car-





pet from damage, place a mat under the treadmill.













electric shock. This product is equipped with a cord





having an equipment-grounding conductor and a

Your treadmill features a walking belt coated with


grounding plug.

Plug the power cord into a surge



, a high-performance lubricant.

protector, and plug the surge protector into an ap-

Important: Never apply silicone spray or other sub-


propriate outlet that is properly installed and

stances to the walking belt or the walking platform.


grounded in accordance with all local codes and

They will deteriorate the walking belt and cause ex-





cessive wear.











This product is for use on a nominal 120-volt circuit,




and has a grounding plug that looks like the plug illus-





trated in drawing 1 below. A temporary adapter that




looks like the adapter illustrated in drawing 2 may be

Improper connection


used to connect the surge protector to a 2-pole recep-


tacle as shown in drawing 2 if a properly grounded out-

of the equipment-grounding conductor can



let is not available.



result in an increased risk of electric shock.








Check with a qualified electrician or service-


The temporary adapter should be used only until a

man if you are in doubt as to whether the



properly grounded outlet (drawing 1) can be installed

product is properly grounded. Do not modify



by a qualified electrician.


the plug provided with the product—if it will







not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet in-


The green-colored rigid ear, lug, or the like extending

stalled by a qualified electrician.



from the adapter must be connected to a permanent









ground such as a properly grounded outlet box cover.

Your treadmill, like any other type of sophisticated


Whenever the adapter is used it must be held in place


by a metal screw.

Some 2-pole receptacle outlet box

electronic equipment, can be seriously damaged by



covers are not grounded. Contact a qualified elec-

sudden voltage changes in your home’s power.



trician to determine if the outlet box cover is

Voltage surges, spikes, and noise interference can re-



grounded before using an adapter.


sult from weather conditions or from other appliances







being turned on or off.






To decrease the pos-






sibility of your tread-


Grounded Outlet Box



mill being damaged,



Treadmill Power Cord






always use a surge



Grounding Pin



protector (not in-










cluded) with your



Grounding Plug

Grounding Plug














Surge protectors are




Grounding Pin


sold at most hardware


Grounded Outlet





stores and department






stores. Use only a CUL-






listed surge protector,






rated at 15 amps, with a

Grounded Outlet Box






14-gauge cord of five






feet or less in length.






This product must be



Grounding Pin









If it should



Grounding Plug

Surge Protector

malfunction or break









down, grounding pro-






vides a path of least re-





Metal Screw





sistance for electric cur-





rent to reduce the risk of







NordicTrack NCTL11990 User Manual







Note: If

there is a

thin sheet




plastic on

the face



the console, remove it.



The advanced console offers an impressive selection

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 console will provide continuous exercise feedback. You can even measure your heart rate using the built-in pulse sensor.

Five preset workout programs are also offered. Each program automatically controls the speed and incline of the treadmill to give you an effective workout. The included hand weights can be used to add upper-body exercise to your workouts as well. You can even create your own custom workout programs and store them in memory for future use.

In addition, the console offers a fitness test program that measures your relative fitness level and a pulsedriven program that automatically adjusts the speed and incline of the treadmill to keep your heart rate near a target level during your workout. Note: The fitness test program and the pulse-driven program require the use of an optional chest pulse sensor (see page 24).

The console also features new interactive 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 (CD’s 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 (videocas-


settes 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 new internet site at


and access basic programs, audio programs, and


video programs directly from the internet. And by


adding an optional upgrade module to the treadmill,


you can use virtually endless features from our internet


site. See for complete details.


To purchase CD’s or videocassettes or an


optional upgrade module, call toll-free 1-888-936-4266.


See page 24 for information about other accessories


that will help you get even more from your exercise.


CAUTION: Before operating the console, read the following precautions.

Do not stand on the walking belt when turning on the power.

Always wear the clip (see the drawing below) while operating the treadmill.

Adjust the speed in small increments to

avoid sudden jumps in speed.

The pulse sensor is not a medical device. Various factors 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.

If you have heart problems, or if you are over 60 years of age and have been inactive, do

not use the pulse-driven program. If you are taking medication regularly, consult your physician to find whether the medication will affect your exercise hart rate.

Using hand weights and not holding the

handrails may compromise your ability to maintain your balance. Hand weights should be used only by experienced users.

• To reduce the possibility of electric shock,

keep the console dry. Avoid spilling liquids on the console and place only a sealed water bottle in the water bottle holder.


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


your clothes. Next, in-


sert the key into the



Test the clip by carefully taking a few


steps backward until the key is pulled from the console. If the key is not pulled from the console, adjust the position of the clip as needed.

Then, remove the key from the console.

2 Plug in the power cord.


3 Move the on/off switch to the on position.

Locate the on/off switch

on the treadmill near the

On power cord. Move the Position on/off switch to the on


4 Insert the key fully into the console.

Stand on the foot rails of the treadmill. Make sure that the clip is securely attached to the waistband of your clothes. Next, insert the key into the console. After a moment, various displays and indicators on the console will light. Note: When the key is inserted, the treadmill incline system may auto-

matically calibrate itself—the treadmill will rise to the highest incline level and then return to the lowest incline level.

5 Enter your weight.

Although you can use the console without

entering your weight, the console will count the calories you burn more

accurately if you enter

your weight. To enter your weight, press either of the Enter Weight buttons. The current weight setting will appear in the Speed/Pace display. Press the Enter Weight buttons again to enter your weight. Four seconds after the buttons are

pressed, the weight setting will disappear from the display. Your weight will then be saved in memory.

To use the manual mode of the console

, follow the


steps beginning on page 11.


To use a preset program



see page 12.

To create and use a custom program,



see pages 14 and 15.

To use the fitness test program,



see page 16.

To use the pulse-driven program,



page 17.

To use an CD or video



refer to page 21.

To use an program di-



rectly from our internet site


, see page 23.





Follow your progress with the LED track and

5 the displays.







Insert the key fully into the console.

The LED track




the manual mode or an



See GETTING STARTED on page 10. program is se-





lected, the program dis-

2 Select the manual mode.

play will show an LED


track representing 1/4


When the key is in-

Manual Indicator

mile. As you exercise, the indicators around the


serted, the manual

track will light in sequence until you have com-


mode will be selected

pleted 1/4 mile. A new lap will then begin.


and the Manual indica-

The Training Zone dis-


tor will light. If a program


has been selected,



—As you exercise,


press the Select Pro-


the Training Zone dis-



gram button r

epeatedly to select the manual mode.

play will show the ap-





proximate intensity level


Press the Start button or the Speed + button to

of your exercise. For ex-

3 start the walking belt.

ample, if four to six indicators in the display are lit,




your intensity level is ideal for fat burning.


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 10 mph.











To stop the walking belt, press the Stop button.











The Time display will begin to fl

ash. To restart the


walking belt, press the Start button o



r the Speed +













Change the incline of the treadmill as desired.





















To change the incline of



































the treadmill, press the

























Incline buttons. Each













time a button is

























pressed, the incline will

































change by 0.5%. The










incline range is 1% to 10%. Note: After the buttons are pressed, it may take a moment for the treadmill

to reach the selected incline setting.

Incline display


























display shows the incline



























level of the treadmill.














Time display
















































































the manual mode or an

























 program is se-














lected, this display will


























show the elapsed time.

























































When a different pro-















gram is selected, the display will show the time remaining in the program and the time remaining in the current segment of the program. The display will change from one number to the other every seven seconds.


display —This display

shows the distance that you have walked and the number of 1/4-mile laps you have completed.

The display will change from one number to the other every seven seconds.

Heart Rate/Calories display —When you are

not using the handgrip pulse sensor, this display will show the approximate number of

calories you have burned. When you are using the handgrip pulse sensor, the display will show your heart rate (see step 6).


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