NordicTrack NCTL15991 User Manual

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Model No. NCTL15991

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

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

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


ICON OF CANADA, INC., (ICON), warrants this product to be free from defects in workmanship and material, under normal use and service conditions, for a period one year from the date of purchase. This warranty extends

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 authorized service centers with all freight and other transportation charges prepaid, accompanied by sufficient proof of purchase. All returns must be pre-authorized 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 authorized 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 authorized by ICON.




responsible or liable for indirect, special or consequential damages arising out of or in connection

with the



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 dam-

ages. 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.

ICON OF CANADA, INC., 900 de l’Industrie, St. Jerôme, QC J7Y 4B8



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 2 m (8 ft.) 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 mois-

ture 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 136 kg (300 lbs.).

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 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 CUL-listed surge protector of 450 joules minimum surge dissipation with voltage rating of 400 volts or less, rated at 15 amps,

with a (1 mm 2)14-gauge cord of 1,5 m (5 ft.) or less in length. Do not use an extension cord.

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 AND MOVE THE TREADMILL on page 25.) You

must be able to safely lift 20 kg (45 lbs.) 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 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 of this manual). Apply the decal in the location shown.

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



Thank you for selecting the revolutionary NordicTrack


at 1-888-936-4266 , Monday through Friday, 8h00 until




EXP3000 treadmill. The EXP3000 treadmill combines


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advanced technology with innovative design to help


assist you, please note the product model number and

you get the most from your exercise program in the


serial number before calling. The model number of the

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


treadmill is NCTL15991. The serial number can be

cising, the unique EXP3000 can be folded up, requiring


found on a decal attached to the treadmill (see the

less than half the floor space of other treadmills.


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




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






Insert one of the Extension Legs (102) into the treadmill




as shown in the inset drawing. 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 as you insert the Extension Leg.




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



















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 (74). Insert the Lock Pin into the




left Upright (69). Press the Lock Knob Spacer (117) onto




left Upright. Tighten the Lock Knob (68) onto the Lock








































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 (100)




as shown.








With the help of a second person, carefully tip the







Uprights (69) back to the vertical position.





































4. Slide both of the Electronics Ground Brackets (14) onto






one of the Handrail Spacers (65) in the manner shown.










See inset drawing A. Pinch the tabs on the Electronics






Ground Brackets (14) to allow the tabs to fit inside the






holes in the Upright (69, see inset drawing B).





See inset drawing B. Place the Handrail Spacer (65) on






the left Upright (69) as shown, with the cutout on the indi-









cated side. Note: Make sure that the tabs on the










Electronics Ground Brackets (14, see inset drawing A)






are inserted into the holes in the Upright.








5. Pull the Upright Wire Harness (98) up through the other





Handrail Spacer (65). Place the Handrail Spacer on the







right Upright (69) as shown, with the cutout on the indi-






cated side (see inset drawing A).






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 Console






Base (81). Insert the connectors and the Upright Wire




Harness into the hole in the Console Base (see inset






drawing B).






Being careful not to pinch the Upright Wire Harness (98),






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











6. Insert two Handrail Bolts (78) with Handrail Washers





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








(69) and the right Handrail Spacer (65). Turn the





Handrail Bushings so they fit against the Upright with








the thick sides of the Bushings toward the center of the





treadmill as shown in the inset drawing. Lift the right








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




Handrail. Next, thread the Bolts into the Handrail.





not tighten the Bolts yet.
















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





Tighten all four Handrail Bolts (78).

















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.










vides a path of least resistance for electric current to





reduce the risk of electric shock. This product is


Your treadmill features a walking belt coated with


equipped with a cord having an equipment-grounding


TM , a high-performance lubricant.

conductor and a grounding plug.

Plug the power cord

IMPORTANT: Never apply silicone spray or other


into a surge suppressor, and plug the surge sup-


substances to the walking belt or the walking plat-


pressor into an appropriate outlet that is properly


form. Such substances will deteriorate the walking


installed and grounded in accordance with all local


belt and cause excessive wear.



codes and ordinances.





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


Improper connection


looks like the adapter illustrated in drawing 2 may be



used to connect the surge suppressor to a 2-pole


of the equipment-grounding conductor can




receptacle as shown in drawing 2 if a properly


result in an increased risk of electric shock.




grounded outlet is not available.


Check with a qualified electrician or service-







man if you are in doubt as to whether the


The temporary adapter should be used only until a


product is properly grounded. Do not modify




properly grounded outlet (drawing 1) can be installed

the plug provided with the product—if it will



by a qualified electrician.



not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet








installed by a qualified electrician.


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









from the adapter must be connected to a permanent


Your treadmill, like any other type of sophisticated


ground such as a properly grounded outlet box cover.


Whenever the adapter is used it must be held in place

electronic equipment, can be seriously damaged by



by a metal screw.

Some 2-pole receptacle outlet box

sudden voltage changes in your home’s power.


covers are not grounded. Contact a qualified elec-

Voltage surges, spikes, and noise interference can


trician to determine if the outlet box cover is


result from weather conditions or from other appliances


grounded before using an adapter.


being turned on or off.






To decrease the possi-






bility of your treadmill



Grounded Outlet Box



being damaged, always







Treadmill Power Cord


use a surge suppres-






Grounding Pin



sor with your treadmill










(see drawing 1 at the



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






with 450 joules minimum

Grounded Outlet Box



surge dissipation rated at






15 amps, with a 1mm











(14-gauge) cord of five



Grounding Pin



feet or less in length.





This product must be



Grounding Plug

Surge Protector






If it should






malfunction or break










down, grounding pro-

Metal Screw






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Note: If there is a thin sheet of clear plastic on the face of 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 per-

sonal 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.

To purchase CD’s or videocassettes, call tollfree 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.



Plug in the power cord.


Move the on/off switch to the on position.


• Always wear the clip (see the drawing below)










Locate the on/off switch
































while operating the treadmill.






























on the treadmill near the






















































power cord. Move the










• Adjust the speed in small increments to




























on/off switch to the on









avoid sudden jumps in speed.































































• The pulse sensor is not a medical device.




















































Insert the key fully into the console.






Various factors may affect the accuracy of















heart rate readings. The pulse sensor is in-































Stand on the foot rails of the treadmill. Make sure






tended only as an exercise aid in determin-















ing heart rate trends in general.










that the clip is securely attached to the waistband






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










of your clothes. Next, insert the key into the con-















sole. After a moment, various displays and indica-






60 years of age and have been inactive, do










tors on the console will light. Note: When the key






not use the pulse-driven program. If you are










is inserted, the treadmill incline system may auto-






taking medication regularly, consult your










matically calibrate itself—the treadmill will rise to






physician to find whether the medication will










the highest incline level and then return to the low-






affect your exercise hart rate.










est incline level.












• Using hand weights and not holding the










Enter your weight.































handrails may compromise your ability to




















maintain your balance. Hand weights should










Although you can use












be used only by experienced users.






























the console without







































• To reduce the possibility of electric shock,










entering your weight, the




















console will count the













the console dry. Avoid spilling liquids






























calories you burn more












on the console and place only a sealed water






























accurately if you enter












bottle in the water bottle holder.






























your weight. To enter your weight, press either of











































the Enter Weight buttons. The current weight set-






















ting 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







Attach the clip to the waistband of your clothes.










display. Your weight will then be saved in memory.




























To use the manual mode of the console





, follow the





Stand on the foot rails





























steps beginning on page 11.


To use a preset program






of the treadmill. Find
























see page 12.

To create and use a custom program,







the clip attached to the

























see pages 14 and 15.

To use the fitness test program,







key and slide the clip
























see page 16.

To use the pulse-driven program,






onto the waistband of























page 17. To use an CD or video






your clothes. Next, in-



































refer to page 21.

To use an program di-







sert the key into the





















rectly from our internet site


, see page 23.








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.



1Insert the key fully into the console.

See GETTING STARTED on page 10.

2 Select the manual mode.



When the key is in-

Manual Indicator


serted, the manual






mode will be selected



and the Manual indica-



tor will light. If a program



has been selected,




press the Select Pro-



gram button r

epeatedly to select the manual mode.


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




▼ 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






4 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%. To

change the incline quickly, press the 1-step incline buttons. The incline range is 1% to 10%. Note: After the buttons are pressed, it may take a mo-

ment for the treadmill to reach the selected incline setting.

Follow your progress with the LED track and 5 the displays.

The LED track


the manual mode or an program 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 in sequence until you have completed 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.

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 on page 12).


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