1. Read all instructions in this manual and all
warnings on the elliptical exerciser before
using the elliptical exerciser. Use the elliptical exercise only as described.
2. It is the responsibility of the owner to ensure
that all users of the elliptical exerciser are
adequately informed of all precautions.
3. The elliptical exerciser is intended for
in-home use only. Do not use the elliptical
exerciser in a commercial, rental, or institutional setting.
4. Keep the elliptical exerciser indoors, away
from moisture and dust. Place the elliptical
exerciser on a level surface, with a mat
beneath it to protect the floor or carpet.
Make sure that there is enough clearance
around the elliptical exerciser to mount, dismount, and use the elliptical exerciser.
5. Inspect and properly tighten all parts regularly. Replace any worn parts immediately.
6. Keep children under age 12 and pets away
from the elliptical exerciser at all times.
o reduce the risk of serious injury, read the following important precau-
11. If you feel pain or dizziness while exercising, stop immediately and cool down.
12. 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.
13. When you stop exercising, allow the pedals
to slowly come to a complete stop. The elliptical exerciser does not have a free wheel;
the pedals will continue to move until the
14. Always unplug the power cord immediately
after use and before cleaning the elliptical
15. The decal shown below has been placed on
the elliptical exerciser. If the decal is missing
or illegible, please call the toll-free telephone
number on the front cover of this manual
and order a free replacement decal. Apply
the decal in the location shown.
7. The elliptical exerciser should not be used
by persons weighing more than 250 pounds.
ear appropriate exercise clothes when
using the elliptical exerciser. Always wear
athletic shoes for foot protection.
Always hold the handlebars when mounting,
dismounting, or using the elliptical exerciser.
10. Keep your back straight when using the elliptical exerciser; do not arch your back.
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.
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Congratulations for selecting the new NordicTrack
CX 998 elliptical exerciser. The CX 998 is an incredibly smooth exerciser that moves your feet in a natural
elliptical path, minimizing the impact on your knees
nd ankles. And the unique CX 998 features
djustable resistance and incline to help you get the
most from your exercise. Welcome to a whole new
world of natural, elliptical-motion exercise from
For your benefit, read this manual carefully before
you use the elliptical exerciser. If you have ques-
tions after reading this manual, please see the front
cover of this manual. To help us assist you, please
note the product model number and serial number
before calling. The model number is NEL70950. The
erial number can be found on a decal attached to the
lliptical exerciser (see the front cover of this manual
for the location of the decal).
Before reading further, please familiarize yourself with
the parts that are labeled in the drawing below.
Upper Body Arm
M8 x 56mm Button Screw (83)–4
M8 x 44mm Button Screw (84)–8
M6 x 16mm Patch
M8 x 41mm Button
M4 x 12mm
M8 Jam Nut
M4 x 16mm
M8 x 38mm Button Bolt
M10 x 108mm Button Screw (70)–2
M8 x 79mm Bolt Set (65)–2
ssembly requires two persons.Place all parts of the elliptical exerciser in a cleared area and remove the
packing materials. Do not dispose of the packing materials until assembly is completed. In addition to the
ncluded allen wrenches, assembly requires a phillips screwdriver , two adjustable
wrenches , a rubber mallet , and pliers .
As you assemble the elliptical exerciser, use the drawings below to identify the small parts used in assembly.
The number in parenthesis below each drawing is the key number of the part, from the PART LIST on pages 24
and 25. The second number is the quantity used in assembly.
assembled. If a part is not in the parts bag, check to see if it is pre-assembled.
Note: Some small parts may have been pre-
1. Identify the Front Stabilizer (8). While another person
lifts the front of the Frame (1) and holds the Pedal
Legs (4, 5) in the position shown, attach the Front
Stabilizer to the Frame with four M8 x 44mm Button
Screws (84) and a Support Plate (104).
While another person lifts the rear of the Frame (1),
attach the Rear Stabilizer (not shown) to the Frame
in the same way.
2. Identify the Pivot Axle (14), which is the longer of the
two axles. Slide a Ramp Cover (48) onto an M6 x
6mm Patch Screw (76) as shown. Tighten the Patch
Screw into one end of the Pivot Axle. Apply a small
mount of the included grease to the Pivot Axle.
Have a second person hold the two Ramp Spacers
(99) against the sides of the Frame (1) so they cover
the indicated tubes on the Frame. Align the round
tubes on the Ramp (3) with the Ramp Spacers. Make
sure that the Ramp is turned as shown in drawing
Ramp Spacers, and the Frame. If necessary, use a
rubber mallet to fully insert the Pivot Axle.
Slide the other Ramp Cover (48) onto an M6 x 16mm
Patch Screw (76) as shown. Tighten the Patch Screw
into the open end of the Pivot Axle (14).
Insert the Pivot Axle (14) into the Ramp, the
3. Slide an M6 Washer (64) onto an M6 x 16mm Patch
the Incline Axle (13). Apply a small amount of grease
to the Incline Axle.
Raise the Ramp (3). Insert the Incline Axle (13) into
the welded tube under one side of the Ramp, through
the motor screw, and then into the welded tube under
the other side of the Ramp.
Axle through the motor screw, make sure that the
motor screw does not turn.
Slide an M6 Washer (64) onto an M6 x 16mm Patch
Screw (76). Tighten the Patch Screw into the open
end of the Incline Axle (13).
4. Have another person hold the Upright (2) in the position shown.
Connect the Upper Wire Harness (115) to the Lower
Wire Harness (42). Insert the connectors on the Wire
Harnesses up into the Upright (2). Carefully pull the
upper end of the Upper Wire Harness to remove
the slack from the Wire Harnesses. See the inset
with the Nylon Zip Tie (125). Pull the Nylon Zip Tie
tight and cut off the excess.
Tighten the Patch Screw into one end of
As you insert the Incline
Attach the Lower W
ire Harness to the Upright
Do not pinch
Insert the Upright (2) into the Frame (1). Be careful to
avoid pinching the Wire Harnesses (115, 42). Attach
the Upright with two M10 x 108mm
(70), two M10 Split W
Spacers (109). Make sure that the curved sides of
the Spacers are facing the Upright.
avoid damaging the W
Button Screws. Do not tighten the the Button
ashers (73), and two 7.6mm
ire Harnesses with the
Be careful to
5. Slide a Weld Spacer (119) onto the axle on the left
side of the Upright (2), with the open side of the Weld
pacer facing the Upright.
old one of the Upper Body Arms (118) with one hand,
hold the Upper Body Leg (31) with your other hand,
and slide the Upper Body Arm onto the axle on the left
side of the Upright (2). Next, extend the Upper Body
Leg and apply the entire contents of one packet of
clear lubricant. Then, rest the end of the Upper Body
Leg on the Ramp (3).
Have another person hold the Left Handlebar (24)
near the Upright (2) as shown. Connect the left Pulse
Sensor Wire (20) to the Pulse Extension Wire (114).
Slide the upper end of the Left Handlebar (24) into the
tube on the front of the Upright (2), while sliding the
lower end of the Left Handlebar onto the axle on the
left side of the Upright. Attach the upper end of the Left
Handlebar with two M8 x 41mm Button Bolts (85) and
two M8 Jam Nuts (86);
Wires (20, 114) as you insert the Button Bolts.
Make sure that the Jam Nuts are resting in the
hexagonal holes in the Left Handlebar. Attach the
lower end of the Left Handlebar with an M8 x 38mm
Button Bolt (105) and an M8 Jam Nut (86).
Attach the other Upper Body Arm (118) and the Right
Handlebar (23) in the same way.
6. Look inside one of the Handlebar Cover Sets (26) and
locate the square tabs connecting the two halves.
Gently lift the tabs and disconnect the halves.
be careful not to damage the
Hold the two halves of the Handlebar Cover Set (26)
around the tube on the left side of the Upright (2). Align
the halves and press them together until they lock.
Attach the other Handlebar Cover Set (26) to the right
side of the Upright (2) in the same way
Hold the halves of the Upper Handlebar Cover (25)
around the tube on the front of the Upright (2); be
careful not to damage the W
Attach the Upper Handlebar Cover with an M4 x 12mm
Round Head Screw (96).
ires (not shown).
7. Apply a liberal amount of grease to the barrel of each
M8 x 79mm Bolt Set (65).
Identify the Left Pedal (10), which has a notch near
he right side. Place the Left Pedal on the Left Pedal
Leg (4). Have a second person hold the bracket on the
left Upper Body Leg (31) inside of the bracket on the
Left Pedal Leg, and hold a Pedal Wheel (28) inside of
the bracket on the left Upper Body Leg.
Align the indicated holes, and attach the Left Pedal
(10), the left Upper Body Leg (31), and the Wheel (28)
to the Left Pedal Leg (4) with an M8 x 79mm Bolt Set
(65). Attach the other end of the Left Pedal to the Left
Pedal Leg with two M8 x 56mm Button Screws (83)
and two M8 Split Washers (30).
Repeat this step on the right side of the elliptical
See step 4. Tighten the two M10 x 108mm Button
8. Have another person hold the Console (17) near the
Connect the Upper Wire Harness (115) to the wire harness on the Console (17). Connect the Pulse
Extension Wire (114) to the pulse wire on the Console.
Carefully insert all excess wiring down into the Upright
(2). Attach the Console to the Upright with four M4 x
16mm Round Head Screws (69). (Note: The Round
Head Screws may be found in the console box.)
careful to avoid pinching the wires.
Plug the Power Cord (116) into the Power Socket
(117) at the rear of the elliptical exerciser
Do not pinch
during this step.
10.Make sure that all parts of the elliptical exerciser are properly tightened. Cover the floor beneath the
elliptical exerciser to protect the floor from damage. Note: Some extra hardware may be left over.
HOW TO USE THE ELLIPTICAL EXERCISER
HOW TO PLUG IN THE POWER CORD
f it should
path of least
current to reduce the risk of electric shock. This product is equipped with a cord having an equipmentgrounding conductor and a grounding plug. Plug the
power cord into an appropriate outlet that is properly installed and grounded in accordance with all
local codes and ordinances. This product is for
use on a nominal 120-volt circuit. Important: The
elliptical exerciser is not compatible with GFCIequipped outlets.
Grounded Outlet Box
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.
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.
henever the adapter is used, it must be held in
place by a metal screw. Some 2-pole receptacle out-
et box covers are not grounded. Contact a quali-
fied electrician to determine if the outlet box cover
is grounded before using an adapter.
Note: When the power cord is plugged in, the elliptical exerciser’s incline system may automatically
calibrate itself. During the calibration process,
three dashes (– – –) will appear in the console display while the ramp moves to the highest position
and then returns to the lowest position.
EXERCISING ON THE ELLIPTICAL EXERCISER
To mount the elliptical exerciser, hold the handlebars
and step onto the pedal that is in the lowest position.
Next, step onto the other pedal. Push the pedals until
they begin to move with a continuous motion.
be used to
to a 2-pole
as shown at
the right if a
outlet is not
available. The temporary adapter should be used only
until a properly grounded outlet can be installed by a
Grounded Outlet Box
To dismount the elliptical exerciser, wait until the pedals come to a complete stop. The elliptical exerciser
does not have a free wheel; the pedals will continue to move until the flywheel stops. When the ped
als are stationary, step off the highest pedal first.
Then, step of
f the lowest pedal.
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