NordicTrack NTTL11992 User Manual

NordicTrack NTTL11992 User Manual

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Model No. NTTL11992

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IMPORTANT PRECAUTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 BEFORE YOU BEGIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 ASSEMBLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 OPERATION AND ADJUSTMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 HOW TO FOLD AND MOVE THE TREADMILL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 TROUBLE-SHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 CONDITIONING GUIDELINES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 PART LIST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 ORDERING REPLACEMENT PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 LIMITED WARRANTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Back Cover

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 in this manual.

3.Place the treadmill on a level surface, with at least eight feet 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.

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 or more amps. No other appliance should be on the same circuit. Do not use an extension cord.

11.Use only a UL-listed surge protector, rated at 15 amps, with a 14-gauge cord of five feet 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 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 tighten all parts of the treadmill regularly.

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

27.DANGER: Always unplug the power cord immediately after use, before cleaning the treadmill, and before performing the maintenance and adjustment procedures described in this manual. Never remove the motor hood unless instructed to do so by an authorized service representative. Servicing other than the procedures in this manual should be performed by an authorized service representative only.

28.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 page 27). Apply the decal in the location shown.

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



Thank you for selecting the revolutionary NordicTrack® EXP2000 treadmill. The EXP2000 treadmill combines advanced technology with innovative design to help you get the most from your exercise program in the convenience of your home. And when you’re not exercising, the unique EXP2000 can be folded up, requiring less than half the floor space of other treadmills.

For your benefit, read this manual carefully before using the treadmill. If you have additional questions, please call our Customer Service Department toll-free

at 1-888-825-2588, Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. Mountain Time (excluding holidays). To help us assist you, please note the product model number and serial number before calling. The model number of the treadmill is NTTL11992. The serial number can be found on a decal attached to the treadmill (see the front cover of this manual for the location).

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


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. Lower




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 treadmill (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 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 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 described below.

Refer to assembly step 3. Lower the treadmill frame and the Uprights (69) as shown. If the left foot of the Endcap (58) was off the ground, remove the two Base Pads (99) from the right Upright (69). Attach the included thick base pads to the Upright. If the right side of the Endcap was off the ground, attach the thick base pads to the left Upright.

Note: If either side of the Endcap (58) lifts off the floor when the treadmill is used, attach the thick base pads as described.


Cutout A

















98 69


























































































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 carpet 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

PERFORMANT LUBETM, a high-performance lubricant.

protector, and plug the surge protector into an ap-

IMPORTANT: Never apply silicone spray or other

propriate outlet that is properly installed and

substances to the walking belt or the walking plat-

grounded in accordance with all local codes and

form. They will deteriorate the walking belt and

ordinances. Important: The treadmill is not com-

cause excessive wear.



patible 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 illus-

DANGER: Improper connection

trated in drawing 1 below. A temporary adapter that

looks like the adapter illustrated in drawing 2 may be

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

of the equipment-grounding conductor can

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

result in an increased risk of electric shock.

let 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 in-





stalled 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 re-

trician to determine if the outlet box cover is

sult from weather conditions or from other appliances

grounded before using an adapter.

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 UL-






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








grounded. 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











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 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 (videocassettes 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 1-800-735-0768. 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.


1 Attach 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


console. 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.

2Plug 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


4Insert 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 automatically 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, see page 17. To use an CD or video program, refer to page 21. To use an program directly 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—When



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,


play—As you exercise,


press the Select Pro-


the Training Zone dis-


gram button repeatedly 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

Incline display—This


belt will begin to move at 1 mph. Hold the handrails


and begin walking. As you exercise, change the

display shows the incline


speed of the walking


level of the treadmill.


belt as desired by




pressing the Speed +




and – buttons. Each


Time display—When


time a button is




the manual mode or an


pressed, the speed set-
 program is se-


ting will change by 0.1




lected, this display will


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


show the elapsed time.


will change in increments of 0.5 mph. To change


When a different pro-


the speed setting quickly, press the 1-step speed


gram is selected, the display will show the time re-


buttons. The speed range is 0.5 mph to 10 mph.


maining in the program and the time remaining in





To stop the walking belt, press the Stop button.

the current segment of the program. The display


will change from one number to the other every


The Time display will begin to flash. To restart the


seven seconds.


walking belt, press the Start button or the Speed +










4 Change the incline of the treadmill as desired.

display—This display

shows the distance that


To change the incline of


you have walked and the



number of 1/4-mile laps


the treadmill, press the




you have completed.


Incline buttons. Each




The display will change from one number to the


time a button is




other every seven seconds.


pressed, the incline will






change by 0.5%. The


Heart Rate/Calories


incline range is 1% to 10%. Note: After the buttons


display—When you are


are pressed, it may take a moment for the treadmill


not using the handgrip


to reach the selected incline setting.


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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