NordicTrack Treadmills can vary in model style and while the model used in this repair example may not look exactly like your treadmill, the procedure demonstrated here is very similar. Always unplug the treadmill from the outlet before working around any moving or electrical components. If you need to use power while diagnosing an issue, please use caution.
Treadmill belt replacement parts needed:
- Treadmill specific Drive Motor.
- New NordicTrack Drive belt (optional).
- Allen wrench.
- Standard screw driver.
Motor Replacement Steps:
- Remove hood screws
- Remove the motor hood
- Loosen idler bolts
- Remove rails and hood
- Remove the Drive Belt
- Remove Drive Motor and motor wires
- Install the new Drive Motor
- Reconnect the drive motor wires
- Reassembly drive roller
- Reattach the motor hood
Locate and remove the motor hood screws found on the sides and front of the motor hood.
Lift the motor hood up and out to remove it.
Loosen, but do not completely remove, the idler bolts. Note the number of turns it takes to loosen them.
Carefully, remove the side rail and motor hood.
While turning the drive roller by hand, pull on the inside of the drive belt in order to walk it off the drive roller pulley.
To simplify this step, you may consider removing the drive roller completely.
Please ensure that the treadmill is unplugged from the power outlet. Disconnect the wires connected to the drive motor. You will find those wires on the controller board. Remove the wires labeled A plus and A minus.
Put the new drive motor in place as a second person tightens the two drive motor bolts.
Replace the wire that was unplugged from the reset switch.
Reconnect the AC hot wire.
Plug the black wire onto the A minus connector, and the red wire onto the A plus connector.
Put the drive roller walk the drive belt onto the roller just as it was taken off.
Replace the side rail and the motor hood tighten the idler bolts the same number of turns it took to loosen them.