How to Turn on a NordicTrack Treadmill

How to Turn on a NordicTrack Treadmill
How to Turn on a NordicTrack Treadmill

Do you need help switching on your NordicTrack treadmill? I put together this simple guide for you. I hope it helps.

I have the NordicTrack C700, but I’m pretty sure the procedure is the same for all models. It won’t help NordicTrack if each of their products operates differently.

That would be costly and not good for their brand.

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Turning on this treadmill is actually quite simple and can be done in just a few easy steps.

It may be intimidating at first, but don’t be too anxious when pressing the buttons to avoid messing up the settings.

Read: How To Check What Year Your NordicTrack Treadmill Was Made

Step by Step To Turn On NordicTrack Treadmill

  1. The first step is to locate the reset switch (although if the treadmill is still folded, you should unfold it first). nordictrack treadmill folding
  2. It’s usually at the bottom front of the treadmill, near the base. This switch can be red, black, or white, depending on the model. The NordicTrack C700 has the red one. nordictrack treadmill reset switch
  3. I always make sure that the reset switch is off for safety before proceeding to the next step.
  4. Plugging in the treadmill when it hasn’t been reset may not cause a major problem, but it eases my mind when I do that. This machine is expensive, after all.
  5. The next step is to plug in the treadmill. Most treadmills run on standard 110V/120V grounded outlets, or 220V/230V depending on your country’s socket voltage and treadmill’s model. So you can plug your unit into any outlet inside your house. The cord is short, though, so it would be best to place the unit close to the outlet. nordictrack treadmill plugin socket
  6. Some models come with a voltage stabilizer, with the objective to maintain stable voltage and avoid the machine to experience any voltage shocks or blown fuse issue. If your treadmill has a voltage stabilizer, please make sure you plug the treadmill into the socket of the voltage stabilizer, while the voltage stabilizer plug is connected to the main power source. (Treadmill -> Voltage Stabilizer -> Main Power Source Socket) nordictrack treadmill voltage stabilizer
  7. Once you’ve plugged it in, you should see a light turn on, indicating that the treadmill is receiving power.
  8. Then, insert your key into the hole below the console. Your treadmill will only work with your safety key appropriately inserted. Read this post to troubleshoot treadmill safety key issue. nordictrack treadmill safety pin inserted
  9. When the treadmill is on, you should hear a beeping sound, and the console should light up, and the fan should be working. You can now adjust the display settings to your liking. nordictrack treadmill power light on

You may also change the speed and raise the incline. You can also set your workout goals, such as time, distance, and calorie burn.


My NordicTrack C700 has many features I have yet to try, but you can explore them in your unit. Then, you can start working out.

And that’s it! Call someone you know to assist you if your NordicTrack treadmill doesn’t turn on after following these steps.

If that doesn’t help, your machine is likely broken.

Call customer support and ask to be guided with troubleshooting.

You might need to call a technician if basic troubleshooting fails.


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