Wednesday 4 January 2017

How to reset (re-calibrate) your treadmill

I’ve got a treadmill here and I’m just going to explain to you about recalibrating treadmills, because it’s something that’s quite useful to overcome problems.
If you have a fault for example, then quite often recalibrating the machine is one of the first things you can try and it’s something you can do yourself and it usually involves pressing certain buttons whilst inserting the safety key.
So, for example, some manufacturers might say “well, press the start button and speed up button hold them pressed and put the safety key on”. Then, that gets you into an end, what they call an engineering mode or a recalibration mode and then you can page through the various aspects of that and set “press start” or “press enter”, those kind of things, to actually initiate a recalibration sequence.
Basically, the recalibration sequence is the machine resetting itself so it re-measures things like speed parameters and the incline or the elevation heights and it sort of measures and resets that data and store that data into memory.
Because it’s basically a computer in there, the data that’s stored in there can sometimes get corrupt. There’s nothing you can do about that. It’s the way computers are, so sometimes for example if you were to inadvertently switch the machine off whilst the computer here is trying to write the data to a particular memory location and all of a sudden the power goes, well, that can give you corrupt data which can lead to a problem, which a recalibration will solve.
Also, things like lightning strikes nearby or power surges. Those kind of things can also disrupt the electronics and cause data corruption which can lead to this becoming and, you know, something that’s worth trying.

So, if you get anything like that, if it gets issues with speed, or the inclines perhaps not working, or not going fully up, or the machine is suggesting that you need to call an engineer or do something like that, it is always worth looking in the instruction book to see whether there is a recalibration sequence, or indeed talking to the retailer or the manufacturer to say “look on my particular model, is there a recalibration sequence I can do ?”. This will avoid me having an engineer to come out and quite often you’ll find that it’s always worth a go because, you know, you might get lucky and that might fix the problem.

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