Frequent question: Will any magnet work for Treadmill safety key?

The key is a strong magnet that pulls a metal strip into place, allowing power to travel to the motor. Magnetic keys are the easiest to replace. Simply find a magnet that fits in the place of the key. If the treadmill still does not start, use a stronger magnet.

Can I use any magnet on my treadmill?

It depends on your treadmill. If you have a model where the magnetic key slides into a small slot, you will need to order a replacement key. If you have a model where there’s a slight indentation that the key rests on, you can actually use just about any small magnet and place it on there.

How can you make a treadmill work without the magnetic safety key?

Many treadmills are designed to operate with a safety key. Inserting the key into a slot on the control console closes a switch and activates the internal electrical circuit. Making a treadmill run without a key is possible by installing a jumper bypass at the safety switch.

Is a treadmill key just a magnet?

The key is a strong magnet that pulls a metal strip into place, allowing power to travel to the motor. Magnetic keys are the easiest to replace. Simply find a magnet that fits in the place of the key. If the treadmill still does not start, use a stronger magnet.

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Do all treadmills have a safety key?

Most treadmills are designed to not work without safety keys. In fact, the sole purpose of a safety key is to make sure the treadmill has an instant stop feature, as we discussed above.

How do you start a nordictrack treadmill without a key?

Cut a piece of string about four feet in length. Tie one end of the string to the clip part of the clip magnet. Place the magnet on the Nordic Track’s console, where the safety key had previously rested. You will now be able to turn on your Nordic Track.

How do you fix a treadmill that won’t turn on?

If the electrical outlet works, unplug the treadmill and check the power cord for damage. Replace the power cord if it’s damaged. If the power cord is okay, check the circuit breaker switch on the treadmill and reset the circuit breaker switch if it’s tripped.

How do you put a safety key on a treadmill?

Make sure the treadmill is plugged in. Use a utility knife to cut a piece of poster board the width of the safety key slot and about 3 inches long. Straddle the running belt and insert the piece fully into the safety key slot and press the “Start” button. If the display panel illuminates you can move on to step 3.