How to Disassemble a Proform Treadmill & Proform Pro 2000 & 5000?

Are you moving out of the house? But don’t know how to disassemble your proform treadmill. Moving a treadmill from one place to another is not easy.

When it comes to disassembling, it seems to be more challenging.

A Proform treadmill is a massive piece of exercise equipment with a console, base mounts, handrail, foot rail, walking platform, and bolts that attach to other parts.

This guide will show you how to disassemble a Proform treadmill step by step. After going through this you’ll be able to disassemble any model of Proform whether Pro 2000 or Pro 5000 or simple Proform.

Step by Step Guide to Disassemble a Proform Treadmill

First, get these necessary equipment to detach your Proform treadmill.

  1. Hex Key
  2. Allen Wrech
  3. Screwdriver

Now let’s see the step-by-step process to take apart any Proform model any Proform Pro 2000, and 5000.

how to disassemble a proform treadmill
  1. Lessen the slope

Lower the incline on a Proform treadmill to take it apart. This is a much easier way to get rid of the walking deck.

Standard ProForm machines have an “ejectbutton that stops the belt and lets it go, making it easy to take out the walking belt.

  1. Unplug the cables from the treadmill

On your back, unclip or remove any electrical connections such as a power cord and iPod connector that may be plugged into different ports on your treadmill console.

  1. Take the console screws out.

Unscrew and remove one side of your treadmill’s frame and flip it over to look at its bottom.

Here are four hexagon-shaped screws on each frame guide bar.

With your console, these should keep your treadmill in place and your running platform level.

  1. Take the console away.

Once you have unscrewed the console and detached it from the handrails, take off console.

  1. Get off the treadmill.

If the treadmill stands has wheels, it would be easier to slide the machine off them.

Then roll it away from where you’re working.

  1. Detach Handrails

If your treadmill has upper handrails, you can take them off using an Allen wrench to unscrew the hexagon bolts.

  1. Take the mounts apart.

If your treadmill has any base mounts, you can take them off with a Phillips head screwdriver.

Next, take off the bolts that hold this part to the bottom deck frame of your treadmill, where the walking belt attaches.

  1. Put pressure on the walking deck.

Once all the screws and bolts are out, push down with both hands on the center of the running platform to separate it from the motor mount.

Also, this is easy to do by hand and doesn’t need any tools.

  1. Disconnect Walking Belt

Pull the walking belt off both sides of your treadmill to disconnect it.

The smooth side of the rubber should be facing up. You must push one edge down to move the belt from under the motor mount.

  1. Take off the platform.

You can now find it easy to take out the middle of the walking deck of your treadmill.

In this way, you can take off the walking deck with little effort.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you take a treadmill apart to move it?

Most treadmills can be taken apart, but you must be careful when doing it.

Most people want to take apart a treadmill because they want to move it to a new place, and it won’t fit through the door or is hard to carry as a whole system downstairs or upstairs. So, it depends on model whether treadmill can be taken apart or not. You can check on the manual whether disassembing is easy or needs some professional assistance.

How do I move a Proform treadmill?

  1. With your other hand, hold the frame of the treadmill.
  2. Start by putting one foot on one of the wheels.
  3. Pull carefully on the handrail to tilt the treadmill toward you until it’s balanced on the wheels.
  4. Carefully roll the treadmill to its new place on the wheels.

How to disassemble a treadmill to move?

  1. Roll the treadmill if it has wheels, and you don’t need to go upstairs.
  2. Fold the treadmill if possible.
  3. Tip the folded treadmill onto its wheels
  4. Tip an unfolded treadmill onto its wheels with the help of a friend.
  5. Push the treadmill into the new location.


Even though treadmills are troublesome pieces of exercise equipment, but it shouldn’t let you stop from moving them.

There are various ways to move a treadmill, depending on your type of treadmill.

I hope this article was helpful and gave you some ideas on how to disassemble a Proform treadmill in the best way possible.

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