Proform 540 Treadmill Buttons Not Working

We get into trouble if the treadmill on which we work out daily creates any issue. Fitness equipment requires proper assistance in case they are not working. Are you facing a problem with your treadmill Proform 540 that their buttons are not working well?

If yes then we will provide you assistance in solving your issue on your own.

If you become habitual of daily walking or running you will not feel energetic if you skip even a day of workout.

Daily jogging or running gives us extra peace of mind that boosts our mood to conquer our dreams.

Getting into shape and mental satisfaction gives us confidence.

Proform 540 is one of the best and most selling treadmills around the globe.

But as it is a machine, it can create technical issues like complications in a motor, running deck, in console, or its buttons not working well.

Don’t get worried, we will help you in troubleshooting and resolving the issue in buttons of your Proform 540 treadmill.

Proform 540 Treadmill Buttons Not Working

Troubleshoot the Problem in Proform 540 Treadmill’s Buttons

Proform manufacturers are very competent in their work.

They provide fitness gears like treadmills, bikes, ellipticals, rowers, etc.

Like all electric appliances, we need to take care and routine maintenance of treadmill too.

Manufacturers of fitness gears always advise us of routine maintenance of a treadmill.

The console is like a brain of a treadmill if it stops working we need to figure out the issue first.

We will follow a few steps to resolve the malfunctioning buttons of the Proform 540 treadmill.

Check the Power Supply

While performing any technical activity assure yourself that you have plugins the cord in the wall socket, the switch isn’t powered off and power cord is not loose or removed from the switch.

If it’s still not working then reset the circuit breaker or fuses and check if the console is still working or not.

Unplug the Electric Cord

Turn off the treadmill and unplug the cord.

Check properly that the console is showing 0 only or buttons are not working.

Gently, unscrew the upper panel from the machine.

Examine the cable that supplies power to the upper board whether it is cut or damaged. If so, then replace the cord.

Replace the Batteries

Take a standard screwdriver and open the battery compartment inside the console.

Unscrew it carefully, and look into the batteries if they are old, need maintenance, or recycling.

If they only require repair then repair it and use it again. If not then replace it with the new batteries.

Check the size and type of the battery before buying it.

Placing of Batteries

There are springs inside the battery compartments, place the flat end of the battery against the spring.

Now, if the battery is placed properly then close the compartment.

Console Setting

Plugin the electric cord and press and hold the STOP button.

Now, you will see that console is flashing which means that it is working, and the console is in demo mode.

Now insert the console key and push the down speed arrow button till the console is turned off. Remove the safety key.

Incline Button

Console settings are mostly the same in all the treadmills but if your incline button is not working yet.

Then insert the safety in and press the incline button. When you see that the incline is changing during this process remove the safety key.

Wait for a few seconds and then again insert the safety key. Now your buttons will work properly.

Adjusting the Reed Switch 

I am sure that your treadmill buttons will work after all the above processes, in case it’s not working yet, then we will go for further process of adjusting the reed switch.

  • Always unplug your treadmill from the power source before working on any electric appliances.
  • Now remove the motor hood and locate the drive roller pulley.
  • Rotate the pulley until the magnet aligns with the end of the reed switch.
  • Loosen the reed switch clamp screw.
  • Adjust the reed switch until it is within 1/8th of an inch from the magnet.
  • Tighten the reed switch clamp screw.
  • Attach the motor hood again and turn on the treadmill.

Precautionary Measures

  • Use the treadmill as it is described in the user manual
  • Always try to keep away the electric components from the fireplaces.
  • Do not touch electric wire bare-handed.
  • Keep the treadmill indoors and keep it away from moisture and dust.
  • Keep the children and pets away from the treadmill.
  • Always use a high-quality surge suppressor for the treadmill.
  • If you are not a technical person then take technical assistance.
  • Always unplug the switch before maintenance

Also Read: Why Proform treadmill is Overheating


We will never let you compromise on your health and fitness, and we are sure that you are convinced with all the above discussion and can resolve the issue of your treadmill.

Proform treadmills are fully equipped with modern features and are also provided with the user manual.

If still, Proform treadmill buttons are not working properly you can take their professional service.

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