How to Turn Off ProForm Elliptical 

There are many online guides to turning on a ProForm Elliptical, but not many of them tell you how to turn it off. We are here to help!

Read on to know how to turn off your ProForm Elliptical. To Turn off you ProForm elliptical depends on the model you are using.

Some have a power switch and some do not. If you have a power switch simply press it off.

If your machine does not have a power switch stop pedalling. If the pedals do not move for several minutes the console and machine turns off itself.

But let’s dive into this in more detail. You can also find the reason why your ProForm Elliptical may not turn off. 

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Ways to Turn Off ProForm Elliptical 

If you want to know how to turn your ProForm Elliptical off, you need to know how to turn it on in the first place. In a nutshell, you only have to plug the machine into an outlet, press its power switch, and stand on it. 

The reason for that is that many ellipticals are movement-powered, so standing on them and stopping to move is what makes the whole machine start. You can use the machine’s console to adjust different things, such as the elliptical’s speed and time trackers. 

Therefore, if you want to turn off your elliptical, the only thing you need to do is to gently stop to move and get off it. When that happens, the machine and console will automatically turn off, but it’s also a good thing to unplug the machine after that to prevent extra power usage.

Unplugging it directly before properly turning the machine off is dangerous for the machine itself, and it can cause the electrical components to wear prematurely.

Nonetheless, you can plug your ProForm Elliptical into a power strip and simply turn off the power strip to turn the machine off without the risk of unplugging it.

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As we mentioned before, your machine should turn itself off minutes after you get off it, and if it doesn’t, it may be due to a malfunction. Check if something’s wrong with your machine or contact ProForms customer service.

Do make sure to note down your version number beforehand so that tech support can assist.

Why Won’t My ProForm Elliptical Turn Off? 

There are many reasons why your ProForm Elliptical may not turn off, but it’s most likely due to a malfunction, or that your machine may still be connected to bluetooth. One of the main ones is that your batteries may be getting to the end of their lifespan

Try changing your ProForm Elliptical batteries and see if the machine starts working properly again.

Since the ProForm Elliptical works with sensors that activate when noticing movement, your machine may not turn off if it has a loose crank arm. Fortunately, you can address that issue by removing its covers and making sure the crack arms are realigned against the machine’s frame.

The machine’s instructions show how to readjust this component, so don’t worry about not doing it properly. 

However, you can always ask the manufacturer or a gym equipment engineer to check your machine to see if anything else happens with it. 

Bottom Line

Now you know how to safely turn off your ProForm elliptical and what to do if it doesn’t turn off. All you need to do is either turn off the power switch if it has one, if not just step off the machine and it will turn off for you! Remember to safely turn the power off at the socket to avoid premature electrical wear.

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An ex-triathlete, fitness coach and writer with a Masters in Sports Physiology. Fitness is my passion and I've had my fair share of home fitness equipment tried and tested!