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How to remove an Ironman or Keys deck

To Remove a Deck on a Keys Built Treadmill

Includes Keys, Ironman, Alliance, HealthTrainer, some Smooth models, some CardioZone models, Galyans, and several other brands.

Step 1

Unplug your treadmill and remove the motor hood from the motor area. Be careful to not pull on any wires in the motor area. This area may need cleaning. The best method is to use a can of compressed air, which can be purchased, at our web site.

Step 2

Remove the 7/16" bolts on the underside of the treadmill. You must fold the treadmill up or turn it on its side to access these bolts. On models with 18" wide belts, DO NOT REMOVE the top and bottom 7/16" bolts. Once these bolts are removed, you can pry the plastic covers up on the side or you can slide the covers toward the rear of the machine (usually the endcaps must be removed to slide it off the back).

Step 3

The walking belt must be loosened before moving on. Follow the instructions provided in your owner's manual to make this adjustment. If you have lost your owner's manual, follow the directions provided from the troubleshooting link on our home page. Be careful to not remove these bolts from the rear roller or the slack roller of your treadmill.

Step 4

If your treadmill is equipped with side handrails, these must be removed before the deck will be able to be slide from its mounting position. Follow the directions in your owner's manual to remove these rails, if necessary.

Step 5

Once the belt is loosened, you can slide the deck out of the belt.

Step 6

Replace the deck and reverse the steps listed above. If you have any questions or need additional assistance, please email us.

In many instances, we suggest that the entire unit be replaced. Other problems can persist such as rusting of the frame and corrosion of wiring and other parts. Unless the treadmill is very expensive, replacement is usually the lowest-cost option.