Do Peloton treadmills have safety keys?

Do Peloton treadmills have safety keys?

There are two sides to the safety key: a magnetic key side and a clip side. While using the Tread, the key side should stay linked to the Peloton Tread or Tread+, while the clip side should be fastened to your shirt or jeans. Pull the rope to pull out the key if you need to stop the Tread. Note that other people can use the Tread as well.

The key is required for certain exercises like climbing stairs or sitting down. If no key is attached during these activities, they cannot be performed.

The key is also necessary in case of emergency. For example, if the cable were to break off during use, it could cause serious injury if someone was walking down the street with it still connected to your machine.

The key is located on the back of the Tread belt loop. To attach it, first link the belt loops together (like they do on bicycles), then slide the key over them and secure it with the clip.

It's important to wear clothing that will allow you to easily access the key side of the Tread. Shorts or pants with zippers or buttons up the back are good choices. A T-shirt will not protect your skin enough so we recommend wearing a bra instead.

If you forget to put the key on before using the Tread, you can download the Peloton App from Google Play or the Apple App Store.

How does a treadmill safety key work?

Treadmills are programmed to use a safety key. When you place the key into the console, it activates a switch that permits electrical current to flow and activates the treadmill features. When safety keys are not properly stored, they might become misplaced or destroyed. This could allow someone else to use your treadmill without knowing the proper buttons must be pressed for it to operate.

The key should never be left in the on position. If it is, then the machine will continue to run unless it is shut off by removing the key or pressing another button for this purpose.

If you lose your key, have it scanned at any authorized Keyless Treadmill Dealer. The dealer will need to program your machine and it will be ready to use again.

Can a universal key be used on a treadmill?

Depending on the type of safety key you own, universal keys may also be available. Keep in mind that the safety key is there for a purpose. Do not attempt to bypass the switch or rebuild the treadmill around it. This raises the likelihood of bodily damage or fire.

To prevent the line from pulling through the hole, insert a length of 3/16-inch diameter braided cord into the hole and tie an overhand knot. Trim the braided cord to around 36 inches in length. Connect the free end of the line to a plastic spring clip used to secure the cord to your clothing when working out on the treadmill.

Will any magnet work for the treadmill safety key?

You may use any magnet to construct the circuit and make the machine functional for treadmills that use a magnet as part of the key. Treadmill safety keys are really inexpensive. Amazon sells a variety of keys for less than $10. If you have children or pets, the key is critical for their protection. You should buy a new key every time your treadmill's belt moves 15 feet or more because the old one will no longer function.

The best way to install a new key on a treadmill from scratch is to remove the original key first. Then follow the instructions below to construct a new magnetic circuit and attach it to the back of the unit with double-sided tape.

This process takes about 30 minutes total. Once complete, be sure to replace the original key with the new one before using the treadmill again.

The good news is that once you've done this process once, replacing the key is as easy as taking off the old one and putting in the new one. Each key lasts for several years of continuous use if you don't push it too hard!

For help installing a new belt, see our article on how to install a new belt.

About Article Author

Harry Mcquillen

Harry Mcquillen is a sports enthusiast and passionate about his work. He has over 10 years of experience in the industry, and loves to share his knowledge with others. In his free time he likes to workout at the gym, play basketball, and travel around the world to watch sports competitions.

Disclaimer is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to

Related posts