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IMPORTANT PRECAUTIONS WARNING: To reduce the risk of serious injury, read the following important precau- tions before using the elliptical exerciser. 1. Read all instructions in this manual and all warnings on the elliptical exerciser before using the elliptical exerciser. 2.
BEFORE YOU BEGIN Congratulations for selecting the new NordicTrack CX 998 elliptical exerciser. The CX 998 is an incredi- bly smooth exerciser that moves your feet in a natural elliptical path, minimizing the impact on your knees and ankles. And the unique CX 998 features adjustable resistance and incline to help you get the most from your exercise.
ASSEMBLY Assembly requires two persons. Place all parts of the elliptical exerciser in a cleared area and remove the packing materials. Do not dispose of the packing materials until assembly is completed. In addition to the included allen wrenches, assembly requires a phillips screwdriver wrenches , a rubber mallet As you assemble the elliptical exerciser, use the drawings below to identify the small parts used in assembly.
2. Identify the Pivot Axle (14), which is the longer of the two axles. Slide a Ramp Cover (48) onto an M6 x 16mm Patch Screw (76) as shown. Tighten the Patch Screw into one end of the Pivot Axle. Apply a small amount of the included grease to the Pivot Axle.
5. Slide a Weld Spacer (119) onto the axle on the left side of the Upright (2), with the open side of the Weld Spacer facing the Upright. Apply a generous amount of grease to the axle. Hold one of the Upper Body Arms (118) with one hand, hold the Upper Body Leg (31) with your other hand, and slide the Upper Body Arm onto the axle on the left side of the Upright (2).
7. Apply a liberal amount of grease to the barrel of each M8 x 79mm Bolt Set (65). Identify the Left Pedal (10), which has a notch near the right side. Place the Left Pedal on the Left Pedal Leg (4). Have a second person hold the bracket on the left Upper Body Leg (31) inside of the bracket on the Left Pedal Leg, and hold a Pedal Wheel (28) inside of the bracket on the left Upper Body Leg.
HOW TO USE THE ELLIPTICAL EXERCISER HOW TO PLUG IN THE POWER CORD This product must be Grounded Outlet Box grounded. If it should malfunction or break down, grounding Grounding Pin provides a path of least Grounded Outlet resistance for electric current to reduce the risk of electric shock.
CONSOLE DIAGRAM Note: If there is a sheet of clear plastic on the face of the console, remove it before using the console. FEATURES OF THE CONSOLE The advanced console offers a selection of features designed to make your workouts more enjoyable and effective.
HOW TO USE THE MANUAL MODE Press any button on the console or begin pedaling to turn on the console. Make sure that the power cord is properly plugged in (see page 9). To activate the con- sole, press any button or begin pedaling. After a few seconds, the displays will light.
Note: The console can show speed and distance in either miles or kilo- meters. The letters MPH or Km/H will appear in the lower display to show which unit of measurement is selected. To change the unit of measurement, first hold down the Start button for a few seconds.
HOW TO USE A PRESET PROGRAM Press any button on the console or begin pedaling to turn on the console. See step 1 on page 11. Select one of the eight preset programs. To select one of the eight preset pro- grams, press the Resistance/Pace Programs button...
Monitor your progress with the displays. See step 4 on page 11. Measure your heart rate if desired. See step 5 on page 12. Turn on the fan if desired. See step 6 on page 12. When you are finished exercising, the con- sole will automatically turn off.
Hold the handgrip pulse sensor. To use a heart rate program, you must use the handgrip pulse sensor. It is not necessary to hold the handgrip pulse sensor continuously during the program; however, you should hold the hand- grip pulse sensor frequently for the program to operate properly.
HOW TO CONNECT YOUR CD PLAYER, VCR, OR COMPUTER To use iFIT.com CDs, the elliptical exerciser must be connected to your portable CD player, portable stereo, home stereo, or computer with CD player. See pages 16 and 17 for connecting instructions. To use iFIT.com videocassettes, the elliptical exerciser must be con- nected to your VCR.
HOW TO CONNECT YOUR HOME STEREO Note: If your stereo has an unused LINE OUT jack, see instruction A below. If the LINE OUT jack is being used, see instruction B. A. Plug one end of the audio cable into the jack beneath the console.
HOW TO CONNECT YOUR VCR Note: If your VCR has an unused AUDIO OUT jack, see instruction A below. If the AUDIO OUT jack is being used, see instruction B. If you have a TV with a built-in VCR, see instruction B. If your VCR is connected to your home stereo, see HOW TO CONNECT YOUR HOME STEREO on page 17.
HOW TO USE AN IFIT.COM CD OR VIDEO PROGRAM To use an iFIT.com CD or video program, the elliptical exerciser must be connected to your CD player or VCR. See HOW TO CONNECT YOUR CD PLAYER, VCR, OR COMPUTER on pages 16 to 18. To pur- chase iFIT.com CDs or videocassettes, call the toll- free telephone number on the front cover of this manual.
HOW TO USE PROGRAMS DIRECTLY FROM OUR WEB SITE Our Web site at www.iFIT.com allows you to play iFIT.com programs directly from the internet. To use programs from our Web site, the elliptical exerciser must be connected to your home computer. See HOW TO CONNECT YOUR COMPUTER on page 17.
MAINTENANCE AND TROUBLESHOOTING Inspect and properly tighten all parts of the elliptical exerciser regularly. Replace any worn parts immedi- ately. For smooth operation of the elliptical exer- ciser, inspect and clean the ramp regularly using a soft cloth and mild detergent.
HOW TO REMOVE THE SIDE SHIELDS AND THE FLYWHEEL COVERS The Left and Right Side Shields (15, 16) must be removed before the reed switch or the drive belt can be adjusted. To remove the Side Shields, remove the indicated Screws (69, 95, 97). Note which hole each Screw is removed from;...
CONDITIONING GUIDELINES WARNING: Before beginning this or any exercise pro- gram, consult your physician. This is espe- cially important for persons over the age of 35 or persons with pre-existing health problems. The pulse sensor is not a medical device. Various factors, including the user's move- ment, may affect the accuracy of heart rate readings.
PART LIST—Model No. NEL7095.2 Key No. Qty. Description Frame Upright Ramp Left Pedal Leg Right Pedal Leg Rear Stabilizer Rear Stabilizer Cover Front Stabilizer Front Stabilizer Cover Left Pedal Right Pedal Incline Motor Incline Axle Pivot Axle Left Side Shield Right Side Shield Console Right Flywheel Cover...
Key No. Qty. Description Lower Foam Grip Water Bottle Holder 7.6mm Spacer Wheel Bushing M8 x 19mm Patch Screw Wheel Belt Pulse Extension Wire Upper Wire Harness Power Cord Power Socket Upper Body Arm Note: # indicates a non-illustrated part. Specifications are subject to change without notice. See the back cover of this manual for information about ordering replacement parts.