Peloton Won’t Turn On (6 Easy Fixes)

Sometimes, we’re ready to kick-start our day with a good workout on the Peloton, only to find that it stubbornly refuses to turn on. Trust me, I’ve been there, and I can empathize with the frustration. However, before calling for a professional repair service, let me share some easy solutions I’ve personally tested and found effective.

1. Check the Power Cord

Firstly, disconnect your power cord from both the outlet and the Peloton. Inspect it for any visible signs of damage, such as cuts, frays, or burns. After confirming it’s in good shape, reconnect it securely to the Peloton and the power outlet.

Check the Power Cord


2. Inspect the Power Switch

Locate the power switch on your Peloton – it’s usually at the back of the touchscreen. Make sure it is in the ON position. If there’s debris or damage, clean it gently with a soft cloth or brush.

3. Reset the Peloton

To reset your Peloton, press and hold the power button (usually located on the top of the display) until you see the Peloton logo on the screen. This might take about 15 seconds. Once the logo appears, let go of the button and wait for your Peloton to restart.

Reset the Peloton

4. Examine the Power Outlet

Plug a different device (like a lamp or a phone charger) into the same power outlet. If the device powers up, your outlet is functional. If not, you might need to check your circuit breaker or try a different outlet.

5. Update Peloton’s Software

To update your Peloton’s software, connect it to Wi-Fi, navigate to the settings menu (top right corner of the home screen), and select ‘Device Settings’. Then, click on ‘System updates’. If an update is available, follow the prompts to install it. Remember, your Peloton must be connected to a power source during this process. )

Update Peloton's Software

6. Physical Component Inspection:

Certainly! When conducting a physical component inspection for a Peloton that won’t turn on, it involves a thorough examination of the bike’s exterior and visible components to identify any visible damages, irregularities, or potential issues that might be affecting its functionality. Here’s a breakdown of what this inspection might entail:

  1. External Examination: Start by visually inspecting the entire Peloton bike. Check for any signs of physical damage, such as cracks, dents, scratches, or any other visible abnormalities on the frame, handlebars, seat, pedals, or any other external parts. Ensure there are no loose parts or components that seem out of place.
  2. Cables and Connections: Follow the cables from the power source to where they connect to the bike. Ensure all cables are securely plugged into their respective ports and that there are no frayed wires or visible damage along the cable length. Sometimes, loose or damaged cables can disrupt the power flow and prevent the bike from turning on.
  3. Pedals, Crank, and Flywheel: Inspect the pedals, crank arms, and the flywheel for any obstructions or irregularities. Sometimes, foreign objects or debris might get lodged within these areas, impeding the bike’s movement or causing it to malfunction.
  4. Belt or Chain Drive: If your Peloton model uses a belt or chain drive system, check for any wear and tear. Ensure the drive mechanism is properly aligned and tensioned. A loose or damaged belt/chain can lead to power issues or unusual noises when trying to start the bike.
  5. Electrical Components: Carefully examine any visible electrical components, such as the power port, buttons, or any indicators or lights on the console. Look for signs of corrosion, loose connections, or burn marks that could indicate electrical problems.
  6. Battery Compartment (if applicable): For models that have a battery, open the compartment and check the battery contacts for corrosion or any signs of damage. Ensure the battery is properly seated and has sufficient charge.
  7. User Interface and Controls: Check the user interface, including the touchscreen or buttons, for responsiveness or any visible defects. Sometimes, unresponsive controls can indicate underlying issues that prevent the bike from powering on properly.
  8. Safety Features: Some Peloton models have safety mechanisms like magnetic sensors or emergency stops. Ensure these features are not engaged or stuck, as they could prevent the bike from starting.

By thoroughly examining these physical components, connections, and parts of the Peloton bike, you may identify visible issues that could be contributing to the problem of the bike not turning on. If any abnormalities or concerns are found during this inspection, addressing or rectifying them might potentially resolve the startup issue. If unsure or uncomfortable performing these checks, seeking professional assistance or contacting Peloton support is advisable.

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Benjamin Johnson

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