Peloton Tread Blinking Red Light – Why Won’t My Peloton Tread Turn on?

Some owners of the Peloton tread have run into an issue where after pressing the wake button, rather than turn on as normal, the wake button will instead flash red several times.

The first thing to try is to detach and re-attach the magnetic safety sensor. This can sometimes come loose and cause the Tread to get confused. This isn’t the most common solution, but it’s the easiest to try, so try that first!

If you are still having problems, the next solution to fix this is by doing a complete power down of the Tread. First, find the power button on the bottom right of the Tread base. Turn this switch to off. Unplug the Tread’s power from the wall. Wait somewhere from 5-10 seconds until you hear a “click” sound. Plug the power back in and swap the power switch back to “On”. Wake your Tread back up.

In most cases, this will fix the issue of your Peloton Tread having blinking red lights, and not turning on. An alternative solution, if this still does not fix it or it continues to happen, would be to do a factory reset (you don’t lose any data, but might have to log back in and re-adjust settings).


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Chris L
Chris is the founder of Pelo Buddy. He purchased his Peloton in 2018, and has been riding and running ever since. You can find him on the leaderboard at #PeloBuddy.

1 Comment

  • Kimberly says:

    I recently purchased a tread plus and loved it. About a week after the recall, my tread will not turn on. I have confirmed that there is power running to the tread (the red power button is on) but everything else is non-responsive. I have tried several things to trouble shoot- with the help of the support team at Peloton- with no luck. Any one else running into this? Any ideas? I don’t think they are sending any techs out until they get more clarity on the recall.

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