Are you having trouble getting your Peloton bike to turn on?
The most likely problem with your Peloton bike and bike+ not turning on is a loose or disconnected cable. Peloton bikes come with many cables, so there are many places for the wires to disconnect. Checking that all the wires are securely connected and in place is the easiest way to fix your Peloton.
If you’ve ever inspected your Peloton bike or bike+, you would have noticed many cables on your bike. These cables all contribute to the Peloton’s performance in some other way. However, as you already know, cables come loose or undone from time to time. This article explains all the cable connections to check when your Peloton bike or bike+ won’t turn on.
How To Fix A Peloton Bike Or Bike+ That Won’t Turn On
If you’ve recently bought a Peloton Bike or Bike+ and find that it won’t turn on, you can contact Peloton support as you have a 12-month warranty on your bike and bike+. However, if you’ve had your Peloton bike or bike+ for a while and it’s not under warranty anymore, you might have to fix it yourself.
Fortunately, a Peloton bike and bike+ not turning on has an easy fix in most cases. The bike usually won’t turn on because one of the many cords and cables attached to the bike isn’t secure or has come undone. So, we’ve compiled a list of connections to check when your Peloton bike or bike+ won’t turn on.
1. Check The Power Cord Connection In The Wall Socket
This might seem like an obvious first guess, but sometimes the power cord becomes loose or removed from the wall socket. This is more likely to happen if you have children or pets or your Peloton is in an area where the plugs are often removed.
Check that the Peloton’s power cord is securely plugged into the wall socket and that the wall socket is turned on. Sometimes, there can be a problem with the wall socket and not your Peloton bike or bike+.
Place another device in the wall socket and check if it’s working. If not, the problem lies with the socket. In this case, move to use another wall socket to power your Peloton bike or bike+ and get a technician to fix the wall socket.
2. Check If The Power Cord Is Disconnected From The Power Brick
Another common occurrence that prevents a Peloton bike or bike+ from turning on is when the power cord is disconnected from the power brick. Again, this can sometimes happen if you have children or pets that play near your Peloton.
Ensure that the power cord is securely connected to the Peloton’s power brick on both ends. One cable connects to the wall socket from the power brick, and another connects to the Peloton bike or bike+. Ensure that all the cords are connected, and the connection is secure, as this might be what is preventing your Peloton bike or bike+ from turning on.
3. Check The Power Cord Connection To The Peloton
The final problem related to the power cord is the power cord’s connection to the Peloton bike or bike+. The power adapter that connects to the Peloton bike and bike+ can sometimes become loose or undone. The power adapter is located at the base of your Peloton bike and bike+.
This adapter should be securely connected to the Peloton, and you can remove it and reinsert it to make sure that the connection is secure.
On the Peloton bike+, a tiny white light will turn on when the power adaptor is securely in place, and the Peloton bike+ has a power connection. However, the Peloton bike doesn’t have a light, and you can assume the bike has power when the adapter is securely in place.
4. Check The Connection From The Peloton To The Display Screen
Suppose all the power cord connections are secure, and your Peloton bike or bike+ still isn’t turning on. The problem might be with the cord that connects to the Peloton display screen, in that case. This cord is found at the back of the Peloton display screen. It is on the bottom left on a Peloton bike and the bottom right on a Peloton bike+.
The cord should fit snugly and be fully inserted into the back of the Peloton display screen, or else the screen won’t turn on. Ensure the cord is connected and secure on the Peloton display screen and then try to turn the screen on.
The Peloton display screen’s power button can be located in the top-middle of the screen’s backside. If the power cords are correctly inserted, the screen should light up when you press the power button.
5. The Resistance Mechanism Of The Peloton Bike
Suppose the Peloton bike or bike+ won’t turn on after securing all the other cords. In that case, it’s time to inspect the resistance mechanism. There is a cord connected to the resistance mechanism, which you can find between your Peloton bike and bike+ pedals. This is a tight spot, and it’s difficult to see and maneuver around this area, so you’ll need a flashlight and some patience if this connection is loose.
Fortunately for Peloton bike owners, the resistance mechanism has two connections on the left side, and the connection is covered with a plastic cover. As a result, the connections are more secure and less likely to come undone. However, the Peloton bike+ has only one USB connection on the resistance mechanism. It can come loose or undone relatively easily.
Ensure that the resistance mechanism’s connection is secure and tightly in place before trying to turn the Peloton bike or bike+ on again.
6. The Brake Shroud Connection On The Bike+
Hopefully, your Peloton bike should have no problem turning on and working perfectly again by now. However, if you have a Peloton bike+, one more connection might be causing your Peloton to stay off.
There is another connection above your brake shroud at the base of your handlebar, at the front of your Peloton bike+. This is a USB connection and sometimes comes loose or undone. Ensure that his connection is secure, and you should have no problem getting your Peloton bike+ to start.
These are the most common causes of a Peloton bike or bike+ failing to turn on. However, there might be another cause for the problem in some cases. If you have checked and secured all the connections, and your Peloton bike or bike+ still isn’t turning on, contact Peloton support to help you fix your bike.
The most common cause for a Peloton bike or bike+ refusing to turn on is a disconnected or loose connection. Many connections on the Peloton bike and bike+ can come undone and cause your Peloton to turn off. Check each connection and ensure it is secure and in place before trying to turn your Peloton bike or bike+ on again.