Onewheel Troubleshooting Guide

There is never fun to have problems with your beloved board. Here is a troubleshooting guide to finding solutions for some of the most common issues you can have with the Onewheel.

If your board is indicating an error code (a yellow or red blinking indicator light) that’s a good way to start. Some problems will not show an error code and might need more investigation.

Onewheel GT Problem red light
Onewheel GT with Red Error Code (Error Code List)
  1. First, is your board blinking yellow/red indicating an error code?
    If yes you can then find the corresponding failure here, The Complete list of Onehweel error codes. It describes the error codes and the most common way to fix them.
  2. Are you having problems with your footpad sensor?
    If you are having problems with your footpad sensor then check this post about how to fix the most common sensor failure on the Onewheel. It´s not uncommon that the board has a hard time activating or you lose pressure on one sensor pad during the ride.
  3. Onewheel rides away by itself. This is described as ghosting and is the most common issue on the Onewheel GT. Make sure that you have the latest firmware installed as there has been a bug fix. There is also a recall issued on the front footpad that holds the sensors, enter your serial number on the official homepage,, to check if you are affected.
  4. Puncture and flat tire?
    We all will have a puncture on our devices at some point. Future Motion has put some slime inside the tire and it will fix most small leakages. Want to learn more read “How to fix a flat tire on your Onewheel (Puncture, Leak)”. If you are frequently having problems the recommendation is to install a better sealant like Armor-Dilloz.
  5. Is your board doing a “Captain Morgan” with almost full battery?
    Then it might be a bad cell. Check out Onewheel nose up with almost full battery (Captain Morgan) explaining how to diagnose your board and fix the problem.
  6. If you got a Onewheel Pint and there is a sound coming from your board when shaking it. Then you most likely got the power button nut. Stop riding, turn it off and fix it, for a complete guide check out, Open Onewheel Pint Controller box (Fix rattle)
  7. Is sound coming from the motor?
    It could be the normal sound coming from the motor. Is the motor working or it could be the hub bolts that are getting untightened? The bolts usually give a more “clicking” sound. Tightening the bolts will fix this issue.

If you haven’t found the solution to your problem it’s always a good idea to send a request to FM. Sometimes and if you are out of warranty another good idea is to go to any of the Onewheel groups on Facebook and the Onewheel subreddit.