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Good value treadmill, assembly quality not so good.
on April 11, 2011
Today I received my Horizon T101 treadmill ordered last week. Five stars for Amazon, their shipping speed is always impressive!
The treadmill comes in a huge package, every components are properly cushioned, and are in perfect condition when I opened it.
The assembly is not too hard. Just to tighten a few bolts. It can be done with one person if you do it the right way, but I recommend to have two people doing it.
I did not meet the misaligned screw holes problem mentioned by other people, everything put up easily.
However when I finished assembly and lubricated the deck belt to do a test run, the treadmill stopped 10 seconds after starting, showing a mysterious E1 error.
According to some online discussion, the E1 error means speed sensor malfunction.
I opened up the front cover and find that the motor is installed too left from the proper position, which causes the drive belt to rub with the speed sensor cable.
(I posted a picture showing the problem)
I reinstalled the motor to its correct position and repaired the damaged cable. Now it seems to work properly.
But I just don't understand how this obvious defect passed QA test? I'm buying a brand new treadmill, shouldn't everything just work right out of the box?
I'm giving this product 3 stars because I'm expecting some glitches given the value price. It would be an 1 star if it were a $1500 treadmill.
My suggestion is that it is indeed a good value treadmill. Probably nothing better than it in the $600 price range. However you should not expect perfect quality from the product.