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Worked OK when not squeaking or broken
on March 18, 2014
I purchased this machine 16 months ago. I use it every day for about an hour or so. I don't think it was engineered for this level of use, because I have the same kinds of problems as the other 1* reviewers.
The flywheel assembly sqeaks constantly. Sometimes it'll go away for a few days, then it comes right back. I have to blast music in my headphones to drown it out.
At one point it made some sort of scraping/grinding noise. I got off the machine and let my husband look at it. He just moved the arms around a bit and it seemed to go away.
Now, it started making really horrible sounds. I stopped using it, and asked my husband to check it out again. He opened the flywheel case just enough to look inside with a flashlight, and a broken piece of a wheel came out. Apparently, something inside shattered at some point. Called them up, and they said it might be the flywheel. If it is, they'll send that to us free of charge, but since it's no longer under the 1 year warranty, we have to pay for a technician to install it.
Amazon shows this as currently unavailable, but if they start selling it again BEWARE! It's apparently designed to work just until the warranty expires, and then you're S.O.L. Not really pleased with this. If I'd known it was gonna be a piece of junk, I'd have saved up for a better one.