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Broken treadmill - any point in bothering to fix?

AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, Rooster Endurance Member, Rooster Endurance Officers
Belt slips, motor stops. Anyone ever actually fixed one of these or is it a waste of time to try? It's a Nordic track , around 5 years old, used a lot, MSRP maybe $2500 ish (bought for about $1k on sale).

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    yournotuniqueyournotunique Member, Rooster Endurance Member
    I'd get a quote on service. A 5yr old treadmill isn't all that old and should still have some life in it. Maybe the bad belt is burning out the motor, and it winds up being a relatively easy fix. I'd imagine that the repair will be south of the $1000 that you spent on it, which still would keep it south of the $2500 original price of buying a new equivalent one.
    AaronWebsteyTad_M
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    doyoueventribrodoyoueventribro Member, Rooster Endurance Member
    What was your maintenance schedule like? when was the belt/deck last replaced? I'd have someone have a quick look at it. It probably just needs a new belt.

    Heads up though, a lot of nordic track treadmills have "double sided" decks which means when one side wears out you can just flip it over and use the other side. I didn't know this and bought a new deck when I replaced my belt. I put the new deck on, but eventually when it wears out (probably never based on my mileage) I can just use the old one.
    AaronWebstey
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    I'm not sure @AaronWebstey needs any more encouragement to take off his belt and play with his deck.
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    MartinMartin Member, Rooster Endurance Member

    I'd get a quote on service. A 5yr old treadmill isn't all that old and should still have some life in it. Maybe the bad belt is burning out the motor, and it winds up being a relatively easy fix. I'd imagine that the repair will be south of the $1000 that you spent on it, which still would keep it south of the $2500 original price of buying a new equivalent one.

    Change variables: 12 year old treadmill, paid $1,300. It's Keys Fitness, former Ironman treadmill license holder, since gone bankrupt.
    AaronWebstey
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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, Rooster Endurance Member, Rooster Endurance Officers
    Oh no - it's an AFG. Our last one was NT (I am obviously not its main user). Wish me luck, I'm going in.


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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, Rooster Endurance Member, Rooster Endurance Officers
    I'm already looking for clearance treadmills on Canadian Tire
    kjrunninMartin
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    KHilgendorfKHilgendorf Member, Rooster Endurance Member
    What's wrong with running outside?
    AaronWebsteyMatt
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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, Rooster Endurance Member, Rooster Endurance Officers

    What's wrong with running outside?

    My wife has several injuries and is very nervous to run outside. She loves running outside, and will again someday after she has worked her way up to it, but it's not in the cards as a daily activity right now. She also hates the cold, and is not good on ice/snow.

    TL;DR: #EAD
    Tad_M
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    MattMatt Member, Administrator, Rooster Endurance Member
    You didn't say that it was for her in the first place, ass. We assumed it was for your soon-to-be-former Dad-bod. (that's too many hyphens, #sworry)
    Now fix it yourself for bonus husband points.
    Tad_MCraig_DAaronWebstey

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