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Death of a Treadmill

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Last week my treadmill belt stopped dead while I was at 3.7 MPH, throwing me backwards completely off of it.

Luckily I was able to keep my head raised so I didn't crack it on the basement floor.

Yesterday a repairman came out and gave me a quote for fixing it: $689, which is out of the question since it only cost $800 14 years ago. The service call was $107. emoticon

I asked him which brands he recommended and he said SOLE. I had never heard of them, so I looked them up. After a fair amount of internet research ended up ordering one!

Now I have to wait patiently until August 25 for it to be delivered.... emoticon
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    Oh yea! An new one! Mine is 18 years old and knock on wood I have a few more years with it. Comes in quite handy. I have not heard of that brand. i will have to google it to find out about it. Hopefully that does not jinx me. emoticon

    That is an insane price to pay to fix it...ugh
    1324 days ago
  • KANOE10
    I am glad you were not hurt. That is scary. I hope you like your new one!
    1324 days ago
  • NANCY-
    So glad that you didn't get hurt.
    Good thinking about asking the repairman what he recommended. I'm sure you will find great ways to pass the time while you wait for the delivery.

    1324 days ago
    Yikes, I often worry about that happening when I'm running at full speed!! Glad you weren't hurt worse.
    But... its cool that you are able to replace it so quickly. Can't wait to hear (and see) all about it.
    1324 days ago
    Never fun to have a big outlay like that -- but think of the medical costs you're avoiding by staying so fit and healthy!!
    1325 days ago
  • SUGAR0814
    Oh no!!! $689 to repair a treadmill?? Crazy!! I have a SOLE treadmill & it's great! Enjoy it! emoticon emoticon
    1325 days ago
    Sounds like a case of attempted murder to me! I'm so glad you survived getting thrown. And the fact that you listened to the repairman's quote without actually killing him, is a testament to your restraint!

    You are an inspiration to me!
    1325 days ago
    Congratulations on wearing out your treadmill!
    1325 days ago
    Good grief! That could have been bad.

    I came close to flying off the back of a treadmill in the middle of a busy gym once but it was because they had the movie Spaceballs playing on the tv overhead. That movie always cracks me up and lost my balance!

    I'm glad you are okay. I hope you love your new treadmill!
    1325 days ago
    An accident that could have been a lot worse -- in addition to being in shape from walking the boards for 14 years, you have great reflexes! Glad your replacement is on its way.

    1325 days ago
    I have this visual about me flying off the back of a dreadmill. Yes, that's dreadmill with a D.
    Don't like them! Well, after 14 years I think you deserve a new one :)
    While you wait for it to arrive... go hiking...
    1325 days ago
    So sorry to hear of the death of your treadmill...always sad to lose a valued piece of equipment!!!
    1325 days ago
    I am pleased you did not get hurt. emoticon
    1325 days ago
    Guess you wore that sucker out!
    1325 days ago
  • VEG954
    So glad you didn't get hurt!
    Broken anything in a body costs much more than a new treadmill!
    1325 days ago
    Hope your new TM is great! Glad you were able to protect your head. I did a real klutzy fall once on a treadmill -- it was not the treadmill's fault, but mine -- but it was no fun at all and it chewed up my MP3 player, too. Glad you are OK. Take care.
    1325 days ago
  • BUTTERFLY-1976
    OMG!!! I'm glad your ok. My biggest fear on the TM is flying off it. That's a crazy amount of $$ to fix it...but I hope you like your new one.
    1325 days ago
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