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The Worst Treadmill You’ve Ever Used: Treadmill Problems from Consumers Like You

Worst Treadmill

Rant about Your Worst Treadmill Experience

If you’ve been using a treadmill for a long time now, chances are, you’ve come across some that did not perform the way they were suppose to or maybe not the way you expected it to.

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These machines are probably overpriced and/or underperforming. Or maybe customer service is simply bad. Too bad that is that it puts you on hold for hours and don't return your calls or emails.

Or maybe the treadmill repair guy they sent you is incompetent and you still have to pay him (a lot) for his services. Or maybe they simply overcharge you for parts or labor that are suppose to be still under warranty.

If you've had one or most of those experiences writen above, chances are you're not satisfied with your treadmill. Maybe you even wish you can turn back time to before you bought your treadmill. (and maybe wish you saw this page at that time)

You can't do anything about your treadmill now (you're stuck with it) but you can do something so that other consumers won't make the same costly mistakes as you did.

You can help them avoid all those marketing hypes and warn them about treadmill problems for your particular unit. In the end, readers of this site will be thankful to you for helping them save money.

Share your experience with visitors of this site. But don’t just tell us what treadmill model it is, rather explain specifically how you were let down by that particular unit and why you think others should avoid it. Just be honest in your reviews and no cursing would be tolerated.

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You can alo write about the few things that you like(if there are any) about your treadmill and make suggestions on how to improve the product or service. (You'll never know, manufacturers might be reading your review)

Note: Please be advised that starting December 2011, I would no longer upload reviews that doesn't really provide any substance to consumers. Also, although not mandatory, try to include your name and location in the box provided to give your reviews more credibility and to get credit for it.

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If you have an excellent treadmill experience you want to share, we’re also interested in that. Please contribute using our Best Treadmill Experience page. Thanks.

Are you on this page just to read other people's rant? Skip the form below and scroll down to read other consumer's treadmill problems and their worst treadmill experiences. These treadmill reviews might prove beneficial to your buying decision.

What Is The Worst Treadmill in Your Opinion?

Did a treadmill fail to meet your expectations? Share it! I'm pretty sure most of my readers would be interested to know your reasons.

Now's your chance to help others avoid costly mistakes of buying the same model.

Below are some questions that you might want to answer in your experience.(optional) Use it as a guideline to your content. Also, I highly recommend you add a picture(up to 4) to your submission.(but also optional) They add more value and credibilty to your readers.

• Tell us something about yourself.(age, weight, height, etc.)
• When did you buy the treadmill?
• Where did you buy it?
• How much did you pay for it?
• How many people use it?
• How many times and how long do you use it?
• What attracted you to this unit?
• What is your concern regarding the machine?
• Have you contacted the manufacturer/seller?
• How was their customer service?
• Do you regret buying this machine?
• What did you like about the machine? Tell us if there are any.
• What would be your recommendation to other consumers interested in this product?
• Are there anything more you would like to add?

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Other Visitors' Worst Treadmill Experience

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Trojan ismart 500 
Bought brand new Trojan ismart 500 from Makro October 2017. Loved my treadmill and used it almost daily for 2.5 years when I received E1 error code. …

Yowza Customer Service 
Their machines might be good quality but you have to be lucky enough to actually receive it. I placed my order first thing on a Monday morning before the …

TRUE 400P 
I bought a True 400P treadmill from Gymsource in August 2004. Never had a problem until August 2008. The only part left on warranty was the motor. I called …

Worst Experience with Ironman Treadmill 
I bought this treadmill about a year and a half ago. From the reviews I read, it was built solid and had a decent (not great) reputation for being a well …

The product did not even last for 2 years. The spare parts took ages to come. Even the company professional themselves doesn’t know what’s wrong with the …

keys 4500t 
Less than 2yrs old. We have had multi service calls. The leisure finess retailer techs sent to our home have been unable to diagnose/fix the machine. …

T 875 Viva Fitness 
My God this is the worst treadmill I had bought, Just after six months its motor has been burnt and the guys who are dealing with this treadmill in Dehradun …

Worst Experience with PreCor Treadmill 
Gotta agree with "Dave". I was a service tech for Precor for 6 years out of Florida and we repaired a ton of Precor treadmills all for issues that were …

Worst Experience with Bladez Treadmill 
Bought it on Saturday, on Sunday the motor stopped working. Worst Customer service. Line is choppy and they refused to refund my money back, instead …

cardio is horrible 
I bought this treadmill from in the spring of 2007. Included in the $2,000+ I paid was an extended warranty. Treadmill worked flawlessly …

Worst Experience with Nordic Track Treadmill  
I bought the NordicTrack 1500 Commercial from Costco because it had a 3.0 CHP motor and 350 user weight capacity. 3 DAYS LATER, and 6 CALLS FOR REPAIR, …

Sportsraft tx 400 
The worst crap ever produced!

bowflex Treadclimber TC3000 
I bought the treadclimber in 2004. I have since replaced the console, motor, circuit board, shocks, drive belt. The rear roller had a bad bearing so I …

FreeMotion® Fitness SmartRun 2.0 Treadmill 
We have had this machine for less than two months and had problems with it from the start. It will not turn on. The company says to un plug it each day …

Worst Experience with Bremshey Treadmill  
Brand new unit stopped working during 1st week of use. E1 message. Service was called but could not repair. A second visit where the lower board, speed …

Jetstream Magnetic Treadmill 
Whenever I run, the treadmill makes this awful clanking sound. Even with my iPod on max, I can hear this clank clank clank... Also, it's permanently inclined … from Sears 
After having Sears repair come out twice within the first two months to lubricate it, a repairman finally told me that "all those models over-heat after …

Trojan TR500 Not rated yet
Terrible purchase. Bought just over 2 years ago. Gave up almost within the 2 years. Was hardly used in that time. Now advised that E10 error warrants …

Horizon T101 Not rated yet
Wish I could give MINUS stars for Horizon AND their parent company, Johnson Health Tech. Non-delivery, refusing to honor our Cancellation Request (i.e., …

Nordic Track FS7i Not rated yet
I've had a very negative experience with the Nordic Track FS7i. Delivery was either to drop at the street or pay an extra $300 for delivery and set …

Bought a Sole F-63 treadmill. Not rated yet
Bought a sole f63 treadmill. The treadmill is about 3 years old with light use most of my running is done outside. Out of the blue a problem the …

Lifespan Pursuit and Pacer Not rated yet
Hi, I'm in my 20's, around 70kg and 165cm. I was looking for something to help me shed some unwanted weight about a year ago in 2016. I couldn't …

Gintell Not rated yet
Plug keeps coming off the treadmill with more intense speed. It is ok if you are using it at 7kph or below. But once you hit 8kph, and above you …

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Sole F80 Not rated yet
Bought this unit from Sears. Less than 1 year of running 3-4 times per week at 7 MPH, our electric breaker would trip. Determined this was because …

Vision T9250 Not rated yet
Works for 3 months then console dies...3 times in two years with very little use...oh joy:-/ I'm not the first to have this problem... …

viva T875 Not rated yet
I too bought viva treadmill 875 and being in warranty period its computer has expired, the running belt is creating a nuisence sound. I purchased it from …

Worst Experience with Weslo Treadmill Not rated yet
Broken storage latch. I have had to tie it up with a cord for safety reasons and its inconvient to use. No room in my condo to leave open. Cannot find …

Worst Experience with Pacemaster Treadmill Not rated yet
Pacemaster service has gone awol. They don’t answer the phone and don’t return email. The website says they have moved and will be up again “soon” …

LiveStrong LS13 Not rated yet
Do not even waste your money on this treadmill... The engine will break easily and the treadmill won't read the safety key... Easily Breakable.. No …

Image 16.0Q Not rated yet
Bought this treadmill from my mother-in-law, boy was that a mistake. It cuts off frequently during walking, its absolute terror if you are running (cutting …

Star Trac E-Tr Not rated yet
We have purchased more then $500K in Star Trac treadmills, bikes, stair climbers, Impact Strength equipment and free weights. I can say now that we have …

DKN T430 Not rated yet
running board is so fragile and broke after a month of moderate workout, the unit seemed to be assembled improperly with some missing pieces that should …

LifeSpan TR1000 Not rated yet
My wife and I just walk on it, though we log about 2 hours a day. I've gone through my fourth motor in 6 months. Granted that the company keeps sending …

interactive 890 golds gym club treadmill Not rated yet
It is an absolute hunk of $1000.00 junk. I have had it for about a year and now the stupid thing does not work anymore. I wish there was something I could …

Worst Experience with Smooth fitness Treadmill Not rated yet
After many months of searching and reading web sites like this one, I ordered a Smooth treadmill online. 1) I order it with a promise delivery date …

Fitness Gear  Not rated yet
Don't buy this treadmill if you want one to last! The deck broke with minimal use! Unfortunately, we were stupid enough to buy a floor model with an extended …

300s Not rated yet
Hardly used and won't after running 10 minutes. Cost me $600 and what a piece of junk.

Sole F63 Not rated yet
I bought it from Dicks sporting stopped working after 2 weeks of use. Dicks wouldn't get it back because they dont have a return policy and …

Worst Experience with proform Treadmill  Not rated yet
"Frustrated" I shared my critique with you if you have read it. Now I,m writing to notify to everyone how "Icon" rectified ,and has gone above and beyond …

True fitness 7.0 Not rated yet
In the course of one month we are on our 2nd treadmill and this one is having the same programing problems. After a very satisfied 15 years with our trotter …

831.295250 Not rated yet
I have one as well, first the Storage latch broke. I had that repaired with a new one, but it broke again. Next the console went out and the whole thing …

Worst Experience with Reebok Treadmill Not rated yet
Bought it. Motor burned out in 6 months. When I contacted customer service, they acted like it was my fault their treadmill was a piece of junk. I hope …

Worst Experience with Horizon Treadmill Not rated yet
I just purchased this used treadmill. I have 30 days to keep or return it. What can you tell me about it. Right off, I can not find an off switch. …

KMF 6516 Not rated yet
I bought this treadmill for $373.00 "a special sale" and used it for 3 months roughly three times a week, I weigh only 162 pounds, and I usually run at …

Star Trac TR901 by Unisen Not rated yet
I am an electrical engineer. I design broadcast transmitters. This treadmill was a spread-spectrum radio jammer. Its electronics (motor control system) …

Spirit 400T  Not rated yet
I bought a Spirit for $1200 21 months ago. It has given me nothing but problems. The customer service stinks, they have sent the wrong parts several …

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