So my treadmill died a horrible slow death. It started out with a low whine from the motor then progressed to a burning electrical smell after about 2 minutes then finally a thump, thump, thump, whack sound every three or four steps.
I looked online for a new motor but the cost of that and a new belt was over $500 so it was time to donate it to the junk yard for scrap metal.
Started saving my pennys and went out to costco and got the : NordicTrack Commercial ZS for $849
Threadmill Dr says : Our best buy winner in the $1000 range! This is essentially the Commercial 1500 from last year updated with a refined console and ifit capability. That was the one shortcoming of the 1500 model but our guess is that Costco will sell a bunch of these again this year.
So back and walking again!!!