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Creaking of Pro-Form ZE6 elliptical after 1 year use. All

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JA: Hello. What seems to be the problem?
Customer: Creaking of Pro-Form ZE6 elliptical after 1 year use. All parts removed. Creak isolated to front end comprising drive belt, bearings, drive wheel, crank, tension wheel. What is cause? Can it be fixed by changing belt tension? replacing bearings?....Appreciate your thoughts on this?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Exercise Equipment
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.

Hi there

Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

It depends where the noise is coming from - usually it is the bearings that have gone.

Try applying a little oil around them first - if that helps quieten them down then you know that they may need replacing if the noise comes back.