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My elliptical life fitness has too much resistance even with…

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My elliptical life fitness...

My elliptical life fitness has too much resistance even with 1 setting

Technician's Assistant: What Life Fitness model do you have?

X91

Technician's Assistant: How long has this been going on with your Life Fitness? What have you tried so far?

7 years

Technician's Assistant: Anything else you want the Equipment Expert to know before I connect you?

How can i fix it

Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Exercise Equipment
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Exercise Equipment Technician: J.T., Technician replied 5 months ago
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Hi, this is going to be 1 of 3 things. Your brake assembly ( most likely) the drive belt, or the DC Motor. Are you a someone who is pretty handy? This Repair is a bit in depth
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