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Heya Everyone, 

I'm new to the forum (first post), and just started last week on a Confidence Power Plus treadmill. I've searched the forums for this question, but wanted to double-check since some of the answers left me wondering.

I'm a little concerned about the motor's performance. 

1) The difference in speed from how fast the band moves before/after I step on it is about a 50% drop. I've never used a treadmill before, is that normal? (I weigh about 175lbs).

2) There is a slight smell after about 15 minutes of use. It doesn't get much worse, but I wanted to see if that's a normal thing. (I use speed 1.5). The plastic casing around the motor is warm to the touch, but not going to melt or anything... 

If it matters—so far I haven't removed the "handlebars," they're simply laid down like they came in the package. I have a short stride, they haven't gotten in the way yet.

Any other Confidence users know from experience? Thanks in advance!

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Comment by bdrhoa on June 5, 2013 at 1:18am

(1) I'm not sure I understand what you're saying, but it doesn't sound normal.
(2) Guess the motor is getting hot?

If you bought it new, I'd take it back or at least talk to someone. If you bought it used, it might just be getting old.

If would be helpful if you linked to the other messages that found. And perhaps comment that so that the original authors will get a notification and then be able to talk with you more.

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