Working @ 100 Calories Per Hour
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!