The resistence is nearly non existent. the machine is less than 2 years old. this has been going on for a while. can anything be done. went to store and was told that the machine has limited resistence to begin with, but it was very much different when i first purchased it. anyone around who can repair this, other than local seekonk MA store. I think this is a magnet problem. once the machine was repaired as the pedal came off and in the process one of the magnets in the wheel was lost and repairman used one of my refrigerator magnets to replace it. He was a nice guy who workwed hard but may not have technical knowledge and he is the only service guy with the store. thanks Mike
Here is a link to the warranty. It is a lifetime, as long as you are the original owner. There is an 800 number where you can get parts and assistance.
If a magnet came out from where it should be, unless you found it on the floor, it is stuck inside the machine. A refrigerator magnet isn't the right way to fix these things. For each magnet on the left, there must be a MATCHING magnet on the right. Installing "just a magnet" will either double the resistance or almost eliminate the resistance. The unit will need to be calibrated once the proper magnet is installed. Make sure you let them know what the repair guy did, so they can get proper repairs done. I used to maintain the equipment for a national fitness chain. I know how frustrating it can be, when you have a 10 step machine that only works for 5 steps. (Just a comparison) Read More At : ® Ect 2100 Elliptical Trainer...