Life Fitness X8 Elliptical User Comments

by Brett
(Laingsburg, MI, USA)

I purchased the Life Fitness X8 elliptical on 10/23/2010. It had a clicking noise in right rear. Serviceman replaced a coupler on 12/10/2010. Heard more noise: serviceman on 4/20/2011 stated writing on belt causing noise. (I can live with that). However, noise again coming from right rear where coupler replaced. I did extensive research before purchasing. I should've bought a Precor elliptical trainer instead.

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Jul 13, 2011
Banging in right rear from flywheel
by: Anonymous

I also have a Life Fitness X8. I bought it used. It is still a very new unit. It has a large banging noise from the right rear flywheel area. I can not isolate the banging. I thought it was the spot where the left foot bar connected to the flyheel. However, after examination, this doesn't appear to be the case. Weird construction there as the bolt that the bearings ride upon has a gap between the shaft of the bolt and the inner sleeve of the bearing itself. It appears as though the concept of the construction requires that the bearing be held in place purely by the tightness of the bolt assembly. So the inner bearing sleeve never contacts the bolt. Tightening this bolt doesn't stop the banging. Any help in fixing this would be appreciated.

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