So the problem is that the belt got pushed all the way to the left, and was cutting in to the plastic. And I didn't know. Okay, maybe there were some warning signs (like that rumbling it did from time to time). But I didn't think much about it. No telling how long this was going on, but it cut a groove into the plastic, which you can see below.
It also cracked the metal on the roller, and shredded the side of the belt.
Running is my outlet. I can technically live without it, but of all the things I could sacrifice in my life, this is one thing I really can't imagine doing without. I'd rather give up my cell phone, chocolate books, movies, and maybe even hot showers! I don't blog about it that much, because there is more to me than just running, but it is such a HUGE part of what fills my life with happiness and health.
I ordered a couple of parts and Paul is going to try to doctor up the treadmill when they arrive, since a service call on it would be $168. Hopefully he can figure out how to replace the parts and get things moving again.
Until the fate of my treadmill is decided, you all might just want to stay away. I'm going to be really grouchy (insert Grinch theme music here).
Readers, do you have a modern device you just can't live without?