My Gazelle Squeaks! How Do I Fix It?
I’ve only had my Gazelle by Tony Little for two days and already it squeaks. Apparently this is not an uncommon problem. I learned this when I googled My Gazelle squeaks, how do I fix it? and was taken to page, post and forum about the problem. The problem was most people didn’t have a solution. I even read where one couple had purchased three Gazelles so far and had given each away when they started squeaking. That seems like a drastic solution, not to mention an expensive one.
From what I can tell the squeaking originates from the right side foot, where the two pieces of metal are joined with a bolt or screw or some kind of fastener. The pieces were joined when I put the Gazelle together so I am not sure how to take them apart to lube them up. I did spray a little WD40 into it as best I could but it only made the squeaking a little less annoying. I have a feeling I’m going to have to take the piece apart and I’m not looking forward to that. I’m also pretty sure it will void any warranty so I am a bit hesitant to take it apart.
I can live with the squeaking but it’s disappointing that it’s an issue. On the video I watched before I purchased the Gazelle there were three of them going for most of the video. Not one was squeaking so I am sure there is a way to fix it.
Of course it might just be that the Gazelle is straining under my considerable girth even though I am about 100lbs under the maximum weight for the machine.
Even though my Gazelle Glider squeaks I still love it. I’m able to use it without any joint pain. It actually helps me stretch my leg muscles which is something I desperately need to do on a daily. I was a little sore this morning, something I am pleased about because that means I’m actually using my muscles, and once I limbered up I noticed an actual spring in my step! And that’s after only two days using the machine.