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Just make sure that all the nuts and bolts are tight otherwise replace the cord which might have lost its strength and may have become elastic.

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  • George Elliot Feb 12, 2012

    This is a pretty old thread, but I just fixed the same problem on mine. Disassemble the 2 side covers on the bottom unit. Mounted on the front post is the magnetic brake controller this is what controls the peddling resistance. The potentiometer (round device with 3 wires soldered to it) needs a shot of electronic contact cleaner - available at Home depot or Radio Shack - a short burst into the opening above the wires will clean it, then use the level control to make it run from L1 to L16 to further clean the contact surface.

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