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You get what you pay for
Reviewed in the United States on October 16, 2019
I bought this rowing machine 4 months ago. I'm 5' 9" and weigh 150lbs. The machine worked fine for most of the time. It was a pretty good value - I was looking for a budget machine that would allow me to get a combination of cardio and strength training in. One of the annoying things about the machine is the placement of the handle in between the knees, making it a bit clunky to hold without bumping into your knees. Also the length of the tension cable seems a bit short. It worked pretty well for a while, but after 4 months of use, one off the ball bearings for the seat roller broke. It should be a pretty easy fix if I could find a replacement part, but I'm having a very hard time finding any contact info for the manufacturer. I reached out to the seller on Amazon and one other website that looks like it might be the manufacturer (unsure) to see about getting a replacement part, but I have not heard anything yet.
Update: The manufacturer states that they normally do not ship replacement parts. In this case, I did hear back from them and they sent out some replacement parts for me. However, it took about 2 months for them to arrive. In the meantime, I fixed it myself. I went to a local hardware store and found out that the ball bearing that broke is a 608ZZ. You should be able to easily find these online. In order to replace the ball bearing, you will need to remove the seat and rollers from the rest of the rowing machine. Disassemble the rollers. Then you will need to pry the existing/broken ball bearing out of the roller and replace it. I used one of the 90 degree flat head screw drivers (the ones with a right angle used to get into tight places). Once the existing ball bearing has been removed, you can slide a new on in its place. So far 3 of the 4 ball bearings on my machine have broken since I purchased it 7 months ago.