Pepler- Have not had one problem with mine. I lost a belt early, and they replaced it free of charge. We do not use it as our main machine though, only used about 6-8 hours a week this past year. I am not sure how many hours you put on yours, but that may have something to do with it. I have had great luck with that machine, as well as all of my Ferris equipment. We have some large properties lined up for this season, so I hope nothing goes wrong. Cross my fingers!!!!! Good luck with it. If there is anything else that I can help with, please let me know. Thanks for looking.