Does anyone else notice that if your machine sets for a week, when you take off everything sqeaks and rattles worse than ever before for a while? I also noticed last week I was smelling an antifreeze smell..
Yes they are a bit noisy on start-up. As for the smell I noticed that on my first one, pulled it in the garage to look it over and found a razor knife cut in the coolant line. Remember the quality of assembly workers is only as good as the the training they get..
And don't forget a lot of companies has went to temp's and they work beside a guy making double what they make with benefits. So think about how much they care about a product. I see it everyday where I work.