I have two VL Whispers in two different cities. I love them but they both have issues. The one I use the most was made in 2006 so I've probably had it close to that long with no issues. This morning I press the pedal & it does nothing. Checked all connections, turn on & off and it works until I stop the pedal, then nothing. A couple of times it sounded like something was brushing the wheel then stopped as the speed was increased. A couple of times it started going the opposite direction (without switching) very slowly - yikes. I went through this this several times to complete a bit of work to finish a commission but I don't think it will miraculously fix itself. My other Whisper does a similar thing in that the pedal won't make the wheel turn, except with this one I just turn it on and off at the switch and it works & has done that for years. It does not reverse itself & it does not give me the brushing sound. Any ideas?? Thanks!