Short answer: NO
Slightly longer answer: NO, I am on my second 2018 Kickr. First one had the replacement part, but afterwards made new and exciting noises. Clearly not enough testing, not enough refinement in production, no quality control, possible design flaws(?).
Am quite literally staggered that I have spent so much for such a flawed machine. Not just Wahoo though. I also purchased Garmin’s Vector 3 pedal last year and it had basic issues with the battery door requiring a repacement part, and frankly I just don’t trust the equipment anymore.
I used to own a Concept 2 rowing machine an equivalently priced machine, and one that you’d expect to survive industrial levels of abuse. It never missed a beat. Why would it. The difference is that the C2 was the only rowing machine any one would seriously buy, the rest being toys, novelties and pale imitations. MAybe there are just too many difference types of smart trainer, and we maybe a few need to be weeded out and then we can start to expect manufacturers selling lots of the same model, and refining quality not just adding function. Who knows. Bottom line, explaining to my family why I have spent £1500 on equipment that “just doesn’t work” is pretty hard…