On Dec 14, 2:44 pm, do firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Well Gee, this is about options isn't it?
I worked for a company who's philosphy is repair it unless the cost of
repair exceeds 35% of the repair.
I have worked for a companies who's philosphy was to replace the
system no matter what.
Here is my advice:
36 years is a great life for a unit, it performed it's design function
beyond it's useful life. This is a GOOD THING!
The question you have to ask, what is next. Yes, you can sink close
to $500 for a new motor. You can even find that guy down that street
that will repair the motor windings for you for peanuts. If you are
doing the repair yourself, than the worst case scenerio is time lost
and less than 35% of replacement. If you aren't doing the repair
The equipment options today are much more efficient. Like I said 36y
is a great life, but I guarantee you aren't driving that 36yo car back
& forth to work nor do you have a 36yo refrig or washer & dryer that
you are subjecting to daily family use.