Old Eureka Canister Vac - Worth $$ to Fix?
My mother has an old (probably 30 yrs old at least) Eureka canister vacuum w/powerhead which recently lost suction. When I took it to a local vacuum shop, the saleslady said that the motor sounded like it was ready to go out (high pitch sound). She said that they would replace the motor, hose, belt/etc. and clean up the machine for $200. The new motor has only a 30 day warranty.
I am trying to decide if it is worth the investment. I know that many new vacuums are not made nearly as well as some of the older ones ie plastic vs metal case, etc. But $200 is a lot of money to spend, especially if the new motor fails after 30 days or another problem crops up. Maybe that $200 would be better spent on a new vacuum....
I would really appreciate any thoughts or opinions. Thanks!