How long should a garage door opener last??
Need some advice please...
I have a Craftsman 1/3 HP garage door opener that was installed when the house was built 17 years ago. I've had problems maybe 3 or 4 times and had to call a repairman (I'm not mechanically inclined). The most recent call was just three weeks ago...I think it was a bad capacitor ($20 for parts, $75 for labor). Now, it's not working again! Should I continue to repair it or would I be better off just replacing it? How long should one last...I know parts need to be replaced, but is there ever a point where the whole thing is worn out? I hate to be shelling out $100 bucks every time I turn around.
If I do need to replace it, any recommendations as to manufacturer and specs? As I browse this site, I see a lot of problems with Craftsman...are they particularly problematic or does it is just appear that way since there so many of them out there?
Words of wisdom would be appreciated!!