Ownership requires servicing of anything mechanical. Neglect your car for 10 years and see how that works out. Basic common sense is in short supply these days, and if you are going to deal with folks who want you to squeeze EVERY penny out of the situation, perhaps those folks should move back to a cave and leave the 'lifestyle' they have.
I am assuming that you have not taken apart anything on a stoker stove, because you would know that there is NOT much to rebuild, even with over a decade of abuse. Stoker motors and blower motors wear out, just like alternators and starters on cars, but NOT often. I was going to ask how 'tidy' the area around the fan and stoker motors was, but that is self explanatory.
If someone stuck you in a small room and the only air supply was full of nasty dust, 24/7 for 15 years and an occasional hopper fire to keep you warm.......are you seeing the forest yet, or are the damned trees in the way.......????????????????
If you want to hold hands with the customer for the lifetime of the appliance, best wishes, but even those who have NO CLUE should be willing to pay for the privilege of safety, economy, and reliability!!!!!!!
It is extraordinary that THE OWNERS of Leisure Line respond, 7 days a week, virtually 24 hrs a day and give FREE advise, information and assistance to ANYONE, whether it is their product or not.
.......and you think you can save $34.57 on a couple motors or other parts????????........so screw them?
Last I heard neither Matt or Dave was out on a tropical island; flying around on a personal 747, or ordering up a new fleet of AMG toys.
No rotary auto answer machines.....call....get a real person......heck, even the owner.......that is PRICELESS from my perspective.....and always will be!
If you have what it takes to be an authorized dealer or servicing agent, biting off the hand that feed you MIGHT not be in your best interest.