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Extended Warranty Or Not

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My X530 is coming up on warranty expiration and JD been offering an extended warranty now for a couple months. Now I'm down to a couple weeks to decide.
To be honest its pretty rich for an additional two years as long as under the 500hrs mark.
Ive been told that with the quality of these machines that its not practical.
I just want more opinions from real owners and should I be concerned.
My machines are very well maintained and kept in an insulated garage year round.
The only issue Ive ever had was the hour meter fogging up.
Twice its been replaced by Dealer and the second one only lasted 8 months.
Don't know what gives with that. My D170 has 250 hrs and in the same garage and never fogged up. The X530 has 230 hrs. Anyone else with an X500 series had this happen?

Well any input appreciated.
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Hey thanks for the input guys.
I didn't want to out right and say it but that extended warranty is near 700.00
for the additional two years.
I can do just about anything as far as repairs or mods.
In fact I came up with a steel pulley solution for that stupid plastic idler pulley on the main drive belt.
I posted on here about it last year when mine burnt the bearings out and screaming like ****.
Didn't even bother calling warranty service for that.
Funny that someone mentioned the refrigerator cause I did the same thing and bought extra warranty and it way outlasted that time span and ended up selling it after 20 years still working.
And my seat is shot too. And never out in weather. But the old D170 seat is perfect. Go figure.
So I think to pass on the ext. warranty.
If any of you have that plastic pulley issue check out my fix for it here on the forum using JD parts in steel!
God day all and thanks.
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