I've owned three and indeed they lasted maybe 100 gallons. One caught on fire. One packings blew and paint went all over the internal gear housing and electronics, the other just stopped working all together.I got one of the little graco's from home Depot I put it in a little black container with the yellow lid you get from costco I shoot cabinets with it works great, great for trim, struggles with high build primer but still gets it done. Simple to clean up, be nice to it, store it with paint thinner long term not coro check and you will be set for long time. Graco guy says they last about 50 gallons and he way wrong. . they are good little units.