The motor continues to work but leaking. Based on the play the bearing is shot. This is a JD special Porter....two years old. Has anyone had any luck in replacing those two outside bearing and extended life? I haven't taken it apart so I don't know if the coupling shaft is damaged a lot...I think I caught the failure pretty early. The cost of the coupling shaft is $180 so I definitely not going to replace that....the bearings and seals would be around $60.