Well on my fishing trip this past weekend I had my armature shaft snap on my Minn Kota. I had noticed that the trolling motor had a vibration that I had never noticed before that morning. I ordered the parts to make the repairs myself. If you ever need parts for your Minn Kota trolling motor you can order parts from Northland Marine. They have great turn around time on shipping out the parts and great prices. The total for the parts to repair my unit was $189 for the armature, brush set, seal kit, weedless prop and nut kit.