Hello Well, there is a first time for everything! Has anyone seen an auger motor shaft snap? This 2 RPM motor was lying on the bottom inside a Magnum BabyCountrySide. The broken auger motor shaft end was wedged solid in the base of the auger! So we took it into the lab and drilled out the middle of the shaft from the bottom and then a smaller hole in from the side. With many bangs and taps with an awl and hammer it first started to loosen and move sideways. Then all of a sudden after more drilling with the carbide tip drill press it was free and came out with a finger pull! We used the grinding stone to smooth down the auger end, so the collar will slide back on. Then we cleaned the stainless steel auger up with the wire wheel and sprayed it down with the Dry Moly Spray. The new auger motor shaft slid right in.